Canadian County

Mustang enrollment tops 12k students

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Mustang Public Schools have grown by nearly 500 students this year, and officials are finding new revenue streams to help pay for the ever-increasing enrollment. The unofficial enrollment of 12,358 is up 472 students, which is greater than the 444 increase last year, officials announced at the board of education meeting…

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SWC mourns loss of student, 16

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com Funeral services for a Southwest Covenant football player who died Sunday have been scheduled for Friday. Services for Peter Webb, 16, will be held at 11 a.m. at Covenant Church. Webb, who was a sophomore at the 400-student private Christian School, died Sunday after being injured late in Friday’s football game…

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Explosive Santa Fe to challenge Broncos

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Mustang’s football team will be confronted by a dangerous foe at 7 p.m. Friday when Edmond Santa Fe’s Wolves visit Bronco Stadium. Santa Fe, the reigning Edmond city champions, rolled past Edmond North, 41-14, in their opener Sept. 6. The Wolves feature a high-powered multiple offense led by strong-armed senior quarterback…

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Mustang couple survives Texas shooting

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Mustang resident Bradley Grimsley was a career Marine, retiring at the rank of master sergeant, yet the only life-threatening wound he ever received was at a civilian. He was among the people that a gunman shot during a mass shooting in West Texas a week and a half ago that killed…

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Western Days celebrate Mustang’s heritage

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Mustang will celebrate its heritage with Western Days Friday and Saturday. The theme, “Mustang – 50 Years Strong,” honors the golden anniversary of incorporation of the city. “The many activities attract visitors, and many former residents come back to Mustang for reunions this weekend,” said Mustang Chamber of Commerce President and…

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Rock the Route draws thousands

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com From the pounding of the bass drum to the strumming of an acoustic guitar, Thursday’s Rock the Route was another smashing success. Pat Green led the way with a 90-minute performance that kicked off a little early. “We’re going to play until … well, we’re going to play until we can’t…

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Online auction proves beneficial to county

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com Once upon a time, Canadian County officials used statewide auction houses to clear their inventory of outdated equipment, whether it was printers and computers or bulldozers. Today, at least one commissioner is turning to an online auction site to sell his surplus equipment and put more money into the county’s coffers.…

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Coordinator named for family justice center project

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info District Attorney Mike Fields has hired a woman with 17 years of experience as the project coordinator for the planned Canadian County Family Justice Center. The project coordinator is Kristie Chandler, who is the certification program manager in the Victim Services Unit of the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office. “Kristie’s passion and…

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FEMA provides $610k in grants to disaster victims

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Federal assistance is helping Canadian County recover from the double disasters that hit the county in the spring – in the form of flooding and a tornado that killed two people on May 25. The county has been notified of the amount of assistance from individual grants through the Federal Emergency…

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County policing oil and gas drilling sites

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Canadian County is a hotbed for new oil and gas wells, but with the surge of drilling and fracking has come challenges. Oil and gas companies were abandoning some of their pipes, cutting ditches along county roads. Sometime, oil companies would leave behind old tires that that they use to cushion…

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