‘Pumped’ up for new beginning

SPRINGFIELD – Last week, the Pump Cafe hosted a ribbon cutting celebrating its new ownership — Chloe Nossaman, 19, a recent Thurston High School gradate.

“I just graduated high school; I didn’t want to go to college, I wanted something creative,” Nossaman said modestly. “When the opportunity arose, I said ‘I can do this.’ This is what I'm gonna do. And I made it happen. And now we're here.” 

Vonnie Mikkelsen, CEO of Springfield Chamber of Commerce, says she admires Nossaman for going against the grain.

“After graduation she didn't just . . .