Dear Quincy residents,
I am writing this letter to announce that I am leaving the Post-Register and will be joining the team at the Columbia Basin Herald, in Moses Lake, starting on Oct. 2.
I want to thank not only the Quincy community but also my bosses who took a chance and hired me for the reporter’s position fresh out of college.
There have been many members of this community who have shown me kindness and support along the way. I am happy that my first journalism job was spent in such an inviting and prosperous community. I have felt that I would not have been able to grow as much as I have, not only as a journalist, but as a person, if it wasn’t for Quincy.
Joining the QVPR during the COVID-19 pandemic had its challenges, but being able to witness the community step up and support each other through this pandemic was an incredible insight I treasure. I am sad to be leaving the Quincy community because it feels like a second home to me.
For the last year and a half, I have enjoyed getting to know the residents of the Quincy area and telling their stories. I hope that my presence at the paper has left a positive impact.
It has been an absolute pleasure to serve this wonderful community and I hope to see you around the Basin!
Rebecca Pettingill served as the sports editor for the QVPR for one year and five months. We wish her well in her future endeavors and hope that even when she covers the Chiefs, she keeps wearing green.