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Yukon substitute teacher jailed in sex sting

An Oklahoma City man who was working as a substitute teacher in the Yukon school district was arrested Monday by El Reno police after allegedly sending inappropriate texts to what he thought was a teenage girl. Jeffrey Hutchins Smith, 61, was arrested in El Reno on allegations of lewd or indecent proposals to a minor…

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Voters to choose from 6 city council hopefuls

Voters will go to the polls Tuesday to decide who will serve on Yukon’s city council. The position is an at-large seat currently held by Earline Smaistrla, who has served since 2015. She is the vice mayor. Before that, Smaistrla served on the city council from 2000 to 2009. Smaistrla is being challenged by former…

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YPS puts federal employees to work

The Yukon Public Schools did its part to keep federal workers busy during recent furloughs. Superintendent Dr. Jason Simeroth said the district hired almost a dozen workers as substitute teachers, and then also opened Yukon High School as a distribution site for the Regional Food Bank to provide food. Simeroth said the district had 22…

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Local homeschool student to perform at Carnegie Hall

A homeschool musician from Yukon is expected to have the experience of a lifetime this weekend. Riley Rowland will perform on the stage at Carnegie Hall in New York. Rowland and her family flew to New York on Thursday so that she could perform Sunday as part of the High School Honors Performance Series at…

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Kylie Moseley reaches 1,000 career points

In her junior season Kylie Moseley is joining an elite list of high school basketball players. Going into Southwest Covenant’s final regular season game against Christian Heritage, Moseley needed eight points to reach 1,000 career points. She scored 22 in her latest scoring effort. This season, Moseley has consistently led her team in scoring and…

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Yukon board picks OKC firm to build new school

An Oklahoma City construction company is expected to break ground this spring on Yukon’s latest elementary school. Wynn Construction was awarded the contract to build Redstone Elementary School. The company’s bid of $22,855,000 was the lowest of seven submitted for the 120,000-square-foot building, which will house fourth- through sixth-grade students. Construction on the building, which…

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Police Logs

The Yukon Police Department reported the following arrests between Jan. 24 and Jan. 31: Adam Tyler Tucker, 34, Oklahoma City: Possession of a dangerous drug without a prescription; Christopher Alan Patton, 31, Yukon: Distribution of a controlled substance; Calvin Ray Perkins, 64, Wharton, Texas: Public intoxication; Steven Raif Howeth, 21, Bethany: Local warrant; Scott Christian…

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Canadian County Jail Log

The Canadian County Jail reported the following arrests between Jan. 24 ad Jan. 30: Newton Ralph Akeen, 32, Gracemont: Driving with a suspended license; Amy Renaye Black, 32, El Reno: Warrant; David Bonfil, 40, Driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license; Michael Lowell Bonjour, 33, Yukon: Driving under the influence, failure to carry…

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Shedeck honors physical education teacher

Chase Langley, a physical education teacher, is Shedeck Elementary School’s teacher of the year. Langley, a fourth-year educator, also teaches health. Officials said that besides his teaching duties, Langley helped with numerous projects over the past year, from incorporating more flexible seating options for students throughout the school to promoting more physical activities in the…

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Poage honored by Chamber

Sherry Poage may have graduated from Bethany High School, but she is all about Yukon. Poage serves on the boards for the Canadian County United Way, Yukon 66 Main Street, Compassionate Hands and several other agencies. Friday, she was honored for her dedication by being named the H.B. Frank Citizen of the Year. Poage, who…

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