Washington Turns 175 Today

The city of Washington officially turns 175 years old today. On this day in 1839, Lucinda Owens appeared before Justice of the Peace, Joseph R. Hardin, and filed a plat of Washington Missouri. By this act of filing a plat of town, such as required by state law, the Town of Washington was legally founded. The original town had twelve blocks and thirteen fractional blocks with 144 lots. The streets parallel with the river were named Front, First (which was later renamed Main), second and third. The cross streets were Lafayette, Jefferson, Market, Franklin (later renamed Walnut) and Washington (later renamed Locust). This information was taken from the book “A History of Washington Missouri” by Ralph Gregory who was the recent grand Marshall of Washington’s 175th anniversary parade. You can purchase the book at the Washington Museum.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

4 days 6 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Junior Running Back/Defensive Back Jonathan Braun with the St. Francis Borgia Knight Football Team. Braun ran the ball 21 times for 195 yards and two touchdowns in Friday night's 31-19 win over the Union Wildcats, averaging 9.3 yards per carry. He also plays defensive back where he made one tackle.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

3 weeks 3 days ago

August 9, 2014, will forever be marked in the history books as the date Michael Brown was shot by a Ferguson police officer.

It is the aftermath of that event, however, which history will forever remember. The protesters, the looters, the agitators, the Hands Up Don't Shoot movement, the dramatic announcement of the grand jury, the buildings up in flames. In the process, the community and image of Ferguson was destroyed.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

6 hours 31 min ago

After an off-day, the Cardinals resume their homestand tonight against Pittsburgh. Carlos Martinez puts his 13-and-6 mark up against 7-and-7 J.A. Happ in the opener of the three-game series, with first pitch at 7:15 p.m. The Cards will host the Cubs for three games starting Monday.