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Rooney updates chamber through ‘State of the City’ address

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com Business leaders in Mustang got a clear picture of what the City of Mustang has been focused on, and what to expect for the 2024 calendar year from a variety of different departments thanks to City Manager Tim Rooney’s ‘State of the City’ address. Rooney walked through each City Department’s responses…

Canadian County jail seeing decrease in inmate numbers

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com Inmate population is noticeably decreasing at Canadian County’s jail in El Reno, and the exact cause of the dropping numbers is not exactly known. The Canadian County Sheriff’s Office meets monthly with other sheriff’s in the area, and undersheriff Kevin Ward mentioned the numbers are dropping across the board. “We don’t…

Kiwanis receive food pantry supplies from MPS schools

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com After a week-long extension from multiple Mustang Public Schools, the Mustang Kiwanis Club got an opportunity to pick up additional food and supplies for the Kiwanis Food Pantry through the school food drives. Luke Ellis, a member of the Mustang Kiwanis Club, mentioned Mustang Public Schools held drives during friendship week.…

Mini Storage specific use permit approved by Mustang City Council

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com More RV and mini storage units may be coming to Mustang in the not too distant future. A specific use permit for property located at the Southwest corner of N Clear Springs Road and W Rendezvous Way for mini storage and RV storage units was approved by the Mustang City Council…

Local author finding success with Bar Stool Anthology

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com One person’s therapeutic work is making an impact on countless veterans, all starting in the friendly confines of Canadian County. Johnnie Gilpen Jr., a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant and author from Union City, has produced a short story anthology remembering many funny and good moments of his time in the…

A week that shapes a lifetime

American Legion offers “Boys State” opportunity for nominated student By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com Nominated individuals have a prime opportunity to further develop leadership skills, make lifetime friendships and have unique experiences thanks to the efforts of the American Legion’s Boys State program. Students who are nominated and choose to attend will be put into a…

City Council denies zoning change for commercial intensive district

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com Mustang’s City Council denied a developer’s request for a change to the zoning of a property that would have made way for a duplex planned unit development on Feb. 6. The decision came after a public hearing on the property where the applicant’s appointed representative emphasized the plans for the property,…

Bradley updates chamber members on State of the Schools

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com Members of the Mustang Chamber of Commerce received an update from Mustang Superintendent Charles Bradley on the State of the Schools on Jan. 25. Bradley provided numbers on the school district, including the fact the district employs 1,700 people. The district has 13,639 students from Pre-K through 12 th grade. Mustang…

City Parks Department getting grant information for fishing pier

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com An additional amenity to Wild Horse park is in the works. Mustang Parks and Recreation has received information regarding a grant for a fishing pier in the City of Mustang through the Oklahoma Fish and Wildlife Department. That comes through the “Close to Home” fishing projects, with Wild Horse Park’s pond…

Roads townhall offers insight into Mustang area residents concerns

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com Those seeking clarity on the road issues being addressed inside county borders had a golden opportunity to get answers in the past week. That was thanks to a roads townhall inside Mustang city limits, with Mustang Rep. Brian Hill and members of five different entities being available for discussions with the…

Area News

Rooney updates chamber through ‘State of the City’ address

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com Business leaders in Mustang got a clear picture of what the City of Mustang has been focused on, and what to expect for the 2024 calendar year from a variety of different departments thanks to City Manager Tim Rooney’s ‘State of the City’ address. Rooney walked through each City Department’s responses…

Canadian County jail seeing decrease in inmate numbers

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com Inmate population is noticeably decreasing at Canadian County’s jail in El Reno, and the exact cause of the dropping numbers is not exactly known. The Canadian County Sheriff’s Office meets monthly with other sheriff’s in the area, and undersheriff Kevin Ward mentioned the numbers are dropping across the board. “We don’t…

Area Sports

OKC voters have big decision ahead

By Michael Kinney Contributing Writer Muhammed Ali vs Jerry Cooney. The 1985 Chicago Bears vs the New England Patriots. Backstreet Boys vs 98 Degrees. These are some of the most lopsided battles in the history of competition. Everyone knew they were going to be ugly from the start and that is the way they ended.…

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…

Business

Rooney updates chamber through ‘State of the City’ address

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com Business leaders in Mustang got a clear picture of what the City of Mustang has been focused on, and what to expect for the 2024 calendar year from a variety of different departments thanks to City Manager Tim Rooney’s ‘State of the City’ address. Rooney walked through each City Department’s responses…

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…

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…