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Mayor’s police report against lawmaker released

A one-paragraph police report that was filed by Yukon’s mayor against a member of the Oklahoma House of Repre-sentatives has been released publicly. Shelli Selby filed the report last week against Jay Steagall, a Yukon business owner and member of the state House. Selby claims in the report that Steagall has harassed her for political…

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Medical issue cited in deputy’s fatal crash

A Canadian County deputy likely suffered a medical episode that caused a crash in February that claimed her life, officials said Monday. Detective Brian Fowler, an investigator with the Oklahoma City Police Department, said Lt. Shirley Lanning may have suffered a stroke or a transient ischemic attack before the Feb. 14 accident on Northwest Expressway…

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Yukon schools’ start date moved

As part of its plan to implement its continuous learning plan, the Yukon School District has pushed back the start of classes to Aug. 24. This is the second time the start of school has been moved. Originally, classes were to begin Aug. 13. However, they were moved to Aug. 20 during the July school…

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Mustang band drops its nickname

By SHANE SMITH For The Mustang News After more than four decades of being known as the “Nightriders,” the Mustang High School band will have a new nickname beginning this fall. Officials announced this week that because of concerns about the Nightriders’ history, the Nightrider nickname is being dropped. A Google search reveals that one…

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Citing pandemic, chamber cancels Western Days

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the cancellation of festivals and events across the state, and Mustang’s Western Days is the latest casualty. The Mustang Chamber of Commerce announced Friday that it has canceled this year’s celebration, which had been planned for Sept. 11-12. “With sadness, after much consideration and stakeholder input, the Mustang Chamber Board…

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Yukon business owner brings home brachiosaurus

For Lyle Jameson, it was a Jurassic undertaking. The 27-foot brachiosaurus statue had been stationed alongside Interstate 35 for more than two decades, serving as a roadside attraction and attention-getter for Statuary World. The business has since closed, but the dinosaur – nicknamed Big Jim – remained, and was part of an auction of remaining…

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Fifth COVID-related death reported in Canadian County

Piedmont is the latest Canadian County community to report a death related to complications from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Oklahoma State Health Department reported the death on Tuesday as one of 15 COVID-19-related deaths across the state. The victim is identified only as a female in the 65-and-older category from Canadian County. However, Tuesday’s list…

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Heavy rains lead to area water rescues, keeping firefighters busy

Heavy rains that inundated the area throughout Monday and Tuesday morning kept rescue crews from Yukon and Oklahoma City busy. According to the state’s Mesonet site, Yukon received more than five inches of rain during the 24-hour period, and more is expected. Officials with the Yukon Fire Department said their crews responded to at least…

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Scaled-down fair planned for county

The Canadian County Free Fair will move forward in August, but in a significantly scaled-down fashion. The county’s fair board voted Thursday to let the fair continue. However, only the livestock portion of the fair will be held. Even that, according to the fair board, will be scaled back to a “show and go” format.…

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Assistant coach clears personal obstacles

Lee Blankenship calls Kyle Hale, the Broncos’ new secondary coach, an “overcomer.” Hale, a former Oklahoma State University walk-on, has overcome much during his life— on and off the football field. Hale’s positive attitude and playing and coaching experience are what Mustang High School’s head football coach appreciates most. “I am fired up to have…

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Mustang player nets national honors

The United Soccer Coaches last week announced their All-America high school teams for the winter and spring seasons of the 2019-2020 school year. Mustang High School’s Isaias Silva, who will be a senior forward during the upcoming season, was one of 19 boys and 26 girls named to the organization’s national teams. Silva and former…

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Mustang schools issue mask mandate

In a nearly four-hour meeting Monday, the Mustang Board of Education voted unanimously to require masks for students and staff from the fifth grade through high school when school opens. Teachers in lower grades will be required to wear masks and to encourage students to do so, but the board members recognized that keeping masks…

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Yukon man executed for role in triple murder

A former Yukon resident was executed early Tuesday for his role in the 1996 torture and murder of a family in Arkansas. Daniel Lee Lewis was put to death at 7:08 a.m. at a federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana. His death came almost 24 hours after a federal judge in Washington, D.C., had halted…

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Officers in fatal shooting identified

By SHANE SMITH For The Yukon Review The Mustang Police Department identified Thursday five officers who were involved in a shooting June 5 that left a Yukon man dead. Police Chief Robert Groseclose identified the officers as Sgt. David Hanson, Sgt. Ben Brauer, officer Ben Trujillo, John Gibson and William Carpenter. Who fired the fatal…

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County to seek COVID-19 funds

County officials are hoping to recoup some of the expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The money would come from Oklahoma’s portion of the federal coronavirus aid, relief and economic security (CARES) act. The county commissioners, during their meeting Monday, authorized emergency management director Andrew Skidmore to begin the application process for reimbursement. Skidmore said…

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Caution urged at Freedom Fest

With the recent uptick in cases of COVID-19, Yukon city officials are urging those planning to attend this week’s Freedom Fest to take precautions. The annual Fourth of July event spans two nights — Friday and Saturday at Yukon’s Chisholm Trail Park. The festivities Friday will include music by the Hi-Fi Hillbillies and Irv Wagner’s…

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County voters head to the polls

Turnout was decent as voters headed to the polls across Canadian County to decide one county office, along with state and federal offices and one state question. County Election Board Secretary Wanda Armold said turnout at the polls had been steady, but the number of people voting early and by absentee ballot was fairly significant.…

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Freedom Celebration planned for Saturday

The Firefighters Freedom Celebration is continuing this year, but with a change in the food due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Food trucks will be present instead of the traditional fare of hot dogs, chili, chips, cookies and a drink. As usual, watermelon and water will be provided, while the supply lasts. “Due to the uncertainty…

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Broncos’ cornerback becoming a rising star

As a freshman, Jacobe Johnson was just hoping to earn varsity playing time. By midseason, he was starting at cornerback for Mustang High School’s football squad. This off-season, Johnson is being touted as one of the state’s premier young defensive players. And his phenomenal athleticism is expected to be utilized on offense at receiver, too.…

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Perman looks forward to role as Yukon’s golf coach

The interim has been removed from Abbey Perman’s title. She has been selected as the new women’s golf coach at Yukon High School. Perman was named last week. She was serving as the interim head coach last spring before the season was canceled. Her varsity team only got the opportunity to play in one tournament…

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Mustang band drops its nickname

By SHANE SMITH For The Mustang News After more than four decades of being known as the “Nightriders,” the Mustang High School band will have a new nickname beginning this fall. Officials announced this week that because of concerns about the Nightriders’ history, the Nightrider nickname is being dropped. A Google search reveals that one…

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