City of Yukon honors outgoing council members

While they will remain on the Yukon City Council through the end of the month, two members of the panel thanked the community Tuesday for allowing them to serve. Longtime city council members John Alberts and Richard Russell were presented with plaques honoring their services at the beginning of Tuesday’s meeting. Alberts, who has represented…

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Ranchwood parents thank teachers, staff

More than 40 teachers, support staff and administrators at Ranchwood Elementary School were honored Thursday by the school’s parent-teacher organization for their efforts during a two-week walkout. The PTO provided each employee with a gift bag containing a number of items, including candy, photos, business cards and a $25 gift card. The women received a…

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Teachers, students return to class

On Day 140, students and teachers returned to the classroom at schools throughout Yukon. And with that, the calendar begins to tick to the start of summer. This year, summer break will start a little more than a week later than expected. That’s because for the past two weeks, Yukon educators, like more than 30,000…

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With walkout over, were there winners?

Yukon teachers will head back to class on Monday and with that can claim victory. Did they achieve everything they wanted? No. But they did make an impact on the future of education in Oklahoma. Yukon, like other schools across the state, sent its teachers to the Capitol in search of additional funding for education.…

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Yukon schools sell $8.175M in bonds

In September, voters in the Yukon School District approved more than $44 million in new bond money for various projects across the district. Friday, the school board approved the issuance of $8.175 million in funds, the first allotment from the new issue. The bonds will be issued by Town and Country Bank with an interest…

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BACK TO SCHOOL: Classes to resume after teacher walkout

After two weeks of walking in support of educational funding at the state Capitol, Yukon teachers and students will head back to the classroom Monday. Superintendent Dr. Jason Simeroth announced the teachers’ decision to resume classes in a letter posted to the district’s website Thursday. Classes remained out Friday to allow teachers one final day…

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Competition draws seniors to Yukon

For the past week, more than 260 athletes have played pool, pickleball and basketball. They have lifted weights, shot arrows and jumped hurdles. And each athlete is at least 50 years old. The 17th annual Yukon Senior Games are set to conclude Saturday with table tennis and archery. Events coordinator Tim Rhodes said the annual…

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Canadian County issues emergency burn ban

With strong winds, historically high temperatures and no moisture in the forecast, Canadian County officials issued an emergency burn ban on Thursday. The unanimous vote came during an emergency meeting of the county commissioners and followed the recommendations of fire chiefs across the county. District 3 County Commissioner Jack Stewart said officials had hoped to…

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Filing continues

At least one county official has drawn a challenger in the upcoming primary election. County Treasurer Carolyn Leck filed for re-election early Wednesday. She also drew a challenger. Marti Bold, a Republican from Yukon, also is seeking the seat. Also filing for office was Matt Wehmuller, who is the incumbent county assessor. Neither of the…

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Yukon School Board rehires principals, assistants

The Yukon School Board, without comment, voted to rehire all of its school site administrators. The move came Monday during a regular school board meeting. Normally, the board discusses personnel matters, including the rehiring of staff, during a closed-door session. They then vote in open session. During Monday’s meeting, the board chose not to go…

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