Main Street revitalization to take time, officials say

  Revitalizing Yukon’s historic Main Street will not happen overnight. It will take effort and the community joining together, officials with the Oklahoma Main Street Program said last week. The effort begins with identifying the needs of the community, said Kelli Yandon, a program coordinator for the Oklahoma Main Street Program. About 40 or so…

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McCurdy takes seat as district judge

  Jack McCurdy became only the fourth district judge in Canadian County since 1984 when he took the oath of office Friday. McCurdy was sworn in by retired District Judge Edward Cunningham. Cunningham also appointed McCurdy in 2007 to the bench as a special judge. McCurdy was the second of four Canadian County judges who…

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Dispensary owner looks forward to adventure

  Courtney Young was busy Thursday. As crews installed security bars on the inside of windows, while other workers added security cameras throughout the building at 355 E. Main, Young was on the phone placing last minute orders. With the help of her mother and some co-workers, Young was preparing for her first day of…

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City of Yukon reserve account hits record level

  Just a little more than three years ago, the Yukon City Council learned that the city’s finances were on the brink of disaster. The city had less than $3,000 remaining in its reserve accounts. That discovery led officials to delay a decision to renew the contract of then-City Manager Grayson Bottom, who later resigned.…

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Yukon school board honors former member

  The legacy of a former Yukon school board member who passed away last year was honored Monday. The Yukon School Board voted unanimously to name its board room in honor of Dixie Ritz. Members of Ritz’s family attended the meeting and said Ritz would have been honored. The Dixie Ritz Memorial Board Room will…

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Teacher walkout, elections highlight 2018 news

From a teacher walkout to road projects, 2018 was filled with plenty of news. Over the next two editions, the Yukon Review will give a brief synopsis of some of the top stories that impacted Yukon and Canadian County. JANUARY Newspaper sale On Jan. 1, Chisholm Trail LLC purchased The Yukon Review and Mustang News.…

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Study session to focus on family justice center plans

  Canadian County District Attorney Mike Fields say his agency is beginning the process of creating a one-stop shop to help victims of family violence. Fields said Canadian County is exploring the possibility of creating a family justice center with the help of the national Alliance for Hope International. A family justice center brings together…

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Mustang publishers plead no contest to embezzlement, other charges

  Mustang vanity publishers Richard and Ryan Tate avoided jail Wednesday after pleading no contest to 44 counts, including charges of embezzlement, attempted extortion, conspiracy and a pattern of criminal behavior. The father and son, who owned Tate Publishing, entered their pleas before Canadian County Special Judge Jack McCurdy. He sentenced the pair to 20…

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