America in Bloom Judges Visit This Week

The America in Bloom Judges will be coming though Washington this week, and Mayor Sandy Lucy couldn’t be happier we are not in the middle of a drought. Hillerman’s Nursery Landscape Design Foreman and Co-Chair of the America in Bloom Committee, Dave Wehmeyer, says the judges will be in town on Thursday and Friday to experience the Washington community. Wehmeyer says the Judges will stay at the Old Dutch this year and will visit the recycling center, water tower park, Mercy Hospital, the Downtown area and all the parks. The Judges are looking for landscaping features but are also looking for Washington pride and efforts to make the community a better place to live. Wehmeyer says if you have been putting off weeding the garden, mowing the lawn or trimming the shrubs – this is the week to do it.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

6 days 1 hour ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Sullivan Senior Baseball Player Matt Foster. Matt pitched a no hitter against Union in a game at GCS Ballpark in Illinois Friday night. He struck out 13 batters and walked four while throwing 111 pitches. He also had one hit in the game. Matt is also very good with the bat. His .520 average and 14 runs batted in leads the team.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 days 21 hours ago

Early Thursday morning, I received news that vandals had broken in to St. Francis Borgia Grade School in Washington, causing extensive damage to several classrooms and offices. School was closed for the day as the Washington Police Department went about their business of securing what had changed from a school community to a crime scene overnight.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

7 hours 1 min ago

Floyd Mayweather Jr., the 38-year-old with the baby face and the unblemished professional boxing record, beat Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night with a unanimous decision in what was considered the highest-grossing bout in history.