Historic designation for 270-mile stretch of Michigan Road takes a step forward
Several reasons I like this article:
Publications - nice example of an hourglass article with narrative features
Geography - it's a local example of the connection between topography, transportation and the migration of people.
Computer Applications - It also illustrates the lengthy process adults must go through presenting a project; no slapping together a clip art PowerPoint on this one.
Sociology - illustrates social values and how symbols can even be roads.