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MPS superintendent alarmed by COVID-19 trends

Mustang Public Schools Superintendent Charles Bradley said he is alarmed by the continuous increase in close contacts and quarantines throughout the district in the most recent data released Friday. More mitigation measures must be taken outside of the classroom, he said in the fourth release. The new week’s data indicates there are 22 more known…

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Renovated dog park set to reopen

All furry canine friends and their owners are invited to the reopening of Mustang Wild Horse Dog Park at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The park closed last month to build a walking trail inside the small and large dog park areas. Mustang used a $24,000 grant from the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust to build the trail.…

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Real ID change causes disruption for tag agencies

Some tag agencies in Mustang and Yukon are facing challenges with the transition to Real IDs, the new license that will be the only form accepted to fly beginning Oct. 1, 2021. “You can’t just walk in, get it done and walk out in a few minutes like you’ve been able to,” said Oklahoma Tag…

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Gabe Simonsen continues to push toward state meet

Gabe Simonsen has been on a mission. The Mustang runner has attacked his final year of high school cross-country with an intense dedication. That mindset has paid off for the MHS senior as he has racked up the meet titles in 2020. “I just try to have a lot of fun doing this, especially this…

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Wins continue for Lady Bronco netters

No. 4 Mustang has been on a tear this season. But that has been amplified since sustaining its third loss of the year on Aug. 25. Since then, the Lady Broncos racked up nine straight wins. During the run, they have dropped only one set, which was to Edmond Santa Fe Sept. 8. “I am…

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Mistakes haunt Broncos in home-opening loss

Mustang hosted its first game of the 2020 season Friday when the Broncos took on No. 3 Stillwater. Coming off their victory over Yukon the week before, the Broncos had a chance to show they can contend with some of the top teams in the state. However, that plan quickly turned sideways on Mustang as…

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Mustang police chief discusses use of force

The Mustang Police Department follows the national standard of use of force continuum, which provides guidelines for how much force to use against a resisting subject. “The Supreme Court standard is the minimum amount of force necessary to affect arrest,” said Mustang Chief of Police Robert Groseclose. “Every situation is different — sometimes you tell…

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Virtual learning concerns discussed

Mustang Public Schools’ Board of Education discussed challenges and benefits of virtual learning, as well as social media feedback and funding during Monday’s meeting. Assistant Super-intendent of Elementary Education Stacy Edwards and Assistant Super-intendent of Secondary Education Ryan McKinney updated the board about what is working for MPS and what has not. The two said…

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Broncos claim bedlam victory, 35-21

Dominique Dunn had the type of night most athletes could only dream of. Against his rival, the Mustang senior reached the end zone four times out of the Dirty Don formation, which put the tight end in the backfield for direct snaps. Dunn, who also racked up 73 yards on 10 carries, had the kind…

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Lankford discusses stimulus, other legislation

U.S. Sen. James Lankford spoke Sept. 3 with Mustang and Yukon residents about the CARES Act, mail-in voting, coronavirus vaccines and more at Mustang’s Town Center. There has not been a COVID-19 bill since April because there already has been $3 trillion put into the economy for pandemic relief, Lankford said. Of the $3 trillion,…

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