Midwest City Beacon Breaking News

Mid-Del Schools graduates more than 800 seniors

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon OKLAHOMA CITY – More than 800 high school seniors transformed into high school graduates Saturday during the Mid-Del School District’s commencement ceremonies. Midwest City, Carl Albert and Del City high schools each held their graduation ceremonies at Jim Norick Arena at the State Fairgrounds. Rick Cobb, superintendent of Mid-Del…

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Chamber announces new director

The Midwest City Chamber of Commerce will soon have a new leader. The chamber executive board recently announced the hiring of Marcy Jarrett as its new executive director. Jarrett, currently the director of Visit Enid, will replace Bonnie Cheatwood, who announced her retirement in March, after serving in the role for 20 years. Jarrett is…

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Longtime Midwest City band director retires

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Music has been part of John Davis’ life for about as long as he can remember. For nearly the past four decades, he has helped foster that love of music with students at Midwest City High School. But this class of band students will be his last as he…

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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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