Backstoppers are Putting the Second Annual Hats Off to Backstoppers Weekend

The Franklin County Backstoppers are putting the second annual Hats Off to Backstoppers weekend November 3rd and 4th. Uniformed personnel from the area’s police, fire, and ambulance departments will be stationed at shopping centers and even intersections in the county passing out informational stickers about the Backstoppers in exchange for a cash donation. The Backstoppers organization was started in 1959 and provides needed support and financial assistance to the spouses and children of all local and county police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and EMT’S who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Washington Police Chief Ken Hahn is the chairman of the Franklin County Backstoppers.


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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Sophomore Cross Country Runner Mikayla Reed from Washington High School. Mikayla has already accumulated a lost list of accomplishments in the first couple of years of her high school career. As a Freshman, she was fifth in the 3200 Meter Run at the state track and field championships and had the third fastest time ever by a Freshman. Highlights this year in cross country include first place at the St.

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