MPS superintendent alarmed by COVID-19 trends

Mustang Public Schools Superintendent Charles Bradley said he is alarmed by the continuous increase in close contacts and quarantines throughout the district in the most recent data released Friday. More mitigation measures must be taken outside of the classroom, he said in the fourth release. The new week’s data indicates there are 22 more known…

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Renovated dog park set to reopen

All furry canine friends and their owners are invited to the reopening of Mustang Wild Horse Dog Park at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The park closed last month to build a walking trail inside the small and large dog park areas. Mustang used a $24,000 grant from the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust to build the trail.…

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Real ID change causes disruption for tag agencies

Some tag agencies in Mustang and Yukon are facing challenges with the transition to Real IDs, the new license that will be the only form accepted to fly beginning Oct. 1, 2021. “You can’t just walk in, get it done and walk out in a few minutes like you’ve been able to,” said Oklahoma Tag…

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Veterans Museum Gala honors vets’ stories

The Yukon Veterans Museum Gala honored World War II prisoner of war Leonard Curtis and featured Tinker Air Force Base commander Col. Paul G. Filcek as the keynote speaker Thursday. Curtis was an Army machine gun squad leader, whose war ended June 30, 1945, when he took a ship from France to New York City.…

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Mustang police chief discusses use of force

The Mustang Police Department follows the national standard of use of force continuum, which provides guidelines for how much force to use against a resisting subject. “The Supreme Court standard is the minimum amount of force necessary to affect arrest,” said Mustang Chief of Police Robert Groseclose. “Every situation is different — sometimes you tell…

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Virtual learning concerns discussed

Mustang Public Schools’ Board of Education discussed challenges and benefits of virtual learning, as well as social media feedback and funding during Monday’s meeting. Assistant Super-intendent of Elementary Education Stacy Edwards and Assistant Super-intendent of Secondary Education Ryan McKinney updated the board about what is working for MPS and what has not. The two said…

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Lankford discusses stimulus, other legislation

U.S. Sen. James Lankford spoke Sept. 3 with Mustang and Yukon residents about the CARES Act, mail-in voting, coronavirus vaccines and more at Mustang’s Town Center. There has not been a COVID-19 bill since April because there already has been $3 trillion put into the economy for pandemic relief, Lankford said. Of the $3 trillion,…

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Mustang school employee dies of COVID

A staff member in the Mustang School District has died of COVID-related complications, officials at the school district announced Wednesday. A statement emailed to parents reads:  “It is with great sadness that I share with you that one of our Mustang staff members, who dedicated years of service to the students and staff of Mustang…

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Yukon officers face split-second decisions

Yukon police officers have not received a different kind of use of force training since the death of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers occurred May 25. However, the Yukon Police Department has continued trainings that incorporate use of force. Use of force decisions happen quickly and officers must weigh facts and circumstances, such as…

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Mustang’s K-9 officer retires, is adopted

Mustang City Council members approved the adoption of a retiring Mustang Police Department K-9 officer at the meeting Tuesday. Police Sgt. David Hanson adopted K-9 Lex, who is 8 years old and is showing difficulties performing. “We want him to be able to enjoy his retirement and not work to the point that a lot…

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