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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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School board approves bids, moves forward

The Mustang Board of Education hosted a special meeting last Thursday to consider three different bids for elementary No. 8 and intermediate No. 3. Both schools are set to open in July of 2018. Shannon Rigsby, communication officer for Mustang Public Schools, reported last Thursday in a bond update that after many interviews, MPS split…

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Mustang Historical Society celebrates 150th anniversary of Chisholm Trail

The Mustang Historical Society is honoring the 150th year of the Chisholm Trail with a new display room at the Mustang Historical Museum, 470 W. State Highway 152. The display room is dedicated solely to the Chisholm Trail and how it fits into the history of Mustang. It contains informative displays showing where the trail…

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Star Wars-themed event set for today

Children have the opportunity to become a certified Jedi tonight at the Community Center. Mustang Parks and Recreation will host “May the 4th Be With You” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. to celebrate “Star Wars” Day. Cost is $5 per child. “Professed Star Wars Junkie—always wanted to do a Star Wars event and with some…

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MHS teacher suspended on rape allegations

A Mustang High School teacher has been suspended due to rape allegations that were made Friday. The teacher, who has not been identified, is suspended pending the outcome of an investigation. Shannon Rigsby, communications officer for Mustang Public School sent an email Monday stating a teacher had been suspended pending the outcome of investigation into…

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Loveless resigns amid investigation

In the midst of an investigation, Republican state Sen. Kyle Loveless resigned April 27, admitting he made mistakes. “I tender this resignation with much regret. Mistakes I have made are the responsibility of no one other than myself,” he wrote in his resignation letter. A criminal investigation into Loveless’ campaign finances started in February. The criminal…

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Family Outdoor Day looks to be rained out

The Mustang Public Schools Foundation and the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation planned to host Family Outdoor Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Wild Horse Park, but it looks like it’ll be rained out, Director Rhonda Hurst said. There is a 90 percent chance for rain Saturday and thunderstorms are expected for the…

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Area News

MHS Senior Conference offers broad range of tips for life

By Chris Eversole Mustang High School administrators wanted seniors to what it is like to experience a professional conference, and they exceeded beyond their expectations. “Why not let them act like young adults,” said Principal Teresa Wilkerson. “As professionals, we benefit from conferences, and we wanted to help the seniors get prepared for life.” Mustang…

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Area Sports

Mustang crushes Broken Arrow to advance to semis

By Michael Kinney OKLAHOMA CITY– If the Mustang softball team wanted to send a message, they couldn’t have picked a better way to do so. Playing broken Arrow in the first round of the 6A state tournament, the Broncos ripped apart the Tigers 9-1 at Hall of Fame Stadium. “It shows that we’re ready to…

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