New threat prompts arrest of Yukon student

As Yukon students returned to class Wednesday, another middle school student was taken into custody after allegedly making a threat against a classmate. School officials said the student, whose name and age were not released, was taken into custody Wednesday morning off campus. According to a statement from the school district, officials were alerted Wednesday…

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Canadian County students among National Merit scholarship semifinalists

FROM STAFF REPORTS Five students from Canadian County, including one from Yukon High School and one from Southwest Covenant, are among 16,000 students nationally who have been named semifinalists for a National Merit Scholarship. Hallie Funkhouser, of Yukon High School, and Luke Arnould of Southwest Covenant are on this year’s list. Neither school was represented…

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Two Mustang students among 16,000 National Merit scholarship semifinalists

Desiree Rickett FROM STAFF REPORTS Five students from Canadian County, including two from Mustang, are among 16,000 students nationally who have been named semifinalists for a National Merit Scholarship. Morgan Askeland and Desiree Rickett, both seniors at Mustang High School, have been selected. They join Hallie Funkhouser of Yukon High School, Luke Arnould of Southwest…

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Volleyball continues to see improvement

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Yukon High School volleyball team continues to improve, even in a loss against Norman North. The Millerttes fell in four sets —18-25, 25-23, 18-25 and 18-25 last week. Coach Rachel Allred said she has been impressed with how her team has reacted, especially after losing starting liabo Baylie Thiel last week…

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Science academy features dramatic architecture

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Crews are scrambling to complete the new Mustang High School Science Academy in time for the first of day of school on Aug. 16. The new building will not only provide new laboratories and classrooms, but also will serve as an architectural landmark on the high school’s campus, Jason Pittenger, the…

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Firefighters’ efforts to revive heart attack victims draws praise

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info February is American Heart Month, and it took on special meaning for the Mustang Fire Department this year. Rescue crews from the department saved the lives of two Mustang women in their 50s, an accomplishment that earned them the department’s Life Saving Award. City Manager Timothy Rooney presented the awards at…

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Mustang students see ACT improvement

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Mustang school officials are celebrating after Mustang High School’s junior scored 2% better on the ACT than their predecessors. The 721 juniors who took the spring 2019 ACT increased scores over 2018 juniors in all areas, leading to a 2.16% increase in the composite score. The achievement is more than a…

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Mustang grad signs MLB contract

By BRODY FELDMANN newseditor@mustangnews.info It might have taken more than a month, but Logan Glass has signed his first professional contract with the Chicago White Sox. “It is a dream come true,” Glass said. “It honestly didn’t hit me until I was leaving. I was like, ‘I can’t believe this is actually happening and actually…

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Stitt vows to bring state into top 10

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Members of the chambers of commerce throughout Canadian County responded enthusiastically to Gov. Kevin Stitt when he spoke at a joint meeting of the groups Thursday. They fed off his energy, optimism and humor as he summarized his accomplishments since taking office in January and outlined his plans to raise Oklahoma…

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Mustang middle school nears completion

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Crews have finished building the structure of the new Mustang Central Middle School, and they’re working on the finishing touches. Crossland Con-struction is scheduled to turn the building over to the school district July 15, said Assistant Super-intendent Jason Pittenger. From there, the school district will install desks, computers and other…

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