June 12, 2013 - Dustin Petersen is proud to be a Quincy native. Born and raised in the Quincy Valley to Randy and Jeanne Petersen, he grew up on a farm surrounded by the rural lifestyle. Petersen went to Quincy High School, where he played football, basketball and baseball. He was part of the Quincy Jacks team that went to state in 2003, and on the “Jacks” basketball team that won second place in state in 2005.
June 06, 2013 - The town of Quincy is full of young people who have passed through the doors of Laurie Norton’s classrooms. Whether she was teaching at Pioneer Elementary or Mountain View Elementary. Teaching youth is her passion, but it took many life events to point her in the right direction to find her niche.
May 29, 2013 - Mike and Stephanie Carlson have lived here for two years, since Mike’s job as Quincy High School Vice Principal brought him here.
May 23, 2013 - Joe Braunschweig spent his young years growing up in a small town in Minnesota mainly comprised of Germans and Norwegians. His dad was a wheat farmer. During WWII, the family moved to Washington, where Braunschweig met his wife, Sherry, who was from Des- Moines, Iowa. Braunschweig made his living making windows at a factory. He later landed a job working for Valley Glass in Kent and made his way up to a managerial position until he left in 1972.
May 16, 2013 - Quincy High School Life Skills teacher Abbie Lankhaar has found her niche in life at a young age, teaching at the same school where her grandfather, George Parsons, taught driver’s education years ago.
May 09, 2013 - Gena (Perry) Westra moved to Quincy from Hayward, Calif. in 1978 when she was just 9 years old.
May 02, 2013 - Jared Rang is the first Quincy Police Department intern that the city has taken on since 1998.
April 25, 2013 - Jo Glenn first became familiar with the Quincy Valley when she and her husband Rob bought vacation land on an empty, sandy lot just southwest of the Gorge Amphitheater at Sunland in 1986. At first it was just their weekend getaway spot.
April 18, 2013 - Quincy resident Christine Garcia has had her picks of places to live, and she stayed in Quincy.
April 11, 2013 - Many people who have big families jokingly say that they have their own baseball team. In Gayle Sorlien’s case, her grandfather Albert Sorlien and his seven brothers did have their own team—for real.