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Mustang mayoral candidate discusses plans

By CHRIS EVERSOLE Staff Writer Editor’s note: Attempts to reach candidate Jeff Schweinberg were unsuccessful as of press time. Jan Yakish promises to be a full-time mayor and to continue getting citizens involved in Mustang city government and decision-making about the city’s growth. “In my three years on the Mustang Planning Commission, I have realized…

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Minco wind farms quietly generate power for nearly 100,000 homes

By CHRIS EVERSOLE Staff Writer Just 10 miles west of Mustang, a string of statuesque turbines begins – stretching for 11 miles on hilltops across a craggy landscape. The 188 turbines capture the Oklahoma wind and convert it into electricity. The turbines make up the Minco I, Minco II and Minco III wind farms, installations…

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Broncos outlast Yukon in defensive battle

Mustang boys soccer improved to 4-0 on the season Tuesday with a 2-0 victory at Yukon. For the first 56 minutes of the match, the Broncos and Millers were scoreless. With 23:46 remaining in regulation, it was Mustang freshman Isaias Silva, who broke through the Yukon defense to put a shot in the back of…

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School district mulls arming educators

By CHRIS EVERSOLE Staff Writer Mustang Public Schools are taking a hard look at whether or not it should have some armed school staff. Superintendent Dr. Sean McDaniel announced at Monday’s board of education meeting that he was expanding a committee on school safety to include two board members. The committee has the goal of…

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Mustang teachers get broad support in walkout plan

By CHRIS EVERSOLE Staff Writer Mustang Public Schools are preparing the planned April 2 that the Oklahoma Education Association has called – with the support of individual board of education members and many parents. Representatives of the Mustang Education Association, representing teachers in the school district, spoke at Monday’s board meeting, and board members responded…

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Mustang student receives heart transplant

A Mustang High School student needing a heart transplant received an early Christmas miracle. Ethan Ellis, 17, received his heart transplant Dec. 21 at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, according to his mother, Chandra Sowers. “We got the call at 8:40 p.m. Our OR (operating room) time was 1:30 a.m.,” Sowers said. Ironically, Sowers got the…

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What can Brown do for you? Mustang’s Mia Brown leads the Lady Broncos in senior season

By Michael Kinney Mia Brown just stood there listening. The Mustang senior had just helped her Broncos roll over Southmoore and was listening to a college coach who drove down to watch Brown play. For nearly 20 minutes the visiting coach flattered and praised Brown. It is something she is learning to deal with as…

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Settlement possible in Mustang’s fracking lawsuit

By Chris Eversole The lawsuit that the city of Mustang brought over two proposed oil and gas wells in the city appears to be moving toward a settlement. Canadian County District Judge Paul Hesse on Wednesday directed Citizen Energy II to submit additional evidence by Dec. 27, and he said he would rule on the…

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Judge stalls company’s plans for oil, gas wells

By Chris Eversole Canadian County District Judge Paul Hesse on Monday issued a temporary restraining order that the City of Mustang sought in its lawsuit over plans for two oil and natural gas wells in the northwestern corner of the city. Hesse scheduled a hearing for Dec. 20 to consider further actions on the lawsuit.…

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Bringing the pain: Mustang dominates rival Yukon in annual Bedlam dual

It was Bedlam at Yukon High School Tuesday when Mustang invaded rival territory to take on the Millers in the annual wrestling dual. The Broncos dominated Yukon 40-24 to improve to 2-0 on the year in dual matches. Last year at home, Mustang won eight of the 14 dual matches but all six of Yukon’s…

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Judge to hear city’s challenge of fracking

By Chris Eversole While nearby property owners nervously await planned drilling of two oil and natural gas wells in far northwest Mustang, a judge has schedule a hearing for Monday on the city’s lawsuit over the project. Canadian County District Judge Paul Hesse will hear the City of Mustangs motion for a temporary injunction requiring…

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Picklo changing culture of Mustang wrestling

By Michael Kinney Coach Brian Picklo looks for certain kind of wrestlers for his Mustang squad. He calls them grinders and it’s what he has built his program around. “I want somebody that’s able to finish a match stronger than they start,” Picklo said. “Somebody that’s able to compete for three full periods to be…

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New subdivision appeals to empty-nesters, retirees

By Chris Eversole Norman-based Landmark Fine Homes is bringing a new development concept to the Mustang and Yukon areas. The 127-lot Springs at Skyline Trail, which is part of Landmark’s Reunion series, features homes with luxury furnishing on reduced lots sizes in a gated community. It is located on Reno Avenue between Czech Hall Road and Garth…

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Stoops’ sacrifice secures future of Oklahoma football

Bob Stoops shocked the college football world on June 7 when he announced his retirement as the head football coach at Oklahoma. When Stoops made his abrupt retirement announcement, there were all kinds of speculation as the “real” reason for his sudden departure from the Sooners. The Oklahoma football program was in great shape with…

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Obituary: Karen Alaina Hott

Karen Alaina Hott of Mustang, Oklahoma passed away peacefully on December 6, 2017, at the age of 52 after a lifetime battle of Crohn’s and other health issues.  She was born on June 3 1965, in Lynchburg, Virginia. Karen was a graduate of Mustang High School in 1983, where she was active in volleyball and softball. She…

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OG&E Plant generates new money for Mustang schools

By Chris Eversole The new generators at OG&E’s Mustang Energy Center, which began operating Nov. 10, could increase the taxable valuation of the Yukon School District by a double-digit percentage. The final amount won’t be known until this summer, but it will be substantial, noted Canadian County Assessor Matt Wehmuller. Although his office assesses taxable…

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Mustang girls dominate Lady Antlers to open season

By Michael Kinney The Mustang girls basketball team got exactly what they wanted to open the season. Not only did they pick up the victory over Deer Creek, but they did it in convincing fashion. Led by Curtiera Haywood, the Lady Broncos rolled to a 48-29 victory over the Lady Antlers Tuesday at MHS. “I…

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Mustang alpaca farm flourishes

By Chris Eversole Mike and Kathy Fleming of Mustang were looking for something to do together after Matt, the youngest of their three children, graduated from high school. The couple has woven together a business – Mustang Creek Alpaca Co. – based on the South American breed of animals that are smaller than llamas. They…

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Mustang girls hoops looks to take next step

By Michael Kinney The Mustang girls basketball team surprised a lot of people last season. After compiling a 17-11 record and a spot in the postseason, the Lady Broncos opened some eyes around the state. However, this year, the Lady Broncos aren’t looking to surprise anyone. Their journey in 2016 has helped them prepare to…

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Mustang couple thankful, despite fire

By Chris Eversole On Oct. 31, Karl and Dea Mengers were enjoying a quiet evening – at home their dream home on nine acres of rolling hills three and a half miles south of Mustang and east of Cemetery Road. At 8:37 p.m., Karl got a call from their alarm company, U.S. Security. “They said…

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Area News

Football aims to build in summer workouts

By BRODY FELDMANN Contributing Writer Championships are won in the summer, not in the fall. For the last few weeks, the Mustang football program has been hitting the iron four mornings a week in preparation of the eason. “It is really good. I am very pleased with totals and the work that the kids are…

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Area Sports

Broncos outlast Yukon in defensive battle

Mustang boys soccer improved to 4-0 on the season Tuesday with a 2-0 victory at Yukon. For the first 56 minutes of the match, the Broncos and Millers were scoreless. With 23:46 remaining in regulation, it was Mustang freshman Isaias Silva, who broke through the Yukon defense to put a shot in the back of…

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