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Yukon teacher aide dies of COVID-19

Yukon Public Schools teacher aide Erin Rhodes reportedly died of COVID-19 Sunday. Rhodes worked for YPS for six years. She was a prekindergarten teacher aide at Skyview Elementary. YPS officials said their condolences go out to Rhodes’ husband, children and family. “There is no way we can express the sadness that we have as a…

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Turnovers costly in Cornerstone Clash loss

  It took putting the ball on the carpet three times to turn a rivalry into a rout in the 50th edition of the Cornerstone Clash. The Mustang defense matched its playmaking counterparts on the offensive side of the ball, forcing four turnovers. The result of three fumbles was 17 points of damage as the Broncos…

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Mustang, Yukon discuss joint water treatment facility

A joint arsenic removal facility would benefit Mustang and Yukon, Jay Adams, Central Oklahoma Water Resource Authority chairman, said. “One of the things we can’t afford to neglect is doing long-range planning to make sure our communities have access to water,” he said. According to the World Health Organization, arsenic, which is a chemical element…

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City’s wastewater treatment facility reaching capacity

As the City of Yukon polls citizens on the type of amenities they would like to see through a General Obligation Bond or Sales Tax, one item is threatening to be placed on the wish-list through necessity. The wastewater treatment plant has reached capacity in terms of water flow it is able to handle. The…

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For the Dogs

Bragging rights were on the line in the four-legged world as Yukon Parks and Recreation hosted its Friday Fun Day Dog Show. Approximately 50 spectators and contestants turned out for the event, vying for top prizes in different categories. Among the categories up for grabs were Best Costume, Best Trick, Best Kisser, Best Behaved, Looks…

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Local charities busy under weight of need and expectation

In regard to the current state of affairs, charities are reporting an increase of need for food and financial assistance as debate grows over an end to evictions and COVID-19 unemployment. Locally, the oilfield has not reached its former glory weighing down recovery efforts. “I think there is a trinkled down effect and we are…

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