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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…

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…

Area News

American Legion honors Law Enforcement Officer and Firefighter of the Year

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer In two departments staffed by veteran employees who have worked for years on behalf of the city, it can’t always be easy for police and fire administrators to choose one individual to single out for recognition. Each year, however, they do so, nominating department representatives to be honored by American…

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…

Area Sports

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…

Young wrestlers win hardware

By Brody Feldmann Staff Writer Twitter: BFeldo14   OKLAHOMA CITY- The Mustang little league wrestling team, Matrix, coached by the high school head coach Brian Picklo had a strong outing at USJOC over the weekend. “This goes back to the resurgence of Mustang wrestling. The good thing about is division five is a three year…

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