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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Two from Yukon appointed to state panel

Two Yukon residents have been appointed to the board of the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat announced Thursday the appointment of Kari Stomprud and Dr. Carisa Wilsie, both of Yukon, to the state panel. The two will serve as his appointments on the state board, in…

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LifeChurch donates funds to Compassionate Hands, Manna Pantry

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Life.Church of Yukon demonstrated its commitment to helping the community Thursday by giving to two agencies that help the needy. Pastors Tim Knox and Logan Prince presented two checks of $6,000 each – one to Compassionate Hands and one to Manna Pantry. Ramona Ritchie, of Manna Pantry’s fundraising committee, noted that…

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