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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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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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Porter named Midwest City Chief of Police

The City of Midwest City today announced the appointment of Sid Porter to Chief of Police. Porter has served as the Interim Police Chief since the retirement of Chief Brandon Clabes in May 2021. Before being appointed Interim Chief, he served as Assistant Police Chief since December 1, 2009.Porter is a 37-year veteran of the…

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Holiday lights making return, despite challenges

Midwest City crews overcoming damaged equipment, theft and worker shortage to present Holiday Lights Spectacular starting Dec. 1 By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City’s Holiday Lights Spectacular will shine again this year. The annual holiday light display will take place Dec. 1-25 at Joe B. Barnes Regional Park. Last year’s event was canceled…

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Midwest City teen finds new challenge in the ring

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Playing two sports in high school is not uncommon. But not many teens spend their time in the boxing ring. That’s just the case for Daniel Russell. The Midwest City teen has competed in boxing for nearly two years and also plays football at Norman North High School. “I…

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Stolen truck chase ends in head-on collision

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times A chase down Anderson Road Thursday left three police cruisers damaged as officers arrested a suspected truck thief after he crashed head-on into a Choctaw officer. At approximately 9:50 p.m. August 5, Nicoma Park officer Blaine Lander encountered a truck pulling a heavily loaded trailer at 10th and Westminster. Police say…

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Business looking to enhance mountain biking trail

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A business that caters to off-road bicycles last week bought land near the Soldier Creek Industrial Park Trail in Midwest City with plans to build a recreational facility that compliments the trail. The Hub would include outdoor entertainment space, bicycle rentals and repairs, training course, restaurant and brewery. The…

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Street improvements part of equation for Tinker expansion

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Plans to close a major roadway near Tinker Air Force Base caused quite a stir in Midwest City last week. Oklahoma City leaders recently announced plans to close a two-mile stretch of Douglas Blvd. between SE 44th and SE 74th streets to accommodate expansion of Tinker Air Force Base.…

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ODOT planning for traffic shift along I-40 in Mid-Del

I-40 narrowed to one lane in each direction this weekend Motorists can expect delays along I-40 in the Mid-Del area over the next couple of weeks as crews prepare to shift traffic to new lanes. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation released a tentative schedule for the next two weeks. Plans are subject to change numerous…

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