Michael Watkins

Honoring the A-6 Intruder’s legacy, as well as those who made it fly

Memorial unveiling at Museum of Flight draws representatives from Whidbey

State Health to consider COER complaint against county staffers

Anti-jet-noise group alleges county officials derelict in protecting public health

A salute to veterans

The Oak Harbor community honored its veterans Friday morning during a program at Oak Harbor High School.… Continue reading

Community honoring veterans living among them

An Oak Harbor retirement community will honor 62 veterans during its 6th annual Veteran’s Day program

Navy League gathers partners for community vets celebration

Oak Harbor Navy League will honor Veteran’s Day with annual program at Oak Harbor High School.

New Oak Harbor business aims to educate gun buyers

Selling firearms isn’t where the transaction ends for Dean and Dawn Cox, owners of Snowowl Arms and Training Facility. The Coxes said they always wanted… Continue reading

Halloween fun on Pioneer Way

By Michael Watkins mwatkins@whidbeynewsgroup.com… Continue reading

Middle School reconfiguration meeting held Wednesday

Parent meeting looks at middle school reconfiguration planned for next year

Friends, family rally to help woman ousted by fire

Oak Harbor woman gets help from family, friends after her home is destroyed by fire

Accident scenarios offer volunteer firefighters invaluable training

Volunteers with North Whidbey Fire and Rescue conducted realistic extraction training Saturday in Oak Harbor.

Cascade Aviation flying high after three years

A Navy flying club may be permanently grounded, but its successor is just taking off.

Veteran’s Day parade may become history

The Veteran’s Day Parade in Oak Harbor may become history.

Standout teacher overcoming challenges

Regional Teacher of the Year Elizabeth Loftus recently vied for the Washington State Teacher of the Year Award.

A fiery solution: Prairie burns are essential for survival of native plants

To help restore endangered plant life invaded by non-native species, a controlled burn of prairie land was conducted last Thursday at the Pacific Rim Institute for Environmental Stewardship.

Regency on Whidbey hosts state Senate candidates

Two candidates running for state Senate met in Oak Harbor Wednesday for a community forum.

Schlecht vows to be advocate for families

The Oak Harbor School Board chose parent Ana Maria Schlecht as its newest member during a special meeting Sept. 9.

Showing appreciation: Community offers gratitude with food and fun | Slideshow

More than 1,200 active duty, retired and veteran military and families were fed Saturday during the 15th annual Military Appreciation Picnic.