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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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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 […]

Library lines up activities Quincy Public Library, 208 Central Ave. S., 787-2359, offers programs at no charge, including the following: Feb. 12, Valentine’s Slime, 3:30-5:00 p.m.; space is limited while supplies last. Feb. 12, Ault Computer/Device Tech help at Quincy Senior Center, 5:40-7:30 p.m. Feb. 13, Preschool storytime & craft, 10:30 a.m. Feb. 17, Closed […]

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The spring competition season started in fine fashion for the Quincy FFA team as they traveled to Wilson Creek for the Sub District IX Leadership Development Events. Creed Speaking and Employment Skills were the competitions being contested at the event held on Feb. 3. Four freshman members faced their fears and delivered the five paragraphs […]

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A Woodinville Whiskey Company that uses grains sourced from Quincy has received top marks for its craft liquors. An annually published book, “Jim Murray’s Whiskey Bible 2020,” gave the company’s bourbon a brilliant rating and its rye whiskey was described as a,” Superstar whiskey that gives us all a reason to live,” according to a […]

Quincy Police Officers were called to the scene of a possible road rage incident Thursday that ended with a man brandishing a handgun. At 6:45 a.m., Jan. 4, DPR Construction reported that one of their employees had been threatened by an unknown man, Quincy Police Captain Ryan Green said. The man contacted the employee in […]

As of Monday morning the reason behind a drive-by shooting on Sunday is still unknown. At 2:59 a.m., Brian Lopez, 21, was shot from a BMW while he was walking in the area of Fourth Avenue Southeast and C Street Southeast. Detective Brad Poldervart has been working leads and is attempting to identify the BMW, […]

After teaching art at Quincy Middle School for almost 30 years, Lisa Silk took on a new challenge: teaching community members how to paint with watercolor. “Watercolor is so easy to use,” Silk told the class during the two-hour session on Feb. 7. Silk and the class focused on painting Valentine’s Day cards with watercolor […]

Harvey and Diana Cameron’s almost 47-year-old marriage has revolved around food. On their first dates back in high school they would cruise around town and then go to the local fast food place and get five cheeseburgers for $1, Harvey said. Now the couple own and run The Brick Deli together at 2 B St. […]

Library lines up activities Quincy Public Library, 208 Central Ave. S., 787-2359, offers programs at no charge, including the following: Feb. 5, Minecraft, 3:30-5:00 p.m.; space limited & sign-up ahead of time required. Feb. 5, Adult computer or device tech help at library, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6, Preschool story time & craft, 10:30 […]

The city of George has seen a lot of growth in the past year and will soon be getting its first hotel. The hotel is called Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham and is located at 224 Bing Ave., according to city of George building permit documents. Wyndham is the largest hotel franchise in the […]

Grant County Fire District Three has a shiny new building in the Trinidad area. The district moved into its seventh station, Station 37, in early January, Fire Chief Don Fortier said. The building is a 4,500 square foot clear span steel building that cost about $600,000 to build. It contains a fire engine, a water […]

Four Quincy community leaders spoke Wednesday about the goals and progress of their individual agencies. About 20 local residents gathered at Faith Community Church for a town hall meeting. The four speakers included Police Chief Kieth Siebert, school district Superintendent John Boyd, City Administrator Pat Haley, and medical center CEO Glenda Bishop. Each speaker presented […]

The Quincy School District is considering the purchase of two new school buses to add to their fleet. Rob Henne, the district transportation director detailed the proposition during a Jan. 28 school board meeting. Henne’s presentation was only informational. The board will vote to approve or reject the purchase of the new buses in a […]

In response to a fatal bus collision in December, the Quincy School District has added safety measures to their buses. The collision on Dec. 13, 2019, involved a tour bus, a passenger vehicle and a Quincy school bus. The area experienced a heavy fog that day that limited visibility and contributed to the collisions, according […]

A group of women stand in a circle behind chairs with music playing and start lifting their legs and moving their bodies, getting their blood pumping. The women are part of the Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) program at the Quincy Senior Center. About 20 women a week get together for exercise routines […]

Library lines up activities Quincy Public Library, 208 Central Ave. S., 787-2359, offers programs at no charge, including the following: Jan. 29, Simple powered Lego machine, 3:30-5:00 p.m. Jan. 29, Adult computer/device tech help at Quincy Senior Center, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 3, Adult Scrabble club, 10:00 a.m. Feb. 3, ATLAS at the library after school, […]

