Washington Athletic Field Renovation Begins Next Week

Work on the new athletic field at Washington High School will begin next week. Washington Assistant Superintendent Dr. Mehan says the field improvements were approved at this weeks board meeting. Byrne and Jones are contracted to do the work which will include a new synthetic turf, new track, lighting, visiting bleachers, fence, concession stands, and sidewalk and improvements to the entrance to comply with ADA requirements. The 2 point 325 million dollar project is projected to be complete by September 9th. The first day of school is August 20th and the field may not be complete by the first couple football games. Dr. Mehan say the passage of Question 1 on April 2nd opened up some capital improvement funds to fix the deteriorating athletic complex.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

5 days 21 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Garrett Leimkuehler, Sophomore Quarterback for the Hermann Bearcats. Garrett has completed 58% of his passes, 22 of 38 for 441 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions. He has also carried the ball 36 times for 371 yards for 13 touchdowns and he is averaging more than 10 yards per carry.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 5 days ago

On Saturday, September 6, our family lost a dear friend to a car accident. Listeners know her as Lexi the Impulse Puppy. It surprised us a bit just how much the loss struck us--a tribute to just how much that dog loved us--and just how much we loved that dog. Dogs are not the same as people, but they certainly tap into the very best of us.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

IN REMEMBRANCE OF LEXI JONES - 09/08/2014 - 11:32am
COMMUNITY MUST HEAL: A CHALLENGE - 08/06/2014 - 3:18pm
Senior Games Embrace Life! - 06/23/2014 - 11:23am

SPORTS CORNER

23 hours 43 min ago

Randal Grichuk and Matt Holliday homered in the first and the Cardinals held on for a 2-1 win over the Reds at Busch Stadium. John Lackey tossed seven-and-two-thirds innings of one-run ball while Seth Maness notched his third save. St. Louis maintains a two-and-a-half-game lead on the Pirates atop the NL Central. David Holmberg gave up two runs in six frames for Cincinnati to take the loss.