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Firefighters’ efforts to revive heart attack victims draws praise

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info February is American Heart Month, and it took on special meaning for the Mustang Fire Department this year. Rescue crews from the department saved the lives of two Mustang women in their 50s, an accomplishment that earned them the department’s Life Saving Award. City Manager Timothy Rooney presented the awards at…

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Mustang students see ACT improvement

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Mustang school officials are celebrating after Mustang High School’s junior scored 2% better on the ACT than their predecessors. The 721 juniors who took the spring 2019 ACT increased scores over 2018 juniors in all areas, leading to a 2.16% increase in the composite score. The achievement is more than a…

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Mustang grad signs MLB contract

By BRODY FELDMANN newseditor@mustangnews.info It might have taken more than a month, but Logan Glass has signed his first professional contract with the Chicago White Sox. “It is a dream come true,” Glass said. “It honestly didn’t hit me until I was leaving. I was like, ‘I can’t believe this is actually happening and actually…

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Rowe resigns from school board

The Yukon School Board is looking for a new member after one of its own resigned last week. Don Rowe, who serves the District in Seat 3, resigned effective June 28. His letter of resignation was made public during Monday’s school board meeting. In the letter to Superintendent Dr. Jason Simeroth, dated June 28, Rowe…

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County officials propose $30M budget

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com Canadian County’s proposed budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year is more than $5 million higher than the just completed fiscal year. The proposed general fund budget is $30,894,720.49. That is an increase of $5,544,365.89. District 2 County Commissioner David Anderson said the increase is a combination of the county’s improving finances…

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Yukon teen among DC diabetes delegation

By LARISSA COPELAND layout@theyukonreview.com Monday, 14-year-old Lundyn Cox boarded a flight to Washington, D.C. Unlike others her age, the Yukon teen’s trip wasn’t a vacation; Cox was on her way to lobby Congress to continue supporting type-1 diabetes research. “We have been meeting other delegates from all over the country,” Cox’s mother, Brandy Skoropowski, said…

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Yukon hires girl’s soccer coach

By BRODY FELDMANN newseditor@mustangnews.info Yukon High School’s girls’ soccer program found its new head coach Monday night when the Yukon School Board approved the selection of Danielle Cushing. “I am so excited to get started,” she said. Cushing is a graduate of Oklahoma State University, where she received both an undergraduate and a master’s degree.…

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City roads take beating in wake of recent floods

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com Some of Yukon’s rural roads took a beating during the recent flooding, and it wasn’t just State Highway 4, said City Manager Jim Crosby. Crosby, during a work study session Tuesday, said several Yukon roads received significant damage during periods of high water that lasted throughout June. SH-4, which also is…

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Thousands enjoy Yukon’s Freedom Fest

By TERRY GROOVER newseditor@theyukonreview.com Thousands of people packed into Chisholm Trail Park Wednesday and Thursday for two nights of celebrating America’s birthday. And what a bash it was. From free watermelon and ice cream to two nights of spectacular fireworks and patriotic tunes, the events could only be described as phenomenal. This year’s Freedom Fest…

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Yukon files suit against property owners

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com The City of Yukon wasted little time Wednesday filing condemnation lawsuits against two property owners and an outdoor advertising company. The city is seeking to obtain the property for rights-of-way needed for a major road project to move forward The lawsuits, which claim eminent domain, were approved Tuesday by the Yukon…

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Mustang middle school nears completion

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Crews have finished building the structure of the new Mustang Central Middle School, and they’re working on the finishing touches. Crossland Con-struction is scheduled to turn the building over to the school district July 15, said Assistant Super-intendent Jason Pittenger. From there, the school district will install desks, computers and other…

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Judge scolds ex-teacher convicted of rape

Through tears, Hunter Day on Friday admitted that she was not prepared to be a teacher and took on too much responsibility in becoming a teacher. That decision, she said, allowed her to stray from her marriage and give into the temptation of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy who was one of…

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Yukon teacher awarded $5k innovation grant

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com A Yukon teacher who just completed her first year in the classroom said this week that she is excited to begin her second year. Shauna Walker, who teaches special education at Central Elementary School, recently learned that is she is one of 19 teachers across the state who will share $98,000…

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Two from Yukon appointed to state panel

Two Yukon residents have been appointed to the board of the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat announced Thursday the appointment of Kari Stomprud and Dr. Carisa Wilsie, both of Yukon, to the state panel. The two will serve as his appointments on the state board, in…

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LifeChurch donates funds to Compassionate Hands, Manna Pantry

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Life.Church of Yukon demonstrated its commitment to helping the community Thursday by giving to two agencies that help the needy. Pastors Tim Knox and Logan Prince presented two checks of $6,000 each – one to Compassionate Hands and one to Manna Pantry. Ramona Ritchie, of Manna Pantry’s fundraising committee, noted that…

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Mustang schools go for greatness with raises

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info The Mustang School District has a rosy financial picture, helping it give teachers bigger raises than it had expected – with the goal of keeping and attracting top educators. Chief Financial Officer Nancy McKay painted that picture at Monday’s school board meeting and in an interview later. Since the beginning of…

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Mustang deputy to become OKC assistant superintendent

Tracy Skinner, who was appointed as the deputy superintendent for the Mustang School District in January, has announced that she is leaving the district. Skinner was hired Monday to become the assistant superintendent for academics for the Oklahoma City School District, where she will join forces with former Mustang Superintendent Sean McDaniel. McDaniel served in…

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OBITUARY – Elmer James ‘EJ’ Hagar Jr.

Elmer James “EJ” Hagar Jr., 59, of Mustang, passed away Saturday. Born on June 12, 1959, to Viola Mae and Elmer James Hagar of Okarche, EJ married Brenda Millsap of Spencer. They were married almost 40 years. He served honorably in the U.S. Air Force and retired from the U.S. Army as a sergeant first…

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Council rejects OKC service request that would lead to large development

By Chris Eversole The Mustang City Council didn’t take long to unanimously reject a request from Oklahoma City that Mustang provide services to land south of the city limits. “We don’t need to take on that customer,” Mayor Jess Schweinberg said. At issue is the development of two square miles directly south of the city…

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Isaias Silva earns All-City top honor at event

As a freshman, Isaias Silva scored five goals, but as a sophomore the Bronco led Class 6A in goals with 26. On top of the 26 goals, Silva also collected 11 assists during the Broncos semifinal run. “I feel like I grew my mentality, and the speed of play at the high school level helped…

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Area News

Former teacher of the year accused of sexual assault

By TERRY GROOVER tgroover@theyukonreview.com 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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Area Sports

Mustang Sports Hall of Fame honors former players, coach

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info The Mustang Event Center, which usually hosts matchups with teams from opposing schools, turned into a dinner theater venue Saturday. The leading actors were Mustang athletes from the past who spoke emotionally about what the community meant to them as they got started on their path to athletic success. The men…

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