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APPROVED: Yukon voters OK $45M bond issue

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By an overwhelming margin, Yukon voters approved a pair of bond issues Tuesday that will allow the district to keep up with recent growth. A $43.6 million bond issue was approved by 74.69 percent of voters. The total was 2,771 for the issue, 939 against. The money from that bond issue will be used for…

Senior student athletic training aides work miracles behind the scenes for Yukon sports

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Everyone knows the quarterback, everyone knows the point guard and everyone knows the shortstop. Few know who takes care of those athletes when they aren’t shining on the field or the court. Student athletic training aides are a vital part of a high school program and at Yukon, there are four seniors who have sacrificed…

Brewing success: Pair has faith in coffee cart

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For Rachel Smith, the decision to leave her job as a full-time social worker was difficult. It’s what she went to school to be — someone to work with children who needed her help. But in the back of her mind was a desire to step out on her own, to start her own business.…

Yukon drops exciting five-setter to Stillwater

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The Yukon volleyball team dropped a tough five-set match to No. 4 Stillwater at home Thursday. The No. 10 ranked Millers won the first set 25-17 but then dropped the next two sets 25-21 and 25-14. Yukon rebounded to take the fourth set 25-19 to force a fifth set against the Pioneers. The final set…

Sales tax returns show growth in Yukon

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Sales tax returns continued to grow across most of Canadian County in September, according to a new report from the Oklahoma Tax Commission. El Reno, Calumet and Okarche saw declines for the month. Calumet was down about $1,000 for the month, falling to $21,203.05. Last year’s September returns were $22,816.60. El Reno saw a decline,…

Southwest Covenant improves to 10-5 with win at Destiny Christian

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The Southwest Covenant volleyball team won in a three-set sweep at Destiny Christian on Thursday. The Patriots won the first set 25-10, the second set 25-14 and the third 25-18. Macie Nolland finished with nine kills in the match. Alex Davis added four blocks for Southwest Covenant. The Patriots defeated Union City last Tuesday at…

Youngblood won’t seek third term on Yukon school board

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After serving two terms, Yukon School Board member Karen Youngblood has announced that she will not seek a third term. Youngblood made her announcement during the Yukon School Board meeting last week. Youngblood said she plans to fulfill her current five-year term, which ends in February. She was first elected in 2008 and serves Post…

Yukon harriers dominate Bluff Creek

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By Michael Kinney The Yukon Cross Country team traveled north of Lake Hefner on Thursday for the Enduro Cross Country Bluff Creek High School Invitation. From the moment they got off their buses, the Millers looked like they came to decimate the competition. And that is exactly what they did as they took home first…

Yukon’s Kretchmar receives honor

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Yukon Assistant City Manager Tammy Kretchmar was honored Thursday as the recipient of the 2017 Don Rider award. She received the award during the Oklahoma Municipal League’s annual awards banquet in Tulsa. Kretchmar is the 29th recipient of the award, which honors the late OML executive director. It honors a local official who has made…

Yukon swarms Southmoore, earns second-straight win

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In an offensive-era for football, it was Yukon’s defense that stole the show Friday night at Miller Stadium. The Millers stifled Southmoore in their home-opener with a 28-7 beat down of the SaberCats to improve to 2-1 on the season. Yukon cornerback Jacob Moore had two interceptions on the night and linebacker Owen Olsen picked…

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