Mustang Power Plant to be more efficient

The Mustang Power Plant is getting an upgrade that’ll be in effect by the end of this year. The project, which began about a year and a half ago, includes building seven new turbines to replace the old turbines built in the 1950s. “We’re replacing the simple cycle turbines installed in the 1950s with seven…

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Macke awarded Jim Thorpe Courage Award

Courage is one way to describe Erik Macke and his journey to walk again. Macke, 23, was in a motorcycle accident on July 15, 2015 that changed his life. He was riding at night on unfamiliar backroad and his tire clipped a center median. “I was going pretty fast. It was pretty bad,” Macke said.…

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Volleyball welcomes new teams, prepares for season

Mustang High School’s volleyball program welcomed their new teams on Monday, after hosting their second clinic last weekend. Last year, the varsity volleyball team was going into the season with a new coach and eight seniors with lots of experience. “Last year we had some really good players,” Head Coach Steve Hajek said. “But this…

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‘Imagine Mustang’ in final stages

City Council members received a copy of the near-completed “Imagine Mustang” comprehensive plan last week so they could give comments or ask questions about the plan during Monday’s Work Session. Imagine Mustang is about planning for what the City of Mustang’s future will look like. The comprehensive plan, done by Halff Associates and ADG, sets…

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Local boy fights bullies, spreads love with birthday wish

Braedon Brown, 11 but soon to be 12, is asking for something different for his birthday this year. Braedon was attending Lakeview Elementary in Yukon, but he will be going to Yukon Middle School next year. He is a three-year-attendee of Knock Out Bullying Inc. events and has been attending Fishing with Friends since the…

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City officials work to solve drainage issues

City officials have a plan in motion to solve the drainage issues in the city. “There are drainage channels throughout the city—usually behind residential properties there will be a drainage channel which is part of the overall drainage system for the subdivision. In order for the drainage system to work in that subdivision, those need…

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Hotel set to open this November

The Hampton Inn and Suites being built at 1320 E. State Highway 152 is on schedule and set to open in November. In the five to seven years before Hampton Inn building, the City of Mustang officials talked to several hotel groups about Mustang. “We knew that we had a market for a hotel here,”…

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‘Bronco Alley’ to be featured at this season’s home games

Local businesses and student organizations have the opportunity to show their Bronco pride for two hours before each home football game this season. The Mustang Athletic Department is introducing “Bronco Alley.” Bronco Alley is a “family-friendly, high energy, fun filled event for all Mustang Broncos fans,” a letter from Athletic Director Robert Foreman reads. The…

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Missing piece to the puzzle

Christin Smith and Zach Watanabe, both of Mustang, recently got engaged after finding out each were the missing pieces to their puzzles. Smith was a freshman at Mustang Mid-High, before it became a part of the high school, and Watanabe was a junior at Mustang High School when the two met. The two met on…

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