Foundation honors creativity, innovation

Since its founding in 1980, the Yukon Public School’s Foundation for Excellence has given out almost 800 grants to Yukon school teachers valued at more than a half-million dollars. Thursday, during a banquet at The Palace, more than $20,000 was given to 28 more teachers. For Pat Snyder, who along with her husband Jim, was…

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Millers’ swim teams score early success

Yukon’s swim teams have started the season the way their coach had hoped — winning one meet and having success in another. Both the Millers’ boys and girls swim teams brought home first-place finishes in their opening meets at Lawton. There, they competed against four teams, including all three Lawton schools as well as Elgin.…

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For the Millers, a season cut short

For the Yukon Millers football team, the shoulder pads and helmets are back in the storage room, where they will remain until spring football in May. And while the season was wrapped up Nov. 8 without a berth in the playoffs, coach Jeremy Reed said he was proud of the tenacity his team showed throughout…

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Family mourns loss of husband, father

“I forgive him,” said the widow of Ross Garrett, as she wiped tears from her eyes. The person she was forgiving is 39-year-old Justin Van Anderson, who was accused of robbing a 7-Eleven early Tuesday and shooting to death Ross Garrett. Ross Garrett was on the telephone with 911 operators reporting the robbery when shots…

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Yukon’s Hurtz earns 2019 All-State honors

Several Canadian County softball players, including one from Yukon, have been named to the Oklahoma Coaches Association’s All-State team. The list was released last week. Senior Hannah Hurtz, who was the Yukon Millers’ leadoff hitter, was selected to the Large West team as an outfielder. Also on the team are three players from neighboring Piedmont.…

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Former Mustang teacher dies in crash

A former Mustang intermediate teacher was killed over the weekend after her vehicle flipped and rolled off an overpass near Interstate 40 and Czech Hall Road, authorities said. Brookelynn Selman, of Yukon, died in the crash that occurred early Saturday, authorities said. Selman, 25, taught math at Meadow Brook Intermediate School last year. She currently…

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Patriots top Medford, prepare for playoffs

The Southwest Covenant Patriots have not lost a regular season game in more than two years, and last Friday’s game was no different. The Patriots topped the Medford Cardinals 42-14 to finish the regular season 8-0. The last time Southwest Covenant lost a regular season game was on Oct. 19, 2017, when the team lost…

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Clerk shot, killed during robbery

A Yukon-area convenience store clerk was shot and killed early Tuesday during an armed robbery. The suspect was later shot and killed by police. Oklahoma City police say Ross Garrett, 64, was killed during a robbery at the 7-Eleven located at 12201 W. Reno Ave. The store is located at the corner of Czech Hall…

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Tough defense brings sense of optimism for Millerettes

Yukon girls basketball coach Roy Wyckoff is excited about what this year could hold for the Millerettes. The team, which finished last year with a 6-17 record, returns five players who saw time on the court as starters. The Millerettes lost just one senior last year in Sunny Middleton, and only has two seniors on…

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