Whidbey Island resident Michele Bishai had been a crew member on several sailboats that traveled far out onto the ocean.
The idea entered Che Edoga’s head one night, as he turned to a television show about a group of heavyweight Romanians pulling a Boeing 747 aircraft. The next day at work, Edoga, a robotics and biology teacher at Oak Harbor High School, joked with history teacher Peter Esvelt about visions of pulling a fully-loaded semi.
Long-time Oak Harbor resident Dorothy S. Waite finally “walked the walk” at a Washington State University commencement ceremony in Pullman.
Even before her marriage to Bill Waite in 1972, her dream was to earn a college degree. But over the years, life somehow got in the way. She worked a full time job as office manager for Olson & Hartman pediatric dentistry for the past 23 years, during which time she also managed to raise and nurture two sons which was always her highest priority.
Students like Laura Harkins exemplify the most dedicated side of today’s youth.
This soon-to-be Coupeville eighth-grader won the first-ever gold medal awarded for the Junior Web site category at National History Day.
Oak Harbor’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July began with a parade down Pioneer Way at 11 a.m. Streets were jammed with local families and out-of-towners waving miniature American flags. Check out the video below and be sure to pick up the next edition of the Whidbey News-Times for more of the highlights.