Softball starting preseason with no worries

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com At the beginning of last season, the Yukon Millers softball team was virtually written off even before the first ball was thrown. Katie Hoke was in her first year as the team’s head coach, and everyone expected it to be a rebuilding year. After all, the team had lost players like…

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Yukon’s Keziah Lofton nets basketball three-peat

By BRODY FELDMANN newseditor@mustangnews.info For the third year in a row, Yukon’s Keziah Lofton helped her AAU basketball team to a national championship. Lofton travels all over the United States to play with an Arkansas-based team — Arkansas Mavericks. Two weeks ago, the destination was Ohio for the sixth-grade AAU National Tournament. “It was fun.…

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Yukon school meal prices set to increase

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com The price that students in the Yukon School District will pay for their meals is going up next year. The school board, on Monday, approved a 10-cent increase across the board for full-price meals. According to the district, elementary students will pay $1.20 for breakfast and $2.60 for lunch; middle school…

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Yukon schools fill principal, other positions

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com The Yukon School Board continued Monday to fill vacancies in its administration that have recently been created through promotions and resignations. The board also voted to hire an assistant athletic director whose primary focus will be on women’s sports. The board voted to name Christine Jefferies and Phillip Ward as assistant…

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Turnpike project on track for 2020 completion

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info The end is in sight for the rough travel on the John Kilpatrick Turnpike between the Northwest Expressway and State Highway 66. That was the good news that Joe Echelle, the assistant to the executive director of the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority, delivered at the Yukon Chamber of Commerce’s luncheon Thursday. “The…

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OBITUARY: Thomas Lee Newbry

Thomas Lee Newbrey, 53, was born Nov. 22, 1965, in Aurora, Nebraska, to Theodore “Ted” Newbrey and Diana Rowley. He passed away on July 3 at his home in Yukon. He graduated from Midwest City High School in 1983 and received his associate’s degree with honors from Oklahoma City Community College in 1999. Tom enjoyed…

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Local church offers free twice-monthly meals to community

By LARISSA COPELAND layout@theyukonreview.com The Chisholm Trail Presbyterian Church in Yukon has restarted their twice-monthly community meals. Hosted the first and third Mondays of each month, the chef-prepared meals are a way to provide food and fellowship to area residents, according to Reverend Jan Burns-Hintze. “Everyone who comes is pleased to be there,” Burns-Hintze said.…

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Mustang seniors and dads enjoy summer retreat

By BRODY FELDMANN newseditor@mustangnews.info Mustang football coaches took senior athletes and fathers on an unforgettable trip to southwest Oklahoma for a one-day retreat. “It was amazing. When I tell you that it totally changed the way that our seniors look at our football program and our coaches. It is a different vibe and different feel.…

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County officials propose $30M budget

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com Canadian County’s proposed budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year is more than $5 million higher than the just completed fiscal year. The proposed general fund budget is $30,894,720.49. That is an increase of $5,544,365.89. District 2 County Commissioner David Anderson said the increase is a combination of the county’s improving finances…

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Yukon teen among DC diabetes delegation

By LARISSA COPELAND layout@theyukonreview.com Monday, 14-year-old Lundyn Cox boarded a flight to Washington, D.C. Unlike others her age, the Yukon teen’s trip wasn’t a vacation; Cox was on her way to lobby Congress to continue supporting type-1 diabetes research. “We have been meeting other delegates from all over the country,” Cox’s mother, Brandy Skoropowski, said…

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