Yukon Area News

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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Senator puts emphasis on helping children in DHS care

Paul Rosino says all children deserve to be treated equally, including those in the custody of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. Rosino, a state senator, recently hosted a fishing event for children who are in foster care along with their foster families. The event, held Sept. 12, was in collaboration with DHS, Oklahoma Wildlife…

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Yukon teachers happy with students’ return

Yukon students have been back in the classroom for about two weeks, and at least two teachers say they are happy to have them back. Kayleen Browning, a fifth-grade teacher at the recently opened Redstone Intermediate, and Debbie Yeagley, who teaches second grade at Ranchwood Elementary, both said teaching students in the classroom is significantly…

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Czech royalty will serve a second year

For the first time in program history, Oklahoma’s Czech-Slovak royalty will serve two terms. For more than 50 years, the Oklahoma Czech Royalty Pageant has been a fixture of Yukon’s Czech Fest, celebrating area youth as they honored their Czech-Slovak heritage. “When our 2019-2020 Oklahoma Czech-Slovak royalty were being crowned, no one could have foreseen…

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Event celebrates city’s new bike trail

By CHRIS EVERSOLE For The Yukon Review Young and old celebrated the completion of a section of a Yukon bike trail and observed Bike to Work Day on Saturday. The city moved the Bike to Work observation to a Saturday so that children could participate, said Riley DeLong, the supervisor of the Yukon Com-munity Center.…

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County moves to COVID ‘orange’

For the first time since the Oklahoma Department of Health began using its COVID-19 pandemic map, Canadian County is in the “orange” category. The map was released Friday and is based on the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus during the previous seven days. Canadian County has been in the “yellow” category each week leading…

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