Yukon Area News

Foundation honors creativity, innovation

Since its founding in 1980, the Yukon Public School’s Foundation for Excellence has given out almost 800 grants to Yukon school teachers valued at more than a half-million dollars. Thursday, during a banquet at The Palace, more than $20,000 was given to 28 more teachers. For Pat Snyder, who along with her husband Jim, was…

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Pets and People auction successful

Pets and People offered guests a wide variety of items at its annual dinner and silent auction at 10 West Main Events Saturday. As the guests bid on everything from Thunder tickets to dog grooming, Amy Young, the organization’s vice president, urged them on. “Help us save more puppies and kittens, and the occasional rabbit…

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Banner School going strong in 130th year

More than 100 people celebrated the 130th birthday of the Banner School on Sunday, reminiscing about how its strong value prepared them for life, viewing their school pictures and rejoicing in the school’s continuing success. They included Don Bornemann, the oldest graduate attending, and Kathleen Kouba Chance, who is six months younger. Both graduated in…

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No injuries after fire damages Yukon apartment

Several families were briefly displaced early Thursday after a fire swept through an apartment in Yukon, officials said. Yukon Fire Chief Shawn Vogt said the fire was reported just after midnight at the Cedar Creek Apartments, 404 S. Second. The fire was in a second-floor apartment, Vogt said. The fire chief said when crews arrived…

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Family mourns loss of husband, father

“I forgive him,” said the widow of Ross Garrett, as she wiped tears from her eyes. The person she was forgiving is 39-year-old Justin Van Anderson, who was accused of robbing a 7-Eleven early Tuesday and shooting to death Ross Garrett. Ross Garrett was on the telephone with 911 operators reporting the robbery when shots…

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No injuries reported following bus accident

No students were injured in a Mustang school bus that was involved in a chain-reaction accident Friday morning, officials said. The accident occurred on Mustang Road just north of SW 59th Street. “We’re thankful that damage to the bus was minimal, so that it was able to complete its route,” spokesman Kirk Wilson said. School…

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Former Mustang teacher dies in crash

A former Mustang intermediate teacher was killed over the weekend after her vehicle flipped and rolled off an overpass near Interstate 40 and Czech Hall Road, authorities said. Brookelynn Selman, of Yukon, died in the crash that occurred early Saturday, authorities said. Selman, 25, taught math at Meadow Brook Intermediate School last year. She currently…

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Spanish Cove Wall of Honor celebrates veterans

Spanish Cove’s Veterans Day celebration had a surprise ending. As the ceremony concluded Monday, Wellness Director Debbie Miller invited the crowd to view the unveiling of a Wall of Honor. Miller and carpenter James McCally had been quietly creating the Wall of Honor. They had managed to keep it secret from the rest of the…

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DEATH NOTICES – NOVEMBER 13, 2019

Marjorie Brewton Marjorie Ella Brewton, 88, died Nov. 7. Her funeral was Tuesday. (Yanda and Son) Robert Lower Robert Francis Lower, 80, died Nov. 8. No services are planned. (McNeil’s) Raymond Owens Raymond Carl Owens, 92, died Nov. 9. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Kingfisher Cemetery. (McNeil’s) Paris…

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Clerk shot, killed during robbery

A Yukon-area convenience store clerk was shot and killed early Tuesday during an armed robbery. The suspect was later shot and killed by police. Oklahoma City police say Ross Garrett, 64, was killed during a robbery at the 7-Eleven located at 12201 W. Reno Ave. The store is located at the corner of Czech Hall…

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