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Local State Rep. replaced as budget committee chair

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor House Speaker Charles McCall announced Tuesday that State Rep. Kevin Wallace has been named the new chair of the House of Appropriations and Budget Committee, consequently replacing State Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang. Wallace served as vice chair during the last session. It has been reported that Osborn has recently been…

MHS teacher nominated for state teacher of the year

By Traci Chapman Contributing Writer For the second year in a row and only the third time in Mustang Public Schools history, a district educator has been named as one of 12 nominees for Oklahoma State Teacher of the Year. Mustang High School teacher Chad Harper was in March named as the district’s 2017-2018 Teacher…

New district court judge sworn in

By Traci Chapman Contributing Writer Canadian County has a new district court judge. Assistant District Attorney Paul Hesse moves behind the bench, after he on July 5 was sworn in as the newest member of Canadian County’s judiciary. The standing-room-only ceremony drew judges, court personnel and attorneys from the county and beyond, as well as…

Animal shelter closer to needed renovation

By Traci Chapman Mustang Animal Shelter is getting closer to a major renovation/expansion, city officials say. Part of the August 2016 sales tax extension approved by residents, the aged and dilapidated shelter is now on the fast-track, officials said. “Red Prairie Design Group is working on the project and we feel like staff had a…

Former American Legion official faces new charges

By Traci Chapman A disgraced Oklahoma American Legion official faces new charges, this time accused of felony lewd acts against a child, something investigators alleged he did in his Mustang home. Prosecutors recently filed the charges against David Kellerman, 46, stating in court documents he in January “knowingly and intentionally” touched a seven-year-old girl while…

Freedom Celebration returns Saturday at Wild Horse Park

By Traci Chapman Contributing Writer One of Mustang Fire Department’s biggest fundraisers is set to light up city skies in just a few weeks, as firefighters and other volunteers get ready for Freedom Celebration 2017. “This is one of those things that people in the community love, and we all love do be a part…

Conflicts erupt over Yukon Review newspaper

By Traci Chapman Contributing Writer A Yukon newspaper has become the subject of a $1.27 million lawsuit and accusations of non-payment, breach of contract, deceit and fraud. The case began May 30, when former Yukon Review owner John Miller, through his business interests, filed two Canadian County civil court actions against current Review owners Star…

Starbucks coming to Mustang

By Traci Chapman Contributing Writer It looks like a Starbucks could be on the horizon for Mustang. The company is looking at the old Los Vaqueros building, located at 132 E. state Highway 152. “They plan to tear down the old Los Vaqueros building and erect a new structure,” City Manager Tim Rooney said. The…

Mustang man arrested for lewd acts with child

Investigators with the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kyle Henthorn, 18 years old, Thursday, May 25 after he began a sexual communication with what he believed was an 11-year-old boy from Mustang.  Henthorn was in communication with the minor and started off asking him very specific sexual questions about his sexual history. Henthorn, who is…

Mustang newspaper editor arrested

A Mustang newspaper editor was arrested after allegedly having an online sexual relationship with an undercover sheriff’s deputy he thought was a 14-year-old. Jonathan Edward Wajte, 34, was arrested at the Mustang Times office Friday afternoon and later booked into the Canadian County Jail on two counts of lewd acts with a child. A Canadian…

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New church finds its home in Mustang

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor “There’s just something great about Mustang,” said Pastor Roger Henricksen of God’s Will Community Church. God’s Will Community Church recently moved from Yukon to Mustang and is now open at 135 N. Cedar Branch Way, Suite 101. After a journey of moving from location to location, including a restaurant with…

Masons hold fundraiser for heart attack victim

By Traci Chapman Contributing Writer When Mustang Mason Bob McGregor heard about the plight of a teenage boy who had a heart attack during church camp, he knew he had to do something for a family struggling with hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills. So, he did what Masons do best, he said.…

Area Sports

Dilbeck to end illustrious career

Choctaw coach accepts position with OSSAA After four years as Choctaw High School’s Athletic Director and head football coach, and 30 years of coaching prior to that, Todd Dilbeck has decided to hang up his whistle. While retiring from the coaching game, Dilbeck isn’t done working as he’s now headed to the Oklahoma Secondary Sch…

Wrestling falls just short of dual state

By Brody Feldmann Staff Writer   The Mustang wrestling team hosted district duals last Thursday afternoon and finished 2-1.The Broncos 2-1 record fell just short to Norman (#9) to punch their ticket to dual state. The Broncos started off the day losing to Norman 24-42 in the opening dual. In the midst of the dual…

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