Solid Waste no longer taking some plastics

Only plastic bottles, containers marked No. 1 and No. 2 allowed


Photo by Maria Matson / Whidbey News Group
                                Peggie Suess will be celebrating her 100th birthday on Aug. 22. She sits here at Summer Hill Senior Living, ready for the day’s Bingo game.

Oak Harbor woman celebrates her 100th birthday on Aug. 22

On Aug. 22, Peggie Suess will celebrate her 100th birthday. The celebration will be at Summer Hill Senior Living, where she has lived for the… Continue reading


Islanders help victims of Kilauea

Hurricanes, floods, wildfires, landslides. And now, two Whidbey Islanders add volcano recovery assistance to their experiences. Red Cross Disaster Cycle Services volunteers Ron Conlin of… Continue reading


Field carrier landing practice schedule — Aug. 13-19

Aircraft carrier-based flight training operations are scheduled at Ault Field through Aug. 19. There are no Field Carrier Landing Practice training operations scheduled for the… Continue reading

  • Aug 14, 2018

Coupeville festival funds expected to reach $1 million

Achieving a fund-raising milestone

Photo by Jim Christensen.
                                The rented canoe is hauled ashore at a stopping point.

Man takes canoe trip of a lifetime

Jim Christensen’s summer vacation means getting away to the remote woodlands of Northern Minnesota, making his way into Ontario’s Quetico Park and back with only… Continue reading

Photo by Jim Christensen.
                                The rented canoe is hauled ashore at a stopping point.

Whidbey residents on OSU scholastic honor roll

Students who made the scholastic honor roll spring term 2018 have been announced by Oregon State University. GREENBANK Joshua T. Stump, post baccalaureate, renewable materials,… Continue reading

  • Aug 14, 2018

Pigfest awaiting word from Guinness on largest BBQ pit

Scott Fraser’s goal for this year’s Pigfest was to have the world’s largest cinder block smoke pit, which would have been the first record of… Continue reading

SAR rescues climber

A Search and Rescue team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island rescued an injured climber on Forbidden Peak Thursday. Before noon, the SAR team arrived… Continue reading

  • Aug 14, 2018

Oak Harbor adopts six-year transportation plan

Preliminary steps on improvements to Northeast Seventh Avenue are set to move forward in Oak Harbor’s six-year transportation plan, which the city council approved last… Continue reading

City to evaluate impacts of new developments more as a whole

The way the city evaluates traffic impacts of new developments is set to change after the Oak Harbor City Council replaced a chapter in its… Continue reading

  • Aug 14, 2018

Driver plunges car into Oak Harbor bay

A driver rounding the corner on Bayshore Drive last Thursday night lost control and ended up in the water near Flintstone Park. The driver, 20,… Continue reading

Flowers for Tokitae and her family

Solemn Penn Cove ceremony for Puget Sound orcas

City’s outside hire says sewer project is on track

The part-time project manager hired to oversee the completion of Oak Harbor’s sewage treatment plant said the project is “tracking and on-schedule.” Gary Goltz, hired… Continue reading

National Night Out deemed a success

The smoke crept under the door, slowly filling the air in the small bedroom. Children quickly stuffed bed sheets and towels in the door crack,… Continue reading

Teacher bargaining tone changes from sour to sweet

After what was described as a “contentious” start, bargaining for certified teachers in the Oak Harbor school district is making positive progress, say members of… Continue reading

Republican incumbents’ seats could be in danger in narrow contests

If Tuesday’s primary results are an indicator of how November’s election will go, Republican incumbents may have cause to be worried. Primary election results show… Continue reading

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Vester earns Heroes’ Legacy Scholarship

JAHLEEL VESTER, son of Joyceline Vester, of Oak Harbor, is a winner of the Heroes’ Legacy Scholarships For Children of Fallen or Disabled Service Members.… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2018

Sanchez receives NAS Whidbey scholarship

NICOLE AYN SANCHEZ, of Oak Harbor, is a recipient of a $2,000 college scholarship awarded at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. Sanchez’s parents are Febryan… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2018