OSSAA announces district alignment

Not much will change for the Yukon Miller football program over the next two years, at least as far as who their district opponents will be. The Oklahoma Secondary Activities Association released its district alignment this week. For Yukon, in Class 6A-1-1, the district is exactly the same as it has been for the past…

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Yukon to honor local OKC bombing victims

The Yukon City Council plans to honor six residents who died April 19, 1995, when the Oklahoma City federal building was bombed. The council plans to proclaim 2020 as a Year of Remebrance during its meeting Tuesday. This year is the 25th anniversary of the bombing at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. The crime…

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OBITUARY – Bruce Hubert Smrcka – Death Notices

Bruce Hubert Smrcka, 65, passed away Jan. 15 in Oklahoma City. He was born Oct. 3, 1954, in Oklahoma City to Hubert and Barbara (Kolar) Smrcka. A 1973 graduate of Yukon High School, Bruce was engaged in the family farming business, where they also ran a dairy farm for many years. He later worked at…

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Grapplers claim fifth at Jenks event

The Yukon High School wrestling team finished fifth over the weekend at the Larry Wilkey Invitational Tournament in Jenks. The Millers scored 140.5 points with a first-place, second-place and two third-place finishers among the 16 wrestlers participating in the event. Corbin Gordon, wrestling at 220, was Yukon’s top finisher. Gordon went 5-0 in the tournament…

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Yukon schools eye changing start times

Yukon’s school superintendent said he is prepared that some parents will not be happy, but the district has proposed changing the start times of most schools beginning in the fall. Dr. Jason Simeroth unveiled the proposed new start and end times during Tuesday’s school board meeting. The schedule will allow the district to better serve…

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Yukon makes strides in cutting dropout rates

Yukon school officials say they are working hard to keep students in school, and it appears their efforts are working. Melissa Barlow, the principal at Yukon High School, said the number of students who are considered to have dropped out of school fell to 29 in 2018. In 2016, that number was 52. It was…

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OBITUARY – Frank Larry Stegall – Death Notices

Frank Larry Stegall Frank Larry Stegall, 81, of Mustang, passed away Jan. 1. His funeral was Tuesday at Christ Lutheran Church in Mustang. Interment was at Mustang Cemetery. Pastor Daniel Ross officiated. Frank was born in Jacksonville, Texas, on May 4, 1938, to Fonzo John and Ann Smith Stegall. He was raised in the Athens,…

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Families to appeal after most of lawsuit dismissed

An attorney representing the family of a teenager who was killed in a 2016 car crash says the family plans to appeal a ruling that dismissed most of the lawsuit related to the fatal accident. Kindra Dodson said a paperwork glitch prompted District Judge Paul Hesse to dismiss lawsuits that had been filed against the…

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Boundaries finalized for Yukon schools

After months of discussion, which included at least three community meetings, the Yukon School District has unveiled new boundaries for students who will attend one of three intermediate schools. The new boundaries are needed as Yukon prepares to open its first new school since Lakeview opened in 1996. Redstone Intermediate School is being constructed at…

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