Broncos use spring practice to mesh young with old

By Michael Kinney, Contributing Writer Jeremy Dombek stood in the middle of the field watching. Mustang was going through its first days of pads during spring practice and he was eying his players intently Monday. With a group of young Broncos joining a veteran cast, Dombek wanted to make sure they were ready to go.…

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Rachel Hamel is the state’s best hurdler

By Michael Kinney, Contributing Writer   YUKON – As a freshman, Rachel Hamel had a season that most high school athletes would give away their iPhones for. The Mustang track and field stand out placed third in the 300 meter low hurdles and second in the 100 meter hurdles. It was the type of ending…

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Gifted class’ project takes off

By Terry Groover Staff Writer For the Greg Bunch’s students, the sky is the limit. Or rather the ceiling of the Yukon Middle School gymnasium. Bunch teaches a gifted education class for sixth-graders, and recently completed a course involving hot-air balloons. Bunch said the 161 students in his classes stitched together hot air balloons made…

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Yukon scout earns Eagle Scout honors

Galen Joseph Hanby, a member of Yukon Troop 390, celebrated his achievement of the rank of Eagle Scout on Monday at his Court of Honor ceremony held at the St. John Nepomuk Catholic School gym. Troop 390 Scoutmaster Brent Billerbeck presented the Eagle badge and Joe Baumann provided the Voice of the Eagle address. Galen,…

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Special delivery: Emergency pantry benefits from food drive

By Terry Groover Staff Writer Postal customers delivered Saturday for the Manna food pantry in Yukon, officials said Monday. Jennifer Wild, the executive director for the emergency food pantry, said 29,186 pounds of food was delivered to the pantry Saturday by letter carriers as part of the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive. Postal customers…

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Regular maintenance saves money, shop owner says

By Terry Groover Staff Writer Looking for a job? Good with your hands? Mechanically inclined? Punctual? Know how to follow assignments? Paul Hostetler could probably use you. Hostetler is the owner of Honest 1 Automotive, 539 S. Mustang Road, and is gearing up his staff for the summer driving season. Hostetler’s shop, which is part…

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Tight budget on tap for Yukon city officials

By Terry Groover Staff Writer Yukon city employees likely won’t see any type of cost-of-living pay hikes in the next year, but the city also isn’t expecting to reduce its staff, City Manager Jim Crosby said this week. Crosby said the city staff is finalizing its nearly $46 million budget for fiscal year 2018, and…

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Sales tax slips, use tax climbs for Yukon

By Terry Groover Staff Writer Sales tax revenues for most cities in Canadian County were up in May over the same period last year, a report from the Oklahoma Tax Commission states. Calumet, Mustang, Okarche and Union City all saw increases in both sales tax and use tax. El Reno and Yukon both saw fairly…

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City Council discusses 2017-18 budget proposal

By Chris Eversole, Contributing Writer For the first time in seven years, the City of Mustang expects to have a balanced budget. At Monday’s special city council meeting, City Manager Tim Rooney presented his budget proposal for the 2017-2018 fiscal year, which begins July 1. “Great job,” Vice Mayor Jess Schweinberg said. “I even enjoyed…

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