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Honoring fallen heroes

It was Feb. 14, 2020 when Canadian County Sheriff Deputy Shirley Lanning was involved in a crash that would ultimately claim her life days later. Last week, the End of Watch Ride to Remember made a stop at the sheriff’s office in Canadian County to pay tribute to Lanning and her family members. Six on…

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Ammo shortages affect local police departments

Editor’s Note: This is the first story in a two-part series about ammunition shortages throughout Canadian County. The first part explains how local police departments have been affected. Ammunition shortages have affected the U.S. for a little less than a year. “It’s created such a stir,” Yukon Police Chief John Corn said. The police department…

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Residents calling for maintenance at Lakehoma Lake

Mustang’s Lakehoma Lake is not seen by most residents as a place of escape from scorching temperatures during the summer months. Algae and Canada Geese rid the lake that was once seen as a place families could visit and enjoy themselves. Andrew “Andy” Stewart recently moved into the Lakehoma neighborhood and is calling for change…

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Ideas circulate for use of old county fairgrounds

Canadian County’s Fairground building is sentimental for many, Canadian County Commissioners Marc Hader and David Anderson agreed. Plans with the older fairgrounds are in the air, as the Canadian County Expo Center plans to open and host an event next month. The Canadian County Fairgrounds, 220 N Country Club Road, was built in 1955 after…

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Residents seek county’s help to repair private road damaged in flood

A Canadian County man said he and his neighbors are looking for a little help after a pond in their neighborhood breached its dam, flooding their road. Mike Zachrits, president of the Gregory Terrace Homeowners’ Association, said he drove his pickup through more than a foot of floodwater on his way to the county commissioners’…

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Judge scolds ex-teacher convicted of rape

Through tears, Hunter Day on Friday admitted that she was not prepared to be a teacher and took on too much responsibility in becoming a teacher. That decision, she said, allowed her to stray from her marriage and give into the temptation of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy who was one of…

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County slashes funding to area libraries

For the past three years, libraries across Canadian County have benefited from the income that has been derived through the county’s Educational Facilities Authority. They will continue to do so this year, although the amount of funding is being reduced by more than half. The three county commissioners, acting Monday as the trustees for the…

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Survivor points to need for unified services

By Chris Eversole Shelia’s experience with the criminal justice system was not good for many years. Law enforcement officers sometimes didn’t believe her when they responded to her calls for help with domestic violence. Despite court protective orders, her ex-husband harassed her, her extended family and her employers through 6,000 derogatory text messages and in…

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