Chiariello named Miss Mustang

Haylee Chiariello won Miss Mustang 2020, and Lexi Sendall won Outstanding Mustang Teen 2020. They were crowned Saturday by 2019 Miss Mustang Jaci Deitrick and 2019 Outstanding Mustang Teen Mackenzie Chandler during the Miss Mustang Scholarship Pageant at the Venue building of the Bridge Church. Emily Yannatone was the runner-up for Miss Mustang. More than…

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High bids alter animal shelter plans

City staff has adjusted its plan for a new animal shelter because bids came in above budget, the Mustang City Council learned at a special meeting Tuesday. Despite the adjustments, the project is expected to cost more than the $1.3 million staff had projected, said Police Chief Robert Groseclose, who supervises Animal Control. The new…

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Veterans Museum honors lost World War II sailors

The Yukon Veterans Museum on Tuesday held a memorial ceremony for three Oklahoma sailors who died on the USS Grayback in World War II. The wreckage of their submarine, which had a crew of 80, wasn’t found until last year, when an exploration crew located it more than 1,400 feet underwater off Okinawa, Japan. Tuesday’s…

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Board grants Bradley 5% raise

The Mustang Board of Education on Monday approved a new contract for Superintendent Charles Bradley. The contract is retroactive to Jan. 1 and runs through June 2022. It includes a 5% raise, bringing Bradley’s salary to $180,000. “We are pleased with what we have seen from Mr. Bradley,” Board President Chad Schroeder said. “He has…

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School board considers $47.5M bond issue

The Mustang Board of Education on Monday authorized Superintendent Charles Bradley to prepare a $47.5 million bond issue proposal for an April 7 election. Once the language of the proposal is ready, the board plans to hold a special meeting to potentially put it on the ballot. Mustang Public Schools urgently need this bond issue…

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County commissioners cover children’s justice center shortfall

The Canadian County commissioners on Monday transferred $150,000 from a reserve account to keep the Gary E. Miller Children’s Justice Center within budget. They took the action because monthly collections are down for the .35 percent dedicated sales tax that is the center’s primary funding source. The dip was in sales for the last 15…

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Stitt, others cut ribbon for turnpike extension

“We can accomplish anything we set our mind to,” Gov. Kevin Stitt declared Thursday to several hundred officials, business leaders and media representatives at the partial opening of the Mustang extension of the John Kilpatrick Turnpike. The extension, which had been in the works for decades and under construction for two years, will benefit today’s…

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Turnpike bridge work may finish in May

Work is ahead of schedule for the rebuilding of bridges and other improvements on the John Kilpatrick Turnpike between Wilshire Boulevard and State Highway 66, an official said. “The contractor is way ahead of schedule, so we are hoping that they can complete the work in May,” said Joe Echelle, the assistant to the executive…

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Council votes to seek grant for street project

The Mustang City Council voted Tuesday to seek a federal grant that would cover most of the city’s planned improvements to SW 89th Street between Mustang Road and State Highway 4. The grant, if approved, would cover $3.7 million of the project costs, representing 80% of the portion of the work that is eligible for…

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Children’s Justice Center meets growing needs

The Gary E. Miller Children’s Justice Center turned 20 this year, and it’s getting ready to provide more service to the community than ever – through a $3.9 million addition, through housing the planned family justice center and through hiring three new members of its leadership team. The changes will make the center even more…

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