Town & Country Fair Storm Response

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....


5 days 19 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Middle Blocker Amanda Vollmer of the Washington Blue Jays. She helped the team capture the championship of the 60th Annnual Hermann Tournament with a two set win over St. Francis Borgia last week. Amanda described the title win as the highlight of her high school career to this point. She will play volleyball at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where she will study nursing.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

3 weeks 3 days ago

No matter how many years pass, few of us old enough to understand the scope of what happened on September 11, 2001 will ever forget those video images of planes flying through skyscrapers, which then crumbled into dust. Perhaps out of psychological necessity, we have distanced ourselves from the visceral emotions of that day.



21 hours 8 min ago

Julio Teheran hurled six scoreless frames and the bullpen completed the shutout as the Braves blanked the Cardinals, 4-0 at Turner Field. Teheran scattered five hits and fanned six to improve to 11-and-8. Daniel Castro homered, tripled, and scored twice to lead Atlanta. Jaime Garcia gave up two runs over four frames to take the loss for St. Louis, which rested most of its regular starters.