America in Bloom Judges Visit This Week

The America in Bloom Judges will be coming though Washington this week, and Mayor Sandy Lucy couldn’t be happier we are not in the middle of a drought. Hillerman’s Nursery Landscape Design Foreman and Co-Chair of the America in Bloom Committee, Dave Wehmeyer, says the judges will be in town on Thursday and Friday to experience the Washington community. Wehmeyer says the Judges will stay at the Old Dutch this year and will visit the recycling center, water tower park, Mercy Hospital, the Downtown area and all the parks. The Judges are looking for landscaping features but are also looking for Washington pride and efforts to make the community a better place to live. Wehmeyer says if you have been putting off weeding the garden, mowing the lawn or trimming the shrubs – this is the week to do it.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

5 hours 45 min ago

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.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 2 hours ago

If you want to get someone's attention, whisper. That old investment brokerage ad is the opposite of what is going on regarding shootings in Ferguson and Tower Grove. When people threaten violence or blankly label one as a racist, it's very hard to listen. The same holds true for those who sum up the plight of impoverished black communities as "that's how those people are."

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

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IN REMEMBRANCE OF LEXI JONES - 09/08/2014 - 11:32am

SPORTS CORNER

1 hour 57 sec ago

As the Falcons finish up the regular season the team is looking to make their mark in the record books by erasing a tough start to climb above the .500 mark for the first time all year. The Falcons knocked off Missouri Baptist JV 2-1 to elevate their season record to 8-7-1. A tale of two seasons has East Central College winning seven of their last eight matches. Jake Erwin and AJ Bannister were able to score for the Falcons in the victory.