Carl Albert volleyball returns to state

Titans face Skiatook in opening round Monday By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Carl Albert breezed past the competition last week at volleyball regionals. The No. 5 Titans (18-8) beat Lawton Eisenhower and Southeast on Oct. 12 both in straight sets to win the regional title and advance to the Class 5A state tournament. “Our girls…

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Opinion: Haunted Oklahoma

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher   Warning! Please don’t read any further if you’re afraid of ghost, ghouls, strange noises or bizarre occurrences. This column is not about fun Halloween entertainment. It’s about investigating real life paranormal activity in Oklahoma. Do not read anymore if that type of subject matter could disturb you.   At first…

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Midwest City police arrest man in shooting

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City police arrested one person and are looking for another suspect in separate shootings last week. About 11:45 a.m. last Thursday, police were called to the 300 block of E. Douglas Dr. about a shooting and domestic disturbance. According to an arrest affidavit, 27-year-old William Dale O’Hagan allegedly…

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Carl Albert rolls Irish in second half

By John Martin Staff Writer Carl Albert’s superb senior signal caller Ben Harris has never lost a football game to the McGuinness Irish. And he wasn’t about to see that domination snapped Friday night even when the cocky Irish bunch led by their quarterback Luke Tarman put 35 points on the scoreboard—in the first half.…

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One man’s trash is a fireman’s treasure

Midwest City firefighters train at home slated for demolition By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon There’s an old adage that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. That was certainly the case last week for an old house and a team of firefighters. A developer plans to tear down a house at 8712 E. Main…

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Masons dedicate cornerstone for Del City Library

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Local Freemasons and the Grand Master Mason of Oklahoma conducted a centuries-old ceremony last week as they dedicated the cornerstone of the new Del City Library. Masonic representatives and local dignitaries attended the Oct. 5 ceremony outside the library construction site at 4330 SE 15th Street.  The new building…

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Developer pitches new apartment complex project

Planning commission recommends zoning change requested by developer By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A developer is again looking to build an apartment complex in the Original Mile neighborhood. Jeff Johnson, of J Lou Properties, is proposing to build a 32-unit apartment complex in the 200 blocks of E. Kittyhawk and E. Jacobs drives. The…

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Mid-Del Public Schools Foundation donates money for technology

Joe Groves memorial fund gives $2,600 to MCHS band By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Mid-Del Public Schools Foundation last week presented money to local schools. The organization donated $30,000 to the school district to purchase technology and equipment. The money will be used to buy 72 Chromebooks with cases, two carts to transport them,…

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Titans finish strong in regular season

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The Carl Albert volleyball team ended the regular season on a high note last week with a pair of road wins over Shawnee and Piedmont. On Oct. 5, the No. 4 Titans overcame a slow start to beat Shawnee 3-2 (20-25, 22-25, 25-22, 25-22, 15-8). “We had a very…

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Del City softball makes incredible run to state

Eagles upset defending state champion Piedmont By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon After 18 long years, Del City softball is headed back to the state tournament. The Eagles snapped the drought with an incredible showing last week at the regional tournament capped by a 3-2 win over defending state champion Piedmont in the championship. Del…

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