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WHS class of of 1957 celebrates 60th

Fourteen members of the Williams High School Class of 1957 attended their 60th alumni reunion at Wild West Junction in Williams Sept. 8-9.

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Cub scout pack 138 visits Williams Fire Department

Williams Volunteer Fire Department hosted Boy Scout Cub 138.

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Photo highlights: runners enjoy Mountain Man Run

Mountain Man Race results for the John Colter Special 10k and Montain Man 5K.

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Out of the past: Second Street and Route 66 era 1981

The Big Indian Trading Post and Kentucky Fried Chicken were located on Second Street and Route 66 in 1981.

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Juniper Creek Outdoors caters to fishermen, hunters, campers and more

Kevin Overfield has many fond memories of hunting and fishing in the woods and hanging out in the historic Sportway outdoor store in Williams as he grew up, and he now hopes to give back to the community by opening Juniper Creek Outdoors in Williams.

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Otter mansion: Workers begin construction of new habitat at Bearizona

Otters at Bearizona Wildlife Park will soon enjoy a new enclosure.

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Brewed Awakenings helping Williams get its coffee and yogurt fix

Cameron and Devin Maebe have a clear goal in mind — invest in their community and help make it a place they want to raise their children.

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Cool Country Cruise-in rolls into Williams

Twisters 50s Soda Fountain in Williams hosted the annual Cool Country Cruise-in Aug. 11-13.

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Out of the past: Williams downtown 1981

Downtown Williams 36 years ago.

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Ash Fork School celebrates first day of school

Every year Ash Fork School begins its first day of school with team building activities.

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Out of the past: Davenport Lake and Route 66

Interstate 40 replaced Route 66 in this area in the 1980s, but lies in a similar location today.

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St. John’s Episcopal-Lutheran Church in Williams welcomes new vicar

St. John’s Episcopal-Lutheran Church is happy to welcome its new vicar, Reverend Mary Piotrowski to town.

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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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