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Summer school for teachers

June 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon School is out for summer. But that doesn’t mean the learning has stopped. Hundreds of Mid-Del teachers have been back in the classroom this summer for professional development training. The district hosted a professional learning conference for principals and educators the first week of summer break and is offering…

Medical offices planned for SE 15th St.

June 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A pair of vacant commercial buildings will have new life. The former Hancock Fabrics, 7521 SE 15th St., and CVS Pharmacy, 6951 SE 15th St., in Midwest City are both being remodeled for professional medical offices, according to city officials. The commercial projects are each estimated at about $2…

Mid-Del basketball players lead West to all-state win

June 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon EDMOND – The Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association All-State Game had a Mid-Del feel. Five local players took part in the Large School All-State Game Saturday afternoon at the University of Central Oklahoma. The Large School game included players from Classes 4A-6A. Carl Albert’s Antonio Watson, Quentin Woodson and James…

Council approves plans for larger detention pond in subdivision

June 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City leaders recently approved changes to a subdivision preliminary plat to allow for a larger storm water detention pond. The developer of the Turtlewood/Aspen Ridge Addition, located near SE 29th St. and Westminster Rd., submitted a revised preliminary plat that included additional land that would be used for stormwater…

City manager not rushing to hire police chief

June 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

Lyon expects to name new police chief in the fall By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon City Manager Tim Lyon is in the process of selecting a new police chief. But says he is not in a hurry to make a hasty decision. Longtime Chief Brandon Clabes resigned last month after more than 40 years…

Midwest Boulevard bridge closed for repairs

June 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

Oklahoma City officials say bridge repairs could take up to 2 years By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A section of Midwest Boulevard north of Midwest City will be closed for up to two years for repairs. The City of Oklahoma City last week announced it is closing the Midwest Blvd. bridge over Crutcho Creek…

Midwest City agrees to sell land for proposed apartment complex

June 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The Sooner Rose shopping center is attracting new residential development. A residential property developer is looking to build a $10 million high-end apartment complex near the retail, restaurant and entertainment center. The 84-unit multi-family complex is planned for the 5900 block of Will Rogers Rd., between Warren and Hudiburg…

A day to remember

June 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

Del City veterans hold Memorial Day ceremony By Anthony Thomas Contributing Writer On the 150th Memorial Day, Del City’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9969 and American Legion Post 73, held their annual Memorial Day ceremony at Sunnylane Cemetery. Due to the rainy weather, the ceremony was held in the chapel at Sunnylane. Normally the…

Siblings raise awareness about lupus

June 2, 2021 | 1 Comment

Teens created t-shirts in honor Lupus Awareness Month By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Jacobi Johnson takes his role as a big brother seriously. He set a positive example for his three younger siblings as star athlete and model student at Midwest City High School and now as a college student and entrepreneur. Last summer,…

Whiteley promoted to head coach at Carl Albert

May 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

LaValley retires after leading Titans to state title By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Carl Albert High School didn’t have to look far for its new baseball coach. Ryan Whiteley has been promoted to head coach after Tim LaValley announced his retirement. Whiteley was an assistant under LaValley for the past four years. He previously…

Area News

Firework retailers encourage early shopping

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   National shortage causes supply concerns at local stands For many, fireworks are the most anticipated aspect of annual Fourth of July celebrations. Many eastern Oklahoma County residents especially take pride in discharging their own fireworks at private parties and social gatherings around Independence Day. However, local fireworks distributors are warning…

Eastern Oklahoma County Resource Center breaks ground in Choctaw

Nonprofit works to prove the community is ‘better together’   By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times June 2 the Choctaw Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the Eastern Oklahoma County Resource Center, to be located east of Harper Road on NE 20th Street in Choctaw. EOCRC is an established nonprofit and has been actively…

Area Sports

Recruiting heating up for Del City junior

Garrison receives offer from Kansas By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Word is out on Del City’s Brandon Garrison. The 6-foot-9 forward is quickly catching attention of some of the top college basketball programs in the country. Garrison received offers from the state’s largest schools Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Tulsa. Last week, he added a…

Titans lead West to all-state baseball win

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Houston Russell and Lake Strickland already had fond memories of David Allen Memorial Ballpark. They added some more on Sunday afternoon. The pair helped Carl Albert beat Bishop Kelley in the Class 5A baseball state championship at the Enid stadium less than a month ago. On Sunday afternoon, they…

Business

Medical offices planned for SE 15th St.

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A pair of vacant commercial buildings will have new life. The former Hancock Fabrics, 7521 SE 15th St., and CVS Pharmacy, 6951 SE 15th St., in Midwest City are both being remodeled for professional medical offices, according to city officials. The commercial projects are each estimated at about $2…

Chamber announces new director

The Midwest City Chamber of Commerce will soon have a new leader. The chamber executive board recently announced the hiring of Marcy Jarrett as its new executive director. Jarrett, currently the director of Visit Enid, will replace Bonnie Cheatwood, who announced her retirement in March, after serving in the role for 20 years. Jarrett is…

Education

Del City High School group marching in Pride Parade

By Tonya Little Contributing Writer The Del City High School Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) club is gearing up to participate in the OKC Pride Alliance parade on Saturday, June 26 in downtown Oklahoma City. This year’s parade will be the first ever pride parade to be held in the heart of downtown, rather than the previous…

Summer school for teachers

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon School is out for summer. But that doesn’t mean the learning has stopped. Hundreds of Mid-Del teachers have been back in the classroom this summer for professional development training. The district hosted a professional learning conference for principals and educators the first week of summer break and is offering…

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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.

Photos: Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association All-State

Midwest City’s Christian Cook and Del City’s Nate Goodlow and Demontreal Crutchfield took part in the Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association’s large school all-state game Saturday at UCO’s Hamilton Fieldhouse. Cook led all scorers with 22 points but the West lost 89-84. Crutchfield finished with 7 points and Goodlow had 6 points.

Del City

Del City residents helping beautify community

By Anthony Thomas Contributing Writer The Del City Beautification Committee was recently praised for their work improving the community. The three women recognized were Stacie Freitas, Cyndi Harwell, and Kristi Tasker. In recent weeks they worked diligently to revitalize the welcome sign gardens at Sooner Rd. and Reno Ave. and Sunnylane Rd. and I-240 and…

A day to remember

Del City veterans hold Memorial Day ceremony By Anthony Thomas Contributing Writer On the 150th Memorial Day, Del City’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9969 and American Legion Post 73, held their annual Memorial Day ceremony at Sunnylane Cemetery. Due to the rainy weather, the ceremony was held in the chapel at Sunnylane. Normally the…

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