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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…

OKC Councilman: ‘If we allow Mustang to get bigger, it will increase the pressure on our infrastructure.’

By Jon Watje Managing Editor Oklahoma City will not deannex two square miles of land just south of Mustang. The OKC City Council last week voted 5-4 to deny the deannexation of the land that sits between SW 89th and SW 119th and between Mustang Road and Sara Road (both sides of Hwy. 4). Land…

Mustang to become chocolate city

The 11th Annual Friends of the Mustang Library Chocolate Festival will be held Friday, March 3, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Mustang Town Center. An array of chocolate tr eats will be on hand for people to taste or to purchase as gifts. Tickets are $8 for eight tastes. “Businesses, civic groups…

More commercial development coming to Mustang

By Jon Watje Managing Editor The Mustang City Council approved a preliminary plat for a new commercial development and a residential subdivision. The City Council approved the final plat application for 152 Prairie Creek, which will be located at the 1100-1200 block of E. State Highway 152. “This area is zoned C-5 and contains 17…

Area News

Miss Mustang pageant returns

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor The Miss Mustang Pageant is being reinstated and the crown is returning for 2018. The pageant will be held on Feb. 3, 2018 and is open to applicants, ages 17-24, residing in Canadian, Grady and Oklahoma Counties. Angela Peterson with INTRUST Bank in Mustang recently volunteered to be the new…

Mustang artist creating 200-foot mural in OKC

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor Taking his artwork to new heights, 1990 Mustang graduate, Rick Sinnett, is currently painting a 200-foot mural on all four sides of a silo located on the campus of Locke Supply Co. on 82nd Street in Oklahoma City, visible from Interstate 35. This is one of Sinnett’s tallest murals, featuring…

Area Sports

Runner-ups

By Brody Feldmann Staff Writer   DEER CREEK- The Mustang Broncos girls basketball team competed in the Bruce Gray Invitational hosted at Deer Creek over the weekend. The Broncos finished as the tournament runner-up losing to host Deer Creek in the championship. “When they shoot the ball like that they are as good as any…

Broncos tame Antlers

DEER CREEK- The Mustang boys basketball team finished with a fifth place finish in the Bruce Gray Invitational over the weekend. The Broncos defeated Deer Creek in the consolation finals which was Mustang’s second time to beat the Antlers on their home court. In the opening round the Broncos drew the Putnam City Pirates which…

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