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DEQ provides update on Eagle Industries cleanup

November 18, 2022 |

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon An official with the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality last week gave local residents an update on continued efforts to clean up a polluted former industrial property in Midwest City. Steven Gunnels, project manager for the DEQ Superfund Program, led an informational meeting Nov. 10 at the Nick Harroz…

Wolfley re-elected in House 95

November 18, 2022 |

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Rep. Max Wolfley will return to the State Capitol. The freshman lawmaker won re-election in State House District 95 with nearly 54% of the vote. Wolfley received 5,302 votes, with Democratic challenger Tegan Malone drawing 4,528 or 46%. Wolfley believed he had a good shot at reelection but was…

Police officers cleared in fatal shooting

November 18, 2022 |

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Two Midwest City police officers have been cleared of any wrongdoing following a fatal shooting of a 69-year-old woman last month, according to the Oklahoma County District Attorney. Wilma Taft was shot and killed by Sgt. Bobby Harris and Officer Van Ninh on Oct. 18 during a domestic call…

Local woman celebrates 101st birthday

November 10, 2022 |

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon November 1 was a special day for a local woman. Eva Irene Beebe celebrated her 101st birthday last Tuesday with family and friends at Sienna Extended Care in Midwest City. Even though she’s confined to a wheelchair, Ms. Beebe makes the rounds at the nursing home and spread cheer…

Casey’s building two stores in Midwest City

November 10, 2022 |

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Casey’s is building two new locations in Midwest City. The Iowa-based company plans to open a new gas station and convenience store at 10012 E. Reno Ave. and 7001 SE 29th St. The location near SE 29th St. and Air Depot Blvd. will have a new convenience store building.…

Residents call for order at city meetings

November 10, 2022 |

Councilwoman criticized for involvement with activist group By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Several Midwest City residents expressed dismay about actions at a previous city council meeting and a council member they believe was largely responsible for it. Ward 5 Councilwoman Sara Bana and a group of fellow activists at a Sept. 27 meeting pushed…

Donations needed for ‘Feed Our City’ food drive

November 10, 2022 |

Meals will be available for pickup Nov. 19 The Mid-Del Technology Center and The Rock Church are partnering for the annual “Feed Our City” food drive. The Rock Church started the project a few years ago with a purpose of collecting “meal kits” to provide a complete meal to families in need. Last year, the…

ELECTION: Wolfley, Malone face off in House 95 race

November 7, 2022 |

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Incumbent State Rep. Max Wolfley will face Democratic challenger Tegan Malone in the State House District 95 race. The HD 95 includes much of Midwest City as well as parts of Oklahoma City south of I-40, including Tinker Air Force Base, and northern portions of Cleveland County. Wolfley is…

Sobriety checkpoints planned in Mid-Del area

October 27, 2022 |

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol ENDUI team will partner with the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office, and Oklahoma City, Midwest City and Del City police departments to conduct a sobriety checkpoint and saturation in Oklahoma County on Friday, Oct. 28. The checkpoint will run from 11 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday. The goal is simple: to…

Mid-Del Halloween and Fall Events

October 26, 2022 |

Local holiday events happening Oct. 27-31 Thursday, Oct. 27 -Mid-Del Sports Foundation Tailgate and Fall Festival from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Mid-Del Administration Building, 7217 SE 15th St. The event includes free games and candy and opportunity to meet student athletes and coaches. Oct. 27 — 30 -Rose State College Theatre Group is…

Area News

DEQ provides update on Eagle Industries cleanup

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon An official with the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality last week gave local residents an update on continued efforts to clean up a polluted former industrial property in Midwest City. Steven Gunnels, project manager for the DEQ Superfund Program, led an informational meeting Nov. 10 at the Nick Harroz…

Wolfley re-elected in House 95

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Rep. Max Wolfley will return to the State Capitol. The freshman lawmaker won re-election in State House District 95 with nearly 54% of the vote. Wolfley received 5,302 votes, with Democratic challenger Tegan Malone drawing 4,528 or 46%. Wolfley believed he had a good shot at reelection but was…

Area Sports

Carl Albert sends three runners to state meet

By John Martin Midwest City Beacon MUSTANG – In Regional Qualifying Saturday, the Carl Albert Titans had five runners qualify for the 2022 OSSAA State Cross Championships Saturday at Edmond Santa Fe High School. Lady Titans Kaley Plouff and McKenna Barnard will compete in the Class 5A state meet along with Joshua Robinson for the…

Eagles sink Glenpool

Del City prepares for clash with first-place Coweta By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Del City had no trouble with Glenpool Friday night as they cruised to a 72-0 district win at Robert Kalsu Stadium. The Eagles (7-1, 4-1 District 5A-3) racked up 461 yards of total offense in the rout. Dkalen Godwin carved up…

Business

Casey’s building two stores in Midwest City

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Casey’s is building two new locations in Midwest City. The Iowa-based company plans to open a new gas station and convenience store at 10012 E. Reno Ave. and 7001 SE 29th St. The location near SE 29th St. and Air Depot Blvd. will have a new convenience store building.…

Midwest City Chamber of Commerce names new president

The Midwest City Chamber of Commerce this week named Shaina Bennett as its new president. Bennett previously served as vice president of partnerships and interim president of the Chamber. The executive board of directors unanimously approved the promotion. “Shaina has proven herself as an effective leader who is committed to Midwest City.  In addition, Shaina…

Education

Carl Albert HS honored for college enrollment rates

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Carl Albert High School has been recognized as of the top schools in the state. For the fourth year in a row, Carl Albert received the College Success Award from GreatSchool.org for excelling at preparing students to enroll and succeed in college. The Oklahoma State Department of Education last…

Carl Albert students named National Merit semifinalists

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Two Carl Albert High School students have been named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Competition. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation, earlier this month, announced the more than 16,000 semifinalists in the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The students now can compete for more than 7,250 scholarships worth…

Photos

Mid-Del raises ticket prices for high school sports

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Mid-Del Public Schools is raising the price of admission for high school athletics. The district has increased individual ticket prices from $5 to $10 at the gate and $7 online. All online orders include a processing fee. Students and adults can also purchase an all-sports pass that is good…

Photos: Mid-Del volleyball teams start practice

The Midwest City, Carl Albert and Del City volleyball teams recently started their fall practices. The OSSAA high school volleyball season officially starts Aug. 10.

Del City

Police, residents find solution on ‘Thin Blue Line’ flag

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Del City residents and city leaders appear to have found common ground about a controversial flag. For several years, the police department has flown a “Thin Blue Line” outside of the police station. The flag features a black-and-white American flag with a blue stripe across the middle. It is…

Road Ranger buying land for travel center in Del City

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A travel stop is coming to Del City. Road Ranger LLC has agreed to buy 19 acres of land near Scott St. and Interstate 40 and plans to build a travel stop. The Road Ranger travel stop will include fueling stations, convenience store featuring Oklahoma products, and three fast-food…

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