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McKenzie Downey makes it two straight years with Thunder Girls

By Michael Kinney, Contributing Writer   For two years McKenzie Downey was on the outside looking in. She tried out to make the Oklahoma City Thunder Girls Dance team and came up just short in 2014 and 2015. Some people may have given up after one unsuccessful attempt and even more after the second but…

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Missing piece to the puzzle

Christin Smith and Zach Watanabe, both of Mustang, recently got engaged after finding out each were the missing pieces to their puzzles. Smith was a freshman at Mustang Mid-High, before it became a part of the high school, and Watanabe was a junior at Mustang High School when the two met. The two met on…

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Mayor proclaims July as ‘Parks, Recreation Month’

Parks around the country are being celebrated this month after the U.S. House of Representatives designated July as Parks and Recreation Month. Major Jay Adams, with City Council’s approval, proclaimed July as Parks and Recreation month for the City of Mustang during Monday’s meeting. City Council meetings are usually hosted the first and third Tuesday…

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City makes progress on upcoming projects

The City of Mustang is moving forward on plans for multiple projects, the City Manager’s Report confirmed. There are multiple ongoing capital projects including the Wastewater Treatment Plant, South Mustang Road, the Mustang Town Center expansion, Southwest 89th Street (Highway 4 to Mustang Road), Brittany’s Play Adventure playground and the Mustang Animal Shelter. Wastewater Treatment…

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Discrimination complaint filed against Canadian County

The former assistant director of the Canadian County Emergency Management department has filed a discrimination and retaliation complaint against the county. Breanna Shunn said she was fired June 16 from her position with the department after she questioned the qualifications of current manager Troy Mead. Mead was hired in May after retiring from the Veterans Affairs…

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It’s his honor: Hesse takes the bench as county’s newest judge

EL RENO – Paul Hesse said Wednesday that he hopes to continue a strong tradition of justice in Canadian County. Surrounded by family and friends, Hesse, of Mustang, was sworn in Wednesday as Canadian County’s district judge. The oath was administered by Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Joseph M. Watt. Hesse replaces Gary Miller, who retired…

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Giving hearts: MSA, MYB donate $13K to Warriors For Freedom

Mustang Softball Association (MSA) and Mustang Youth Baseball (MYB) are giving back to an organization that helps veterans. MSA and MYB presented a check of $13,000 to the Warriors For Freedom Foundation (WFF) during the June 20 City Council meeting. “This is my fifth year that I get to do this presentation and it’s just…

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Ready to dominate: Nicholas Jarman looking to break out for Broncos

By Michael Kinney Contributing Writer It was hard not to notice Nicholas Jarman. As the music blared from the overhead speakers, the Mustang defensive back burst into dance moves between plays Saturday at Bishop McGuinness. For most of the day at the Shamrock 7 on 7 Shoot-Out, that was the only action Jarman saw. So…

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World-famous reverend visits Mustang church

By Chris Eversole Contributing Writer Rev. Samuel Thomas made a stop in Mustang last weekend as part of his seven-state trip from India to garner support for Hopegivers International, a Christian organization that raises orphaned, abandoned and at-risk children and trains them to be missionaries. Thomas was the guest of Mustang residents Rex and Sara…

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Mustang football: Broncos use 7-on-7 passing league to improve

By Michael Kinney Contributing Writer Jeremy Dombek’s mindset was a little different than most of the other. Entering the annual Shamrock Shoot-Out 7 on 7 passing tournament, his Mustang squad wasn’t trying to win the class 6A state football. For Dombek and his Broncos, the tourney was just a chance to get better and compete.…

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Celebrating Mustang-Style

One of Mustang’s biggest celebrations is set for Saturday. Saturday’s celebration includes both the Firefighters Freedom Celebration, better known as the annual “Bean Supper,” and First Baptist Church’s Celebrate Liberty. Nearly 48 years ago, the Mustang Fire Department began hosting the Bean Supper. The name was changed in 2011, but to many, it will always…

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Remember veterans this fourth of July

Mustang is known for its love of fireworks, and for being one of the few cities where residents are allowed to pop their own, but the love of the loud boom may not be shared by everyone. Mustang councilman Brian Grider is asking for residents to remember the brave men and women who have served…

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MPD introduces new foundation, fundraiser

The Mustang Police Department is adding new ways to make and save money. For the first time, MPD has its own foundation. The Mustang Police Officers Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization designed to provide the officers with an organization that does things for them that the annual budget just can’t do, Chief Robert Groseclose said.…

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Local businesses asked to donate to annual ‘Bean Supper’

The Mustang Fire Department is asking for donations from local businesses for the raffle being hosted at this year’s Firefighters Freedom Celebration. Members of the fire department will be raffling off the donated prizes during the June 22 event. Raffle tickets will be sold for $1. The firefighters are asking for gift cards or other…

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Mustang, OKC firefighters put out house fire

Mustang and Oklahoma City firefighters came together Friday evening to fight a house fire at a Mustang duplex. The Mustang Fire Department got a call at 8:36 p.m. Friday, June 9, about a house fire at 131 N. Bison Court Way. The fire started in the living room of the duplex by an accidental cause,…

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Mustang Road project delayed

The City of Mustang planned to begin widening south Mustang Road this summer, but due to ongoing conversations with landowners the widening may be pushed back, the deputy superintendent said Monday. During his report at Monday’s Board of Education meeting, Deputy Superintendent Charles Bradley said the widening of Mustang Road should still begin this summer,…

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Mustang author to publish third novel

A Mustang author is looking forward to his third novel being published in October. Henry Cline, 22, graduated from Mustang High School in 2013. While other seniors may have just been focused on graduating, Cline was focused on creating a new version of his novel The Platinum Briefcase, which he originally wrote at just 13…

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New pet grooming business opens in Mustang

Dogs and cats in Mustang have a new groomer to try out. Fluffy Mustaches Pet Grooming opened Tuesday at 135 Cedar Branch Way Suite 107. Owner Lisa Walter has been grooming pets for 12 years and before that was doing dog bathing for two years. She began bathing at PetSmart when she was 15 years…

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New filing system OK’d for election board

The Canadian County Election Board may soon have a little more space. The county commissioners on Monday opened bids and awarded a contract for a new filing system for the election board. The contract is with Hanel Storage Systems for $43,488.20, and will be similar to a system used by the Canadian County Health Department.…

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Mustang man charged with computer crime

A Mustang man who was accused of having inappropriate conversations via social media with someone he thought was an 11-year-old boy has been charged with a computer-related crime. The Canadian County District Attorney’s Office has charged Kyle Henthorn with unlawful communications by use of technology. The charge was filed last week in district court. Henthorn,…

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Area News

Janitor accused of trying to set up set with teen

A former janitor at a Moore elementary school is accused of traveling last week to Mustang to have sex with a 14-year-old girl. Cameron L. Ford, 29, of Oklahoma City, is free after posting $25,000 bond following his arrest on a complaint of facilitating sex with a minor through use of technology. He was arrested…

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Area Sports

Running for gold: Harriers enter state meet with momentum

By Michael Kinney Coming into this season, Emma Downing didn’t know what to expect out of her senior year. Dealing with a chronic knee injury called Osgood-Schlatters, she wasn’t sure exactly what she would be able to do each week during the cross country season. Osgood-Schlatters causes bone growing on her growth plate and causes…

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