Weekend Briefing | News from April 11 – 15

The Bonney Lake and Sumner area had more sports news this week, with the Pantherettes becoming state champs and the undefeated Sumner and Bonney Lake track teams meeting head-to-head to decide who is top dog. Also, read about how you can drive around the week-long White River bridge closure and how the Sumner School District is providing Chromebooks for all its students.

Your weekend briefing for March 21-25.

Bonney Lake Pantherettes claim state championship

The Bonney Lake drill team (also known at the Pantherettes) claimed a state title in the show category this year! Coach Lisa O’Brien said there were a lot of new girls on the team this year, but that didn’t stop them from going straight to state. This year, the Pantherettes, with the help of the team choreographer and parent volunteers, put on a show-stopping Alice in Wonderland routine. Read more about the team’s state title and their past achievements here.

Panther boys top Spartans; Spartan girls go the distance

The Panterette’s werent the only ones who had a good week; the undefeated Bonney Lake and Sumner boys track teams met April 7, with the Panthers coming away with the win. The Spartan girls, however, topped Bonney Lake at the same meet. The season is half over, but there are stars on each side. Read more about each team’s top athletes here.

 

How to get around the White River bridge closure

Many Bonney Lake and Sumner residents won’t be affected by the week-long White River bridge closure, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t know the best routes around the bridge to get on and off the Plateau. The Department of Transportation recommended a few detour routes, but we at the Courier-Herald did some research of our own. Read about the best detour routes around the White River bridge closure here.

Sumner School district students look forward to taking home Chromebooks for school | Sumner School District

Starting next year, all Sumner School District students will have their own personal Chromebooks to use for school work – and middle and high schoolers will be able to bring them home. The district says utilizing electronic learning resources is a key part of a student’s learning experience. The Courier-Herald will be doing a followup story, but until then, read more about the Chromebooks here.

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Proudly in defense of breastfeeding, in King County and everywhere | Public Health Insider

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Buckley discusses potential 83 unit apartment complex development

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State survey seeks information from SR 410 drivers

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Road work affects SR 167 night traffic | Department of Transportation

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