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Mid-Del Tech Center offering CPR class

September 23, 2022 |

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The Mid-Del Technology Center is offering a Family and Friends CPR Class beginning Oct.4. The course is open to people who want to learn CPR but do not need CPR course certification. Attendees will learn the life-saving skills of CPR, AED, and choking with hands-on practice. “This is for…

Mathis Brothers begins work on new store

September 23, 2022 |

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Construction recently started on a new business in Town Center Plaza. Mathis Brothers Furniture is opening a new furniture store in the former JC Penney building, 7127 SE 29th St. It will be the first of the company’s new concept called Mathis Home and will feature many of the…

Carl Albert cruises past Elk City, 45-2

September 22, 2022 |

By Jacob Sturm Midwest City Beacon Moments after the opening whistle, Carl Albert snatched the momentum and never let go. In its 45-2 victory against Elk City, Carl Albert took its opportunities well. That started with the Titans (2-2) receiving the opening kickoff and letting Tashawn James work some magic for a 95-yard sprint to…

Bombers celebrate homecoming in style

September 22, 2022 |

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon What a difference a week makes. After getting roughed up in the home opener, Midwest City was the one delivering the blows last Friday night. The Bombers trounced Putnam City North 38-6 in a homecoming victory at Rose Field. It was the team’s first win of the season and…

Billy Sims BBQ in Midwest City hosting autograph signing Sunday, Sept. 25

September 22, 2022 |

Sooner legend will meet with fans as part of 12-year anniversary celebration By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Billy Sims BBQ in Midwest City will be hosting a meet and greet and autograph signing with Oklahoma Sooner legend Billy Sims on Sunday, Sept. 25. The event will take place from noon until 2 p.m. Sims…

Activists push for Midwest City to cut ties with Oklahoma County jail

September 22, 2022 |

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City resident Sara Bana and members of the People’s Council for Justice Reform held a protest and press conference Thursday afternoon outside City Hall in Midwest City. The group is raising awareness about conditions at the Oklahoma County Jail and asking Midwest City, Edmond and Oklahoma City to…

Mid-Del Schools preparing for bond election

September 22, 2022 |

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A school bond election could be on the horizon for the Mid-Del School District. School officials are in the early planning stages for a potential bond election that could be presented to voters in fall 2023. Superintendent Rick Cobb said they are currently determining how much funding could be…

Midwest City turns up pressure on mall

September 9, 2022 |

City council declares property blighted, begins urban renewal process By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City leaders recently took a big step towards revitalizing the former Heritage Park Mall property. The city council on Aug. 23 declared the mall property as blighted and agreed to create an urban renewal plan for the area. The Midwest…

Artist brings environmental message to library

September 8, 2022 |

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Susan Schmidt has been making art for as long as she can remember. With a paintbrush in her hand, Schmidt has found her happy place creating portraits of favorite pets, wildlife pieces, and landscapes from trips out West. But these days, she’s using her artistic skills for a higher…

Council OKs rezoning for Oklahoma Journal project

September 8, 2022 |

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Plans to redevelop a historic building in Midwest City took another step forward. J Lou Properties LLC is planning to redevelop the former Oklahoma Journal building, 7430 SE 15th St., and surrounding properties into a mixed-use development that will include multifamily housing, retail, and office space. The city council…

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Mid-Del Tech Center offering CPR class

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The Mid-Del Technology Center is offering a Family and Friends CPR Class beginning Oct.4. The course is open to people who want to learn CPR but do not need CPR course certification. Attendees will learn the life-saving skills of CPR, AED, and choking with hands-on practice. “This is for…

Mathis Brothers begins work on new store

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Construction recently started on a new business in Town Center Plaza. Mathis Brothers Furniture is opening a new furniture store in the former JC Penney building, 7127 SE 29th St. It will be the first of the company’s new concept called Mathis Home and will feature many of the…

Area Sports

Carl Albert softball maintains district lead

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon It didn’t take long for Carl Albert to recover from a tough loss on the diamond. The Lady Titans dropped a non-district game against rival Piedmont on Sept. 13 but made up for it two days later with big win over Lawton Eisenhower to stay undefeated in district play.…

Carl Albert cruises past Elk City, 45-2

By Jacob Sturm Midwest City Beacon Moments after the opening whistle, Carl Albert snatched the momentum and never let go. In its 45-2 victory against Elk City, Carl Albert took its opportunities well. That started with the Titans (2-2) receiving the opening kickoff and letting Tashawn James work some magic for a 95-yard sprint to…

Business

Council OKs rezoning for Oklahoma Journal project

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Plans to redevelop a historic building in Midwest City took another step forward. J Lou Properties LLC is planning to redevelop the former Oklahoma Journal building, 7430 SE 15th St., and surrounding properties into a mixed-use development that will include multifamily housing, retail, and office space. The city council…

FNB Community Bank employee celebrates 50 years

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Cheryl Ritterskamp didn’t know what she wanted to do after high school. She briefly attended Rose State College but quickly realized it wasn’t for her. “I really did not like college, I was more of a social person,” she said. Her father later helped her get a part-time job…

Education

Fall Leadership Retreat planned for Sept. 30

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The Mid-Del Technology Center is hosting a Fall Leadership Retreat on Sept. 30. The event promises a fun-filled day of learning and networking with lunch and snacks provided. Attendees will also have the opportunity to win door prizes. This year’s theme is “Challenge Yourself.” Leadership training will be provided…

Mid-Del Schools preparing for bond election

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A school bond election could be on the horizon for the Mid-Del School District. School officials are in the early planning stages for a potential bond election that could be presented to voters in fall 2023. Superintendent Rick Cobb said they are currently determining how much funding could be…

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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

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…

Del City program promotes local restaurants

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Restaurants in Del City are getting a hand from the city. Del City is promoting local restaurants through a new free program called “Dining in Del City Exposé”. The program highlights one restaurant each month through the city’s social media channels, billboard, cable channel and during a city council…

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