Crosby meets with residents to hear concerns, suggestions

City Manager Jim Crosby met with some concerned citizens this week. Crosby told City Council members Tuesday during their work session that he met with the citizens on Monday evening. The meeting was set up by Scott Myrick with some residents who were expressive of their opinions or concerns about the City of Yukon on…

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Sweets, treats and all the meats!

Plenty of Yukon residents showed up hungry to the Dale Robertson Center Thursday night, but left with full stomachs and smiles on their faces. Yukon’s 18th annual Taste of Yukon was a success. Taste of Yukon featured different types of food, including cupcakes, bread pudding, fudge, chicken tenders, smoked brisket, hamburgers, macaroni and cheese, sushi,…

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Celebrating Yukon’s Birthday

Yukon will be celebrating its 126th birthday on Saturday. Yukon’s Birthday Bash, hosted by the City of Yukon and Yukon’s Best Main Street, is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The bash will include entertainment, shopping, a kid’s area and activities, contests, food and drinks and more. The Entertainment Stage on 5th Street…

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Yukon’s history remembered as birthday arrives

Yukon, once a small town founded in 1891, is getting ready to celebrate its 126th birthday. Yukon first became known as part of the Chisholm Trail, which started in 1867 after the Civil War. Texans would bring herds of long horned cattle from the ranges of Texas to the railroads in Kansas, passing through several…

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Beauty and the Beast is ‘magical, beautiful’

The 2017 Beauty and the Beast live-action remake truly is a breath of fresh air. The remake stayed true to the original plot, some scenes being almost an exact match to the 1991 cartoon, which has brought about some complaints, but I thought it was brilliant. Director Bill Condon kept the original “tale as old…

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St. John Nepomuk student named new Kid Governor

Audrey Patton, a fifth grader at St. John Nepomuk Catholic School, was recently chosen as Oklahoma’s 2017 Kid Governor by Sunbeam Family Services and the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy (OICA). The Kid Governor program began last year as a way for children to be represented in the state by a child going around speaking…

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Yukon PD to purchase new vehicles, equipment

The Yukon Police Department will be purchasing seven new police Tahoes. City Council members approved a loan from Yukon National Bank (YNB) to purchase seven outfitted 2016 police Tahoes. The loan has a two percent interest rate for a term of 36 months, as recommended by Police Chief John Corn. This will be the first…

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Water Park to be built, not be scaled down

Many of you may recognize the name Scott Myrick as the man who actively supported Tuesday’s special election, but he’s also the owner and developer of a new water park that will be built near Yukon. Myrick decided about eight months ago he wanted to build and fund “Thunder Falls,” a water park and hotel…

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