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OKC man acquitted in Yukon bank robbery

An Oklahoma City man faces up to life in federal prison after being convicted of committing three bank robberies as part of a two-month crime spree. Dwayne Edward Rasmussen, 55, was convicted of committing robberies in Chickasha and Oklahoma City. He also was a suspect in a robbery that occurred at the RCB Bank at…

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Search continues to fill school board seat

The search for someone to fill a seat that became vacant in November when Jeff Behymer resigned is expected to be filled at the February school board meeting. However, first someone needs to apply. Behymer resigned at the end of November after he moved outside of the zone in which he lived. State law requires…

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Long-awaited SH-4 project begins

With signs flashing a warning that workers are in the area, officials from a Tulsa bridge construction company have begun work on a long-awaited project at State Highway 4. The crews really began moving some dirt over the past two weeks. A crane was recently moved into place just south of the North Canadian River,…

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Chamber preps for ‘Night Among the Stars’

Sherry Poage said being selected as the H.B. Frank Citizen of the Year award winner last year was exciting and unexpected. Poage, who played an integral role in revitalizing the Yukon Main Street program, received what is considered the top honor at the 2019 Yukon Chamber of Commerce Gala. Her successor will be named next…

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Yukon grapplers take 6th at COAC

Yukon’s wrestling program finished sixth overall over the weekend at the Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference tournament. The results came with one wrestler grabbing a conference title and four others finishing as runners-up. Lane Parks, wrestling at 285, was the conference champion. He also was named the outstanding wrestler in the tournament. At 113, Cooper Mahaffey…

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Yukon’s Riester focuses on leadership

Justus Reister came into this season looking to improve in all areas of his game. But the Yukon senior wanted to especially pay attention to one trait in particular. “I was looking to see a lot of leadership out of myself,” Reister said. “Leading the team, scoring a lot, giving good assists, getting a lot…

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Cacini seeks citizen input on city’s water supply

A Yukon city councilman says he wants input from residents of his ward about city’s future supply of water. Ward 1 Council member Rick Cacini said he will host a town hall meeting Thursday to get input from residents. Cacini said he attended a water symposium late last year in which the future of the…

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Veterans Museum honors lost World War II sailors

The Yukon Veterans Museum on Tuesday held a memorial ceremony for three Oklahoma sailors who died on the USS Grayback in World War II. The wreckage of their submarine, which had a crew of 80, wasn’t found until last year, when an exploration crew located it more than 1,400 feet underwater off Okinawa, Japan. Tuesday’s…

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Work to begin on SH-4 improvements

For Shelli Selby, Wednesday was an emotional day. Selby was among the officials who participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for a long-awaited road project on the northern edge of Yukon. The ceremony, which was held just south of Wilshire Boulevard, marked the beginning of a project that will transform State Highway 4 into what is…

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