Skyview Buddies win national recognition

The smile on Jacki Duncan’s face couldn’t be hidden as she talked about her school’s participation in Special Olympics. The fourth-year Skyview Elementary School special education teacher also was proud to announce that the school recently had been selected as the first elementary school in Oklahoma named a National Unified Champion School. Duncan said Skyview…

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Canadian County GOP leadership put in question

Canadian County’s sheriff this week called for a change in leadership of the county’s Republican Party. Chris West, during the group’s monthly meeting, urged those attending to consider making a change in the party’s leadership. West’s remarks followed a letter that was sent to members of the state Legislature urging that lawmakers consider changing how…

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Poage honored by Chamber

Sherry Poage may have graduated from Bethany High School, but she is all about Yukon. Poage serves on the boards for the Canadian County United Way, Yukon 66 Main Street, Compassionate Hands and several other agencies. Friday, she was honored for her dedication by being named the H.B. Frank Citizen of the Year. Poage, who…

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Plans made for Yukon citizens police academy

Two new Nikon cameras have been added to the tools available for Yukon police officers to utilize as they investigate crimes. The cameras were gifts from the Yukon Citizens Police Academy and brings to four the number of cameras available. Maj. John Brown, a spokesman for the department, said the donations allow each of the…

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Pantry gears up to help more families

An ongoing shutdown of the federal government has prompted a local food pantry to expand its hours in order to help more people. Jennifer Wild, president of the board for Manna Pantry, said the emergency food closet began opening for an extra hour on Saturdays to help families who are in need. Manna Pantry, 123…

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Man jailed after stand-off in Yukon drainage pipe

A Yukon man wanted for failing to appear for a court appearance kept officers at bay for almost three hours Sunday while hiding in the city’s drainage system. Canadian County Sheriff Chris West said his office received a tip Sunday that Donnie Ray Parks, 46, was at a residence in Yukon. When deputies arrived, they…

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City of Yukon, church reach land deal

A much anticipated project that will add on- and off-ramps on Interstate 40 at Frisco Road took a major step forward Tuesday. The Yukon City Council voted to pay the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City and St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church in Yukon $26,500 for three pieces of property. The land will be used for rights…

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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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