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B-52 makes long journey to Oklahoma

Aircraft to serve as tool in fleet modernization By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The B-52 Bomber has been a workhorse for the U.S. Air Force for more than six decades. Soon the iconic aircraft will receive upgrades that will keep it flying for years to come. On Saturday morning, a decommissioned B-52, known as…

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Bailey, Bain, Bowen face off in Ward 3 race

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Editor’s Note: This is the second in a three-part series profiling candidates for the upcoming Midwest City municipal elections. The Beacon will highlight one race each week leading up to the Feb. 8 election for Mayor, Ward 3 and Ward 5. AJ Bailey AJ Bailey has lived in Midwest…

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Heather McMahan’s ‘Farewell’ tour comes to Midwest City Thursday, Jan. 13

By Tonya Little Midwest City Beacon Comedian/actress Heather McMahan will be performing her particular brand of comedic flair at Rose State College’s Hudiburg Chevrolet Center in Midwest City on Thursday, Jan. 13. A beloved standup comedian, Instagram storyteller and the best friend everyone wants, McMahan has seen her fandom skyrocket with fans and the industry…

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Eagles overcome rough start to win Tournament of Champions

TULSA — A once 15-0 deficit turned into Del City’s second consecutive Tournament of Champions title Wednesday night at the BOK Center. The third-ranked Eagles outscored 5A No. 1 Tulsa Memorial 54-29 in the second, third and fourth quarters to upset the Chargers, 59-49. “(Tulsa Memorial is) extremely good, and I wouldn’t say that we…

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Broncos win Mustang Holiday Classic title

Mustang girls fall to Edmond North in championship By Kale Fouts Mustang Times The Mustang Holiday Classic Tournament ended with the Mustang Broncos boys’ team being named champions and the girls’ team claiming the second place trophy. The boys played in a back and forth game with the Putnam City North Panthers. The Broncos ultimately…

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Midwest City hits pause on fire inspection fees

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City will not charge fees for fire code inspections –at least for now. Mayor Matt Dukes said the city will hold off on the new fee schedule that included charges for annual inspections as well as new construction. City leaders plan to reevaluate the plan after pushback from…

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Midwest City Beacon delivers with holiday food drive

The shelves are a little more crowded at the Mid-Del Food Pantry this holiday season thanks to readers of the Midwest City Beacon. The newspaper’s seventh annual holiday food drive collected more than 260 pounds of food for hungry families across eastern Oklahoma County. Donations were collected at the Beacon office and FNB Community Bank…

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Mid-Del bond issue brings new playgrounds to schools

Schwartz Elementary receives first playground equipment By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Recess at Schwartz Elementary School became a lot more exciting. The school recently received new playground equipment. It was installed last month and ready for students to enjoy after Thanksgiving break. Students had been without a playground for about two years due to…

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Rotary Club serves Leah’s Hope for Christmas

By Tonya Little Midwest City Beacon The Midwest City Rotary Club, including the Junior Rotary Club from Carl Albert, helped spread the holiday cheer by hosting the families of the Leah’s Hope program to provide them with a Christmas celebration Tuesday night at Crest Baptist Church in Midwest City. Leah’s Hope is a 12-month transitional…

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Del City Police Department takes home Christmas Cup

DCPD wins first annual Christmas Cup competition By Anthony Thomas Midwest City Beacon The Christmas spirit is alive and well in Del City, if not a little too alive. Christmas is a time of love, joy, caring, and most importantly over the top decorations. For the past month, a Christmas decoration battle has been raging…

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