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Wonder Woman turns out to be the (wo)man for the job

*Spoilers may be contained, but I promise not to give away the ending or any big plot twists. As a superhero movie fan, and as one of the rare people who enjoyed DC’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Suicide Squad,” I expected to like Wonder Woman, whether it became a Blockbuster hit or not. Though…

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Honoring Heroes

Veterans, families and friends came together Monday to honor fallen heroes at The American Legion Post 353’s Memorial Day Ceremony. A moment of silence, the On Flanders Field poem, a Sargent At Arms salute, the laying of the flowers at the memorial, the raising of the flag, a three-rife volley and the bugler playing Taps…

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City budget hearing set for Tuesday

Mustang residents have the chance to let their voices be heard at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Mustang Municipal Building, 1501 N. Mustang Rd. Citizens will be able to ask questions or voice their concerns about the proposed budget before Council members have their chance to vote…

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Gov. Fallin appoints Mustang resident as district judge

For more than 20 years, Paul Hesse has been standing before judges, pleading his cases. In the near future, Hesse, the first assistant district attorney for Canadian County, will be sitting behind the bench. Gov. Mary Fallin appointed the 20-year prosecutor to be the newest Canadian County district judge last week. The appointment was effective…

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Farmers Market, Brittany’s Play Adventure set to open Saturday

Families have the opportunity for food, fun and all-inclusive play this weekend at Wild Horse Park. The Mustang Parks Foundation is celebrating the season opening of the Wild Horse Farmers Market and the grand opening of Brittany’s Play Adventure from 8 am. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Wild Horse Park, 1201 N. Mustang Rd. The…

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Mustang fire captain accepted into national academy

Captain Craig Carruth will be heading to Emmitsburg, Maryland this November to take classes at the National Fire Academy. The National Fire Academy (NFA) is a school for people who are involved in fire prevention and control, emergency medical services, fire-related emergency management activities or aligned professions, according to their website, www.usfa.fema.gov. Carruth decided to…

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Mustang man jailed after online conversation

An 18-year-old Mustang man is being held on $100,000 bail after being arrested on accusations that he made sexual contact online with what he thought was an 11-year-old Mustang boy. Kyle Henthorn is being held in the Canadian County jail on accusations of lewd acts with a child and violation of the Oklahoma Computer Crimes…

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Learning to Grow

Mustang Valley Elementary students are being taught more than just what you’ll find on end-of-year tests. As part of their school day, the students help take care of the school garden. “We decided to create a school garden as a project to kind of get the kids outside some and start teaching them skills that…

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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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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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Area News

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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Area Sports

Mustang shuts out Moore 4-0, wins 6A softball state championship

By Michael Kinney OKLAHOMA CITY – Last season, Mustang thought the title was there. With a talented and experienced junior class, they were marching toward the 2016 state championship. But along the way the Broncos ran into a scrappy Moore squad who knocked them out of the postseason. Fast forward to Saturday evening and once…

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