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New bakery to open July 1

  By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher A new bakery is opening July 1 at 336 S Mustang Road. Just Baked is a bakery and deli offering fresh sandwiches, soups, salads and all kinds of baked goods. Owners Katlyn Swaffer and her mom Debbie Cook have dreamed of owning a bakery forever. Friends and family have always…

MPD officer involved shooting takes life of Yukon man

Suspect has outstanding case mirroring alleged Friday events in Mustang By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is actively pursuing a case that Friday led to a Mustang officer shooting a 42-year-old man from Yukon. That man, Benjamin Harold Ballard, has a record of misdemeanor and traffic convictions involving drinking and driving,…

Restaurants I’ve been missing

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher I’ve been missing the smell and taste of Applewood’s fritters. They were always hot, fresh and had just the right amount of powdered sugar. And you could never run out. Remember how they always had someone walking around with the fritter basket? As soon as you finished, 2 more fritters would…

Bringing back Steak and Ale

  By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher On July 29, 2008, all remaining Steak and Ale locations closed as part of a Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceeding. Now after nearly 12 years, Steak and Ale is poised for an epic comeback. Created in 1966 by the late Norman Brinker. The iconic restaurant chain with its dimly lit ambiance,…

There’s no food like fair food

Carnival Eats & Treats bringing taste of the State Fair to Tuttle By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher TUTTLE – You don’t have to wait until September to enjoy your favorite fair foods. Carnival Eats & Treats offers state fair food all year round. The Oklahoma based food concession stand is located at 5109 E Hwy 37…

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…

Area News

Opinion: What is a Blessing Box?

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher There’s a little red box that just popped up in Union City. Matter of fact, these boxes are popping up in towns all across Oklahoma. What are these boxes and who are they for? “Take what you need, leave what you can, always be blessed,” reads a sign posted on most…

Opinion: Who wants to be a substitute?

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher There’s another shortage due to the coronavirus pandemic and it’s one you’re probably not thinking about.   School has started and we have a nationwide substitute teacher shortage. And it’s happening right now in Oklahoma.   Substitute teachers are needed to work in classrooms usually because somebody’s sick. Who’s going to…

Area Sports

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…

Business

Mustang Chamber celebrates community and businesses at banquet

Kathy Crout inducted into Mustang Hall of Fame By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Thursday was a busy night for the Mustang Chamber of Commerce. The group celebrated accomplishments over the past year, looked towards the future and had a little fun in the process during their 47th annual awards banquet and auction at The Venue…

Old School Bagel Cafe coming soon 

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher Construction is underway for a new restaurant and dental clinic located near the intersection of SW 15th St. and Mustang Rd, adjacent to the 7 Eleven. The new property includes 6,300 square feet of retail space. Old School Bagel Cafe will be on the north side and on the south side…

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