Spotlight: Cigarette tax increase could help

The Oklahoma House of Representatives Appropriations and Budget Committee voted 17-10 Monday for House Bill 1841 by Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang. The bill proposes a $1.50 per pack increase in the state’s cigarette tax and would direct revenue from the proposed tax increase into health care. The bill would have to get at least 75…

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Yukon PS releases survey, begins meetings for bond planning

Yukon Public Schools are moving forward with the community wide bond planning process. Superintendent gave a presentation during the Board of Education meeting on Feb. 6 about Yukon’s bond planning. “For those that aren’t familiar, bonds basically pay for everything. They are the lifeblood of the school district,” Simeroth said during the Feb. 6 presentation.…

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Saying goodbye to Dérailleur, hello to The Lokal

The Lokal is a new “Okie cuisine” restaurant coming to Yukon on Valentine’s Day. Dérailleur, an “American cuisine” restaurant in Yukon located at 10 West Main St., Suite 100, came under new ownership Jan. 26. Scott and Susie Condict first partnered with Richie Bean, previous owner of Dérailleur, but then bought the whole thing from…

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Crosby speaks on State of the City

City Manager Jim Crosby spoke on the State of the City as the guest speaker for Yukon Chamber of Luncheon on Thursday. Crosby started his speech by letting attendees know he’d be talking about where the city has been and where it’s going in the future. “I’ve gotten a lot of questions from people. Of…

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City Council continues to work toward transparency

City Council showed Tuesday they are still working on being more transparent and open with Yukon citizens. Mayor John Alberts mentioned during Tuesday’s City Council meeting that the City Council agendas will now be posted on the City of Yukon’s Facebook page prior to each meeting. Alberts said he hopes posting the agenda on the…

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Yukon PS moves forward with community wide bond planning

Yukon Public Schools is preparing for its next bond proposal package with the help of the community. Superintendent Dr. Jason Simeroth gave a presentation Monday during the regularly-scheduled Board of Education meeting about Yukon bond planning. “For those that aren’t familiar, bonds basically pay for everything. They are the lifeblood of the school district,” Simeroth…

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Local restaurants host successful fundraising week

Eight Yukon restaurants donated $2,000 to the New Year’s Eve crash victims’ families after hosting a successful weeklong fundraising event. “Dine Out For Mandy” included Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, Pie Five Pizza Co., The Big Easy New Orleans Cafe, Green Chile Kitchen Route 66, The Miller Grill, Dérailleur, Papa Johns, and Hog Wild Bbq Smoke…

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New Chinese restaurant asks for ‘a chance’

Angel Lin, owner of China Panda, wants the business to be the best that it can be, which she said she believes is up to the customers. China Panda is a new restaurant located at 941 Cornwell Dr. that opened on Jan. 3. China Panda offers American-style Chinese food for eating in or carrying out.…

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‘A Latte Love’ to go around

Local business owners are spreading love all over Oklahoma through coffee. A Latte Love Coffeehouse is a Christian mobile coffee shop that’s primary goal is to spread love wherever it goes. “We are feeding off the fact that our whole business is about the word needs more love,” Owner Ceeja Malmkar said. “There’s actually a…

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‘Fun for everybody’ at the Chocolate Festival

Tradition continues with Yukon’s annual Chocolate Festival this Saturday. There’s nothing not to like about it because “everybody likes chocolate,” said Jan Scott, director of Yukon Parks and Recreation. “There’s probably a few who don’t [like chocolate,] but it was a really easy event to get started,” Scott said. Scott and Librarian Sara Schieman started…

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