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2016 robbery suspect arrested

By MARK CODNER [email protected]   After more than four years on the run, an Oklahoma City man wanted in connection with a Yukon armed robbery is in custody. Damon Brandon Caldwell, 46, was booked Thursday into the Canadian County jail on charges of robbery, shooting with intent to kill and being a felon in possession…

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Sports officials monitor impact of COVID-19 virus

After a recent surge of COVID-19 throughout the state, most counties in Oklahoma are designated red on the COVID-19 alert system. That includes Canadian County. Because of that, Mustang High School has decided to postpone all upcoming scrimmages for its winter season sports. That included basketball scrimmages that were scheduled for Thursday and Saturday of…

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Yukon native and cancer survivor gives back to health care workers

Children’s Hospital Oklahoma City health care providers changed her life. Now, Pamela Marie Hobby wants to help change theirs. Hobby, a Yukon native and actress, is a leukemia survivor. She was diagnosed in 1986 when she was 2 years old. In 1989, a cancer-free kindergartener walked out of her Oklahoma hospital to later become a…

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Mustang teen’s death brings life to others

When Marissa Murrow died earlier this year, it was a tragedy for her family, but it was a blessing for at least seven other people. Murrow, 19, and a Mustang High School graduate, was an organ donor. Because of her life- saving gift, at least seven people have a second chance at life, said her…

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NOW OPEN: Construction continues on SH-4 project

Three bridges that cross the North Canadian River just south of Wilshire Boulevard on State Highway 4 are now closed to traffic, and soon will be razed. The bridges were closed Friday after the Oklahoma Department of Transportation opened a new, 1,500-foot bridge that is part of the first phase of a project to improve…

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This Week in Sports – October 22, 2020

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Area students turn to online school

Some completely virtual schools, like Oklahoma Connections Academy and Epic Charter Schools, have seen an increase in student enrollment and teacher hires amidst the pandemic. Student enrollment at the academy has increased 67 percent this year, officials said. There are 38 students from Yukon, and 19 from Mustang. The academy also hired five more teachers…

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Tourism plan with Mustang murals continues

State Rep. Brian Hill and Mustang community members decided to move forward with a tourism plan that includes adding murals to the community’s parks. The decision came during an Oct. 8 meeting. “As a manager of the city’s resources, my only concern is, you don’t put everything in the same park,” said City Manager Tim…

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Simonsen paces Broncos to CC conference title

DEER CREEK — In No. 2 Mustang’s final tune-up before the postseason, the MHS boys’ cross-country team was able to lock horns with No. 3 Deer Creek once again. But this time around, it was the Broncos who came out on top Tuesday at the Central Oklahoma Coaches Association Conference Meet. Led by Gabe Simonsen…

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Mustang netters dominate 6A Regionals, make state

By ANTHONY MELLENDORF For The Mustang News The Mustang Lady Broncos cruised through the Class 6A Regional Tournament Tuesday capturing victories over the Westmoore Lady Jaguars and the Moore Lady Lions. In the early match, Mustang steamrolled Westmoore in straight sets, 25-14, 25-17, 25-22 to advance to the championship match. The Lady Broncos got off…

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Lady Broncos rally for regional title

During the regional softball tournament, there were a couple of times Mustang could have folded and called it a day. However, that is not what Mustang coach Lacy Darity has instilled in her squad. From day one of the season, she has had them believing they are always in the game. So, when the Broncos…

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COVID concerns close Riverwood

Mustang Public Schools transitioned Riverwood Elementary to remote learning effective through at least Oct. 23, school officials said in a release Tuesday. The transition came after several students exhibited COVID-19 symptoms and numerous staff members were also impacted. In-person learning is expected to resume Oct. 26. Riverwood Principal Jessika Hill advised parents to use their…

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Lady Bronco netters to host regional

With one game remaining in the regular season, and a record of 28-6, the Mustang Lady Broncos found out Wednesday they have been selected to host a regional tournament. The volleyball tournament is set to begin next Thursday. Mustang, which is the No. 1 seed, will host Westmoore, Lawton and Moore. The first game of…

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Broncos’ offense connects in win

Despite topping the 30-point mark in two of their first four games, the Mustang football team was still waiting for that offensive explosion where everything came together. That moment came last week when the Broncos traveled to Moore to face Southmoore. In their first Thursday game of the season, MHS turned a back-and-forth ball game…

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Schools make COVID-19 changes

Mustang Public Schools’ Board of Education agreed last week to allow Superintendent Charles Bradley to speak with state and county health officials about the district’s COVID-19 plans. In addition, the school approved some changes that will impact how the district operates during the current pandemic. Those changes include allowing decision-making be based from MPS’ COVID-19…

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Mayor won’t seek second term

By SHANE SMITH For The Mustang News After serving a single term as Mustang’s mayor, Jess Schwein-berg said he is retiring. Schweinberg announced Tuesday that he will not seek a second term in office. His announcement came at the end of the city council meeting. Schweinberg says he is “going into the retirement life.” Schweinberg…

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Yukon teachers happy with students’ return

Yukon students have been back in the classroom for about two weeks, and at least two teachers say they are happy to have them back. Kayleen Browning, a fifth-grade teacher at the recently opened Redstone Intermediate, and Debbie Yeagley, who teaches second grade at Ranchwood Elementary, both said teaching students in the classroom is significantly…

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Czech royalty will serve a second year

For the first time in program history, Oklahoma’s Czech-Slovak royalty will serve two terms. For more than 50 years, the Oklahoma Czech Royalty Pageant has been a fixture of Yukon’s Czech Fest, celebrating area youth as they honored their Czech-Slovak heritage. “When our 2019-2020 Oklahoma Czech-Slovak royalty were being crowned, no one could have foreseen…

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Mustang mauled by Timberwolves

Mustang kicked off the district portion of its schedule last week by hosting Norman North. The Timberwolves were coming off a loss to Yukon, so it looked like the Broncos should have been favored. However, when North got to Broncos Stadium, they were at full strength, something they were not the week before. They rolled…

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Area News

Bice’s election to open state Senate seat

By Terry Groover

The election of Sen. Stephanie Bice to the U.S. House of Representatives will mean that Canadian County will soon have a new senator at the State Capitol. Bice, R-Oklahoma City, defeated incumbent Kendra Horn, D-Oklahoma City, during Tuesday’s general election to represent the 5th Congressional District. Bice received 158,044 votes, or 52 percent, in the…

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Area Sports

Council trims city manager finalists list

Yukon’s mayor says she hopes to begin formal interviews with finalists for the city manager’s job within the next two to three weeks. The city council met in executive session for 2½ hours Tuesday to review applications for the position, which will become vacant in January when Jim Crosby retires. Crosby announced his plans last…

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