Midwest City Beacon Area News

Brown crowned Miss Oklahoma City’s Outstanding Teen 2022

Miss EOC/Mid-Del Outstanding Teen 2020-21 crowned Miss Oklahoma City’s Outstanding Teen 2022   By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   Choctaw’s own Bella Brown has been crowned Miss Oklahoma City’s Outstanding Teen 2022 and is set to compete in June of 2022 for the title of Miss Oklahoma’s Outstanding Teen. Last Saturday, Brown took part in the…

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Study recommends school closures

Report suggests closing four elementary schools due to enrollment, building conditions By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A recent study of Mid-Del Schools produced plenty of recommendations to improve district operations. The school performance review was completed by the Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability. The study was funded by the state and requested…

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Retired firefighter finds new way to give back

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Joel Bain has always felt a call to public service. For 17 years he fulfilled that aspiration as a Midwest City firefighter. Now he is continuing that service in a different way as executive director of the Mid-Del Group Home. “For me to have a second career where I…

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Tinker expansion to close two miles of Douglas Blvd.

OKLAHOMA CITY –A two-mile stretch of Douglas Blvd. will be closing to accommodate expansion of Tinker Air Force Base. The expansion is on the southeast part of the base along Douglas Blvd. from SE 44th to SE 74th streets. A portion of SE 59th and 49th streets will also be closed just east of Douglas…

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Bower named interim Harrah city manager

By John Martin Staff Writer When the Harrah City Council gathered for its monthly meeting Monday night, there was a new face at the table. The Council in a special meeting on July 6 selected former Midwest City Fire Chief Mike Bower as interim City Manager replacing Clayton Lucas whose contract was terminated last month.…

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Body found inside overturned Jeep in Crutcho Creek

Police identify the victim as 47-year-old Tracy Lesley of Midwest City By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A Midwest City man’s body was found Sunday evening inside a vehicle that had flipped over in a creek. According to authorities, two people spotted the overturned vehicle while fishing in Crutcho Creek near NE 10th St. and…

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Intermission ends at Midwest City Warren Theatre

Regal reopens movie theatre after more than year-long closure By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The long wait is over. After more than a year of shuttered doors, silent theatres and uncertainty, the Midwest City Warren Theatre is back in business. Regal Cinemas recently purchased the 10-screen movie theatre and reopened it last week. The…

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Midwest City Rotary Club installs new officers

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The Midwest City Rotary Club recently welcomed new officers and celebrated past ones. Austin Fisher was sworn in as president for 2021-22 replacing outgoing president James “Chili” McQuillar. Before handing over the gavel, McQuillar thanked those who served on the board during a challenging past year. “Even in the…

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Searching for bluebirds

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   An estimated 80 percent of Oklahoma’s eastern bluebird population perished this year   Local bird watchers may have noticed less bluebirds this year. Hundreds of thousands of eastern bluebirds died in February during harsh winter weather throughout southern states. A long stretch of snow, ice and freezing temperatures killed bluebirds…

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Oklahoma awarded grant for I-40 Douglas project

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Improvements to the I-40 and Douglas Blvd. interchange could happen earlier than expected thanks to a $50 million federal grant. The U.S. Department of Transportation last week announced it will provide funding for the highway project as part of the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program. The…

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