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Old Smoky's diner comes down

The historic Old Smoky's restaurant on Route 66 and Sixth Streets came down July 18.

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Out of the past: Williams in 1915

Views of Williams in 1915 show dirt roads, the railroad and Sitgreaves Mountain in the distance.

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Photo highlights: Second Saturday Artwalk a hit in downtown Williams

The Gallery in Williams and Mountain Home Art Gallery in downtown Williams host artisans taking part in the Second Saturday Art Walk July 8.

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Locals donate blood July 6

St. Joseph Catholic Church hosted a community blood drive July 6.

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Williams High School alumni hold 80s reunion

Williams High School classes from 1980-1989 held a reunion June 23-25.

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Parks in the Pines 4-H cleans-up

Parks in the Pines 4-H club helped clean-up the Williams Rodeo grounds June 19.

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Climbing to new heights on Route 66

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Rockin’ the Wall on Rt. 66 is one of the newest, fun-filled additions of things to do in the Williams area.

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Route 66 license plate named tops in the nation

New offering gets kudos from national collectors group

Arizona gets even more attention after the new Route 66 specialty license plate was named the Best New License Plate in the U.S.

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Ash Fork High School honored as top Arizona blood donor group

ASH FORK, Ariz. — With an estimated 21,500 blood donations by the end of the school year, teens have retained their status as United Blood Services largest donor group for the 13th consecutive year.

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Mountain Man Bill’s 7D theatre adventure arrives

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Starting with 3D visual effects, then adding in wind machines, strobe lights, rapid motion seats and a personal blaster — Mountain Man Bill’s Gunslingin’ Adventure is bringing a multisensory family fun 7D cinema to Williams.

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Onward and upward: Williams class of 2029 graduates kindergarten

The class of 2029 celebrated kindergarten graduation May 24 at Williams Elementary-Middle School.

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Williams schools announce May Students of the Month.

Williams Unified School District (WUSD) recently announced the May Students of the Month.

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Williams High School students compete in egg drop

Williams High School students compete in egg drop.

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Out of the past: The Grand Canyon Hotel

The Grand Canyon Hotell 1898 and 1920.

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Williams schools announce April Students of the Month

Williams Unified School District (WUSD) recently announced the April Students of the Month.

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Out of the past: West side of Williams 1950s

Many roads in Williams were still dirt in the 1950s.

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Births: Nixon David Wilamowski

David Wilamowski and Samantha Johnson of Williams are proud to announce the birth of their son, Nixon David Wilamowski.

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Williams High School students receive academic awards

Williams High School students were awarded for excelling on the 2016 AzMerit test March 30.

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Middle schoolers’ photos on display throughout April

Eighth grade students at Williams Middle School have completed a photo project that will be on display at The Gallery in Williams.

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Williams schools announce March Students of the Month

Williams Unified School District announced the March Students of the Month (SOM).

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Elephant Rocks Golf Course open for season

Elephant Rocks Golf Course opened it's 18 hole course March 18.

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Grand Canyon rangers bring hands-on learning to Williams schools

Williams Elementary-Middle Schools experienced a bit of the Grand Canyon last week, when volunteer rangers from the park visited the school.

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Celebrating with style: Connie Hiemenz celebrates her 70th

Connie Hiemenz celebrates her 70th birthday at the Williams-Grand Canyon News office March 13

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Helgeson takes home Super Bowl prize package

WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Patricia Helgeson won gift certificates from Kicks, Jeff’s at Goldies Route 66 Cafe, Clover Hill Shell, Wild West Junction and the Grand Canyon Brewery.

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Williams schools announce February Students of the Month

Williams Unified School District (WUSD) recently announced the February Students of the Month.

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