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Yukon’s student enrollment tops 9k

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com More than 9,000 students are now enrolled in classes in the Yukon School District, the district’s superintendent said Monday. Dr. Jason Simeroth told the Yukon School Board that the current enrollment is 9,060 students. That is a record for the district, and more than 200 students higher than were expected. Simeroth…

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Two Mustang students among 16,000 National Merit scholarship semifinalists

Desiree Rickett FROM STAFF REPORTS Five students from Canadian County, including two from Mustang, are among 16,000 students nationally who have been named semifinalists for a National Merit Scholarship. Morgan Askeland and Desiree Rickett, both seniors at Mustang High School, have been selected. They join Hallie Funkhouser of Yukon High School, Luke Arnould of Southwest…

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Mustang triumphs in ‘family feud’

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info A family feud of sorts unfolded Tuesday night when Mustang High School’s fast-pitch softball team hosted Norman North. Freshman pitcher Landry Garza, the Lady Broncos’ ace right-hander, outdueled her cousin, Gabbi Garza, in Mustang’s 8-0 victory. Landry Garza scattered four hits, walked one and struck out 10. Before the game, Landry…

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Explosive Santa Fe to challenge Broncos

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Mustang’s football team will be confronted by a dangerous foe at 7 p.m. Friday when Edmond Santa Fe’s Wolves visit Bronco Stadium. Santa Fe, the reigning Edmond city champions, rolled past Edmond North, 41-14, in their opener Sept. 6. The Wolves feature a high-powered multiple offense led by strong-armed senior quarterback…

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Mustang couple survives Texas shooting

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Mustang resident Bradley Grimsley was a career Marine, retiring at the rank of master sergeant, yet the only life-threatening wound he ever received was at a civilian. He was among the people that a gunman shot during a mass shooting in West Texas a week and a half ago that killed…

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YPD officer, school board member accused of fraud

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com A former Yukon police officer, who was recently appointed to the Yukon School Board, has been accused of falsifying his timecard. An arrest warrant was issued Thursday for Christopher Brent Cunningham accusing him of computer fraud/unlawful use of a computer system, which would be a felony. He also is accused of…

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Yukon among state’s safest cities, report finds

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com Yukon continues to be one of the safest cities in Oklahoma, according to a new report released this week by a national website. Backgroundcheck.com has listed Yukon as the third safest city in Oklahoma. Weatherford and Elk City top the list. The report, which is based off statistics provided by the…

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WAC veteran, 99, adjutant general celebrate museum at anniversary gala

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info The shortest – and the tallest – veterans attending starred Thursday at the Anniversary Gala Dinner of the Yukon Veterans Museum. The crowd gave a standing ovation to Hazel Mills, 99, who was a member of the Women’s Army Corps during World War II. The Spanish Cove resident fit neatly into…

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Mustang police earn training award

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info The Mustang Police Department has become only the second police department in the state to receive a national leadership training designation called the “Trilogy Award.” The city council honored the department at its meeting Tuesday for receiving the award from FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association. “Typically, law enforcement has lacked…

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Western Days celebrate Mustang’s heritage

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Mustang will celebrate its heritage with Western Days Friday and Saturday. The theme, “Mustang – 50 Years Strong,” honors the golden anniversary of incorporation of the city. “The many activities attract visitors, and many former residents come back to Mustang for reunions this weekend,” said Mustang Chamber of Commerce President and…

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Area firefighters join hurricane efforts

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com Firefighters from Yukon and Mustang are part of a team of rescuers who are in Florida to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. Yukon Fire Chief Shawn Vogt said Capt. Cary Provence, a 19-year veteran of the department, is part of a search and rescue team that left Saturday for…

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Rock the Route draws thousands

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com From the pounding of the bass drum to the strumming of an acoustic guitar, Thursday’s Rock the Route was another smashing success. Pat Green led the way with a 90-minute performance that kicked off a little early. “We’re going to play until … well, we’re going to play until we can’t…

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Coordinator named for family justice center project

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info District Attorney Mike Fields has hired a woman with 17 years of experience as the project coordinator for the planned Canadian County Family Justice Center. The project coordinator is Kristie Chandler, who is the certification program manager in the Victim Services Unit of the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office. “Kristie’s passion and…

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FEMA provides $610k in grants to disaster victims

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Federal assistance is helping Canadian County recover from the double disasters that hit the county in the spring – in the form of flooding and a tornado that killed two people on May 25. The county has been notified of the amount of assistance from individual grants through the Federal Emergency…

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County policing oil and gas drilling sites

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Canadian County is a hotbed for new oil and gas wells, but with the surge of drilling and fracking has come challenges. Oil and gas companies were abandoning some of their pipes, cutting ditches along county roads. Sometime, oil companies would leave behind old tires that that they use to cushion…

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Mustang Central has smooth opening

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info The new Mustang Central Middle School was quiet at 7:30 a.m. Friday, with several parents and their kids already waiting in the parking lot ahead of official opening of the doors for the first time at 8:10 a.m. Around 7:45 a.m., several parents who teach at Central – accompanied by their…

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Mustang football looks for ‘PHAST’ start

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Mustang High School’s football team intends to play “PHAST” this season: physical and fast on offense. It’s a theme new head coach Lee Blankenship has employed the past eight seasons. The Broncos want to pressure opposing defenses, moving up and down the field with their up-tempo, multiple offense. Mustang returns 12…

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Mustang seeks bus drivers, touts benefits

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Mustang Public Schools is doing better than usual in hiring bus drivers, but the district still needs five more drivers to have a full roster for the school year. “It’s not too bad, but it’s not great,” said Transportation Director Angela McClure. She credits raises totaling $2 over the past year…

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Relief in sight for high school congestion

Due to construction, southbound traffic on South Mustang Road near Mustang High School will be detoured when school begins Friday. Photo / Chris EversoleBy CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info When Mustang Public Schools open Friday, southbound traffic will be detoured on South Mustang Road in an area that includes three schools – Mustang High, Mustang Elementary and…

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Area News

Tulsa man sentenced to death in 2013 slayings of woman, child

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com Attorneys for a Tulsa oil-field worker who was convicted of two counts of first- degree murder said they will file an appeal after their client was sentenced to death on Monday. Associate District Judge Bob Hughey followed the jury’s recommendation in sentencing Derek Don Posey during a brief hearing Monday. Posey…

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Area Sports

Mustang to visit high-scoring Jags

By BOB CRAMER bcramer@mustangnews.info Mustang High School hits the road for the first time this seasn when it faces the dangerous Westmoore Jaguars at 7 p.m. Friday at Moore Stadium. Westmoore and junior quarterback Dayton Wolfe rolled up 477 yards of offense last week while crushing Southmoore, 46-7. The previous week, the Jags’ fast-paced attack…

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