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Oklahoma Teacher of the Year announced

Chad Harper represented Mustang Public Schools well Tuesday as one of the 12 finalists of the 2018 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year. Although Harper didn’t win, MPS won because he will remain in the classroom with his STEM students instead of traveling around Oklahoma for the 2018-19 academic year. Donna Gradel, an environmental science teacher…

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Mustang named one of the best places to live

Mustang, Oklahoma is one of the best places to live in the U.S., according to Money Magazine. The City of Mustang was named one of the Best Places to Live 2017 by Time INC.’s Money, in partnership with realtor.com. Money is a publication of Time Magazine that helps readers invest sensibly, plan wisely, and spend…

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Eighth annual Great TASTE of a Fair winners announced

Yesterday 12 concessionaires submitted their top Fair Foods to be judged in the Annual Great TASTE of a Fair, a professional food vendor competition. Each food vendor contracted to participate in the 2017 Oklahoma State Fair is eligible to enter one food item to be scored by a panel of judges – made up of…

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Mustang to stick with ACT as state exam, focus on enrollment increase

Enrollment numbers and state assessment testing highlighted the Mustang Public Schools School Board Meeting on Monday at Canyon Ridge Intermediate School. Despite several other large school districts in Oklahoma (including Yukon Public Schools) switching from the ACT to the SAT when it comes to curriculum, Mustang has decided to stay with the ACT as its…

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City Council to host one meeting per month in 2018

City Council approved only having one Council meeting per month during the Sept. 5 meeting. The Council approved Ordinance No. 1151, an ordinance “amending Chapter 2, Article II, by amending Section 2-31 to provide that regular meetings of the Mustang City Council shall occur one time per month,” the Council agenda item reads. The ordinance…

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Next Council meeting rescheduled

There will be no City Council meeting on Sept. 19. The Sept. 19 City Council meeting has been rescheduled to Sept. 26. The meeting was rescheduled due to multiple Council members not being able to attend, therefore the Council would not be able to meet quorum. City Council did host a Work Session at 6:30…

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Western Days 2017 deemed a success

The 41st anniversary of Western Days was a success. Renee Peerman, executive director of the Mustang Chamber of Commerce, said the event was “overall a big success.” Thousands and thousands of people attended the event, there were more vendor booths this year than ever before, and the Chuck Wagon Cook-off doubled in ticket sales, Peerman…

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Bronco Nutrition to host grand opening

Mustang residents have a new opportunity to get healthy. Bronco Nutrition, an Herbalife nutrition club located at 429 E. State Highway 152, has been having a soft opening since Sept. 2, but will host their grand opening next Saturday. Jo Lynn and David Johnson, longtime Mustang residents, decided to open Bronco Nutrition because they were…

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Sports opinion: Why apologize Baker? You earned the flag plant!

Rewind one year to September 2016. Ohio State visits Norman to take on Oklahoma in one of the most anticipated college football games of the year. Instead of being an instant classic like everyone had hoped for, the Buckeyes dismantled the Sooners in front of the largest crowd to watch a sporting event in the…

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New Canadian County fairgrounds could cost $47M

EL RENO — Expanding the Canadian County Fairgrounds to meet the needs of the future could cost as much as $47 million, but is necessary, officials were told Monday. Charlie Kolarik, a spokesperson for Populous, a Norman-based architectural firm, said for the Canadian County Fairgrounds to compete for events that are now going to places…

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Canadian County officials OK $21M budget for 2018

Canadian County workers can expect a pay increase in November after county officials approved a $21 million budget Monday. The budget is about $2 million larger than last year’s. The raise, according to officials, will be an average of 3 percent. Each department will receive a block of funds and will determine how much of…

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Mustang prepares for the 41st annual Western Days

Labor Day is over, and now it’s time to dust off your boots and grab your hats for Mustang’s annual Western Days. Mustang will be taken over by Western-themed decorations and events while being swarmed with people this Friday and Saturday for the 41st annual Western Days. “Crowd size has been estimated as high as…

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Council adopts new comprehensive plan

City Council adopted its first comprehensive plan since 2003 during Tuesday’s meeting. The “Imagine Mustang” comprehensive plan was adopted Tuesday with a unanimous vote. The vote followed a public hearing section of the meeting, in which no citizens attended. The comprehensive plan is more than a year’s worth of work, and “is really a document…

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Mustang looks to clean up mistakes in week two vs. Norman

By Michael Kinney, Contributing Writer Mustang couldn’t have started off its season much better, as the Broncos beat down rival Yukon. However, Coach Jeremy Dombek wasn’t totally impressed with what he saw. “The first-team defense played about as good as we can ask for a kid to play. Very, very pleased with our game plan…

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Fire chief retires

The City of Mustang will be saying goodbye to Fire Chief Carl Hickman this November. City Manager Tim Rooney reported in the Sept. 1 City Manager’s Report that Hickman has  announced his retirement. “It is with great regret that I inform you that Chief Hickamn has formally announced his retirement,” Rooney wrote in the report.…

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Mustang man accused of possessing child pornography

A Mustang man is facing charges of possession of child pornography after his arrest last week, officials with the Canadian County sheriff’s office said. Bryant Hurst, 46, is being held on $100,000 bail following his arrest Aug. 30, said Sheriff Chris West. According to a news release, authorities were tipped to Hurst by the National…

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Mustang makes it four-straight over Yukon with 31-14 beat down

By Michael Kinney For the Mustang seniors it meant everything. After three-straight years of owning Yukon, there was no way they weren’t going to show up in full force when the two teams squared off Friday in the season opener. Led by a staunch defense and the big plays of Damien Close and Carlos Thomas,…

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Mustang looks to make it four-straight over Yukon

By Michael Kinney, Contributing Writer For Carlos Thomas, it’s not a game or even a rivalry. The Mustang tailback calls the annual confrontation between MHS and Yukon a ritual. Thomas doesn’t use the word because of all the hype and pomp and circumstance that goes into the matchup. It’s because for his entire prep career…

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Five reasons why Mustang, Yukon will win Bedlam 2017

Mustang- 1. Powerful offense -Mustang’s offense is going to be one of the best in the state this season. They have all the ingredients to be a great offense, including a returning starting quarterback, running back, wide receivers and a monstrous offensive line. They could be too much for Yukon to handle Friday night. 2.…

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Mustang harriers get off to fast start

By Michael Kinney, Contributing Writer Emma K. Downing admits it’s not easy. The Mustang High cross country runner is competing each day not at her best due to a chronic injury called Osgood-Schlatters that causes pain in her bones while she is running. Yet, despite the constant pressure of the pain, Downing has started her…

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Area News

Oklahoma Teacher of the Year announced

Chad Harper represented Mustang Public Schools well Tuesday as one of the 12 finalists of the 2018 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year. Although Harper didn’t win, MPS won because he will remain in the classroom with his STEM students instead of traveling around Oklahoma for the 2018-19 academic year. Donna Gradel, an environmental science teacher…

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Area Sports

Mustang looks to clean up mistakes in week two vs. Norman

By Michael Kinney, Contributing Writer Mustang couldn’t have started off its season much better, as the Broncos beat down rival Yukon. However, Coach Jeremy Dombek wasn’t totally impressed with what he saw. “The first-team defense played about as good as we can ask for a kid to play. Very, very pleased with our game plan…

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