Welcome to route56.com

Welcome to my anchor point on the web. For over 20 years, I have shared various subjects regarding highway, railways, local radio, and more.

I chose the name “route56” in honor of the green and white variant of the US Highway shield that the Kansas Department of Transportation and its predecessor agency used specifically to mark US 56 from its creation until the mid 1980s.

Click on the links above to access the pages devoted to the history of local radio and Kansas Highways, along with other creative outlets.

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Latest Blog Posts

  • Vote

    November 2, 2004 is Election Day in the states. Remember to vote. 🙂 I will be there Tuesday morning, and I’ll probably say who I voted for Tuesday afternoon. However, I’ll drop one big hint: I lean toward the right side of the fence.

  • spam attack

    looks like someone has tried to spam the blog. Time to keep an eye open….

  • Sports stuff

    Kansas Finally ends a long drought of a winless streak against Kansas State — which was worthy of a homecoming tear-down of the goalposts. In the overall records, K-State would have had to have a much longer streak to catch up to the number of wins KU has had on them in the past. Joe […]

  • More SLT ramblings

    Local Resident Richard Heckler had a Letter to the Editor in today’s J-W about the South Lawrence Trafficway. He also posted it to Larryville. Some of his opening paragraphs were cut, focusing on the issue of a Traffic Light that is along the existing stretch. A recent fatality accident and the proximity to the local […]

  • It’s an interesting sports weekend

    First off, we’ve got a NASCAR race at the Kansas Speedway. Looks like “Front Row” Joe Nemechek will be the pole sitter. KU will be facing K-State in the Sunflower Showdown Saturday evening. K-State is favored by only four points. Oklahoma and Texas will face in the Red River Shootout off at the Cotton Bowl […]

  • Trip around the Sun…

    I maintain a list of birthdays an Anniversaries, and this week, a couple of my “inner circle” friends had birthdays. Last Saturday (9/25) was the first Birthday of Rylie Carson. I’ve known her mom, Allison, since about 1993, and have tried to keep in touch with her family since about ’96. Allison was a big […]

  • Debate Results

    I must confess, I did not watch the presidential debate last night. However, I saw Fark link to conflicting opinions as to whether Bush or Kerry won the first debate — and Fark posted both under “Obvious”. Somehow, I just think that this reflects the polarized nature of this year’s elections. Those that suppoted Bush […]

  • SLT Musings

    The local paper has done a story about the status of the South Lawrence Trafficway highway project — which, as the local highway guru, I have a perticular interest, and have been observing since about 1990. As it stands, the earliest the SLT could be completed is 2012, based upon the idea the legislature would […]

  • Klingons for Kerry

    Saw this article on the Drudge Report a while back. A group of Oregon residents dressed up like Klingons for the release of a Star Trek DVD at a local record store. These Klingons state they support Kerry because “A good war is based on honor, not deception… The first warrior, President Bush, deceived us […]

  • More on the football fiasco

    The fisco regarding the White City-St. Marys academy football game, where St. Marys refused to play with a female player suited up, has apparantly made the news wires, as well as managing to get my mug in the local Rag. (Story and Afformentioned ugly mug from the Journal-World) In addition, the Kansas State High School […]