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Mustang American Legion to celebrate National Poppy Day

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place, and in the sky, The larks, still bravely singing, fly, Scarce heard amid the guns below… – John McCrae By Traci Chapman Staff Writer It was 1915, and World War I raged. Major John McCrae was a surgeon attached…

Casey’s General Store cruising into area

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor Building permits for two Casey’s General Stores have been filed in the Oklahoma City metro, with one to be constructed north of Mustang. The Iowa-based convenience store and gas supplier have filed permits for the northwest corner of Cemetery Road and Reno and the southwest corner of Wilshire and Council…

Public invited to Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer In the wake of April wildfires that left one person dead and millions of dollars of damage and scorched earth, the Mustang Fire Department is hoping to help local residents take a different path. They’ll do so Saturday, during Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, an event aimed at educating residents on…

Drug court technician accused of sexual abuse

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer A 56-year-old technician who regularly dealt with participants in Canadian County Drug Court stands accused of sexually abusing some of those individuals, facing five felony counts of sexual battery as a result. Prosecutors said Paul Compton of Yukon used his position as a urinalysis specimen collector for Innovative Court Solutions…

Old Germany Restaurant closes, Choctaw Oktoberfest cancelled

After 42 years of drinks, meals and memories Old Germany Restaurant closed its doors for good Monday, April 16. Changing consumer tastes and dwindling restaurant attendance were the catalyst for what locals considered a rapid and unexpected closure. Shortly after celebrating 42 years of business, the Turek family was forced to make the decision which…

Dean’s School of Dance closes unexpectedly

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor Shocked, frustrated, betrayed, confused and heartbroken were words parents and students of Dean’s School of Dance in Mustang used Thursday morning as they gathered outside the locked studio looking for answers. A “Closed. Please call again.” sign loomed over the studio’s door as dance parent Jamie Branan-Nalley tried to peek…

MPS officials show support for teacher walkout

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor The Mustang Public Schools Board of Education on Monday authorized Superintendent Dr. Sean McDaniel to close all district schools if a potential teacher walkout comes to fruition April 2. “This board is behind our teachers,” said Dr. Jim Davis, vice president of the board of education, during Monday night’s monthly…

Rose State to stream panel discussion on school safety tonight

Stream Available On College YouTube Page Rose State College will provide a live stream of the School Safety Panel Discussion event slated for tonight, Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 6:30 pm. The live stream can be viewed on the Rose State College YouTube page at www.youtube.com/user/RoseStateCollegeOK. You can also monitor the Rose State Facebook and…

Mustang police investigating auto burglaries

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer   Mustang police are asking for the public’s help in tracking down individuals who allegedly took items out of cars in the Canadian Estates addition during last week’s ice storm. “According to video, they were in a 4-door dark pickup and went through to determine which vehicles were unlocked,” Mustang…

Mayor deems Feb. 15 Angelman Day

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Thanks to a little boy with an angelic smile and the loving and determined family blessed to have him, Mustang will shine a light on a rare condition, with Angelman Day. Mayor Jay Adams last week officially issued a proclamation declaring Feb. 15 Angelman Day, inspired by Matthew Cook, his…

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Bronco Nutrition serves up health

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor Serving up positivity and health, Bronco Nutrition celebrated its opening Monday under new owners. Located at 429 E. state Highway 152 in Mustang, Owners Lesley Glass, Alex Vanderpool and Tyler Varney welcome all to come and try the variety of nutritious treats offered at Bronco Nutrition. The Mustang business specializes…

Valley students donate to the Mustang Animal Shelter

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor Mustang Valley Elementary held their spring book fair last week, where they collected donations for the Mustang Animal Shelter in honor of the year’s PAWS for Books theme. Students brought in more than 150 items for the Mustang Animal Shelter, including food, paper towels, tennis balls and toys. Students presented…

Area Sports

Jackets roll by Mustang in dual state semi-final

Choctaw opened the Dual State Wrestling Tournament with a quarter final win over Ponca City, 56-10. Meanwhile, Mustang proved they were a serious contender with a 34-29 win over 2017 Dual State Champion Sand Springs. When the two Class 6A powers met in a semi-final dual one was looking for their second dual state title…

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…

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