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Top dog!

Jill FitzSimmons

Nine-year-old Libny Roque’s artwork was chosen from about 150 posters to be the welcome sign that will greet visitors to the new Quincy Animal Shelter, which is under construction. The contest was open to all children in preschool through the fourth grade in the Quincy city limits. Shelter staff narrowed the posters to 12 finalists, and the community then voted on the winner after last month’s ground-breaking ceremony. The poster will be matted and framed and hung in the new lobby. Roque is pictured with shelter assistant Jenn Lerma, right, and shelter manager Rachel Lewis. How did Libny come up with the winning poster? “I thought of it because I just didn’t want the pets to just get owners,” said Libny, a third-grader. “I wanted them to get new friends.”

Milbrandt to break ground soon on new winery, crushing facility

A potential $5 million winery and grape-crushing facility is moving forward in George after county commissioners gave the Port of Quincy money to build a well that will service the facility.

Planning Commission divided over sale of marijuana in city limits

A conflicted Planning Commission in three months has not been able to reach a consensus on a recommendation to the city council concerning whether the sale of recreational marijuana should be allowed in Quincy.

Sports

Alejandrez notches hat trick

The Jacks (3-0, 3-2) picked up their third Caribou Trail League win of the season on Saturday after a 4-3 victory over visiting Okanogan.

Villarreal, Horning guide Jacks to victory

The Jacks found themselves playing two different games against Warden on Saturday. The host Cougars won the opener 9-8 capitalizing on a slew of Quincy miscues. In the nightcap, Quincy won 14-4 behind stellar performances by sophomores Mark Horning and Jesse Villarreal.

Opinion

Would you like to become a community contributor?

I like to think of myself as an above average writer. After all, I’ve been writing consistently since I was the editor of the Edison Eagle back in ninth grade.

An ounce of prevention against crime

The old saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

Schools

Easter events!

Two Quincy High School seniors are putting on an Easter festival Saturday for their senior project.

Quincy rallies against underage drinking

The community is invited to rally against underage drinking at a special event April 25.

Our Neighbor

In Jackie's eyes

Jackie Ovenell lives in the quiet countryside of the Quincy Valley. Now here 20 years, she still considers herself among the newcomers to Quincy.

A surprise worthy of Chuck Norris

Life has been full of surprises for Beatrize Gomez lately.