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Finley school gets new sign

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FINLEY, Wash. - A sign of the times Wednesday in Finley as the school district held a dedication ceremony for a brand new digital reader board at Finley Middle School.

The sign replaces an old manual reader board that was used for decades. Paul Knutzen said the old sign was an eyesore and had been there since he was a student.

"Well, before, having to employ a teacher to go out there and manually change the letters on there, isn't always the best when it's windy and 50 degrees outside. Plus, the letters were so old and crumpled that they hardly stuck on there and by the time they changed it, the message was outdated," Knutzen said.

The School District can now instantly communicate messages with the digital reader board. It cost about $30,000 and most of that money came from community donations.