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OSU Testing New Drone Concept at Tuttle High School

OSU researchers are currently using a drone to record data for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and doing so from Tuttle High School’s backyard. The FAA has a theory that drones could make navigational aid calibrations more efficient. OSU started the Unmanned Systems Research Institute (USRI), lead by Dr. Jamey Jacob, in December 2015. A…

Mustang man faces criminal charges for alleged bomb threat, stalking

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer A 25-year-old Mustang man faces several criminal counts after what prosecutors call a campaign of terror he allegedly waged against a woman who broke off a relationship with him. Canadian County District Court’s involvement in the situation began in April, when the woman requested an emergency protective order against Jordan…

Former Touchdown Booster Club president accused of embezzlement

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer A former Mustang booster club president stands accused of embezzling more than $10,000 from accounts meant to fund student activities. Canadian County prosecutors in May filed criminal felony charges against 48-year-old Raymond Craig Davis, Jr., alleging the Oklahoma City man converted more than $10,120 raised by Mustang Touchdown Booster Club…

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…

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Wake up to Motion Coffee

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor Coffee lovers can rejoice as single source coffee straight from Kauai, Hawaii is now locally available. ButterSweet Cupcakes continues to serve up sweetness by revamping its Yukon location to now include their Motion Coffee espresso bar. Before brewed in store, Motion Coffee’s flavor is born in the rich volcanic soil…

Mustang celebrates Parks and Recreation Month

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer As summer hits full stride, Mustang is celebrating one of its busiest seasons with Parks and Recreation Month. The national July observance  is a way to honor all the benefits parks and activities offer the community, as well as bringing attention to area facilities and events, said Jean Heasley, Mustang…

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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