Terry Groover

Safety is focus of SH-4 changes

Officials say they hope a change in how traffic is controlled on one of the county’s most dangerous roads will help improve safety. Lisa Shearer-Salim, a public information manager for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, said that a flashing light at the intersection of State Highway 4 and Britton Road has been replaced with stop…

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Three arrested in Yukon man’s death

Three suspects have been arrested in connection with the death of a Yukon man earlier this month. Jeremey Anderson King, Jennifer Danielle Smith and Edward Dean Ellis are being held in the Canadian County jail on first-degree murder complaints in connection with the death of William Poe at his home, 12529 SW 14 St. King,…

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OKC law firm to provide advice to county on justice center case

An Oklahoma City law firm will serve as legal advisers to the Canadian County Commissioners when they begin reviewing an independent report on allegations of discrimination at the county’s juvenile justice center near El Reno. Commissioners Marc Hader and Dave Anderson voted to select the law firm of Fuller Tubb and Bickford to provide legal…

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Sales tax returns continue to grow

July sales tax returns for Canadian County communities brought in some interesting results. Mustang’s sales tax increased from $867,995 to $933.053. Use tax jumped to $39,173 compared to $34,435 in 2016. One town saw a fairly significant dip in its city sales tax, but a substantial rise in its use tax returns, while another had…

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OKC firm to lead shelter project

An Oklahoma City construction company has been selected as the general contractor for a renovation project at the Canadian County Juvenile Justice Center in El Reno. Pillar Construction was selected for the project mainly because of its available technology. Two other companies, Westfahl Construction of Yukon and CMS-Willowbrook, based in Chickasha, also made presentations to…

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Yukon sales tax sees rise

July sales tax returns for Canadian County communities brought in some interesting results. One town saw a fairly significant dip in its city sales tax, but a substantial rise in its use tax returns, while another had the opposite results. Ironically, they were the two largest cities in the county. Yukon saw more than $100,000…

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Program is in search of volunteer mediators

EL RENO – A program that puts the two sides of a court case in charge of their own outcome is looking for volunteers to make the program a success. Brenda Detamore, program director for the Early Settlement Mediation West Program, told the Canadian Commissioners that it is looking for volunteer mediators. Detamore is in…

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Batter up: Yukon softball looks for continued success

With a core of returning starters from 2016’s semifinal team, Yukon softball coach Heather Shanahan is looking for even more this year. Shanahan, who is returning to the team this year after taking last season off for family leave, said this year’s team has the potential to be extremely successful. “We are returning most of…

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New filing system OK’d for election board

The Canadian County Election Board may soon have a little more space. The county commissioners on Monday opened bids and awarded a contract for a new filing system for the election board. The contract is with Hanel Storage Systems for $43,488.20, and will be similar to a system used by the Canadian County Health Department.…

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