Fair Brings Big Money into Local Community

It was decided last week that the 2013 Washington Town and Country Fair brought 1 point 4 million dollars into the local community. According to Jennifer Giesike, director of the Washington chamber of Commerce, local business alone benefited from the fair to the tune of 550 thousand 500 dollars. On top of the economic impact felt by local businesses, local service organizations like the lions club and rotary club saw 129 thousand dollars from the 5 day event that is held every year at the Washington Fairgrounds. The Blue Ribbon auction, which allows people to purchase locally raised livestock, brought in 306 thousand dollars.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 day 13 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Taylor Covington with the New Haven Track and Field Team. Taylor earned All-State honors medaling in four events at the state track meet at Lincoln University in Jefferson City Friday and Saturday. She ran anchor on the 4X800 relay team that finished in sixth place.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

6 days 9 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

13 hours 31 min ago

The Cardinals and Diamondbacks play the finale of their three-game series tonight at Busch Stadium. Lance Lynn starts for St. Louis. He's 3-and-4 with a 3.46 ERA this season. Josh Collmenter gets the ball for Arizona. He's 3-and-5 with a 5.19 ERA. First pitch is set for 7:15 p.m.