Yukon community

Assistant superintendent accepts top job in Purcell

Yukon Assistant Superintendent Dr. Sheli McAdoo has resigned in order to accept a superintendent’s position in Purcell. McAdoo submitted her resignation last week. It was accepted, with regret, during Monday’s school board meeting. McAdoo has served as Yukon’s assistant superintendent for seven years. Prior to that, she was executive director of secondary education for the…

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Barber, 80, snips idea of retirement

Since the mid-1960s, Jim Hedrick has been clipping hair, and he has no plans to put down his scissors. Hedrick turns 80 this week. “I like to eat,” Hedrick said, while sitting in his barber’s chair at A Barber Shop, located on Vandament. But more importantly, he said, is that he likes to cut hair…

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City OKs hiring marshals for warrant, fine enforcement

By Larissa Copeland The Yukon Police Department will soon have help with some aspects of law enforcement, thanks to an emergency ordinance approved Tuesday by the Yukon City Council. Ordinance 1390, passed unanimously, creates the office of Yukon city marshal, a CLEET-certified position intended to focus on executing warrants, serving subpoenas and acting as bailiff…

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Annual food drive benefits Manna Pantry

Despite Saturday’s rain, letter carriers in Yukon and Piedmont delivered tons of food for Manna Pantry. Jennifer Wild, president of the board for the local emergency food pantry, said heavy downpours Saturday morning may have reduced the amount of food that was donated. Still, more than 22,000 pounds of nonperishable food was donated, and more…

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Opening date set for city aquatic sites

Summer is nearly here, and officials with the Yukon Parks and Recreation Department say the local aquatic facilities will be open beginning Memorial Day weekend. Yukon has two aquatic centers along with a splash pad. The City Splash pool, located in City Park, and Kimbell Bay pool, located a Kimbell Park, will open on May…

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Yukon police investigate after body found near I-40

Yukon police are investigating after a body was found near Interstate-40 and Frisco Road. Maj. John Brown said an adult male body was found this morning by a land surveyor. The call came in around 10:48 a.m. Brown said there are no signs of trauma consistent with an auto-pedestrian accident. Authorities are saying the body…

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Iron Thistle hosts fire ceremony

Representatives of different Scottish clans pause as bagpipes play following the lighting of a ceremonial fire Friday during the Iron Thistle Scottish Festival at Mollie Spencer Farms. The fire represents Scottish immigrants’ journey to the New World. Photos / Larissa Copeland

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