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Death Notices – July 18, 2019

Michael Carter Michael David Carter, 67, of Mustang died July 11. His funeral will be at 2 p.m. July 29 at Lakehoma Church of Christ. (McNeil’s) Richard Wahl Richard Scott Wahl, 53, of Mustang, died July 7. His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at McNeil’s Funeral Service, Mustang. ‘ Richard Schweigert Richard “Rick”…

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Yukon principal heads metro-area nonprofit reading program

Independence Elementary principal Amy Young wears many hats. In addition to her work at Independence, the Yukon resident also serves as vice president of Pets & People, and, for the past 10 years, she has served as executive director of a metro-area program that helps children excel. “I was recruited by the then-board president of…

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Pat Green to Rock the Route

By TERRY GROOVER [email protected] Country music artist Pat Green, who hit it big in the early 2000s with hits like “Wave on Wave” and “Three Days,” has been signed to headline the 2019 edition of Yukon’s Rock the Route. City officials announced the lineup for the annual pre-Labor Day concert on Monday. Green, who recently…

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Companies pitch to oversee fairgrounds project

By TERRY GROOVER [email protected] Canadian County officials are expected to take the next step in the expansion and relocation of the Canadian County Fairgrounds next week when they could hire a company to serve as its construction manager. The three commissioners — David Anderson, Marc Hader and Jack Stewart — interviewed four prospective management companies…

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Yukon school meal prices set to increase

By TERRY GROOVER [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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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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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