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Mustang PD gets new officer

Mustang Police Officer Aaron Meadows said he felt a connection with dogs from a young age. When an opportunity to get a new K-9 partner came up, he wanted the job. “It’s something I always wanted to do,” Meadows said. “Growing up, I always had dogs.”  Thanks to an unexpected donation from the Tuttle Police…

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Mustang wrestling: Bronco wrestlers close season strong at 6A state tournament

Mustang advanced five wrestlers to the 6A State Championship Wrestling Tournament this past weekend and four-out-of-five of those wrestlers placed. Bronco sophomore Cameron Picklo took third-place in the 113-pound weight bracket. Junior Joe Lupton finished in third-place in the 120-pound weight class. Senior Gage McBride placed third in the 170-pound weight class and senior Trey…

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Mustang Chocolate Fest returns for 11th year

It’s that time of year again. Friday evening the banquet hall at the Mustang Town Center will be transformed into a chocolate wonderland and everyone is invited. The 11th annual Friends of the Mustang Library Chocolate Festival will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Town Center, 1201 N. Mustang Road. “It…

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Mustang basketball: Broncos advance to area round with first-round win over Moore

The Mustang boys basketball team defeated Moore in 72-47 rout at Putnam City North this past Friday night, as they advanced to the regional championship game. In the regional title game on Saturday evening, the Broncos took on regional host Putnam City North and fell to the Panthers 57-37. Since the MHS boys won their…

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Mustang wrestling: Broncos look to make statement at state tournament

The Mustang wrestling team qualified five wrestlers for the 6A State Championship Wrestling Tournament after their performance at the regional tournament this past weekend. The 6A state tournament will begin Friday and conclude Saturday evening with the entire tournament taking place at the State Fairgrounds Arena in Oklahoma City. Trey Edwards at 132-pounds, Gage McBride…

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New School Board member appointed for Seat 2

Vacant school board seat filled by Oldham A new school board member has been appointed to fill a vacant seat on the Mustang Public School’s Board of Education. Stacy Oldham, 42, of Mustang was appointed for a five-year-term during a special meeting of the MPS School Board on Tuesday. The school board selected Oldham for…

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Mustang wrestling: Broncos send five wrestlers to state tournament

The Mustang wrestling team competed in the 6A West Regional Wrestling Tournament at Yukon High School this past weekend and five Bronco grapplers qualified for the 6A State Championship Wrestling Tournament. The state wrestling tournament will take place Friday and Saturday at the State Fairgrounds Arena in Oklahoma City. Trey Edwards at 132-pounds, Gage McBride…

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We talk… you listen

Mustang, Yukon and El Reno students share their views, opinions, solutions with community leaders Canadian County youth are being encouraged to shine bright, as evidenced by the 2017 Speak Out Conference held Friday at the Mustang Town Center. The conference brings local youth together to share their thoughts on various topics with community leaders from…

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Xerox, Tate case set for trial

A Canadian County judge set the trial date in Xerox’s civil case against Tate Publishing. This morning, Judge Bob W. Hughey set a pre-trial conference for 9 a.m. June 19 followed by the non-jury trial at 9 a.m. July 10, according to court officials. The Xerox Corporation is accusing Tate Publishing and its CEO Ryan…

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County represented at Trump’s oath of office

Two Canadian County legislators are witnessing history today as Donald Trump takes the oath of office in Washington D.C. Sen. Kyle Loveless, R-Oklahoma City, and Dist. 43 Rep. John Paul Jordan, R-Yukon, both made the trip to our nation’s Capital. The District 45 senator said the night before Inauguration Day, “It is an exciting time,…

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Xerox, Tate case to be heard Friday

Second Tate attorney resigns from case, Xerox asking for non-jury trial Xerox’s civil case against Tate Publishing will be heard in district court this Friday in Canadian County. Judge Bob W. Hughey will hear two requests related to the case filed May 27 by Xerox who is accusing the company and its CEO Ryan Tate…

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Worse-case scenario

Superintendent provides 93-cent/month scenario as least likely bond issue tax increase Mustang councilmembers heard about the school district’s $180.8 million bond proposal during their council meeting Tuesday. Superintendent Sean McDaniel explained the bond proposal was created after more than two years of long-range planning and will carry the growing district forward for the next several…

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‘The Nicest Nazi’ visits Mustang

The Mustang Library welcomed the author of “The Nicest Nazi: Childhood Memories of World War II” earlier this week for an insider look of growing up in Germany under the Nazi regime’s control and after. Christiane Brandt Faris is Professor Emerita teaching German at the Oklahoma City University. She has also authored “Voices from a…

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It was more than ‘just a building’

New campus testament of support from CV Tech’s entire village On the evening of May 20, 2013, Dr. Greg Winters drove past his school, not even recognizing where he was. He had watched the weather coverage that evening and thought he would do a drive-by the school after he saw the twister had been in…

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MPS mom killed in New Year’s Eve crash on turnpike

Community members are coming together after Amanda “Mandy” Starkey-Carson, 37, of Yukon was killed in a car crash around 11 p.m. Saturday night on southbound Kilpatrick Turnpike at Wilshire Boulevard. Starkey-Carson had three passengers in her vehicle, including her four-year-old Brinley and nine-year-old Bella. The other was a 19-year-old former foreign exchange student, Nhu, who…

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Family, dogs safe in house fire

Fire burns close to Mustang Elementary, planning commission member’s house Josh Moore was in the shower when smoke started coming in underneath the bathroom door. He grabbed the first thing he could find – a dirty pair of jeans. Then running through the smoky house, he tried to find his phone, wallet and the family’s…

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Wish Granted

MHS student receives man cave from Make-A-Wish Oklahoma A Mustang High School student recently received his wish from Make-A-Wish® Oklahoma. Gavin Peterman got to ring the bell at The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center to celebrate his new cancer-free life in July. “Ring the bell three times and it was exciting everybody came,” Gavin…

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Council denies Rancho easement request

Applicants say zoning doesn’t fit with city’s comprehensive plan Councilmembers turned down a residential request that would have vacated the final 15 feet of the dead-in W. Rancho Drive and perhaps set the city up to receive similar requests. At their Dec. 20 meeting, the council voted unanimously against the request made by Jeff Lindsay…

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Special delivery to MFD just in time for Christmas

Trucking company owner gives back with help of family Rodney Timms and a few of his family members delivered a truck full of toys and T-shirts to the Mustang Fire Department the Thursday before Christmas. Timms is the president of Western Flyer Express in Oklahoma City and founder of Calling All Hearts, an organization dedicated…

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MPS pays out $1.286M to employees

Christmas came a little early this year for Mustang teachers and staff. At their recent meeting, the school board of education approved approximately $1.286 million for full-step increases and one-time stipends for eligible employees. School spokesperson Shannon Rigsby said the funds will come from the operational fund, “thanks to the success of the strategic financial…

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Area News

Businesses donate to Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry

By Chris Eversole Area stores are donating large amounts of food to Mustang-based Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, helping feed a growing number of people in need. Volunteers from Loaves & Fishes regularly pick up unsold food from Walmart and Cash Saver in Mustang and from Starbucks in Yukon. Starbucks in Mustang will join in…

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Area Sports

Lady Broncos head into postseason with momentum

Mustang ended its regular season Monday with a convincing 8-0 shutout of Harrah. It was the teams sixth win in a row and third straight shutout. “I was very pleased. I’m very excited about how the girls have come together this last two weeks,” coach Jamie Roberts said. “We’re definitely playing the best we’ve played…

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