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Del City residents helping beautify community

By Anthony Thomas Contributing Writer The Del City Beautification Committee was recently praised for their work improving the community. The three women recognized were Stacie Freitas, Cyndi Harwell, and Kristi Tasker. In recent weeks they worked diligently to revitalize the welcome sign gardens at Sooner Rd. and Reno Ave. and Sunnylane Rd. and I-240 and…

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A day to remember

Del City veterans hold Memorial Day ceremony By Anthony Thomas Contributing Writer On the 150th Memorial Day, Del City’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9969 and American Legion Post 73, held their annual Memorial Day ceremony at Sunnylane Cemetery. Due to the rainy weather, the ceremony was held in the chapel at Sunnylane. Normally the…

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Recycling options could be headed to Del City

By Anthony Thomas Contributing Writer The decade-long debate over providing recycling services for Del City residents may soon be resolved. On May 12, the city announced that Recyclops began taking signups for residential recycling in Del City. The company needs 100 signups to launch the service. At press time, 20 residents have signed up. The…

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Del City pursuing TIF for proposed development

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Plans for a mixed-use development on Del City’s west side gained support of city leaders. The city council last week laid the groundwork for using public dollars towards the nearly 140-acre development. That support would come in the form of a tax increment district and would be used for…

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Del City Councilman wins re-election

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Kyle Gandy will continue serving in Del City. The Ward 4 councilman won last week’s election with more than 75% of the vote. Gandy received 101 votes to Lauren Rodebush’s 33 in the Feb. 9 election. “The turnout was a little smaller than I anticipated but I was pleased…

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Del City finds temporary EMS provider

By Anthony Thomas Contributing Writer Del City is now working with Samaritan (Pafford) EMS due to recent shortfalls of Alliance Health Midwest EMS. The city council approved the temporary six-month contract with Pafford EMS at the Feb. 1 meeting.  Del City will pay Pafford $15,000 per month, for the next six months to ensure there…

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Del City Ward 4 election set for Tuesday, Feb. 9

By Tonya Little Contributing Writer Next week Del City residents in Ward 4 will head to the polls to select their next city council person. Kyle Gandy currently holds the seat after being appointed to fill a vacancy in October. He is running against Lauren Rodebush, who recently ran against Andy Fugate for the State…

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Del City builds new fishing pier at Eagle Lake

By Anthony Thomas Contributing Writer Del City unveiled a new fishing pier at Eagle Lake earlier this month.   This is the first fishing pier built at Eagle Lake. The city first built a boat ramp around four years ago that is still in place at the lake.   The fishing pier was donated and…

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Del City and Midwest City chip in to remove old railroad crossing

By Anthony Thomas Contributing Writer Del City leaders recently approved a measure to remove the railroad lines at E. Reno Ave. and S. Sooner Rd.   The track has been out of service for several years  and the City of Del City does not have the right of way or authority to repair the re-occurring…

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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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