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Lady Broncos’ defense thwarts Yukon rally

When Mustang High suffered a nearly catastrophic offensive outage in the fourth quarter against Yukon, the Lady Broncos’ zone defense bailed them out in the heated bedlam rivalry. Boosted in the waning moments by several key hustle plays from guard Jordyn Rollins, No. 18-ranked Mustang eked out a 44-43 victory over the Millerettes last Friday…

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MHS grapplers get pin happy, dominate regional

Mustang High School’s wrestling team put on a powerful display over the weekend on its way to winning the Class 6A West Regional at Westmoore High School. However, coach Brian Picklo thinks Mustang, which amassed 26 pins, can perform even better at this weekend’s state tournament. “We played it safe. We didn’t wrestle near as…

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Pre-K helps students adjust to school

Kyla Johnson’s pre-K classroom at Prairie View Elementary School was a beehive of activity – all of it with a deliberate purpose – on a recent day. The day started with students walking in zigzagging paths as they greeted each other and Johnson to the tune “Hello Friends.” Everyone grouped around Payton Kellum as she…

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Sheriff takes stand on gun rights

Canadian County Sheriff Chris West said Thursday he plans to proclaim the county a Second Amendment sanctuary county. West, on the sheriff’s office Facebook page, has posted a “declaration of intent establishing Canadian County, Oklahoma, a second amendment sanctuary county.” West had announced plans to do so last week prior to the death of one…

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Former governor meets with local leaders

Former Oklahoma Gov. David Walters received a warm welcome Tuesday in a return visit to Mustang. Walters, who served from 1991 through 1995, answered questions for nearly an hour at Positive Posse, an informal discussion group that meets at the Town Center. Walters has visited the Positive Posse several times in the past, and sisters…

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Two MHS seniors named National Merit finalists

Two Mustang High School seniors have been named National Merit Scholarship finalists, putting them in competition for more than 7,600 scholarships worth ove $31 million. Morgan Askeland and Desiree Ricketts earned the honor based on their scores on the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which they took last year as juniors. Their scores…

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Gilliland looks forward to council role

Aric Gilliland says that over the past few months, as he’s gone door-to-door talking to residents of his neighborhood, he’s learned one thing — people want a voice in city government. Gilliland, 41, says he plans to be that voice when he takes the oath of office to begin serving as the city council member…

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Canadian County deputy dies in crash

A Canadian County deputy is dead and two other people were seriously injured early Friday after what appears to have been a head-on collision on Northwest Expressway. Canadian County Sheriff Chris West identified the deputy as Lt. Shirley Lanning. She had been a background investigator for the sheriff’s office, and had previously worked at that…

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Wiley, MHS to face Stillwater at Dual State

When Mustang High wrestles Stillwater on Friday in Class 6A Dual State, the Broncos’ John Wiley will be the healthiest he’s been since preseason. Wiley, the team’s nationally-ranked 145-pounder, has missed large chunks of the season due to two surgeries related to removal of an infected bursa sac behind his right knee. Second-seeded MHS (14-3)…

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Wellness fair offers help to the public

The annual wellness fair at the Mustang Town Center on Tuesday was well-attended. The 40 vendors represented an increase from the 35 last year, said Active Adult Center Director Ashley Patton. The Breast Health Network provided mobile mammograms from its vehicle parked in Wild Horse Park. Peggi Givens, a volunteer with the Medicare Assistance Program,…

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Response mixed to Mustang school bond proposal

Superintendent Charles Bradley used the Positive Posse as a proving grounds for his message about why Mustang Public Schools need a nearly $47 million bond issue. The informal civic discussion group, which meets every Tuesday at the Mustang Town Center, had a full house to hear about the proposal that will be on an April…

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Ahead of Tuesday election, council candidates talk issues

Editor’s note: Yukon voters will head to the polls Tuesday to determine who will represent Ward 4. The Yukon Review recently spoke with both candidates on their qualifications and plans if elected. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aric Gilliland • Age: 41 • Occupation: Educator and Small Business Owner •…

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Traffic Stop Nets 129 Pounds of Drugs In Yukon

A traffic stop along Interstate 40 in Yukon Monday led to the seizure of 129 pounds of illegal drugs worth more than $1 million, and law officers have made three arrests. About noon Monday, officers and agents from the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs stopped a car that was eastbound on I-40. Law…

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Sales tax receipts slip in Canadian County cities

All but one city in Canadian County saw sales tax revenues slip for the most recent period reported by the Oklahoma Tax Commission. The January report from the tax commission represents actual sales in the final 15 days of November and the estimated sales for the first 15 days of December. Only Union City reported…

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SH-66’s four-way stop is a go

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation will implement a four-way stop at State Highway 66 and Banner Road in two weeks. This is a short-term measure to improve safety at the intersection where Yukon businessman Ray Davis died Nov. 24 after a semi-truck pulled onto the highway in front of his motorcycle. ODOT is still deciding…

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Road projects may snarl Yukon, area traffic

One of Yukon’s more congested stretches of roadway will require a little more patience from drivers over the next few months. Crews have closed the left lane of eastbound Health Center Parkway as well as the left lane of westbound WestEnd Pointe so left turn lanes can be constructed. City officials have said the project,…

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Jail population continues to fall

EL RENO — The population of the Canadian County Jail is continuing to decline, Sheriff Chris West said this week. The number of prisoners in the jail was 166 on Monday, and the county has only five prisoners in jails in other counties, he said. This compares to the early November numbers of 191 total…

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Kirkpatrick Family Fund awards $30k grant to city

What is being described as a significant grant from a local foundation will help the city of Yukon continue to provide free family friendly activities for residents. The $30,000 grant is from the Kirkpatrick Family Fund. The Kirkpatrick Foundation was created by the family of Mollie Spencer, who was a founder of Yukon. City officials…

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Legislators seek to continue boosting education in state

  Education took center stage at the Mustang Legislative Breakfast on Tuesday. Four legislators who represent parts of the Mustang school district applauded gains in school funding over the past two years but said more needs to be done. Sen. Lonnie Paxton noted that U.S. News & World Report ranks Oklahoma at 47th among states…

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Rooney delivers annual update

  Editor’s Note: Mustang City Manager Timothy Rooney presented his state of the city address at the Mustang Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Jan. 23. Below are excerpts. I am blessed with an amazing staff that consistently, and without reservation, explores ways in which to stretch themselves and our organizations – be it through innovation,…

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Yukon man killed by Mustang officer

A Yukon man who was shot and killed by a Mustang police officer on Friday had a history of traffic violations and minor offenses, but no felonies, court records show. Benjamin Ballard, 42, was killed at approximately 6:45 p.m. after he allegedly pulled a weapon on a Mustang officer who was attempting to stop him…

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