Fair Spirit!

The Washington Town & Country Fair has long been known for its volunteer spirit. Fair Board members make a 9-year commitment, taking a week or move of vacation during Fair week--and still pay for their own season pass. Volunteers sell concessions, work gates, parking and more all on behalf of the organizations they serve. Volunteer firefighters wear heavy gear in high temperatures stand at the ready on the motocross track. When severe thunderstorms rolled in the Saturday night of the Fair, over 11,000 fairgoers were safely evacuated from the fairgrounds with just one minor injury reported. A leather goods vendor in his first year at the event told me when he saw the grounds at dawn on Sunday morning, he figured there was no way they would be able to open that day. What he didn't know is how much this community is willing to step up when called.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

5 days 15 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Washington Senior Running Back Jared Rennick. He carried the ball 19 times for 197 yards and two touchdowns in Friday's 34-12 win over St. Clair. Jared also wrestles and he is a good student with a 3.0 GPA. His favorite football team other than the Blue Jays is the Missouri Tigers.
Favorite Subject: History

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 4 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

16 hours 33 min ago

Kelby Tomlinson connected with the walk-off RBI-single to lift the Giants over the Cardinals, 5-4, at AT&T Park. Marlon Byrd gave San Francisco an early lead with his eighth career grand slam in the third inning. Javier Lopez picked up the win in relief as the Giants won their third straight game. Stephen Piscotty had a two-run double for St. Louis and Yadier Molina chipped in an RBI-single in defeat.