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Police, residents find solution on ‘Thin Blue Line’ flag

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Del City residents and city leaders appear to have found common ground about a controversial flag. For several years, the police department has flown a “Thin Blue Line” outside of the police station. The flag features a black-and-white American flag with a blue stripe across the middle. It is…

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Road Ranger buying land for travel center in Del City

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A travel stop is coming to Del City. Road Ranger LLC has agreed to buy 19 acres of land near Scott St. and Interstate 40 and plans to build a travel stop. The Road Ranger travel stop will include fueling stations, convenience store featuring Oklahoma products, and three fast-food…

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Del City program promotes local restaurants

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Restaurants in Del City are getting a hand from the city. Del City is promoting local restaurants through a new free program called “Dining in Del City Exposé”. The program highlights one restaurant each month through the city’s social media channels, billboard, cable channel and during a city council…

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Thin Blue Line flag sparks debate

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Del City leaders last week held a special meeting to discuss a “Thin Blue Line” flag that flies at the Del City Police Station. The flag, which has been at the police station for several years, is seen as a symbol of unity and support for police officers but also…

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Del City opens outdoor fitness court at Patriot Park

By Valerie Scott Midwest City Beacon Del City is offering a new way to exercise. The city recently opened first outdoor exercise equipment at the Patriot Park, 4507 SE 15th St. The exercise equipment offers a full-body workout. It is designed for ages 14 and above. Children younger than 14 years old must be accompanied…

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Del City celebrates new outdoor fitness court

By Valerie Scott Midwest City Beacon Del City’s new outdoor exercise equipment is officially open to the public. The city held a ribbon cutting ceremony June 22 for the fitness court at Patriot Park. The American Flag on the back of the equipment can be seen by drives on nearby Interstate 40. “We’ve been out…

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Del City pulls out of Regional Transit Authority

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Del City recently joined a growing list of municipalities to leave the Regional Transit Authority. The city council last month voted to formally withdraw from the transit system over concerns about the costs, the planned route, and reliance on sales tax for construction and operations. The Regional Transit Authority…

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Del City Chamber finds new home at community center

By Valerie Scott Midwest City Beacon The Del City Chamber of Commerce has moved into the Community Center. The chamber’s previous office, located at 4505 SE 15th St., will be turned into a Salad and Go restaurant. The chamber has officially been moved in since the end of April. Chamber Director, Erin Stevens just celebrated…

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Finch joins Del City Chamber Hall of Fame

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Some of Del City’s finest were celebrated last week during the Del City Chamber of Commerce’s annual Awards Banquet and Hall of Fame ceremony. The Chamber recognized residents, business owners and employees for their dedication to the community. Pam Finch received the top honor as she was inducted into…

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Del City makes plans for COVID funds

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Del City will receive about $3.5 million in COVID relief funding. Mayor Floyd Eason said the city plans to use the funds from the American Rescue Plan Act to upgrade its water system and create outdoor meeting spaces. “We looked at all the potential uses and the council made…

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