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County Commissioners select Grand Boulevard site for new jail

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Oklahoma County Commissioners on Wednesday selected 1901 E. Grand Blvd. as their preferred location for a new jail. The 2-1 vote came after hours of public comments and an executive session. Several Del City residents, elected officials and Mid-Del representatives spoke against the Grand Blvd. site, with many urging…

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City takes deep dive into sewer moratorium

Council to consider rate increase, development impact fees to fund upgrades on east side By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City leaders last week took a deeper dive into problems with the sewer system on the east side and potential fixes. The city will need to spend more than $5.1 million on immediate upgrades…

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Students take botball challenge

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Mid-Del Schools hosted their annual elementary school botball challenge Saturday at Soldier Creek Elementary School. More than 100 students from eight elementary schools competed in the event. The teams programed autonomous robots to complete various challenges including a bonus debugging challenge. They received a pin for each challenge they…

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Del City considering legal action against jail

By Lea Terry Midwest City Beacon As Oklahoma County Commissioners get closer to choosing a site for the new Oklahoma County Jail, Del City is stepping up its efforts to fight against the new location being situated near Del City limits. For several months, city staff, officials and residents have attended Oklahoma County Commissioner meetings,…

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Mid-Del recognizes employees of the year

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Mid-Del Schools celebrated its 80th anniversary and recognized outstanding employees last week during a banquet at the Mid-Del Learning and Services Center, the former Del-Crest Middle School. District leaders presented awards to announced award winners for the top teacher, support employee, counselor, special services employee, assistant principal, and principal.…

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Martin feeling right at home with Lady Bombers

Midwest City girls top MacArthur for district title By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Sierra Martin couldn’t help but smile after shooting a 3-pointer in the closing minutes of Friday’s senior night game against Lawton MacArthur. The shot closed out the Lady Bombers 54-30 win to clinch the District 5A-2 title. It also snapped a…

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Carl Albert girls rebound with win over Shawnee

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Carl Albert’s girls picked up a huge win last week over Shawnee, winning 49-44 at home. The win gives the Lady Titans a season split with Shawnee and keeps them in the race to host a regional tournament. Coach Kyle Richey didn’t have to think twice when asked what…

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Titans turn it on in second half with Crossings Christian

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Less than a week after taking down Guthrie on the road, the Carl Albert boys delivered another pivotal victory at home against Crossings Christian. The Titans rallied from a 17-point deficit in the third quarter for a 51-49 win on Thursday night. Senior Quincy Hopkins played a key role…

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Bombers hit 18 3-pointers in win over MacArthur

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Roy Henderson wanted to make a statement on senior night. He certainly did. The senior scored a game-high 26 points with four 3-pointers to lead the Bombers past Lawton MacArthur 89-72 at JE Sutton Fieldhouse. “Senior night meant the world to me. I really wanted to show out tonight…

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Carl Albert’s upset bid falls short at dual state

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon ENID – Carl Albert wrestlers were back at the Class 5A dual state tournament Saturday afternoon. But the trip wasn’t as long as they hoped. The Titans lost to top-ranked Coweta 48-27 in the first round. Carl Albert kept the score close in the first half of the dual…

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