Eateries reopen dining rooms under COVID-19 guidelines

For many local eateries, Friday marked a return to business – almost – as usual. “It has a different feel,” said Jeff Havern, a managing partner of Primo’s Italian Restaurant in Yukon. Primo’s was one of several restaurants to reopen on Friday, after Gov. Kevin Stitt announced on April 22 that restaurants would be allowed…

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Family opens supply stand to help neighbors in need

One Yukon family has taken a church lesson to heart and opened a free supply stand to help area residents with necessities. Vincent Murillo, 14, Carlen Otts, 11 and Allanis Otts, 9, along with their mother Janille Otts started what they call a “grab and go” stand around March 20, as part of a challenge…

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Watch keeps track of family’s role in Yukon

Don Eskew’s roots in Yukon run deep. According to family research, Eskew’s family has called the community home since 1900, when James and Lucinda Eskew arrived by train with two of their eight children. “William (Eskew) rode in the baggage car with their animals and equipment, and the rest of the family rode in the…

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Yukon food pantries work to meet increased need

In the wake of a pandemic and the closure of non-essential businesses, Yukon’s food pantries are struggling to keep up with increased need. “We’re seeing a big increase in numbers,” said Sherri Rogers, director of Yukon’s Manna Pantry. “We’re getting calls from other places that we don’t serve, because there’s apparently quite a few food…

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Student input sought for post-COVID prom, mobile meals units launched

When it comes to the 2020 Mustang High School prom, officials are falling on the school’s greatest resource — its students. “Ceremonies and rites of passage are going to look very different,” said Mustang Superintendent Charles Bradley during a live-streamed special board meeting Tuesday. “It’s unfortunate for kids, and it’s unfortunate to parents.” Prior to…

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Board votes to delay $47M bond election

The Mustang School Board voted Tuesday to postpone its $47 million bond election to Aug. 25. The election had originally been set for April 7. Before voting, Superintendent Charles Bradley laid out the board’s options, which included canceling the election altogether and revisiting it at a later date, or postponing the vote. Bradley provided the…

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MHS Project Graduation asks for help from the community

It’s an uncertain time for students in Oklahoma, with classes canceled until at least April 6, but Mustang’s Project Graduation team is still raising funds to put on a post-graduation party for seniors. There are a lot of ifs for this year’s celebration. Classes could resume April 6, and graduation could take place as scheduled.…

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Yukon rugby club snags weekend win in Edmond

Yukon’s F5 Rugby came home Saturday from Edmond with a 17-14 win. “This was one of the most enjoyable games I have seen in a while,” said Tyson Parker, recruiting coordinator and assistant coach. Parker said both teams showed strong defense, with scores by senior flyhalf Edgar Galindo Jr. and inside center Colt Creamer, who…

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Chemistry is key to 2020 YHS soccer girls’ success

Tuesday, the Yukon High School girls’ soccer team will face Moore for its first match of the season. First-year coach Danielle Tantillo said her team – which boasts nine returning seniors – will need to rely on their footwork and technical skills against the Lady Lions. “Moore is strong and physical, so we’ll have to…

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Local youth rugby club begins 2020 season

Yukon’s area high school rugby club began its season Saturday with a 43-12 loss against Tulsa-based Union Rugby Club. “(Union is) a very athletic and older team,” said Tyson Parker, recruiting coordinator and assistant coach for F5 Rugby. “Our youth showed.” Parker went on to say that the match was not a pretty one. “The…

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