Midwest City Beacon Area News

Midwest City breaks ground on new park

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City leaders celebrated the city’s past and future Saturday morning as they held a “groundbreaking” ceremony for the future W.P. Bill Atkinson Park. The city’s newest park will be located north of Town Center Plaza in the heart of the Original Mile neighborhood that Atkinson developed in 1942.…

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Three injured in Choctaw shooting

Gunshots bring early end to visiting rodeo event   By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   Officials are investigating a weekend shooting in Choctaw that left three people injured. Police say they received a call of shots being fired at the Choctaw Roundup Club rodeo grounds around 11:45 p.m. Saturday, May 8. When police arrived at the…

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Habitat for Humanity project approved

Midwest City approves replat; denies waiver for required street improvements By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City leaders last week approved a proposal from Habitat for Humanity of Central Oklahoma to build 10 houses on the city’s north side but denied a waiver for required street improvements as part of the development. Habitat for…

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Eastern Oklahoma County could gain House seat under state redistricting plan

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Oklahoma lawmakers last week unveiled their proposed state legislative redistricting plans. And some big changes are in store for eastern Oklahoma County. One of the biggest differences is plans for an additional House District in the area. Under the plan, House District 36, which covers parts of Tulsa and…

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Tinker salutes community partners

Mike and Pam Kloiber celebrated for support of young airmen By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Several military heroes are honored at Tinker Air Force Base. The installation is dedicated to Maj. Gen. Clarence L. Tinker, the highest ranking Native American officer to serve in the military. Several gates are named after military leaders such…

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Doubling down on Midwest City

SSM Health expanding services in eastern Oklahoma County with addition of hospital By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Change is in the air at Midwest City’s hospital. SSM Health took over operations of the hospital formerly known as AllianceHealth Midwest at the beginning of the month and have swiftly gotten to work. New signage went…

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Midwest City hosting town halls on upcoming special election

Special meetings scheduled for Thursday, April 15 and Monday, April 26 at 6 p.m. By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The Midwest City Council will host two town hall meetings this month to discuss an upcoming special election. The special meetings are scheduled for Thursday, April 15 and Monday, April 26. Both meetings will begin…

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My Gas Club hosting car show Saturday

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon My Gas Club, 10021 SE 15th St., is hosting its annual Spring Car Show on Saturday, April 10. The show will feature more than 150 cars competing in a variety of classes. Prizes will be given to first and second place winners. The event also includes raffles, silent auction,…

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Mid-Del Tinker 100 honors heroes

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The Mid-Del Tinker 100 Club honored local first-responders and military personnel last week during their annual awards banquet. Instead of hosting a traditional banquet, the board members hosted three separate presentations at the Del City Community Center honoring Tinker Air Force Base, Del City and Midwest City. Awards were…

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Mid-Del Schools moving to online student enrollment

Pre-K and new kindergarten enrollment opens April 7 By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Parents will no longer have to wait in line to enroll their children in school. Mid-Del Schools is moving its student enrollment process entirely online beginning for the 2021-22 school year. The district previously required parents or guardians to register in-person…

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