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Canada goose hunting season underway at Eagle Lake

By Anthony Thomas Midwest City Beacon The 2021 Canada goose hunting season at Eagle Lake in Del City began this week. The annual hunting season is an effort by the city to mitigate the non-migratory geese population at Eagle Lake. The season ends on Sept. 20. Each year, the city council approves a scheduled hunting…

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Mid-Del Schools considering mask mandate

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The Mid-Del School Board will vote on a mask mandate at special meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7. Under the proposal, all students and staff will be required to wear masks while inside school and administrative buildings and school vehicles including buses. Students and employees will be allowed…

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Del City High School student arrested for bringing gun to school

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A teen was arrested this morning after officials say he brought a loaded gun to Del City High School. About 7:40 a.m., school administrators stopped the 15-year-old student for having a vape pen on campus. They later searched his backpack and found a gun, according to Del City police.…

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Physicians Choice Dialysis coming to Del City

Physicians Choice Dialysis (PCD) is proud to announce that construction is nearly complete on its state of the art Del City clinic located at 3200 SE 29th St.  The 9,000-square-foot outpatient dialysis center which is scheduled to open in the early fall, will have 21 dialysis stations and multiple PD suites.  The clinic is open…

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Helping one Air Force family turns into a 22-year charity event

By Anthony Thomas Midwest City Beacon  The 507th Air Refueling Wing’s effort to help an Air Force Reserve family in need has turned into an annual event that has lasted 22 years. In 1998, members of the 507th hosted the first Holiday Spirit Steak Supper, serving a meal at $25 per person.  Proceeds from the…

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Del City increases employee pay

By Anthony Thomas Midwest City Beacon The City of Del City has increased pay for its entry level positions and veteran employees. On July 19, the council unanimously passed a three percent increase for positions levels G-1 to G-6 and increased longevity pay for long term employees. Both pay increases went into effect immediately. “We…

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Del City Chamber lands new director

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The Del City Chamber of Commerce has a new executive director. Erin Stevens was recently hired to lead the business organization. “I’m excited to be here and help this chamber and community grow and flourish,” Stevens said. “I’ll be an asset in mutually beneficial partnerships because what it boils…

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Local UPS driver recognized for safe driving

By Van Mitchell Contributing Writer Rick Henthorn needed a part-time job to help pay for college when a friend suggested he try working for UPS. Henthorn, who lives in the Mustang area, joined UPS in 1979, and has been driving since 1984. He achieved 35 years driving accident free for UPS in July, and now…

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Business looking to enhance mountain biking trail

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A business that caters to off-road bicycles last week bought land near the Soldier Creek Industrial Park Trail in Midwest City with plans to build a recreational facility that compliments the trail. The Hub would include outdoor entertainment space, bicycle rentals and repairs, training course, restaurant and brewery. The…

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Street improvements part of equation for Tinker expansion

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Plans to close a major roadway near Tinker Air Force Base caused quite a stir in Midwest City last week. Oklahoma City leaders recently announced plans to close a two-mile stretch of Douglas Blvd. between SE 44th and SE 74th streets to accommodate expansion of Tinker Air Force Base.…

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