Daniel Warn

Student finds way to state Geography Bee

Zachary Badaouie should have no trouble finding Pacific Lutheran University on a map. The Oak Harbor Middle School eighth grader is headed to PLU Friday… Continue reading

Whidbey dancers tune their steps to live orchestra

Saratoga Orchestra and Whidbey Island Dance Theatre are aiming to create perfect harmony in their upcoming performance, “All about the Dance.” Char Brown, artistic director… Continue reading

Improvements ID’d after bomb threat

The March 2 bomb threat at Oak Harbor High School proved to be a test Oak Harbor Public School officials say they passed. District officials… Continue reading

Oak Harbor schools earns top honor

Oak Harbor Public Schools added another achievement to its growing list of accolades Thursday. The Northwest Clean Air Agency’s Partners for Clean Air program awarded… Continue reading

Agency getting $245,000 in marijuana funds looking at ways to use money

The Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery, or DBHR, has allocated approximately $245,000 of Washington state’s recreational marijuana sales tax revenue to Island County. The… Continue reading

Third-Grade Reading Challenge teaches comprehension, teamwork

Grade-school bookworms were recently tested on their ability to digest materials. The Third-Grade Reading Challenge, a cooperation between Sno-Isle Libraries and the public schools in… Continue reading

Reconfiguration to relieve crowded primary schools

The initial projected student enrollment numbers for Oak Harbor Public Schools’ 2017 fall semester are in. The task was — and continues to be —… Continue reading

OHHS-grad, author returns to inspire kids to write

If there was one message Oak Harbor graduate and published author Sandra Evans left a group of hometown youngsters last Friday, it’s that you can… Continue reading

Area man recounts his encounter with ‘skunk-ape’

“When people ask me if Sasquatch exists, I say, ‘you tell me,’” author David George Gordon said. And tell they did. During “Sasquatch: Man-Ape or… Continue reading

Deadline March 3 for Rotary community service grant

Deadline is March 3 to submit applications for community service grants to be awarded by Rotary Club of Oak Harbor. “The community grants are intended… Continue reading

Oak Harbor administrator named regional principal of the year

Hillcrest Elementary School Principal Paula Seaman is 2017 Regional Principal of the Year for elementary schools, awarded the honor by the Association of Washington School… Continue reading

NJROTC orienteering team places 14th at national competition

Oak Harbor High School’s orienteering team placed 14th out of 29 teams at the 2017 Navy JROTC National Orienteering Championship this weekend, Feb. 18-19, in… Continue reading

Prove the existence of Sasquatch

Have you seen Sasquatch and want to prove that it exists? Author David George Gordon can help with your cause. Oak Harbor residents are encouraged… Continue reading

Looking Back: Man run over by his horses, wagon at Beachview farm

From the Oak Harbor News 100 years ago, in 1917: n Mrs. Zink donated an aluminum dipper to the hot lunch committee for the public… Continue reading

Local artist, author guides abstract journeys

It isn’t unheard of to find Mary Leonard onstage with a symphony orchestra, layering her brushstrokes in time with the movements, using the vibrations and… Continue reading

Quest to get into Section 8 can take years

Oak Harbor resident Roy Morrison’s name finally came up. Morrison had been on a Section 8 affordable housing waiting list since 2012 but finally moved… Continue reading

Wagner’s book to benefit Georgetown students

The walls of Coupeville resident Robert M. Wagner’s study are papered with awards and honors from his years of public service and commitment to lifelong… Continue reading

Chocolate Walk the hottest ticket in town

Visitors from far and wide are snatching up their tickets for the second annual Coupeville Chocolate Walk. With the Whidbey News-Times and Coupeville Chamber of… Continue reading

Romance alive and well in aging population

A woman sneaks from her room — well past midnight — and creeps a few doors down for her nightly romantic rendezvous with her lover.… Continue reading

Looking Back: Young women to help serve hot lunch as a punishment

From the Oak Harbor News 100 years ago, in 1917: n With all county commissioners in attendance for their regular session, the board voted to… Continue reading