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Spotlight: Cigarette tax increase could help

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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…

Yukon has pieces to make deep playoff run in Class 6A

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It’s that time of year again sports fans. High School basketball playoffs begin around the state of Oklahoma next week across Class 6A and people are already starting to make their bets on who is going to be raising the gold ball in mid-March in Tulsa. Most “experts” across the state are favoring Tulsa Union…

Teacher “Apizziation” Award: Local teacher receives free pizza for a year

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A second grade teacher at St. John Nepomuk Catholic School received a big surprise on Thursday morning. Longtime educator, Shaa Hixson, attended the morning assembly with her students like every other school day, but when her named was called to come to the front, she knew something was different. A school administrator announced Hixson had…

Yukon enters postseason play with a lot of fire power

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The Yukon boys basketball team is entering the 2017 post season with a top-10 ranking and a plethora of talent that rivals almost any other team in the state in Class 6A. The Millers entered the final regular season game of the season on Friday evening at Stillwater with a 14-7 mark on the year.…

Yukon PS releases survey, begins meetings for bond planning

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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.…

Millerettes looking for fresh start in postseason

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The Yukon girls basketball team has had an up-and-down season this year with several impressive wins and some tough defeats. They will closed their regular season on Friday evening at Stillwater and entered that game with a record of 11-10. The Millerettes will open postseason play on Thursday evening at Edmond Santa Fe High School,…

Saying goodbye to Dérailleur, hello to The Lokal

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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…

Crosby speaks on State of the City

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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…

City Council continues to work toward transparency

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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…

Swimmers have strong showing at regional meet, qualify 21 for state

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The Yukon boys and girls swim teams competed in the 6A West Regional Swim Meet this past weekend at Mitch Park in Edmond. Here is the list of Yukon swimmers who qualified for the 6A State Swim Meet, which takes place next weekend at Jenks High School: The Millerette swimmers are Lauren Boswell (junior), Cegan…

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