Excerpts taken from the Sumner Press in 1905--the year before the Oil Strike and the population exploded: The first part of the part of year was published on this blog Aug 5.
- Fourth of July: The amusement committee reported the following contests: Baby contest- first prize $2.00, second prize $1.00; Old Man's Race- winner $1.00; Heavyweight Race 210 pounds and up- $1.00; Hundred yard Dash Free-for-All $2.00; 50 yards Sprint Free-for-All $1.00; Rickett race (?) boys under 13- $1.00; Oldest Man present $1.00; Oldest lady present $1.00; Three-legged race Free-for-all $1.00; Bicycle race boys $1.00; Potato(sack) race --boys and girls $1.00; Putting shot free-for-all $1.00; Tug-of-war free-for-all $1.00; Special greased pole $1.00; Pole vault boys 13 and under $1.00; Boys race 14 and under $1.00; Tennis game winning team $2.00;
- Horse show Draft Mare or horse first prize $3.00 second price $1.00; draft team $4.00 and $2.00; single driver $3.00 and $1.00; double-team drivers $4.00 and $2.00; best boy rider under 12 years with pony $3.00 and $1.00; best saddle horse $3.00 and $1.00; lady riders $4.00 and $2.00; best tight harness colt two years and under shown at end of Halter $3.00 and $1.00; highest jumping horse $3.00 and $1.00; best pair of mules any age $3.00 and $1.00; entry fee 10% of first prize; all horses must be entered and shown by owners; first premium- blue ribbon & Second premium - red ribbon; see C. E. Harper or T. F. Pepple to enter.
- Businesses in Sumner in 1905: Star Store, T. F. Hoopes, F. Merts, E. S. Sumner, Wm. Burgart, James Gochenour, W. E. Brian, Schuder and Co., F. A. Baird and Son, T. M. Stevens, S. Harbaugh and Son, May Hardware Co., Gideon Kronmiller, D. C. Smith and Son, T. L. Jones and Sons, Dale and Sheridan, First National Bank, W. H. Westall and Bro., Phillipe and Mushrush, Staninger and Son.
- August 17, 1905 Sumner Ordinance Section 5 Chapter 8 Whoever shall, within the city of Sumner, permit any cellar, drain, pool, privy, sewer, yard or premises belonging to him or her to be, nauseous, foul, offensive, or injurious to the public health, or unpleasant or disagreeable to any persons, shall be deemed guilty of suffering a Nuisance. Upon conviction he or she shall be fined not less than five dollars nor more than $50.