Yukon Review

Assistant superintendent accepts top job in Purcell

Yukon Assistant Superintendent Dr. Sheli McAdoo has resigned in order to accept a superintendent’s position in Purcell. McAdoo submitted her resignation last week. It was accepted, with regret, during Monday’s school board meeting. McAdoo has served as Yukon’s assistant superintendent for seven years. Prior to that, she was executive director of secondary education for the…

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Youth fun abounds at Yukon parks’ events

Children in the Yukon area don’t need to go far to find summertime entertainment. The City of Yukon is hosting several events and activities throughout the summer geared toward the youth. Many began this week but there still are opportunities to take part later in the month. Jackie Cooper Gymnasium will host to two free…

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City completes ADA-friendly park renovations

Visitors to two of Yukon’s city parks might notice a few new additions that help make the outdoor spaces a fun and safe place for everyone. Parks and Recreation Director Jan Scott said the city has been working to upgrade facilities so they’re compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. And at places like Taylor…

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Millers ‘putting the puzzle back together’

Yukon baseball began the process of moving on from the 2019 senior class with the beginning of the summer season. A trip to the University of Central Oklahoma to play Berryhill on Tuesday initiated offseason play for the Millers. There were no signs of rust or nerves in the 15-0 run rule. Players said they…

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Woman, 26, jailed in stabbing

A Yukon woman remained in the Canadian County jail on Thursday after being accused of stabbing her roommate multiple times with a knife over the weekend. Brandalyn Jenee Plender, 26, is being held on $50,000 bail. She faces an assault and battery with a dangerous weapon complaint. According to a police report, Plender was arrested…

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Barber, 80, snips idea of retirement

Since the mid-1960s, Jim Hedrick has been clipping hair, and he has no plans to put down his scissors. Hedrick turns 80 this week. “I like to eat,” Hedrick said, while sitting in his barber’s chair at A Barber Shop, located on Vandament. But more importantly, he said, is that he likes to cut hair…

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City OKs hiring marshals for warrant, fine enforcement

By Larissa Copeland The Yukon Police Department will soon have help with some aspects of law enforcement, thanks to an emergency ordinance approved Tuesday by the Yukon City Council. Ordinance 1390, passed unanimously, creates the office of Yukon city marshal, a CLEET-certified position intended to focus on executing warrants, serving subpoenas and acting as bailiff…

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Survivor points to need for unified services

By Chris Eversole Shelia’s experience with the criminal justice system was not good for many years. Law enforcement officers sometimes didn’t believe her when they responded to her calls for help with domestic violence. Despite court protective orders, her ex-husband harassed her, her extended family and her employers through 6,000 derogatory text messages and in…

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