City of Yukon

Family honors daughter’s memory on 18th birthday

Grace Roark would have turned 18 on Tuesday. It would have been her senior year at Yukon High School. Instead, her family spent the day handing out gift cards to random people in Yukon to celebrate her life. Later in the evening, they dedicated a bench honoring her in the courtyard of Yukon High School.…

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Yukon church marks first anniversary

A year ago, Brian Thiessen and his wife, CaRanda, saw their dream of launching a church come true. Sunday, they will mark Pathway Church’s first birthday with a huge celebration. Thiessen said the non-denominational church, which began with no members, now has more than 115 and is growing. The church meets each Sunday morning inside…

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Sacrifice is necessary, colonel says

Chuck DeBellevue says you have to be willing to sacrifice your life to protect your country. DeBellevue, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, told a crowd of about 150 people attending Thursday’s gala honoring the Yukon Veterans Museum, said the U.S. has always had to defend its honor against other countries. “It has always been…

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Spanish Cove expansion project hits midway point

Construction crews raised the final steel beam into place Friday on an expansion project at Spanish Cove. Don Blose, the senior living center’s chief executive officer, along with officials from Boldt Construction, said the project is at the 50 percent mark, with completion of the $20 million project expected by March. Crews began the project,…

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Yukon School district’s estimate of needs tops $70M

The Yukon School District’s finances appear to be in good shape, according to an estimate of needs released Tuesday to the district’s school board. Jim Fenrick, the district’s chief financial officer, said the report, which was expected later in the month, arrived earlier that day. It shows the district’s cash-fund balance, or its reserves, at…

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World No. 2 Gary Bearpaw dominates Horseshoe State Championships

The Yukon Parks and Recreation Department hosted the 2018 Oklahoma Horseshoe State Championships Saturday and Sunday. The two-day tournament took place at the Horseshoe Club at Yukon City Park. 18 horseshoe pitchers invaded Yukon to see who would be crowed champions of Oklahoma. The No. 2 men’s pitcher in the world, Gary Bearpaw (of Grove),…

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Lawmakers predict changes to state pot law

Two state lawmakers said Tuesday it is likely the legislature will look at making changes to the state’s recently passed medical marijuana law. The law, approved in June by voters, is vague on setting restrictions, other than how far dispensaries can be from schools, Sen. Lonnie Paxton told those attending a legislative breakfast at the…

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Steagall advances in HD 43 race

Jay Steagall, a Yukon business owner and reservist, won the Republican nomination for House District 43. Steagall defeated Mustang school teacher Crystal Duncan for the right to face Democrat Chantelle Cory in the November general election. Steagall carried most of the precincts and defeated Duncan with 64 percent of the vote. He received 2,499 votes…

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Yukon artist to be featured at library

Phyllis Price’s artwork is hanging inside the homes of her children and grandchildren. Soon, it also will be on display at the Mabel C. Fry Public Library in Yukon. Price, who is in her 70s, will be honored with her first public showing beginning Saturday. Throughout September, various pieces of her artwork will be on…

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