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Local banking employee retiring

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BancFirst in Nicoma Park hosting retirement celebration all day Friday, Jan. 17 By Maxine Wheelan Staff Writer A longtime employee in the banking system, Mary Henderson will be retiring on Friday, Jan. 17.  She has worked at BancFirst in Nicoma Park for the past 12 years. Henderson said it was a hard decision to make…

Midwest City girls win OBU Bison Invitational

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The Midwest City girls basketball team wrapped up the first week of the season by winning the OBU Bison Invitational last Saturday in Shawnee. The Lady Bombers knocked off Class 2A’s No. 1 Dale in the championship game 44-41. Taliyah Anderson was named the tournament MVP after scoring 44 points…

Midwest City buying Sears building

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City officials approve $1.65 million contract for vacant property at Heritage Park Mall By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City may soon own a piece of the Heritage Park Mall. The Midwest City Economic Development Authority on Tuesday, Nov. 26  voted to buy the former Sears building, 6909 E. Reno Ave., from Transform Saleco, LLC…

Police spread holiday cheer

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Christmas came early this year for some local children. It was part of the Shop with a Cop event sponsored by the Midwest City Police Department and Walmart. Children were paired with a police officer or department staff and treated to a $100 Walmart shopping spree. “They all head straight…

Midwest City residents inducted into Oklahoma Law Enforcement Hall of Fame

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By Tonya Little Contributing Writer The 11th Annual Oklahoma Law Enforcement Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was held at the Oklahoma History Museum on December 7th and honored two Midwest City residents, Dennis and Karen Lippe. This was a unique induction because not only are these two the first married couple to be inducted, but…

Midwest City hires golf course architect

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Renovation project expected to begin winter 2021; reopening slated for spring/summer 2022 By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City officials Tuesday night approved a contract for the renovation of John Conrad Regional Golf Course. The city council approved a contract for architectural and engineering services with PDG, LLC d.b.a. Heckenkemper Golf Course Design. The contract…

Carl Albert boys take third at Edmond meet

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Lady Titan relays crack top 10 By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The Carl Albert swimmers had a chance to face off against some of the top teams in the state last weekend at the Edmond Invitation Meet. And they continued to improve their times in the process. The Titans placed third in the boys’ standings,…

Minco’s Honey Festival coming up Saturday

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Saturday’s Honey Festival will feature a number of attractions, from tours of the local honey plant, cotton gin, and wind farm, to the annual honey bake-off, chance to meet Santa, carriage rides, and much more. KIDS TRACTOR PULL One traditional Honey Festival event is the kids’ tractor pull which is a more serious competition than…

A changing of the guard

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Bower welcomes new emergency management director for Midwest City By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City is saying goodbye to one of its longest tenured employees. And welcoming one of its newest. Mike Bower, emergency management director, is stepping down after 42 years with the city including the last 15 in his current position. He…

Louie’s Grill and Bar coming to Midwest City

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor A new restaurant is coming to Midwest City. Louie’s Grill and Bar plans to open a new location at 6007 SE 15th Street, inside the Sooner Rose Shopping Center. The new restaurant will be located in the former Mojo Sports building. The building was recently renovated for the restaurant on…

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Local banking employee retiring

BancFirst in Nicoma Park hosting retirement celebration all day Friday, Jan. 17 By Maxine Wheelan Staff Writer A longtime employee in the banking system, Mary Henderson will be retiring on Friday, Jan. 17.  She has worked at BancFirst in Nicoma Park for the past 12 years. Henderson said it was a hard decision to make…

City of Choctaw launches election webpage

An informative webpage has been put up by city staff to help inform the public about the upcoming Feb. 11 election. The new page can be found by navigating to Home>Residents>February 11, 2020 special Election at mychoctaw.org. City officials hope the site will help the public better understand the condition of Choctaw’s roadways and budgetary…

Area Sports

Midwest City girls win OBU Bison Invitational

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The Midwest City girls basketball team wrapped up the first week of the season by winning the OBU Bison Invitational last Saturday in Shawnee. The Lady Bombers knocked off Class 2A’s No. 1 Dale in the championship game 44-41. Taliyah Anderson was named the tournament MVP after scoring 44 points…

Carl Albert boys take third at Edmond meet

Lady Titan relays crack top 10 By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The Carl Albert swimmers had a chance to face off against some of the top teams in the state last weekend at the Edmond Invitation Meet. And they continued to improve their times in the process. The Titans placed third in the boys’ standings,…

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