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Legion pays tribute to law enforcement

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer As the wind whipped the flag under a bright blue sky Friday, Mustang American Legion Post 353 members gathered to honor the men and women who keep Mustang safe. “We gather each year to commemorate National Peace Officers Memorial Day and to thank our members of Mustang Police Department, who…

Taco Casa coming to south Yukon

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher Canadian County residents have a new Mexican restaurant to try this summer. Construction is under way for a Taco Casa at 12424 NW 10th Street. It will be located across from Arby’s in the Market at Czech Hall. “We are thrilled to become part of the Yukon community. My wife’s family…

Small businesses not immune to COVID-19’s terrible toll

With research and responsibility, Cory Rose put safety precautions in place before there were any cases of the coronavirus in Oklahoma. Rose, owner/operator at Peaceful Warriors Martial Arts, was tracking the coronavirus for weeks. He noticed COVID-19’s disastrous impact on the stock market, and began preparing for the virus’s arrival. “I was tracking this from…

Officials ask for help as pandemic impacts blood drives, donations

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer As confirmed COVID-19 cases and the number of resulting deaths continue to rise, the pandemic is also taking a toll on other medical efforts, efforts that if not maintained could put more people at risk, officials say. Key among those was blood donation activities, which have taken a serious hit…

GCSO Investigators solved vandalism case in less than two days

An elderly woman living in Bridge Creek was in Houston, Texas getting cancer treatment when eight children out of a group of ten, aged 9 to 12 years old, ransacked, vandalized, and destroyed her home. The homeowner is currently living with a family member, and her family has begun fundraising via Facebook. So far, 10…

The Aesthetics Place Medspa focuses on skincare, health and wellness

By Van Mitchell Contributing Writer Tanja Pittman was having shoulder issues many years ago and sought relief from massage therapy, which introduced her to the spa setting in Arkansas. Those experiences piqued her curiosity about possibly having her own spa and inspired her to visit different spas around the country while traveling to get ideas.…

City gives Angelman Day annual recognition

Proclamation expresses support for rare condition and families affected by it By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Two years ago a Mustang mayor first issued a proclamation bringing attention to a rare condition and those affected with it. Last week that recognition became permanent, as Angelman Day will be celebrated the 15th day of each February…

Mustang swimmers hope to make splash in 2019-20

By Stan Moss Contributing Writer The Mustang Broncos Swim team has a brand new coach in Ashley Berndt, and another year of experience under their belt after a promising season last year. On the girls’ side, Hannah Hamilton returns for her senior year after placing sixth at the state meet in the 100-yard butterfly for…

Broncos can’t wrangle Jenks

Mustang’s season ends with 55-28 loss to traditional Class 6A powerhouse By Stan Moss Contributing Writer The Mustang Broncos football magical season came to an end Friday night as the Jenks Trojans defeated the Broncos 55-28 at Bronco Stadium. The loss eliminates Mustang from the 6A playoffs, and pulls the curtain down on Head Coach…

Unique collaboration moves beyond controlling prisoner population figures

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer A unique collaboration borne of necessity to address spiking county jail populations has transcended its original goal, in the process making a difference not only to those working to keep prisoner counts manageable but also providing opportunities that might make all the difference to someone looking for a second chance,…

Area News

Victim allegedly chases, catches would-be burglar

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer A 24-year-old Oklahoma City man faces burglary charges after a resident chased and subdued him after the man allegedly took several items from a park car. Ryan Lee Youell faces two counts of third degree burglary and a single concealing stolen property charge related to an April 11 incident that…

Legion pays tribute to law enforcement

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer As the wind whipped the flag under a bright blue sky Friday, Mustang American Legion Post 353 members gathered to honor the men and women who keep Mustang safe. “We gather each year to commemorate National Peace Officers Memorial Day and to thank our members of Mustang Police Department, who…

Area Sports

Getting to Know Senior Eric Hotwagner

By Stan Moss Contributing Writer COVID-19 wiped out spring sports nationwide and a lot of ink has already been spilled about it, telling story after story of what could’ve been for this boy, or that girl. Mustang senior soccer player Eric Hotwagner is a remarkable young man who beat setback after setback, beat the odds…

Mustang swimmers hope to make splash in 2019-20

By Stan Moss Contributing Writer The Mustang Broncos Swim team has a brand new coach in Ashley Berndt, and another year of experience under their belt after a promising season last year. On the girls’ side, Hannah Hamilton returns for her senior year after placing sixth at the state meet in the 100-yard butterfly for…

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