Yukon

Fire Marshal Captain gives safety tips for July Fourth

It will be a busy weekend for fireworks as the City of Yukon puts on one of the preeminent displays in the state during Freedom Fest. Fireworks will light up the sky both Saturday and Sunday nights to patriotic fanfare drawing crowds from throughout the region. Given the strength of the firework show, the city…

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Yukon man follows Olympic dream

When the U.S. Olympic trials jump into action this week in St. Louis, it will have an Oklahoma feel for those watching. That’s because on the men’s side, six of the 21 male competitors vying for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team are former or current University of Oklahoma men’s gymnasts. Including one man…

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Ammo shortages affect local police departments

Editor’s Note: This is the first story in a two-part series about ammunition shortages throughout Canadian County. The first part explains how local police departments have been affected. Ammunition shortages have affected the U.S. for a little less than a year. “It’s created such a stir,” Yukon Police Chief John Corn said. The police department…

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Yukon schools to relocate Surrey Hills Pre-K program

Growth within the northern part of the Yukon School District has prompted the district to move one of its prekindergarten programs off-site. The school board voted to spend $4,000 per month to lease a building owned by Links 2 Learning. The building is located at 12230 N. Mustang Road, which is about two miles from…

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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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