Washington Turns 175 Today

The city of Washington officially turns 175 years old today. On this day in 1839, Lucinda Owens appeared before Justice of the Peace, Joseph R. Hardin, and filed a plat of Washington Missouri. By this act of filing a plat of town, such as required by state law, the Town of Washington was legally founded. The original town had twelve blocks and thirteen fractional blocks with 144 lots. The streets parallel with the river were named Front, First (which was later renamed Main), second and third. The cross streets were Lafayette, Jefferson, Market, Franklin (later renamed Walnut) and Washington (later renamed Locust). This information was taken from the book “A History of Washington Missouri” by Ralph Gregory who was the recent grand Marshall of Washington’s 175th anniversary parade. You can purchase the book at the Washington Museum.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 day 10 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 9 hours ago

CLICK THE ABOVE LINK TO HEAR OFF THE CUFF: ON DEMAND.

Thomas Jefferson, proponent of the Bill of Rights, could never have conceived just how many venues there are today for First-Amendment protected speech.

What he also could not have conceived is how this phenomenon of pervasive media has actually stymied, not enhanced, the free speech expression of presidential candidates.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

12 hours 5 min ago

Kolten Wong's grand slam powered the Cardinals to a 4-1 win over the Reds in St. Louis. Lance Lynn fired seven innings of one-run ball to improve to 8-and-5. Trevor Rosenthal worked a perfect ninth to nail down his 31st save. St. Louis has won eight of 10.