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Despite a higher unemployment rate each month for most of the year than in 2019, the last three months of 2020 (Sept. - Nov.) showed a higher labor force in Grant County than the State average year over year percentage, according to the Grant County Economic Profile.

Two additional healthcare facilities were approved to receive and administer the COVID-19 vaccines last week, according to a press release from the Grant County Health District.

The WIAA Executive Board voted to amend its season schedule on Jan. 6, moving traditional fall sports to WIAA Season 1 while choosing to review Seasons 2 and 3 at the scheduled Jan. 19 meeting.

Gov. Jay Inslee announced “Healthy Washington — Roadmap to Recovery,” a COVID-19 phased recovery plan on Jan. 5. The new plan starts on Jan. 11, each region will begin in Phase 1 of a regional focused recovery plan.

The art covers empty walls on the Veteran’s Recognition Wall at Quincy Memorial Park along F Street Southeast. The art contest is open to local kindergarten through twelfth grade students and has been an annual occurrence since 2015.

A provision authored by Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) in the bipartisan COVID-19 stimulus package will make thousands of local newspapers, radio and television broadcasters eligible for federal support through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

69,349 first-dose COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Washington as of Dec. 31, 2020, according to news release from the Washington State Department of Health.

Part one outlined the Planting Years of Quincy Choirs, from 1971-1986. The Growth Years, 1986-1988 outlined an understanding of how things quickly changed and what they lead to.

The Quincy Valley Historical Society and Museum hosted the annual old fashioned Christmas on Dec. 20 at the Pioneer Church. The service included the telling of the Christmas story from the book of Luke, a story book reading, singing of Christmas Hymns and the lighting of the tannenbaum(Christmas tree).

For over 25 years, Christmas light displays have lit the skies for 10 miles along I-90 East of George, and Highway 281 from Quincy to George. Pictured below are two displays along Highway 281.

Grant Public Utilities District commissioners unanimously passed a $380.6 million budget for 2021, and without any need for a rate increase, according to a press release.

This past weekend was full of holiday events in Quincy, kicking off Friday night with Santa’s Firetruck. The event began with Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elf arriving in a Grant County Fire District #3 fire truck. Santa was played by Kent Bacon. His wife Kim, who played Mrs. Claus, said that…

Part 1 outlined the early years of Quincy choirs, from 1971-1986. The growth years will lend understanding of how things quickly changed and the growth that ensued.

The WIAA open coaching window normally takes place over summer to allow coaches and athletes time to build connections, improve skills and stay active. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the sports seasons have been pushed back multiple times which has resulted in the coaching window to be extended multiple times as well.

High School sports have now been pushed back to February as a result of a vote by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) last week. On Nov. 17, the WIAA Executive Board voted to amend the current season schedule to delay the start of WIAA Season 2 to Feb. 1 and shorten each WIAA season to seven weeks in length.

On Nov. 21, the Medication Education & Disposal Project (MED-Project) launched in Washington. The Program offers state residents a free service to dispose of expired, unwanted or unused medications safely, according to a MED-Project press release.