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Area students turn to online school

Some completely virtual schools, like Oklahoma Connections Academy and Epic Charter Schools, have seen an increase in student enrollment and teacher hires amidst the pandemic. Student enrollment at the academy has increased 67 percent this year, officials said. There are 38 students from Yukon, and 19 from Mustang. The academy also hired five more teachers…

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Tourism plan with Mustang murals continues

State Rep. Brian Hill and Mustang community members decided to move forward with a tourism plan that includes adding murals to the community’s parks. The decision came during an Oct. 8 meeting. “As a manager of the city’s resources, my only concern is, you don’t put everything in the same park,” said City Manager Tim…

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Simonsen paces Broncos to CC conference title

DEER CREEK — In No. 2 Mustang’s final tune-up before the postseason, the MHS boys’ cross-country team was able to lock horns with No. 3 Deer Creek once again. But this time around, it was the Broncos who came out on top Tuesday at the Central Oklahoma Coaches Association Conference Meet. Led by Gabe Simonsen…

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Mustang netters dominate 6A Regionals, make state

By ANTHONY MELLENDORF For The Mustang News The Mustang Lady Broncos cruised through the Class 6A Regional Tournament Tuesday capturing victories over the Westmoore Lady Jaguars and the Moore Lady Lions. In the early match, Mustang steamrolled Westmoore in straight sets, 25-14, 25-17, 25-22 to advance to the championship match. The Lady Broncos got off…

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Lady Broncos rally for regional title

During the regional softball tournament, there were a couple of times Mustang could have folded and called it a day. However, that is not what Mustang coach Lacy Darity has instilled in her squad. From day one of the season, she has had them believing they are always in the game. So, when the Broncos…

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COVID concerns close Riverwood

Mustang Public Schools transitioned Riverwood Elementary to remote learning effective through at least Oct. 23, school officials said in a release Tuesday. The transition came after several students exhibited COVID-19 symptoms and numerous staff members were also impacted. In-person learning is expected to resume Oct. 26. Riverwood Principal Jessika Hill advised parents to use their…

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Lady Bronco netters to host regional

With one game remaining in the regular season, and a record of 28-6, the Mustang Lady Broncos found out Wednesday they have been selected to host a regional tournament. The volleyball tournament is set to begin next Thursday. Mustang, which is the No. 1 seed, will host Westmoore, Lawton and Moore. The first game of…

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Broncos’ offense connects in win

Despite topping the 30-point mark in two of their first four games, the Mustang football team was still waiting for that offensive explosion where everything came together. That moment came last week when the Broncos traveled to Moore to face Southmoore. In their first Thursday game of the season, MHS turned a back-and-forth ball game…

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Schools make COVID-19 changes

Mustang Public Schools’ Board of Education agreed last week to allow Superintendent Charles Bradley to speak with state and county health officials about the district’s COVID-19 plans. In addition, the school approved some changes that will impact how the district operates during the current pandemic. Those changes include allowing decision-making be based from MPS’ COVID-19…

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Mayor won’t seek second term

By SHANE SMITH For The Mustang News After serving a single term as Mustang’s mayor, Jess Schwein-berg said he is retiring. Schweinberg announced Tuesday that he will not seek a second term in office. His announcement came at the end of the city council meeting. Schweinberg says he is “going into the retirement life.” Schweinberg…

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Yukon teachers happy with students’ return

Yukon students have been back in the classroom for about two weeks, and at least two teachers say they are happy to have them back. Kayleen Browning, a fifth-grade teacher at the recently opened Redstone Intermediate, and Debbie Yeagley, who teaches second grade at Ranchwood Elementary, both said teaching students in the classroom is significantly…

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Czech royalty will serve a second year

For the first time in program history, Oklahoma’s Czech-Slovak royalty will serve two terms. For more than 50 years, the Oklahoma Czech Royalty Pageant has been a fixture of Yukon’s Czech Fest, celebrating area youth as they honored their Czech-Slovak heritage. “When our 2019-2020 Oklahoma Czech-Slovak royalty were being crowned, no one could have foreseen…

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Mustang mauled by Timberwolves

Mustang kicked off the district portion of its schedule last week by hosting Norman North. The Timberwolves were coming off a loss to Yukon, so it looked like the Broncos should have been favored. However, when North got to Broncos Stadium, they were at full strength, something they were not the week before. They rolled…

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An engaged Mustang is a happy Mustang

Community leadership speaker Heady Coleman urged Mustang leaders to be intentionally engaged in their community. “An engaged city is a happy city, and I want to live there,” said Coleman, who was the keynote speaker at last week’s Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Coleman, a Guthrie resident, shared his story of becoming citizen of the year…

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MPS superintendent alarmed by COVID-19 trends

Mustang Public Schools Superintendent Charles Bradley said he is alarmed by the continuous increase in close contacts and quarantines throughout the district in the most recent data released Friday. More mitigation measures must be taken outside of the classroom, he said in the fourth release. The new week’s data indicates there are 22 more known…

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Renovated dog park set to reopen

All furry canine friends and their owners are invited to the reopening of Mustang Wild Horse Dog Park at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The park closed last month to build a walking trail inside the small and large dog park areas. Mustang used a $24,000 grant from the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust to build the trail.…

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Real ID change causes disruption for tag agencies

Some tag agencies in Mustang and Yukon are facing challenges with the transition to Real IDs, the new license that will be the only form accepted to fly beginning Oct. 1, 2021. “You can’t just walk in, get it done and walk out in a few minutes like you’ve been able to,” said Oklahoma Tag…

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Lady Broncos claim conference tourney title

The Mustang Lady Broncos are the conference tournament champs, having knocked off some of the best teams in the conference over the weekend. The Lady Broncos went 3-0 to win the title beating archrival Yukon, Edmond Memorial and Moore. “The key for us was our hitting on Saturday,” said coach Lacy Darity. “We had been…

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Gabe Simonsen continues to push toward state meet

Gabe Simonsen has been on a mission. The Mustang runner has attacked his final year of high school cross-country with an intense dedication. That mindset has paid off for the MHS senior as he has racked up the meet titles in 2020. “I just try to have a lot of fun doing this, especially this…

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Broncos top Tigers with OT win

For much of the night, no one had a tougher job than Wesley Haddox. Mustang’s senior cornerback was matched up against one of the top players in the state Friday when Mustang hosted Norman. So it should not have been a surprise that with the game on the line and the Tigers needing a big…

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An engaged Mustang is a happy Mustang

By Haley Humphrey

Community leadership speaker Heady Coleman urged Mustang leaders to be intentionally engaged in their community. “An engaged city is a happy city, and I want to live there,” said Coleman, who was the keynote speaker at last week’s Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Coleman, a Guthrie resident, shared his story of becoming citizen of the year…

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Area Sports

Santa’s Toy Shoppe facing hurdles this season

Volunteers with Santa’s Toy Shoppe are working hard to ensure that, in these uncertain times, needy children in Eastern Canadian County have toys for Christmas. Santa’s Toy Shoppe provides Christmas presents for children up to 15 years of age. Last year alone, the organization provided toys for more than 1,200 children. “We are hopeful to…

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