ONG seeks 25-year franchise to serve Yukon

A natural gas franchise election awaits Yukon voters when polls within the city open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 2. Voters will determine whether to grant a franchise agreement between Oklahoma Natural Gas and the City of Yukon for 25 years. City and ONG officials have said area home and business owners…

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Duplex zoning changes turned down

Planning commission members will be recommending to city council the denial of two requests at 200 N. Yukon Parkway. Commission members voted no on both applications on behalf of Ashton Gray, LLC for zoning changes which would have provided for a planned unit development (PUD) on the 4.25-acre property, and a zoning change from C3…

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YPS recovering from ‘perfect storm’

Superintendent Jason Simeroth labeled a revenue shortfall at Yukon Public Schools as “the perfect storm” during discussion at Monday night’s Yukon Board of Education meeting. Simeroth said the district will have to recover about $5 million in its spending. That perfect storm was described as a compilation of the closing of school and the closing…

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Wrestling homecoming is Tuesday night

Wrestling homecoming for the Millers is during Tuesday night’s match against Enid. Coronation will be at 6:45 p.m., according to Coach Joe Schneider, and the varsity dual meet will immediately follow. Members of the homecoming court include: senior girls Macy Brookshire, Aubrey Sperry, Kirsten Richards, and Savannah White; and senior boys Chance Bailey, Zach Butcher,…

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District to offer options for students

When Yukon students return from the Winter Break in January, they will continue with the school district’s continuous learning plan … but only for a week. The school board voted Monday to approve a new option that will allow parents to choose whether their students return to the classroom, use the virtual school or a…

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Obituaries – Elvia Parodi Daniels; Bette Jo Lawson

Elvia Parodi Daniels of Yukon, born Jan. 9, 1940, passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 14, 2020, due to complications related to the COVID-19 virus. Elvia, a native of Panama, was married to her surviving spouse, Lonnie Daniels, Sr., originally of Norman, for 56 years. Elvia is also survived by her daughter, Jalima Huskey and husband…

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Council trims city manager finalists list

Yukon’s mayor says she hopes to begin formal interviews with finalists for the city manager’s job within the next two to three weeks. The city council met in executive session for 2½ hours Tuesday to review applications for the position, which will become vacant in January when Jim Crosby retires. Crosby announced his plans last…

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Debris cleanup crews to take break

The process of cleaning up debris from the Oct. 26 ice storm is going well, officials said. Crews from Arbor Master and the city will take a break from the cleanup process beginning Tuesday. The work will resume Nov. 30, said Assistant City Manager Tammy Krutchmar. The process, thus far, has been long and exhausting.…

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Coach reflects on Yukon’s ‘strange’ football season

For Yukon coach Jeremy Reed, there is a lot of soul searching in his future. The Millers’ head football coach said this week that he will have to look hard at what went wrong this year when the Millers lost twice to their archrival. Yukon opened and closed its season against Mustang. Reed said 2020…

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