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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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Del City Police Department takes home Christmas Cup

DCPD wins first annual Christmas Cup competition By Anthony Thomas Midwest City Beacon The Christmas spirit is alive and well in Del City, if not a little too alive. Christmas is a time of love, joy, caring, and most importantly over the top decorations. For the past month, a Christmas decoration battle has been raging…

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Motocross track opens in Del City

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Dirt was flying and so were the riders last weekend at the grand opening of the Del City MX course. The new motocross track celebrated the opening with Eagle Cup races last Saturday and Sunday. The track is located at 4601 E. Reno Ave. Jeremy Thomas, who grew up…

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Del City approves contract for EMS service

By Anthony Thomas Midwest City Beacon After 10 months of searching and negotiating with multiple ambulance providers, Del City has finally signed a one-year contract with Pafford EMS. Under the agreement, Pafford will provide EMS service with 2 ½ ambulances dedicated to Del City. Two ambulances will serve Del City 24/7, and a third will…

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Del City trying to attract new employees

By Anthony Thomas Staff Writer The City of Del City is urgently looking for new employees to fill a long list of positions. The City in recent months has been taking steps to incentivize people to apply and for current employees to stay. Most recently, the City Council approved several measures to incentivize people to…

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Storms cause damage in Mid-Del

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Strong storms damaged properties and knocked out power to Mid-Del residents early Friday morning. Severe thunderstorms tore through the Oklahoma City metro around midnight bringing with them wind gusts of up to 70MPH and up to golf ball-sized hail. No injuries were reported with the storms. OG&E said that…

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Honoring a hometown hero

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Robert “Bob” Kalsu was posthumously inducted into the Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame last Friday night during a ceremony at the Del City High School football field that is named in his honor. His widow Jan Kalsu accepted the honors alongside family and friends at the ceremony. Members of…

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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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