Mustang loses a legend

Robert Crout killed in July 17 crash in Texas By Traci Chapman Staff Writer It was Wednesday afternoon rumors started circulating a prominent Mustang couple had been involved in an accident while driving in the Texas Panhandle. By late the afternoon July 17, the news was confirmed – Robert Crout, 69, had been killed in…

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Pradella performs

Mustang preteen excels at kayak racing By Van Mitchell Contributing Writer Marcel Pradella knew at an early age that his youngest daughter Shelby had athletic talent. That talent was on display earlier this month as 11-year-old Shelby medaled at the Wascana West Canada Cup Canoe/Kayak Sprint races at Lake Wascana in Saskatchewan, Canada. “I have…

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Mustang family spreads awareness of rare condition

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer To say life’s journey has been one of twists and turns for Mike and Maggie Cook would likely be an understatement; to say they have grown stronger both individually and together would definitely be one. That strength faced its strongest test – and got a deepening boost – seven years…

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I-40 bridge project set for spring

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor A major road project on Interstate 40 in Mid-Del is expected to begin in spring 2020 according to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. The $64.4 million project includes rebuilding bridges over Crutcho Creek, SE 15th Street and Sooner Road. Work is expected to take about 2 ½ years to complete.…

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Students attend Key Club national convention

MCHS Vice President Jaylin Vinson wins talent competition By Tonya Little Contributing Writer The Key Club International Convention, ICON, provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership to help develop caring and compassionate leaders who transform communities. It not only aims to develop initiative and leadership, but to also provide…

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Jail ministry program receives boost from business

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City’s Police Department has taken a proactive role in reducing recidivism rates through its Jail Division and Jail Ministry programs. The voluntary programs include treatment for mental health and substance abuse issues and spiritual guidance for inmates at the municipal jail. The police department received help from a community…

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Man arrested after allegedly raping 4-year-old girl

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor An Oklahoma City man was arrested for allegedly raping a 4-year-old girl inside a bathroom at a McDonald’s in Midwest City, according to police. On Tuesday afternoon, Midwest City police were called to the fast food restaurant on SE 15th St. According to an arrest affidavit, daycare employees told police…

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Warren Theatres delays opening until next month

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor People will have to wait a little longer to watch movies on the big screen in Midwest City. Warren Theatres has postponed the opening of its Midwest City cinema until next month, according to Robert Coleman, economic development director for Midwest City. The theatre is expected to open Friday, Aug.…

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