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Industrial arts thriving at Mustang High School

By Chris Eversole While industrial arts training has declined at other Oklahoma Schools, Mustang High School’s program continues to be strong. Not only are Mustang students winning awards in state and national competition, but also they are landing jobs as a result of their training. Some have founded their own businesses doing work such as…

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Mustang celebrates Farmers Market Week

By Chris Eversole Wildhorse Gardens and Market was busier than normal on Saturday at the pavilions between the Town Center and community garden. The organization celebrated National Farmers Market Week with food trucks, music from the crew from the Mustang Senior Center and advice provided by Canadian County Master Gardeners. Kids activities included face painting,…

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Welcome Back

For more than 11,000 Mustang students, Thursday is the first day of the new school year. Officials with the Mustang School District said they expect last year’s enrollment of 11,434 students to be eclipsed by about 400 for the new year. According to early enrollment numbers, Mustang has 11,960 students. However, that number is expected…

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Mustang, Yukon schools drive surge in home building

By Chris Eversole Construction is booming in the Mustang and Yukon school districts, with starter homes predominating. Building within the 12 square miles of the city of Mustang illustrates the trend. Building permits within the Mustang city limits totaled 196 from July 2017 through June 2018, more than doubling the 82 building permits from July…

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Woman accused of manslaughter in crash

An Oklahoma City woman remains in the Oklahoma County jail accused of running over the passenger of a motorcycle and fleeing the scene. Brianne Risher, 38, is accused of manslaughter, driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident with injury, transporting an open container of beer and transporting an open container of alcohol.…

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Hagan, who started on council in 1996, honored

By Chris Eversole The Mustang City Council gave a heartfelt goodbye on Tuesday to Linda Hagan, who resigned from the council last month for health reasons.Council member Darrell Noblitt, who served with Hagan when he was on council from 2002 to 2005, noted that Hagan had been part of many accomplishments while serving on council…

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Celebration of Life

Family and friends of Chase Ashley and the Ashley family get ready to release balloons. Photo/Courtesy By Brody Feldmann Lub-DUB, lub-DUB, that is the sound Chase Ashley’s heart makes inside of Brian Deuster’s chest 10 years after he received the 19-year-old’s heart. Ten years ago, Deuster was told that he had two weeks to live.…

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Appeals court sends fired AD case back

By Chris Eversole A federal appeals court has reversed a U.S. district courts’ ruling against fired Mustang Public Schools Athletic Director Chester “Chuck” Bailey Jr. and sent it back for a new trial. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, based in Denver, cited errors made by the U.S. District Court for the…

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Mustang man accused of sexual assault

A Mustang man could face up to 20 years in prison after being charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl. Zachary Aaron Stainkamp, 41, is charged with one count of lewd or indecent acts to a child under 16. Stainkamp was charged Monday after the daughter of a friend told police that Stainkamp had touched…

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Mustang Schools select company to handle substitutes

By Chris Eversole Kelly Services will manage substitute teachers for Mustang Public School beginning in October. The school district’s new human resources director, Chris Tobler, worked out a contract with Kelly that the school board approved at a special meeting last week. Tobler wanted to ease the crunch that happens every school day – when…

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