Bid opening delayed in juvenile center expansion

Officials with the Canadian County Children’s Justice Center will have to wait a few more day to find out how much a planned expansion of the facility will cost. The project, which will add safe rooms at the facility in east El Reno, was expected to have bids opened Monday was delayed Monday. County Clerk…

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Sacrifice is necessary, colonel says

Chuck DeBellevue says you have to be willing to sacrifice your life to protect your country. DeBellevue, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, told a crowd of about 150 people attending Thursday’s gala honoring the Yukon Veterans Museum, said the U.S. has always had to defend its honor against other countries. “It has always been…

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Spanish Cove expansion project hits midway point

Construction crews raised the final steel beam into place Friday on an expansion project at Spanish Cove. Don Blose, the senior living center’s chief executive officer, along with officials from Boldt Construction, said the project is at the 50 percent mark, with completion of the $20 million project expected by March. Crews began the project,…

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Yukon School district’s estimate of needs tops $70M

The Yukon School District’s finances appear to be in good shape, according to an estimate of needs released Tuesday to the district’s school board. Jim Fenrick, the district’s chief financial officer, said the report, which was expected later in the month, arrived earlier that day. It shows the district’s cash-fund balance, or its reserves, at…

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Ohio slaying suspects crash after chase in Canadian County

Two men sought in connection with a homicide investigation near Cleveland, Ohio, were injured Thursday morning after a high-speed chase that began in Oklahoma City. Capt. Paul Timmons, a spokesperson for the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, said the two men, who have not been identified, led officers on a chase that reached speeds of more than…

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Sheriff to provide deputies at some Mustang schools

The Canadian County sheriff’s office will continue to provide on-campus deputies at several schools in Mustang. The county commissioners approved the agreement between the sheriff’s office and the Mustang School District during its meeting Tuesday. Under the agreement, the county will provide three deputies who will work security at eight schools, mostly at elementary and…

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Lawmakers predict changes to state pot law

Two state lawmakers said Tuesday it is likely the legislature will look at making changes to the state’s recently passed medical marijuana law. The law, approved in June by voters, is vague on setting restrictions, other than how far dispensaries can be from schools, Sen. Lonnie Paxton told those attending a legislative breakfast at the…

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Steagall advances in HD 43 race

Jay Steagall, a Yukon business owner and reservist, won the Republican nomination for House District 43. Steagall defeated Mustang school teacher Crystal Duncan for the right to face Democrat Chantelle Cory in the November general election. Steagall carried most of the precincts and defeated Duncan with 64 percent of the vote. He received 2,499 votes…

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Yukon artist to be featured at library

Phyllis Price’s artwork is hanging inside the homes of her children and grandchildren. Soon, it also will be on display at the Mabel C. Fry Public Library in Yukon. Price, who is in her 70s, will be honored with her first public showing beginning Saturday. Throughout September, various pieces of her artwork will be on…

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