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City roads take beating in wake of recent floods

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com Some of Yukon’s rural roads took a beating during the recent flooding, and it wasn’t just State Highway 4, said City Manager Jim Crosby. Crosby, during a work study session Tuesday, said several Yukon roads received significant damage during periods of high water that lasted throughout June. SH-4, which also is…

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Thousands enjoy Yukon’s Freedom Fest

By TERRY GROOVER newseditor@theyukonreview.com Thousands of people packed into Chisholm Trail Park Wednesday and Thursday for two nights of celebrating America’s birthday. And what a bash it was. From free watermelon and ice cream to two nights of spectacular fireworks and patriotic tunes, the events could only be described as phenomenal. This year’s Freedom Fest…

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Yukon files suit against property owners

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com The City of Yukon wasted little time Wednesday filing condemnation lawsuits against two property owners and an outdoor advertising company. The city is seeking to obtain the property for rights-of-way needed for a major road project to move forward The lawsuits, which claim eminent domain, were approved Tuesday by the Yukon…

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Mustang middle school nears completion

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Crews have finished building the structure of the new Mustang Central Middle School, and they’re working on the finishing touches. Crossland Con-struction is scheduled to turn the building over to the school district July 15, said Assistant Super-intendent Jason Pittenger. From there, the school district will install desks, computers and other…

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Judge scolds ex-teacher convicted of rape

Through tears, Hunter Day on Friday admitted that she was not prepared to be a teacher and took on too much responsibility in becoming a teacher. That decision, she said, allowed her to stray from her marriage and give into the temptation of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy who was one of…

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Yukon teacher awarded $5k innovation grant

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com A Yukon teacher who just completed her first year in the classroom said this week that she is excited to begin her second year. Shauna Walker, who teaches special education at Central Elementary School, recently learned that is she is one of 19 teachers across the state who will share $98,000…

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Two from Yukon appointed to state panel

Two Yukon residents have been appointed to the board of the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat announced Thursday the appointment of Kari Stomprud and Dr. Carisa Wilsie, both of Yukon, to the state panel. The two will serve as his appointments on the state board, in…

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LifeChurch donates funds to Compassionate Hands, Manna Pantry

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Life.Church of Yukon demonstrated its commitment to helping the community Thursday by giving to two agencies that help the needy. Pastors Tim Knox and Logan Prince presented two checks of $6,000 each – one to Compassionate Hands and one to Manna Pantry. Ramona Ritchie, of Manna Pantry’s fundraising committee, noted that…

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Mustang schools go for greatness with raises

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info The Mustang School District has a rosy financial picture, helping it give teachers bigger raises than it had expected – with the goal of keeping and attracting top educators. Chief Financial Officer Nancy McKay painted that picture at Monday’s school board meeting and in an interview later. Since the beginning of…

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Mustang deputy to become OKC assistant superintendent

Tracy Skinner, who was appointed as the deputy superintendent for the Mustang School District in January, has announced that she is leaving the district. Skinner was hired Monday to become the assistant superintendent for academics for the Oklahoma City School District, where she will join forces with former Mustang Superintendent Sean McDaniel. McDaniel served in…

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