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Yukon’s Tom Thomas honored as county’s Veteran of the Year

Tom Thomas said he was surprised last week to learn that he is this year’s Yukon Veteran of the Year for Canadian County. Thomas was one of seven county veterans who were honored Sunday during the annual Veterans Day ceremonies, which were held in El Reno. Karen Nance, the executive director of the El Reno…

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Yukon resident looks to educate youth on veterans with World War II vehicle

Since he was a young boy, Russ Huffman has loved military vehicles. Sunday, he was able to share his newly purchased M3 Halftrack tank with others in Canadian County who took part in the Veterans Day Parade in El Reno. Huffman, of Yukon, purchased the M3 Halftrack in late September and had it delivered Oct.…

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Patriots look to stay hot in second round

There is just a brief window of opportunity for celebration in the playoffs. Southwest Covenant took home a big win over Sasakwa Friday 48-0 by mercy rule. The excitement and allure of winning a playoff game was present in the huddle after the game but it quickly went away by Monday. The Patriots began preparing…

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Yukon Softball Player of the Year: Ashlynn Bruce

There is an old saying that the catcher is the quarterback of the defense in baseball or softball. A catcher is someone whom a coach can rely on to lead their team and get the job done when asked. The Yukon softball program made a postseason run to the 6A semifinals and one of the…

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Dombek resigns as head football coach at Mustang

Mustang head football coach Jeremy Dombek has resigned. Dombek steps down Monday after six years as the head coach of the Broncos. In six years, Dombek led Mustang to the playoffs four years and the semifinals twice. “I love Mustang and wish them nothing but the best. Eighteen years is a long time and I’ve…

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Patriots pummel Vikings in the playoffs

By Hayden Tucker   It was the Will Haas and Tyler Kelly show in Southwest Covenant’s playoff win over Sasakwa. The young players were asked to step up in Trevor Kelly’s (hip soreness) absence and they delivered. The Patriots (10-0, 1-0) defeated the Vikings (5-6, 0-1) 48-0 by halftime, causing for a mercy rule. The…

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Area residents share memories of former Yukon coach

  For 13 years, J.W. Loudermilk was a force at Yukon High School, where it wasn’t unusual for his athletes to be seen running sprints up the hallways during frigid weather. His “never quit” attitude was engrained in his athletes. When he retired in 1988 after 13 years of walking the hallways and circling the…

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Samantha Lindsey enjoys her roles with SWC, Mustang

By Hayden Tucker   In the fall, Samantha Lindsey can be found on the sideline of a Southwest Covenant volleyball game, but her day job keeps her at a different school. Along with being a volleyball coach, Lindsey is a fifth-and sixth-grade S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) teacher at Mustang Horizon Intermediate Center. Her…

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Debate over Yukon schools’ day off on Election Day highlights Legislative Breakfast

  Yukon Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jason Simeroth and school board made the decision last May to use Election Day as a day off. Simeroth said he felt like it was the right thing to do for his teachers. “I believe we are doing the right thing,” he said Tuesday at the Legislative Breakfast in…

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Yukon ready to chill its cheeks with annual run

By Hayden Tucker   The Yukon Parks and Recreation Department is set to host its annual “Chill your Cheeks” 5K run on Nov. 17. This will be the 18th year the city has hosted the event, but it’s changed since 1999. Aside from the 5k, there will be other attractions as well. They will hold…

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Voters return incumbents to Canadian County offices

And Chris Eversole   Canadian County’s two incumbent commissioners were easily re-elected to their posts Tuesday, each carrying more than 60 percent of the vote. The most competitive race of the day was for District 3 Commissioner Jack Stewart of Yukon, who faced a stiff challenge from Daniel Pugh of Calumet. Pugh was a familiar…

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Yukon headed in right direction on gridiron

  Jeremy Reed has completed his first two years as the head football coach at Yukon High School and based on the numbers, the Millers seem to be headed in the right direction. Reed has guided the Miller football program to a 10-10 record through his first two years on the job. That is eight…

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Steagall, Bice earn state House, Senate seats

For the U.S. Air Force reservist, his hopes of joining the Oklahoma Legislature have been fulfilled. For the senator and the county commissioners, it is another opportunity to continue to serve their constituents. And for the Independent candidate, it was a future that wasn’t to be. Jay Steagall, Stephanie Bice and Jack Stewart were among…

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BEHIND THE SCENES

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Mustang News was allowed to shadow the athletic department last week as it prepared for the home football game on Friday. During the next three weeks, we will detail what we witnessed. By Brody Feldmann “I would love to be an athletic director. Show up to games, get in free and stand…

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Oil and gas company brings 35 jobs

By Chris Eversole The once outdated office building that housed Tate Publishing has become a hub of activity for Roan Resources, an oil and natural gas exploration and production company. No longer is the building, 127 E. Trade Center Terrace, serving as a sales and editorial center for a company that allegedly bilked thousands of…

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Excited for opportunities with the Mustang News

By Hayden Tucker Taking this job with the Yukon Review and Mustang News was an easy decision to make and I’m ready to show the readers and the communities why. Part of my role with the papers is to write about sports, it’s what I’m best at. But you’ll see my name next to stories…

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Settlement reached in fired athletic director’s case

By Chris Eversole On Friday, Mustang Public Schools and fired Mustang Public Schools Athletic Director Chester “Chuck” Bailey Jr. reached a settlement in the Bailey’s case against the school system. Both sides met throughout Friday afternoon in a private settlement conference at the U.S. Courthouse in downtown Oklahoma City. On Monday, Interim Superintendent Charles Bradley…

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Bussett suspends campaign for Canadian County associate district judge

Less than a week before the election, a candidate for Canadian County associate district judge has suspended her campaign, saying she has a conflict of interest. Rachel Bussett announced her decision to withdraw from the race early Thursday. She made the announcement on Facebook at about 1 a.m. “I am not happy,” Bussett said by…

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Suspicious package deemed harmless

By Hayden Tucker Reports of a suspicious package at the Mustang Post Office Tuesday turned out to be nothing more than an envelope that had lost its mailing label. However, the initial reports, which can in around 7 p.m. to the Mustang Police Department prompted officers from the Mustang Police Department and other agencies to…

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Mustang Creek Crossing

By Chris Eversole Mustang Creek Crossing, a 260-acre mixed-use development, is being planned between N. Mustang Road and S.W. Sara Road and north of S.W. 15th Street. “This is the largest commercially zoned parcel available in Oklahoma, and we’re really excited about it,” said Don Hayes, the real estate broker involved in the project. The project…

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Area News

Yukon Softball Player of the Year: Ashlynn Bruce

There is an old saying that the catcher is the quarterback of the defense in baseball or softball. A catcher is someone whom a coach can rely on to lead their team and get the job done when asked. The Yukon softball program made a postseason run to the 6A semifinals and one of the…

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Area Sports

Dombek resigns as head football coach at Mustang

Mustang head football coach Jeremy Dombek has resigned. Dombek steps down Monday after six years as the head coach of the Broncos. In six years, Dombek led Mustang to the playoffs four years and the semifinals twice. “I love Mustang and wish them nothing but the best. Eighteen years is a long time and I’ve…

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