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Popovich, Spurs’ organization deserve majority of blame for LaMarcus Aldridge’s demise

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Let me take you back to May of 2015. The San Antonio Spurs were coming off a disappointing first-round exit in the NBA Playoffs in a seven-game series with the Los Angeles Clippers and many “experts” around the league thought the Tim Duncan era was finally coming to an end in southwest Texas. After defying…

The final walk: Yukon to graduate 605 seniors

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Yukon High School will graduate 605 seniors on Tuesday, but graduation activities actually begin Sunday with baccalaureate. This year’s baccalaureate begins at 3 p.m. at the Yukon Fine Arts Auditorium, 850 Yukon Ave. Graduation ceremonies begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Jim Norrick Arena at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City. Yukon’s graduating…

Report card time: Yukon winter and spring sports receive grades for 2016-2017

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Back in December, I gave out my grades for each fall sports team at Yukon High School. Now that the school year is coming to a close and all of the sports are done with the 2016-2017 school year, here are my grades for the winter and fall sports: -Winter sports Boys basketball- The Millers…

Yukon seeks grants to add to trail system

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Two additional walking and biking trails could soon come to fruition in Yukon after the city applied for more than $1 million in grant money to fund them. The city council on Tuesday approved applications for two grants valued at $600,000 each from the Association of Central Oklahoma Government. The first grant would be used…

Yukon baseball: Millers look for growth in summer season

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There will not be much rest for the Yukon baseball players, as less than two weeks after having their spring season come to an end in the state semifinals, the Millers will open their summer season. Head coach Kevin James said he’s looking forward to the start of summer ball. “I think it is good…

Petite 10 Tea Room coming soon to Yukon

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It’s almost time for tea. Miklyn McMahon and Heather Stack say they plan to open Petite 10 Tea Room in the 10 West Main business complex in early June after getting approval last week from the state health department. The tea room is part of business complex that is rapidly growing to include something for…

Yukon council OK’s raise for city manager

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Yukon’s city manager was given an almost $4,000 pay raise Tuesday by the city council, despite expectations that city employees will not receive raises in the coming year. The council, during their regular meeting, voted unanimously to approve a new one-year contract for  Jim Crosby in the amount of $142,000 per year. It is retroactive…

Gifted class’ project takes off

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By Terry Groover Staff Writer For the Greg Bunch’s students, the sky is the limit. Or rather the ceiling of the Yukon Middle School gymnasium. Bunch teaches a gifted education class for sixth-graders, and recently completed a course involving hot-air balloons. Bunch said the 161 students in his classes stitched together hot air balloons made…

Not 1, not 2 but 3: Vernon Turner ends stellar Yukon career with third state title

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Yukon High School senior Vernon Turner will officially graduate from YHS next Tuesday with the rest of his senior class and when he walks off the stage, he will walk out of Yukon as one of the most decorated athletes to ever walk through its halls. Turner completed the 3-peat in the high-jump competition this…

‘Fishing with Friends’ to kick off Sunday

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Families have the opportunity to come together for food and fun Sunday to stand against bullying. Knock Out Bullying Inc., an anti-bullying association that began in October 2013, will begin hosting Fishing with Friends for the second year on Sunday. Fishing with Friends began last May when Stacy Hatcher, founder and president of KOB, and…

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