Yukon News

Steve Scott retires as Yukon girls soccer coach

  After 23 years of coaching high school soccer, and seven as the head coach of the Yukon girls soccer program, Steve Scott is hanging up his whistle. Scott led the Millerettes to 66 wins in his seven years on the job and totaled 205 wins in 23 years of coaching. He spent 20 of…

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Three Yukon teams claim academic state title

Yukon’s student-athlete culture is shining bright after three spring sports teams were named academic state champions. Girls soccer, girls tennis, and girls track all secured the academic title. Tennis and track both had cumulative grade point average of 4.0, the soccer team recorded a 3.91. Having three academic state champions in one season is something…

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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 teachers to get $2k pay raise

Yukon teachers are in line to have the highest starting salaries in Canadian County. The Yukon School Board voted Monday to increase the starting pay for Yukon teachers by $2,000 per year. That would bring the salary for a first-year teacher at Yukon with no experience to just over $40,500 per year.  They currently make…

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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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Surrey Hills teacher wins Women’s 5k at OKC Memorial Marathon

As she crossed the finish line April 28 during the Women’s 5k portion of the 2019 OKC Memorial Marathon, Sara Moore threw her arms in the air and pumped her fist in celebration. The Surrey Hills Elementary kindergarten teacher was not celebrating finishing first in the race, but instead celebrating being able to compete. “I…

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Badges on Buses sting nabs four drivers

A woman who was talking on her cellphone was one of four people stopped this week during the Yukon Police Department’s Badges on Buses effort. Maj. Matt Fairchild said the woman told officers that she drove past a bus that was stopped with its red lights flashing and a stop sign extended because she never…

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Berg named Dentist of the Year

The Oklahoma Dental Association (ODA) is proud to award Dr. Tamara Berg with the Distinguished Dental Service Award, one of the association’s highest honors. It was given during the 2019 ODA House of Delegates meeting on April 25 in Tulsa. The ODA Distinguished Dental Service Award recognizes a career of service and devotion to the…

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