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Taylor Martz honored by Surrey Hills

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Taylor Martz was named Surrey Hills Elementary’s teacher of the year for 2017-18. Martz teaches second grade at Surrey Hills Elementary School. She serves on her school’s leadership team, is the grade-level representative for math, and also serves as a buddy teacher to a new colleague. This is her third year to teach in Yukon…

Bar owner indicted by state grand jury

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The owner of an Oklahoma City bar is one of three people who were indicted Thursday by the state’s multicounty grand jury. Terry Lahti, who owns Big Dick’s Roadhouse, has been charged with one count of engaging in commercial gambling. The charges were filed in Canadian County District Court. According to the indictment, Lahti is…

Yukon’s humble champion: Jaxen Gilmore takes unique approach to wrestling

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If you are looking for Yukon wrestler Jaxen Gilmore before a match, you can find him off to the side of the mat, listening to music with his head bobbing and his lips moving to the words of the song that is blaring through his headphones. If you didn’t know any better, you might question…

Yukon swim makes history at state meet

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For the first time in school history, members of the Yukon swim team left the 6A state championships with a medal hanging from  their necks. The Miller boys’ 400-yard freestyle relay team captured eighth place at the state swim meet in Edmond with a time of 3:38.45. Yitzhak Ramirez, Ethan Davidson, Blake Eberhardt and Isaiah…

Yukon wrestling has two regional champs, qualifies six for state tournament

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Six Yukon wrestlers qualified for the 6A state wrestling tournament with their performance at the 6A west regional tournament last weekend at Southmoore. The Millers finished in fifth place as a team in the regional with 144 points. Choctaw took first place with 281.5 points. Yukon had two wrestlers win regional championships in their respective…

SOME GAVE ALL: Korean War hero returns to his family

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Gary Clayton was just two years old when he last saw his dad. Wednesday, the El Reno man welcomed him home again — as a hero. The remains of Army Sgt. 1st Class Alfred G. Bensinger Jr. were returned to the family who so long ago gave up hope that he would ever be found.…

Williams is ORU bound for collegiate soccer

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Yukon girls’ soccer senior Ashlyn Williams signed a letter of intent Wednesday afternoon at Yukon High School to play collegiate soccer at Oral Roberts University. “It’s been a pretty long process, but I’m really excited to be going to ORU,” Williams said. “Joining a new club team really helped me in the process. One of…

Dance looks to turn hate into something special

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A year after organizing a dance that was open to everyone, Ashley Spells-Hayes says the second annual Little Sweethearts Dance is planned for this weekend. Spells-Hayes formed the first dance last year as an all-inclusive alternative to the city of Yukon’s Daddy-Daughter dance. That dance was only open to fathers and daughters. That policy was…

Yukon girl, family honored with trip

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With hundreds of her fellow students cheering, Emma Cortese received the thrill of a lifetime Tuesday. The third-grade student at Ranchwood Elementary and her family will spend a week later this year in Orlando, Florida, enjoying an all-expenses paid vacation courtesy of Baking Memories 4 Kids and Panera Bread. Emma was diagnosed at just five…

Skyview names Lee Teacher of the Year

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Julie Lee, a second-grade teacher, has been selected as Skyview Elementary School’s teacher of the year. The honor is for the 2017-18 school year. Lee teaches math and science. Lee has 22 years of teaching experience. She has been with the Yukon School district for 17 years. She also taught in Tonkawa. “It’s a huge…

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