Municipal Election Race Narrows

It looks like the April municipal election in Union just got easier for voters to decide. It was discovered that two candidates for Union Alderman have delinquent taxes for 2012 and therefore can’t be put on the ballot. One of the candidates was Tom Strubberg of Ward 4 and one was Jim Albrecht of Ward 1. At this point it would appear that both candidates signed their declaration of candidacy stating that their taxes were not delinquent. Union City Clerk Jonita Copeland says that because Jim Albrecht, an incumbent, cannot run the race for Ward 1 will be write-in only. Karen Irwin is the other candidate running for Ward 4 so that leaves just one Ward with any competition. That would be Ward 2 between Dennis Soetebeir and Vicky Jo Hooper. According to sources Strubberg thought his taxes were paid and Albrecht thought he could pay his before the election date.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

3 days 8 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Union Quarterback Blake Hulsey. Last year as a junior, Blake completed 244 passes on 340 attempts for 3,316 yards, 28 touchdowns and just six interceptions. That's a completion percentage of 71.76 percent and rating of 130.242. He also carried the ball 148 times for 664 yards and 18 touchdowns. Blake also averaged more than 40 yards per punt.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 1 day ago

I have been behind the microphone for 10 years now. In the course of time, I have covered many elections and have seen first-hand how bruising and hurtful campaigns can be to people. None have been as difficult to watch, however, as the annexation battle in Washington--which pitted good people who care about their community against good people who care about their community.

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SPORTS CORNER

7 hours 32 min ago

The Cardinals are off today as they travel to Philadelphia for the start of a three-game series tomorrow night against the Phillies. Shelby Miller gets the start for St. Louis. He's 8-and-9 with a 4.25 ERA. Philly counters with Kyle Kendrick, who is 5-and-11 with a 4.90 ERA.