A global company is leaving Sumner, but not before gifting a $850,000 donation to local nonprofits. But donations in Sumner’s industrial park aren’t uncommon. Businesses have contributed millions to area organizations.
Sumner School District teachers, bus drivers and food service employees rallied Wednesday (Aug. 15) for higher wage increases. They’re not the only ones upset with a 3.1 percent increase that’s not in line with state averages.
Brooks Running, also known as Brooks Sports Co., is closing and moving its distribution center in Sumner to the Midwest. The Sumner distribution center has been in operation for 20 years and has 61 full-time employees.
A former East Pierce Fire & Rescue chief died fighting a wildfire in California. Ten years later, his department still hosts annual remembrance ceremonies as a way to pass on his legacy to new recruits.