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Highway 36 Celebrates 100 Years of Service

U.S. Highway 36 is celebrating it’s 100th anniversary this week. The U.S. 36 Association contingent were in Topeka on Thursday, the 100th anniversary date of the beginning of Highway 36, originally named the Rock Island Highway because it ran parallel to the Rock Island Railroad for several miles.

C.F. Travelute of Marysville was one of the original board members. Chad Kramer of Marysville is the current President of the U.S. Highway 36 Association and he was in Topeka for the ceremony and tells us what all took place at the Kansas State Capitol.

About Derek Nester

Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. 6 radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production assistant for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on 69 radio stations across 9 Midwest states.