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Midwest City hosting grand opening for sports complex Friday, April 22

It’s been close to three decades since a new sports complex has opened its gates to welcome residents and visitors to our community. That changes this Friday, April 22, at 3:00 p.m., when the City of Midwest City officially opens the first phase of the Midwest City MAC (Multi-Athletic Complex) located at 9400 SE 29th…

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Shrimp Boil fundraiser a big hit

The Midwest City Rotary Club served up their ninth annual Shrimp Boil fundraising event last Saturday night at the Nick Harroz Community Center. The event was moved back to the pre-COVID spring schedule after being forced to reschedule the 2020 event to late 2021. The Shrimp Boil is the largest fund raiser of the year…

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Midwest City mayor, city council candidates share views at forum

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Candidates for municipal elections shared their views on a variety of local issues Monday morning during a forum at the Midwest City Chamber of Commerce. The candidates provided a brief introduction before sharing their views on housing, economic development, code enforcement, the future of Air Depot Blvd. and other…

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Midwest City Mayor’s race draws four candidates

Editor’s Note: This is the final in a three-part series profiling candidates for the upcoming Midwest City municipal elections. The Beacon has highlighted one race each week leading up to the Feb. 8 election for Mayor, Ward 3 and Ward 5. By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Bill Bridges Communication is important to Bill Bridges.…

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Midwest City launches Air Depot study

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Air Depot Boulevard has a rich history in Midwest City. For several years, it has served as the city’s main commercial corridor linking destinations and businesses. But as business has shifted to other parts of town, city leaders are exploring ways to revive the area. “We want to find…

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Allen and Bana in the running for Ward 5

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Editor’s Note: This is the first in a three-part series profiling candidates for the upcoming Midwest City municipal elections. The Beacon will highlight one race each week leading up to the Feb. 8 election for Mayor, Ward 3 and Ward 5. Allen looking to continue work in a third…

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B-52 makes long journey to Oklahoma

Aircraft to serve as tool in fleet modernization By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The B-52 Bomber has been a workhorse for the U.S. Air Force for more than six decades. Soon the iconic aircraft will receive upgrades that will keep it flying for years to come. On Saturday morning, a decommissioned B-52, known as…

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Bailey, Bain, Bowen face off in Ward 3 race

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Editor’s Note: This is the second in a three-part series profiling candidates for the upcoming Midwest City municipal elections. The Beacon will highlight one race each week leading up to the Feb. 8 election for Mayor, Ward 3 and Ward 5. AJ Bailey AJ Bailey has lived in Midwest…

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Heather McMahan’s ‘Farewell’ tour comes to Midwest City Thursday, Jan. 13

By Tonya Little Midwest City Beacon Comedian/actress Heather McMahan will be performing her particular brand of comedic flair at Rose State College’s Hudiburg Chevrolet Center in Midwest City on Thursday, Jan. 13. A beloved standup comedian, Instagram storyteller and the best friend everyone wants, McMahan has seen her fandom skyrocket with fans and the industry…

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Midwest City hits pause on fire inspection fees

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City will not charge fees for fire code inspections –at least for now. Mayor Matt Dukes said the city will hold off on the new fee schedule that included charges for annual inspections as well as new construction. City leaders plan to reevaluate the plan after pushback from…

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