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Staffing shortages impacting Mustang Police Department

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com Across the country police officers are needed. Staffing shortages have been prevalent issues in many cities, putting more strains on the officers who are serving those communities. The Mustang Police Department is also seeing the effects. Chief Rob Groseclose talked about MPD’s predicament. “We have not been really fully staffed in quite some…

American Legion Post 353 remembers 9/11

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com This past week marked another year since the Sept. 11 attacks of 2001, and the American Legion Post 353 in Mustang were not about to let it pass without the ceremonial remembrance honoring those impacted. John Bishop read recommended remarks for Post Commanders at the ceremony held at Veterans Plaza in…

Commissioners approve REAP Grant for Union City road

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com A contract related to a regrant Canadian County received proved to be the most significant decision Commissioners David Anderson and Jack Stewart, along with Lacey Dawson, at the weekly commissioners meeting in El Reno. Commissioners approved of the Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) Grant for base stabilization and double chip sealing…

Billy Sims BBQ Offers Billy Sims meet and greet

Event in Mustang, Midwest City and Norman Locations Celebrating a new franchisee of Billy Sims Barbecue in Mustang and Norman, and a recent remodel in Midwest City, Billy Sims BBQ is welcoming our loyal guests to a meet and greet and autograph signing with Billy Sims, Heisman Winner, and Former NFL football personality, as well as the…

Billy Sims BBQ Offers Billy Sims Meet and Greet Event in Mustang, Midwest City and Norman Locations

TULSA, Okla., September 2, 2022 (Newswire) -Celebrating a new franchisee of Billy Sims Barbecue in Mustang and Norman, and a recent remodel in Midwest City, Billy Sims BBQ is welcoming our loyal guests to a meet and greet and autograph signing with Billy Sims, Heisman Winner, and Former NFL football personality, as well as the founder of…

Western Days returns with “Just Peachy” theme

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com At one point in Mustang’s history, the feeling of a city didn’t exist. Instead, the busy streets and closely-knit community were preceded by orchards growing fruit shipped across the world. According to the history provided on the City of Mustang’s website, the 1912-13 growing season even reportedly yielded “tens of thousands…

Mustang softball little league night planned for Sept. 19

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com Young kids will have an opportunity to experience Mustang athletics from a different vantage point when Little League Night returns on Sept. 19. The event, put on through Mustang Softball and its booster club, will allow kids the chance to be on the field for the national anthem between the Junior…

Mustang making progress on new fire station

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com Mustang’s second fire station is making noticeable progress, and with that, the community looks to benefit from its use in the future. Mustang Fire Chief, Craig Carruth, assessed the progress as the station is rapidly coming together. “It’s coming along really, really well,” Carruth said. “…All the structural components are up,…

60,000 fentanyl pills found in stop

On Monday, Aug. 15 at approximately 8:57 pm, a Deputy with the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office stopped an eastbound 2019 Toyota Camry on Interstate 40 near Evans Road in Canadian County. The Canadian County Sheriff’s Department said the subject was stopped after the deputy observed the vehicle make an improper lane change while traveling almost…

Bring Out the Broncos draws huge crowd

By Michael Kinney Mustang Times The Mustang football team held its annual intrasquad scrimmage Saturday at Bronco Stadium. However, the scrimmage may have actually been the one time during the day at coach Lee Blankenship was able to finally relax.   The annual Bring Back the Broncos has turned into more than just a scrimmage.…

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Staffing shortages impacting Mustang Police Department

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com Across the country police officers are needed. Staffing shortages have been prevalent issues in many cities, putting more strains on the officers who are serving those communities. The Mustang Police Department is also seeing the effects. Chief Rob Groseclose talked about MPD’s predicament. “We have not been really fully staffed in quite some…

American Legion Post 353 remembers 9/11

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com This past week marked another year since the Sept. 11 attacks of 2001, and the American Legion Post 353 in Mustang were not about to let it pass without the ceremonial remembrance honoring those impacted. John Bishop read recommended remarks for Post Commanders at the ceremony held at Veterans Plaza in…

Area Sports

Bring Out the Broncos draws huge crowd

By Michael Kinney Mustang Times The Mustang football team held its annual intrasquad scrimmage Saturday at Bronco Stadium. However, the scrimmage may have actually been the one time during the day at coach Lee Blankenship was able to finally relax.   The annual Bring Back the Broncos has turned into more than just a scrimmage.…

Watkins leads Broncos to state track meet

By John Martin Mustang Times MIDWEST CITY – Kassadi Watkins came home with medals in three events for the Mustang Broncos at the OSSAA Class 6A Regional qualifying track and field meet on Saturday. Watkins and her mates who qualified will now head for the OSSAA State Championships at Ardmore on Friday and Saturday. Watkins…

Business

Candidates speak at Mustang Town Center

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com Candidates for various offices met with members of the Mustang community at the Mustang Town Center on Thursday evening, giving the public a chance to learn about each of the candidates ahead of the June 28 primary. In attendance for the event were candidates Todd Russ (State Treasurer), Luke Holland (U.S.…

R&M Arms in Minco a friendly source for firepower

R&M Arms in Minco started as a hobby for Mindy and Ronnie Porter in August of 2020. After opening their first storefront in Minco, business was booming, and they were able to move to a bigger and better location at 208 West Main Street in Minco. Mindy spoke Monday morning about how the business came…

Education

“Something Rotten” set to begin Thursday at PAC

Tickets now on sale for Mustang High School’s first musical to be held in new facility By Traci Chapman, Staff Writer “Something Rotten” is headed to Mustang Performing Arts Center, as director Emily Farnham and her students prepare for the first musical to be showcased at that facility. “We are really excited about this production…

Mustang to gain three buses thanks to DEQ-administered grant

By Traci Chapman Mustang Public School District will have three new buses in the coming school year, thanks in part to a grant made available by Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality. The $71,124 grant would fund three 2018 or newer school buses certified by the Environmental Protection Agency. According to DEQ, those buses would replace…