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Mustang raises football ticket prices for Yukon game

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One of the state’s best high school football rivalries will hit the gridiron Sept. 1 when Yukon takes on Mustang at Bronco Stadium to open the 2017 season. Those who plan on attending the annual Bedlam clash between the two Canadian County schools will need to have more green in their wallets than in past…

Climbing the ladder: Jones set to hang up bunker gear, prepares for next chapter

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Kevin Jones future looks a little different than his past. He sees work in his wood shop, spending time with his wife and family and possibly a vacation to a tropical island. Jones, Yukon’s fire chief for the past 7½ years, is preparing for his new life in retirement. His last day with the department…

Learning experience: YHS graduate Layton Little struggles at IFYR

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The International Finals Youth Rodeo brings together the best young talent in the country and the difference from being in the money and going home empty-handed can be measured in the width of a rope. A hard fact in rodeo in which veteran calf and team roper and Yukon High School graduate Layton Little was…

Few leads in Yukon woman’s shooting death

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Oklahoma City police say they continue to investigate the death of a 30-year-old Yukon woman, who was shot to death last week. Oklahoma City police spokesman Sgt. Gary Knight said Monday authorities have few leads into the death of Ashley Easton and Bashar Burks. Burks’ body was found July 10 by authorities inside a burning…

Welcome to The First Tee: Canadian County’s Crimson Creek Golf Course named newest teaching site for national youth movement

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Since early spring, Jay Mauldin has spent most Saturday mornings driving his 8-year-old son from El Reno to Oklahoma City to take part in The First Tee golf program at the organization’s Learning Center off Martin Luther King Drive. As of Thursday afternoon, however, Mauldin may not have to make that 60-mile round trip anymore.…

County officials eye outside legal help

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EL RENO – Canadian County officials say they want an outside attorney to provide advice once they receive two reports related to a discrimination complaint filed against the co-director of the Canadian County Juvenile Justice Center. County commissioners voted Monday to have Chairman Marc Hader interview representatives from two Oklahoma City law firms about the…

More speed! Smoke on the Water brings more boats in 2017

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If you could not tell by the sound alone, those attending the 2017 Smoke on the Water Drag Boat Races over the weekend at Lake El Reno saw firsthand that speed was the name of the game. “As long as we have had these races, we have never had this many fast boats in one…

Fighting back: Local boy fights bullies, spreads love with birthday wish

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Braedon Brown, 11 but soon to be 12, is asking for something different for his birthday this year. Braedon was attending Lakeview Elementary in Yukon, but he will be going to Yukon Middle School next year. He is a three-year-attendee of Knock Out Bullying Inc. events and has been attending Fishing with Friends since the…

Yukon top-30 athletes: Nos. 26-30 revealed in the opening week of series

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For the next six-weeks, I will be releasing my current top-30 athletes at Yukon High School. The top-30 athlete rankings is based on what each athlete has accomplished up to this point of his or her career and what their potential is going into this school year. Past statistics and what I have seen with…

Mission accomplished: Church’s youth give back during SOS week

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Dozens of area children set out on a mission this week to provide service to the community. Mission accomplished. Participants in St. John Nepoumuk Catholic Church’s Soldiers of Service Camp took the name of the camp to a new level, volunteering at a variety of nonprofit organizations, including the Regional Food Bank, a horse stable,…

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