Canadian County

Turnpike project on track for 2020 completion

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info The end is in sight for the rough travel on the John Kilpatrick Turnpike between the Northwest Expressway and State Highway 66. That was the good news that Joe Echelle, the assistant to the executive director of the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority, delivered at the Yukon Chamber of Commerce’s luncheon Thursday. “The…

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Firefighters’ efforts to revive heart attack victims draws praise

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info February is American Heart Month, and it took on special meaning for the Mustang Fire Department this year. Rescue crews from the department saved the lives of two Mustang women in their 50s, an accomplishment that earned them the department’s Life Saving Award. City Manager Timothy Rooney presented the awards at…

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County officials propose $30M budget

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com Canadian County’s proposed budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year is more than $5 million higher than the just completed fiscal year. The proposed general fund budget is $30,894,720.49. That is an increase of $5,544,365.89. District 2 County Commissioner David Anderson said the increase is a combination of the county’s improving finances…

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Yukon teen among DC diabetes delegation

By LARISSA COPELAND layout@theyukonreview.com Monday, 14-year-old Lundyn Cox boarded a flight to Washington, D.C. Unlike others her age, the Yukon teen’s trip wasn’t a vacation; Cox was on her way to lobby Congress to continue supporting type-1 diabetes research. “We have been meeting other delegates from all over the country,” Cox’s mother, Brandy Skoropowski, said…

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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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Stitt vows to bring state into top 10

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Members of the chambers of commerce throughout Canadian County responded enthusiastically to Gov. Kevin Stitt when he spoke at a joint meeting of the groups Thursday. They fed off his energy, optimism and humor as he summarized his accomplishments since taking office in January and outlined his plans to raise Oklahoma…

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Yukon schools name two new directors

Just over a month after accepting a principal’s position in rival Mustang, Yukon Middle School Principal Diana Lebsack got a better offer and an opportunity to stay in Yukon. Lebsack was one of two principals who received promotions Thursday during a special meeting of the school board. Lebsack was named the executive director of secondary…

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OKC backs out of I-40 interchange project

Plans to build on- and off-ramps from Interstate 40 to Frisco Road in Yukon have hit a snag after the city of Oklahoma City backed out of plans to purchase about 5 acres of right-of-way that are needed for the project to move forward. The right-of-way is needed so that several utilities can be moved…

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