Learning to Grow

Mustang Valley Elementary students are being taught more than just what you’ll find on end-of-year tests. As part of their school day, the students help take care of the school garden. “We decided to create a school garden as a project to kind of get the kids outside some and start teaching them skills that…

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A Yukon church focuses on inclusivity for all

Grace Church is a community-driven church that looks to change the perspective of those who have felt secluded or rejected from other churches in the past. Grace Church is an Episcopal church located at 720 S. Yukon Parkway. It began three years ago with the goal of being an all-inclusive, welcoming church that spreads love…

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Mustang Times editor arrested for alleged child sex crime

Jonathan Edward Watje, a Mustang Times editor, was arrested by the Canadian County Sherriff’s Department after allegedly having an online sexual relationship with an undercover sheriff’s deputy posing as a 14-year-old girl. Watje, 34, was arrested at the Mustang Times office Friday afternoon. He was later booked into the Canadian County Jail on two counts…

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MPS finances stable despite state crisis

Mustang Public School financials are stable, but Superintendent Dr. Sean McDaniel said he wouldn’t describe them as good due to the state crisis. “I would start at the state level because everything we do locally is relative to what’s happening in the state. The state is in a crisis right now. I’ve been a superintendent…

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Widening of Mustang Road scheduled for this summer

The City of Mustang will begin widening south Mustang Road in either July or August. Mustang Road will be widened to a three-lane curb and gutter street starting at the railroad tracks to State Highway 152. It will also include a five-foot sidewalk on the west side of the street, as well as curb and…

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‘Fishing with Friends’ to kick off Sunday

Families have the opportunity to come together for food and fun Sunday to stand against bullying. Knock Out Bullying Inc., an anti-bullying association that began in October 2013, will begin hosting Fishing with Friends for the second year on Sunday. Fishing with Friends began last May when Stacy Hatcher, founder and president of KOB, and…

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Mustang grieves loss of longtime resident, commissioner

Longtime Mustang resident Don Young, 88, died last Tuesday at his home in Mustang. Young grew up in Mustang and graduated from Mustang High School in 1946. Young did many things, making him a staple to the Mustang community, as well as all of Canadian County. He was an area farmer and rancher his entire…

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‘Fishing with Friends’ to kick off Sunday

Families have the opportunity to come together for food and fun Sunday to stand against bullying. Knock Out Bullying Inc., an anti-bullying association that began in October 2013, will begin hosting Fishing with Friends for the second year on Sunday. Fishing with Friends began last May when Stacy Hatcher, founder and president of KOB, and…

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Tate Publishing Founder, CEO accused of embezzlement, extortion

Richard Tate, 70, and his son Ryan Tate, 38, who operated Tate Publishing and Tate Music Group, were arrested Thursday on eight felony charges and one misdemeanor charge. The charges include four felony counts of embezzlement, one felony count of attempted extortion by threat, two felony counts of extortion by threat, one felony count of…

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