Mid-Del basketball players lead West to all-state win

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon EDMOND – The Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association All-State Game had a Mid-Del feel. Five local players took part in the Large School All-State Game Saturday afternoon at the University of Central Oklahoma. The Large School game included players from Classes 4A-6A. Carl Albert’s Antonio Watson, Quentin Woodson and James…

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Council approves plans for larger detention pond in subdivision

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City leaders recently approved changes to a subdivision preliminary plat to allow for a larger storm water detention pond. The developer of the Turtlewood/Aspen Ridge Addition, located near SE 29th St. and Westminster Rd., submitted a revised preliminary plat that included additional land that would be used for stormwater…

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City manager not rushing to hire police chief

Lyon expects to name new police chief in the fall By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon City Manager Tim Lyon is in the process of selecting a new police chief. But says he is not in a hurry to make a hasty decision. Longtime Chief Brandon Clabes resigned last month after more than 40 years…

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Midwest Boulevard bridge closed for repairs

Oklahoma City officials say bridge repairs could take up to 2 years By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A section of Midwest Boulevard north of Midwest City will be closed for up to two years for repairs. The City of Oklahoma City last week announced it is closing the Midwest Blvd. bridge over Crutcho Creek…

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Governor honors Mustang student athletes

By Kale Fouts Contributing Writer On May 19, several Mustang Bronco athletes, coaches, and even administration received awards at the Oklahoma State Capitol building. Governor Kevin Stitt and other high ranking officials were their to greet them. Brian Picklo is the father of Mustang star athletes Tate Picklo and Trinity Picklo. Brian is also the…

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Broncos host spring team camp

By Kale Fouts Contributing Writer The Mustang Football team started their spring practices on May 18, and wrapped sessions Wednesday. Last Tuesday and Wednesday they also hosted a team camp as well. On Tuesday the camp went as planned, lasting from 2pm-5:30pm, but inclimate weather on Wednesday caused the start time to be moved to…

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National Weather Service operations as normal despite COVID-19 disruptions

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Whether it’s sunny with blue skies or there’s a risk of a severe weather outbreak, Canadian County residents rely, sometimes without even realizing it, on the data analyzed and information provided by the National Weather Service in Norman. The county is just one of 48 across Oklahoma and eight located…

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City road projects continue

Sara Road overlay planned for this month By Traci Chapman Staff Writer With a delay in Oklahoma Turnpike Authority’s work to widen Sara Road, Mustang officials announced last week they would perform a temporary fix of issues plaguing the thoroughfare in the coming weeks. City Manager Tim Rooney advised in his Ma report crews would…

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WIC Food benefits see temporary cash increase, permanent approved food addition

SNAP available locally at farmers market By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Oklahoma State Department of Health has announced a new temporary benefit cash increase and an addition in foods allowed for purchase with those benefits for those enrolled in the agency’s Women, Infants & Children Program. The temporary increase is to the program’s cash value…

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Those who ‘left the light’

American Legion Post 353 commemorates Memorial Day By Traci Chapman Staff Writer It seemed as if the heavens themselves wept for the fallen Monday, as Mustang American Legion Post 353 celebrated the lives and honored the sacrifices of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. “Today we honor the men and women…

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