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MPS grieves loss of another bus driver

Mustang Public Schools informed families Sept. 24 that bus driver Tammy Hutchison died of COVID-19. “We ask for everyone to please keep the family, friends and co-workers in your thoughts and prayers,” Superintendent Charles Bradley wrote in a release. Hutchison drove bus No. 7. She had been with the district for more than 20 years.…

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Mustang minister arrested, accused of lewd acts to child

A Lakehoma Church of Christ minister was arrested Sept. 22 on lewd/indecent acts to a child. Michael Coghill, 33, who was a discipleship minister at the church in Mustang, was arrested by Oklahoma City police at about 7 a.m. on SW 36th Street. Officers responded to the area after receiving a report that Coghill had…

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Yukon teacher aide dies of COVID-19

Yukon Public Schools teacher aide Erin Rhodes reportedly died of COVID-19 Sunday. Rhodes worked for YPS for six years. She was a prekindergarten teacher aide at Skyview Elementary. YPS officials said their condolences go out to Rhodes’ husband, children and family. “There is no way we can express the sadness that we have as a…

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Okla. National Guard departs to assist in Ida response

Approximately 200 Army and Air National guardsmen departed Wednesday from Mustang to help Louisiana officials with Hurricane Ida response efforts. Guardsmen left from the Mustang Armed Forces Reserve Center.  The military members are expected to execute missions, including route debris clearance, security, levee reinforcement and general support operations, officials said. Oklahoma support was requested from…

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Crash ends Bronco Bus’s summer

Mustang Public Schools’ Bronco Bus will not make any additional stops this summer, due to a crash that occurred July 8, district officials said in a release Monday. There were no students on the bus at the time of the collision. The bus will not be active for the remaining stops this month — Thursday,…

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Mustang library selected as Family Engagement Project grantee

Mustang Public Library has been selected as one of the Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness’ Public Library Family Engagement Project grantees. The library will receive $1,250. Libraries selected to participate in this project will expand on existing programs originally funded through the Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five, also known as “OKFutures.” Mustang Public Library’s…

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For the Dogs

Bragging rights were on the line in the four-legged world as Yukon Parks and Recreation hosted its Friday Fun Day Dog Show. Approximately 50 spectators and contestants turned out for the event, vying for top prizes in different categories. Among the categories up for grabs were Best Costume, Best Trick, Best Kisser, Best Behaved, Looks…

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Firefighters working to fill golf tourney field

Hoses and ladders will give way to fairways and greens Friday as the Yukon Firefighters host an annual golf tournament. The tournament will begin at 9 a.m. with teams of four. Entry fee is $100 per golfer or $400 per team. Hole sponsorships are also available for $125. The tournament will be at Winter Creek…

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Yukon man arrested after minor files complaint

The Canadian County Sheriff’s Department arrested Samuel Paker, a 27-year-old male from Yukon, on May 24 pending charges of sexual battery on a minor following an investigation. Paker, a manager of a Yukon restaurant, was taken into custody at his place of employment. Assistant District Attorney Eric Epplin said Paker has since bonded out and…

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Pedestrian hospitalized after being struck by car

A 52-year-old man was transported to the OU Medical Center Wednesday and admitted in serious condition after being struck by a vehicle on Interstate 40 westbound at Mustang Road. The pedestrian, whose name has not been released pending next of kin notification, suffered head, arm, leg, trunk internal and trunk external injuries. The Department of…

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