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Yukon schools name two new directors

Just over a month after accepting a principal’s position in rival Mustang, Yukon Middle School Principal Diana Lebsack got a better offer and an opportunity to stay in Yukon. Lebsack was one of two principals who received promotions Thursday during a special meeting of the school board. Lebsack was named the executive director of secondary…

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OKC backs out of I-40 interchange project

Plans to build on- and off-ramps from Interstate 40 to Frisco Road in Yukon have hit a snag after the city of Oklahoma City backed out of plans to purchase about 5 acres of right-of-way that are needed for the project to move forward. The right-of-way is needed so that several utilities can be moved…

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Judge scolds ex-teacher convicted of rape

Through tears, Hunter Day on Friday admitted that she was not prepared to be a teacher and took on too much responsibility in becoming a teacher. That decision, she said, allowed her to stray from her marriage and give into the temptation of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy who was one of…

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County slashes funding to area libraries

For the past three years, libraries across Canadian County have benefited from the income that has been derived through the county’s Educational Facilities Authority. They will continue to do so this year, although the amount of funding is being reduced by more than half. The three county commissioners, acting Monday as the trustees for the…

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LifeChurch donates funds to Compassionate Hands, Manna Pantry

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Life.Church of Yukon demonstrated its commitment to helping the community Thursday by giving to two agencies that help the needy. Pastors Tim Knox and Logan Prince presented two checks of $6,000 each – one to Compassionate Hands and one to Manna Pantry. Ramona Ritchie, of Manna Pantry’s fundraising committee, noted that…

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Mustang teachers to receive second raise in three months

Despite receiving a pay increase less than two months ago, Mustang school officials announced this week that pay for teachers in the district could soon increase by another $1,220. That will bring the pay for a first-year teacher with no experience to $41,220. In April, the district announced it would increase the starting pay to…

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Storm chasing is Mustang man’s passion

By Chris Eversole A storm chaser from Mustang was in the right place at the right time Monday. Sammy Brence and the two other members of Twisting Fury team captured photos and videos from the Mangum tornado in Southwest Oklahoma. The team sold its video to The Weather Channel and Good Morning America, and team…

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