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The Mustang Police Department reported the following arrests between Dec. 2 and Dec. 7: Loni Ann Louise Cox, 29, Mustang: larceny from retailer, public intoxication. Brandon Elliott Angel, 46, Mustang: failure to comply, equipment – defective or improper brake lights. Bonnie Kathleen Smith, 47, Mustang: two charges of failure to appear in response to driving…

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Trey Cloud looks back at historic season

  Aspirations for a state title were not accomplished by Southwest Covenant this season but not all hope is lost. Coach Trey Cloud led his team to the winningest mark in school history at 13-1, with their single loss coming at the hands of Tipton in the state championship game. The Patriots exceeded expectations coming…

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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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Yukon man accused of kidnapping, shooting wife

  A Yukon man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly kidnapped his wife and shot her. Howard Alexander Santacruz, 32, is charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon, kidnapping, domestic abuse, possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest following an incident that occurred Nov. 22. The report on the arrest was…

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CCSO reserve deputy enjoys helping others

  Sara Bondurant is a woman who wears many hats. She is an attorney, a municipal judge and a reserve deputy for Canadian County. Bondurant recently was recognized for her service by the Journal Record, who named her their 50 Making a Difference Woman of the Year. Bondurant, 41, is married to Canadian County investigator…

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Blankenship named the Broncos’ head football coach

On a night that Mustang Public Schools approved a new superintendent, the Broncos football team is also under new supervision. Lee Blankenship, 33, has been approved as the Broncos’ seventh head football coach in school history. “I’m not anything special, to be honest. There are a lot of great football coaches around this state. What…

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Search is over for Mustang

Mustang football has its seventh head coach in school history by naming Lee Blankenship, 33, the head man pending board approval Monday. Blankenship comes to Mustang after a one year stay at Bartlesville High School. The Bruins ended the season with a 4-6 record, as did the Broncos, after a 1-9 season the year before…

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Football injuries plague Patriots basketball

  A Friday night football state championship game didn’t give the Patriots much time for turnaround in preparation for the Christian Heritage basketball tournament. In the football game against Tipton, basketball players Ben Webb and Will Haas suffered injuries that caused them to sit out the first two games of the season. Their absence was…

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Two city road projects near completion

  The newly realigned Vandament Avenue in Yukon is expected to open to the public next week. Construction crews from Bishop Construction poured the final section of the roadway earlier this week. City Manager Jim Crosby said the concrete will need to “season” for a few days before it can be driven on, but it…

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Mock city council gives students insight into city government

  The city’s curfew will be extended two hours, there is the potential that a former flour mill could become a rock-climbing structure and a noise ordinance will not be changed. Those were among the decisions made Tuesday by students participating in a mock city council session at Yukon’s Centennial Building. The mock city council…

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Where are the officials?

  As 6 p.m. rolled around Tuesday night in Deer Creek, no basketball game started. 15, 30 minutes went by, still no basketball game. Regulation began at 6:54 p.m., because there were no referees. It was discovered that the game between Yukon (0-3) and Deer Creek (3-0) slipped through the cracks in scheduling referees to…

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Bradley ready to lead Mustang schools

By Chris Eversole Mustang Deputy School Superintendent Charles Bradley said Thursday that he was excited that the board of education has selected him as the sole finalist for superintendent. School Board President Jeff Landrith announced the decision, which the board is expected to affirm by formally appointing Bradley at its meeting Monday. “I really wanted…

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Mustang girls hoops earns first win

MOORE – Typically the biggest improvement comes between the first and second game of the season. “I think it was just a little bit of nerves and lack of confidence,” said basketball coach Kevin Korstjens. That is what the Lady Broncos basketball squad witnessed Tuesday during a 70-41 rout over the Southmoore SaberCats. The victory…

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Sooners are headed to the playoffs

  It was a sea of crimson and cream and burnt orange inside of AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. On the field, the Oklahoma Sooners and the Texas Longhorns were playing for the second time this season, but this time it meant a little more. The two teams were competing for the Big XII Championship…

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Tis the season in Mustang

Chisholm Heights Baptist Church’s Christmas Village continues at the church, 2243 W. State Highway 152. The village is open from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight and Tuesday and Thursday next week. The replica town includes a carpenter’s shop, bake shop, soda shop, toy shop, school house and firehouse. The activity includes refreshments and singing. This…

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Mustang students celebrate holidays at Capitol

  Molly Long’s third-grade class from Mustang Valley Elementary School got an opportunity Tuesday to celebrate the holidays at the Capitol. They joined students from across the state in a wide array of holiday activities hosted by Gov. Mary Fallin. Long’s 22 students were thrilled to be involved. The students arrived at the Capitol at…

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Bailey receives $137,500 in settlement with Mustang Public Schools

In a settlement between Mustang Public Schools and fired Mustang Public Schools Athletic Director Chester “Chuck” Bailey Jr., the school district agreed to pay Bailey $137,500. The agreement was reached in principal at a settlement conference at the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Oklahoma City on Nov. 2, and the settlement agreement was filed Nov. 14.…

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Months of training for one shot at Pom state competition for Yukon

In most sports, athletes will spend countless hours, weeks and even months preparing their bodies and minds for games, matches or tournaments in an athletic season. However, for high school pom squads, you train all of those hours, weeks and months for one shot to hit your routine. The Yukon High School pom squad will…

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Patriots earn district awards

  Southwest Covenant football had several players taking away major awards in the Class C District 3 awards. Running back Trevor Kelly highlighted the list for the Patriots winning co-MVP along with Coyle’s Brendon Weathers. Offensive and defensive MVP awards are staying with Southwest Covenant as well. Quarterback Ben Webb took the top honor for…

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Christmas with a Cop builds bond with kids

By Chris Eversole The Yukon Police Department helped make Christmas merrier Saturday for 32 children through its Christmas with a Cop event. State troopers and volunteers from Yukon’s Citizens’ Police Academy and the National Honor Society at Yukon High School helped provide presents for the children and their families. The day began with a breakfast…

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Area News

Three area women start crisis nursery in Oklahoma City

Roughly a year ago, Jennifer Roberts couldn’t sleep after hearing the story of a child being abused in the Oklahoma City area. She decided it was time to take action. “I just asked what I could do. I wanted to do something different to help. There are great organizations out there that do great things,…

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Area Sports

Blankenship named the Broncos’ head football coach

On a night that Mustang Public Schools approved a new superintendent, the Broncos football team is also under new supervision. Lee Blankenship, 33, has been approved as the Broncos’ seventh head football coach in school history. “I’m not anything special, to be honest. There are a lot of great football coaches around this state. What…

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