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Kretchmar breaking new ground in Yukon

As the state and nation begin emerging from the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, City Manager Tammy Kretchmar is excited about Yukon’s prospects in the upcoming months and years. The city is enjoying robust growth as sales tax revenue trends upward and familiar events are scheduled to return. Pretty exciting for someone who grew up…

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Training held for veterans, service dogs

By AMY STOUT [email protected] Have you ever wondered why a service dog is needed or how one can be beneficial to a veteran? I had the pleasure of speaking with Red Avery, with Versa K-9 for Vets, and gained important insight to this very question. Versa K-9 for Vets is comprised of six instructors and…

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Oklahoman details life without traditional shelter

Editor’s note: This is the final story in a four-part series about homelessness in Mustang. The series explores limited services for people experiencing homelessness in the area, and sheds light to one man’s journey. Kevin Eaton calls Oklahoma his home base. Although he was born in Edmond, the 51-year-old said he has been a hitchhiker…

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Tipsy Island Margarita Lounge serves up frozen treats

It’s safe to say Mustang’s community was overdue for a sophisticated, yet cozy bar. Well, raise your glass to Tipsy Island Margarita Lounge. “We want (customers) to be able to come to a place and feel at home — cozy,” said owner Tammy Radney. The lounge had its to-go opening Nov. 24 and many are…

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Bice’s election to open state Senate seat

The election of Sen. Stephanie Bice to the U.S. House of Representatives will mean that Canadian County will soon have a new senator at the State Capitol. Bice, R-Oklahoma City, defeated incumbent Kendra Horn, D-Oklahoma City, during Tuesday’s general election to represent the 5th Congressional District. Bice received 158,044 votes, or 52 percent, in the…

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Lucas earns another term in Congress

U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas was re-elected to represent District 3 by a landslide Tuesday night. Lucas received 38,490 votes in Canadian County compared to 13,275 for Democrat Zoe Midyett, a small business owner in Oklahoma City. Tuesday’s results were expected to be certified on Friday. Lucas said he was pleased by the results, saying his…

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NOW OPEN: Construction continues on SH-4 project

Three bridges that cross the North Canadian River just south of Wilshire Boulevard on State Highway 4 are now closed to traffic, and soon will be razed. The bridges were closed Friday after the Oklahoma Department of Transportation opened a new, 1,500-foot bridge that is part of the first phase of a project to improve…

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Voter turnout sets record

Canadian County voters turned out in droves Tuesday as they helped decide several local, state and federal races. In Yukon, voters overwhelmingly re-elected Jay Steagall to serve a second term in the Oklahoma House of Representatives. Steagall, a Republican from Yukon, defeated Independent candidate Cassie Kinet. Steagall received 13,320 votes compared to Kinet’s 5,040. He…

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An engaged Mustang is a happy Mustang

Community leadership speaker Heady Coleman urged Mustang leaders to be intentionally engaged in their community. “An engaged city is a happy city, and I want to live there,” said Coleman, who was the keynote speaker at last week’s Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Coleman, a Guthrie resident, shared his story of becoming citizen of the year…

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Mustang schools eye move to A-B schedules

Pre-kindergarten through fourth-grade students in the Mustang School District are now required to wear masks, officials said. The new mandate is in effect while the students are in class as well as at any school-related activity. The transition came because as of last Friday, Canadian County fell into the “orange 2” category, meaning there are…

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