April 8th Municipal Election Results.

Slightly less than 13 percent of registered voters in Franklin County made it to the polls yesterday. The Franklin County Use Tax did not pass, but you can expect to see it on future ballots, while a 10 cent property tax increase for the Scenic Regional Library passed by less than 100 votes. A one point five eight million dollar bond issue for the Pacific Fire protection district easily passed. The St. Clair Collector will remain an elected position and Sullivan voters approved an 8 cent tax increase for the library.

Incumbent Josh Brinker defeated Carolyn Witt for the Ward 4 Washington city council seat and two new members were elected to the Washington School board, Rebecca Voelkerding and Susan Thatcher while Scott Byrne was reelected. Jeff Palmore defeated incumbent Pacific Mayor Herb Adams. Aaron Bockhorst, Tamara Weinhold and Virgil Weideman were elected to the Union R-11 school board. Bill Hammack will remain the St. Clair chief of police and Matt Mansell was reelected Pacific Marshall.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

3 days 8 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 2 days ago

CLICK THE ABOVE LINK TO HEAR OFF THE CUFF: ON DEMAND.

Thomas Jefferson, proponent of the Bill of Rights, could never have conceived just how many venues there are today for First-Amendment protected speech.

What he also could not have conceived is how this phenomenon of pervasive media has actually stymied, not enhanced, the free speech expression of presidential candidates.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

11 hours 1 min ago

The Washington Seniors are in Sedalia for the state tournament. Post 218 will begin play with a match-up against Manchester at 7:00 this evening. Washington is 33-3 on the season under Manager Mike Gardner. Manchester is 18-7. The game will be broadcast live on KLPW-AM 1220. The other game has Hillcrest going up against Fike-Post 499 from Blue Springs at 4:00.