Michelle Beahm

Oak Harbor School District re-brands with new ‘more approachable’ name

Though Oak Harbor School District is still the state-recognized name, the district is now going by Oak Harbor Public Schools.


Oak Harbor School District completes levy commitments

When the Oak Harbor Public Schools District asked voters to approve a levy in 2013, they did so promising to meet certain needs of the district.


Oak Harbor High School girls to attend workshop focused on girls and science

A group of Oak Harbor High School girls will get a chance to learn about the currently male-dominated fields of science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM.


Whidbey General Hospital CEO will earn $279,000 plus bonus

Whidbey General Hospital’s new CEO will earn a base of $279,000 per year with a potential annual bonus of nearly $70,000, according to a contract to be finalized March 9.

Oak Harbor students tackle drama ’All My Sons’

Oak Harbor High School’s Drama Club has created a buzz with its latest production, “All My Sons.”

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

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

North Whidbey Park and Rec reaches pool temperature compromise

There are a few degrees of separation between competitive and recreational swimmers at Oak Harbor’s John Vanderzicht Memorial Pool.

Car slides into ditch near Coupeville

No one was injured when a car went into a ditch near the corner of Penn Cove and Monroe Landing roads Wednesday morning.

Oak Harbor’s Hillcrest Elementary gets green award

Hillcrest Elementary School in Oak Harbor is working toward becoming a green school, and it’s well on its way.

Oak Harbor student appointed to seat on school board

Oak Harbor School Board will look a little different after its Jan. 26 meeting.

Whidbey General Hospital delays CEO selection until February

The Whidbey General Hospital board of commissioners delayed the selection of the top candidate for the CEO position Friday.

Head Start program celebrating 50 years

After 50 years, the Head Start program will be celebrating the important things: the people who have helped make the program a success and, more importantly, the people who have been successful in the program.

Oak Harbor Feed the Need food drive exceeds 2014 results

North Whidbey Help House’s “Feed the Need” food drive was a success Monday with more food items brought in than a year ago.

North Whidbey Fire lands sheriff’s boat

North Whidbey Fire and Rescue is adding a familiar vehicle to its fleet.

Whidbey Soroptimists’ Red Dress Ball benefits women’s heart health

For the fourth year, the three Soroptimist International groups on Whidbey Island are teaming up to help raise funds and awareness for women’s heart health.

Retired surgeon to share tales of tsunami aid

When Bill McDaniel was writing his book, “Faces of the Tsunami,” it wasn’t easy.

Whidbey General Hospital ranked in top three I-5 clinics

Whidbey General Hospital clinics rank among the top three along the Interstate 5 corridor, including Seattle and Bellingham clinics.

Whidbey General Hospital narrows CEO candidates to three

Whidbey General Hospital has narrowed to three its field of candidates for chief executive officer.

Whidbey General legal budget shows possible loss of $4.9 million in 2015

Whidbey General Hospital’s Board of Commissioners adopted their legal budget this week.

Best Western in Oak Harbor to hold ‘convention’ themed mystery

Comic book conventions and murder mysteries will unite at the Best Western Plus in Oak Harbor. On Jan. 24, the Whidbey Improv Team from the Whidbey Playhouse will be donning caped costumes and seeking truth, justice and the American way during its second-ever murder mystery dinner at Best Western.