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Osborn Right for Labor Commission After Taking Stand

State Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang, announced late last week that she is in the process of putting together an exploratory committee to consider running for Oklahoma Labor Commissioner. As Labor Commissioner, Osborn’s focus will be on retaining the state’s educators since the measure will strengthen the state’s case for attracting other industries. “At this time, Oklahoma…

OKC man allegedly selling drugs at tattoo business

By Traci Chapman Contributing Writer An Oklahoma City man faces criminal complaints alleging he was selling drugs out of a local tattoo business. Billy Jack Charnik, 43, owns Cheyenne Ink, a tattoo parlor located in the 300 block of South Mustang Road, Canadian County Sheriff Chris West said. According to investigators, Charnik was arrested July…

Local State Rep. replaced as budget committee chair

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor House Speaker Charles McCall announced Tuesday that State Rep. Kevin Wallace has been named the new chair of the House of Appropriations and Budget Committee, consequently replacing State Rep. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang. Wallace served as vice chair during the last session. It has been reported that Osborn has recently been…

MHS teacher nominated for state teacher of the year

By Traci Chapman Contributing Writer For the second year in a row and only the third time in Mustang Public Schools history, a district educator has been named as one of 12 nominees for Oklahoma State Teacher of the Year. Mustang High School teacher Chad Harper was in March named as the district’s 2017-2018 Teacher…

New district court judge sworn in

By Traci Chapman Contributing Writer Canadian County has a new district court judge. Assistant District Attorney Paul Hesse moves behind the bench, after he on July 5 was sworn in as the newest member of Canadian County’s judiciary. The standing-room-only ceremony drew judges, court personnel and attorneys from the county and beyond, as well as…

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…

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Mustang locomotive engineer sets out on last train ride

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor In May of 1972, Mustang local David Townsend went to work for Santa Fe Railway as a summer job. Little did he know, he’d begin a career of more than 40 years traveling across the nation’s railroads. Townsend, who is a locomotive engineer for BNSF, sets out on this last…

Mustang nurse receives national honor

By Traci Chapman Staff Witer A Mustang nurse whose career has been spent helping others at The Children’s Center in Bethany has been tapped to take her skills to a bigger arena, after her selection as a panel member developing examination questions for a nationwide nurses’ examination. Callie Rinehart was named to the NCLEX knowledge,…

Area Sports

Record weekend

By Brody Feldmann Staff Writer   EDMOND- The Broncos swimming team traveled to Edmond on Saturday to compete in the Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference (COAC) meet hosted at Mitch Park. The boys team finished in eight place overall as the girls finished in ninth. The team took eighth overall at the conference meet. There were…

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…

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