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City of Yukon honors outgoing council members

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While they will remain on the Yukon City Council through the end of the month, two members of the panel thanked the community Tuesday for allowing them to serve. Longtime city council members John Alberts and Richard Russell were presented with plaques honoring their services at the beginning of Tuesday’s meeting. Alberts, who has represented…

EYES ON THE PRIZE: Yukon tennis teams prepping for postseason run

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The Yukon boys and girls tennis teams have their sights set on the postseason, which is a couple weeks away. To help prepare them for the upcoming regional tournaments, the Millers and Millerettes hosted Crossings in a dual match Thursday at the Yukon High School tennis complex. Both the Yukon boys and girls split the…

Ranchwood parents thank teachers, staff

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More than 40 teachers, support staff and administrators at Ranchwood Elementary School were honored Thursday by the school’s parent-teacher organization for their efforts during a two-week walkout. The PTO provided each employee with a gift bag containing a number of items, including candy, photos, business cards and a $25 gift card. The women received a…

Obituary: J.D. Vaught

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J.D. Vaught passed away on April 15 in Oklahoma City. A life-long resident of Yukon, J.D. was born James Darnell Vaught, II to James D. and Alice Vaught of Yukon. He spent most of his life working with his dad and brother and eventually his son on the family dairy farm. He was a graduate…

Teachers, students return to class

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On Day 140, students and teachers returned to the classroom at schools throughout Yukon. And with that, the calendar begins to tick to the start of summer. This year, summer break will start a little more than a week later than expected. That’s because for the past two weeks, Yukon educators, like more than 30,000…

Yukon hosts blustery track and field meet

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By Kyle Salomon and Michael Kinney With Miller Stadium being the annual site for the Class 5A/6A track and field state championships, the Yukon Classic has become a mainstay for many schools across Oklahoma. Coaches want to bring their athletes to Yukon during the regular season to give them a taste of what the state…

With walkout over, were there winners?

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Yukon teachers will head back to class on Monday and with that can claim victory. Did they achieve everything they wanted? No. But they did make an impact on the future of education in Oklahoma. Yukon, like other schools across the state, sent its teachers to the Capitol in search of additional funding for education.…

Yukon schools sell $8.175M in bonds

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In September, voters in the Yukon School District approved more than $44 million in new bond money for various projects across the district. Friday, the school board approved the issuance of $8.175 million in funds, the first allotment from the new issue. The bonds will be issued by Town and Country Bank with an interest…

BACK TO SCHOOL: Classes to resume after teacher walkout

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After two weeks of walking in support of educational funding at the state Capitol, Yukon teachers and students will head back to the classroom Monday. Superintendent Dr. Jason Simeroth announced the teachers’ decision to resume classes in a letter posted to the district’s website Thursday. Classes remained out Friday to allow teachers one final day…

Clark says walkout ‘tough’ for everyone

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Mike Clark was hired to be the athletic director of Yukon Public Schools in March of 2016. In his first week on the job, he needed to print copies of something he was working on but couldn’t get his printer to work in his office. Clark decided to go upstairs to the teacher’s lounge to…

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