Flu Cases on the Rise in Washington Schools

The Washington School District has been able to avoid the flu season this year but attendance rates are beginning to drop. Generally when a school dips below a 90 percent attendance rate, it starts to have a problem. The High School and Middle School seem to be fine at this point but a few elementary schools are hovering around that 90 percent rate. Both South Point and Fifth Street have seen a nearly 5 percent drop in the last week and now are only slightly over 90 percent. Cambellton and Augusta are only slightly better around 92 percent. Not all or even most absences are attributed to confirmed cases of influenza but a drop in attendance in the schools is a good indicator that Washington is officially fighting the flu.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

4 days 8 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 3 days ago

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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.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

13 hours 5 min ago

Missouri will begin the college football season ranked in the top-25. The Tigers are 23rd in the preseason Coaches' Poll. Defending champion Ohio State is number-one, followed by TCU and Alabama. Mizzou opens the season September 5th at home against Southeast Missouri State.