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Mustang wrestling impresses in tournament   As the No. 3 team in class 6A; the Mustang Broncos wrestling team traveled to Enid over the weekend to compete in the Mid-America Nationals. Mustang finished as the third best team at the tournament a year ago but wasn’t anywhere close to Arlington Martin or Tuttle. This season,…

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Mustang girls defeat Yukon 55-37 on the road for sixth straight win after 0-1 start

  YUKON – Mustang Lady Broncos extended their winning streak to six games on Tuesday with a 55-37 victory over rival Yukon. Mutang dropped its first game of the season to Edmond North but hasn’t lost since and now sits at 6-1 on the season. Thanks to an Ellise Foreman three pointer at the buzzer…

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Mustang publishers plead no contest to embezzlement, other charges

  Mustang vanity publishers Richard and Ryan Tate avoided jail Wednesday after pleading no contest to 44 counts, including charges of embezzlement, attempted extortion, conspiracy and a pattern of criminal behavior. The father and son, who owned Tate Publishing, entered their pleas before Canadian County Special Judge Jack McCurdy. He sentenced the pair to 20…

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Family donates $200,000 of equipment to schools

By Shannon Rigsby Mustang Public Schools received a donation of specialized equipment this semester valued at more than $200,000. For Kristy and Darren Deadmond, it’s a gift in memory of their daughter and specialized possibilities for children they may never meet. Their daughter, Shelbi Deanna Haskin, a 2014 Mustang graduate, passed away unexpectedly in August…

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Police Logs

The Mustang Police Department reported the following arrests between Dec. 8 through Dec. 13. Kristopher Priest, 40, Mustang: Possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, driving while license privilege suspended; Jose Esteban Paredes, 41, Oklahoma City: Eluding police officer, obstructing officer, possession of controlled substance, driving with license canceled/suspended/revoked, failure to maintain security; Ronald Henderson, 30,…

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Splashing once again as Invitational looms

  It had been 29 days since the Yukon swim team hit the pool for action, due to a rescheduling of the Yukon Invitational. The team last swam on Nov. 15 in Ponca City. They were scheduled to host their annual Yukon Invitational Dec. 8, when a winter weather threat cancelled it. On Dec. 14,…

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Ex-recipients become volunteers for Santa’s Toy Shoppe

  For Linda Chastain and Kimberly Poke, Saturday was an opportunity to say thank you in the only way they knew how. They helped make sure other families will have a merry Christmas this year. There will be plenty of toys under the Christmas tree as children awake on Christmas Day. It was something both…

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Yukon Chamber’s Departure Party is a success

  For the second consecutive year, the Yukon Chamber of Commerce gave away thousands of dollars as part of its annual Santa Bucks program. And in one case, a local charity was the big winner. Officials with the Chamber said they gave away $5,500 through its Santa Bucks promotion. The money, which can be spent…

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Yukon woman to ride in Rose Parade

Yukon High School graduate Kaylee Rayburn’s life is better today because of something that occurred when she was just 11 months old. That’s when she received a lifesaving liver transplant. On New Year’s Day, she will have an opportunity spread the word about organ donation. Rayburn, who is a freshman at Seminole State College, and…

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Baby cap club sews to keep babies warm

As the needle twirls through the yarn, another stitch is completed and another baby cap is one step closer to being finished Dee Reid and a group of about 15 women sit around a series of tables, knitting and crocheting once a month. The results help keep newborn babies warm and toasty. Known as the…

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Plenty of work ahead for Miller wrestling

Mustang’s basketball court inside the Event Center was covered by two wrestling mats and more than a thousand fans filled the seats for the annual Mustang vs. Yukon dual. “I have to be a little honest. I was a little nervous. I was like ‘man, there are a lot of people here,’” said Mustang’s coach…

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Covenant’s Webb

It’s a family affair at Southwest Covenant where brothers and sisters rise through the ranks with one another. Before his 2018 graduation, Sam Webb became a jack of all trades leading all three sports he played. Now, at Oklahoma Baptist University his brother, Ben, is leading the way. “He’s worked really hard to get where…

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Residents win delay in oil, gas well drilling

By Chris Eversole Residents who are fighting plans to drill two fracking wells at S.W. 29th Street and Czech Hall Road between Mustang and Yukon won a small victory this week at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. An administrative law judge on Tuesday denied an application to move forward with the wells on an emergency basis.…

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Police Logs

The Yukon Police Department reported the following arrests between Dec. 6 and Dec. 13. Darla Marie Andrade, 30, El Reno: Local warrant; David Lamar Buyckes, 35, Midwest City: Conspiracy, operating a motor vehicle with a missing license plate, driving with a suspended license, eluding a police officer, failure to carry insurance verification; Tyrese Christian Rashawn…

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Mustang shows dominance over Yukon in wrestling

  Mustang’s basketball court inside the Event Center was covered by two wrestling mats, and more than 1,000 fans filled the seats for the annual Mustang vs. Yukon dual. “I have to be a little honest. I was a little nervous. I was like ‘man there are a lot of people here,’” said coach Brian…

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Mustang High School receives threat on bathroom wall

Officials at Mustang High School confirmed a threat this morning on a bathroom wall. The threat is believed to have no credibility but residents and parents were alerted as a precaution. Around 11 a.m. an unspecified threat was written on a girl’s bathroom wall at MHS according to a press release on their website. Campus…

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Lady Broncos finish the three-peat at SOC

It’s a wrap. The Mustang Lady Broncos basketball team finished the three-peat of the Southern Oklahoma Classic on Monday with a 62-48 victory over Pauls Valley. “Just getting one is good, but for our older girls that have done this a couple of times, it’s always good and always a good tournament,” said coach Kevin…

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Kids and police bond at Shop with an Officer

By Chris Eversole The Mustang Police Department and high school volunteers took a dozen Mustang children on a Christmas shopping spree Saturday through its Shop with an Officer program. “It’s one of our favorite times of the year,” said Deputy Police Chief Mike Wallace. “It’s great to see the smiles on the kids’ faces,” he…

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Bradley welcomed as Mustang’s new superintendent

By Chris Eversole “He was the right choice. After all the interviews, he was clearly the right person to lead our district.” That was the comment of Mustang Board of Education President Jeff Landrith after the board appointed Charles Bradley as superintendent at its meeting Monday. Members of the public, teachers, students and principals attending…

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Mustang bus involved in wreck

A Mustang school bus was involved in a crash on highway 152 and Silver Rd this evening. A vehicle was turning onto highway 152 around 4 p.m. when it was struck by another vehicle. Bus route 2 was traveling west bound when it was hit in a secondary incident. No one in the school bus…

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Area News

McCurdy takes seat as district judge

  Jack McCurdy became only the fourth district judge in Canadian County since 1984 when he took the oath of office Friday. McCurdy was sworn in by retired District Judge Edward Cunningham. Cunningham also appointed McCurdy in 2007 to the bench as a special judge. McCurdy was the second of four Canadian County judges who…

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Area Sports

Rugby Club to put on inaugural fundraiser

  Rugby was born in Canadian County in the fall 2014 when the Yukon Rugby Club was formed. Its first official season was the spring of 2015. Four years after its birth, the Yukon Rugby Club has grown to the largest school rugby club in the state. It has 60-70 members at the elementary-age level…

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