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Broncos use spring practice to mesh young with old

By Michael Kinney, Contributing Writer Jeremy Dombek stood in the middle of the field watching. Mustang was going through its first days of pads during spring practice and he was eying his players intently Monday. With a group of young Broncos joining a veteran cast, Dombek wanted to make sure they were ready to go.…

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Update – City Council meeting

The Yukon City Council has cancelled its special meeting that had been scheduled for tonight. The meeting was to discuss the 2018 fiscal year budget. The meeting, which had been set for both Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, is being postponed due to Yukon High School’s graduation ceremony. The meeting on Wednesday will be held as…

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Mustang Times editor arrested for alleged child sex crime

Jonathan Edward Watje, a Mustang Times editor, was arrested by the Canadian County Sherriff’s Department after allegedly having an online sexual relationship with an undercover sheriff’s deputy posing as a 14-year-old girl. Watje, 34, was arrested at the Mustang Times office Friday afternoon. He was later booked into the Canadian County Jail on two counts…

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Broncos claim first baseball title since 1982

OKLAHOMA CITY –“I knew we had the guys. We were already a good club, we just needed to all believe and get on the same page, and when we did, we became a really good ballclub,” Mustang baseball coach Keanon Simon said. As it turns out, the Mustang Broncos were the last team standing when…

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Rachel Hamel is the state’s best hurdler

By Michael Kinney, Contributing Writer   YUKON – As a freshman, Rachel Hamel had a season that most high school athletes would give away their iPhones for. The Mustang track and field stand out placed third in the 300 meter low hurdles and second in the 100 meter hurdles. It was the type of ending…

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MPS finances stable despite state crisis

Mustang Public School financials are stable, but Superintendent Dr. Sean McDaniel said he wouldn’t describe them as good due to the state crisis. “I would start at the state level because everything we do locally is relative to what’s happening in the state. The state is in a crisis right now. I’ve been a superintendent…

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Widening of Mustang Road scheduled for this summer

The City of Mustang will begin widening south Mustang Road in either July or August. Mustang Road will be widened to a three-lane curb and gutter street starting at the railroad tracks to State Highway 152. It will also include a five-foot sidewalk on the west side of the street, as well as curb and…

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‘Fishing with Friends’ to kick off Sunday

Families have the opportunity to come together for food and fun Sunday to stand against bullying. Knock Out Bullying Inc., an anti-bullying association that began in October 2013, will begin hosting Fishing with Friends for the second year on Sunday. Fishing with Friends began last May when Stacy Hatcher, founder and president of KOB, and…

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Mustang grieves loss of longtime resident, commissioner

Longtime Mustang resident Don Young, 88, died last Tuesday at his home in Mustang. Young grew up in Mustang and graduated from Mustang High School in 1946. Young did many things, making him a staple to the Mustang community, as well as all of Canadian County. He was an area farmer and rancher his entire…

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5K set for Saturday to benefit Mustang 1st grader, other CF patients

Wild Horse Park will be filled with runners on Saturday morning. Jaxon, a first grader at Mustang Trails Elementary, has Cystic Fibrosis. The race is a fundraiser to help find a cure. The Run 4 Air 5K is scheduled for Saturday, with check-in beginning at 7 a.m. and the race beginning at 8 a.m. The…

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City Council discusses 2017-18 budget proposal

By Chris Eversole, Contributing Writer For the first time in seven years, the City of Mustang expects to have a balanced budget. At Monday’s special city council meeting, City Manager Tim Rooney presented his budget proposal for the 2017-2018 fiscal year, which begins July 1. “Great job,” Vice Mayor Jess Schweinberg said. “I even enjoyed…

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City manager brings fresh ideas to Council

By Chris Eversole, Contributing Writer Speeding through neighborhoods is the No. 1 complaint the City of Mustang receives, and City Manager Tim Rooney has an idea to help – speed tables. Unlike speed bumps, speed tables have a beveled edge and run up to 25 feet before easing a vehicle down on the other side.…

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Tate Publishing Founder, CEO accused of embezzlement, extortion

Richard Tate, 70, and his son Ryan Tate, 38, who operated Tate Publishing and Tate Music Group, were arrested Thursday on eight felony charges and one misdemeanor charge. The charges include four felony counts of embezzlement, one felony count of attempted extortion by threat, two felony counts of extortion by threat, one felony count of…

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MPS looks to add new technology with bond

Mustang Public Schools may be potentially adding an abundance of new technology to every school in the district with the 2017 bond issue. “When you look at the scale of the bond issue that was just passed, it’s heavy on the facilities and the buildings, but one of those key components of the bond issue…

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MPS employees, retirees honored at end-of-year awards

Mustang Public Schools employees came together to celebrate teachers of the year, support employees of the year, many years of service, national certifications, rookie teacher of the year and retirees on Monday evening. “Welcome to our 2016-17 service awards celebration. We have lots of things we want to do in a short amount of time,”…

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‘True Hipsters’ run in OKC Memorial Marathon

Out of almost 800 relay groups to participate in the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon, the “True Hipsters” ranked 158. The True Hipsters relay group was put together by Dr. Brandon Johnson, an orthopedic surgeon for the OSSO Healthcare Network. Johnson, of Yukon, has helped numerous patients overcome their injuries. These patients in particular were told…

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Mustang PD promotes two officers

The Mustang Police Department came together last Thursday to celebrate two promotions within the department. Officers Reggie Smith and Aaron Meadows were both promoted to Corporal after meeting the required qualifications and completing the tests. “We’re here today to acknowledge both officer Smith and officer Meadows on their successful completion of the promotion process to…

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Overcoming all odds

At just 5 years old, Jack Reaves has had to fight harder than some people ever will. Jack has special needs, but no one knows what he has because he has an undiagnosed neuromuscular disease. The disease makes Jack’s muscles extremely weak and all his muscles are affected. Jack has trouble with people understanding his…

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Softball coach honored by league, family

A normal game day turned into a nightmare for the Sweet Thunder softball team. Coach and dugout mom Carla Kudrna, 37, suddenly had a seizure in the dugout around 8 p.m. at their game on April 22. She was then rushed to the hospital and was pronounced dead around noon April 23. It was later…

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Run to Remember: Mustang firefighters walk half marathon to honor first responders

Two Mustang firefighters participated in the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon as a way to honor those first responders at the scene of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995. Firefighters Dave Small and Tanner Setliff walked the OKC Memorial half marathon, which is 13.1 miles, in full gear on Sunday, among other…

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Area News

MPS Bond projects take shape

By Shannon Rigsby Dirt work has started on the sites for elementary number eight at 44th and Czech Hall and intermediate number three at 15th and Czech Hall. Crews have cut a road for equipment into the property for elementary eight and will soon do the same for intermediate three. Both projects are set to…

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Area Sports

Tondrell Durham tabbed to lead boys basketball program

By Kyle Salomon New Mustang athletic director Robert Foreman has found his man to lead the Bronco boys basketball program, and that man is Tondrell Durham. Durham comes to Mustang after spending the last 16 seasons as the head boys basketball coach at Bishop McGuinness High School. He won three-consecutive Class 5A state championships with…

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