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Teachers surprised with $60k in grants

Mid-Del Public Schools Foundation helps fund a variety of education grants By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor After a one-year hiatus, a popular tradition returned to local schools. The Mid-Del Public Schools Foundation last Wednesday surprised teachers with more than $60,000 in funding through the Big Idea Grants program. The Foundation awarded 68 grants at 18…

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Students promote recycling with new club

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Mother Earth has some new allies at Schwartz Elementary School. A group of students are promoting recycling in their school and working on environmentally friendly projects as part of the newly founded Comp Club. The group meets on Tuesday mornings before school. Their first projects include creating mats that…

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Carl Albert advances to state for fourth year in a row

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The Carl Albert volleyball team had little trouble punching their ticket to state on Monday. The Titans swept Tulsa Hale and Classen SAS in the Class 5A regional tournament to advance to the state tournament for the fourth consecutive year. “I’m really proud of our girls for not being…

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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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Storms cause damage in Mid-Del

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Strong storms damaged properties and knocked out power to Mid-Del residents early Friday morning. Severe thunderstorms tore through the Oklahoma City metro around midnight bringing with them wind gusts of up to 70MPH and up to golf ball-sized hail. No injuries were reported with the storms. OG&E said that…

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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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Mid-Del School Board to consider lifting mask mandate

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The Mid-Del School Board will consider lifting the district’s mask mandate at Monday’s meeting. Superintendent Rick Cobb recommends that students and staff will not be required to wear masks while on school property due to declining cases of COVID-19. He is also asking to eliminate mandatory quarantines for close…

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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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