Midwest City Beacon Area News

Spencer Fire Department unveils new brush pumper truck

City purchased truck with assistance of $55k REAP Grant By Tonya Little Contributing Writer It was a day of celebration as city leaders and community members gathered at the Spencer Fire Department on June 29 to present the new state-of-the art brush pumper truck. The fire department held a traditional “wetdown” ceremony and ribbon cutting…

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Rodebush, Wolfley win GOP primaries

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Local Republican voters selected their nominees in a pair of State House primaries last week. Lauren Rodebush won the State House District 94 primary and Max Wolfley was the winner in District 95. Rodebush won with 58.27% of the vote in a two-way race with Franklin Paul Cromack. She…

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Midwest City Rotary Club welcomes new officers

McQuillar named president for 2020-21 By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The Midwest City Rotary Club last week welcomed new officers and recognized outstanding members during its meeting at Wickline United Methodist Church. James “Chili” McQuillar was inducted as the president, replacing Adam Bush who served the past year. McQuillar announced that the club’s theme…

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Midwest City celebrates nation’s birthday

By Maxine Wheelan Staff Writer Midwest City celebrated the Fourth of July with its annual Tribute to Liberty festivities at Joe B. Barnes Regional Park. The event included live music, food trucks, fireworks, and more. Even though activities started at 6 p.m., the Midwest City Police were early with their dunk tank for Special Olympics. …

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King takes command at Tinker

New commander succeeds Brig. Gen. Hill as head of OC ALC By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A pattern has developed in the careers of U.S. Air Force Brigadier Generals Christopher Hill and Jeff King. King has succeeded Hill three times in his career. When Hill last week relinquished control of the Oklahoma City Air…

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Off-duty Langston officer shoots suspected shoplifter

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Del City police are investigating after an off-duty Langston University police officer opened fire on a suspected shoplifter outside Walmart on Saturday. According to police, the off-duty officer was working as a private security guard at the Del City Walmart when he spotted someone trying to shoplift items from…

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Voters back $8.84 million school bond issue

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Superintendent Rick Cobb and the Mid-Del School Board anxiously watched as election results rolled in Tuesday evening during a special meeting. The district’s $8.84 million bond proposal was just one of many items on the ballot in a crowded June 30 statewide primary. Staff updated the precinct results on a…

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Unemployment assistance event helping Oklahomans

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Relief has finally arrived to hundreds of people needing help with unemployment claims. The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission hosted several claim processing events over the past week at the Reed Conference Center in Midwest City. The events were designed to help claimants who have outstanding needs or require in-person…

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State Senate District 17 race narrows

Sharp and Jett head to August runoff election By Ryan Horton Managing Editor Republicans will vote again in August to determine the District 17 State Senate nomination. In the June 30 three-way Republican primary, incumbent Ron Sharp finished in second place to former State Representative Shane Jett. Results showed Jett brought in 4,577 votes (44.18…

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Taylor and Johnson head to runoff election

August winner faces Cubit in November By Ryan Horton Managing Editor Current Oklahoma County Sheriff P.D. Taylor, 73, will face Norman police officer Tommie Johnson, 31, in a Republican runoff election this August. June 30 Republican primary results show Taylor secured 29,447 votes (48.3 percent), while Johnson received 15,836 (32.99 percent). Mike McCully, 63, who…

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