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Births — Naval Hospital Oak Harbor

  • Feb 21, 2015 at 2:00AM

MAGGIE MAE YOST, 5 pounds, 7.5 ounces, was born Feb. 3. She is the daughter of Kraig and Sarah Yost.

Couple weds at Bellingham mansion

  • Feb 21, 2015 at 2:00AM

Michelle Townsdin and Tyler Kellogg were married on Oct. 5 at the Lairmont Manor in Bellingham. The bride is the daughter of Peggy Darst Townsdin and James Townsdin, of Oak Harbor.

Bridal show returns to Whidbey

  • Jan 28, 2015 at 2:00AM updated Feb 20, 2015 at 1:14PM

A bridal show is returning to the Oak Harbor Best Western Plus Harbor Plaza and Conference Center Feb. 21.

Army helicopter crews train to survive under water at NAS Whidbey pool

  • Feb 18, 2015 at 6:00AM updated Feb 20, 2015 at 9:50AM

A trainee’s first step is to learn to pull oxygen from a small air tank while under water.

Navy veteran and her husband serve up Southern comfort on Whidbey

  • Feb 18, 2015 at 5:00AM updated Feb 20, 2015 at 9:47AM

There’s something about a smoky scent that appeals to Barbara Bennett’s senses and soul.

Hunt ready to serve as Oak Harbor School Board president again

  • Feb 18, 2015 at 6:00AM updated Feb 20, 2015 at 9:46AM

About a year after stepping down from the role, Peter Hunt reassumed the position as board president of the Oak Harbor School Board last week.

NAS Whidbey personnel honored for Oso response

  • Feb 18, 2015 at 4:00AM updated Feb 20, 2015 at 9:46AM

As part of Washington state’s annual Navy Day celebration, Gov. Jay Inslee recognized seven Whidbey Island Naval Air Station personnel on Feb. 11 for their actions rescuing seven people from the Oso mudslide last year.

NAS Whidbey open house will highlight history of EA-6B Prowler

  • Feb 18, 2015 at 4:00AM updated Feb 20, 2015 at 9:46AM

In recognition of the retirement of the venerable EA-6B Prowler, Whidbey Island Naval Air Station is holding an open house

Oak Harbor High School culinary program among the ‘Elite 50’

  • Feb 18, 2015 at 5:00AM updated Feb 20, 2015 at 9:45AM

Oak Harbor High School’s culinary program is now recognized as one of the top 50 high school hospitality programs in the country.

Surplus state-held water rights targeted for irrigation, local uses

  • Feb 20, 2015 at 9:34AM

Local communities could have more access to water if legislators succeed in implementing a new system of leasing surplus state-owned water rights.

Coupeville's season ends with overtime loss | Girls basketball

  • Feb 19, 2015 at 10:14PM

The Coupeville High School girls basketball team's season ran out of steam when it ran out of players in a 50-44 overtime loss to 10th-ranked Seattle Christian in the District 3 1A tournament Wednesday, Feb. 18.

Whidbey Animals' Improvement Foundation shelter campaign nearing its goal, with community’s help

  • Feb 18, 2015 at 5:00AM updated Feb 19, 2015 at 9:16AM

When completed, Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation’s new building will greatly increase the nonprofit agency’s capacity.

Oak Harbor 9th at national orienteering meet | NJROTC

  • Feb 19, 2015 at 8:32AM

The Oak Harbor High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corp orienteering team finished ninth in the Navy National Championships Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 14 and 15, at Vasquez Rocks Regional Park in Agua Dulce, Calif.

Oak Harbor holistic doctor arrested for practicing without a license

  • Feb 17, 2015 at 2:00PM updated at 4:15PM

A woman practicing holistic medicine at a clinic in Oak Harbor was arrested early Tuesday after police served a search warrant at the State Highway 20 location. Beckius Arely Jimenez was arrested for practicing medicine at Whidbey Naturals Alternative Medicine without a license, according to Oak Harbor police.

There’s no appeasing the ‘unappeasable’ | Letter

  • Feb 18, 2015 at 3:00AM

I begin by stating this patriotic missive is solely in the concern of public safety –- with great reluctance and reflection with a sense of responsibility to those local voices working to coexist with Outlying Field Coupeville.

Heritage Bank to change signs at Whidbey locations

  • Feb 18, 2015 at 3:00AM

Heritage Bank will start the process of updating branch signage at all Whidbey Island Bank offices.

Entrants sought for Oak Harbor St. Paddy’s Parade

  • Feb 18, 2015 at 2:00AM

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Oak Harbor will take place at 4 p.m., Tuesday, March 17, in downtown.

Looking Back: Petition calls for special election on incorporation

  • Feb 18, 2015 at 3:00AM

Notice was given that a petition asking for the calling of a special election to vote on the proposition of incorporating the town of Oak Harbor would be filed with the Board of County Commissioners March 1.

Bipartisan transportation plan calls for gas tax hike

  • Feb 17, 2015 at 2:23PM

After 22 months of negotiations, four senators—two Republicans and two Democrats—have unveiled a $15 billion transportation package with an 11.7 cents-per-gallon gas tax increase at its revenue core.

Oak Harbor man finishes Army training

  • Feb 18, 2015 at 2:00AM

Army Pvt. Johnathon S. Sardega has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

Taxpayer outraged by hospital’s secrecy | Letter

  • Feb 18, 2015 at 3:00AM

I really appreciated the editorial, “New hospital CEO must back promises with action.”

WAIF a worthy recipient of your contributions | In Our Opinion

  • Feb 18, 2015 at 3:00AM

Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation is well on its way to having a new shelter for the island’s homeless pet population.

BC's rugged defense stymies Wolves | Girls basketball

  • Feb 17, 2015 at 9:00AM updated at 12:39PM

Bellevue Christian used a physical defense to slow the Coupeville High School girls basketball team and hand the Wolves a 50-33 loss in the district tournament at Sumner High School Monday, Feb. 16.

Wolves fall in district tournament | Boys basketball

  • Feb 17, 2015 at 8:00AM updated at 12:39PM

For the Coupeville High School boys basketball team, its 59-36 district tournament loss at Cascade Christian in Puyallup Saturday, Feb. 14, was the end of the season. The game, however, marked a beginning as well.

What’s in store for Oak Harbor Safeway, Albertsons?

  • Feb 14, 2015 at 6:00AM updated Feb 17, 2015 at 9:27AM

For 21 years, Mike Russo has made it almost a daily habit to stop by the Safeway store in Oak Harbor.

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