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Tough loss by Mustang tightens 6A-1 race

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Mustang High’s fast-pitch softball team was victimized by an eight-run third inning and a season-high four errors in a 9-7 setback at Putnam City on Tuesday. The huge inning gave Putnam City (8-12 overall, 3-9 district) a 9-3 lead, then it held off the Lady Broncos. It was a potentially devastating…

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Mustang enrollment tops 12k students

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Mustang Public Schools have grown by nearly 500 students this year, and officials are finding new revenue streams to help pay for the ever-increasing enrollment. The unofficial enrollment of 12,358 is up 472 students, which is greater than the 444 increase last year, officials announced at the board of education meeting…

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Mustang to visit high-scoring Jags

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Mustang High School hits the road for the first time this seasn when it faces the dangerous Westmoore Jaguars at 7 p.m. Friday at Moore Stadium. Westmoore and junior quarterback Dayton Wolfe rolled up 477 yards of offense last week while crushing Southmoore, 46-7. The previous week, the Jags’ fast-paced attack…

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Cross country teams make strides toward improvement

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info The cross-country season isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon of shorter races as Mustang High School’s runners make strides toward improving with regionals and state on the horizon. The Broncos’ defending state champion, junior Gabe Simonsen, ran 17:22.06 to win the 3.1-mile event in the Mustang Harrier at Wild Horse Park…

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New threat prompts arrest of Yukon student

As Yukon students returned to class Wednesday, another middle school student was taken into custody after allegedly making a threat against a classmate. School officials said the student, whose name and age were not released, was taken into custody Wednesday morning off campus. According to a statement from the school district, officials were alerted Wednesday…

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DEATH NOTICES – Sept. 19, 2019

James McCoy James “Jim” McCoy, 87, died Sept. 13. His funeral was Wednesday. (Yanda and Son) James Morrow James Edward Morrow, 69, died Sept. 13. His funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of McNeil’s Funeral Service. Roy Simmons Roy Lynn Simmons, 59, died Sept. 17. His funeral will be at 3:30 p.m.…

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SWC mourns loss of student, 16

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com Funeral services for a Southwest Covenant football player who died Sunday have been scheduled for Friday. Services for Peter Webb, 16, will be held at 11 a.m. at Covenant Church. Webb, who was a sophomore at the 400-student private Christian School, died Sunday after being injured late in Friday’s football game…

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Yukon’s student enrollment tops 9k

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com More than 9,000 students are now enrolled in classes in the Yukon School District, the district’s superintendent said Monday. Dr. Jason Simeroth told the Yukon School Board that the current enrollment is 9,060 students. That is a record for the district, and more than 200 students higher than were expected. Simeroth…

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Two Mustang students among 16,000 National Merit scholarship semifinalists

Desiree Rickett FROM STAFF REPORTS Five students from Canadian County, including two from Mustang, are among 16,000 students nationally who have been named semifinalists for a National Merit Scholarship. Morgan Askeland and Desiree Rickett, both seniors at Mustang High School, have been selected. They join Hallie Funkhouser of Yukon High School, Luke Arnould of Southwest…

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Mustang triumphs in ‘family feud’

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info A family feud of sorts unfolded Tuesday night when Mustang High School’s fast-pitch softball team hosted Norman North. Freshman pitcher Landry Garza, the Lady Broncos’ ace right-hander, outdueled her cousin, Gabbi Garza, in Mustang’s 8-0 victory. Landry Garza scattered four hits, walked one and struck out 10. Before the game, Landry…

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Explosive Santa Fe to challenge Broncos

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Mustang’s football team will be confronted by a dangerous foe at 7 p.m. Friday when Edmond Santa Fe’s Wolves visit Bronco Stadium. Santa Fe, the reigning Edmond city champions, rolled past Edmond North, 41-14, in their opener Sept. 6. The Wolves feature a high-powered multiple offense led by strong-armed senior quarterback…

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Mustang couple survives Texas shooting

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Mustang resident Bradley Grimsley was a career Marine, retiring at the rank of master sergeant, yet the only life-threatening wound he ever received was at a civilian. He was among the people that a gunman shot during a mass shooting in West Texas a week and a half ago that killed…

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YPD officer, school board member accused of fraud

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com A former Yukon police officer, who was recently appointed to the Yukon School Board, has been accused of falsifying his timecard. An arrest warrant was issued Thursday for Christopher Brent Cunningham accusing him of computer fraud/unlawful use of a computer system, which would be a felony. He also is accused of…

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Yukon among state’s safest cities, report finds

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com Yukon continues to be one of the safest cities in Oklahoma, according to a new report released this week by a national website. Backgroundcheck.com has listed Yukon as the third safest city in Oklahoma. Weatherford and Elk City top the list. The report, which is based off statistics provided by the…

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WAC veteran, 99, adjutant general celebrate museum at anniversary gala

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info The shortest – and the tallest – veterans attending starred Thursday at the Anniversary Gala Dinner of the Yukon Veterans Museum. The crowd gave a standing ovation to Hazel Mills, 99, who was a member of the Women’s Army Corps during World War II. The Spanish Cove resident fit neatly into…

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Mustang police earn training award

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info The Mustang Police Department has become only the second police department in the state to receive a national leadership training designation called the “Trilogy Award.” The city council honored the department at its meeting Tuesday for receiving the award from FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association. “Typically, law enforcement has lacked…

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Western Days celebrate Mustang’s heritage

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Mustang will celebrate its heritage with Western Days Friday and Saturday. The theme, “Mustang – 50 Years Strong,” honors the golden anniversary of incorporation of the city. “The many activities attract visitors, and many former residents come back to Mustang for reunions this weekend,” said Mustang Chamber of Commerce President and…

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Area firefighters join hurricane efforts

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com Firefighters from Yukon and Mustang are part of a team of rescuers who are in Florida to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. Yukon Fire Chief Shawn Vogt said Capt. Cary Provence, a 19-year veteran of the department, is part of a search and rescue team that left Saturday for…

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Rock the Route draws thousands

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com From the pounding of the bass drum to the strumming of an acoustic guitar, Thursday’s Rock the Route was another smashing success. Pat Green led the way with a 90-minute performance that kicked off a little early. “We’re going to play until … well, we’re going to play until we can’t…

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Coordinator named for family justice center project

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info District Attorney Mike Fields has hired a woman with 17 years of experience as the project coordinator for the planned Canadian County Family Justice Center. The project coordinator is Kristie Chandler, who is the certification program manager in the Victim Services Unit of the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office. “Kristie’s passion and…

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Area News

Mustang couple survives Texas shooting

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Mustang resident Bradley Grimsley was a career Marine, retiring at the rank of master sergeant, yet the only life-threatening wound he ever received was at a civilian. He was among the people that a gunman shot during a mass shooting in West Texas a week and a half ago that killed…

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Tough loss by Mustang tightens 6A-1 race

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Mustang High’s fast-pitch softball team was victimized by an eight-run third inning and a season-high four errors in a 9-7 setback at Putnam City on Tuesday. The huge inning gave Putnam City (8-12 overall, 3-9 district) a 9-3 lead, then it held off the Lady Broncos. It was a potentially devastating…

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