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Mustang student receives heart transplant

A Mustang High School student needing a heart transplant received an early Christmas miracle. Ethan Ellis, 17, received his heart transplant Dec. 21 at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, according to his mother, Chandra Sowers. “We got the call at 8:40 p.m. Our OR (operating room) time was 1:30 a.m.,” Sowers said. Ironically, Sowers got the…

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Settlement possible in Mustang’s fracking lawsuit

By Chris Eversole The lawsuit that the city of Mustang brought over two proposed oil and gas wells in the city appears to be moving toward a settlement. Canadian County District Judge Paul Hesse on Wednesday directed Citizen Energy II to submit additional evidence by Dec. 27, and he said he would rule on the…

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Judge stalls company’s plans for oil, gas wells

By Chris Eversole Canadian County District Judge Paul Hesse on Monday issued a temporary restraining order that the City of Mustang sought in its lawsuit over plans for two oil and natural gas wells in the northwestern corner of the city. Hesse scheduled a hearing for Dec. 20 to consider further actions on the lawsuit.…

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Judge to hear city’s challenge of fracking

By Chris Eversole While nearby property owners nervously await planned drilling of two oil and natural gas wells in far northwest Mustang, a judge has schedule a hearing for Monday on the city’s lawsuit over the project. Canadian County District Judge Paul Hesse will hear the City of Mustangs motion for a temporary injunction requiring…

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New subdivision appeals to empty-nesters, retirees

By Chris Eversole Norman-based Landmark Fine Homes is bringing a new development concept to the Mustang and Yukon areas. The 127-lot Springs at Skyline Trail, which is part of Landmark’s Reunion series, features homes with luxury furnishing on reduced lots sizes in a gated community. It is located on Reno Avenue between Czech Hall Road and Garth…

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OG&E Plant generates new money for Mustang schools

By Chris Eversole The new generators at OG&E’s Mustang Energy Center, which began operating Nov. 10, could increase the taxable valuation of the Yukon School District by a double-digit percentage. The final amount won’t be known until this summer, but it will be substantial, noted Canadian County Assessor Matt Wehmuller. Although his office assesses taxable…

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Mustang alpaca farm flourishes

By Chris Eversole Mike and Kathy Fleming of Mustang were looking for something to do together after Matt, the youngest of their three children, graduated from high school. The couple has woven together a business – Mustang Creek Alpaca Co. – based on the South American breed of animals that are smaller than llamas. They…

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Mustang couple thankful, despite fire

By Chris Eversole On Oct. 31, Karl and Dea Mengers were enjoying a quiet evening – at home their dream home on nine acres of rolling hills three and a half miles south of Mustang and east of Cemetery Road. At 8:37 p.m., Karl got a call from their alarm company, U.S. Security. “They said…

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Mustang High School student awaits life-saving transplant

Ethan Ellis is trying to keep up with his school work while at the same holding out hope for a life-saving transplant. Ethan lives in Yukon and attends Mustang High School, where he is a junior. Since Sept. 11, Ethan has been a patient at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, where he is awaiting a heart…

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Quick, quiet new Mustang power plant takes off

By Chris Eversole With U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas at his side, OG&E’s CEO Sean Trauschke clicked a mouse and turned on the Rolls Royce of power generation Friday. Within 10 minutes, the Rolls Royce engine that powers one of seven new generators at Oklahoma Gas and Electric’s Mustang Energy Center was quietly humming. “Being able…

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