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Yukon’s Keziah Lofton nets basketball three-peat

By BRODY FELDMANN newseditor@mustangnews.info For the third year in a row, Yukon’s Keziah Lofton helped her AAU basketball team to a national championship. Lofton travels all over the United States to play with an Arkansas-based team — Arkansas Mavericks. Two weeks ago, the destination was Ohio for the sixth-grade AAU National Tournament. “It was fun.…

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Yukon school meal prices set to increase

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com The price that students in the Yukon School District will pay for their meals is going up next year. The school board, on Monday, approved a 10-cent increase across the board for full-price meals. According to the district, elementary students will pay $1.20 for breakfast and $2.60 for lunch; middle school…

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Yukon schools fill principal, other positions

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com The Yukon School Board continued Monday to fill vacancies in its administration that have recently been created through promotions and resignations. The board also voted to hire an assistant athletic director whose primary focus will be on women’s sports. The board voted to name Christine Jefferies and Phillip Ward as assistant…

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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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Local church offers free twice-monthly meals to community

By LARISSA COPELAND layout@theyukonreview.com The Chisholm Trail Presbyterian Church in Yukon has restarted their twice-monthly community meals. Hosted the first and third Mondays of each month, the chef-prepared meals are a way to provide food and fellowship to area residents, according to Reverend Jan Burns-Hintze. “Everyone who comes is pleased to be there,” Burns-Hintze said.…

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Rowe resigns from school board

The Yukon School Board is looking for a new member after one of its own resigned last week. Don Rowe, who serves the District in Seat 3, resigned effective June 28. His letter of resignation was made public during Monday’s school board meeting. In the letter to Superintendent Dr. Jason Simeroth, dated June 28, Rowe…

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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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Yukon hires girl’s soccer coach

By BRODY FELDMANN newseditor@mustangnews.info Yukon High School’s girls’ soccer program found its new head coach Monday night when the Yukon School Board approved the selection of Danielle Cushing. “I am so excited to get started,” she said. Cushing is a graduate of Oklahoma State University, where she received both an undergraduate and a master’s degree.…

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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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