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

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Volleyball Player Jordan Kriete from St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. Jordan played all the way around on a team that finished the season 26-7-2. Her statistics are impressive.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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If you want to get someone's attention, whisper. That old investment brokerage ad is the opposite of what is going on regarding shootings in Ferguson and Tower Grove. When people threaten violence or blankly label one as a racist, it's very hard to listen. The same holds true for those who sum up the plight of impoverished black communities as "that's how those people are."

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SPORTS CORNER

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The St. Louis Cardinals are exercising the 2015 option on pitcher John Lackey. The 36-year-old right-hander will earn the league minimum 500-thousand-dollars after making 15.25-million each of the last three seasons. Lackey was acquired from Boston at the trade deadline and his contract had a clause allowing for a league-minimum option after missing the entire 2012 season due to elbow surgery.