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

3 days 18 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Union Senior Bethany Coons. Bethany finished the basketball season at Union averaging 11 points and eight assists per game. Coach Dusty Weiskopf says Bethany is good at handling the basketball and teams would find it difficult to press Union when Bethany was in the game because of her lateral movement. When combining her scoring and assist averages, Bethany was contributing about 25 points per game.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

6 days 14 hours ago

Whether it was simply a matter of academic discussion or a trial balloon floated and exploded, President Obama's comments on mandatory voting surely has folks talking.

They should.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

16 hours 13 min ago

The NCAA Tournament regional semifinals begin Thursday with a quartet of games.