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Canada goose hunting season underway at Eagle Lake

By Anthony Thomas Midwest City Beacon The 2021 Canada goose hunting season at Eagle Lake in Del City began this week. The annual hunting season is an effort by the city to mitigate the non-migratory geese population at Eagle Lake. The season ends on Sept. 20. Each year, the city council approves a scheduled hunting…

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Del City High School student arrested for bringing gun to school

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A teen was arrested this morning after officials say he brought a loaded gun to Del City High School. About 7:40 a.m., school administrators stopped the 15-year-old student for having a vape pen on campus. They later searched his backpack and found a gun, according to Del City police.…

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Physicians Choice Dialysis coming to Del City

Physicians Choice Dialysis (PCD) is proud to announce that construction is nearly complete on its state of the art Del City clinic located at 3200 SE 29th St.  The 9,000-square-foot outpatient dialysis center which is scheduled to open in the early fall, will have 21 dialysis stations and multiple PD suites.  The clinic is open…

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Helping one Air Force family turns into a 22-year charity event

By Anthony Thomas Midwest City Beacon  The 507th Air Refueling Wing’s effort to help an Air Force Reserve family in need has turned into an annual event that has lasted 22 years. In 1998, members of the 507th hosted the first Holiday Spirit Steak Supper, serving a meal at $25 per person.  Proceeds from the…

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Del City increases employee pay

By Anthony Thomas Midwest City Beacon The City of Del City has increased pay for its entry level positions and veteran employees. On July 19, the council unanimously passed a three percent increase for positions levels G-1 to G-6 and increased longevity pay for long term employees. Both pay increases went into effect immediately. “We…

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Del City Chamber lands new director

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The Del City Chamber of Commerce has a new executive director. Erin Stevens was recently hired to lead the business organization. “I’m excited to be here and help this chamber and community grow and flourish,” Stevens said. “I’ll be an asset in mutually beneficial partnerships because what it boils…

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Turning lemons into ‘lemon aid’

Buddy’s Lemonade helping grandmother battling cancer Anthony Thomas Midwest City Beacon A quiet Del City neighborhood is home to a lemonade stand run by a teen and his family to raise money for a loved one. Andres “Buddy” Guerra-Thorton, 13, and his family have opened “Buddy’s Lemonade” to raise money for their grandmother, Frances Guerra,…

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Del City pitches new logo and branding plan

By Anthony Thomas Midwest City Beacon Del City last week unveiled plans for a new logo and branding campaign. The new logo incorporates a modern design and the city’s aim to become the “Center of it All” for living, working, shopping, dining, and playing. “The new catchphrase ‘the center of it all’ is taking the…

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Beautification Committee seeking entries for Eagle Pride competition

By Anthony Thomas Midwest City Beacon The Del City Beautification committee is taking nominations for the annual city-wide Eagle Pride lawn and garden competition. Nominations will be accepted until July 16. The annual competition was canceled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Eagle Pride beautification program awards Del City residents who have maintained…

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Motocross track gets green light

Del City approves special use permit for controversial motocross track By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A motocross track could be making its way to Del City. After nearly two hours of debate, city leaders gave the green light for a controversial motocross track on city-owned property near E. Reno Ave. and Vickie Dr. The…

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