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Yukon FFA Rodeo to draw top competitors


By LARISSA COPELAND layout@theyukonreview.com The 18th annual Yukon FFA Rodeo will bring a piece of cowboy culture to the Yukon Round-Up Club Arena Aug. 2-3. A fundraiser for the Yukon Ag Booster Club, the rodeo’s proceeds benefit members of the Yukon 4-H Club and Yukon High School FFA. “It started out as us needing a…

City delays efforts on new tax district


By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com Efforts to implement a second tax incremental financing district in Yukon may wait until after construction begins on the Interstate 40-Frisco Road interchange, officials said this week. The city has been working with a tax attorney to prepare what is known as a TIF District for an area of property on…

Yukon’s finances continue to show growth


By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com “We’re back.” Yukon City Manager Jim Crosby said the city’s finances are in good shape as the city enters into the new fiscal year. The city’s account that is used to pay most of its bills had more than $9 million available as of July 16. That is $3 million more…

Former teacher of the year accused of sexual assault


By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com Two years ago, Rob Davis was celebrating as Yukon’s teacher of the year as well as being a finalist for state teacher of the year. Today, he is free on $25,000 bail after being accused of sexual battery. Davis, who lives in Yukon, was arrested at his home Tuesday. Davis, 40,…

Yukon principal heads metro-area nonprofit reading program


Independence Elementary principal Amy Young wears many hats. In addition to her work at Independence, the Yukon resident also serves as vice president of Pets & People, and, for the past 10 years, she has served as executive director of a metro-area program that helps children excel. “I was recruited by the then-board president of…

Pat Green to Rock the Route


By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com Country music artist Pat Green, who hit it big in the early 2000s with hits like “Wave on Wave” and “Three Days,” has been signed to headline the 2019 edition of Yukon’s Rock the Route. City officials announced the lineup for the annual pre-Labor Day concert on Monday. Green, who recently…

Companies pitch to oversee fairgrounds project


By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com Canadian County officials are expected to take the next step in the expansion and relocation of the Canadian County Fairgrounds next week when they could hire a company to serve as its construction manager. The three commissioners — David Anderson, Marc Hader and Jack Stewart — interviewed four prospective management companies…

For some sports, fall workouts begin


By BRODY FELDMANN newseditor@mustangnews.info Just after midnight Monday, the thump of a volleyball could be heard inside the Yukon High School gymnasium as the first official practice of the season got underway. The Millerettes hit the floor as part of a lock-in and practiced for about an hour. Monday was the first official day of…

Softball starting preseason with no worries


By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com At the beginning of last season, the Yukon Millers softball team was virtually written off even before the first ball was thrown. Katie Hoke was in her first year as the team’s head coach, and everyone expected it to be a rebuilding year. After all, the team had lost players like…

Yukon’s Keziah Lofton nets basketball three-peat


By BRODY FELDMANN newseditor@mustangnews.info For the third year in a row, Yukon’s Keziah Lofton helped her AAU basketball team to a national championship. Lofton travels all over the United States to play with an Arkansas-based team — Arkansas Mavericks. Two weeks ago, the destination was Ohio for the sixth-grade AAU National Tournament. “It was fun.…

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