Yukon Area News

Guard, volunteers, students help with local vaccinations

I’m in a job transition from journalism to the counseling profession, and I’m working part-time in a mental health clinic. That position qualified me, as a health care worker, for the first tier of the COVID-19 vaccine. I was able to secure an appointment at the Canadian County Health Department clinic at the Yukon Community…

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Yukon resident riding in Presidential Inaugural Parade

Senior Ralea Fatzer of Yukon will be leading the Culver Academies’ Black Horse Troop and Equestriennes in the Presidential Inaugural Parade today (Wednesday, Jan. 20) for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. The parade will mark the 18th time the Black Horse Troop has participated – albeit, virtually this year – since its…

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ONG seeks 25-year franchise to serve Yukon

A natural gas franchise election awaits Yukon voters when polls within the city open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 2. Voters will determine whether to grant a franchise agreement between Oklahoma Natural Gas and the City of Yukon for 25 years. City and ONG officials have said area home and business owners…

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Duplex zoning changes turned down

Planning commission members will be recommending to city council the denial of two requests at 200 N. Yukon Parkway. Commission members voted no on both applications on behalf of Ashton Gray, LLC for zoning changes which would have provided for a planned unit development (PUD) on the 4.25-acre property, and a zoning change from C3…

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YPS recovering from ‘perfect storm’

Superintendent Jason Simeroth labeled a revenue shortfall at Yukon Public Schools as “the perfect storm” during discussion at Monday night’s Yukon Board of Education meeting. Simeroth said the district will have to recover about $5 million in its spending. That perfect storm was described as a compilation of the closing of school and the closing…

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Together We Center breaks ground

Five years ago, the first and only free clinic in Canadian County grew roots at Trinity Baptist Church in Yukon. Church leaders saw a need and they met it with Faith Clinic. Volunteer health care workers operate the clinic inside the church. As their need grew, so did the clinic and additional services. The church…

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Coach Reed moving on to college level

Head Yukon football coach and assistant athletic director Jeremy Reed will not be returning next year. Reed has taken a position at Bethel College in Newton, Kansas. Reed, who has been at Yukon since 2017, will be the college’s assistant football coach, assistant athletic director, and campus representative for Fellowship of Christian Athletes. “I’ve loved…

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Sheriff defends D.C. rally participation

By MARK WEST [email protected] and RAY DYER The El Reno Tribune Canadian County Sheriff Chris West said he traveled to the nation’s capitol earlier this week to attend the Save America Rally, because President Donald Trump “has done so much in support of law enforcement during a very difficult time.” West has been criticized on…

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Yukon resident is named an ‘Outstanding Mentor’

Twenty-two outstanding Oklahoma mentors are being recognized by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence and their community mentoring organizations during National Mentor Month in January. Among those is Kathy Hill, a sign language interpreter from Yukon. She is the outstanding mentor for House of Healing. The honored mentors were submitted by their respective mentoring organizations across…

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‘All hands on deck’ for health department

Maggie Jackson is a busy person these days. She is the engagement and planning director for Canadian County Health Department. Jackson and the other health department employees have been using all their resources to help distribute the COVID-19 vaccine to individuals in the area including in Yukon and throughout Canadian County. Among duties for Jackson…

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