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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…

STATE OF THE CITY: City manager praises Mustang

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer With its first balanced budget in more than seven years, strong economic performance and a host of programs and projects moving forward, Mustang City Manager Tim Rooney’s State of the City report was full of optimist, hope – and good news. Rooney presented that report last week during Mustang Chamber…

Fazoli’s near Mustang opening soon

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor Fast, fresh, Italian food is coming to the area as the new Fazoli’s location at 501 S. Morgan Road in Oklahoma City is scheduled to open Jan. 30. Soon to be located in the TA travel center, the restaurant will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day…

Chick-fil-A shows interest in Mustang

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor A picture of a proposed Chick-fil-A location in Mustang circulating on LoopNet.com recently caught the attention of local residents. However, the proposed location, pictured on state Highway 152 and Sara Rd. under CBRE Retail Services, may not actually come to fruition despite the franchise’s desire to open a Mustang location.…

Plans to drill in Mustang halted

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer City of Mustang on Monday won its first round in a contentious issue surrounding two wells slated near the area of SW 59th and Frisco Road. Canadian County District Court Judge Paul Hesse issued a temporary restraining order and injunction against Tulsa-based Citizen Energy during the Monday afternoon hearing forcing…

Seismic activity causes company to scale back operations

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer A company that faced well permit opposition by Mustang city officials and residents alike last week scaled back operations at a Yukon site after adjacent seismic activity. Citizen Energy on Nov. 28 “cut pressure and volume” at the Yukon oil well, following a series of earthquakes, Oklahoma Corporation Commission spokesman…

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Find your strength at Forged Fitness

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor Helping Mustang residents reach their health fitness goals, Forged Fitness is now open at 633 E. state Highway 152. Serving as a personal training and group fitness facility, Forged Fitness caters to all fitness needs. Julie Hobbs, trainer and owner of Forged Fitness, decided to open the facility’s doors after…

Facebook group asks Mustang to pay it forward

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor A local mom was recently trying to find a new home for her son’s gently worn clothes when she came up with an idea dedicated to paying it forward. Debbie Splawn-Bunch ran into a dilemma when her son “basically grew over night” after spending the summer participating in sports. His…

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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