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Bailey, MPS ordered to attempt settlement

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer The 2016 firing of Mustang Public School District athletic director Chester “Chuck” Bailey was just the start of a legal battle that recently saw an abrupt turnaround – a battle now set for a Nov. 2 settlement conference. That hearing was set Oct. 15, three months after the Tenth Circuit…

Voters prepare for Nov. 6 election

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer The 2018 election year is finally close to conclusion, as voters prepare to head to the polls Nov. 6. Some have already cast ballots with the start of absentee voting. Early voting is set for 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.…

OHP seeks public’s help in I-40 crash investigation

On Monday, Oct. 29, at 4:49 am the Oklahoma Highway Patrol was notified of multiple collisions on Interstate 40 between Portland Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard in Oklahoma City. Investigating troopers believe they were all caused by a wheel assembly that came off a semi-trailer truck traveling in the area on I-40. Upon arrival, troopers found…

Masons’ Saturday breakfast to benefit local youth battling Cystic Fibrosis

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer For the Kretchmar family, hospitals and doctors, treatments and tests are a major part of life, but so too is incredible expense, time and upheaval. It’s a life of challenge but also of the greatest gift imaginable, Sharine Kretchmar said – son Jaxon, who was born with Cystic Fibrosis. What…

Mustang man identified as CCSO shooting victim

Earlier versions of this article misstated details of the incident. This version has been corrected to state Alexander Lindahl did not exchange fire with law enforcement. The Times apologizes for this error. By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has identified the man shot and killed Oct. 8 by Canadian County deputies…

OnCue announces new location on Mustang Road

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor Stillwater-based OnCue is expanding its business footprint in the Oklahoma City metro market with a new convenience store location at Mustang Road and SW 15th Street. Scott Minton, director of business development with OnCue, said no official timeline has been established regarding construction, but they are projecting for a mid-2019…

Mustang local competes on “Forged in Fire: Knife or Death”

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor Joining the ranks of America’s top blade-smiths, marital artists and knife experts, Mike Cleveland of Mustang will stab and chop his way through some of the most daunting obstacle courses ever seen during Wednesday, Oct. 17’s episode of the HISTORY network’s “Forged in Fire: Knife or Death.” Slicing through flying…

Fulton honored for service to MPS

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor Former Mustang Public Schools Board of Education President Chad Fulton was presented with his own wooden gavel hand crafted by Mustang High School woodworking students to symbolize his service to the district during Monday’s board meeting. “He (Chad) is an amazing leader,” said current board president Jeff Landrith during the…

Mustang Nightriders win Yukon Invitational

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer With a first-place overall finish and caption awards for visual and general effects, Mustang High School’s Nightriders marching band stole the show at its first contest of the year, the Sept. 29 Yukon Invitational. Nightriders’ “Outside the Realm” is an arrangement of selections from composer Thomas Bergersen, “Big Giant Circles”…

Council takes proactive stance on alcohol sale changes, medical marijuana guidelines

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Voter-mandated changes to alcohol sales and allowing medical marijuana meant a host of changes to Mustang ordinances – changes approved by city council members who cited the need for a proactive stance on issues before they go into effect. Alcohol Sale Changes Effective Oct. 1, grocery and convenience stores, pharmacies…

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City council hopefuls make their case at chamber luncheon

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Four candidates are counting down to a Tuesday election that will determine who represents Mustang City Council Wards II and VI. Those men Thursday stated their cases to Chamber of Commerce members during the organization’s monthly luncheon. The April 2 ballot actually features three city council and one school board…

Two vying for school board seat

Incumbent Schroeder facing challenger Young in Office No. 4 election By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Mustang Board of Education – much like its city council – has seen a lot of transition in recent years, as longtime members have taken their leave, as new representatives have taken the helm. Next Tuesday, voters will decide if…

Area Sports

Millers top Broncos for the first time since 2013

By Hayden Frampton Sports Editor YUKON- History was averted Friday night at Miller Stadium. The Broncos saw their hopes of a record fifth straight win over rival Yukon shattered in a 19-14 loss. The Broncos gave up a lot in the stat column but avoided letting the Millers run rampant on the scoreboard. Yukon finished…

Logan Glass Commits to the University of Kansas

By Hayden Frampton Sports Editor Mustang baseball standout Logan Glass made his commitment to play at the University of Kansas, he announced last week. The incoming senior is anticipated to have a strong season this spring and he had the desire to wrap up this part in his process. “I definitely wanted to do it…

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