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Cornerstone Bank Mustang Holiday Classic draws top teams to event

  This weekend, the Mustang Event Center will be overtaken by 13 basketball teams competing in the Cornerstone Bank Mustang Holiday Classic. Competition begins at 9 a.m. Thursday and will last until the boys championship game tips off at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday. The Lady Broncos and Broncos are in the primetime games Thursday with…

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2018 IN REVIEW

Oil wells challenge, walkout, superintendent turnover By Chris Eversole   The year 2018 in the Mustang area was highlighted by the courts siding with the city council in its restrictions on two proposed oil and gas wells, teachers walking out as part of a statewide actions that resulted in the Legislature increasing their pay and…

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Study session to focus on family justice center plans

  Canadian County District Attorney Mike Fields say his agency is beginning the process of creating a one-stop shop to help victims of family violence. Fields said Canadian County is exploring the possibility of creating a family justice center with the help of the national Alliance for Hope International. A family justice center brings together…

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Police Logs

The Mustang Police Department reported the following arrests between Dec. 16 through Dec. 22.   Tiffany Edwards, 22, Moore: Two counts of larceny from retailer; Londyn Thompson, 21, Yukon: Warrant service for other agency, false representation to an officer; Charles Tavyn Sharp, 20, Yukon: Larceny from retailer; Andrew Dylan Jordan, 21, Oklahoma City: Driving without…

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Yukon prepares Owen Olsen for Naval Academy

  Most football players who sign letters of intent to play college football at the Naval Academy do so with little understanding of what it will take to be successful. For Yukon senior Owen Olsen, it is the exact opposite. Olsen signed his letter of intent during Wednesday’s early signing period to play football at…

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GRAPPLERS TAKE THIRD

Mustang wrestling impresses in tournament   As the No. 3 team in class 6A; the Mustang Broncos wrestling team traveled to Enid over the weekend to compete in the Mid-America Nationals. Mustang finished as the third best team at the tournament a year ago but wasn’t anywhere close to Arlington Martin or Tuttle. This season,…

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Mustang girls defeat Yukon 55-37 on the road for sixth straight win after 0-1 start

  YUKON – Mustang Lady Broncos extended their winning streak to six games on Tuesday with a 55-37 victory over rival Yukon. Mutang dropped its first game of the season to Edmond North but hasn’t lost since and now sits at 6-1 on the season. Thanks to an Ellise Foreman three pointer at the buzzer…

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Mustang publishers plead no contest to embezzlement, other charges

  Mustang vanity publishers Richard and Ryan Tate avoided jail Wednesday after pleading no contest to 44 counts, including charges of embezzlement, attempted extortion, conspiracy and a pattern of criminal behavior. The father and son, who owned Tate Publishing, entered their pleas before Canadian County Special Judge Jack McCurdy. He sentenced the pair to 20…

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Family donates $200,000 of equipment to schools

By Shannon Rigsby Mustang Public Schools received a donation of specialized equipment this semester valued at more than $200,000. For Kristy and Darren Deadmond, it’s a gift in memory of their daughter and specialized possibilities for children they may never meet. Their daughter, Shelbi Deanna Haskin, a 2014 Mustang graduate, passed away unexpectedly in August…

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Police Logs

The Mustang Police Department reported the following arrests between Dec. 8 through Dec. 13. Kristopher Priest, 40, Mustang: Possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, driving while license privilege suspended; Jose Esteban Paredes, 41, Oklahoma City: Eluding police officer, obstructing officer, possession of controlled substance, driving with license canceled/suspended/revoked, failure to maintain security; Ronald Henderson, 30,…

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Splashing once again as Invitational looms

  It had been 29 days since the Yukon swim team hit the pool for action, due to a rescheduling of the Yukon Invitational. The team last swam on Nov. 15 in Ponca City. They were scheduled to host their annual Yukon Invitational Dec. 8, when a winter weather threat cancelled it. On Dec. 14,…

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Ex-recipients become volunteers for Santa’s Toy Shoppe

  For Linda Chastain and Kimberly Poke, Saturday was an opportunity to say thank you in the only way they knew how. They helped make sure other families will have a merry Christmas this year. There will be plenty of toys under the Christmas tree as children awake on Christmas Day. It was something both…

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Yukon Chamber’s Departure Party is a success

  For the second consecutive year, the Yukon Chamber of Commerce gave away thousands of dollars as part of its annual Santa Bucks program. And in one case, a local charity was the big winner. Officials with the Chamber said they gave away $5,500 through its Santa Bucks promotion. The money, which can be spent…

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Yukon woman to ride in Rose Parade

Yukon High School graduate Kaylee Rayburn’s life is better today because of something that occurred when she was just 11 months old. That’s when she received a lifesaving liver transplant. On New Year’s Day, she will have an opportunity spread the word about organ donation. Rayburn, who is a freshman at Seminole State College, and…

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Baby cap club sews to keep babies warm

As the needle twirls through the yarn, another stitch is completed and another baby cap is one step closer to being finished Dee Reid and a group of about 15 women sit around a series of tables, knitting and crocheting once a month. The results help keep newborn babies warm and toasty. Known as the…

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Plenty of work ahead for Miller wrestling

Mustang’s basketball court inside the Event Center was covered by two wrestling mats and more than a thousand fans filled the seats for the annual Mustang vs. Yukon dual. “I have to be a little honest. I was a little nervous. I was like ‘man, there are a lot of people here,’” said Mustang’s coach…

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Covenant’s Webb

It’s a family affair at Southwest Covenant where brothers and sisters rise through the ranks with one another. Before his 2018 graduation, Sam Webb became a jack of all trades leading all three sports he played. Now, at Oklahoma Baptist University his brother, Ben, is leading the way. “He’s worked really hard to get where…

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Residents win delay in oil, gas well drilling

By Chris Eversole Residents who are fighting plans to drill two fracking wells at S.W. 29th Street and Czech Hall Road between Mustang and Yukon won a small victory this week at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. An administrative law judge on Tuesday denied an application to move forward with the wells on an emergency basis.…

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Police Logs

The Yukon Police Department reported the following arrests between Dec. 6 and Dec. 13. Darla Marie Andrade, 30, El Reno: Local warrant; David Lamar Buyckes, 35, Midwest City: Conspiracy, operating a motor vehicle with a missing license plate, driving with a suspended license, eluding a police officer, failure to carry insurance verification; Tyrese Christian Rashawn…

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Mustang shows dominance over Yukon in wrestling

  Mustang’s basketball court inside the Event Center was covered by two wrestling mats, and more than 1,000 fans filled the seats for the annual Mustang vs. Yukon dual. “I have to be a little honest. I was a little nervous. I was like ‘man there are a lot of people here,’” said coach Brian…

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Area News

Three newcomers win council seats

By Chris Eversole The Mustang City Council will have two new faces as a result of Tuesday’s election – and one member who just started. In Ward 2 race, Keith Teeples defeated incumbent Josh Leete by 54 to 41 votes, or 57 percent. In the Ward 6 race, Nathan Sholund defeated David Harper by 65…

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Area Sports

Oklahoma can’t overcome ugly start against Crimson Tide

MIAMI – For the second straight season, Oklahoma was selected to play in the College Football Playoff, and for the second straight season, the Sooners walk away asking themselves what if. Most knew it would be a tall challenge to beat Alabama, who has been ranked No. 1 the entire season, but with the explosive…

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