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Utility providers advise rolling blackouts likely

By Traci Chapman A host of utility providers have now announced they plan to shortly begin controlled rolling power blackouts across Oklahoma – including Canadian County. It is the first time in Oklahoma Gas & Electric’s history the company would be forced to implement temporary service interruptions for customers, a representative said Monday afternoon. The…

Details emerge in murder investigation

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer New details continue to emerge in the case of two people accused of killing a 42-year-old Oklahoma City man and leaving his car in his burning vehicle near Mustang. Johnathon Reese Erickson, 28, and Kristina Marie Franz, 27, both of Oklahoma City are both charged with first degree murder in…

City road projects continue forward momentum

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Several city road projects continue their forward momentum, as one final improvement on one of Mustang’s largest street redevelopments is in the works for February. The $4.5 million South Mustang Road widening and reconstruction project was officially completed last spring. Construction widely heralded by residents, businesses and Mustang Public School…

Vaccinations move to Mustang

Effort still in first phase – seniors, first responders, healthcare workers By Traci Chapman Staff Writer The long line outside town center Monday morning illustrated more than the signs posted – Oklahoma State Health Department’s vaccine headquarters for COVID-19 vaccinations had officially moved to Mustang. Monday was the first day of that change, which saw…

Additional library health, education sessions available thanks to grant

Funds come courtesy of state Health Literacy program By Traci Chapman Mustang Public Library will enhance its healthy options as the new year gets into full swing, thanks to a $4,000 health literacy grant awarded by Oklahoma Department of Libraries. Mustang was one of 26 entities that jointly received more than $178,000 in Oklahoma Health…

Mustang academic data underscores district’s challenges, successes

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer The novel coronavirus has perhaps been particularly challenging for students and their families – and the educators dedicated to preparing them for their future. New data released by Mustang Public School District shows how virtual and distance learning, among other impacts of COVID-19, have affected student proficiency. That data was…

CCSO Sheriff Chris West ‘vehemently rebukes’ violence at U.S Capitol

Canadian County Sheriff Chris West visited the U.S. Capitol in Washington DC Wednesday, January 6 in support of President Donald Trump.  That day, there was a riot at the Nation’s Capital that resulted in the deaths of five people.  Sheriff West said he was not present at the scene of the violence.  Accusations, originating on…

New animal welfare center nears completion

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Mustang’s new animal welfare center is nearing completion, as a Monday tour confirmed the project is gearing up for its final weeks of construction. Mustang Police Chief Rob Groseclose and Deputy Chief Mike Wallace were on hand Monday for a look at the quickly developing $1.644 million, 5,560-square foot facility.…

Trinity Baptist Church celebrates Together We Center with Sunday groundbreaking

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Yukon’s Trinity Baptist Church celebrated a milestone in its community outreach efforts Sunday, as parishioners gathered for a groundbreaking of Together We Center, a development aimed at helping those who need it the most. Mustang Mayor-Elect Brian Grider will head the new center as its executive director and was a…

Seniors turn out for COVID vaccine

State health department expected to transition to daily appointments ‘soon’ By Traci Chapman Staff Writer When Oklahoma State Health Department officials prepared for the roll-out of vaccinations for the novel coronavirus to area seniors, they were a little concerned – that perhaps worries about the shots might keep those individuals away. That wasn’t a problem,…

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Utility providers advise rolling blackouts likely

By Traci Chapman A host of utility providers have now announced they plan to shortly begin controlled rolling power blackouts across Oklahoma – including Canadian County. It is the first time in Oklahoma Gas & Electric’s history the company would be forced to implement temporary service interruptions for customers, a representative said Monday afternoon. The…

Opinion: What is WallStreetBets?

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher WallStreetBets or WSB, is an online forum where participants discuss stock and option trading. It has become notable for its profane language, aggressive trading strategies, and role in the epic GameStop short squeeze. WallStreetBets can be found on Reddit. It’s a popular discussion website/app with user-generated content. Reddit covers a variety…

Area Sports

Mustang takes down powerhouse Tuttle

By Jarrett Standridge Contributing Writer Last Thursday, the Class 6A No. 4 Broncos traveled to Tuttle to take on the Class 4A top-ranked Tigers. Mustang had no problem defeating Tuttle as they cruised to a 50-14 victory to end the regular season at 18-2. The Broncos dominated from the very beginning of the dual as…

Broncos start fast, finish strong against Millers

By Bryce McKinnis Contributing Writer Mustang’s boys claimed wins on Friday and Saturday against Moore and Yukon, respectively. The Broncos’ 86-72 win against No. 13 Moore at home was their first win against an opponent ranked higher than them. “We feel like we’re playing really good basketball right now,” said Mustang coach Scott Hodges. “We’ve…

Business

JT’s Garage offering diagnostics with a discount

By Jayson Knight [email protected] Jeff Tate owns and operates JT‘s Garage, located at 7820 Newcastle Rd. in Oklahoma City. Tate, 39, is an experienced mechanic who has been doing the job for the last 15 years, and he’s been working on vehicles regularly throughout his life. “I’ve built Harleys and worked on Hotrods since I was…

Mustang event center looking to rebound in 2021

By Van Mitchell Contributing Writer The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted many things in 2020 including the planning of weddings and special events across the globe. A new year and vaccines on the horizon have given way to hoping that 2021 can be a rebound year for weddings and other special events including for Teena Milam with…

Education

Mustang academic data underscores district’s challenges, successes

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer The novel coronavirus has perhaps been particularly challenging for students and their families – and the educators dedicated to preparing them for their future. New data released by Mustang Public School District shows how virtual and distance learning, among other impacts of COVID-19, have affected student proficiency. That data was…

Mustang Public Schools to participate in student quarantine pilot program

Option would allow students exposed to COVID-19 to return to class By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Mustang Public School District is the first across the state to approve an in-school quarantine program developed by Oklahoma State Department of Health. An Opportunity for Students Exposed to COVID-19 to Return to Campus The short-term change in the…

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