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Yukon’s Tom Thomas honored as county’s Veteran of the Year

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Tom Thomas said he was surprised last week to learn that he is this year’s Yukon Veteran of the Year for Canadian County. Thomas was one of seven county veterans who were honored Sunday during the annual Veterans Day ceremonies, which were held in El Reno. Karen Nance, the executive director of the El Reno…

Yukon resident looks to educate youth on veterans with World War II vehicle

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Since he was a young boy, Russ Huffman has loved military vehicles. Sunday, he was able to share his newly purchased M3 Halftrack tank with others in Canadian County who took part in the Veterans Day Parade in El Reno. Huffman, of Yukon, purchased the M3 Halftrack in late September and had it delivered Oct.…

Patriots look to stay hot in second round

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There is just a brief window of opportunity for celebration in the playoffs. Southwest Covenant took home a big win over Sasakwa Friday 48-0 by mercy rule. The excitement and allure of winning a playoff game was present in the huddle after the game but it quickly went away by Monday. The Patriots began preparing…

Yukon Softball Player of the Year: Ashlynn Bruce

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There is an old saying that the catcher is the quarterback of the defense in baseball or softball. A catcher is someone whom a coach can rely on to lead their team and get the job done when asked. The Yukon softball program made a postseason run to the 6A semifinals and one of the…

Patriots pummel Vikings in the playoffs

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By Hayden Tucker   It was the Will Haas and Tyler Kelly show in Southwest Covenant’s playoff win over Sasakwa. The young players were asked to step up in Trevor Kelly’s (hip soreness) absence and they delivered. The Patriots (10-0, 1-0) defeated the Vikings (5-6, 0-1) 48-0 by halftime, causing for a mercy rule. The…

Area residents share memories of former Yukon coach

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  For 13 years, J.W. Loudermilk was a force at Yukon High School, where it wasn’t unusual for his athletes to be seen running sprints up the hallways during frigid weather. His “never quit” attitude was engrained in his athletes. When he retired in 1988 after 13 years of walking the hallways and circling the…

Samantha Lindsey enjoys her roles with SWC, Mustang

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By Hayden Tucker   In the fall, Samantha Lindsey can be found on the sideline of a Southwest Covenant volleyball game, but her day job keeps her at a different school. Along with being a volleyball coach, Lindsey is a fifth-and sixth-grade S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) teacher at Mustang Horizon Intermediate Center. Her…

Debate over Yukon schools’ day off on Election Day highlights Legislative Breakfast

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  Yukon Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jason Simeroth and school board made the decision last May to use Election Day as a day off. Simeroth said he felt like it was the right thing to do for his teachers. “I believe we are doing the right thing,” he said Tuesday at the Legislative Breakfast in…

Yukon ready to chill its cheeks with annual run

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By Hayden Tucker   The Yukon Parks and Recreation Department is set to host its annual “Chill your Cheeks” 5K run on Nov. 17. This will be the 18th year the city has hosted the event, but it’s changed since 1999. Aside from the 5k, there will be other attractions as well. They will hold…

Voters return incumbents to Canadian County offices

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And Chris Eversole   Canadian County’s two incumbent commissioners were easily re-elected to their posts Tuesday, each carrying more than 60 percent of the vote. The most competitive race of the day was for District 3 Commissioner Jack Stewart of Yukon, who faced a stiff challenge from Daniel Pugh of Calumet. Pugh was a familiar…

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