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Mustang student performing in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com One Mustang High School student will have an opportunity of a lifetime on Thanksgiving Day. CJ Welch will make the big screen in the big apple as part of the Macy’s Great American Marching Band as part of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Welch said in order for a band student…

Canadian County Sheriff’s Office takes crime fighting to new heights

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com Fighting crime has taken to the air, with the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office being among many law enforcement agencies involved with drone use in recent years. That’s thanks to the newer versions of drones that have made quicker deployments possible in typical instances the deputies may need aerial assistance. Jerry Dougan,…

Amphitheater project hoping for January 2024 construction start date

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com The 12,000 seat Sunset Amphitheater plans revealed earlier this year are not too far away from potential work getting started. Notes Live, the group with plans to put the Amphitheater just east of the John Kilpatrick Turnpike near 15 th street and Sara Road, hosted community members who surround the area…

Mustang Masonic Lodge invested in Mustang community groups

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com Two weekends each month, Mustang Masonic Lodge has been dedicated to fundraising for different groups in the community through breakfast meals. That was the case this past weekend, where members of the Mustang FFA were up for the fundraiser. Rick McDaniel, the Senior Warden at the Mustang Masonic Lodge, also mentioned…

Summer Moon Coffee planning to open early 2024

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com As construction on the Brookstone Village development north of Mustang continues to make progress, a plethora of retailers have made their plans to move to the location to be closer to the growing Mustang community. Of those retailers with definitive plans, Summer Moon Coffee is expected to draw a substantial number…

Fire prevention month off to a strong start

By Jacob Sturm and Jayson Knight centraloklahomaweeklies.com Entertaining with a purpose. The task may better fit actors making a living by being on screens around the country, but to some firefighters around Mustang it takes on a new meaning. October is Fire Prevention Month, where fire departments across the country emphasize safety through a message…

MPS dealing with bus driving conundrum

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com Mustang Public Schools is facing a predicament that doesn’t have a quick fix. That comes through bus drivers, a much needed group of individuals for many school districts, being overworked while in equipment that is substandard. Dr. Jason Pittenger, the Assistant Superintendent of Operations for Mustang Public Schools, provided the district’s…

Brookstone village brings retail options to Mustang residents

  By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com Just north of Mustang city limits is about to be offering Mustang residents with tons of new business close to town. That is thanks to the efforts of the Brookstone Village development on Mustang Road, which has been the center of attention for the past year as plenty of construction…

Mustang continuing to grow commercially & residentially

By Jayson Knight Jaysonrknight@gmail.com As the City of Mustang grows, so does the number of people wanting homes in the community. Several subdivisions were featured in City Manager Timothy Rooney’s September report, available at cityofmustang.org. A residential Preliminary Plat has been approved for a subdivision titled Hidden Lake Estates. It contains 213 single-family lots on…

Mustang Marketplace progressing with developments

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com Mustang is marking progress with multiple developments set to come to town through the Mustang Marketplace Development east of the Walmart on State Highway 152. Among the developments coming is Panda Express, with the development taking one of the frontage spots in the development that has been in the works for…

Area News

Mustang student performing in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com One Mustang High School student will have an opportunity of a lifetime on Thanksgiving Day. CJ Welch will make the big screen in the big apple as part of the Macy’s Great American Marching Band as part of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Welch said in order for a band student…

Canadian County Sheriff’s Office takes crime fighting to new heights

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com Fighting crime has taken to the air, with the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office being among many law enforcement agencies involved with drone use in recent years. That’s thanks to the newer versions of drones that have made quicker deployments possible in typical instances the deputies may need aerial assistance. Jerry Dougan,…

Area Sports

Lady Broncos run 10th at conference meet

By Michael Kinney Mustang Times Led by a strong performance from Carol Le, the Mustang girls Cross Country team placed 10th at the COAC conference meet last week at Deer Creek. Le ran a 19:45 over the 5K course. That was good enough to take 24th overall. According to coach Mike McGarry the 19:45 beat…

Mustang takes third at COAC

By Michael Kinney Mustang Times The COAC proved once again that it is the toughest cross-country conference in the state last week. At the annual conference championship, four teams were within 17 points of each other as they battled for the boys title. However, even though they were without their top runner, it was nationally…

Business

Wondervan Pops investing in itself with Mustang building

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com Artistic expression comes in many different forms, but how many of them can claim to be cold? Although it has been a relatively mild summer to this point, there are not many things that can surpass the vibes of ice cream bars or popsicles to stave off the heat. That’s where…

Emma Elle’s authentic Italian experience

By Jayson Knight editor@tuttletimes.com Cameron Wilson opened Emma Elle’s Italian Kitchen, located at 4401 Grant Boulevard, Suite 3 in Yukon, in August of 2022. “The idea popped in my head in May of 2021, so I’ve been working on it since then,” Cameron said Thursday. “Originally, I was thinking about franchising a restaurant, but I…

Education

Student conduct and discipline draws discussion from MPS Board of Education

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com Oklahoma’s public schools are facing a precarious situation that doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon, and Mustang Public Schools is making some changes to address the challenge. Mustang Public Schools Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education, Ryan McKinney, said the district has spent time looking at the drug and…

Camp Invention providing spark for students

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com Students participating in the Camp Invention program had their creativity on full display this past week. The camp, which took place at Mustang Trails Elementary this past week, is run by teachers and students and has proven to be fun for kids of a multitude of ages. Angie Choate, the MPS…