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Kickapoo Turnpike now open

North half of toll road connects NE 23rd Street and Britton Road to Turner Turnpike   By Ryan Horton Managing Editor   The northern half of the Kickapoo Turnpike, connecting U.S. Highway 62 to I-44 in eastern Oklahoma County, opened Tuesday. The northern 11-mile section is a four-lane divided highway that connects to NE 23rd, near…

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Titans blast Guymon on the road

Harris throws 5 TDs in 63-0 win By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The Carl Albert football team took their show on the road Friday night with a 63-0 win over Guymon. Senior quarterback Ben Harris threw for 231 yards and five touchdowns with three to Xzavier Thomas. The Titans outgained Guymon 394 to 197…

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City leaders postpone police rally, relocate sign

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Efforts to honor local law enforcement went awry last week. City leaders were criticized over decisions to postpone a “Back the Blue” rally and remove a sign that was placed in front of the police department. Mayor Matt Dukes and the Midwest City Chamber of Commerce planned to host a…

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Opinion: ‘Just what the Dr. ordered!’

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher “I’m a pepper, he’s a pepper, she’s a pepper, we’re a pepper, wouldn’t you like to be a pepper too?” That’s a great slogan and apparently everyone wants to be a pepper these days. According to Dr Pepper they can’t keep the the product on the shelves and there is now…

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New restaurant opening soon in Tuttle

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher A new barbecue restaurant is set to open soon at 151 East Main Street in Tuttle. B-Ray’s BBQ will convert from a food truck operation to a brick and mortar sit down family style restaurant. “We’re going to have all smoked meat. We’ll be doing brisket, pulled pork, ribs, sausages, hot…

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Choctaw talks mask mandate

City moves to require businesses to post CDC guidelines   By Ryan Horton Managing Editor Instead of a mask mandate, the Choctaw City Council moved to pass a resolution amendment instructing all businesses in the city to post a notice at their door asking patrons to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, regarding face…

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Opinion: Pandemic preparedness plan for fall

By Rep. Kelly Albright State House District 95 The Mid-Del School Board has introduced their pandemic preparedness plan for this fall. As other school districts’ plans have trickled in, I observed mostly criticism. Some say a district’s plans don’t go far enough to mitigate risk, while others say they go too far. It reminds me…

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Recent Choctaw graduate killed

Police investigating shooting, crash that left an 18-year-old dead By Ryan Horton Managing Editor The Choctaw Police Department is leading an investigation into the death of a recent Choctaw High School graduate. At approximately 2 a.m. the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call stating shots were being fired at a vehicle. Upon arrival of…

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Choctaw hosts Graduation 2020

By Ryan Horton Managing Editor Choctaw High School hosted a graduation ceremony on Bill Jensen Field, July 13. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic put the CHS 2020 graduation ceremony in jeopardy, but officials moved to host an in-person ceremony July 13. An alternative online graduation was already hosted, and the in-person event was initially scheduled for the…

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Davis takes over as Del City wrestling coach

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon   The Del City High School wrestling team has a new leader. Kevin Davis was named the Eagles head coach last week. Davis has served as an assistant for the past four years under former coach Wes Ruth, who left to become an assistant principal at Piedmont. “It’s very…

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