Yukon Oklahoma

City’s finances ‘back on the road to recovery’

The City of Yukon’s finances are still recovering from financial problems discovered a little over a year ago, but are constantly improving. The general fund reserve account is now up to more than $1.5 million. The pool cash fund, which is the account bills are paid out of, currently has about $2.4 million. Other accounts…

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Celebrating 90 years of history, adventures

Civilla Ball, a longtime Yukonite and a resident of Spanish Cove Retirement Village, celebrated her 90th birthday on March 25. Ball’s birthday celebration wasn’t a disappointment with a quiet brunch with her six children and their spouses followed by a party at the South Yukon Church of Christ with 81 children, children’s children and children’s…

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New church comes to Yukon

A new Yukon church launching in September sets out to help visitors find their paths. Lead Pastor Bryan Thiessen and his wife CaRanda are opening Pathway Church to live their dreams while helping others discover their own while also discovering God. Bryan has wanted to be a pastor since he was 3 years old. Bryan…

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Celebrating Yukon’s Birthday

Yukon will be celebrating its 126th birthday on Saturday. Yukon’s Birthday Bash, hosted by the City of Yukon and Yukon’s Best Main Street, is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The bash will include entertainment, shopping, a kid’s area and activities, contests, food and drinks and more. The Entertainment Stage on 5th Street…

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Yukon’s history remembered as birthday arrives

Yukon, once a small town founded in 1891, is getting ready to celebrate its 126th birthday. Yukon first became known as part of the Chisholm Trail, which started in 1867 after the Civil War. Texans would bring herds of long horned cattle from the ranges of Texas to the railroads in Kansas, passing through several…

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Yukon Public Schools transitioning to A.L.I.C.E. Model

For a number of years, schools across the nation have practiced the “Lockdown Model,” when it comes to protection against a school emergency, such as a school shooting. However, there is a new model of protection that is rapidly becoming more and more popular as the number of school shootings and emergencies increases year by…

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Water Park to be built, not be scaled down

Many of you may recognize the name Scott Myrick as the man who actively supported Tuesday’s special election, but he’s also the owner and developer of a new water park that will be built near Yukon. Myrick decided about eight months ago he wanted to build and fund “Thunder Falls,” a water park and hotel…

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Sports Complex voted down

City of Yukon residents voted down the $18 million general obligation (GO) bond by a landslide during the March 7 special election. The GO bond was for the purpose of constructing a new sports park at the southwest corner of Frisco Road and Highway 66. The $18 million bond would have only been for Phase…

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