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Need ideas for book lovers?

S tumped for gift ideas for the book lovers on your list? Check out the Oak Harbor Library’s recently released “2018 Gifts for Readers” book… Continue reading

 

SAR transports man from Port Townsend

A Search and Rescue team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island conducted a medical evacuation from Port Townsend in the early morning hours of Thursday,… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2018

 

Hospice care RN receives award for giving ‘extraordinary’ care

The most recent WhidbeyHealth DAISY Award recipient is Chris Carpenter, RN, case manager for hospice care. He serves patients on North Whidbey. The DAISY Award… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2018

 

No landing practices scheduled next week at Ault Field, OLF Coupeville

There are no aircraft carrier-based flight training operations scheduled to occur at Ault Field or the Outlying Landing Field Coupeville during the week of Dec.… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2018

Whidbey Winter Gathering Jan. 27

The 2019 Whidbey Winter Gathering will be Thursday, Jan. 24 through Sunday, Jan. 27 at the Whidbey Institute on Central Whidbey. The Gathering includes morning,… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2018

Police investigating school incident

Police have not filed charges against a substitute teacher at the Oak Harbor Intermediate School accused of inappropriately touching students, but the investigation will continue,… Continue reading

Remembering President George H.W. Bush

Meeting a career highlight

Council reduces stability fund

Oak Harbor leaders changed a policy created during a time of political agitation in the city which resulted in the squirreling away of a sizable… Continue reading

Commissioners ink $103.8 million ‘status quo’ budget

On Monday, Island County commissioners unanimously approved the 2019 budget, which included funding for two large facility projects and staff wage increases. The budget totals… Continue reading

City jail contract proposal delayed

Fiscally speaking, Is- land County commissioners agree that accepting inmates from the Oak Har-bor Police Department makes sense. However, the board also agreed Wednesday there… Continue reading

Police find pipe bomb in suspect’s car

Police discovered a pipe bomb, an illegal rifle, other guns and a silencer inside a man’s car in Oak Harbor, according to court documents. Deputies… Continue reading

Navy ends talks on historical impacts

Many of the people involved in negotiating mitigation measures on the impact that an increase in EA18-G Growlers aircraft practice will have on historic Central… Continue reading

New Lions reviving Christmas Village

A new Lions Club is giving the community a special gift this Christmas season. Whidbey Island Lions is bringing Christmas Village back to the Blue… Continue reading

Tensions flare during hearing on county event regulations

One of the final public hearings on an overhaul of rural event regulations in the county became increasingly personal. Conversations in support of and against… Continue reading

Students shine at all-state musical meet-up

Five Oak Harbor High School musicians are being recognized for their ability to do something inappropriate. “None of the audition music is appropriate for their… Continue reading

Holiday Gingerbread Challenge taking entries

It’ll be sweet — so get ready to put on your creative thinking cap, get your hands a bit sticky and put your favorite sugary… Continue reading

Photo by Laura Guido/ Whidbey News-Times.
                                During Oak Harbor’s celebration on Pioneer Way Saturday, Tracy, 10, and Katelyn, 5, tell Santa Claus what they want for Christmas this year. He regrettably informed them he cannot give live animals.

Santa comes to downtown Oak Harbor

Carolers sang, Santa helped Mayor Bob Severns light the tree downtown and children told the man in red what they hoped to he’d bring them… Continue reading

Photo by Laura Guido/ Whidbey News-Times.
                                During Oak Harbor’s celebration on Pioneer Way Saturday, Tracy, 10, and Katelyn, 5, tell Santa Claus what they want for Christmas this year. He regrettably informed them he cannot give live animals.

Coupeville lights up for the holidays

T he annual Greening of Coupeville went without a hitch Saturday, kicking off December’s local holiday festivities. Children and families lined the town’s Main Street,… Continue reading

Mailbox snoop| Island Scanner

The following were reported to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: SATURDAY, Nov. 17 At 4:43 p.m., a Laurel Lane caller reported that a woman came… Continue reading

Fruitcake may be ancient, but it’s a fresh topic at OH Library

Nobody wanted to eat this fruitcake, not for 350 years. But it’s far from unwanted. This “ancient fruitcake” is the title of an upcoming presentation… Continue reading