Festival to honor Chisholm Trail’s history

One hundred fifty years ago, herders drove their cattle from Texas to Kansas, using a well-worn path from southeren Texas to south-central Kansas. It was known as the Chisholm Trail. Thousands of cattle were pushed north, leaving behind a path scarred with wagon marks and worn hooves. Saturday, Canadian County will celebrate that history. Officials…

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Commissioners deny request for redacted report

An open records request by the Yukon Review for a redacted copy of an investigative report that lead to the termination of the co-director of the Gary E. Miller Children’s Justice Center was denied Monday by the Canadian County commissioners. District 2 Commissioner Dave Anderson and District 3 Commissioner Jack Stewart voted against releasing an…

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Yukon man remains in coma after contracting West Nile virus

Charles Korstjens’ family thought the 54-year-old father of three was coming down with a cold. Korstjens, who was suffering from kidney failure, had just completed one of his twice weekly dialysis treatments at Integris Baptist Hospital, when one of the technicians told the family on Sept. 18 that Korstjens was running a fever. Kathy Korstjens,…

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Utah man dies in I-40 crash

A 40-year-old Utah man died Monday in a four-vehicle collision on Interstate 40 near Mustang Road, according to authorities. Officials with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Richard K. Childs, of Sarasota Springs, Utah, died at the scene of the accident that occurred at about 5:51 p.m. The accident occurred about a half mile west of…

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Justice center’s $8.6M budget is approved

Canadian County officials approved an almost $8.7 million budget for the county’s juvenile justice center on Monday. The $8,684,786.37 budget for the Gary E. Miller Canadian County Children’s Justice Center was approved unanimously. The budget is basically a repeat of last year’s budget, said Bill Sharp, director of the facility. The only change was a…

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Sheriff to seek state audit of books, policies

Canadian County Sheriff Chris West plans to have his department audited. West, during a county commissioners’ meeting Monday, sought permission for a voluntary audit to be conducted by the state auditor and inspector’s office. West said he doesn’t anticipate any problems being uncovered, but wants to look at how the sheriff’s office is running and…

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Yukon Review votes for transparency

The Canadian County commissioners should opt for transparency rather than secrecy. The commissioners, on Monday, rejected an open records request made by the Yukon Review for a copy of the so-called “Laflin File.” The file is a report from a Tulsa private investigator, who was hired by the commissioners in June to look into allegations…

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Pumpkins return with fall spirit

The arrival of fall weather also bring with it tons of pumpkins to the area. The Church of the Good Shepherd, 10928 SW 15th St., received the first of several visits from a pumpkin delivery truck over the weekend, and they are ready to be plucked from the patch, said Associate Pastor Charlotte Teel. The…

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Sales tax on the rise for Yukon, other cities

For the fifth month in a row, both sales and use tax returns in Yukon have continued a steady climb, according to a new report from the Oklahoma Tax Commission. For October’s returns countywide, sales tax was up more than $125,000 while the use tax was almost $56,000. October’s returns represent sales for the last…

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Yukon pub to host fundraiser for ballet

Grady’s 66 Pub will be rocking next week to help out a ballet. The pub, owned by brothers Grady and Nathan Cross, will host a fundraising concert to benefit the local production of “The Nutcracker.” The fundraiser will be Oct. 22 beginning at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 with all proceeds going to the Central…

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