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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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House 94: Fugate, Rodebush meet Nov. 3

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Voters in House 94 will have two choices on election day. Rep. Andy Fugate (D-Oklahoma City) is seeking a second term for the district that includes Del City and parts of south Oklahoma City. Republican Lauren Rodebush is the lone challenger in the race. Fugate said he has helped…

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Masons dedicate cornerstone for Del City Library

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Local Freemasons and the Grand Master Mason of Oklahoma conducted a centuries-old ceremony last week as they dedicated the cornerstone of the new Del City Library. Masonic representatives and local dignitaries attended the Oct. 5 ceremony outside the library construction site at 4330 SE 15th Street.  The new building…

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Del City softball makes incredible run to state

Eagles upset defending state champion Piedmont By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon After 18 long years, Del City softball is headed back to the state tournament. The Eagles snapped the drought with an incredible showing last week at the regional tournament capped by a 3-2 win over defending state champion Piedmont in the championship. Del…

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Application deadline approaching for DelQuest

The application deadline for DelQuest is approaching. The annual leadership training program is open to juniors at Del City High School, Destiny Christian, Christian Heritage and home school students in the Del City area. The exciting and insightful program provides hands-on leadership training from business and community leaders in Del City. During the three days,…

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Del City repaving SE 29th Street

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Another major road project is underway in Del City. The city is repaving SE 29th Street between Sunnylane and Sooner roads, and upgrading traffic signal lights. Work started this week and is expected to last about a month, said Mayor Floyd Eason. “We’ve been working on this project for…

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Del City improves fire protection rating

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Some homeowners in Del City will see their insurance rates decrease due to improved safety ratings for the city’s fire protection. Chief Brandon Pursell last week announced that the department improved its Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating to a 2 from a previous rating of 3. He said the improved…

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Del City selects developer for commercial, residential projects

City council approves letter of intent with RCL Mortgage and Development By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Del City has found a new developer for a pair of city-owned properties. The city council last week approved a letter of intent with RCL Mortgage and Development Company, who plans to build a commercial development near Scott…

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Del City Fire Department Purchases New Trucks and Equipment

By Anthony Thomas Contributing Writer The Del City Fire Department recently purchased two new trucks and new equipment. In January, the department got a new medium duty Rescue Truck for $400,028 and in June bought a new Ladder truck for $1 million dollars. Along with the two new trucks the department also bought new cutters,…

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Del City approves water rate hike

First rate increase since 2011 will raise base rate by nearly 60% By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Del City water customers will see their bills rise. The city council last week approved a nearly 60% increase in water rates. The action will raise the minimum water rate to $10.14 for the first 1,000 gallons, which…

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