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Yukon woman to ride in Rose Parade

Yukon High School graduate Kaylee Rayburn’s life is better today because of something that occurred when she was just 11 months old. That’s when she received a lifesaving liver transplant. On New Year’s Day, she will have an opportunity spread the word about organ donation. Rayburn, who is a freshman at Seminole State College, and…

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Baby cap club sews to keep babies warm

As the needle twirls through the yarn, another stitch is completed and another baby cap is one step closer to being finished Dee Reid and a group of about 15 women sit around a series of tables, knitting and crocheting once a month. The results help keep newborn babies warm and toasty. Known as the…

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Plenty of work ahead for Miller wrestling

Mustang’s basketball court inside the Event Center was covered by two wrestling mats and more than a thousand fans filled the seats for the annual Mustang vs. Yukon dual. “I have to be a little honest. I was a little nervous. I was like ‘man, there are a lot of people here,’” said Mustang’s coach…

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Covenant’s Webb

It’s a family affair at Southwest Covenant where brothers and sisters rise through the ranks with one another. Before his 2018 graduation, Sam Webb became a jack of all trades leading all three sports he played. Now, at Oklahoma Baptist University his brother, Ben, is leading the way. “He’s worked really hard to get where…

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Residents win delay in oil, gas well drilling

By Chris Eversole Residents who are fighting plans to drill two fracking wells at S.W. 29th Street and Czech Hall Road between Mustang and Yukon won a small victory this week at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. An administrative law judge on Tuesday denied an application to move forward with the wells on an emergency basis.…

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Police Logs

The Yukon Police Department reported the following arrests between Dec. 6 and Dec. 13. Darla Marie Andrade, 30, El Reno: Local warrant; David Lamar Buyckes, 35, Midwest City: Conspiracy, operating a motor vehicle with a missing license plate, driving with a suspended license, eluding a police officer, failure to carry insurance verification; Tyrese Christian Rashawn…

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Mustang shows dominance over Yukon in wrestling

  Mustang’s basketball court inside the Event Center was covered by two wrestling mats, and more than 1,000 fans filled the seats for the annual Mustang vs. Yukon dual. “I have to be a little honest. I was a little nervous. I was like ‘man there are a lot of people here,’” said coach Brian…

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Mustang High School receives threat on bathroom wall

Officials at Mustang High School confirmed a threat this morning on a bathroom wall. The threat is believed to have no credibility but residents and parents were alerted as a precaution. Around 11 a.m. an unspecified threat was written on a girl’s bathroom wall at MHS according to a press release on their website. Campus…

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Lady Broncos finish the three-peat at SOC

It’s a wrap. The Mustang Lady Broncos basketball team finished the three-peat of the Southern Oklahoma Classic on Monday with a 62-48 victory over Pauls Valley. “Just getting one is good, but for our older girls that have done this a couple of times, it’s always good and always a good tournament,” said coach Kevin…

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Kids and police bond at Shop with an Officer

By Chris Eversole The Mustang Police Department and high school volunteers took a dozen Mustang children on a Christmas shopping spree Saturday through its Shop with an Officer program. “It’s one of our favorite times of the year,” said Deputy Police Chief Mike Wallace. “It’s great to see the smiles on the kids’ faces,” he…

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Bradley welcomed as Mustang’s new superintendent

By Chris Eversole “He was the right choice. After all the interviews, he was clearly the right person to lead our district.” That was the comment of Mustang Board of Education President Jeff Landrith after the board appointed Charles Bradley as superintendent at its meeting Monday. Members of the public, teachers, students and principals attending…

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Mustang bus involved in wreck

A Mustang school bus was involved in a crash on highway 152 and Silver Rd this evening. A vehicle was turning onto highway 152 around 4 p.m. when it was struck by another vehicle. Bus route 2 was traveling west bound when it was hit in a secondary incident. No one in the school bus…

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Mustang Police Logs

The Mustang Police Department reported the following arrests between Dec. 2 and Dec. 7: Loni Ann Louise Cox, 29, Mustang: larceny from retailer, public intoxication. Brandon Elliott Angel, 46, Mustang: failure to comply, equipment – defective or improper brake lights. Bonnie Kathleen Smith, 47, Mustang: two charges of failure to appear in response to driving…

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Trey Cloud looks back at historic season

  Aspirations for a state title were not accomplished by Southwest Covenant this season but not all hope is lost. Coach Trey Cloud led his team to the winningest mark in school history at 13-1, with their single loss coming at the hands of Tipton in the state championship game. The Patriots exceeded expectations coming…

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Rugby Club to put on inaugural fundraiser

  Rugby was born in Canadian County in the fall 2014 when the Yukon Rugby Club was formed. Its first official season was the spring of 2015. Four years after its birth, the Yukon Rugby Club has grown to the largest school rugby club in the state. It has 60-70 members at the elementary-age level…

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Yukon man accused of kidnapping, shooting wife

  A Yukon man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly kidnapped his wife and shot her. Howard Alexander Santacruz, 32, is charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon, kidnapping, domestic abuse, possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest following an incident that occurred Nov. 22. The report on the arrest was…

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CCSO reserve deputy enjoys helping others

  Sara Bondurant is a woman who wears many hats. She is an attorney, a municipal judge and a reserve deputy for Canadian County. Bondurant recently was recognized for her service by the Journal Record, who named her their 50 Making a Difference Woman of the Year. Bondurant, 41, is married to Canadian County investigator…

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Blankenship named the Broncos’ head football coach

On a night that Mustang Public Schools approved a new superintendent, the Broncos football team is also under new supervision. Lee Blankenship, 33, has been approved as the Broncos’ seventh head football coach in school history. “I’m not anything special, to be honest. There are a lot of great football coaches around this state. What…

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Search is over for Mustang

Mustang football has its seventh head coach in school history by naming Lee Blankenship, 33, the head man pending board approval Monday. Blankenship comes to Mustang after a one year stay at Bartlesville High School. The Bruins ended the season with a 4-6 record, as did the Broncos, after a 1-9 season the year before…

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Football injuries plague Patriots basketball

  A Friday night football state championship game didn’t give the Patriots much time for turnaround in preparation for the Christian Heritage basketball tournament. In the football game against Tipton, basketball players Ben Webb and Will Haas suffered injuries that caused them to sit out the first two games of the season. Their absence was…

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Yukon woman to ride in Rose Parade

Yukon High School graduate Kaylee Rayburn’s life is better today because of something that occurred when she was just 11 months old. That’s when she received a lifesaving liver transplant. On New Year’s Day, she will have an opportunity spread the word about organ donation. Rayburn, who is a freshman at Seminole State College, and…

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Rugby Club to put on inaugural fundraiser

  Rugby was born in Canadian County in the fall 2014 when the Yukon Rugby Club was formed. Its first official season was the spring of 2015. Four years after its birth, the Yukon Rugby Club has grown to the largest school rugby club in the state. It has 60-70 members at the elementary-age level…

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