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Mustang Police donate vehicles to agencies in need

The Mustang Police Department recently donated three surplus vehicles to law enforcement agencies in need with City Council’s help. The three Ford Crown Victoria police vehicles were donated to the City of Harrah, Logan County Sheriff’s Office and the City of Nicoma Park. The surplus vehicles came about after City Council approved a three-year municipal…

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City of Mustang gains two new faces

Mustang residents will be seeing two new faces around town. The City of Mustang welcomed a new police officer and firefighter last week. Mustang Police Department hired Officer Cody McDaniel. McDaniel has lived in Oklahoma for 12 years. He lives just north of Mustang with his wife and two children. “This is where my family…

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Softball dominates Norman, Southmoore in first week

By Michael Kinney, Contributing Writer The Mustang softball team knew they had a good team. With nearly every player returning from last season, they have the makings of a squad that could make noise in the postseason. However, for those outside the Broncos program, it may not have set in just how good MHS can…

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Meadows goes into his final season as an experienced leader

By Michael Kinney, Contributing Writer The Mustang football team did something it has never done before. On Saturday they hosted their annual media/picture day two days before the season began. They normally wait until two weeks into the season. To mark the occasion, coach Jeremy Dombeck had the Mustang Police Department canine unit come out…

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Football practices underway

By Michael Kinney, Contributing Writer Football season has officially begun and it couldn’t have come any sooner for Mustang. The broncos kicked off their first practice of the season Monday after chomping at the bit during the off season. “It starts with Clinic week at the end of July,” MHS coach Jeremy Dombeck said. “All the…

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Mustang, Moore put up a fight in first volleyball game of the season

By Michael Kinney, Contributing Writer Mustang did everything it could to put themselves in position to win. Facing the Moore Lions on the road, the volleyball team had plenty of opportunities to snag a victory to start the season. However, when it was time to put the Lions away, the Broncos couldn’t make the plays…

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A new MPS Transportation director gets set for first year

Angela McClure, director of transportation for Mustang Public Schools, has had a busy month preparing for the new academic year. McClure, who was previously the supervisor, was promoted to director after the former director retired. She began her time as director on July 11, but barely less than a month later is already posting bus…

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Yukon Writers’ Society to host their first workshop

The Yukon Writers’ Society will soon be hosting their first workshop. The workshop is from noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Mabel C. Fry Public Library, 1200 Lakeshore Dr., in Room B. It’s $20 to attend and is open to any fiction writers. The workshop includes three speakers and four sessions: The first…

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Rosino, Vincent to face off for State Senate 45 seat

Republican Paul Rosino and Democrat Steven Vincent will be going head-to-head for the State Senate 45 seat come November. Rosino took the republican nomination by a landslide for the November special election with 32.61 percent of the vote during Tuesday’s special primary election. He was one of seven republicans vying for the chance to run…

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Senate 45 candidates visit Chamber Luncheon

Nine candidates are running in the State Senate 45 race and seven of them attended the Mustang Chamber of Commerce Luncheon July 27. The luncheon included a candidate forum, which all Senate 45 candidates were invited to, but only the republicans attended. Renee Peerman, executive director for the Mustang Chamber of Commerce explained that the…

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Osborn stands up for Oklahomans, intends to run for Labor Commissioner

State Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang, spoke at the Mustang Chamber of Commerce luncheon July 27, describing her last couple of weeks as “interesting, to say the least.” Osborn was replaced as the appropriations and budget committee chair by Oklahoma Speaker Charles McCall on July 18, just one day after she publicly disagreed with him. The…

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A Mustang family is ‘Cook’n It Up’

A mother/daughter pair recently opened their own food truck that is bringing unique combinations of food to the Mustang, Yukon and El Reno areas. Debbie and Katlyn Cook opened “Cook’n It Up Food Truck & Catering” July 20 and 21 for a soft opening at IGG Screen Printing & Graphics, 1605 E. Highway 66 in…

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City officials make strides in resolving drainage issues

City officials continue their plan to solve the drainage issues in the city. “There are drainage channels throughout the city—usually behind residential properties there will be a drainage channel which is part of the overall drainage system for the subdivision. In order for the drainage system to work in that subdivision, those need to be…

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Mustang’s Carter Rees impresses at All-State Game

By Michael Kinney, Contributing Writer For Mustang fans who traveled to Tulsa for last Friday’s All-State football game, they saw a familiar play. With the East on offense, a pass was thrown to a receiver with Carter Rees in the area. Anyone who has watched the Broncos play over the last three years knew what…

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Kylie Dodson returns to the line-up for the Mustang softball team

By Michael Kinney, Contributing Writer Sidelined by a knee injury, Kylie Dodson watched from the dugout as her teammates competed in Mustang’s inaugural slow-pitch season last spring However, Dodson said she is not going to let that affect her as she enters her senior season with the Broncos. She said wants to end her prep…

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Softball’s preseason comes to an end, kicks into full gear Aug. 7

By Michael Kinney, Contributing Writer After countless hours of practicing in near 100 degree weather, the Mustang fastpitch team finally got a chance to compete against players in another uniform. The Broncos traveled to Shawnee Monday for a pair of scrimmages against Stillwater and Silo. Coach Jaime Roberts was pleased with what she saw. “It…

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Loveless pleads guilty to embezzling campaign funds

Just days before the State Senate 45 primary election, former state Sen. Kyle Loveless pleaded guilty to embezzling his own campaign funds. Loveless also pleaded guilty to filing false campaign reports with the Oklahoma Ethics Commission and to committing perjury when he certified they were correct. He was sentenced to three years-probation Thursday and can…

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State Teacher of the Year finalist expresses his hopes for the winner- whether it’s him or not

Chad Harper, Mustang Public Schools District Teacher of the Year and Oklahoma Teacher of the Year finalist, is anxious to see who wins State Teacher of the Year in September, and even if it’s not him, just wants the best possible person to be chosen. Harper, a 1991 Mustang High School graduate, didn’t always want…

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Science academy to take the place of PE building

By Shannon Rigsby, MPS Communications A bittersweet day has come to Mustang Public Schools. The oldest building left on the campus, the original gym from the 1940s, will be razed to make way for a state-of-the art science academy to provide opportunities for students in the higher-level sciences and STEM courses. Saying goodbye to something…

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MPS Bond Update:

Mustang Public Schools is on the track with time and budget for current bond projects. Officials meet weekly on the elementary school, the intermediate school, Canyon Ridge Band Room addition, the resources center, the bus barn or any other project going on right now. The district has broken ground on the elementary school, the intermediate…

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Area News

Mustang Police donate vehicles to agencies in need

The Mustang Police Department recently donated three surplus vehicles to law enforcement agencies in need with City Council’s help. The three Ford Crown Victoria police vehicles were donated to the City of Harrah, Logan County Sheriff’s Office and the City of Nicoma Park. The surplus vehicles came about after City Council approved a three-year municipal…

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Area Sports

Softball dominates Norman, Southmoore in first week

By Michael Kinney, Contributing Writer The Mustang softball team knew they had a good team. With nearly every player returning from last season, they have the makings of a squad that could make noise in the postseason. However, for those outside the Broncos program, it may not have set in just how good MHS can…

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