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Yukon food pantries work to meet increased need

In the wake of a pandemic and the closure of non-essential businesses, Yukon’s food pantries are struggling to keep up with increased need. “We’re seeing a big increase in numbers,” said Sherri Rogers, director of Yukon’s Manna Pantry. “We’re getting calls from other places that we don’t serve, because there’s apparently quite a few food…

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Teachers take to the streets to see students

It was a parade, although there weren’t any bands, floats or politicians involved. And it lasted two days. OK, really a few hours over two days. Teachers from Skyview Elementary in Yukon took part in a neighborhood parade Thursday and Friday. Educators loaded into more than 45 cars and paraded their way through their students’…

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Miller baseball has dominant weekend

The Yukon Millers baseball team dominated over the weekend, topping both Enid and Elk City during the Yukon Baseball Festival. The Millers beat Enid 13-5 and Elk City 20-3 as the team prepares for the start of the regular season, which begins Thursday when the team travels to Edmond Memorial. The Millers had been scheduled…

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Two YHS grapplers score state medals

OKLAHOMA CITY — When the wrestling season began, Yukon coach Joe Schneider really didn’t know what to make of his team. With such a young squad, he knew he had to indoctrinate them into the Yukon way. The season came to an end Saturday at the 2019 Oklahoma State Championships and Schneider was pleased with the…

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Patriots win district title, Cole sets record

A 44-point outing by Kirk Cole led the way for the Southwest Covenant Patriots on Saturday as they knocked off Sentinel to win the district championship. Cole, who set a school record, scored at least nine points in each quarter for the Patriots (14-5), who won the game 78-54. Cole’s night included five 3-pointers, along…

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Couple shares advice for long-lasting love

Twenty nine years ago, Larry and Dorothy Paxton met through a mutual friend in Stillwater. Larry Paxton was working as the parts manager at Bryan Motor Co. in Stillwater, and his bride-to-be was working at Graves Used Cars about a mile and half away. After meeting, they dated three months and then, on Valentine’s Day…

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MHS harrier wins prestigious Gatorade award

Mustang High junior Gabe Simonsen continues to add to a resume that some day may celebrate him as the Broncos’ best distance runner. Monday, it was announced that Simonsen has been chosen Oklahoma’s Gatorade Cross Country Runner of the Year. Simonsen, 17, is a two-time Class 6A state cross-country champion and recently returned from San…

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DEATH NOTICES – February 8, 2020

Poppy Grace Melakayil Poppy Grace Melakayil, infant, died Jan. 29. Her funeral was Monday. (Ingram, Smith & Turner) Stephen Jones Stephen Jones, 43, died Jan. 31. His funeral will be Saturday. (Ingram, Smith & Turner) Charles Vencent Rhinehart Charles Vencent Rhinehart, 74, died Feb. 2. His service is private. Raymond Wichert Raymond “Ray” Eugene Wichert,…

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