Midwest City Beacon Breaking News

Swadley’s restarts work on Midwest City restaurant

Project was temporarily paused as company focused on new concept at state parks By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Swadley’s World Famous Bar-B-Q is still coming to Midwest City. The Oklahoma City-based barbeque chain is opening a new location at 6905 SE 29th Street. Work on the building recently resumed after months of inactivity. The…

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Titans roar into state semifinals

Carl Albert quarterback claims win No. 50 By John Martin Staff Writer The Carl Albert Titan offense is well-documented. And that DRIVE will continue at home as the Titans won the coin toss and gained home the home field advantage for the third straight week. The Carl Albert boys will host Collinsville Friday night at…

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Midwest City Beacon holding holiday food drive

Donations accepted at newspaper office and Sooner State Bank By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The Midwest City Beacon staff is asking for support for its sixth annual holiday food drive. During the next couple weeks, the newspaper staff will be collecting non-perishable food donations to benefit the Mid-Del Food Pantry. Donations will be accepted…

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Keeping up with the pandemic

Hospital officials say they’re handling rise in COVID cases By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon As COVID-19 cases continue to rise across Oklahoma, many hospitals are struggling to keep up with the influx of patients. AllianceHealth Midwest officials say they’re in good shape now and are preparing additional space for possible surges in cases. “We’re…

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Community meeting planned for sale of Jarman Middle School

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Mid-Del Schools will host a community meeting Thursday night to discuss plans to sell the former Jarman Middle School. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Jarman, 5 McArthur Drive. All attendees must wear a face mask and observe social distancing. People can also watch the meeting virtually…

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Del City leaders putting focus on customer service

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Del City leaders are trying to make City Hall a friendlier place. Mayor Floyd Eason said the city is focusing on improving customer service and communication with residents. “When you come to City Hall, we want you to leave in at least as good of a mood as when…

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Midwest City going ‘Dutch’

Oregon coffee shop chain opening location on SE 15th By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A popular West Coast drive-thru coffee chain is coming to Midwest City. Dutch Bros Coffee plans to open a location at 5916 SE 15th St., near SE 15th St. and Warren Dr. It will be the Oregon-based company’s first location…

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Mid-Del revises coronavirus plan

School district keeps four-day schedule; sets new parameters for use of remote learning By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Mid-Del Schools has modified its coronavirus plan to add internal benchmarks for when students would stop attending in-person classes four days a week. The school board approved changes to the district’s Return to Learn Plan at…

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Midwest City showing true colors for Veterans Day

Residents, business owners encouraged to fly flags this week for Veterans Day By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City will not get to honor veterans with a parade this Veterans Day. But residents and business owners can show their support by decking the city in red, white and blue this week. The City of Midwest…

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Veterans Day events planned for Midwest City

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City will not have a parade on Veterans Day, but residents will have a couple of chances to show their support to those who served. Local veterans will celebrate the birthday of the Marines Corp with a flag raising ceremony at noon on Nov. 10. The event will…

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