Twinkie Prices Skyrocket on Ebay

In the immediate aftermath of the announcement Friday by Hostess Brands, Inc. that it is closing all of its plants, the prices of Twinkies and other Hostess fare skyrocketed on EBay.

As of late Friday afternoon, one seller had already received bids of $16 a box, with 19 hours remaining to bid. The market Buy It Now price for a ten-Twinkie box was hovering around $20. Another Ebay item listed was "10 boxes of Twinkies Fresh Off the Hostess Truck" had a Buy It Now price of $500--or $25 a box. One very hopeful seller, apparently waiting for a huge spike in demand, posted a single box of Twinkies for $100.

Hostess Bakeries, Inc. made the decision to close for good on Friday, after warning union employees that the financially troubled company could not weather a prolonged strike. Roughly 18,000 workers have already lost their jobs or will do so once the last remaining Hostess products are delivered to stores.

Those in need of their Twinkie, Ding-Dong or Ho-Ho fix most likely will not have to quit cold turkey forever. Industry analysts say it is most likely the brand names and recipes will be purchased by other companies and back on the supermarket shelves in the near future.

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Washington Varsity Soccer Goalie Camron Shipley. Camron made countless saves in Washington's 1-0 win over Borgia Saturday night at Jim Scanlan Stadium at Washington High School. The game was scoreless through regulation and two overtimes and Shipley only gave up one goal in the shootout. Camron has made 96 saves through 19-games this season.

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SPORTS CORNER

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District Volleyball...
Class 3 District 8 at Union...
First Round...
Union vs. St. Clair at 5:00
Sullivan vs. Salem at 6:15
Owensville vs. St. James at 7:30
Borgia gets a first round bye

Class 4 District 3 at Rockwood Summit...
Eureka vs. Pacific at 5:00
Northwest vs. Parkway South at 6:15
Washington vs. Rockwood Summit at 7:30
Lafayette receives a first round bye