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Red canna flowers sway in the breeze along Highway 28, greeting drivers coming into town at the roundabout. Standing nearly as tall as a person, the cannas greet visitors and locals alike and wave a gentle goodbye as they leave.

The flowers are part of a city-wide project known as the Quincy Beautification Project. Flowers line the roadway from the roundabout to Tenth, between Second and Third, and then start again around Sixth. Four more areas line the south-bound highway toward George.

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For Stacia Sarty, the biggest change happened one drop at a time.

Long accustomed to golfing in the Columbia Basin’s desert weather, the Quincy grad found herself first at Pacific University in Oregon and this year in Spokane’s Whitworth University, dealing with some pesky wet stuff falling from the clouds.

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For the first time in a long time, we have good news for our family farmers who have been under tremendous economic strain caused by drought, wildfires, and extreme heat.

Gov. Jay Inslee’s end run around the legislature banning natural gas in new homes and commercial buildings is a bad idea. Even though the state legislature adjourned last spring without passing his bill, he unveiled building codes which would accomplish the same thing by fiat.

I never thought I’d have to be writing this but let me be clear: The Constitution and Declaration of Independence, our nation’s foundational documents and declaration of beliefs, are not controversial – period. I will always stand to protect, defend, and follow our Constitution.

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A George resident was part of a 11-years-old and younger cheer squad that won a state championship. Ella Nelson, a third-grade student from George Elementary, is a member of the Wenatchee based Central Cascade Pop Warner, Rams Emerald Cheer Squad, according to a news release from the cheer squad. On Jan. 24, the cheer team […]

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The city of Quincy will be installing 16 solar panel crossing signals around the city to improve pedestrian safety. The Quincy City Council voted unanimously Feb. 4 to approve $67,232 for the installation, City Finance Officer Nancy Schanze said. The project is due to the increased traffic volume in the city caused by recent population […]

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Since its beginning in 2017, the Quincy Farmers Market has morphed into a regular community event, inviting vendors and visitors from all over. For many years, the market was located at Lauzier Park. But this past season, the market moved, and for a good reason.