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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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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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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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County slashes funding to area libraries

For the past three years, libraries across Canadian County have benefited from the income that has been derived through the county’s Educational Facilities Authority. They will continue to do so this year, although the amount of funding is being reduced by more than half. The three county commissioners, acting Monday as the trustees for the…

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