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City Council approves limits on public comments

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City leaders are tightening rules at city council meetings. The council during a Dec. 13 meeting approved a resolution that limits non-residents from speaking during the public comments portion of meetings. Under the new rules, only residents and people doing business in or with the city will be allowed…

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Beacon delivers with holiday food drive

The Midwest City Beacon readers and staff helped hungry families this holiday season. The newspaper’s eighth annual holiday food drive collected more than 387 pounds of food for people in eastern Oklahoma County. Donations were collected at the Beacon office and FNB Community Bank branches in Midwest City, Del City, Choctaw and Harrah from Nov.…

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Open school board race attracts candidates

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The Mid-Del School Board has had few competitive elections in recent years. Especially for Office No. 3 which includes much of Del City and southeast Oklahoma City. Jimmie Nolen has represented the district for 23 years, but last month announced she is not seeking re-election. Three candidates filed for…

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Spencer’s Smokehouse and BBQ bids farewell

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Spencer’s Smokehouse and BBQ has served countless customers over the years. On Saturday, it will serve its last one. Owner Michael Spencer announced he is retiring after 35 years in business. The restaurant’s final day will be Saturday, Dec. 31. “It was a really hard decision to make because…

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Yukon holds off Mustang girls, 43-42

By Michael Kinney Mustang Times YUKON— After losing four starters to graduation, Mustang coach Katie Smith knew this year was going to have its ups and down. This came to the forefront in the Bronco’s season opener against rival Yukon. After falling down by double digits, they stormed back and had a chance to take…

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Mustang boys take down Yukon in season opener

By Michael Kinney Mustang Times Mustang got their season off to a strong start Tuesday when they took on rival Yukon. Despite playing without senior guard Keegan Bass, who was still in street clothes, the Broncos dominated from the opening tap and never let up as they earned a 94-71 victory at Yukon.  With its…

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Broncos host Jenks in round two of playoffs

By Kale Fouts Mustang Times Last week the Jenks Trojans bested the Edmond North Huskies 68-14 and earned the right to play the Mustang Broncos in the second round this Friday. The Broncos (8-2, 6-1 District 6A-I-2) have a tough task ahead with the Trojans (9-2, 6-1 District 6A-1-1) as they are currently on a…

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DEQ provides update on Eagle Industries cleanup

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon An official with the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality last week gave local residents an update on continued efforts to clean up a polluted former industrial property in Midwest City. Steven Gunnels, project manager for the DEQ Superfund Program, led an informational meeting Nov. 10 at the Nick Harroz…

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Wolfley re-elected in House 95

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Rep. Max Wolfley will return to the State Capitol. The freshman lawmaker won re-election in State House District 95 with nearly 54% of the vote. Wolfley received 5,302 votes, with Democratic challenger Tegan Malone drawing 4,528 or 46%. Wolfley believed he had a good shot at reelection but was…

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Police officers cleared in fatal shooting

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Two Midwest City police officers have been cleared of any wrongdoing following a fatal shooting of a 69-year-old woman last month, according to the Oklahoma County District Attorney. Wilma Taft was shot and killed by Sgt. Bobby Harris and Officer Van Ninh on Oct. 18 during a domestic call…

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