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Judge to hear city’s challenge of fracking

By Chris Eversole While nearby property owners nervously await planned drilling of two oil and natural gas wells in far northwest Mustang, a judge has schedule a hearing for Monday on the city’s lawsuit over the project. Canadian County District Judge Paul Hesse will hear the City of Mustangs motion for a temporary injunction requiring…

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Picklo changing culture of Mustang wrestling

By Michael Kinney Coach Brian Picklo looks for certain kind of wrestlers for his Mustang squad. He calls them grinders and it’s what he has built his program around. “I want somebody that’s able to finish a match stronger than they start,” Picklo said. “Somebody that’s able to compete for three full periods to be…

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New subdivision appeals to empty-nesters, retirees

By Chris Eversole Norman-based Landmark Fine Homes is bringing a new development concept to the Mustang and Yukon areas. The 127-lot Springs at Skyline Trail, which is part of Landmark’s Reunion series, features homes with luxury furnishing on reduced lots sizes in a gated community. It is located on Reno Avenue between Czech Hall Road and Garth…

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Stoops’ sacrifice secures future of Oklahoma football

Bob Stoops shocked the college football world on June 7 when he announced his retirement as the head football coach at Oklahoma. When Stoops made his abrupt retirement announcement, there were all kinds of speculation as the “real” reason for his sudden departure from the Sooners. The Oklahoma football program was in great shape with…

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Obituary: Karen Alaina Hott

Karen Alaina Hott of Mustang, Oklahoma passed away peacefully on December 6, 2017, at the age of 52 after a lifetime battle of Crohn’s and other health issues.  She was born on June 3 1965, in Lynchburg, Virginia. Karen was a graduate of Mustang High School in 1983, where she was active in volleyball and softball. She…

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OG&E Plant generates new money for Mustang schools

By Chris Eversole The new generators at OG&E’s Mustang Energy Center, which began operating Nov. 10, could increase the taxable valuation of the Yukon School District by a double-digit percentage. The final amount won’t be known until this summer, but it will be substantial, noted Canadian County Assessor Matt Wehmuller. Although his office assesses taxable…

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Mustang girls dominate Lady Antlers to open season

By Michael Kinney The Mustang girls basketball team got exactly what they wanted to open the season. Not only did they pick up the victory over Deer Creek, but they did it in convincing fashion. Led by Curtiera Haywood, the Lady Broncos rolled to a 48-29 victory over the Lady Antlers Tuesday at MHS. “I…

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Mustang alpaca farm flourishes

By Chris Eversole Mike and Kathy Fleming of Mustang were looking for something to do together after Matt, the youngest of their three children, graduated from high school. The couple has woven together a business – Mustang Creek Alpaca Co. – based on the South American breed of animals that are smaller than llamas. They…

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Mustang girls hoops looks to take next step

By Michael Kinney The Mustang girls basketball team surprised a lot of people last season. After compiling a 17-11 record and a spot in the postseason, the Lady Broncos opened some eyes around the state. However, this year, the Lady Broncos aren’t looking to surprise anyone. Their journey in 2016 has helped them prepare to…

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Mustang couple thankful, despite fire

By Chris Eversole On Oct. 31, Karl and Dea Mengers were enjoying a quiet evening – at home their dream home on nine acres of rolling hills three and a half miles south of Mustang and east of Cemetery Road. At 8:37 p.m., Karl got a call from their alarm company, U.S. Security. “They said…

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Good decision for Riley on Mayfield punishment

Okay Baker, I loved the flag stamp at Ohio State, I tolerated the “Daddy’s here” antics at Baylor but you crossed the line on Saturday sir and you should have to pay for it. Grabbing your crotch and screaming unquestioned profanities across the field was entirely uncalled for and unfortunate for yourself, your team and…

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Mustang High School student awaits life-saving transplant

Ethan Ellis is trying to keep up with his school work while at the same holding out hope for a life-saving transplant. Ethan lives in Yukon and attends Mustang High School, where he is a junior. Since Sept. 11, Ethan has been a patient at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, where he is awaiting a heart…

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OU succumbs to ESPN pressure with Mayfield punishment

By Michael Kinney On Monday, it seemed like a sonic grenade was lobbed into the middle of the Oklahoma football season. Instead of concentrating on the Sooners’ final regular season game, media and fans were reacting to the news surrounding their Heisman Trophy candidate quarterback. With tears in his eyes, Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley announced…

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Quick, quiet new Mustang power plant takes off

By Chris Eversole With U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas at his side, OG&E’s CEO Sean Trauschke clicked a mouse and turned on the Rolls Royce of power generation Friday. Within 10 minutes, the Rolls Royce engine that powers one of seven new generators at Oklahoma Gas and Electric’s Mustang Energy Center was quietly humming. “Being able…

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Dombek reflects on ‘tough’ season for Broncos

By Michael Kinney It was hard for coach Jeremy Dombek to watch. The first round of the postseason began last week and all the Mustang High football coach could do was stew. With Mustang being knocked out of playoff contention on the final day of the regular season, the opening weekend of the postseason was…

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Rosino defeats Vincent in Senate District 45 race

By Chris Eversole Republican Paul Rosino defeated Democrat Steven Vincent in the Oklahoma Senate District 45 special election Tuesday – keeping the legislative seat in Republican hands. Rosino won 57 percent to 43 percent. He received 2,817 votes to Vincent’s 2,144. Turnout was light, with only 4,961 votes cast in the district. “I was never…

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Mustang students wow state superintendent Hofmeister

By Chris Eversole Mustang Public Schools pulled out all the stops for state schools Superintendent Joy Hofmeister when she visited Monday. Administrators took a back seat to students in presentations in the Mustang High School Library. A group from the Mustang Trails Elementary School Honor Choir started off, followed by high school students portraying various…

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Emma Downing takes second-place, Lady Broncos finish third at state meet

By Michael Kinney Emma Downing didn’t know what to think or what was going on. When she crossed the finish line Saturday at the state meet, the Mustang senior collapsed. She fell to the ground and laid there staring up. Downing had just taken second-place in the 6A girls state cross country championships, a goal…

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Nightriders finish fifth in state, marking six Years in top six

By Faith DeSplinter The Mustang Nightrider Marching Band did well in the State Marching Band Contest, held in Broken Arrow this weekend. In the finals, the band placed fifth in both the music and visual categories. In prelims, it was fourth in music and sixth in visual. Students competed against schools such as Yukon, Bartlesville,…

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Simonsen lays foundation for future at state cross country meet

By Michael Kinney It didn’t take long for Gabe Simonsen to start looking toward the future. As soon as he finished competing in his first state cross country meet, the Mustang freshman already began looking ahead to the possibilities. Simonsen had placed sixth in the 6A Boys State Cross Country Championships Saturday, which put him…

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Area News

Judge to hear city’s challenge of fracking

By Chris Eversole While nearby property owners nervously await planned drilling of two oil and natural gas wells in far northwest Mustang, a judge has schedule a hearing for Monday on the city’s lawsuit over the project. Canadian County District Judge Paul Hesse will hear the City of Mustangs motion for a temporary injunction requiring…

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Area Sports

Mustang girls dominate Lady Antlers to open season

By Michael Kinney The Mustang girls basketball team got exactly what they wanted to open the season. Not only did they pick up the victory over Deer Creek, but they did it in convincing fashion. Led by Curtiera Haywood, the Lady Broncos rolled to a 48-29 victory over the Lady Antlers Tuesday at MHS. “I…

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