Yukon

Patriots set for regionals

Looking to slingshot themselves into the postseason, Southwest Covenant stumbled out of the gate in the district tournament. The Patriots had a long trip to make out west to Shattuck but it wasn’t the drive that cost them. The first day they played Sharon-Mutual and won 60-36. “We played really well Friday night,” coach Kevin…

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Wrestlers capture MatMania title in final prep for regional tournament

Yukon wrestling coach Joe Schneider sent numerous grapplers, including several varsity starters to the Capitol Hill MatMania Wrestling Tournament last weekend. The Millers came away with the tournament title with five individuals winning their weight classes and Wallace Tilley earning the Outstanding Wrestler award of the tournament with his performance in the 138-pound weight division.…

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County road projects receive federal funds

Canadian County is one of three counties in central Oklahoma chosen to participate in a program that allows federal transportation funds to be used for road maintenance projects. The money will be disbursed through the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. District 3 County Commissioner Jack Stewart said this is the first time federal funds have been…

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Funds decrease despite student growth for Yukon

Despite gaining more than 300 students in its weighted student population, the Yukon School District will lose more than $700,000 in state funding this year. Yukon schools’ Chief Financial Officer Jim Fenrick said the loss of funds was the result of a combination of an increased enrollment along with improving local receipts. In all, 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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Voters to choose from 6 city council hopefuls

Voters will go to the polls Tuesday to decide who will serve on Yukon’s city council. The position is an at-large seat currently held by Earline Smaistrla, who has served since 2015. She is the vice mayor. Before that, Smaistrla served on the city council from 2000 to 2009. Smaistrla is being challenged by former…

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YPS puts federal employees to work

The Yukon Public Schools did its part to keep federal workers busy during recent furloughs. Superintendent Dr. Jason Simeroth said the district hired almost a dozen workers as substitute teachers, and then also opened Yukon High School as a distribution site for the Regional Food Bank to provide food. Simeroth said the district had 22…

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Local homeschool student to perform at Carnegie Hall

A homeschool musician from Yukon is expected to have the experience of a lifetime this weekend. Riley Rowland will perform on the stage at Carnegie Hall in New York. Rowland and her family flew to New York on Thursday so that she could perform Sunday as part of the High School Honors Performance Series at…

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Yukon board picks OKC firm to build new school

An Oklahoma City construction company is expected to break ground this spring on Yukon’s latest elementary school. Wynn Construction was awarded the contract to build Redstone Elementary School. The company’s bid of $22,855,000 was the lowest of seven submitted for the 120,000-square-foot building, which will house fourth- through sixth-grade students. Construction on the building, which…

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