Yukon community

Smaistrla reflects on city council service

Wiping tears from her eyes, Earlene Smaistrla said she has enjoyed her time serving Yukon as a city council member, and that she might not yet be done. Smaistrla was honored Tuesday by the Yukon City Council as she attended her final regular meeting as a member of the panel. She has served on the…

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Pickleball keeps OKC man, 90, active

  Dick Ohlheiser was wearing his gold medal proudly. He finished in first place for his age bracket in the Yukon Senior Games this week. He and his partner were the only team in the bracket, which was the over-85 group. Ohlheiser, who is 90, said he got the medal for just being able to…

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City Manager Jim Crosby gives State of the City address

  Despite slumping sales tax returns, Yukon City Manager Jim Crosby said the city is prospering. “We’re in very good shape,” Crosby told members of the Yukon Chamber of Commerce during his annual state of the city remarks. Crosby said the city’s finances are running about 20 percent ahead of where they were a year…

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Great-grandson reminisces about early Oklahoma congressman

By Chris Eversole The great-grandson of one of the most influential leaders in early Oklahoma extolled his ancestor’s virtues Tuesdayat the Yukon Rotary Club. David Morgan, who is a retired Oklahoma City attorney, told about Dick T. Morgan’s accomplishments – including helping many homesteaders obtain title to their land and serving six terms in Congress.…

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Allergy clinic breaks ground in Yukon

Officials with Oklahoma Allergy and Asthma Clinic broke ground Friday afternoon on the company’s newest clinic. Scott Dennis, the chief operating officer for the company, said the 3,500-square-foot clinic is being built at 1601 Health Center Parkway. It will be south of Integris Canadian Valley Hospital and west of Target. Officials from the company, as…

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City moves forward with tax-funded district

Plans for a second tax incremental financing district in west Yukon are moving forward, officials said last week. Mitchell Hort, the director of development services, said paperwork for what is known as a TIF district, is nearing completion. The district would encompass a swath of property along the east side of Frisco Road from near…

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Mustang cat hitchhikes a ride to Tulsa from neighbor

By Larissa Copeland When Mark and Venee Lahue left Mustang for Tulsa last week, they thought they were taking their three sons on an overnight trip to the Gathering Place, a nice dinner and a trip to the aquarium. What they didn’t know was an unexpected – and uninvited – visitor decided to hitch a…

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Yukon Writers’ Society helps aspiring authors find success

By Larissa Copeland Writing, whether it’s science fiction or a children’s book, can be a daunting task at the best of times. The Yukon Writer’s Society is working to help writers from start to finish. Shayla Raquel has been organizing the YWS since May 2017, when she stepped in for the previous organizer. Since then,…

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Water park plans move forward

Plans for what is expected to be a $100 million indoor water park in Yukon are moving forward, a representative of the company planning the facilities said Thursday. Philip Cove, who was representing Yukon businessman Scott Myrick of Thunder Falls Enterprises, said negotiations are continuing for the purchase of land that would allow the indoor…

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