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Local veteran spreads positivity, runs for many reasons, including mental health

June 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

With peace signs, a smile, cowboy hat and no shirt, Bronco Rip bounces off pavement as he interacts with drivers on his daily run. Local passersby, meet Mustang resident Anthony Thompson. “When I’m running and I’m throwing up peace signs to people, it’s my way of connecting with you even if it’s for a split…

No immediate expansion plans set for Canadian County Jail

April 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

Editor’s note: This is the last story in a three-part series about the Canadian County Detention Center. The series explores inmate and employee services, compliance history and more. Staff at the Canadian County Detention Center have significant responsibilities, but they work to maintain overall care of inmates, jail administrator Maj. Kristie Carter said. This year,…

Improvements have created safer county jail environment

April 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

Editor’s note: This is the second story in a three-part series about the Canadian County Detention Center. The series explores inmate and employee services, compliance history and more. While Canadian County Detention Center employees have various responsibilities, jail administrator Maj. Kristie Carter said they work to ensure inmates’ rights and privileges are followed. Each inmate…

Family remembers loved ones at Victims’ Vigil

April 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

The quick wit of 22-year-old Amy Gibbins and the energetic intelligence of 5-year-old Bryor Gibbins will remain in the hearts of a Calumet family. The family was part of more than 30 attendees who had the chance to share their stories Monday at the 29th Canadian County Crime Victims’ Vigil at the courthouse. “Our lives…

How the OKC National Memorial, Museum impacted a local nonprofit leader’s journey

April 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

“I walked down the fence and I said, ‘Well, Lord if you want me to be here, this will happen,’” said Joanne Riley, executive director of Compassionate Hands, a local nonprofit. “I got the call the next day. ‘You got the job.’” Riley was at the University of Oklahoma when she heard about the bombing.…

Yukon PD investigating early morning gunshots

April 9, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Yukon Police Department is investigating reports of gunfire early Friday morning. Police responded to the reports at 4:15 a.m. in the 1100 block of South Ranchwood Blvd. Upon arriving at the scene, officers discovered shell casings on the ground behind businesses in the area. At this time, no damage or injuries have been reported.…

Easter on the Prairie celebrates 30th year

April 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

With weather so picture-perfect it could have been scripted the Chisholm Trail Historical Preservation Society Easter on the Prairie celebrated its 30th year. A steady flow of kids and parents made their way to Mollie Spencer Farms, where all kind of fun awaited. From trains and mini horses to gunfights and firefighters, kids celebrated Easter…

Mayor to end mask mandate

April 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

By Michael Pineda [email protected] An early meeting of Mayor Shelli Selby’s COVID-19 Task Force concluded with an announcement that she intended to sign a proclamation revoking mask restrictions. Selby said she intended to sign the proclamation after the meeting. City Manager Tammy Kretchmar said the proclamation had not yet been signed as of Thursday afternoon.…

Free Fitness in the Park begins April 6

March 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

The weather is turning and with it the opportunity to enjoy city parks and some outdoor exercise has arrived. The inaugural Free Fitness in the Park will begin April 6 and run through Oct. 31 on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Vanessa Loe will teach Zumba at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday. Participants are encouraged to bring comfortable…

Yukon officers receive mental health, physiological training

March 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

Eight Yukon officers attended a mental health training on excited delirium March 18. Sean Barnette, Heartland Medical Direction director of training, taught the free two-hour class at the Yukon Police Department. Barnette is also a Tinker firefighter, as well as a paramedic; deputy sheriff; and tactical medic. He also teaches paramedic training at Oklahoma City…

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