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Cumberland Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 26th, was Cumberland’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt.

This year, because of inclimate weather, the hunt was held at the Cumberland Library.

Although space was limited, we still had an astounding turn out!

*A special thank you to Kim Tibken and Rana Thomsen for planning the hunt and supplying goodies and prizes to the kids!*

Cumberland Snow Storm February 22, 1945

February 22, 1945

Cumberland Snow Storm

Provided by Marilyn Blankenship, these photos represent times of past.

Horses and an old CAT snow plow cleared the City’s streets.

CAT Snow Plow CAT Snow Plow2 City Hall Horse and Buggy Telephone Co Vet Barn

Santa Came to Cumberland!

Santa Came to Cumberland!

Saturday, December 19th, Santa took time out of his oh-so-busy schedule to visit the children of Cumberland!

The City of Cumberland would like to thank Rana Thomsen for organizing the event, and her volunteers for helping the day of.

We would also like to thank Santa for coming to visit us, and all those who made it possible with their generous donations.


Halloween Fun!

Kid’s Halloween Party

Saturday, October 31st, the City of Cumberland hosted a Halloween party for the children of Cumberland and surrounding areas.

At the event we saw 90 kids!

What a great turn out!

We would like to thank Houghton State Bank, Cumberland Telephone Company, Schrier Auto Body, Dan’s Welding, and the 21st Century Cooperative for their generous donations, without them these events would not be possible!

We would also like to thank our volunteers Katie Greenwalt, Virginia Coughlin, Grace Smith(City Hall), Devan Amdor(CTC), Beau Barnholt(CTC), Will Jenkins(CTC), Tyler Wilson(CTC), Rana Thomsen, Lane Thomsen, Teresa Stender, Ericka Stender, Matt Graham, Emily Smith, Brad Smith, and Becky Pelzer.


City Hall Now Accepting Debit/Credit Card Payments!


The City of Cumberland is now accepting debit and credit card payments, for Utilities, from all major credit/debit car brands such as: MasterCard, VISA, American Express, and Discover Card! Payments may be made online at, by telephone at (888)604-7888, or in person at City Hall!

Water Caculator

Water Usage Calculator

Ever received your water bill and wondered, “How could I have used THAT MUCH water?!”

Well, you aren’t the only one. In fact, a lot of people don’t understand water usage. So here is a website that made it simple!

Here you input how many times you do dishes (whether it be by hand or dishwasher), how many baths and showers everyone in your household takes, how many times and for how long you spend watering plants, how many loads of laundry you do, and how many times and for how long you wash your hands and brush your teeth in a day. Yes, it is that in depth. I was skeptical when I input our family’s numbers (2 adults, 1 infant, 2 cats, 1 dog), but when the number appeared I was shocked. It was exactly what my bill usually is per month!

So, if you have ever wondered how water usage is calculated and, “How could I have used THAT MUCH water?!”, I strongly encourage you to use this tool to your advantage.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

What A Great Easter Egg Hunt!

Saturday, April 4th, was a beautiful day for an Easter Egg Hunt. What a wonderful turn out we had this year!

The City of Cumberland would like to thank the people who organized and planned the hunt, and the volunteers who hid the eggs!

They saw 60+ kids this year and because of that extra goody bags needed to be made mid-event!

Thank you to all the kids (and their parents) who came to hunt eggs on such a beautiful day!

Can you find yourself in the pictures below?

Until Next Year!

Kids Hunting Eggs! Kids Hunting Eggs! Kids Hunting Eggs! Volunteers/Parents Kids Hunting Eggs!

Bids For Improvements

Improving The Interior of City Hall

The City Council of the City of Cumberland is now accepting bids to remodel portions of the inside of City Hall.

As of now City Hall is insufficient in heating its interior, and is wasting money and energy trying to keep it heated.

We are hoping that by doing these rennovations we will save almost $1200 a year on the City Hall heating bill!

All bids can be submitted Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday between the hours of 8:00AM and 4:00PM and Thursday from 9:00AM to 4:00PM.

Dates To Remember In December!

December 8th, Cumberland Post Office 9AM-12PM
December 9th, Cumberland City Hall 9AM-12PM
(Cumberland City Hall Celebrates its 100 Year Anniversary!)
December 10th, Cumberland Public Library 10AM-2PM
December 11th, Houghton State Bank 8AM-2PM
December 12th, Cumberland Telephone Company 11AM-2PM

Support our local businesses and stop in for cookies, coffee, and conversation!

Cumberland Children Choose To Be Healthy!

6th – 12th Graders Choose to Start Running Club in Cumberland

As of July 8th at 8:30 A.M. a group of Cumberland’s youth will meet at the Baptist Church in town and will be participating in a new running club run by Deb Brown, middle school track coach. This club will teach the basics of running including: stretching, staying hydrated, what snacks are most healthy for before and after a run, endorphins, and much more! This club will also teach responsibility, these kids will be provided a “runners’ journal” and every Tuesday will be asked they remember to bring their journals to review the running recorded at home. If you or your child has any questions about joining this club please contact City Hall (712)774-5614.