Deadline Passes for Franklin County Primary Races

The filing deadline for the August primary in Franklin County has come and gone, and it looks like there will be some interesting races after all.

The Franklin County Presiding Commissioner race now has three candidates after Gary Getman from St. Clair filed yesterday shortly before the 5:00 deadline. He joins incumbent John Griesheimer and Jerry Breihan from New Haven.

Current State Senator Brien Nieves joined The Franklin County Recorder of Deeds race this week and will be running against Tami Getman, Langdon Knight, Jennifer Metcalf, Judy Carroll and Doris Meyer.

Incumbent County Clerk Debbie Door is running against Stephen Pennington Jr.

For the Collector of Revenue, Incumbent Linda Emmons will run against Tori Karim and Sherri Matthews.

Offices that will run unopposed races include the County Auditor, Circuit Clerk, Prosecuting Attorney and Associate Circuit Judge in Districts 5, 6 and 7.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

5 days 18 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Borgia Freshman Golfer Thomas Alferman. Alferman is a member of the Borgia team that qualified for the state tournament at Silo Ridge in Boliver this week. In the district tournament at the Sullivan Country Club, Thomas shot a 13 over par 84 helping the team to a second place finish.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 days 16 hours ago

Commencement, it is said, is a beginning. Yet graduations are also the end of an era--for students and their parents. For the kids, it's a time of excitement and promise. For parents, it's a bit more bittersweet.

What will the future hold for the Class of 2015? Time will tell.

My youngest has now graduated from high school. Back in 1980, I was the youngest of my family who graduated.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

5 hours 31 min ago

Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 on Saturday in a game that was shortened to six innings because of inclement weather. Edinson Volquez (4-3) allowed two runs on four hits for Kansas