Route 66 News

Newspaper names Dawn Welch Oklahoma’s Woman of the Year

Dawn Welch, owner of the historic Rock Cafe on Route 66 in Stroud, Okla., was named Oklahoma’s Woman of the Year by The Oklahoman newspaper today, according to the newspaper’s BAM’s Blog. The Oklahoman no doubt honored Welch because of…

Weekly “Route 66″ radio show begins Saturday in Joplin

Radio host Terry Hester is debuting a new weekly music show, “Route 66,” at KZRG in Joplin, Mo., on Saturday. In an e-mail, Hester said he would be playing the top pop hits from 1957 to 1972 to “relive the…

Not just any meeting

The quarterly meeting of the Route 66 Association of Missouri, set for Jan. 16 after a noon lunch at Matt’s Steakhouse in Rolla, isn’t going to be just any meeting, according to a report by Three Rivers Publishing. First, a…

Emory Duick takes a long walk to the Pier

Emory Duick, the 71-year-old man who decided to walk or jog Route 66 to encourage fellow senior citizens to be more physically active, reached the end of his 2,250-mile journey today when he made it to the Santa Monica Pier…

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