Barbecue contest to aid child advocacy program

By TERRY GROOVER News Editor After more than a year of planning, the fragrance of oak, pecan and cherry wood will soon be wafting through the air near El Reno as huge smokers are fired up to benefit a local organization that helps children. All Fired Up For Kids is a Kansas City Barbecue Society-sanction…

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‘Know what to do,’ Yukon officer urges

“Anything you can do to make yourself safe and to make sure you get home safe, that’s a win,” said Master Sgt. Scott Franklin. Franklin, a school resource officer with more than 28 years of experience, including 18 years in Yukon, said making sure everyone remains safe in an active-shooter situation is a priority. Franklin…

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Cities, county share $7M in sales tax revenue

Canadian County communities shared more than $7 million in sales tax revenue in July, according to the latest report from the Oklahoma Tax Commission. The report, which is the result of business conducted in the last half of May and the estimated business for the first 15 days in June, showed that the nine cities…

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Authorities investigate after infant dies

The death of a seven-month-old baby, who was found unresponsive at a Canadian County daycare, is under investigation. Oklahoma City Police identified the baby as Sterling Michael Gerber. He died late last week at Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City after having been rushed to the facility July 11. According to a police report, officers responded…

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Tate Publishing property sold at sheriff’s sale

By TERRY GROOVER Staff Writer As Richard and Ryan Tate await a preliminary hearing on various charges related to their publishing business, the Mustang father and son learned Monday that most of their property had been sold. Four of the five tracts of land owned by the family sold at auction on June 11. Canadian…

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New hotel is proposed for Yukon

Plans for a four-story hotel to be located in the Westend Pointe district of Yukon appear to be moving forward. Members of both the Yukon board of adjustments and the planning commission on Monday approved requests from Manish Patel for a proposed Avid Hotel that would be located at 1609 Westend Pointe. The hotel would…

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Yukon, Pets & People seek to move forward

Yukon officials say they are still waiting on a response from Pets and People regarding a contract to serve as a community rescue service. The organization has for several years worked with Yukon’s animal control program and even shares half of the city’s animal shelter. However, for at least the past year, the city and…

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Yukon well represented at annual awards event

Yukon was a big winner recently at the Frontier Country Marketing awards banquet, with three businesses and the city winning first-place awards. Among the winners was the city of Yukon, which brought home the award for outstanding publication for its Christmas in the Park brochure. Three other winners included the Yukon Veterans Museum for outstanding…

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