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Man killed on front porch

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Midwest City police say a 32-year-old man was killed Wednesday evening as he was trying to enter his home. At 7:36 p.m., 911 dispatchers received a call from a female who said, “I need an ambulance and a police officer right now—my neighbor just got shot in his front yard.” When officers arrived, they found…

Letter to the Editor: Original Milers against apartments

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We don’t like being on the other side of the fence from the Mayor. We find him to be a good man and public servant of 31 years. We are Original Milers. We are neighbors and have been for many years. I, Rick Dekat, have been in construction since 1979. I currently own my home,…

Longtime community leader passes away

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Longtime community leader Ken Bartlett passed away this morning at age 90. He served Del City and the Mid-Del area for years as an elected official, former Rose State College regent, and member of several civic organizations. Bartlett recently celebrated his 90th birthday with family and friends at Napoleon’s Deli…

Candidate profiles: City Council Ward 4

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Stephen Cooper wants to be voice for all By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Stephen Cooper has always had an interest in national politics. A couple of years ago, he started paying more attention to issues facing his community. “I always liked the political process and just recently started looking more at the local level and…

Council candidates share views at forum

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Chamber of Commerce hosts candidate forum for Ward 2, 4 elections By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Candidates for City Council shared their views on a range of local topics Tuesday morning during a candidate forum hosted by the Midwest City Chamber of Commerce. The group included candidates for Ward 2 and 4. Councilman Pat Byrne…

Candidate profiles: City Council Ward 2

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Byrne touts experience in reelection bid By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Pat Byrne said a lot has changed at city hall over the last four years. He was elected to the city council in 2016 in wake of a mayoral recall election and rifts between city leaders, employees and citizens. “There was a lot of…

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…

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Man killed on front porch

Midwest City police say a 32-year-old man was killed Wednesday evening as he was trying to enter his home. At 7:36 p.m., 911 dispatchers received a call from a female who said, “I need an ambulance and a police officer right now—my neighbor just got shot in his front yard.” When officers arrived, they found…

Letter to the Editor: Original Milers against apartments

We don’t like being on the other side of the fence from the Mayor. We find him to be a good man and public servant of 31 years. We are Original Milers. We are neighbors and have been for many years. I, Rick Dekat, have been in construction since 1979. I currently own my home,…

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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