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New ward map presented to city council

August 3, 2022 |

Population growth spurs change in Ward 6 By Valerie Scott Midwest City Beacon The six districts of Midwest City will soon be having boundary changes. The City of Midwest City presented a new map July 26 during a city council meeting at Municipal Court. No action has been taken yet, as the city is required…

Midwest City native breaks barriers in firefighting

August 3, 2022 |

Lawson is the first female firefighter for the Mustang Fire Department By Valerie Scott Midwest City Beacon Katey Lawson is the first female full-time firefighter at Mustang Fire Department. At just 23 years old, Lawson is not only a trained and certified firefighter but just graduated with her paramedic license last Sunday. Lawson had just…

For the love of the game

August 3, 2022 |

Senior baseball club a hit with local residents By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Lou Lawrence was all smiles as he strolled to first base on a hot Saturday morning. The 76-year-old Midwest City man hit safely for the second time in the game. He reached safely first with a bunt single and later on…

Midwest City approves incentives for food processor

August 3, 2022 |

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City leaders last week approved an economic development assistance agreement with a company that plans to build a food processing plant on the city’s north side. Centrillium Proteins announced earlier this year that it plans to open a 55,000-square-foot food processing facility at an estimated cost of $20…

Dog days of summer bring record heat

July 27, 2022 |

Fire department urges residents to stay hydrated By Valerie Scott Midwest City Beacon Local residents are burning to know how to stay cool during this summer heat. As temperatures begin to rest in the triple digits and no rain in sight, heat exhaustion can take a toll on us all. Del City Fire Chief Brandon…

Del City pulls out of Regional Transit Authority

July 27, 2022 |

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Del City recently joined a growing list of municipalities to leave the Regional Transit Authority. The city council last month voted to formally withdraw from the transit system over concerns about the costs, the planned route, and reliance on sales tax for construction and operations. The Regional Transit Authority…

Midwest City making progress on new park

July 27, 2022 |

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City’s newest park is taking shape. The new W.P. Bill Atkinson Park is located north of Town Center Plaza on the former site of city hall. It is named in honor of the man who founded the city in the 1940s. W.P. Bill Atkinson Park will serve as…

Midwest City holds grand reopening for John Conrad

July 27, 2022 |

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City celebrated the grand reopening of John Conrad Regional Golf Course last Friday morning. The municipal golf course recently underwent a $5.1 million renovation that upgraded the playing surface, irrigation system and reconfigured several holes. Local dignitaries, business leaders, residents and a pair of hometown heroes joined in…

Midwest City and mall owner heading back to court

July 27, 2022 |

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The owner of the Heritage Park Mall and the City of Midwest City appear to be headed back to court. Ahmad Bahreini is appealing numerous fire and building code citations issued by the city for the Heritage Park Mall and adjoining Montgomery Ward building. An Oklahoma County district court…

Carl Albert’s Black wins Junior PGA tournament

July 20, 2022 |

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Peyton Black had a big week on the golf course. The Carl Albert junior won one Junior PGA tournament and placed in the top five in another. Black took first place at the Lincoln Park Junior tournament last Wednesday at Lincoln Park Golf Club – East Course. She shot…

Area News

New ward map presented to city council

Population growth spurs change in Ward 6 By Valerie Scott Midwest City Beacon The six districts of Midwest City will soon be having boundary changes. The City of Midwest City presented a new map July 26 during a city council meeting at Municipal Court. No action has been taken yet, as the city is required…

Midwest City native breaks barriers in firefighting

Lawson is the first female firefighter for the Mustang Fire Department By Valerie Scott Midwest City Beacon Katey Lawson is the first female full-time firefighter at Mustang Fire Department. At just 23 years old, Lawson is not only a trained and certified firefighter but just graduated with her paramedic license last Sunday. Lawson had just…

Area Sports

Experienced Lady Titans eyeing title run

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Carl Albert’s softball team will have plenty of familiar faces when they open the new season. The Lady Titans return nearly their entire lineup from last year’s state tournament team including their top pitchers and hitters. That strong core has laid the foundation for what coach Dani Dobbs believes…

Midwest City softball team welcomes new faces

By Valerie Scott Midwest City Beacon The Midwest City softball team welcomes several new players and coaches to the team this year. One of those new faces is assistant coach Shawver Rogers who described herself as a “Mid-Del kid.” She said that with so many new players this season their team focus is to hustle…

Business

Teriyaki Madness slated for early August opening

By Valerie Scott Midwest City Beacon Teriyaki Madness is coming to Midwest City. The new fast-casual Asian restaurant will open in early August at 5910 SE 15th St. at the Center Marketplace. It is the most recent addition to the shopping center that includes Nash Bird and The Baked Bear. The quick-stop grill specializes in…

Pain clinic opening in Midwest City

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Commercial development is popping up on S. Sooner Rd. in Midwest City. Randall Pain Management is opening a new 4,000-square-foot medical office with a surgical suite as well as a separate 7,500-square-foot building for retail. The development is located at 1732 S. Sooner Rd., just north of the intersection with…

Education

Mid-Del Technology Center’s relaunches electrician apprenticeship

Registration deadline is Aug. 2 By Valerie Scott Midwest City Beacon The Mid-Del Technology Center is relaunching its electrician apprenticeship program. Enrollment is open for the 18-week program. Classes start on Aug. 2 and end on Dec. 8 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The total cost of enrollment is $769.…

Mid-Del sells Highland Park, puts Jarman back on the market

Community Health Centers of Oklahoma agrees to buy shuttered school for $800k By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Mid-Del Public Schools has one less empty school building. The school board voted unanimously last week to sell the shuttered Highland Park Elementary School to a community healthcare group, while rejecting a bid for the former Jarman…

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

Del City opens outdoor fitness court at Patriot Park

By Valerie Scott Midwest City Beacon Del City is offering a new way to exercise. The city recently opened first outdoor exercise equipment at the Patriot Park, 4507 SE 15th St. The exercise equipment offers a full-body workout. It is designed for ages 14 and above. Children younger than 14 years old must be accompanied…

Del City celebrates new outdoor fitness court

By Valerie Scott Midwest City Beacon Del City’s new outdoor exercise equipment is officially open to the public. The city held a ribbon cutting ceremony June 22 for the fitness court at Patriot Park. The American Flag on the back of the equipment can be seen by drives on nearby Interstate 40. “We’ve been out…

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