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Former teacher of the year accused of sexual assault

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com Two years ago, Rob Davis was celebrating as Yukon’s teacher of the year as well as being a finalist for state teacher of the year. Today, he is free on $25,000 bail after being accused of sexual battery. Davis, who lives in Yukon, was arrested at his home Tuesday. Davis, 40,…

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Mustang ballet student begins training in Russia

Above left, students from Academy of Ballet and Theatre Arts in Edmond will study in Russia in late July and early August. Picture at top are Lauren Heard of Mustang, Mikenna Seale, Adelya Gosmanova. At bottom are Mia Ray and Lillian Savage. Photo courtesy Kate Luber Photography.Above left, students from Academy of Ballet and Theatre…

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Bronco Club adds classes for older Mustang students

By BRODY FELDMANN newseditor@mustangnews.info The Bronco Club is trailblazing – expanding its summer program to include classes for seventh- through 10th-graders. Until now, the Bronco Club was limited to activities for students in the sixth grade or below – both after school and in the summer. The new activities for older kids, known as S.O.A.R.,…

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Peruvians embrace Mustang teen on mission trip

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info A Mustang student who went on a mission trip to Peru in early June received more from her travels than she gave. Madison “Maddie” Ernst made the trip with a group from Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School – shortly after she graduated from the Oklahoma City school. “The happiness and the…

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Mustang officials plan to adjust marijuana rules

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Mustang has become a hot spot for medical marijuana dispensaries, with six within the city’s 12 square miles. The relationship between city government and the dispensaries is good, two owners and Community Development Director Melissa Helsel said. Policies regarding medical marijuana are being fine-tuned. One change in the works is that…

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Bronco Club adds classes for older Mustang students

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info The Bronco Club is trailblazing – expanding its summer program to include classes for seventh- through 10th-graders. Until now, the Bronco Club was limited to activities for students in the sixth grade or below – both after school and in the summer. The new activities for older kids, known as S.O.A.R.,…

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Mustang seniors and dads enjoy summer retreat

By BRODY FELDMANN newseditor@mustangnews.info Mustang football coaches took senior athletes and fathers on an unforgettable trip to southwest Oklahoma for a one-day retreat. “It was amazing. When I tell you that it totally changed the way that our seniors look at our football program and our coaches. It is a different vibe and different feel.…

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Science academy features dramatic architecture

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Crews are scrambling to complete the new Mustang High School Science Academy in time for the first of day of school on Aug. 16. The new building will not only provide new laboratories and classrooms, but also will serve as an architectural landmark on the high school’s campus, Jason Pittenger, the…

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Firefighters’ efforts to revive heart attack victims draws praise

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info February is American Heart Month, and it took on special meaning for the Mustang Fire Department this year. Rescue crews from the department saved the lives of two Mustang women in their 50s, an accomplishment that earned them the department’s Life Saving Award. City Manager Timothy Rooney presented the awards at…

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Mustang students see ACT improvement

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Mustang school officials are celebrating after Mustang High School’s junior scored 2% better on the ACT than their predecessors. The 721 juniors who took the spring 2019 ACT increased scores over 2018 juniors in all areas, leading to a 2.16% increase in the composite score. The achievement is more than a…

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Mustang grad signs MLB contract

By BRODY FELDMANN newseditor@mustangnews.info It might have taken more than a month, but Logan Glass has signed his first professional contract with the Chicago White Sox. “It is a dream come true,” Glass said. “It honestly didn’t hit me until I was leaving. I was like, ‘I can’t believe this is actually happening and actually…

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Rowe resigns from school board

The Yukon School Board is looking for a new member after one of its own resigned last week. Don Rowe, who serves the District in Seat 3, resigned effective June 28. His letter of resignation was made public during Monday’s school board meeting. In the letter to Superintendent Dr. Jason Simeroth, dated June 28, Rowe…

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County officials propose $30M budget

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com Canadian County’s proposed budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year is more than $5 million higher than the just completed fiscal year. The proposed general fund budget is $30,894,720.49. That is an increase of $5,544,365.89. District 2 County Commissioner David Anderson said the increase is a combination of the county’s improving finances…

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Yukon teen among DC diabetes delegation

By LARISSA COPELAND layout@theyukonreview.com Monday, 14-year-old Lundyn Cox boarded a flight to Washington, D.C. Unlike others her age, the Yukon teen’s trip wasn’t a vacation; Cox was on her way to lobby Congress to continue supporting type-1 diabetes research. “We have been meeting other delegates from all over the country,” Cox’s mother, Brandy Skoropowski, said…

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Yukon hires girl’s soccer coach

By BRODY FELDMANN newseditor@mustangnews.info Yukon High School’s girls’ soccer program found its new head coach Monday night when the Yukon School Board approved the selection of Danielle Cushing. “I am so excited to get started,” she said. Cushing is a graduate of Oklahoma State University, where she received both an undergraduate and a master’s degree.…

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City roads take beating in wake of recent floods

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com Some of Yukon’s rural roads took a beating during the recent flooding, and it wasn’t just State Highway 4, said City Manager Jim Crosby. Crosby, during a work study session Tuesday, said several Yukon roads received significant damage during periods of high water that lasted throughout June. SH-4, which also is…

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Thousands enjoy Yukon’s Freedom Fest

By TERRY GROOVER newseditor@theyukonreview.com Thousands of people packed into Chisholm Trail Park Wednesday and Thursday for two nights of celebrating America’s birthday. And what a bash it was. From free watermelon and ice cream to two nights of spectacular fireworks and patriotic tunes, the events could only be described as phenomenal. This year’s Freedom Fest…

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Yukon files suit against property owners

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com The City of Yukon wasted little time Wednesday filing condemnation lawsuits against two property owners and an outdoor advertising company. The city is seeking to obtain the property for rights-of-way needed for a major road project to move forward The lawsuits, which claim eminent domain, were approved Tuesday by the Yukon…

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Mustang middle school nears completion

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Crews have finished building the structure of the new Mustang Central Middle School, and they’re working on the finishing touches. Crossland Con-struction is scheduled to turn the building over to the school district July 15, said Assistant Super-intendent Jason Pittenger. From there, the school district will install desks, computers and other…

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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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Area News

Former teacher of the year accused of sexual assault

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com Two years ago, Rob Davis was celebrating as Yukon’s teacher of the year as well as being a finalist for state teacher of the year. Today, he is free on $25,000 bail after being accused of sexual battery. Davis, who lives in Yukon, was arrested at his home Tuesday. Davis, 40,…

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Area Sports

Mustang grappler earns national title

By BRODY FELDMANN newseditor@mustangnews.info Mustang had never had a national champion before last year, but now the Broncos have two in as many years. “I feel like a broken record sometimes. But it is indicative of the work that these kids have put in and where they want to go and compete at the next…

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