Ron Newberry

Salute to Coupeville’s Class of 2017

Clay Reilly gave so many hugs after the graduation ceremony at Coupeville High School last Friday night that he was all hugged out. He found… Continue reading


Fire station tours to give public a glimpse of proposed renovation

Ed Hartin can talk for hours about the improvements that Central Whidbey Fire &Rescue is hoping voters will approve at Station 53 on Race Road.… Continue reading


Coupeville cancer survivor focuses on living life to fullest

She started her speech with an apology. Dawnelle Conlisk was sorry about her whispery voice. Six weeks earlier, Conlisk underwent surgery that she knew would… Continue reading


Camp Casey serving up tours of Colonel’s House

On a recent tour of the Colonel’s House, it wasn’t hard to guess one of the favorite resting spots of commanding officers who once presided… Continue reading

Introducing Coupeville High School’s Top 10

Growing up together in a small, rural town, students at Coupeville High School develop a close bond that others don’t often experience in larger communities.… Continue reading

Out of the ashes, Smith farm operating

On an early afternoon in late May, Alanah Lawrason stood in a newly constructed packing shed at Willowood Farm, spraying water on bunches of freshly… Continue reading

Parade of tall ships to pass through Admiralty Inlet June 13

During a lifetime spent on Ebey’s Prairie, Roger Sherman can’t recall seeing any tall ships in Admiralty Inlet. He knows they pass through on occasion,… Continue reading

Dog assists in catching man who flees from accident in Coupeville

A man fleeing on foot from a hit-and-run accident in Coupeville couldn’t escape the keen senses of an alert dog Thursday afternoon. Law enforcement officers… Continue reading

Whidbey Relay for Life raises cancer awareness, funds for 30 years

Jackson Young is preparing for his second Relay for Life on Whidbey Island. Since he’s only 3-and-a-half-years-old, he’s too young to understand what the event… Continue reading

Coupeville will ring in the whales with new bell

The first ringing of the new Coupeville Whale Bell will take place Saturday at the Coupeville Wharf. If you attend the afternoon ceremony, you might… Continue reading

Captain’s heroics saves Suva from rocks

After a harrowing ordeal Tuesday, Mark Saia arrived home around midnight and soaked in his hot tub, allowing his body to thaw and his mind… Continue reading

Ebey’s Reserve works to keep up with rising popularity

The proof is in the guest book. Visitors come to the Jacob Ebey House from points all over the United States. Some come from different… Continue reading

Retirements leave Coupeville schools with big void to fill

Dave Ebersole started to count the years in his head then realized the math was starting to get tricky. He marveled at the accomplishments of… Continue reading

This little piggy mends a heart in Oak Harbor

Sirius is still adjusting to life in his new home. Anastasia Drake calls her new guinea pig an “escape artist,” so she’s keeping a close… Continue reading

Memorial Day parade route trimmed in Coupeville

Popularity of Coupeville’s Memorial Day parade has created big concerns for the little town. Organizers are making significant changes to the parade route this year,… Continue reading

Garage of Blessings lands new location

In less than two weeks, Kristiina Miller will get the keys to the new home of the Garage of Blessings. Much has to be done… Continue reading

Oak Harbor Farmers Market begins 24th season Thursday

Ominous skies in the distance didn’t stop Peg Tennant from visiting the site of the Oak Harbor Farmers Market Friday. She needed to take some… Continue reading

Whale of a tale: No day the same for Fish & Wildlife enforcement

There is no manual that outlines the proper way to tie a knot around a dead gray whale bigger than your boat. Sizing up the… Continue reading

Gene’s Art & Frame celebrates 50 years in business

Gene Phelps remembers when Oak Harbor was a quiet little town where the only traffic jam was caused by Arnie Freund leading his cattle across… Continue reading

Sun shines on Central Whidbey Hearts & Hammers

On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, a small group gathered at a home tucked in the woods just outside Coupeville and built a new all-weather deck.… Continue reading