Yukon students top state test score average

Students in the Yukon School District fared better than their counterparts in statewide testing, according to results released this week by the school district’s administration. The district has kept a tight lid on the results since the preliminary data was released in October, preferring to provide the information to the public and the school board…

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Christmas with a Cop brings joy to children

Despite the early hour on a Saturday, there were plenty of smiles as Yukon police officers and Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers joined 22 children from Yukon to shop for Christmas presents. The annual Christmas with a Cop was a huge success, said Susie Wright, who heads up the program for the Yukon Police Department. “This…

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Yukon hosts Mayor’s Christmas Party, essay contest winners announced

The winners of the annual Yukon Mayor’s Christmas Party essay contest have been announced. This year’s theme was “What is the Best Present I’ve Ever Given.” Four Yukon elementary schools participated — Lakeview, Parkland, Ranchwood and Independence. First-place went to Colin Garrett, a fifth-grade student at Lakeview. Second-place was awarded to Emerson Doctorman, a fifth-grade…

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Yukon schools’ drop-out rate tumbles

“Every kid matters,” said Yukon High School Principal Melissa Barlow. That’s why officials throughout the district have put an emphasis on lowering the drop-out rate in the Yukon School District. The effort is paying dividends. During the 2016-17 school year, 29 students were counted as having dropped out of school. Barlow said that number is…

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OG&E plant generates payout for Yukon Schools

The new generators at OG&E’s Mustang Energy Center, which began operating Nov. 10, could increase the taxable valuation of the Yukon School District by a double-digit percentage. The final amount won’t be known until this summer, but it will be substantial, noted Canadian County Assessor Matt Wehmuller. Although his office assesses taxable value of residential…

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Canadian County Deputy helps clean up crime

Jacob Briggs says he could find a job that pays more, but the work he does as an environmental deputy for the Canadian County sheriff’s office is far more rewarding. Briggs, who has served as a part-time environmental officer since 2013, will soon take on the role on a full-time basis. His job will be…

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Yukon teacher charged with rape of 16-year-old student

A Yukon teacher, who was arrested last week, was formally charged Wednesday with rape and soliciting sex from a minor via technology. Hunter Day, 22, of Yukon was arrested Nov. 15 at her home by Canadian County sheriff’s deputies after she and a 16-year-old boy had made arrangements to have sex at Day’s home. Day…

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Mustang High School student awaits life-saving transplant

Ethan Ellis is trying to keep up with his school work while at the same holding out hope for a life-saving transplant. Ethan lives in Yukon and attends Mustang High School, where he is a junior. Since Sept. 11, Ethan has been a patient at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, where he is awaiting a heart…

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Yukon woman accused of stabbing husband

A Yukon woman told police Wednesday that she was defending herself when she stabbed her husband earlier in the day. Yukon police arrested Kee Ann Lee Zediana, 36, at about 3 a.m. at her home in the 400 block of Owen Avenue after finding her husband with a stab wound to his shoulder. Police responded…

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