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A Valentine’s Day Do-Over

Engaged couple hopes to recreate first holiday together A rainy day on the campus of the University of Oklahoma in 2013 brought two Mustang natives together. This Valentine’s Day will be their last as a single couple. Troy Huddleston and Emily Haas, both 2013 graduates – Huddleston of Mustang High School and Haas of Southwest…

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Tondrell Durham resigns from Mustang

Mustang boys’ basketball coach Tondrell Durham resigned from his duties as of 1 p.m. Tuesday. Durham has spent the last two seasons as the coach of the Broncos and compiled a record of 18-27. The news comes six hours before the Broncos were scheduled to tip-off against the Norman Tigers on the road. “He resigned…

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Yukon substitute teacher jailed in sex sting

An Oklahoma City man who was working as a substitute teacher in the Yukon school district was arrested Monday by El Reno police after allegedly sending inappropriate texts to what he thought was a teenage girl. Jeffrey Hutchins Smith, 61, was arrested in El Reno on allegations of lewd or indecent proposals to a minor…

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Yukon board picks OKC firm to build new school

An Oklahoma City construction company is expected to break ground this spring on Yukon’s latest elementary school. Wynn Construction was awarded the contract to build Redstone Elementary School. The company’s bid of $22,855,000 was the lowest of seven submitted for the 120,000-square-foot building, which will house fourth- through sixth-grade students. Construction on the building, which…

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Legislators tout new era of cooperation

By Chris Eversole It’s a new day at the Oklahoma Capitol, and the legislators representing the Mustang area are excited to be a part of it. Four of them shared their excitement at the legislative breakfast held Tuesday at the Mustang Town Center. Newly-elected Rep. Brian Hill noted that new Gov. Kevin Stitt “bounces around…

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Miss Mustang Pageant draws 300

By Chris Eversole Around 300 people attended the Miss Mustang Scholarship Pageant Saturday, a big increase from the 170 who attended last year’s event. Jaci Deitrick won the Miss Mustang title, and Emily Yannatone was the runner-up. This is second year for the pageant and the first year for the Outstanding Teen competition. The new…

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Reading goes to the dogs in Mustang

By Chris Eversole Twelve young readers participated in the Read to Dogs event Saturday at the Mustang Public Library. “This gives them confidence,” said Youth Services Librarian Nichole Valencia. “The dogs don’t judge.” Reading to dogs lowers stress and inspires confidence, she said. Andrea Reed, of Therapy Dogs International, said she started training her two…

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Mustang Education Center to host special event

  The Mustang Education Center will host a special education parent resource night from 6 to 7 p.m. Jan. 22. The event held at 400. N. Clear Springs Road in Mustang is a “come and go” event for the families of students with disabilities at Yukon, Mustang and Moore public schools. Eleven vendors will set…

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