Over the span of 101 years, nine weekly newspapers served Sumner’s citizens.
Each paper is a historical vault filled with sports activity, school news and functions, local business news, church and civic groups happenings, features on farming and local agriculture, construction and demolition projects, news about notable people and people that did notable things, information on city government changes and accomplishments, news about police, fire and medical events.
Most of the newspapers are available as paper issues and on microfilm however the Society is in the process of digitizing the collection, making it available online.
The Sumner Historical Society is in the process of digitizing Sumner's newspapers.
The most critical portion to digitize is The Sumner News Review from the years 1979 to 1990. These exist only as bound paper volumes.
They were never microfilmed.
It is likely that those eleven years blended with your personal history or that of a relative. What would happen if those papers were lost or destroyed?
That history would be gone.
The available years are 1979, 1980, 1981, and 1985.
A Digital Window to Sumner's History