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

1 day 15 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Union Post 297 Senior American Legion Baseball Player Trey Fink. Earlier this season in a game against St. Peters, Trey pitched a complete game with 11 strike outs and no walks in an 8-1 win. He also went the distance in a tough luck 6-1 loss to Washington. He only gave up four hits with 13 strike outs and one walk. Time and again, Trey has proven his ability to go deep into games.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 4 days ago

Over the course of the past 16 years doing commentary on air and in print, there have sadly been many mass shootings and many predictable politicized reactions.

The shootings at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, however, stands out for two main reasons.

It involved race, and it was done it a church.

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SPORTS CORNER

16 hours 32 min ago

Local Senior Legion teams are getting ready for the trip to the 2015 Blue Springs Woodbat Tournament. Washington, Union and St. Charles will compete in the event which will run Wednesday through Sunday at the Hidden Valley Athletic Complex.