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Although the Quincy area may not be known for its tourism draw, one attraction that stands out are the numerous Kallstrom Sweet Corn stands dotting the local towns throughout the summer and early fall months.

People may start noticing businesses with signs posted asking for exact change or their orders may possibly be rounded up or down to the next whole dollar. This rounding is due to a nationwide coin shortage.

On a cold Wednesday afternoon on Nov. 20, about a dozen people gathered at Sageview Real Estate for a ribbon-cutting and open house. The business officially opened on Nov. 1, said owner Alfredo Aguilar. After the ribbon-cutting, attendees were invited into the office for some appetizers and refreshments. Those in attendance included Quincy Valley Chamber […]

By Don C. Brunell Imagine tuning into the Sunday morning talk shows and wondering if the politicians and commentators could possibly find something positive to say about one another or the state of affairs in America. Unfortunately, there is a better chance of snowball lasting in a sauna. But suddenly on October 20 there was […]

Quincy Foods may soon be sold, but the status of the company and its employees was unclear as of Monday, Nov. 18. Quincy Foods is a major employer in Quincy. The most recent total of employees at Quincy Foods is 360, according to Grant County Economic Development Council. Quincy Foods’ parent company, Norpac Foods Inc., […]

The Apple STEM Network, along with Career Connected Learning Grant & Adams County, recently released “Connecting Our Future,” a video that highlights efforts being made in the Columbia Basin region to develop the work force through career-connected learning opportunities for students. On Oct. 24, the Apple STEM Network hosted a premiere party for the 10-minute […]

In an announcement Oct. 23, the Washington Department of Ecology gave its green light to a Dallas, Texas-based company with a plan to build a data center in Quincy. CyrusOne Data Center would be the eighth data center campus in Quincy. It is planned to be built at 1025 D St. NW, which is on […]

Grant County Treasurer Darryl Pheasant in a recent news release reminded Grant County taxpayers that real, mobile home, and personal property second half taxes are due by Oct. 31. Pheasant advised that to send payment by mail, make sure the envelope is postmarked on or before Oct. 31 to avoid being considered delinquent. A taxpayer […]

After opening the doors in late-May, Quincy Public Market held an official grand opening on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The grand opening featured music from guitarist Rylei Franks, vendor specials, free hot dogs and Pepsi, and a raffle for a gift basket with contributions from each market vendor. Tickets to […]

In 1980, Dr. Vincent Bryan and his wife, Carol, bought the property that the Cave B Estate Winery now resides upon. While studying in Rome, the couple recalled, the Bryans found that wine was very common; you would have a glass in between classes. Growing quite fond of wine, the Bryans traveled in southern France […]

The Washington Department of Ecology has granted Microsoft its request for a change to the air quality permit for Microsoft’s MWH Data Center. The MWH campus is under construction on the west side of Quincy. Ecology’s Air Quality Program issued an approval order, dated Sept. 26, for an “averaging time change on emergency generator fuel […]

Many local folks gathered in the Quincy Valley Business & Conference Center the evening of Saturday, Oct. 12, for the bi-annual dinner, auction and fundraiser of the Quincy Valley Chamber of Commerce and Quincy Rotary Club. The event had a “Wizard of Oz” theme called “There’s No Place Like Home,” and included music, drinks, a […]

The Quincy FFA hosted the District 7 & 9 stop on the Washington State FFA Association Evergreen Tour on Sept. 25. Five hundred ninety-five FFA members that represented chapters from Oroville, Okanogan, Brewster, Bridgeport, Waterville, Chelan, Wenatchee, Eastmont, Wahluke, Wilson Creek, Ephrata, Odessa, Royal City, Almira-Coulee-Hartline, Warden, Washtucna, Kahlotus and Quincy. The six Washington State […]

The first week of October was a busy one for the members and advisers of Quincy FFA. On Tuesday, Washington State FFA President Awson Wheeler, from Sprague, and State Treasurer Abbie Dorhauer, of Yelm, presented to Quincy FFA members throughout the day. Topics ranged from what FFA can do for you, how to stay organized […]

