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Man charged with insurance fraud after dumping pickup into Lake Overholser

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Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has filed insurance fraud charges against Brian Neal Troutman for falsely submitting a claim for the loss of his vehicle. An investigation by the Attorney General’s Workers’ Compensation, Social Security and Insurance Fraud Unit found that Troutman, 40, told the Oklahoma City Police Department his pickup was stolen in November. Troutman later filed an insurance ... Read More »

Students ID call numbers

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Skyview Elementary student Spencer Rowe chooses the correct book title as students practice identifying the correct call numbers in library class. Pictured also are Kacey Gilpin, Kannon Smith and Emma Hollars. Read More »

Shoppers ‘Mob’ Carpenter’s Ace Hardware

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An excited group of shoppers enters Carpenter’s Ace Hardware, 405 W Main, after the family owned business was randomly selected for the first “Main Street Mob” on Sept. 17. Members of the “Mob” were each required to spend at least $20 during the shopping spree. Following the event, participants met to socialize at the Green Chile Kitchen, 12 E Main. More ... Read More »

Famous sandwich to make Czech Day return

Mike and Gussie Weaver, pictured here with Compassionate Hands Director Melinda Rushing and Compassionate Hands' board members and volunteers, are pleased to again offer the famous Weaver roast beef sandwich during Czech Day on Oct. 4.

Mike and Gussie Weaver will again be cooking their famous sandwiches on Czech Day, Saturday, Oct. 4 in Yukon. Green Chile Kitchen will provide nachos made with Green Chile Kitchen’s unforgettable queso which will be a meal many will not only enjoy but will remember for years to come. Compassionate Hands, founded in 1993, will have its food booth at ... Read More »

St. John school auction set Nov. 8

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St. John Nepomuk Catholic School will host its 17th Annual Dinner and Auction on Saturday, Nov. 8. All proceeds will benefit the school and parish. Contact the school if interested in making a tax-deductible donation. Call 354-2509 for more information on the fund-raising event. Read More »

Centenarian farmer Hrdy receives Centennial Award

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Frank Hrdy, Jr., a resident and a farmer/rancher in Canadian County since 1932, turned 100 years young on Aug. 18. In honor of that great accomplishment, the Canadian County Extension Service named Mr. Hrdy as the recipient of the Centennial Award. The Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service (OCES) is celebrating its 100th anniversary of extending knowledge and changing lives. Since it ... Read More »

Free walking program to promote physical activity

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Yukon Parks & Recreation, Integris Canadian Valley Hospital and the Canadian County Health Department are hosting a free, six-week walking program to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles in Yukon. Individuals are encouraged to sign up to participate in the program during Czech Fest on Saturday, Oct. 4. All participants who register during Czech Fest will be entered to win ... Read More »

Highway noise flummoxes I40 neighbor

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By Jim Powell, Staff Writer A Yukon man who lives adjacent to westbound Interstate-40 just east of Garth Brooks Boulevard is concerned that a sound barrier wall intended to reduce road noise for nearby homeowners will not sufficiently reduce the sounds of traffic. An Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) official said, however, the department is sensitive to complaints concerning the ... Read More »

Open forums to allow patrons to address YPS administrators

D'Lynne Koontz

By Conrad Dudderar, Editor A series of open forums will allow Yukon Public Schools’ patrons to address issues with district administrators. The first quarterly meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23 in the Yukon High School Black Box Theater, 1777 S Yukon Parkway. Other meetings are set Nov. 13, Feb. 12 and April 14; same time, same place. ... Read More »

Ribbon cutting set Sept. 25 at Gold’s Gym

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A Yukon Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony will be 11:30 a.m. this Thursday, Sept. 25 at Gold’s Gym Yukon, 12701 NW 10th. The new fitness center is at the northwest corner of N.W. 10th and Shedeck Parkway. Read More »