Area residents share memories of former Yukon coach

  For 13 years, J.W. Loudermilk was a force at Yukon High School, where it wasn’t unusual for his athletes to be seen running sprints up the hallways during frigid weather. His “never quit” attitude was engrained in his athletes. When he retired in 1988 after 13 years of walking the hallways and circling the…

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Voters return incumbents to Canadian County offices

And Chris Eversole   Canadian County’s two incumbent commissioners were easily re-elected to their posts Tuesday, each carrying more than 60 percent of the vote. The most competitive race of the day was for District 3 Commissioner Jack Stewart of Yukon, who faced a stiff challenge from Daniel Pugh of Calumet. Pugh was a familiar…

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Steagall, Bice earn state House, Senate seats

For the U.S. Air Force reservist, his hopes of joining the Oklahoma Legislature have been fulfilled. For the senator and the county commissioners, it is another opportunity to continue to serve their constituents. And for the Independent candidate, it was a future that wasn’t to be. Jay Steagall, Stephanie Bice and Jack Stewart were among…

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Hill claims HD-47 legislative seat

By Terry Groover/Chris Eversole Republican Brian Hill won the House District 47 seat over Democrat Sarah Carnes by a two-to-one margin during Tuesday’s election. Hill, from Mustang received 10,237 votes compared to 5,095 for Carnes. “I’m very grateful for the opportunity to serve the district,” Hill, 41, said. Hill, a businessman, said he appreciated the…

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Redstone school plans are unveiled

Construction is expected to begin on Yukon’s newest school building before spring break. Superintendent Dr. Jason Simeroth said Monday that the 120,000-square-foot building should be completed and ready for students by the time the 2020 school year begins. Plans for the estimated $28 million building were made public during Monday’s school board meeting. Officials from…

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Yukon gears up for holiday season

On Nov. 17, just moments after the winners of Yukon’s annual Chill Your Cheeks 5k cross the finish line and walkers make their way around the 1-mile trail that makes up the city’s Jingle Walk, more than 4 million LED Christmas lights will be set aglow, marking the beginning of 45 days of Christmas in…

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Program aims to help teenage girls

The Yukon park system wasn’t the only organization to benefit from last Friday’s Patriot Project fundraising effort. The House of Healing also reaped its rewards. The Patriot Project is sponsored each year by Southwest Covenant Schools. It is a one-day effort in which students, parents and volunteers team up with city employees for a day…

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Event raises funds for mobile testing center

A little more than a year since announcing plans to change its name and its destiny, Gateway Express Testing Center is moving forward with plans to expand its services. Last October, officials with Gateway Women’s Clinic said that it was changing its name. It also said that while its past had been focused on pregnancy…

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