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Midwest City hosting grand opening for sports complex Friday, April 22

April 21, 2022 |

It’s been close to three decades since a new sports complex has opened its gates to welcome residents and visitors to our community. That changes this Friday, April 22, at 3:00 p.m., when the City of Midwest City officially opens the first phase of the Midwest City MAC (Multi-Athletic Complex) located at 9400 SE 29th…

Shrimp Boil fundraiser a big hit

April 7, 2022 |

The Midwest City Rotary Club served up their ninth annual Shrimp Boil fundraising event last Saturday night at the Nick Harroz Community Center. The event was moved back to the pre-COVID spring schedule after being forced to reschedule the 2020 event to late 2021. The Shrimp Boil is the largest fund raiser of the year…

Midwest City mayor, city council candidates share views at forum

February 8, 2022 |

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Candidates for municipal elections shared their views on a variety of local issues Monday morning during a forum at the Midwest City Chamber of Commerce. The candidates provided a brief introduction before sharing their views on housing, economic development, code enforcement, the future of Air Depot Blvd. and other…

Midwest City Mayor’s race draws four candidates

February 4, 2022 |

Editor’s Note: This is the final in a three-part series profiling candidates for the upcoming Midwest City municipal elections. The Beacon has highlighted one race each week leading up to the Feb. 8 election for Mayor, Ward 3 and Ward 5. By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Bill Bridges Communication is important to Bill Bridges.…

Midwest City launches Air Depot study

January 27, 2022 |

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Air Depot Boulevard has a rich history in Midwest City. For several years, it has served as the city’s main commercial corridor linking destinations and businesses. But as business has shifted to other parts of town, city leaders are exploring ways to revive the area. “We want to find…

Allen and Bana in the running for Ward 5

January 27, 2022 |

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Editor’s Note: This is the first in a three-part series profiling candidates for the upcoming Midwest City municipal elections. The Beacon will highlight one race each week leading up to the Feb. 8 election for Mayor, Ward 3 and Ward 5. Allen looking to continue work in a third…

B-52 makes long journey to Oklahoma

January 27, 2022 |

Aircraft to serve as tool in fleet modernization By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The B-52 Bomber has been a workhorse for the U.S. Air Force for more than six decades. Soon the iconic aircraft will receive upgrades that will keep it flying for years to come. On Saturday morning, a decommissioned B-52, known as…

Bailey, Bain, Bowen face off in Ward 3 race

January 27, 2022 |

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Editor’s Note: This is the second in a three-part series profiling candidates for the upcoming Midwest City municipal elections. The Beacon will highlight one race each week leading up to the Feb. 8 election for Mayor, Ward 3 and Ward 5. AJ Bailey AJ Bailey has lived in Midwest…

Heather McMahan’s ‘Farewell’ tour comes to Midwest City Thursday, Jan. 13

January 11, 2022 |

By Tonya Little Midwest City Beacon Comedian/actress Heather McMahan will be performing her particular brand of comedic flair at Rose State College’s Hudiburg Chevrolet Center in Midwest City on Thursday, Jan. 13. A beloved standup comedian, Instagram storyteller and the best friend everyone wants, McMahan has seen her fandom skyrocket with fans and the industry…

Midwest City hits pause on fire inspection fees

December 29, 2021 |

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City will not charge fees for fire code inspections –at least for now. Mayor Matt Dukes said the city will hold off on the new fee schedule that included charges for annual inspections as well as new construction. City leaders plan to reevaluate the plan after pushback from…

Area News

Midwest City hosting grand opening for sports complex Friday, April 22

It’s been close to three decades since a new sports complex has opened its gates to welcome residents and visitors to our community. That changes this Friday, April 22, at 3:00 p.m., when the City of Midwest City officially opens the first phase of the Midwest City MAC (Multi-Athletic Complex) located at 9400 SE 29th…

Shrimp Boil fundraiser a big hit

The Midwest City Rotary Club served up their ninth annual Shrimp Boil fundraising event last Saturday night at the Nick Harroz Community Center. The event was moved back to the pre-COVID spring schedule after being forced to reschedule the 2020 event to late 2021. The Shrimp Boil is the largest fund raiser of the year…

Area Sports

Bombers earn all-state, conference honors

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City’s basketball teams were well represented in the Big 8 Conference awards that were announced last week. The Bombers were co-conference champions, splitting the honor with Putnam City North. They also qualified for the state tournament for the first time since 2020. Senior Jacobi Sebock was named the…

Midwest City soccer teams off to fast start

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The soccer season is still new. But the Midwest City teams have already found plenty of success. The boys and girls swept Guthrie Friday night to open the district portion of their schedule. The Lady Bombers (4-2)beat Guthrie 2-1. Freshman Amariyah Morris scored in the 23rd minute and junior…

Business

R&M Arms in Minco a friendly source for firepower

R&M Arms in Minco started as a hobby for Mindy and Ronnie Porter in August of 2020. After opening their first storefront in Minco, business was booming, and they were able to move to a bigger and better location at 208 West Main Street in Minco. Mindy spoke Monday morning about how the business came…

ArchWell Health opens clinic in Midwest City

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Local senior citizens have a new option for primary health care in Midwest City. ArchWell Health last week celebrated the grand opening of a primary care physician office at 6951 SE 15th St. in Midwest City. The new facility offers holistic primary healthcare services for senior citizens age 65…

Education

Mid-Del bond issue brings new playgrounds to schools

Schwartz Elementary receives first playground equipment By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Recess at Schwartz Elementary School became a lot more exciting. The school recently received new playground equipment. It was installed last month and ready for students to enjoy after Thanksgiving break. Students had been without a playground for about two years due to…

Mid-Del holds meeting on Steed closure

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Mid-Del Schools last week announced plans to close two elementary schools due to declining enrollment and building maintenance costs. Superintendent Rick Cobb is recommending the district close Steed Elementary and Highland Park Elementary at the end of the current school year. According to the proposal, students who currently go…

Photos

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

Finch joins Del City Chamber Hall of Fame

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Some of Del City’s finest were celebrated last week during the Del City Chamber of Commerce’s annual Awards Banquet and Hall of Fame ceremony. The Chamber recognized residents, business owners and employees for their dedication to the community. Pam Finch received the top honor as she was inducted into…

Del City makes plans for COVID funds

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Del City will receive about $3.5 million in COVID relief funding. Mayor Floyd Eason said the city plans to use the funds from the American Rescue Plan Act to upgrade its water system and create outdoor meeting spaces. “We looked at all the potential uses and the council made…

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