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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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Despite roster woes, Patriots dominate in playoff win

Bryson Ford had never played quarterback at Southwest Covenant. When the season started, he technically wasn’t even on the depth chart. That all changed Friday. Due to a serious of injuries, Ford was called upon to start at quarterback in the opening round of the Class C playoffs for SWC as they hosted Webber Falls.…

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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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Millers’ swim teams score early success

Yukon’s swim teams have started the season the way their coach had hoped — winning one meet and having success in another. Both the Millers’ boys and girls swim teams brought home first-place finishes in their opening meets at Lawton. There, they competed against four teams, including all three Lawton schools as well as Elgin.…

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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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For the Millers, a season cut short

For the Yukon Millers football team, the shoulder pads and helmets are back in the storage room, where they will remain until spring football in May. And while the season was wrapped up Nov. 8 without a berth in the playoffs, coach Jeremy Reed said he was proud of the tenacity his team showed throughout…

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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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Yukon’s Hurtz earns 2019 All-State honors

Several Canadian County softball players, including one from Yukon, have been named to the Oklahoma Coaches Association’s All-State team. The list was released last week. Senior Hannah Hurtz, who was the Yukon Millers’ leadoff hitter, was selected to the Large West team as an outfielder. Also on the team are three players from neighboring Piedmont.…

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