City sets out-of-city water, sewer rates

Anticipated development of a business corridor west of Frisco Road has prompted the Yukon City Council to adopt new water and sewer rates for customers outside of the city limits. City Manager Jim Crosby proposed the rates as officials expected significant commercial development along Frisco Road in the future. Construction of an interchange that would…

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Juvenile center workers file complaint

The former human resources director for the Gary E. Miller Children’s Justice Center says she was fired after filing complaints against the center’s director for sexual harassment. Ronda Moss filed the EEOC complaint on Oct. 15. She says she was fired two days later. A similar complaint was filed by Moss’ co-worker, Melissa McClain, said…

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Pets and People gets OK for new rescue center

Officials with a Yukon-based animal rescue program say they hope to break ground on a new facility later this year after a city board approved a request Monday that allows them to use property that doesn’t meet city space requirements. Officials with Pets and People plan to construct a 4,700-square-foot building near the current Yukon…

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City considers summer, winter sewer rates

Yukon residents could soon get a break on their summer utility bills after the city council authorized the city attorney to draft an ordinance to implement summer/winter utility rates. City Manager Jim Crosby said the proposal would help customers by lowering utility bills, especially during the summer. Yukon currently charges for water and sewer based…

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DEATH NOTICES – NOVEMBER 9, 2019

Gary Huckaby Gary Clayton Huckabay, 81, died Nov. 7. His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Crossing Community Church. (McNeil’s) Patricia Truman Patricia Truman, 59, died Nov. 3. Services are pending. (Ingram, Smith and Turner)

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Panel rejects dispensary request

After spending more than $25,000 to renovate an abandoned gas station into what he had hoped would be a thriving business location, an area businessman said he will likely sell the building. Justin Greenfield said he doesn’t have a choice but to put the property at 10 N. Kimbell Road on the market after the…

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Juvenile center director comes under fire

Allegations of sexual harassment against the director of the Canadian County Children’s Justice Center are being investigated, officials have confirmed. In a statement, emailed from the county on Wednesday, officials said they could not disclose information about the incidents, but the allegations against Dan Kern are being taken seriously. An investigation, the statement said, is…

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Yukon swimmers hit the water at Lawton

Bruce Clifton believes the Yukon swim team could make a splash this year with both his boys and girls teams. The Millers begin their season Monday with a meet in Lawton and return the bulk of last year’s swimmers, including senior Isaiah Auld, who holds virtually all of Yukon’s swim records. Over the summer, Auld…

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City considers Frisco Road development proposal

A proposed retail and entertainment district that would be located just north of Interstate 40 along Frisco Road could bring hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in revenue to the city, officials said Thursday. The development, which has been code-named The Raptor Group, would include things like restaurants, hotels and other entertainment venues. However,…

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Honors roll in for Yukon softballers

End of the season honors continue to arrive for members of the Yukon softball team, including two who were named this week to the All-Region II Team. Seniors Hannah Hurtz and Ashlynn Bruce were selected by the regional coaches during a meeting Tuesday, said Yukon softball coach Katy Hoke. Both also will be considered for…

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