OKC man acquitted in Yukon bank robbery

An Oklahoma City man faces up to life in federal prison after being convicted of committing three bank robberies as part of a two-month crime spree. Dwayne Edward Rasmussen, 55, was convicted of committing robberies in Chickasha and Oklahoma City. He also was a suspect in a robbery that occurred at the RCB Bank at…

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Obituary: Dennis Charles Kastl

  Dennis Charles Kastl, 64, was called to eternal rest on Jan. 20 at his home on the family farm near Yukon. He was born April 13, 1955, to Leonard and Dorothy (Krshka) Kastl. A 1973 graduate of Yukon High School, he then attended Oklahoma State University, graduating in 1978. Dennis worked for Seagate and…

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Second-half struggles doom Millers

Kevin Ritter was almost at a loss for word. His Yukon Miller basketball team had seen a 10-point first-half lead against the Stillwater Pioneer all but evaporate in the third quarter, and then completely disappear in the fourth. At the end of regulation, the two teams were tied, sending the game into overtime. There, the…

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Search continues to fill school board seat

The search for someone to fill a seat that became vacant in November when Jeff Behymer resigned is expected to be filled at the February school board meeting. However, first someone needs to apply. Behymer resigned at the end of November after he moved outside of the zone in which he lived. State law requires…

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Obituary: Benjamin Kevin Herd

Benjamin Kevin Herd of Yukon, 39, was called home Jan. 20 after a brave fight against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Ben was born June 10, 1980, in Oklahoma City to Dan and Shelli Herd. Ben spent his early years living in San Diego, Tennessee and Puerto Rico while his father served in the U.S. Navy. Ben…

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Millerettes stifle struggling Stillwater in conference win

The Yukon Millerettes used a stifling defense and a strong shooting night to throttle the Stillwater Lady Pioneers Tuesday. The final was 51-30. The Millerettes (7-7) never trailed in their first conference win of the season. “It felt good,” said coach Roy Wyckoff after the win. He said the first quarter set a tone for…

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Dinner Theater 2020

The Mustang High School Theatre Department presented a murder mystery dinner experience on Friday. “Acting Can Be Murder,” by Eddie McPherson, showcased the students’ talents on the stage. Photos / Provided

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Long-awaited SH-4 project begins

With signs flashing a warning that workers are in the area, officials from a Tulsa bridge construction company have begun work on a long-awaited project at State Highway 4. The crews really began moving some dirt over the past two weeks. A crane was recently moved into place just south of the North Canadian River,…

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Chamber preps for ‘Night Among the Stars’

Sherry Poage said being selected as the H.B. Frank Citizen of the Year award winner last year was exciting and unexpected. Poage, who played an integral role in revitalizing the Yukon Main Street program, received what is considered the top honor at the 2019 Yukon Chamber of Commerce Gala. Her successor will be named next…

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Yukon grapplers take 6th at COAC

Yukon’s wrestling program finished sixth overall over the weekend at the Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference tournament. The results came with one wrestler grabbing a conference title and four others finishing as runners-up. Lane Parks, wrestling at 285, was the conference champion. He also was named the outstanding wrestler in the tournament. At 113, Cooper Mahaffey…

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