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American Legion hosting Purple Heart ceremony Thursday at 7pm

  The City of Tuttle will be hosting a Purple Heart ceremony Thursday, October 28 at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, located at 101 South Cimarron Road. The Purple Heart Medal is awarded to members of the armed forces of the U.S. who are wounded by an instrument of war in the hands of…

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Fugate holds interim study on Federal Impact Aid

By Anthony Thomas Midwest City Beacon Rep. Andy Fugate, D-Del City, and Rep. Daniel Pae, R-Lawton, hosted a bipartisan legislative study last week on a portion of federal education funds known as the Federal Impact Aid program. The goal of the study was to understand how and why Impact Aid funding is crucial to Oklahoma…

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Students promote recycling with new club

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Mother Earth has some new allies at Schwartz Elementary School. A group of students are promoting recycling in their school and working on environmentally friendly projects as part of the newly founded Comp Club. The group meets on Tuesday mornings before school. Their first projects include creating mats that…

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Midwest City extending recreational trails

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Construction of two new walking trails is underway. Midwest City is adding a trail along the west side of the former Glenwood neighborhood and another near Midwest City Elementary School. The West Palmer Loop trail will be a southern extension of the existing Soldier Creek Trail. It will primarily…

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Tornado in Mustang ripped roofs off houses, overturned vehicle

A tornado in Mustang early Wednesday morning ripped the roof off two homes in the Mustang Ridge housing addition. Adding to the tornado’s toll, a pickup truck belonging to Steve and Brandee Yates was turned over on its side in the family’s front yard. A portapotty from a nearby worksite was also flung into their…

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Tuttle School Bond Passes 394-194

Tuttle Public Schools made a step forward on Tuesday with the help of the community and the philanthropy of the Chad Richison Family Foundation. With the 4.75 million dollar bond proposal passing 394 votes to 194, Chad Richison, CEO of Paycom and Tuttle native, will be donating 9 million dollars. With this donation, money saved,…

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SH-4 narrows near Tuttle and Bridge Creek beginning Monday

Drivers can expect lane closures on SH-4 between SH-37 near Tuttle and the junction with I-44/H.E. Bailey Turnpike and the H.E. Turnpike Norman Spur near Bridge Creek in Grady County from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20 and continuing daily on weekdays through late October for resurfacing. Initially, the four-lane segment of SH-4…

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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 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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Mid-Del Schools considering COVID safety protocols as new year approaches

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Students at Mid-Del Schools will return to the classroom next week for the start of the new school year. District leaders are considering possible safety measures for the new school year as infections from the COVID-19 delta variant rise in the metro. “We’re still consulting with all of the…

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