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

1 week 12 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Borgia Freshman Golfer Thomas Alferman. Alferman is a member of the Borgia team that qualified for the state tournament at Silo Ridge in Boliver this week. In the district tournament at the Sullivan Country Club, Thomas shot a 13 over par 84 helping the team to a second place finish.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

4 days 10 hours ago

Commencement, it is said, is a beginning. Yet graduations are also the end of an era--for students and their parents. For the kids, it's a time of excitement and promise. For parents, it's a bit more bittersweet.

What will the future hold for the Class of 2015? Time will tell.

My youngest has now graduated from high school. Back in 1980, I was the youngest of my family who graduated.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

1 day 23 hours ago

Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 on Saturday in a game that was shortened to six innings because of inclement weather. Edinson Volquez (4-3) allowed two runs on four hits for Kansas