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Stores sans doors showcased at Friday coffee


Josh Bessinger, owner of 1260 Productions, shares information about the marketing services his small business offers during the Nov. 21st “Stores Without Doors” Community Coffee inside the Robertson Activity Center, 1200 Lakeshore. Presented by the Yukon Chamber of Commerce, the annual event showcased seven local businesses and organizations without storefronts. Other participants were: Rick Cacini – OPSEC/Yukon Veterans Museum, Maggie Fuchs ... Read More »

Yukon Sharing seeks food basket, winter coat donations

christmas food baskets

This marks the 30th year that Yukon Sharing Ministries has provided Christmas food baskets to Yukon families in need. Throughout the year, Yukon Sharing helps families in the Yukon area with a “hand up.” Each year, Yukon Sharing gives winter coats and blankets to help those in need. Four days a week (year-round), Yukon Sharing provides food, clothing and house ... Read More »

Dates, times set for Yukon Chamber Board election

Yukon Chamber Interim Director Pam Shelton

By Conrad Dudderar, Editor Dates and times have been announced for the Yukon Chamber of Commerce’s annual Board election. Four positions will be filled for the 2015-17 term on the Chamber’s 15-member Board of Directors. Board members are elected to serve three-year terms. The Board election will be conducted at the Chamber’s monthly membership luncheon set Thursday, Dec. 11 inside ... Read More »

Yukon’s Alyson Acklin seeks ‘Miss UCO’ title at Nov. 22 pageant

UCO logo

EDMOND – A Yukon student is among 11 contestants in the Miss UCO 2015 Pageant set for 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 in Constitution Hall in Central’s Nigh University Center. Yukon’s Alyson Acklin is a senior majoring in Professional Media. Admission to the Nov. 22nd pageant is $5 for students with a UCO ID and $10 for all others. Miss ... Read More »

Sheriff fears AG’s ruling may spell disaster for juvenile center

Canadian County Sheriff Randall Edwards

By Jim Powell, Staff Writer Canadian County Sheriff Randall Edwards recently weighed in on a ruling by Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt that Edwards says will have disastrous effects on the Gary E. Miller Canadian County Children’s Justice Center. Asked to clarify language on the ballot county voters approved in 1996 for construction and operation of the Justice Center, Pruitt ... Read More »

AG’s office charges Yukon woman for false insurance claim for storm damages to home

Insurance fraud photo

By Conrad Dudderar, Editor The state Attorney General’s Office has charged a Yukon woman with making a false insurance claim for storm damages to her home. Taylor M. Martens, 23, was charged Nov. 13 in Canadian County District Court with false claim for insurance. The felony charge is punishable by up to three years in prison and/or a maximum $1,000 ... Read More »

New senator Stephanie Bice takes oath for District 22

Sen Bice Takes Oath-key

OKLAHOMA CITY – Stephanie Bice is now officially on the job as state senator for District 22. The Oklahoma City Republican was sworn in during a ceremony at the State Capitol on Nov. 18 as friends, family and other supporters looked on from the Senate gallery. “My motivation for becoming a member of the Senate was to create a better ... Read More »

Santa Claus to call Yukon children Dec. 13

Santa Claus

Yukon Parks & Recreation will offer free phone calls from Santa Claus on Saturday, Dec. 13. “Hello! It’s Santa Calling” is an annual event for boys and girls ages 3-10 years. Calls will be made between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Dec. 13. Parents are encouraged to sign up now to have Santa call their loved ones. Call 350-8920 by ... Read More »

Yukon Wound Care & Rehabilitation cuts ribbon at Chamber event


Physical therapist Sherri Boos prepares to cut the ribbon during a Yukon Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony for Yukon Wound Care & Rehabilitation. The new Yukon business is located at 1808 Commons Circle – Suite B. YWCR focuses on flexibility, mobility, healing, and recovery. For more information, call 265-2255. (Photo by LaShanya Nash) Read More »

Pickup jumps curb, crashes into County Clerk’s office

The female driver of this Nissan Titan pickup accidentally hit the accelerator instead of the brake, causing the vehicle to crash into the side of the Canadian County administration building in El Reno.

EL RENO – Canadian County Clerk Shelley Dickerson received a huge scare – but no injuries – when a woman crashed her pickup into the side of the county administration office in El Reno. The single-vehicle accident occurred about 10 a.m. Nov. 20 at the old courthouse building, 201 N Choctaw. “(The driver) was pulling into a parking spot right ... Read More »