Deadline Passes for Franklin County Primary Races

The filing deadline for the August primary in Franklin County has come and gone, and it looks like there will be some interesting races after all.

The Franklin County Presiding Commissioner race now has three candidates after Gary Getman from St. Clair filed yesterday shortly before the 5:00 deadline. He joins incumbent John Griesheimer and Jerry Breihan from New Haven.

Current State Senator Brien Nieves joined The Franklin County Recorder of Deeds race this week and will be running against Tami Getman, Langdon Knight, Jennifer Metcalf, Judy Carroll and Doris Meyer.

Incumbent County Clerk Debbie Door is running against Stephen Pennington Jr.

For the Collector of Revenue, Incumbent Linda Emmons will run against Tori Karim and Sherri Matthews.

Offices that will run unopposed races include the County Auditor, Circuit Clerk, Prosecuting Attorney and Associate Circuit Judge in Districts 5, 6 and 7.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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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

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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.

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SPORTS CORNER

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The Washington Seniors came back to life with a 14-2 route of Manchester Post 208 in the loser's bracket of the state tournament in Sedalia Friday afternoon. Matt Miller pitched a complete game for the win, as Washington improved to 35-4. The victory puts Post 218 in the championship game against Fike-Blue Springs today. Washington will need to beat Fike twice to win state.