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Local student makes Safety Patrol Hall of Fame

CARLY VANGIESEN, a 5th grader at Broad View Elementary, was inducted into the 2017 AAA School Safety Patrol Hall of Fame May 20. VanGiesen was… Continue reading

Annual town parade a memory maker

Memorial Day event draws families from across the island

The Orchestra Rocks: Jamming with the pros

The crowd roared and everyone raised their hands when asked if they were ready to rock. It was a scene that wouldn’t have been out… Continue reading

Looking Back: Rogue wave proves destructive to planned television broadcast

From the Oak Harbor News 100 years ago, in 1917: n Lt. Gov. Hart took over the supervision of the military registration per Governor Lister’s… Continue reading

Hillcrest engineers success with STEM Family Night

The kids bounced on the balls of their feet with eager expressions as teens from Oak Harbor High School showed off the robot they created… Continue reading

Backyard Bison: Oak Harbor band shreds at battle, venues around town

The band names, “Not the Cops” and “Literary Cemetery,” have one thing in common. They’re both names rejected by a group of teenagers that won… Continue reading

Yacht club’s oldest racer unfurls his sails for more competitions

As Jim McAlpine strolls the docks at the Oak Harbor Marina, sailors and deckhands greet him by name. “When you get to be as old… Continue reading

Garden tour combats sex trafficking

While so many Oak Harbor residents garden for recreation, exercise or to watch new life blossom, Doug and Shannon Nuckols garden for a cause. They… Continue reading

Career and technical ed director aims for diversified classroom

Rylee Truex, Mikhaela Cortez and Olivia McDaniel entered the shop filled with boys, grabbed their partially completed guitars and set to work sanding and shaping.… Continue reading

Crescent Harbor embraces ‘bookworm’ infestation

Students at Crescent Harbor Elementary don’t wait for story time to crack open a good book. As of last week, the kids read 4,282 books… Continue reading

Elementary art mixes with Holland Happening

Art teacher Christina Brady is usually inundated with student inquiries after the completion of each art project. The students all want to know the same… Continue reading

School earns crowning achievement

Hillcrest Elementary School added another jewel to its tiara of crowning achievements last month. An emerald. Hillcrest Elementary received the Best of Green Schools award… Continue reading

Oak Harbor school board seeks new members

Oak Harbor Public Schools had no hot lunch program in the school district when Corey Johnson began serving on the school board. “I think, in… Continue reading

Comicon a super-powered success

A pint-sized Supergirl swooped through the line, posing at regular intervals with well-wishers and fans attending the Oak Harbor Library Comicon. She came flying into… Continue reading

Talent show offers students chance to perform

Before the house lights dimmed and the first talented youngster took the stage for Sunday’s Whidbey Has Talent contest, JR Russell bustled about in a… Continue reading

Local poet to represent Whidbey

Oak Harbor resident Daniel Moore will represent Whidbey Island as a featured poet in Washington State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall’s “WA 129” Washington state poetry… Continue reading

HomeConnection offering more paths to graduation

Jackson Hadley is like many other students — striving for graduation, driven to learn. Hadley also has autism. Learning in a traditional classroom is a… Continue reading

Looking Back: Congressmen confirm Whidbey designated as defense area

From the Oak Harbor News 100 years ago, in 1917: n Oak Harbor News declared that the United States was virtually in a state of… Continue reading

Sustainability workshop to have lasting impact on schools

Ever had a kale taco? Educators with Oak Harbor Public Schools are hopeful that kids for years to come will get the opportunity. Arizona State… Continue reading

Students transform downtown wall

Guild gives restaurant’s wall a fresh, artsy look