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COVID-19 testing site planned

Canadian County residents who are concerned they might be infected with the coronavirus will have an opportunity to be tested on Wednesday. The Canadian County Health Department said it will host a drive-through testing site at the Yukon Middle School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be conducted using swabs. Participants will…

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Area churches vary in reopening plans

Yukon-area churches are taking various approaches to reopening, ranging from having in-person services last Sunday to not specifying when they’ll return to their sanctuaries. Regardless of their specific plans, pastors said they’re taking precautions against the spread of COVID-19. TRINITY BAPTIST Starting Sunday, Trinity Baptist Church added a third service live and online, the Rev.…

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Obituary – Gerralee Pyle – Death Notices April 8, 2020

Gerralee Pyle  Gerralee Elizabeth Loy Pyle was born March 6, 1960 in Oklahoma City to parents Myron and Gerry Loy. She left this earth to join our Heavenly Father on April 1, 2020. She is preceded in death by her mother, Gerry Betchen; father, Myron Loy; sister, Mary Rose Loy; brother, David Lane; grandson, Jeremiah…

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Yukon students return to class

Depsite a few minor glitches, Yukon’s more than 9,000 students headed back to school Monday … from a distance. Superintendent Dr. Jason Simeroth said the first day of the school district’s distance-learning plan went about as smoothly as could be expected. The school’s staff provided meals for 2,163 students during an hour-and-half time frame, which…

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OBITUARY – Mark Evan Fairchild – Death Notices

Mark Evan Fairchild was born Dec. 21, 1987, in Oklahoma City and lived most of his life in Yukon. His passion in life was acting and directing, which he did at the Carpenter Square Theatre. He was a  member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in El Reno. He died March 12 in Oklahoma City. Private…

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County jail sees prisoner population slide

The number of inmates being held at the Canadian County Detention Center might be at the lowest level since the building was constructed. As of Monday, there were 134 inmates being held at the jail. There also was one inmate being held in Dewey County and four inmates who were being held in other facilities…

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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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