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Casey’s General Store cruising into area

By Jess Kelsey Managing Editor Building permits for two Casey’s General Stores have been filed in the Oklahoma City metro, with one to be constructed north of Mustang. The Iowa-based convenience store and gas supplier have filed permits for the northwest corner of Cemetery Road and Reno and the southwest corner of Wilshire and Council…

Public invited to Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer In the wake of April wildfires that left one person dead and millions of dollars of damage and scorched earth, the Mustang Fire Department is hoping to help local residents take a different path. They’ll do so Saturday, during Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, an event aimed at educating residents on…

Drug court technician accused of sexual abuse

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer A 56-year-old technician who regularly dealt with participants in Canadian County Drug Court stands accused of sexually abusing some of those individuals, facing five felony counts of sexual battery as a result. Prosecutors said Paul Compton of Yukon used his position as a urinalysis specimen collector for Innovative Court Solutions…

Old Germany Restaurant closes, Choctaw Oktoberfest cancelled

After 42 years of drinks, meals and memories Old Germany Restaurant closed its doors for good Monday, April 16. Changing consumer tastes and dwindling restaurant attendance were the catalyst for what locals considered a rapid and unexpected closure. Shortly after celebrating 42 years of business, the Turek family was forced to make the decision which…

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…

Area News

County leaders take first step toward family justice center

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Calvin was 11 years old when he decided he wanted to change his identity, becoming Alex so he could escape from the abuse and neglect that was his life. Calvin lost hope, he lost himself and in becoming Alex he started a journey that could have ended with him as…

Gass named county’s latest special judge

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer District Judge Paul Hesse has announced his appointment of Canadian County prosecutor Charles Gass to take the place of Special Judge Jack McCurdy. Gass served as a deputy district attorney in Canadian County for about two years, Hesse said, previously working in a private practice with Yukon and El Reno…

Area Sports

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…

Mustang swimming’s depth is too much for Enid

By Brody Feldmann Staff Writer   ENID- The Mustang swimming team traveled to Enid on Monday night to compete in a head-to-head meet with the Enid Plainsmen. The Broncos depth was just too much for the Plainsmen and Mustang walked away victorious. “We swam really well. We were just fine tuning some things before regionals…

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