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Improvements have created safer county jail environment

Editor’s note: This is the second story in a three-part series about the Canadian County Detention Center. The series explores inmate and employee services, compliance history and more. While Canadian County Detention Center employees have various responsibilities, jail administrator Maj. Kristie Carter said they work to ensure inmates’ rights and privileges are followed. Each inmate…

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Family remembers loved ones at Victims’ Vigil

The quick wit of 22-year-old Amy Gibbins and the energetic intelligence of 5-year-old Bryor Gibbins will remain in the hearts of a Calumet family. The family was part of more than 30 attendees who had the chance to share their stories Monday at the 29th Canadian County Crime Victims’ Vigil at the courthouse. “Our lives…

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How the OKC National Memorial, Museum impacted a local nonprofit leader’s journey

“I walked down the fence and I said, ‘Well, Lord if you want me to be here, this will happen,’” said Joanne Riley, executive director of Compassionate Hands, a local nonprofit. “I got the call the next day. ‘You got the job.’” Riley was at the University of Oklahoma when she heard about the bombing.…

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Commercial marijuana growing, processing facility fails to pass planning commission

The first of its kind medical marijuana commercial growing and processing specific use permit failed to receive the necessary votes to pass at the April 13 Mustang Planning Commission public hearing. Four of the commission members voted against it, while two voted in favor. The commission deemed the location of the medical marijuana plant, (1516…

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Canadian County jail sees rise in inmates with mental illnesses

Editor’s note: This is the first story in a three-part series about the Canadian County Detention Center. The series explores inmate and employee services, compliance history and more. Despite a small staff, the Canadian County Detention Center works to ensure inmates’ needs are met, jail administrator Maj. Kristie Carter said. The jail has recently seen…

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Thacker named MPS 2021-22 District TOY

Mustang Public Schools’ Board of Education recognized the 2020-2021 District Teacher of the Year Lauren Thacker at Monday night’s meeting. “My first thought upon winning was, ‘Really? THIS year?’” said Thacker. “Of the years I’ve been teaching, this is the one in which I feel the least effective. I think all teachers are in the…

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Mustang Public Schools joins districts in protesting State Board’s decision

Mustang Public Schools’ Board of Education joined about 125 other schools across Oklahoma in initiating legal action against the state board of education at its Monday night meeting. They are joining to stop and reverse the state board’s decision to address funding equalization of public and charter schools. The March 25 decision of the Oklahoma…

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Defendant ‘remorseful’ in death of Mustang native

Five witnesses gave their testimonies April 2 during a preliminary hearing regarding the death of Marissa Murrow, 19, of Mustang. Malcolm Penney, 40, of Oklahoma City was charged Oct. 21, 2020 with second-degree murder and leaving the scene of a fatality accident. Local teacher Rachel Thomas was the first to testify. Around midnight Oct. 3,…

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Excellence recognized by council

Awards of city employee excellence were presented at the Tuesday night Mustang City Council meeting. Mustang American Legion Post 353 sponsors three employee awards. The first award of 2021 Firefighter of the Year was presented to Cpl. Josh Moore. Fire Chief Craig Carruth said Moore started working with the department in 2008. “Cpl. Moore continues…

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Bond issue falls short

Mustang Public Schools’ $10.9 million bond issue failed to meet the 60% requirement to pass Tuesday. The bond aimed to make the district 1-1, which would provide a tablet to each student. Other areas that would have been addressed with the bond included renovating HVAC systems throughout the district, roofing and paving, new textbooks and…

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County ADA says pending homicides high

Editor’s note: As part of a look into the 19 pending homicides in Canadian County, the Yukon Review has printed the first half of the cases. The Review will print the remaining cases in its next issue. Offense dates were printed in chronological order. The Review reminds readers all defendants are innocent until proven guilty.…

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Training held for veterans, service dogs

By AMY STOUT [email protected] Have you ever wondered why a service dog is needed or how one can be beneficial to a veteran? I had the pleasure of speaking with Red Avery, with Versa K-9 for Vets, and gained important insight to this very question. Versa K-9 for Vets is comprised of six instructors and…

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Canadian County Camp HOPE to serve children, teens exposed to domestic violence

Plans to establish a Canadian County Camp HOPE are in the works to provide healing to youth, who have experienced domestic violence. The camp is a part of a nationally recognized program, Camp HOPE America, which aims to break the generational cycle of family violence by offering healing and hope to children and adults, according…

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Oklahoman details life without traditional shelter

Editor’s note: This is the final story in a four-part series about homelessness in Mustang. The series explores limited services for people experiencing homelessness in the area, and sheds light to one man’s journey. Kevin Eaton calls Oklahoma his home base. Although he was born in Edmond, the 51-year-old said he has been a hitchhiker…

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MHS to return to classrooms fulltime

The Mustang Public Schools’ Board of Education unanimously approved sending high schoolers back to the classroom fulltime, four days a week March 29. Wednesdays will remain distance learning days. Returning to in-person fulltime was decided by the members in large part, due to a social and emotional survey taken by some high schoolers. The survey…

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Mustang officers undergo mental health training

Six Mustang Police Department officers participated in Crisis Intervention Team training Monday. The Crisis Intervention Team, which is a program a part of the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, offers 40-hour training over a span of five days to officers. Several years ago, the department took a poll over a few…

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Oklahoman details life without traditional shelter

Editor’s note: This is the final story in a four-part series about homelessness in Yukon. The series explores limited services for people experiencing homelessness in the area, and sheds light to one man’s journey. Kevin Eaton calls Oklahoma his home base. Although he was born in Edmond, the 51-year-old said he has been a hitchhiker…

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Shelter needed by many, but not wanted by some

Editor’s note: This is the third story in a four-part series about homelessness in Yukon. The series explores limited services for people experiencing homelessness in the area, and sheds light to one man’s journey. Some local police officers have asked Missy King, executive director of Yukon Sharing, if the nonprofit can house homeless people. King…

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Local nonprofits, officials say homelessness on the rise

Editor’s note: This is the first story in a four-part series about homelessness in Yukon. The series explores limited services for people experiencing homelessness in the area, and sheds light to one man’s journey. When residents go about their business in Yukon, they might not immediately see a person in need. However, that’s not always…

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Homeless shelter not in city’s plans

Editor’s note: This is the second story in a four-part series about homelessness in Yukon. The series explores limited services for people experiencing homelessness in the area, and sheds light on one man’s journey. One Yukon city council member understands the importance of shelter. Col. Rick Cacini, a veteran himself, routinely helps homeless vets, a…

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Improvements have created safer county jail environment

By Haley Humphrey

Editor’s note: This is the second story in a three-part series about the Canadian County Detention Center. The series explores inmate and employee services, compliance history and more. While Canadian County Detention Center employees have various responsibilities, jail administrator Maj. Kristie Carter said they work to ensure inmates’ rights and privileges are followed. Each inmate…

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Improvements have created safer county jail environment

Editor’s note: This is the second story in a three-part series about the Canadian County Detention Center. The series explores inmate and employee services, compliance history and more. While Canadian County Detention Center employees have various responsibilities, jail administrator Maj. Kristie Carter said they work to ensure inmates’ rights and privileges are followed. Each inmate…

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