Midwest City Beacon Breaking 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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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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Tennis: Carl Albert girls win share of regional title

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The Carl Albert girls tennis team won a share of the regional championship Monday afternoon at Heritage Hall. Carl Albert and host Heritage Hall tied for first place in the state tournament qualifier. The Titans advanced to the Class 5A State Tournament in all four positions, including a pair…

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SWAG delayed, but not denied

Carl Albert High students raise more than $36k for local girl By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Students at Carl Albert High School were ready to kick off their annual SWAG Week last year when the coronavirus pandemic stopped everything. Plans to help a local girl, who is battling a rare genetic disorder, during the…

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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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Saturday marks start of mandatory 10 digit dialing in 405 area code

Businesses and residents who have not yet prepared for 10-digit dialing of local calls within the 405 area code should do so now. Saturday, April 24, is the day when 10-digit dialing for local 405 calls becomes mandatory, ending the period when local calls could be completed either with 7 digits or 10 digits (405…

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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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Piece of the Action: Oklahoma’s entertainment industry is diversifying its economy

The Oklahoma Legislature has succeeded in bringing the entertainment industry to the Sooner State. Prairie Surf Media has purchased the Cox Convention Center, and turned it into five flexible, state-of-the-art soundstages with all the amenities. The owners of Prairie Surf Media, Rachel Cannon and Matt Payne, visited the Oklahoma State Capitol in March of 2020,…

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Dutch Bros comes to Midwest City

By Tonya Little Contributing Writer Dutch Bros Coffee is the largest privately held drive-through coffee chain in the United States. The company was started in Oregon in 1992 by two brothers, Dane and Travis Boersma, and has grown tremendously since then. While the headquarters are still in Oregon, they have been branching out all around…

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