Yukon community

Independence’s Bruton selected as 2019 Teacher of the Year

A special education teacher who puts an emphasis on including everyone was named Thursday as Yukon’s Teacher of the Year. Whitney Bruton, who has taught at Independence Elementary School since 2013, was honored during “The Event,” which was held at the 10 West Main Events Center. Her selection was announced by the 2019 Oklahoma Teacher…

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Yukon students uninjured in bus accident

Seven students, a counselor and a bus driver all escaped injury Wednesday when the Yukon school bus they were on was struck by a car. The accident, which occurred around 8:30 a.m. near the intersection of Banner Road and Foreman Road, did jam the door on the bus, said Superintendent Dr. Jason Simeroth. No one…

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Yukon students uninjured in bus accident

  Seven students, a counselor and a bus driver all escaped injury Wednesday when the Yukon school bus they were on was struck by a car. The accident, which occurred around 8:30 a.m. near the intersection of Banner Road and Foreman Road, did jam the door on the bus, said Superintendent Dr. Jason Simeroth. No…

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Running with the Bulls

It may be March, but action is happening on the gridiron in Yukon. The Oklahoma City Bulls are playing their second season on the Yukon Middle School football field. Semi-professional football is trying to make a splash in this area. Sporting a 2-2 record, the Bulls have a way to go. However, they’re feeling confident…

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OKC sues for road project properties

The City of Oklahoma City has filed condemnation actions against five Yukon-area property owners to acquire their land as part of two major road projects, including a planned interchange. The actions were filed Friday in Canadian County District Court. Named in the condemnations are Kyla J. Jacobson, The Patricia Ann Lee Revocable Trust Agreement, Gregory…

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Yukon girl granted trip to Orlando

For Peyton Franklin, life has not been easy. The nine-year-old who lives in Yukon, and attends school in Mustang, was born with Williams Syndrome. It is a developmental disorder that affects various parts of the body including her heart and blood vessels. Her mother, Haley, said that she discovered that Peyton was going to need…

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Yukon schools receive report cards

Overall, Yukon students appear to be doing better than their counterparts across the state, according to a new report card from the Oklahoma Department of Education. Each school is broken down individually with its own report card. Lower grade elementary schools were graded on academic achievement, English language proficiency progress and chronic absenteeism. The upper…

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Yukon student among academic All-Staters

Yukon High School senior Dawson Simeroth is one of 100 Oklahoma students to be selected as an Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence 2019 Academic All-State winners. He also is one of five students from Canadian County to be selected for the honor. Others include Heidi Askeland of Mustang High School, Katie Bomhoff of Okarche, Blake Cope…

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City approves new bingo rules

The B-I-N-G-O is O-N. The Yukon City Council earlier this month approved a resolution that allows non-profit organizations to offer games of chance, such as bingo, as fundraisers. Tuesday, the council approved the associated ordinance that makes it legal and sets the cost for an annual permit at $10. Yukon’s Mobile Meals program was the…

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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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