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FEMA provides $610k in grants to disaster victims

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Federal assistance is helping Canadian County recover from the double disasters that hit the county in the spring – in the form of flooding and a tornado that killed two people on May 25. The county has been notified of the amount of assistance from individual grants through the Federal Emergency…

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County policing oil and gas drilling sites

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Canadian County is a hotbed for new oil and gas wells, but with the surge of drilling and fracking has come challenges. Oil and gas companies were abandoning some of their pipes, cutting ditches along county roads. Sometime, oil companies would leave behind old tires that that they use to cushion…

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Mustang Central has smooth opening

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info The new Mustang Central Middle School was quiet at 7:30 a.m. Friday, with several parents and their kids already waiting in the parking lot ahead of official opening of the doors for the first time at 8:10 a.m. Around 7:45 a.m., several parents who teach at Central – accompanied by their…

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Mustang football looks for ‘PHAST’ start

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Mustang High School’s football team intends to play “PHAST” this season: physical and fast on offense. It’s a theme new head coach Lee Blankenship has employed the past eight seasons. The Broncos want to pressure opposing defenses, moving up and down the field with their up-tempo, multiple offense. Mustang returns 12…

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Mustang seeks bus drivers, touts benefits

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Mustang Public Schools is doing better than usual in hiring bus drivers, but the district still needs five more drivers to have a full roster for the school year. “It’s not too bad, but it’s not great,” said Transportation Director Angela McClure. She credits raises totaling $2 over the past year…

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Relief in sight for high school congestion

Due to construction, southbound traffic on South Mustang Road near Mustang High School will be detoured when school begins Friday. Photo / Chris EversoleBy CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info When Mustang Public Schools open Friday, southbound traffic will be detoured on South Mustang Road in an area that includes three schools – Mustang High, Mustang Elementary and…

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New school, staff increase to welcome students

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info When Mustang schools open next Friday, the school district will experience a variety of changes. The biggest change will be the opening of Central Middle School, a 100,000-square-foot, two story building on S.W. 44th Street that can accommodate 700 students. A new science academy, a free-standing building on the high school…

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Report creates action plan to family justice center

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info A broad group from Canadian County is moving from dreaming to concrete action in creating a one-stop center where victims of domestic violence could receive help from multiple providers. The center would provide a shelter for victims, including children, as well as providing other services, noted County Commissioner David Anderson. “I…

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Treatment continues for suspect in double slaying

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com A Norman man who admitted to authorities that he shot and killed two men near Lake Overholser is back at the state forensic center in Vinita after doctors determined that he was not competent to help prepare his defense. Ronnie Lewis Miller III, 32, is charged with two counts of first-degree…

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Officials name company to lead fairgrounds complex project

An Oklahoma City-based construction management company whose owner lives near El Reno has been selected to oversee the construction of the new Canadian County fairgrounds complex. The Canadian County commissioners serving as both commissioners and the board of the Public Facilities Authority, voted unanimously to select Lingo Construction to handle the $12 million project. Lingo,…

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City sales tax receipts rebound in July

After more than seven months of seeing its sales tax receipts take a downward trend, the city of Yukon received some good news to end the 2019 fiscal year and to start 2020. According to the Oklahoma Tax Commission’s sales tax report, Yukon received $2,011,861 in sales tax receipts for July. That is up from…

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List of victims for Tate Publishing finalized

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com The Oklahoma attorney general’s office is preparing a final restitution plan that could help bring to a close the case against the owners of a former Mustang-based vanity book publishing company. Alex Gerszewski, a spokesman for Attorney General Mike Hunter, said the restitution plan against Ryan and Richard Tate of Tate…

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Yukon girl’s birthday wish to help others

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com “I am very proud of her,” Cassy Bray said of her daughter, Ruby Stephens. The Yukon girl recently turned 10, and to celebrate, asked those attending her birthday party at the Sunset Park splash pad to forego presents. Instead, she asked that everyone bring stuffed animals that could be donated to…

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Services set for Mustang developer killed in wreck

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Funeral services for Mustang developer Robert Crout III have been set for Aug. 3. Crout was killed July 17 when his 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe was hit from behind while it was stopped in a construction zone in the Texas Panhandle. Crout’s wife, Kathy, was injured in the crash and was hospitalized…

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Restaurant, library become movie sets

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Mustang became a Hollywood set Sunday as Del Rancho and the public library became backdrops for filming two movie scenes. The crew from the feature film “Southland” arrived at Del Rancho at 6 a.m. and stayed until about noon, filming 15 to 20 takes, much to the delight of owners Cindy…

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Two Mustang graduates win national woodworking awards

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Two students who graduated from Mustang High School in May won awards in national competition. Kailen Weidner won first place for his dresser, and Zack Holt won second place for his desk last week at the North American Woodworking Contest in Las Vegas. Only 20 high school projects from the United…

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Multi-sport athlete excited for Hall of Fame nomination

By BRODY FELDMANN newseditor@mustangnews.info For the second time, Toby Daugherty is going into a hall of fame. “It’s great. I thought about it for a while, and you know — here is the thing. There are a lot of those kind of deals out there, but I’ll tell you what. These are special because these…

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Mustang’s Wiley earns second national title

By BRODY FELDMANN newseditor@mustangnews.info Last week was a breakout week for Mustang’s John Wiley in Fargo, North Dakota. Last year heading into his freshman season Wiley was a national runner-up in Fargo, but this season when walking into the Fargo Dome the soon-to-be sophomore wasn’t being mentioned as a contender. But after a great week…

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Former Yukon teacher charged with sexual battery

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com24      A former Yukon teacher of the year has officially been charged with two counts of sexual battery. Robert Brian Davis was formally charged Monday in Canadian County District Court with two felony counts. Officials with the Oklahoma City Police Department said they expect additional victims to be forthcoming. Davis, who worked…

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Area News

City sales tax receipts rebound in July

After more than seven months of seeing its sales tax receipts take a downward trend, the city of Yukon received some good news to end the 2019 fiscal year and to start 2020. According to the Oklahoma Tax Commission’s sales tax report, Yukon received $2,011,861 in sales tax receipts for July. That is up from…

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Area Sports

Mustang to visit high-scoring Jags

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Mustang High School hits the road for the first time this seasn when it faces the dangerous Westmoore Jaguars at 7 p.m. Friday at Moore Stadium. Westmoore and junior quarterback Dayton Wolfe rolled up 477 yards of offense last week while crushing Southmoore, 46-7. The previous week, the Jags’ fast-paced attack…

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