Fair Brings Big Money into Local Community

It was decided last week that the 2013 Washington Town and Country Fair brought 1 point 4 million dollars into the local community. According to Jennifer Giesike, director of the Washington chamber of Commerce, local business alone benefited from the fair to the tune of 550 thousand 500 dollars. On top of the economic impact felt by local businesses, local service organizations like the lions club and rotary club saw 129 thousand dollars from the 5 day event that is held every year at the Washington Fairgrounds. The Blue Ribbon auction, which allows people to purchase locally raised livestock, brought in 306 thousand dollars.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

3 days 13 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Swimmer Michael Matthews from St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. Michael medalled in two events at the state swim meet at the St. Peters Rec-Plex. He took 7th in the 50-Yard Freestyle and 4th in the 100-Yard Butterfly. Michael also medalled in four events in the AAA Conference meet, helping Borgia secure the conference title.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 2 days ago

Every election year, I hear the same complaints about the political party system, rigged elections and flawed candidates. As it happens, many of these come from folks who are rationalizing their decision not to vote.

I have a word for those who opt not to vote and then complain bitterly about the folks who end up running our country.

Malcontents.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

11 hours 37 min ago

Thanks to a balanced scoring attack and a second half surge, the Mizzou Men's Basketball team improved to 2-1 on the season with a 78-64 win over Oral Roberts Wednesday evening at Mizzou Arena. Freshman Montaque Gill-Caesar led the offensive output for Missouri with 19 points, with 10 total Tigers reaching the score sheet on the night. The Tigers fell behind early as a result of a sharp shooting performance from Oral Roberts to open the game.