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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,…

Mustang ice storm cleanup continues

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer It took 19 trucks working 38 days to clear the first pass of debris from a late October ice storm that caused extensive damage across the area, as city of Mustang crews returned to the task Jan. 5, after taking a holiday break, City Manager Tim Rooney says. Rooney issued…

City ice storm cleanup continues this week

Shop with an Officer a success, despite COVID-19 challenges By Traci Chapman Note: This is a revised version of a story printed in our Jan. 7 paper. I incorrectly read the city manager’s report concerning ice storm cleanup and am correcting that error here. I apologize for the inconvenience. TC It took 19 trucks working…

Police department asks for leads in recent cases

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Mustang Police Department is asking for assistance in a burglary that cost a local business almost $20,000. The report came in to Mustang police dispatchers about 8:30 a.m. Nov. 29, and officers were sent to the 300 block of South Symes Lane on a report of an unsecured business. “Upon…

Honey Festival tomorrow in Minco, starts at 9 am

Honey Festival Saturday in Minco By Jayson Knight Jimmy Ross, owner/operator of Ross Honey Company in Minco, discussed Saturday the changes that will be made to this year’s Honey Festival.  The festival is hosted each year by the Minco Chamber of Commerce. There won’t be any tours of the honey plant this year, but Ross…

City water treatment plant garners statewide honor

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Mustang’s Water Reclamation Facility established firsts for municipalities and provided an opportunity for the city to reuse water in a way unique among Oklahoma communities; now it also has another distinction – it’s an award-winning facility. Keep Oklahoma Beautiful Nov. 20 awarded the reclamation plant its 2020 Environmental Excellence Award…

Area News

Are you REAL ID Ready?

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher Is your driver’s license set to expire soon? Did you know most tag agencies are booked up for months and only taking appointments? Beginning October 1, 2021, every air traveler 18 years of age and older will need a REAL ID compliant driver’s license, or another acceptable form of ID to…

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…

Area Sports

Mustang wins home dual tournament

By Jarrett Standridge Contributing Writer The No. 2 Mustang Broncos hosted the Mustang Invitational Dual Tournament on Saturday. The field included the top-ranked 4A team in Tuttle, 3A #2 Comanche, 5A #3 Duncan, 5A #8 Piedmont, Lawton MacArthur, 6A #5 Choctaw and 6A #7 Edmond Memorial. Mustang bounced back from a tough dual loss to…

Mustang girls have great expectations this season

Broncos tip off season Friday night against Edmond Santa Fe By Kale Fouts Contributing Writer Last season the Mustang girls basketball team were just nine points away from advancing to the state tournament. The Lady Broncos lost to Sapulpa 66-57. This year they again have their hopes set high, as the goal is to win…

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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