Mustang Community

Freedom Celebration planned for Saturday

The Firefighters Freedom Celebration is continuing this year, but with a change in the food due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Food trucks will be present instead of the traditional fare of hot dogs, chili, chips, cookies and a drink. As usual, watermelon and water will be provided, while the supply lasts. “Due to the uncertainty…

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Broncos’ cornerback becoming a rising star

As a freshman, Jacobe Johnson was just hoping to earn varsity playing time. By midseason, he was starting at cornerback for Mustang High School’s football squad. This off-season, Johnson is being touted as one of the state’s premier young defensive players. And his phenomenal athleticism is expected to be utilized on offense at receiver, too.…

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School bond projects near completion

Three Mustang Public Schools projects that complete the work funded by a $180 million bond issue are moving toward completion. This shows that the board of education is meeting the promises it made when voters approved the bond issue in 2017, Superintendent Charles Bradley said. The status of the projects is: • A two-story addition…

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Local farm used as site for upcoming film

For those in Yukon, a family friendly film set to release in 2021 might look a little familiar. “Joey and Ella” follows the adventures of a little girl and her new friend, a talking baby kangaroo that was separated from her mother in a jewelry heist. “It was important for us to find a picturesque…

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MHS employee thwarts kidnapping attempt

Mustang High School paraprofessional Bobby Jackson is being extra vigilant of his grandchildren after he helped foil an attempted kidnapping of a 14-year-old girl east of Yukon. Jackson and his wife, Christa, were driving west on N.W. 23rd Street around 5 p.m. on May 13, on their way to get a bite to eat, when…

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School board regroups on bond issue

The Mustang Board of Education last week scrapped a planned bond issue and decided to consider an alternative that could go on the November general ballot. Superintendent Charles Bradley recommended the move – resulting from changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic – at a June 4 special meeting. “A lot has happened, and we need…

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Yukon man killed by Mustang officer

A Yukon man who was shot and killed by a Mustang police officer on Friday had a history of traffic violations and minor offenses, but no felonies, court records show. Benjamin Ballard, 42, was killed at approximately 6:45 p.m. after he allegedly pulled a weapon on a Mustang officer who was attempting to stop him…

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Sara Road expansion will help drive Mustang’s future

Crews are hard at work on the widening of Sara Road from just north of Southwest 29th Street to State Highway 152. Although the intersection of Southwest 29th Street and Sara Road has been completed, most of the other current work on the $19.6 million project is relocating utility lines. The funding includes $7.2 million…

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School officials explore budget options

Mustang Public Schools officials are drafting three options for the school district’s budget for the next fiscal year due the coronavirus crisis and the oil industry downturn. One option will project spending based on flat revenue, one on a 1% reduction and one on a 2% reduction, Chief Financial Officer Nancy McKay told the school…

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Mustang prepares to implement distance learning

Mustang Public Schools officials say they’re feeling an esprit de corps as they prepare to launch distance learning for the district’s 12,361 students beginning Monday. “There’s a feeling of ‘we’ve got this,’” spokesman Kirk Wilson said. Administrators are working around the clock to devise curriculum and educational delivery methods, he said. They have three objectives…

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