Yukon

Three Millers take individual honors

Yukon baseball’s strong season is being rewarded with postseason awards for several players. Senior shortstop Braylen Wimmer has represent the Millers on the all-star roster and will represent on all-state and all-conference rosters. “He’s getting the opportunity to go to South Carolina and play, and we’re very excited for him for that,” coach Kevin James…

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Yukon sales tax shows growth

As Yukon city officials prepare to meet Wednesday to discuss what City Manager Jim Crosby calls a “flat” budget, they got some good news. The city saw its first increased sales tax report in more than six months when compared to both the previous month and last May. The report, which was produced by the…

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Flooding closes roads, prompts rescues

Portions of Interstate 40 and State Highway 66 were among the roads that were closed Tuesday as floodwaters inundated the area, officials said. Andrew Skidmore, the director of Canadian County Emergency Management department, said dozens of roads were closed throughout the county after more than six inches of rain fell between Monday and early Tuesday.…

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Ex-teacher enters blind plea to sex charges

A former Yukon teacher has admitted that she had a sexual relationship with a student. Hunter Joanne Day, 23, entered a “blind plea” to charges of a second-degree rape and soliciting sex through technology during a hearing Tuesday. She could face up to 15 years in prison when she is sentenced at 1:30 p.m. June…

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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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