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Louie’s Grill and Bar to open this month

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The wait for Louie’s Grill and Bar is almost over. The local restaurant chain plans to open their new Midwest City location on June 15. Louie’s Grill and Bar will be located at 6007 SE 15th Street, inside the Sooner Rose Shopping Center. The new restaurant will be in the…

Work continues at new Del City library

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The new Del City library continues to take shape. Work began in December and has stayed on schedule throughout the winter and spring. Crews have completed the exterior walls and roof and are working on brick facade and interior framing. “They had some delays with rain, but they have worked…

State awards contract for I-40 bridge project

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The Oklahoma Transportation Commission Monday awarded a nearly $80 million construction contract for a major bridge project along Interstate 40 in Midwest City and Del City. The I-40 project includes reconstruction of six bridges and approaches at Crutcho Creek, SE 15th St. and Sooner Rd. Five of the six bridges…

Midwest City teen leads peaceful protest against police brutality

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Calls for equality and racial justice rang out across the country this past week following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. They could be heard in Midwest City thanks to a local teen. Christopher Bibbs, 17, and his sister started a peaceful protest last Thursday. They held signs and…

Tribute to Liberty still a go

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Midwest City planning to host annual Fourth of July event By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City plans to celebrate the Fourth of July as usual. The city’s annual Tribute to Liberty patriotic celebration and fireworks display is scheduled to take place July 4 at Joe B. Barnes Regional Park. Other metro cities have canceled…

Shepherd’s Law signed into law

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Sen. Stanley’s bill creates licensure and oversight for midwives By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Several Oklahoma lawmakers have sought to regulate midwives in the state. And several have failed. Sen. Brenda Stanley found rare success on the issue last week with passage of Senate Bill 1823, which is also known as Shepherd’s Law. The law…

Del City appoints new council member

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Del City has a new city council member. Michael Butler was appointed last week to fill a vacant seat in Ward 4. The new council member replaces Brian Linley who resigned from the position in April after moving to Choctaw. Butler said he had prior interest in serving in local…

Construction moving along at Schwartz Elementary

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Construction crews are making steady progress on a project that will expand and redefine Schwartz Elementary School. Mid-Del Schools is building an addition that will include eight classrooms, a music room, gymnasium, a storm shelter, and administrative offices. The $9 million addition is being built north of the current school…

Midwest City looking to help small businesses

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City leaders are exploring ways to help small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. City Manager Tim Lyon said the city is looking to create a small business grant program that would help business owners with salaries, rent and utilities. The proposed small business grant program would be funded…

Mid-Del taking phased approach to reopen sports

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Mid-Del Schools today announced plans to reopen athletic facilities beginning June 8. The district’s three-phase plan includes procedures and restrictions aimed at protecting students and staff due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Temperatures checks, sanitation, cleaning and social distancing policies will be in place during the months of June and July.…

Area News

Midwest City awarded grants for housing assistance program

Funds will be used to assist low- and moderate-income residents financially impacted by coronavirus By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City will receive federal grants to help residents financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The city was awarded $237,620 in Community Development Block Grant funds through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act on…

Louie’s Grill and Bar to open this month

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The wait for Louie’s Grill and Bar is almost over. The local restaurant chain plans to open their new Midwest City location on June 15. Louie’s Grill and Bar will be located at 6007 SE 15th Street, inside the Sooner Rose Shopping Center. The new restaurant will be in the…

Area Sports

Midwest City names new girls basketball coach

Maloy coached at Randall University and Moore High School By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Megan Maloy has been hired as the new girls basketball coach at Midwest City High School, pending school board approval. She was an assistant at Moore High School the past two years and previously coached at her alma mater Randall University.…

Local tennis standouts earn all-state nod

OCA cancels All-State Games due to coronavirus By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Local seniors earned all-state tennis honors. The Oklahoma Coaches Association recently announced its all-state boys and girls teams for the East and West. Ten players were picked for each team. Carl Albert’s Morgan Toney and Elise Wall and Taryn Clark, both of Christian…

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