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Wins continue for Lady Bronco netters

No. 4 Mustang has been on a tear this season. But that has been amplified since sustaining its third loss of the year on Aug. 25. Since then, the Lady Broncos racked up nine straight wins. During the run, they have dropped only one set, which was to Edmond Santa Fe Sept. 8. “I am…

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Lady Bronco softball team sees win streak end

The Mustang softball team carried a four-game win streak into the Carl Albert Tournament last week. They had hoped to extend the streak a few more days and take home the tourney title. However, Stillwater decided to play spoiler and dropped Mustang 4-3 in the opener. Instead of letting the loss carryover, the Lady Broncos…

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Mistakes haunt Broncos in home-opening loss

Mustang hosted its first game of the 2020 season Friday when the Broncos took on No. 3 Stillwater. Coming off their victory over Yukon the week before, the Broncos had a chance to show they can contend with some of the top teams in the state. However, that plan quickly turned sideways on Mustang as…

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Mustang police chief discusses use of force

The Mustang Police Department follows the national standard of use of force continuum, which provides guidelines for how much force to use against a resisting subject. “The Supreme Court standard is the minimum amount of force necessary to affect arrest,” said Mustang Chief of Police Robert Groseclose. “Every situation is different — sometimes you tell…

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Virtual learning concerns discussed

Mustang Public Schools’ Board of Education discussed challenges and benefits of virtual learning, as well as social media feedback and funding during Monday’s meeting. Assistant Super-intendent of Elementary Education Stacy Edwards and Assistant Super-intendent of Secondary Education Ryan McKinney updated the board about what is working for MPS and what has not. The two said…

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Broncos claim bedlam victory, 35-21

Dominique Dunn had the type of night most athletes could only dream of. Against his rival, the Mustang senior reached the end zone four times out of the Dirty Don formation, which put the tight end in the backfield for direct snaps. Dunn, who also racked up 73 yards on 10 carries, had the kind…

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Lankford discusses stimulus, other legislation

U.S. Sen. James Lankford spoke Sept. 3 with Mustang and Yukon residents about the CARES Act, mail-in voting, coronavirus vaccines and more at Mustang’s Town Center. There has not been a COVID-19 bill since April because there already has been $3 trillion put into the economy for pandemic relief, Lankford said. Of the $3 trillion,…

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Mustang school employee dies of COVID

A staff member in the Mustang School District has died of COVID-related complications, officials at the school district announced Wednesday. A statement emailed to parents reads:  “It is with great sadness that I share with you that one of our Mustang staff members, who dedicated years of service to the students and staff of Mustang…

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Suspect jailed in 7-Eleven robbery, slaying

A 21-year-old Oklahoma City man has been arrested in connection with a robbery that led to the death of a 7-Eleven clerk on Thursday. Oklahoma City police said they arrested George Way at an apartment in the 11500 block of SW 15 Street Thursday evening after receiving a tip. Way was arrested on complaints of…

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Mustang’s Simonsen sets course record

Senior cross-country ace Gabe Simonsen set a course record in winning the Mustang Harrier Invitational last Saturday at Wild Horse Park. Simonsen, the Broncos’ two-time defending Class 6A state champion, ran 15:48.74 in the 5,000-meter race. “Gabe did break the course record by two seconds,” MHS coach Mike McGarry verified, noting the event has been…

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Rain postpones MHS softball

Mustang High School’s fast-pitch softball game at Edmond North on Tuesday night was postponed due to rain and wet grounds. MHS’ athletic department announced the game has been rescheduled for Sept. 21 at North. The junior varsity contest will start at 5 p.m. and the varsity at 6:30 p.m. In Mustang’s only game during the…

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Mustang, Yukon primed for Bedlam football rivalry

In this era of COVID-19, Mustang High School’s football team will be facing a Yukon defensive unit in the season opener that even sounds like it makes opponents ill. When MHS and Yukon kick off their schedules in Canadien County’s version of Bedlam football at 6 p.m. Saturday at Miller Stadium, the Broncos will be faced by…

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Mustang’s K-9 officer retires, is adopted

Mustang City Council members approved the adoption of a retiring Mustang Police Department K-9 officer at the meeting Tuesday. Police Sgt. David Hanson adopted K-9 Lex, who is 8 years old and is showing difficulties performing. “We want him to be able to enjoy his retirement and not work to the point that a lot…

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Businesswoman opens coffeehouse to help DHS kids

For Rachel Goble, it’s a dream come true. The Red Bird Coffee House, 812 W. Main St., is open for business. And after a soft opening that’s lasted a couple weeks, business is booming. “It’s incredibly encouraging and exciting, and overwhelming in the sense that I’m having to learn quickly, and I’m trying to do…

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Plan outlines Yukon’s possible future

Yukon officials have gotten a glimpse of what the future could hold for the city as part of a comprehensive plan that was recently unveiled to the planning commission. The 2040 Compre-hensive Plan took more than a year to develop and is seen as a blueprint for Yukon’s future. The plan was developed by Johnson…

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OKC man sentenced in deadly March 2017 crash

An Oklahoma City man has been sentenced to prison after entering a blind plea to two counts of first-degree manslaughter in connection with an accident that killed a Yukon woman and her daughter. Justin Lane Prater, 26, entered his plea on Wednesday before Canadian County District Judge Paul Hesse. Prater was charged in connection with…

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Shoes for Kids works to meet students’ needs

While many area students’ classes might look very different this year, one thing has not changed: their need for shoes. One local organization is working to ensure that each student has a pair of quality footwear to help get them through the new school year. Carolyn Terrell, project leader for Shoes for Kids, said she…

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School chief answers questions

Yukon’s superintendent apologized, but said he doesn’t have a good answer for families who will need to stay home with their children while they are going through the district’s continuous learning plan. Dr. Jason Simeroth made his comments during a “town hall” format video chat with district communications manager Larrissa Lockwood. Lockwood, over the past…

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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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Mustang police chief discusses use of force

The Mustang Police Department follows the national standard of use of force continuum, which provides guidelines for how much force to use against a resisting subject. “The Supreme Court standard is the minimum amount of force necessary to affect arrest,” said Mustang Chief of Police Robert Groseclose. “Every situation is different — sometimes you tell…

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