Work on a building for Raceway Technologies has slowed down due to winter weather conditions. The Port of Quincy is now looking at May 31 instead of March 31 for the building located at Columbia Way and Intermodal Way to be finished, Port Commissioner Pat Connelly said. The construction company working on the building, Black […]

Lacking a cafeteria for students and staff, the Quincy Innovation Academy is among a few school district buildings that recently received a low rating for its functionality. The rating was part of a functionality assessment done by an outside consulting firm for the Quincy School District in 2019. The consulting firm, Teater-Crocker, went through each […]

The city of Quincy’s compost center will be getting a new grinding machine for chopping up yard waste material. The city council approved $375,521 on Jan. 7 to purchase a rotochopper, Municipal Services Director Carl Worley said. The grinder it has now is getting quite old and isn’t functioning well. The city’s compost center is […]

Library lines up activities Quincy Public Library, 208 Central Ave. S., 787-2359, offers programs at no charge, including the following: Jan. 22, Adult coloring and chick flick movie, 1-3 p.m. Jan. 22, Adult computer or device tech help at the library, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 23, Preschool story time & craft, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 23, Sphero […]

On the first and third Fridays of each month the Quincy Recreation Activity Center holds a “teen night.” Teenagers, ages 13 to 18, are encouraged to come to the Recreation Activity Center from 6 to 10 p.m. on certain Fridays. The event was started in Nov. 2019 and provides teenagers with a space outside of […]

Haggis: a traditional Scottish dish that consists of the heart, liver and lungs of a sheep or calf minced with suet, onions, oatmeal and seasonings and boiled in the stomach of an animal. — Merriam Webster Dictionary. Saturday night’s Bagpipe Bash featured a special poem about haggis, and later audience members spent time trying to […]

After much discussion, deliberation and delay, Quincy High School and district administrators have announced plans to join Cashmere, Cascade, Chelan and Omak in the Caribou Trail League (CTL) for the next four years. The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) is currently in the process of reclassifying schools across the state for the 2020-2024 academic years. […]

The city of Quincy will be working on reconstructing and paving A Street this year. On Tuesday, the Quincy City Council voted to approve $143,500 for Gray & Osborne Inc., of Spokane, to start design work on the project, according to city of Quincy documents. The reconstruction and paving will take place on A Street […]

With black chairs and sinks, gray walls and twinkly lights on a back wall, the new Diamond Salon has a specific aesthetic. It was quite intentional, Salon Owner Gina Avalos said. She thought a lot about how she wanted the salon to look and decided on a more modern approach. “I was kind of thinking […]

The Quincy City Council approved close to $600,000 Tuesday in upgrades to a water softening system for data centers. Apollo Inc., from Kennewick, was selected to design and build upgrades to the existing water softening system, Quincy Engineer Ariel Belino said. The upgrades are in response to Microsoft expanding its data center. The pipes need […]

Bagpipe Bash Members of the public are invited to be transported to the Scottish Highlands this weekend. The Quincy Valley Allied Arts and Quincy High School Music Boosters are hosting the first ever, “Bagpipe Bash,” on Jan. 18 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., according to a news release. It is located at the Heritage […]

Camilla Baty, Quincy resident What are your New Year Resolutions? New Year resolution is always to lose a few pounds of course. Twenty and 20 that’s what me and my coworker said. We’re going to try to lose 20 pounds in 2020. What do you hope happens in the New Year? Spread more kindness, because […]

Library lines up activities Quincy Public Library, 208 Central Ave. S., 787-2359, offers programs at no charge, including the following: Jan. 8, Minecraft, 3:30-5:00 p.m.; space limited and sign-up ahead of time required Jan. 9, Preschool Storytime & Craft, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 11, Kids Bingo, 2-3 p.m. Jan. 13, Adult Scrabble Club, 10:00 a.m. Jan. […]

The aroma of lavender and other oils filled the air as almost 50 people poured rice and liquid scents into socks. The people were participating in Adult STEM Night on Dec. 30 at the Quincy Public Market. The Quincy Public Library Circulation Specialist Shiree Ybarra referred to the craft as aroma therapy socks, which can […]

Senior Center: Will be closed The Senior Center will be closed Dec. 23 through Jan. 2, 2020. Library lines up activities Quincy Public Library, 208 Central Ave. S., 787-2359, offers programs at no charge, including the following: Please join us for making Aromatherapy Rice Socks while enjoying a glass of wine or beer with friends […]

