Mayor John Alberts

‘Everyone Matters Day’ set for next Tuesday

Yukon residents have the chance to come together to support uniqueness and acceptance during a global event. Knock Out Bullying, Inc. will be hosting its third annual Everyone Matters Day from 5-7 p.m. next Tuesday in the parking lot of the Miller Grill, 326 Elm Ave. Everyone Matters Day is a global effort to celebrate…

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Samaritan EMS confirms subscription price, shows off new ambulances

Multiple representatives from Samaritan EMS visited Tuesday’s work session before the regularly-scheduled City Council meeting to confirm the subscription price and show Council members the new ambulances. Jason Likens, chief operating officer for Samaritan, came to speak to City Council and citizens at the previous City Council meeting on Feb. 7. During his previous visit,…

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City Council continues to work toward transparency

City Council showed Tuesday they are still working on being more transparent and open with Yukon citizens. Mayor John Alberts mentioned during Tuesday’s City Council meeting that the City Council agendas will now be posted on the City of Yukon’s Facebook page prior to each meeting. Alberts said he hopes posting the agenda on the…

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Officials name Gary Miller new city attorney

A new city attorney was sworn in during the Jan. 17 City Council meeting. Gary Miller, former Canadian County district judge, was sworn into the position after Council members approved an agreement to contract him for employment at a fee of $6,000 per month. Miller previously served as the city attorney for the City of…

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Officials work on adoption, shelter policies

City Manager Jim Crosby has been working with Police Chief John Corn, Pets & People and the Kirkpatrick Foundation to improve on pet adoption policies and the shelter as a whole. Jody Harlan, co-founder and supporter of Pets & People, recently visited a City Council meeting to ask for a deadline on city-sponsored pet adoption…

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Special election to be hosted March 7

City Council members approved Mayor John Alberts calling a special election to be hosted March 7 during Jan. 2’s City Council meeting. The special election will be for the “approval of the electors of a General Obligation Bond Issue and Authorization, to provide [$18 million] for the purpose of constructing a new sports park at the southwest…

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Officials choose not to name new city attorney

A new city attorney wasn’t named during the last City Council meeting. City Council members went into an executive session from 7:15-8:45 p.m. Jan. 4 to interview two applicants for the position of city attorney. City Manager Jim Crosby said after former city attorney Mike Segler retired, the City of Yukon began advertising the position. The two who were…

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