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Macke awarded Jim Thorpe Courage Award

Courage is one way to describe Erik Macke and his journey to walk again. Macke, 23, was in a motorcycle accident on July 15, 2015 that changed his life. He was riding at night on unfamiliar backroad and his tire clipped a center median. “I was going pretty fast. It was pretty bad,” Macke said.…

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Volleyball welcomes new teams, prepares for season

Mustang High School’s volleyball program welcomed their new teams on Monday, after hosting their second clinic last weekend. Last year, the varsity volleyball team was going into the season with a new coach and eight seniors with lots of experience. “Last year we had some really good players,” Head Coach Steve Hajek said. “But this…

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Lady Broncos get preseason practice underway

By Michael Kinney, Contributing Writer The Mustang softball team kicked off its season Monday with a five-hour practice. With more than a dozen freshmen filling up the roster, coach Jaime Roberts needs every second to get them ready for the upcoming season. “When you add 13 freshmen to your team, they just don’t know all…

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Mustang raises football ticket prices for Yukon game

One of the state’s best high school football rivalries will hit the gridiron Sept. 1 when Yukon takes on Mustang at Bronco Stadium to open the 2017 season. Those who plan on attending the annual Bedlam clash between the two Canadian County schools will need to have more green in their wallets than in past…

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Harper named one of 12 State Teacher of the Year finalists

The 12 finalists for Oklahoma’s next Teacher of the Year were announced Monday in a ceremony at Yukon High School during EngageOK On the Road, the summer conference of the Oklahoma State Department of Education. Mustang High School’s Chad Harper was one of the 12 finalists announced on Monday. It is the second-straight year Mustang…

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‘Imagine Mustang’ in final stages

City Council members received a copy of the near-completed “Imagine Mustang” comprehensive plan last week so they could give comments or ask questions about the plan during Monday’s Work Session. Imagine Mustang is about planning for what the City of Mustang’s future will look like. The comprehensive plan, done by Halff Associates and ADG, sets…

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Local boy fights bullies, spreads love with birthday wish

Braedon Brown, 11 but soon to be 12, is asking for something different for his birthday this year. Braedon was attending Lakeview Elementary in Yukon, but he will be going to Yukon Middle School next year. He is a three-year-attendee of Knock Out Bullying Inc. events and has been attending Fishing with Friends since the…

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City officials work to solve drainage issues

City officials have a plan in motion 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…

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Hotel set to open this November

The Hampton Inn and Suites being built at 1320 E. State Highway 152 is on schedule and set to open in November. In the five to seven years before Hampton Inn building, the City of Mustang officials talked to several hotel groups about Mustang. “We knew that we had a market for a hotel here,”…

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Doubling Up: Mason Lowe is one of Mustang’s many multi-sport athletes

By Michael Kinney, Contributing Writer For many school districts around Oklahoma and the nation, the days of the multiple sport athlete have passed on. High school athletics has turned into a specialization era where kids play or practice one sport for almost the entire year. That is not the case in Mustang. That is especially…

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‘Bronco Alley’ to be featured at this season’s home games

Local businesses and student organizations have the opportunity to show their Bronco pride for two hours before each home football game this season. The Mustang Athletic Department is introducing “Bronco Alley.” Bronco Alley is a “family-friendly, high energy, fun filled event for all Mustang Broncos fans,” a letter from Athletic Director Robert Foreman reads. The…

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McKenzie Downey makes it two straight years with Thunder Girls

By Michael Kinney, Contributing Writer   For two years McKenzie Downey was on the outside looking in. She tried out to make the Oklahoma City Thunder Girls Dance team and came up just short in 2014 and 2015. Some people may have given up after one unsuccessful attempt and even more after the second but…

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Missing piece to the puzzle

Christin Smith and Zach Watanabe, both of Mustang, recently got engaged after finding out each were the missing pieces to their puzzles. Smith was a freshman at Mustang Mid-High, before it became a part of the high school, and Watanabe was a junior at Mustang High School when the two met. The two met on…

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Mayor proclaims July as ‘Parks, Recreation Month’

Parks around the country are being celebrated this month after the U.S. House of Representatives designated July as Parks and Recreation Month. Major Jay Adams, with City Council’s approval, proclaimed July as Parks and Recreation month for the City of Mustang during Monday’s meeting. City Council meetings are usually hosted the first and third Tuesday…

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City makes progress on upcoming projects

The City of Mustang is moving forward on plans for multiple projects, the City Manager’s Report confirmed. There are multiple ongoing capital projects including the Wastewater Treatment Plant, South Mustang Road, the Mustang Town Center expansion, Southwest 89th Street (Highway 4 to Mustang Road), Brittany’s Play Adventure playground and the Mustang Animal Shelter. Wastewater Treatment…

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Discrimination complaint filed against Canadian County

The former assistant director of the Canadian County Emergency Management department has filed a discrimination and retaliation complaint against the county. Breanna Shunn said she was fired June 16 from her position with the department after she questioned the qualifications of current manager Troy Mead. Mead was hired in May after retiring from the Veterans Affairs…

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It’s his honor: Hesse takes the bench as county’s newest judge

EL RENO – Paul Hesse said Wednesday that he hopes to continue a strong tradition of justice in Canadian County. Surrounded by family and friends, Hesse, of Mustang, was sworn in Wednesday as Canadian County’s district judge. The oath was administered by Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Joseph M. Watt. Hesse replaces Gary Miller, who retired…

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Giving hearts: MSA, MYB donate $13K to Warriors For Freedom

Mustang Softball Association (MSA) and Mustang Youth Baseball (MYB) are giving back to an organization that helps veterans. MSA and MYB presented a check of $13,000 to the Warriors For Freedom Foundation (WFF) during the June 20 City Council meeting. “This is my fifth year that I get to do this presentation and it’s just…

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Ready to dominate: Nicholas Jarman looking to break out for Broncos

By Michael Kinney Contributing Writer It was hard not to notice Nicholas Jarman. As the music blared from the overhead speakers, the Mustang defensive back burst into dance moves between plays Saturday at Bishop McGuinness. For most of the day at the Shamrock 7 on 7 Shoot-Out, that was the only action Jarman saw. So…

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World-famous reverend visits Mustang church

By Chris Eversole Contributing Writer Rev. Samuel Thomas made a stop in Mustang last weekend as part of his seven-state trip from India to garner support for Hopegivers International, a Christian organization that raises orphaned, abandoned and at-risk children and trains them to be missionaries. Thomas was the guest of Mustang residents Rex and Sara…

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Former teacher of the year accused of sexual assault

By TERRY GROOVER [email protected] Two years ago, Rob Davis was celebrating as Yukon’s teacher of the year as well as being a finalist for state teacher of the year. Today, he is free on $25,000 bail after being accused of sexual battery. Davis, who lives in Yukon, was arrested at his home Tuesday. Davis, 40,…

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