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SH-66’s four-way stop is a go

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation will implement a four-way stop at State Highway 66 and Banner Road in two weeks. This is a short-term measure to improve safety at the intersection where Yukon businessman Ray Davis died Nov. 24 after a semi-truck pulled onto the highway in front of his motorcycle. ODOT is still deciding…

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Road projects may snarl Yukon, area traffic

One of Yukon’s more congested stretches of roadway will require a little more patience from drivers over the next few months. Crews have closed the left lane of eastbound Health Center Parkway as well as the left lane of westbound WestEnd Pointe so left turn lanes can be constructed. City officials have said the project,…

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Jail population continues to fall

EL RENO — The population of the Canadian County Jail is continuing to decline, Sheriff Chris West said this week. The number of prisoners in the jail was 166 on Monday, and the county has only five prisoners in jails in other counties, he said. This compares to the early November numbers of 191 total…

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Kirkpatrick Family Fund awards $30k grant to city

What is being described as a significant grant from a local foundation will help the city of Yukon continue to provide free family friendly activities for residents. The $30,000 grant is from the Kirkpatrick Family Fund. The Kirkpatrick Foundation was created by the family of Mollie Spencer, who was a founder of Yukon. City officials…

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Legislators seek to continue boosting education in state

  Education took center stage at the Mustang Legislative Breakfast on Tuesday. Four legislators who represent parts of the Mustang school district applauded gains in school funding over the past two years but said more needs to be done. Sen. Lonnie Paxton noted that U.S. News & World Report ranks Oklahoma at 47th among states…

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Rooney delivers annual update

  Editor’s Note: Mustang City Manager Timothy Rooney presented his state of the city address at the Mustang Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Jan. 23. Below are excerpts. I am blessed with an amazing staff that consistently, and without reservation, explores ways in which to stretch themselves and our organizations – be it through innovation,…

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Local lawmakers preprare for start of legislative session

With the 2020 session of the Oklahoma Legislature scheduled to start next week, two local lawmakers are preparing for their sophomore year. Reps. Jay Steagall and Denise Crosswhite Hader have each filed at least three pieces of legislation they hope to move forward this year. The session begins Monday. Both have filed several bills. However,…

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OKC man acquitted in Yukon bank robbery

An Oklahoma City man faces up to life in federal prison after being convicted of committing three bank robberies as part of a two-month crime spree. Dwayne Edward Rasmussen, 55, was convicted of committing robberies in Chickasha and Oklahoma City. He also was a suspect in a robbery that occurred at the RCB Bank at…

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