Mustang Community

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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Two Mustang students among 16,000 National Merit scholarship semifinalists

Desiree Rickett FROM STAFF REPORTS Five students from Canadian County, including two from Mustang, are among 16,000 students nationally who have been named semifinalists for a National Merit Scholarship. Morgan Askeland and Desiree Rickett, both seniors at Mustang High School, have been selected. They join Hallie Funkhouser of Yukon High School, Luke Arnould of Southwest…

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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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Mustang police earn training award

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info The Mustang Police Department has become only the second police department in the state to receive a national leadership training designation called the “Trilogy Award.” The city council honored the department at its meeting Tuesday for receiving the award from FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association. “Typically, law enforcement has lacked…

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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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Community rallies around 8-year-old cancer victim

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com Family and friends of a Yukon couple facing a tragedy that no parent should ever face, are coming together to help them prepare. Their son is going to die. Gage Krupovage was recently diagnosed with differentiated chordoma, which is a rare form of cancer. Doctors have given him very little time…

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Relief in sight for high school congestion

Due to construction, southbound traffic on South Mustang Road near Mustang High School will be detoured when school begins Friday. Photo / Chris EversoleBy CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info When Mustang Public Schools open Friday, southbound traffic will be detoured on South Mustang Road in an area that includes three schools – Mustang High, Mustang Elementary and…

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Obituary – Velma Banks / Death Notices

Velma Alverta (Winnett) Banks, age 95, of Mustang, formerly a resident of Snyder, went to be with our Lord and Savior at Yukon Integris Hospital on Aug. 5. She was born June 12, 1924, in Beggs, to Silas and Melissa (Helliem) Winnett and grew up in Snyder. Velma married the love of her life, Royal…

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Council rezones 80 acres for proposed development

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info The Mustang City Council unanimously approved Tuesday rezoning of 80 acres on South Sara Road to allow for new homes and businesses. The Brown Group, which plans to buy the property, will use 10 acres of frontage for commercial development and 70 acres for residential development. The land is near the…

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