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Carl Albert boys swim to conference crown

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Carl Albert’s boys swim team held off Shawnee last week to win the Suburban Conference championship. The Titans used a strong finish in the back half of the meet to edge the Wolves by seven points. They picked up key points in the backstroke and breaststroke. Kaleb Vaughn and…

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King Cake fundraiser returns to St. Matthew

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A New Orleans tradition has taken root in Midwest City. St. Matthew United Methodist Church is holding their 12thannual King Cake fundraiser to support their Mobile Meals program. Jenifer Cameron, a native of New Orleans, brought one of her favorite traditions to the area as a fundraiser for the…

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Del City’s Garrison named McDonald’s All American

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Brandon Garrison continues to draw accolades on the basketball court. The Del City High School senior has been named to the 46th annual McDonald’s All American team. Garrison recently signed with Oklahoma State. He chose the Cowboys over numerous Division I offers including Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas Tech and…

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Making the dream a reality

Midwest City celebrates MLK Day with Prayer Breakfast By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday morning with the 26th annual MLK Prayer Breakfast at the Reed Conference Center. The program included breakfast, music and speakers with messages of unity and acceptance in…

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School board candidate forum set for Jan. 23

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The Mid-Del Association of Classroom Teachers will host a candidate forum for an upcoming Mid-Del School Board election. The event will take place from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23 at the Mid-Del Technology Center, 1621 Maple Dr. in Midwest City. The public will have an opportunity to…

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Midwest City faces uncertain forecast for commercial development in 2023

Inflation and interest rates could slow new construction, while businesses look for existing space to expand By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City has seen plenty of economic development in recent years despite challenges during the pandemic. New businesses have continued to spring up in the Sooner Rose and Center Marketplace near SE 15th…

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One person injured in shooting at Del City High School basketball game

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon One person was injured during a shooting at basketball game Tuesday night at Del City High School. Shortly after the boys game ended, a fight broke out and shots were fired inside the John Smith Fieldhouse, according to school officials. An adult male was injured and transported by a…

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Student enrollment rebounding at Mid-Del Schools

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Mid-Del Schools continues to see its student enrollment rebound following a sharp decline during the pandemic. The district has added 1,623 students since the 2020-21 school year, when enrollment dropped by more than 3,100 students. Mid-Del reported 12,548 students in pre-K-12th grade for the 2022-23 school year. That is…

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Dick’s Sporting Goods closes Midwest City store

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City’s Town Center Plaza will begin the new year with one less business. Dick’s Sporting Goods last week closed its store at 7095 SE 29th St. The last day of business was Dec. 31. The sporting goods retailer closed the store due to a dispute over the building…

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Midwest City, Choctaw team up for youth sports

Communities combine youth sports leagues for Fall 2023 By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City and Choctaw are teaming up to grow youth sports. The two cities are combining their tee ball, baseball (kid and coach pitch) and fastpitch softball leagues this spring. The merger will allow greater competition, experienced officiating, and new facilities.…

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