Yukon Area News

Santa’s Toy Shoppe facing hurdles this season

Volunteers with Santa’s Toy Shoppe are working hard to ensure that, in these uncertain times, needy children in Eastern Canadian County have toys for Christmas. Santa’s Toy Shoppe provides Christmas presents for children up to 15 years of age. Last year alone, the organization provided toys for more than 1,200 children. “We are hopeful to…

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Group raises thousands for Compassionate Hands

A newly formed group of women in Canadian County is giving back in a big way: by raising $10,000 for Compassionate Hands in Yukon. Power of 100 Canadian County held its first meeting Monday, bringing together community-minded women who want to make a difference. “The first meeting was just overwhelmingly amazing,” said co-founder Anita Bishop.…

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Survivor Tree sapling is thriving in Yukon

Not far from Route 66, in a Yukon neighborhood, a piece of history grows. For more than a decade, Roger Kissner and his wife, Martha, have tended to a tree grown from the Survivor Tree, an American elm that withstood the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995. “It was…

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City to pay $104k for highway projects

The second phase of the State Highway 4 expansion project is continuing to move forward quickly. The Yukon City Council, last week, approved more than $104,650 in payments to property owners. The purchases included strips of land that will be used to relocate utilities as well as allow for easements along the highway, which will…

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Road project could signal help for drivers

The drive along Garth Brooks Boulevard could soon be a little bit easier. The city council, last week, approved a contract with SignalTech that will provide some relief to drivers who frequently complain about the lack of signal light coordination along the stretch of roadway. City engineer Robbie Willliams said the project will involve the…

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Yukon Main Street banners honor local heroes

Yukon veterans and their families launched Military Appreciation Month Saturday with a ribbon-cutting for 40 banners that have been installed along Main Street recognizing military members and veterans. “It is a great honor and humble privilege to honor our veterans,” said Main Street Director Vicki Davis at the event, held outside the Yukon Veterans Museum,…

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Council delays mask-mandate vote

Residents of Yukon will not be required to wear a mask when in public, at least not yet. The city council, on Tuesday, postponed a decision on mandating the wearing of masks while in public. The decision to delay the vote came after four of the five council members said they opposed such a requirement.…

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Yukon city attorney resigns

Yukon City Attorney Gary Miller announced Tuesday that he is resigning. Miller, a former district judge, has served as Yukon’s city attorney since January 2017. He said his resignation is effective Dec. 31. Miller announced his decision during Tuesday’s city council meeting, citing family health reasons. “This has been a very hard decision for me,…

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Yukon schools to continue in-class teaching for students

Despite a rising number of positive cases of COVID-19, the Yukon School District said Monday it will continue with in-school classes … at least for now. Superintendent Dr. Jason Simeroth said there are possibilities of going to either an A/B schedule or returning to the district’s continuous learning plan. Simeroth said principals throughout the district…

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Council to consider mask mandate

A proposed emergency proclamation that was to be discussed at Tuesday’s city council meeting would require everyone to wear a mask while in public. The emergency proclamation is a follow-up to one originally issued in March and updated several times over the past few months. The most recent proclamation requires all employees working in restaurants…

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