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SUMNER: City doesn’t need more warehouses

Re: “Sumner golf course property might have a buyer” (TNT, 6-21).

I live in Lakeland Hills above the Sumner Meadows golf course. I’ve played golf there for the past 15 years. In the winter the course is so wet and soggy that the ball plugs when it hits the ground. Un the middle of the golf course, there are large ponds that support many bird species. The course also lies within the flood plain, and a few years ago, it was under water when they released water from the dam.

This municipal golf course is home to

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SUMNER: Links-style course a loser for city

Re: “Sumner golf course in the rough again” (TNT, 1-8).

In response to Sara Schilling’s excellent article on the demise of Sumner’s municipal golf course, the prospect of the course ever being run in the black is unlikely. Most local public golf courses, especially those within a 10-mile radius of any Boeing plant, live off revenue from evening nine-hole golf leagues and their weekend tournaments.

The green fees collected from simultaneous league groups sent off the front and back nines and income from drinks, hot dogs and buckets of range balls should easily cover course expenses.

So why is

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