Yukon Area News

Gilliland looks forward to council role

Aric Gilliland says that over the past few months, as he’s gone door-to-door talking to residents of his neighborhood, he’s learned one thing — people want a voice in city government. Gilliland, 41, says he plans to be that voice when he takes the oath of office to begin serving as the city council member…

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Canadian County deputy dies in crash

A Canadian County deputy is dead and two other people were seriously injured early Friday after what appears to have been a head-on collision on Northwest Expressway. Canadian County Sheriff Chris West identified the deputy as Lt. Shirley Lanning. She had been a background investigator for the sheriff’s office, and had previously worked at that…

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Netters break their losing streak, top Jaguars 61-53

The Yukon boy’s basketball team broke out of a losing streak Tuesday when they traveled to Westmoore. They defeated the Jaguars 61-53 to win their first game since Jan. 23. It was only their third victory since Jan. 11. “We pretty much did what we needed to do the second half, but (in the) first…

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Ahead of Tuesday election, council candidates talk issues

Editor’s note: Yukon voters will head to the polls Tuesday to determine who will represent Ward 4. The Yukon Review recently spoke with both candidates on their qualifications and plans if elected. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aric Gilliland • Age: 41 • Occupation: Educator and Small Business Owner •…

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Dentists screen 1,300 Yukon and Piedmont students

In 1975, Dr. David Deason was one of four dentists in Yukon, and he started a dental screening program for school children. Today, that program has grown, with 25 dentists involved in screening 1,300 first graders from Yukon and Piedmont schools. They conducted many of the screenings Tuesday following a luncheon at the Yukon Public…

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SH-66’s four-way stop is a go

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation will implement a four-way stop at State Highway 66 and Banner Road in two weeks. This is a short-term measure to improve safety at the intersection where Yukon businessman Ray Davis died Nov. 24 after a semi-truck pulled onto the highway in front of his motorcycle. ODOT is still deciding…

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New school board member named

Michele Hawthorne says she never expected to be involved in politics. In fact, she said it wasn’t even on her radar. Still, the mother of two is the newest member of the Yukon School Board. She was selected Monday during the board’s monthly meeting. Hawthorne replaces Jeff Behymer, who resigned in November after moving from…

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