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Modern Woodmen of America Speech Contest winners at the Sumner Attendance Center last week were selected as: Katie Moore, first place; Alendria Jackman, second, and Lydia Weber, third. Moore and Jackman will advance to the district contest on Monday, April 20 at 7 p.m. at Nuttall Middle School in Robinson. The winner and runner-up from that contest will advance to the regional contest in Salem on April 30. The theme for this year’s contest for the fifth and sixth grade orators was “Interesting Landmark.”

  
 
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Twelve-year-old Logan Gaiter met Governor Bruce Rauner Saturday morning! The Claremont-Bonpas Fire Department hosted a pancake and sausage breakfast at the Claremont Community Building, Saturday, April 11 where the Governor attended the breakfast and met with the locals. Logan, along with his younger siblings, (Clayton & Braydon), got to sit down and speak to the Governor. Logan's Mom, ( Sumner Press employee, Cristy Wilson), also got a chance to ask questions and take photos. Logan exclaimed how excited he was by saying, "I just got to meet a very important person!" Logan is a sixth grader at The Sumner Attendance Center.

  
 
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This past Sunday, a bee hive, located in the brick wall of a building on Christy Ave., was carefully removed and relocated to rural Lancaster. Although those who hived the swarm were not able to be properly recognized and identified as of Press time, the local bee team of “Siddens and Cunningham” welcome the competition. (Photo courtesy of Joan Brian)

  
 
 

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Sumner City Council achieves, continues goals
  By Barbara E. Allender
   The Sumner City Council met in regular session on Tuesday. For some council members, it was a time to review objectives over the course of their terms.
   One of the items which has consistently been on the Council agenda has been to address the aesthetics of the city, eliminating abandoned homes and businesses and trash. Ordinances have been drawn up to give City Police Chief Travis Trainer the basis on which to fine and lead to the cleaning up of properties. With the problem of abandoned homes getting under control, Trainer said that he will now be reinforcing getting residents to clean up trash.
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Bridgeport plans budget
  By Barbara E. Allender
   Just as many Illinois communities are closely watching their finances, so is the City of Bridgeport. However, Mayor Brad Purcell is proud of the fact that the city is getting its budget in line. In fact, last year, he said that the city finished with $300,000. “in the black.”
   Now, a new budget is being designed which he hopes will have such good results. There are some needs, however, that need to be met with a new budget. He is encouraging council members to come forward with their ideas for city improvements in order to finalize the financial guide.
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