Yukon sales tax report provides surprising results

July’s sales tax report from the Oklahoma Tax Commission contained a pleasant surprise for Yukon city officials. However, the city manager said he isn’t convinced the city is out of the woods just yet. According to the sales tax report, Yukon received $2,105,615 in sales tax revenue in July. That is up more than $70,000…

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Yukon not planning mask mandate

The city of Yukon does not plan to follow the leads of several other communities and require residents to wear face coverings when in public. Mayor Shelli Selby said this week that enforcing a mandate for facemasks would be virtually impossible. “We are hoping the people will take responsibility for themselves and wear a mask.…

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Schools finalize plans for new year

Yukon parents will have multiple options for their children who will be returning to class this fall. They will be able to choose whether to send their students back to traditional school 100 percent of the time, go through online course or a combination of the two, called blended learning. In addition, the district unveiled…

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Officers in fatal shooting identified

By SHANE SMITH For The Yukon Review The Mustang Police Department identified Thursday five officers who were involved in a shooting June 5 that left a Yukon man dead. Police Chief Robert Groseclose identified the officers as Sgt. David Hanson, Sgt. Ben Brauer, officer Ben Trujillo, John Gibson and William Carpenter. Who fired the fatal…

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County to seek COVID-19 funds

County officials are hoping to recoup some of the expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The money would come from Oklahoma’s portion of the federal coronavirus aid, relief and economic security (CARES) act. The county commissioners, during their meeting Monday, authorized emergency management director Andrew Skidmore to begin the application process for reimbursement. Skidmore said…

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Caution urged at Freedom Fest

With the recent uptick in cases of COVID-19, Yukon city officials are urging those planning to attend this week’s Freedom Fest to take precautions. The annual Fourth of July event spans two nights — Friday and Saturday at Yukon’s Chisholm Trail Park. The festivities Friday will include music by the Hi-Fi Hillbillies and Irv Wagner’s…

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County voters head to the polls

Turnout was decent as voters headed to the polls across Canadian County to decide one county office, along with state and federal offices and one state question. County Election Board Secretary Wanda Armold said turnout at the polls had been steady, but the number of people voting early and by absentee ballot was fairly significant.…

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Obituaries – Anita M. Garrison – Joyce Louise Smith

Anita M. GarrisonAnita M. Garrison, 88, passed away June 27 in Bethany.  Anita was born May 4, 1932, in Wichita, Kansas, to Denny and Lola Sullivan. She is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Richard A Garrison; parents, Lola and Denny Sullivan; brother, Orville Sullivan and sister, Ethel Brees. Anita is survived…

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Obituary – James Allen Watson

James Allen Watson, 34, died June 13. He was born Feb. 8, 1986, in Chickasha. He was a graduate of Yukon High School and worked as a custom welder. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mitchell and Linda Housh. Survivors include three sisters, Emily Yanda, Kaitlyn Niles and McKenzie Case; and grandmother, Nancy…

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Frisco Road bids lower than expected

A much-anticipated project that will provide access to Frisco Road from Interstate 40 could begin as early as October, officials said Thursday. And, it will cost less than expected. Officials with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation opened bids Thursday on the Frisco Road interchange project. The low bid was just over $14 million, which is…

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