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MFD Santa’s Toy Shoppe in need of donations

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer A group of people known for how much they do for others is asking for help – not surprisingly, so they can make positive change those who need it most. Mustang Fire Department is asking for residents to look into their hearts and find a way to help children who…

CCSO investigator terminated amid charges

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer A prominent investigator for Canadian County Sheriff’s Office has been dismissed amid charges he compromised a federal criminal prosecution and allegedly possibly failed to indict a suspect for financial gain. According to records obtained in response to an Oklahoma Open Records Act request, Sheriff Chris West on Sept. 13 fired…

Mustang prepares for Halloween with Spooktacular

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer In Mustang, the countdown to Halloween gets a bit sidetracked, as little ghosts, ghouls, goblins, Star Wars heroes, princesses and more get ready for the city’s spookiest events – this weekend’s Spooktacular. One of the Mustang Parks and Recreation Department’s most popular events, Spooktacular is set this year for Saturday,…

State testing changes to impact all Oklahoma schools

By Shannon Rigsby Mustang Public Schools In 2016, Oklahoma began teaching more comprehensive academic standards, which required a new, more complex Oklahoma School Testing Program (OSTP) assessments to measure them. The new tests were given to students in the spring of 2017 and the cut scores or proficiency levels for the tests were rest to…

Social media post causes frenzy around blue rooms in MPS

Officials respond to alleged mistreatment of student at Creek Elementary By Traci Chapman Staff Writer A parent’s social media complaints about how a Mustang elementary school’s teachers and administrators allegedly treated his special needs child have created a Facebook firestorm. The incident began with a Sept. 19 Facebook post by Billy Wynne, who reported incidents…

Mustang ranked as 88 in Money Magazine’s Best Places to Live list

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor Time Inc.’s Money Magazine released their findings of the 100 Best Places to Live in the United States naming Mustang, Oklahoma as number 88, making it the only Oklahoma city on the list. The study, in partnership with realtor.com, chose Mustang based off the city’s “economic health, cost of living,…

Man allegedly uses Craigslist ad to sell methamphetamine through sexual trade

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer A 32-year-old Alva man has been charged in Canadian County District Court with four felony counts, including endeavoring to distribute methamphetamine. Brandon Dale Harmon is accused of posting ads on Craigslist, attempting to sell methamphetamine through sexual trade. Arrested twice in August, investigators with Canadian County Sheriff’s office and Oklahoma…

Mustang man arrested for alleged child pornography possession

By Traci Chapman Contributing Writer A National Center of Missing and Exploited Children tip led to allegations a Mustang man uploaded and traded child pornography on a social media site. Canadian County Sheriff’s investigators on Aug. 30 arrested 46-year-old Bryan Hurst on a complaint of aggravated child pornography possession, Cpt. Adam Flowers said. “NCMEC alerted…

First responders head to Houston

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer A Mustang firefighter is among dozens of area first responders and volunteers lending their hand to Texas residents dealing with the overwhelming impact of Hurricane Harvey. Mustang Fire Cpt. Craig Carruth traveled Monday to Houston as part of Oklahoma Urban Search and Rescue Task Force One. “Cpt. Carruth will be…

Companies sending supplies to Texas, donations needed

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor Three area companies are teaming up to send a semi-truck full of supplies to Houston for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Wolseley Industrial, Metro Ready Mix and CM Engineering are covering the cost to transport the semi, but they are calling on the community to help gather donations. Requested supplies…

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This season is for “Three”

By Brody Feldmann Sports Editor To lose a good friend is hard for anyone no matter the age. Mustang’s Tate Picklo, freshman, lost a close friend just weeks before the beginning of his first high school wrestling season. Cade Boles of Tuttle, Oklahoma was taken from this earth on October 13th due to an accident…

American Legion collecting donations for veterans this holiday season

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer With Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner, Mustang American Legion Post 353 is kicking into high gear to make sure veterans who might not have much to celebrate feel the warmth of the holidays. “It’s that time of year when a lot of our fellow veterans might be in…

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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