Ed Sleater of the Quincy Valley Lions Club picks a pumpkin for his neighbor on the morning of Saturday, Sept. 28, the opening weekend for the patch at Becerra Gardens, 11235 Road 9 NW, east of Quincy. The pumpkin patch, now in its tenth year, is a tradition in the area. Pumpkins are $3 each, […]

Grant PUD commissioners will hold three budget hearings before adopting the utility’s 2020 budget later this year. The hearings provide customers with the opportunity to learn how Grant PUD proposes allocating and spending its money next year. The three hearings are held in locations around the county to allow customers to attend more easily, ask […]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month; the month-long campaign to bring awareness to the awful disease was started by multiple breast cancer research charities. The aim is to open people’s eyes to the dangers of neglecting their health care. One in eight women, or about 12 percent, will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in […]

Fifty-three members of the Quincy FFA traveled to Othello on Friday, Sept. 13, to compete in Career Development Events at the Othello Community Fair. It was a great wrap-up to the fair season for Quincy members. In the Tractor Driving CDE, Gavin Sahli tied for 1st and 2nd individually and with Nate Gonzales and Chase […]

Twenty competitors gathered in Quincy on Sept. 14, Farmer-Consumer Awareness Day, for the tractor pull competition. Listed below are the winners for each of the 18 events, provided by Diane Valentine. 2,500 6 mph 1st Jane Gerth AC/CA Super 248.69 2nd Luke TeVelde AC/D10 228.57 3,000 3 mph 1st Don Weil Farmall Super C 242.61 […]

On Sept. 10, Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., was honored with the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) Ambassador’s Circle Award at NASDA’s annual meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, according to a press release. “I have dedicated my life and my career to representing agriculture,” said Newhouse in a press release. “I have held […]

The Quincy Valley Business & Conference Center is booked with parties and events on most weekends, as the Port of Quincy has developed the facility and made it available for rent. One of those parties was cut short on Aug. 31 by an unexpected plumbing problem, and the Port has offered a refund to the […]

When longtime owner of The Flower Basket Sue Stetner decided it was time to retire a little over three years ago, her daughter Ashley Ko contacted her sister Kristin Mead urging her to take over the business and go in as partners. Growing up in the floral business, the sisters couldn’t pass up the opportunity […]

At last month’s Grant County Fair, Quincy FFA members showed their animals well and brought home awards, according to Quincy FFA co-adviser Mike Wallace. In the beef category, three Quincy FFA members won high honors. Sarahi Dominguez won Grand Champion FFA Market Steer and Grand Champion Novice Fit and Show. Brody Wallace took Reserve Champion […]

By Don C. Brunell While drones are coming of age in firefighting, they are also establishing a foothold in restoring fire-scorched forests. Firefighting drones grabbed the spotlight last April 15 as viewers around the world watched Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris go up in flames. It has stood for over 850 years, through wars, natural […]

Officially starting three weeks ago, Desert Sun Dental in Quincy has added a new dentist to the practice, Dr. Birkin Owart. Although his dentistry license was only activated in early August, Owart has been shadowing at the office, located on Highway 28 near the Heritage Park, since 2011. He has become very familiar with the […]

After 10 years in its current location on C Street SW and First Avenue SW, Quincy, Zolman Chiropractic Clinic has closed for this week and will reopen in a new location on Sept. 4. The new location is on Randy and Debora Zolman’s property in a newly constructed facility three miles west of Quincy on […]

CHS SunBasin Growers, based in Quincy, recently announced a $10,000 grant to the Columbia Basin Junior Livestock Show. The money will be used to complete a resource and storage building on the show grounds in Connell, according to a press release. “This grant will allow us to finish that project as we prepare for our […]

Four industry representatives from Moses Lake, Othello and Quincy were featured presenters at the 2019 North Central Educational Services District STEM Summit last week. William Bowen, of SGL; Stela Heuschkel, of Chemi-Con Materials Corp.; Tina Livingston, of Simplot; and Davin Peterson, of Washington Tractor in Quincy, told K-12 educators at the Summit about local STEM […]