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Future Eagle Scout leads group to provide new shelving for Yukon Sharing Ministry

David “DJ” Liszeski wanted to serve a local nonprofit in a project that would propel him toward becoming an Eagle Scout. Liszeski, a 16-year-old member of Scout Troop 300 in Yukon, led a group of people in a project to provide just shy of 40 feet of shelving to the Yukon Sharing Ministry on May…

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Foundation has history of covering community activity financial shortfalls in Yukon

The Yukon Community Support Foundation has been in the background of the city throughout its existence but that changed during a city council meeting at the beginning of the month. The possibility of having the foundation compensate the city for employee salary during the annual Christmas holiday events was brought up. The city approved a…

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YPD to host bicycle registration drive

Plans are underway for the first Yukon Police Department bicycle registration drive. The event is scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. to noon June 26 at Boot Hill Park located at 500 W. Vandament Ave. The department will have representatives on site to assist participants with completing registration forms. A registration sticker will also…

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New station being built with firefighters’, community’s safety in mind

“We’re planning for the future and growth of this community instead of building a station for the now,” said Fire Chief Craig Carruth. The two-bay No. 2 station will be located at State Highway 152 and Ross Terrace, which is about three miles from the current station at 465 W State Highway 152. It has…

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MPD lieutenant retires after 26 years

Mustang Police Lt. Camie McNeil bid a tearful farewell to the department June 3. The 26-year veteran thanked attendees at her retirement ceremony for her job, as well as the community. Chief Rob Groseclose said McNeil served 20 years in detective work, helping and protecting children. While he respected all her service, he said he…

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New Animal Welfare Center opens to public

Animal Welfare supervisor Jill Heck was all smiles June 1 at the new shelter’s grand opening, as she gave tours to community members. Facing the front entrance, the left side of the shelter is home to feline friends. There are 18 new cat kennels. Eight quads also line the area, which can house up to…

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Local veteran spreads positivity, runs for many reasons, including mental health

With peace signs, a smile, cowboy hat and no shirt, Bronco Rip bounces off pavement as he interacts with drivers on his daily run. Local passersby, meet Mustang resident Anthony Thompson. “When I’m running and I’m throwing up peace signs to people, it’s my way of connecting with you even if it’s for a split…

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Mustang American Legion, others honor military heroes

“Today we honor the men and women who grew up in the light, who willingly left the light to go into the darkness to protect the light,” Cord Fowler with the Oklahoma Warriors Honor Flight said. “Men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice, so we can live in the light today.” He said America…

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Mustang becomes Purple Heart City

The City of Mustang became a Purple Heart City at the Tuesday council meeting. A Purple Heart City recognizes and honors military members who were wounded or died in combat. Amy Stout, who is a VFW Post 382 Auxiliary member, has worked since June 2020 to have Canadian County be a Purple Heart County. The…

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Former Mustang resident details water safety this Memorial Day

The water is not your best friend. Michael Ellis, Oklahoma City Sail and Power Squadron public relations officer, said it’s vital people remember this when they hop into boats this Memorial Day weekend. Understanding water and knowing boat safety saves lives, he said. Drowning is the leading cause of death over the holiday weekend and…

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A brief breakdown of the city of Mustang’s 2021-22 proposed budget

Mustang’s proposed fiscal year 2021-2022 budget is “better than balanced.” City Manager Tim Rooney said the eighth budget he has done became surplus, due to officials estimating a 10% increase in health care costs for employees. The costs came in lower at 7%. The proposed budget of the Mustang Impro-vement Authority and the general fund…

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Picklo takes gold at state track and field

EDMOND — Trinity Picklo has racked up numerous wins on the track. But none may have been as spectacular or dramatic as what took place May 15 at the 6A State Track and Field Championships. Competing in the 300-meter hurdles, Picklo found herself trailing for almost the entire race. In fact, as she flew over…

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Mustang 4×800 relay takes first at state

EDMOND — Heading into the state track meet, Mustang wasn’t given a lot of credit as a possible title contender. Those accolades went to other programs. However, the Broncos headed to Edmond Santa Fe Saturday with the intent of pushing their way to the top. Led by Gabe Simonsen and his three state titles, the…

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Mustang High School Fine Arts Signing Day

Mustang High School Fine Arts seniors signed to colleges May 13. John Dilbeck (top left) signed with the University of Central Oklahoma. Alex Fife (top middle) signed with Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Hannah Lay (top right) signed with Texas State University. Kylie Nolting (bottom left) signed with UCO. Matthew Voit (bottom middle) signed with Oklahoma…

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Class of 2021 gathers for baccalaureate

Above, Mustang High School seniors listen to their peer Micah Davis speak about what it means to be a Christian at the school’s baccalaureate May 13. Davis told Class 2021 the importance of surrounding themselves with the right people. Below, MHS senior Kyla Lovelace speaks to the graduating Class of 2021. She spoke on continuing…

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Seniors honored at awards ceremony

More than 160 Mustang High School seniors received awards May 11. Emcees began the night by introducing an award that is not given each year — the Mustang Spirit Award. The award honors a student who stands out as one with the most school spirit. “She can be seen leading chants in the student section…

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MPS hosts state’s first 12, older COVID clinic

Mustang Public Schools partnered with Total Wellness to host Oklahoma’s first COVID-19 vaccine clinic for students 12 and older May 13. The Bronco students received Pfizer vaccines. Total Wellness came with 250 vaccines, and about 220 people were administered doses. “This is just another step toward helping us open school safely in August,” said Superintendent…

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MHS Class of 2021 starts next chapter of life

A pandemic didn’t prevent the Mustang High School Class of 2021 from graduating. When soaking rain arrived on graduation day, it was unsurprising that unfortunate weather wasn’t going to prevent the Broncos from finishing their public school journey. Whether they walked across the stage or not, the 646 Mustang seniors completed a milestone that district…

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Lady Broncos claim their first state title

Before the state slow-pitch championship tipped off, the Mustang coaches and players knew their program history didn’t match up with their competitors. Entering the tournament, Moore (9), Westmoore (11), Southmoore (2), Broken Arrow (1), Jenks (1) had all hoisted the trophy at least once, while the Lady Broncos had only been playing the sport for…

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MPS to change mask rules after 2020-21 school year ends

As of May 21, when the 2020-2021 school year has ended, masks will become optional inside Mustang Public Schools’ buildings, the district said May 6. No decision has been made regarding safety procedures for the next school year 2021-2022. “While MPS is currently envisioning a mask-optional environment for next year, that decision will be made…

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Local veteran spreads positivity, runs for many reasons, including mental health

By Haley Humphrey

With peace signs, a smile, cowboy hat and no shirt, Bronco Rip bounces off pavement as he interacts with drivers on his daily run. Local passersby, meet Mustang resident Anthony Thompson. “When I’m running and I’m throwing up peace signs to people, it’s my way of connecting with you even if it’s for a split…

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Future Eagle Scout leads group to provide new shelving for Yukon Sharing Ministry

David “DJ” Liszeski wanted to serve a local nonprofit in a project that would propel him toward becoming an Eagle Scout. Liszeski, a 16-year-old member of Scout Troop 300 in Yukon, led a group of people in a project to provide just shy of 40 feet of shelving to the Yukon Sharing Ministry on May…

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