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Former governor meets with local leaders

Former Oklahoma Gov. David Walters received a warm welcome Tuesday in a return visit to Mustang. Walters, who served from 1991 through 1995, answered questions for nearly an hour at Positive Posse, an informal discussion group that meets at the Town Center. Walters has visited the Positive Posse several times in the past, and sisters…

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Two MHS seniors named National Merit finalists

Two Mustang High School seniors have been named National Merit Scholarship finalists, putting them in competition for more than 7,600 scholarships worth ove $31 million. Morgan Askeland and Desiree Ricketts earned the honor based on their scores on the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which they took last year as juniors. Their scores…

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Response mixed to Mustang school bond proposal

Superintendent Charles Bradley used the Positive Posse as a proving grounds for his message about why Mustang Public Schools need a nearly $47 million bond issue. The informal civic discussion group, which meets every Tuesday at the Mustang Town Center, had a full house to hear about the proposal that will be on an April…

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Road projects may snarl Yukon, area traffic

One of Yukon’s more congested stretches of roadway will require a little more patience from drivers over the next few months. Crews have closed the left lane of eastbound Health Center Parkway as well as the left lane of westbound WestEnd Pointe so left turn lanes can be constructed. City officials have said the project,…

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Jail population continues to fall

EL RENO — The population of the Canadian County Jail is continuing to decline, Sheriff Chris West said this week. The number of prisoners in the jail was 166 on Monday, and the county has only five prisoners in jails in other counties, he said. This compares to the early November numbers of 191 total…

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Kirkpatrick Family Fund awards $30k grant to city

What is being described as a significant grant from a local foundation will help the city of Yukon continue to provide free family friendly activities for residents. The $30,000 grant is from the Kirkpatrick Family Fund. The Kirkpatrick Foundation was created by the family of Mollie Spencer, who was a founder of Yukon. City officials…

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Legislators seek to continue boosting education in state

  Education took center stage at the Mustang Legislative Breakfast on Tuesday. Four legislators who represent parts of the Mustang school district applauded gains in school funding over the past two years but said more needs to be done. Sen. Lonnie Paxton noted that U.S. News & World Report ranks Oklahoma at 47th among states…

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Rooney delivers annual update

  Editor’s Note: Mustang City Manager Timothy Rooney presented his state of the city address at the Mustang Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Jan. 23. Below are excerpts. I am blessed with an amazing staff that consistently, and without reservation, explores ways in which to stretch themselves and our organizations – be it through innovation,…

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PAWFECT HOME: Yukon’s mayor proud of city’s animal shelter

    After at least four years of planning and more than 18 months of construction, Yukon’s new animal control facility officially opened Monday. The new facility, which is bright and airy, will offer a comfortable place for animals being sheltered by the city. City council members, along with other city officials, helped move animals…

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