Young girls dressed in light pink tights, ballet flats and black leotards groan as Dance Instructor Valicia Valiani tells them to slide into their splits. The young girls are students at Expressions Dance Studio, who participated in the studio’s ballet class on Dec. 11. The studio changed locations recently and is now located at 301 […]

Thank you to Pioneer Metal Works hard work The Class of 2020 made a conscious decision to try to raise community pride and team spirit alongside our fundraising journey. It has taken the entire community to not only buy in, literally, but also to spur us along. People shared social media posts, told neighbors and […]

Senior Center: Will be closed The Senior Center will be closed Dec. 23 through Jan. 2, 2020. Library lines up activities Quincy Public Library, 208 Central Ave. S., 787-2359, offers programs at no charge, including the following: Dec. 24, CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY. Dec. 25, CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY. Dec. 26, Movie Day, 1:00-3:00 p.m.; newly released […]

Quincy native first college graduate in family Daniel J. Padron, a native of Quincy, received his undergraduate degree from Eastern Washington University during summer quarter 2019 graduation. He was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Public Health, with minors in Communication Studies and Psychology. Mr. Padron is the first member of his family to earn […]

Quincy school board member Alex Ybarra attended his last board meeting on Dec. 19 in the Transportation Building. After a short meeting, members and meeting attendees were invited to stay for a small party to honor the state representative including cake and refreshments. Ybarra announced his resignation at the Nov. 12 board meeting. He has […]

Quincy experienced a second vehicle fatality last week after a construction truck crashed into the back of a van. Lynn M. Coffman, 64, of Tacoma died Dec. 16 at the scene of a construction truck versus van collision, according to a State Patrol news release. Sarah Scheid, 37, was driving a 2005 Dodge Caravan eastbound […]

State and local agencies are working to build a roundabout at the intersection of Highway 28 and White Trail Road. Grant County received a $2.46 million grant from the Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program to build the roundabout, said Lauren Loebsack, state Department of Transportation spokesperson. The total projected cost of the project is $2.75 […]

The two fatal collisions that occurred near Quincy last week were not similar. The two-bus collision on Friday, Dec. 13 involved heavy fog while the fatal involving the construction truck and van collision on Monday, Dec. 16 was due to ice on the road, State Trooper John Bryant said. Several semi-trucks and other vehicles were […]

The lights of Leavenworth draw thousands to the small Bavarian-style town northwest of Wenatchee every holiday season, but for Quincy folks who don’t want to fight the crowds there is another option. The Rosenberger family’s house isn’t a Bavarian village, but it provides a closer, more local Christmas experience. Located about four miles west of […]

Senior Center: Serving a BLT Wednesday’s Dec. 18, lunch is a BLT, potato chips and a snickerdoodle cookie. Thursday’s Dec. 19, dinner is turkey, stuffing, mashed potato & gravy, green beans, green salad, rolls and a variety of desserts. Appetizers and Social Hour begins at 5 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. The […]

A recreation center with a basketball court and an indoor soccer field could be in Quincy’s future. The city of Quincy put aside $9 million in its preliminary budget for the recreation center, Quincy City Administrator Pat Haley said. The recreation center is the final stage of major construction for the city after it built […]

Quincy Future Farmers of America members took home several awards last week at during a statewide event. Two teams of local Quincy Future Farmers of America (FFA) competed Dec. 11 in the Washington State FFA Association Apple Evaluation Career Development Event. The event was held on Wenatchee Valley College’s campus in conjunction with the Washington […]

The school board introduced newly elected board member Jack Foglesong during its Dec. 10 meeting in the Transportation Building. Foglesong, along with current School Board President Susan Lybbert and School Board Member Chris Baumgartner repeated their oath of office, read by Superintendent John Boyd. Lybbert and Baumgartner were both incumbents whose terms were set to […]

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Exterior work on the Quincy Senior Center has continued with the completion of a new sidewalk a few weeks ago. The sidewalk repair was completed a few weeks ago and was part of a larger plan to fix the sidewalks all along Highway 28. The sidewalk needed the repairs badly, Senior Center Director Stacia Soukup […]

Three years ago, Poochie Do’s owner, Lisa Perez, was growing tired of her job at PetCo and driving home one day she saw a twelve-passenger van for sale. The next thing her and her husband, Ed Perez, knew they had a mobile dog-grooming business and had converted that van into a cozy space for grooming […]

After a collision involving a Quincy School District bus on Friday, the school district focused on the well-being of its students and the families involved. The district made personal calls over the past weekend to the families of the 26 students on the school bus to check on their condition, said John Boyd, Quincy School […]