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The Senn Files

Tools for successful learning

By Cheryl Senn During the days prior to the first day of Sanger Unified School District’s first day of school, there were a couple of backpack and school supply giveaway events. I attended one of the events, organized by the ...

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Even small steps will get you where you’re going

By Cheryl Senn Two weeks ago, as I was preparing to leave for a family vacation, I experienced abdominal pain. The pain kept getting worse and worse and then it became unbearable. I called my family doctor and I went ...

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Carrying on community traditions

By Cheryl Senn I recently attended the 24th Annual Jenni Park 4th of July Parade. This is a community parade that is organized by members of the neighborhood where it is held. This is not a City or Chamber hosted ...

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Words have power

By Cheryl Senn Words are simple every day things we use to communicate with. Words, when written and said at the right time someone needs to hear them make them powerful. I was having a horrible day on Monday. Both ...

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Groundbreaking news about water for the City’s future

By Cheryl Senn This past Wednesday, I attended a Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new Water Tank #3 that will be installed at the corner of J St. and Church Ave. The whole community should be excited about this new addition ...

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Softball game between fire and police, a great way to build community

By Cheryl Senn The Battle of the Badges took place this past Father’s Day weekend and there were a lot of fathers and families in attendance. Who knew that a personal challenge given from one Sanger Police Officer Fernando Garcia ...

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Every child, every day whatever it takes

By Cheryl Senn As a photographer and reporter I take thousands of photos a week. But every once in a while, one of the thousands speaks volumes to me. I had such a moment during this past week and I ...

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One step in the journey

By Cheryl Senn I attended the first two graduations of the season. The Sanger Adult School and Kings River/Taft High graduations. When I was walking in to the Washington Academic Middle School (WAMS) theater, I could see graduates running around ...

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Roy & Kathleen Mattox share advice on being married 50 years

By Cheryl Senn Roy and Kathleen Mattox recently celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary with an Open House at their home in Sanger. While attending their party I began to wonder what does it take to stay happily married for 50 ...

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Hard work pays off

By Cheryl Senn I attended the Sanger High Academic Scholarship signing ceremony yesterday and saw all the happy student and parent faces. Sanger High Principal Dan Chacon said, “Today we see it was all worth it.” What Chacon was talking ...

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