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MPS hosts back to school kickoff to bring in the new year

Mustang Public Schools’ faculty and staff came together early Monday morning to celebrate the start of the new academic year. The Back to School Kickoff celebration began with the “Breakfast of Champions” at 7:15 a.m. Monday morning. Child Nutrition Director Tammy Bales makes the entire breakfast happen based off donations so the district doesn’t have…

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Local Heroes: Two firefighters awarded for saving a Mustang man’s life

Mustang Fire Department’s Corporals David Small and Buddy Corbin received the department’s Lifesaving Medal Tuesday from the man whose life they saved. MFD was dispatched on the morning of May 28 in response to a call of an unresponsive male at 420 S. Cedar Springs Lane. On arrival, Small and Corbin found a 42-year-old male…

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Mustang parent gauges interest for rowing team

A rowing team may be in Mustang Public Schools’ future. Connie Houpt, a MPS parent, is gauging interest in adding a rowing team to Mustang’s lineup. Houpt’s oldest son, Jason, graduated from Mustang High School in 2016. Jason, standing at 7’1”, played basketball for the Broncos, but decided to take a year off from school…

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P.E. Building comes down to make way for science academy

Mustang Public Schools said goodbye to the oldest building left on the high school campus last week. The P.E. Building, the original gym built in the 1940s, was demolished by Midwest Wrecking last Friday, clearing the spot for Mustang’s new science academy. Although the gym held many memories for many people, it wasn’t up to…

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Councilman announces resignation

Kevin Riley, Ward 1 councilman, announced Tuesday he would be resigning in September. Riley and his wife decided to build their own home and their current home sold quicker than they anticipated. They will be closing at the end of September. Riley will no longer be living in Ward I and therefore, can no longer…

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Lady Broncos going through growing pains

By Michael Kinney, Contributing Writer The start to the volleyball season has not been kind to Mustang. After a tough five-set loss to Moore in the opener, they dropped their first three pool play matches at the Norman High Volleyball Tournament Friday. It looked like the Broncos were going to drop to 0-5 when they…

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Yukon boy celebrates with friends: Birthday bash brings cash for program

Braedon Brown proved Sunday that he was a superhero when dozens of people attended his birthday party at the Route 66 Park near Lake Overholser. Braedon, who turned 12, on Aug. 5 wanted to celebrate his birthday with his friends at Fishing With Friends, an event sponsored by Knock-Out Bullying. Braedon said he didn’t want…

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Mustang Police donate vehicles to agencies in need

The Mustang Police Department recently donated three surplus vehicles to law enforcement agencies in need with City Council’s help. The three Ford Crown Victoria police vehicles were donated to the City of Harrah, Logan County Sheriff’s Office and the City of Nicoma Park. The surplus vehicles came about after City Council approved a three-year municipal…

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City of Mustang gains two new faces

Mustang residents will be seeing two new faces around town. The City of Mustang welcomed a new police officer and firefighter last week. Mustang Police Department hired Officer Cody McDaniel. McDaniel has lived in Oklahoma for 12 years. He lives just north of Mustang with his wife and two children. “This is where my family…

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Softball dominates Norman, Southmoore in first week

By Michael Kinney, Contributing Writer The Mustang softball team knew they had a good team. With nearly every player returning from last season, they have the makings of a squad that could make noise in the postseason. However, for those outside the Broncos program, it may not have set in just how good MHS can…

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Meadows goes into his final season as an experienced leader

By Michael Kinney, Contributing Writer The Mustang football team did something it has never done before. On Saturday they hosted their annual media/picture day two days before the season began. They normally wait until two weeks into the season. To mark the occasion, coach Jeremy Dombeck had the Mustang Police Department canine unit come out…

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Football practices underway

By Michael Kinney, Contributing Writer Football season has officially begun and it couldn’t have come any sooner for Mustang. The broncos kicked off their first practice of the season Monday after chomping at the bit during the off season. “It starts with Clinic week at the end of July,” MHS coach Jeremy Dombeck said. “All the…

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Mustang, Moore put up a fight in first volleyball game of the season

By Michael Kinney, Contributing Writer Mustang did everything it could to put themselves in position to win. Facing the Moore Lions on the road, the volleyball team had plenty of opportunities to snag a victory to start the season. However, when it was time to put the Lions away, the Broncos couldn’t make the plays…

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A new MPS Transportation director gets set for first year

Angela McClure, director of transportation for Mustang Public Schools, has had a busy month preparing for the new academic year. McClure, who was previously the supervisor, was promoted to director after the former director retired. She began her time as director on July 11, but barely less than a month later is already posting bus…

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Yukon Writers’ Society to host their first workshop

The Yukon Writers’ Society will soon be hosting their first workshop. The workshop is from noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Mabel C. Fry Public Library, 1200 Lakeshore Dr., in Room B. It’s $20 to attend and is open to any fiction writers. The workshop includes three speakers and four sessions: The first…

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Rosino, Vincent to face off for State Senate 45 seat

Republican Paul Rosino and Democrat Steven Vincent will be going head-to-head for the State Senate 45 seat come November. Rosino took the republican nomination by a landslide for the November special election with 32.61 percent of the vote during Tuesday’s special primary election. He was one of seven republicans vying for the chance to run…

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Senate 45 candidates visit Chamber Luncheon

Nine candidates are running in the State Senate 45 race and seven of them attended the Mustang Chamber of Commerce Luncheon July 27. The luncheon included a candidate forum, which all Senate 45 candidates were invited to, but only the republicans attended. Renee Peerman, executive director for the Mustang Chamber of Commerce explained that the…

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Osborn stands up for Oklahomans, intends to run for Labor Commissioner

State Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang, spoke at the Mustang Chamber of Commerce luncheon July 27, describing her last couple of weeks as “interesting, to say the least.” Osborn was replaced as the appropriations and budget committee chair by Oklahoma Speaker Charles McCall on July 18, just one day after she publicly disagreed with him. The…

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A Mustang family is ‘Cook’n It Up’

A mother/daughter pair recently opened their own food truck that is bringing unique combinations of food to the Mustang, Yukon and El Reno areas. Debbie and Katlyn Cook opened “Cook’n It Up Food Truck & Catering” July 20 and 21 for a soft opening at IGG Screen Printing & Graphics, 1605 E. Highway 66 in…

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City officials make strides in resolving drainage issues

City officials continue their plan to solve the drainage issues in the city. “There are drainage channels throughout the city—usually behind residential properties there will be a drainage channel which is part of the overall drainage system for the subdivision. In order for the drainage system to work in that subdivision, those need to be…

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Area News

Local mom hosts nature study group

Home-schooled or half-day students have a new opportunity to grow and learn in nature. Brenna Reaves, a Mustang mother, home-schools her twins, Jack and Lily. She decided to begin a nature study group so they could go outdoors to different parks every Wednesday morning, as well as meet some friends and have a time to…

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Area Sports

Five reasons why Mustang, Yukon will win Bedlam 2017

Mustang- 1. Powerful offense -Mustang’s offense is going to be one of the best in the state this season. They have all the ingredients to be a great offense, including a returning starting quarterback, running back, wide receivers and a monstrous offensive line. They could be too much for Yukon to handle Friday night. 2.…

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