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44-year-old man wins Route 66 Marathon

Score one for the over-40 crowd. Jason Butler, 44, of Oklahoma City not only set a state record for 40-and-older runners in a marathon, but he won the 11th annual Route 66 Marathon outright Sunday in 2 hours, 35 minutes…

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Blue Whale hosts pop-up sale of Snapchat’s Spectacles

Blue Whale hosts pop-up sale of Snapchat’s Spectacles

The landmark Blue Whale of Catoosa, Oklahoma, hosted a temporary kiosk Tuesday morning for Snapchat’s new video-recording Spectacles, drawing dozens of technology buffs from all over the region. Linda Hobbs, an operator of the gift shop at the Route 66…

Jack Brown, CEO of Stater Bros. Markets, dies at 78

Jack Brown, CEO of Stater Bros. Markets, dies at 78

Jack Brown, 78, longtime CEO of Southern California’s Stater Bros. Markets chain, died Sunday night surrounded by family members, according to a news release from the company Monday. Stater Bros. was the longtime chief sponsor of the Route 66 Rendezvous in San…

Angel Delgadillo archives given to university

Angel Delgadillo archives given to university

Northern Arizona University announced Friday it accepted the archives of longtime Route 66 champion Angel Delgadillo to its collection. The announcement came in Delgadillo’s hometown of Seligman, Arizona, on the 90th birthday of Route 66. Delgadillo, 89, known as the…

Lawmaker seeks Illinois Route 66 Centennial Commission

Lawmaker seeks Illinois Route 66 Centennial Commission

It’s still 10 years away, but an Illinois lawmaker wants to set up a commission to help celebrate Route 66’s 100th anniversary in 2026. State Rep. Tim Butler (R-Springfield) introduced House Bill 6624 that would form an Illinois Route 66 Centennial…

New Bob Dylan artwork features Route 66

New Bob Dylan artwork features Route 66

A new show, “The Beaten Path,” at a gallery in London features Bob Dylan artwork that includes several images of Route 66. The Halcyon Gallery is showing the famed singer-songwriter and recent Nobel laureate’s acrylic paintings, sketches and watercolors of American…

Construction begins for Albuquerque Rapid Transit project

Construction begins for Albuquerque Rapid Transit project

Construction began in earnest Monday on the controversial Albuquerque Rapid Transit project that will affect about nine miles Central Avenue (aka Route 66) for nearly a year. According to the Albuquerque Journal, crews began removing the concrete medians and their trees…

“Show Me 66” documentary to premiere Nov. 10

“Show Me 66” documentary to premiere Nov. 10

The Missouri History Museum has been working on a documentary, “Show Me 66: Main Street Through Missouri,” for about a year. The 90-minute film will premiere at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 in Lee Auditorium at the Missouri History Museum in…

Fran Eickhoff plaque being moved to Missouri Hick Bar-B-Q

Fran Eickhoff plaque being moved to Missouri Hick Bar-B-Q

A plaque commemorating longtime Route 66 business owner Fran Eickhoff is being moved from Fanning 66 Outpost to the Missouri Hick Bar-B-Q restaurant in Cuba, Missouri, after the former closed. The plaque will be re-dedicated by the Route 66 Association of…

Joplin will officially revive Mother Road Marathon

Joplin will officially revive Mother Road Marathon

Thanks to action by the Joplin, Missouri, City Council, the Mother Road Marathon officially will be resurrected in the tri-state region Oct. 1, 2017. The council on Monday night gave final approval to a licensing deal that will allow local race organizer…

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