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Nightriders earn top Superior rating at OSSAA contest

  The Mustang Nightriders took superior ratings at the West OSSAA Regional Marching Contest hosted by the Yukon High School band program on Oct. 25. The Mustang Nightriders performed to the highest expectations of the judges when they took to the field performing their show “Temptress.” The students have been perfecting the show “Temptress” for…

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101 and still fishing

Local farm opens up to birthday girl, Alzheimer’s residents You are never too old to go fishing. Bernice Turndo, who just turned 101, proved just that when she went to Briscoe Barn on Oct. 19. As it turns out, the Autumn Leaves Alzheimer’s and Memory Care Center, where Turndo lives, planned the fishing trip not…

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Early voting available for Nov. 8 general election

With the Nov. 8 general election just days away, Mustang and Canadian county voters should take note of the options they have available when it comes to voting. Next week, Thursday through Saturday, the county election board, located in El Reno, will offer early voting in their office. They are located at 210 W. Rogers…

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2017 Bond Talk

Board goes over bond projects with staff, bond advisor, architects Mustang’s school board mulled over the  gritty details of the $181.28 million bond proposal in an almost three-hour long workshop Oct. 20. School capacity projections, individual project costs and possible construction sites for three new schools were discussed during the workshop. Board President Chad Fulton…

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Love thy neighbor?

City gets involved with escape gate permit, easement, fence variance requests What appears to be a dispute between neighbors has ended up being brought before the Mustang City Council. On Tuesday, councilmembers conducted the first reading of a request by Jeff Lindsay of 1250 W. Rancho Drive for the vacation of a nearby easement to…

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City names Town Center expansion projects

    The City of Mustang is looking for an architecture firm to oversee the expansion of Town Center. In August, voters approved by 55 percent extending the city’s one-cent sales tax to 2030 for $25 million in various projects including adding on to the city’s 67,000 square foot facility. Slated for the addition is…

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Historical bond vote proposed for February

Three new schools, a performing arts center and much more might soon be coming to Mustang’s growing school district. On Monday, the district announced its plans to call for a $181.28 million bond issue that voters will decide the fate of on Feb. 14. The school board did not officially call for the election in…

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Reinventing Mustang

Info. meeting reveals preliminary ideas, citizens should plan now to attend next meeting in November A public meeting to discuss Mustang’s future was filled with talk of gateways, concepts, tree, trails and more as the city’s continues its work on a new comprehensive plan. On the evening of Oct. 6, community members were able to…

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City hires new police chief

A new police chief has been selected and is slated to start Oct. 31. Robert Groseclose has a 22-year-long career in law enforcement starting as an officer in Forest Park then moving on to Spencer and the Logan County Sheriff’s Office. Then Groseclose’s first chief post was for the City of Nicoma Park before he…

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Murder mystery event aims to support library

Library director turned to MHS grads for research She’s done it again. Mustang Library Director Desiree Webber has written a new play and it will be presented in a mystery dinner theater next month by Mustang High School drama students. The event is set for 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4 at Town Center, 1201 N.…

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Money on its way for sales tax extension projects

Council approves $13.385M loan; wastewater plant. 89th street and EOC projects up first Mustang residents won’t have to wait long to start seeing progress on the list of projects to be funded by the city’s sales tax extension. On Tuesday, councilmembers approved borrowing $13.385 million from JP Morgan Chase Bank at a 2.15 interest rate…

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DEQ hits city with $10K fine

Contractor hired to do work when spill occurred will reimburse city The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality has fined the City of Mustang $10,000 for an Aug. 5 sewage spill that resulted in a fish kill. On Sept. 22, the city received notification from DEQ by certified mail and was ordered by consent order to…

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Terry Long resigns as Mustang boys basketball coach, will be replaced by Robert Foreman

Terry Long resigned as boys varsity basketball coach Monday according to a press release from Mustang Public Schools. Long will be replaced by former Mustang girls coach Robert Foreman effective immediately. Long will remain on staff as a teacher and will give private lessons, a “much more lucrative option than what the school can provide”…

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Football: Mustang routed, 54-9 on nearly flawless effort from Norman North

NORMAN – Mustang faced a Norman North team that was not just high-powered and explosive on both sides of the ball Friday, it was nearly flawless. The Broncos were straight routed, 54-9 at Harve Collins Field, allowing seven scores on 525 total yards, a kickoff return touchdown and two onside kick recoveries with four turnovers.…

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Ready to Serve

1345th Company poised to deploy to Southwest Asia after Mustang send-off Patriotism and emotions were high Sunday during a deployment ceremony for the 1345th Transportation Company, 90th Troop Command, stationed at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Mustang. Mustang High School’s new state-of-the-art Events Center was the venue for the event where families and friends…

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Tate under investigation by Dept. of Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor is investigating Tate Publishing, a Christian publishing company located in Mustang. On Friday, Juan Rodriguez confirmed “the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has an open and ongoing investigation with Tate Publishing.” Rodriguez works in the Office of Public Affairs for the agency. He said no other information…

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‘Imagine Mustang’ beginning to take shape

Planning for what the City of Mustang’s future will look like came a little bit more into focus Tuesday when a city board heard more about the new comprehensive plan. Halff Associates and ADG, whom the city has hired to oversee the “Imagine Mustang” project, gave Mustang Planning Commission members a status update. The project’s…

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Football: Thomas and Thomas lay down the law in 40-21, district-opening win over Owasso

  Carlos Thomas rushed for an exhausting 226 yards and two touchdowns in Mustang’s 40-21, district-opening win over Owasso Friday at Bronco Stadium. But as the junior tailback walked towards the locker room after the game, he still had enough energy for high praise. And a joke. “Man. My brother is a better running back…

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Fishing with Friends

Friends who fish together, stay together to fight against bullying & promote peace An anti-bullying organization is helping bullying victims find friends and acceptance through bi-weekly fishing events. Knock Out Bullying Inc. started Fishing with Friends in May of this year. The organization began in October 2013 because of the founder and president Stacy Hatcher,…

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Rooney hailed as one of state’s top managers

Transparency, ethics among reasons listed in application Tim Rooney isn’t the type of person to toot his own horn when it comes to accomplishments. That is why it took someone else to do it for him. On Sept. 15, the Mustang city manager received the Gerald Wilkins Award from the City Management Association of Oklahoma…

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New chief ready to start

City’s quality care for its residents attracted him to job Mustang’s incoming new police chief Robert Groseclose is ready to start work on Oct. 31 “I’ve been really excited. I just can’t tell you how excited I am. This is awesome.” Recently, Groseclose was in town for a uniform fitting, a tour of city hall…

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Former Oklahoma Christian University coach and now Mustang assistant Dan Hays talks to his team during a game last season. Hays is joining Robert Foreman's staff for the 2016-17 season. (Photographer/Steven Christy - OC Athletics)

Boys Hoops: Dan Hays hired as assistant, ready to continue storied career

  Dan Hays received a phone call Saturday evening at his home in Edmond, knowing already what the caller had to ask. The former Oklahoma Christian University coach heard about his former assistant Robert Foreman’s predicament. Foreman had accepted the head coaching position at Mustang following Terry Long’s resignation early last week – two days…

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