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Del City leaders putting focus on customer service

November 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Del City leaders are trying to make City Hall a friendlier place. Mayor Floyd Eason said the city is focusing on improving customer service and communication with residents. “When you come to City Hall, we want you to leave in at least as good of a mood as when…

Midwest City going ‘Dutch’

November 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

Oregon coffee shop chain opening location on SE 15th By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A popular West Coast drive-thru coffee chain is coming to Midwest City. Dutch Bros Coffee plans to open a location at 5916 SE 15th St., near SE 15th St. and Warren Dr. It will be the Oregon-based company’s first location…

Mid-Del revises coronavirus plan

November 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

School district keeps four-day schedule; sets new parameters for use of remote learning By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Mid-Del Schools has modified its coronavirus plan to add internal benchmarks for when students would stop attending in-person classes four days a week. The school board approved changes to the district’s Return to Learn Plan at…

Midwest City showing true colors for Veterans Day

November 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

Residents, business owners encouraged to fly flags this week for Veterans Day By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City will not get to honor veterans with a parade this Veterans Day. But residents and business owners can show their support by decking the city in red, white and blue this week. The City of Midwest…

Veterans Day events planned for Midwest City

November 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City will not have a parade on Veterans Day, but residents will have a couple of chances to show their support to those who served. Local veterans will celebrate the birthday of the Marines Corp with a flag raising ceremony at noon on Nov. 10. The event will…

Midwest City mask order continues

November 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

City Council removes expiration date for public mask order, sets 5% positivity rate goal By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City’s public mask order will remain in place. The city council last week unanimously approved extending the emergency order until the testing positivity rate is 5% or less in Oklahoma County for two consecutive…

Mid-Del returning to in-person instruction

November 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

By Tonya Little Contributing Writer Students in Mid-Del Schools will be returning to the classroom next week. The Mid-Del School Board held a special meeting last Thursday to consider changes to the district’s Return-to-Learn Plan. Teachers stood near the street of the administration building holding signs expressing their desires to keep to the original plan.…

Facebook feud leads to felony charge

November 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

Man threatens to kill Midwest City Councilman following vulgar exchange By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon An Edmond man faces a felony charge after threatening to kill a Midwest City councilman on Facebook. Midwest City police say Lynn Sludderick, also known as Ricky Sluder, made violent threats against Sean Reed following a graphic exchange between…

Police investigating early morning fatal shooting

November 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

Midwest City police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened early this morning. About 3 a.m., police were called to the 1200 block of Sandra Drive, near SE 15th St. and Air Depot Blvd. about shots fired. When officers arrived at the scene, they found the body of a man in the front yard of…

Sheriff candidates tout experience, plans at debate

October 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Johnson offers “fresh perspective” and Cubit highlights experience in law enforcement By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon OKLAHOMA CITY – Candidates for Oklahoma County Sheriff squared off last Thursday night in a debate at The Auditorium at The Douglass. The event was hosted by NonDoc and News 9. Democrat Wayland Cubit highlighted his experience in…

Area News

‘Girls of the Month’ announced

Nicoma Park-Choctaw Business Women’s Club makes this year’s selections By Maxine Wheelan Staff Writer The Nicoma Park Choctaw Business Women’s Club recently held a tea for the “Girls of the Month” and their sponsors as follows: Misses: January, Grace Maples, Sponsor Sue Moore; February,Isabel Baker, Sponsor Nanci Noakes; March, Makiya Carter, Sponsor Barbara Davidson; April,…

Midwest City showing true colors for Veterans Day

Residents, business owners encouraged to fly flags this week for Veterans Day By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City will not get to honor veterans with a parade this Veterans Day. But residents and business owners can show their support by decking the city in red, white and blue this week. The City of Midwest…

Area Sports

Del City falls to Bixby in second round

By Anthony Thomas Contributing Writer The Del City football team saw their season end last week with a 63-27 loss to defending state champion Bixby in the Class 6A-II playoffs. Del City faced a tough match-up Friday night. The Bixby Spartans are ranked number 1 in the state and number 40 nationally. The Spartans came…

Bombers advance to state semifinals with rare win over Tulsa Washington

Midwest City to face Bixby on Saturday By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City didn’t let a rocky start hold them back last Friday night against Tulsa Booker T. Washington in the Class 6A-II state football playoffs. The Bombers fell behind early when sophomore quarterback DeAngelo Irvin Jr. threw an interception that was returned…

Business

Midwest City going ‘Dutch’

Oregon coffee shop chain opening location on SE 15th By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A popular West Coast drive-thru coffee chain is coming to Midwest City. Dutch Bros Coffee plans to open a location at 5916 SE 15th St., near SE 15th St. and Warren Dr. It will be the Oregon-based company’s first location…

Midwest City Warren Theatre facing foreclosure

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The Warren Theatre in Midwest City is in financial straits less than a year after opening. Arvest Bank is seeking to foreclose on the theatre due to unpaid debts and several liens related to construction of the building. The Arkansas-based bank, which provided financing for the movie complex, filed…

Education

Mid-Del revises coronavirus plan

School district keeps four-day schedule; sets new parameters for use of remote learning By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Mid-Del Schools has modified its coronavirus plan to add internal benchmarks for when students would stop attending in-person classes four days a week. The school board approved changes to the district’s Return to Learn Plan at…

Mid-Del returning to in-person instruction

By Tonya Little Contributing Writer Students in Mid-Del Schools will be returning to the classroom next week. The Mid-Del School Board held a special meeting last Thursday to consider changes to the district’s Return-to-Learn Plan. Teachers stood near the street of the administration building holding signs expressing their desires to keep to the original plan.…

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Del City leaders putting focus on customer service

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Del City leaders are trying to make City Hall a friendlier place. Mayor Floyd Eason said the city is focusing on improving customer service and communication with residents. “When you come to City Hall, we want you to leave in at least as good of a mood as when…

Midwest City going ‘Dutch’

Oregon coffee shop chain opening location on SE 15th By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A popular West Coast drive-thru coffee chain is coming to Midwest City. Dutch Bros Coffee plans to open a location at 5916 SE 15th St., near SE 15th St. and Warren Dr. It will be the Oregon-based company’s first location…

Del City

Del City leaders putting focus on customer service

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Del City leaders are trying to make City Hall a friendlier place. Mayor Floyd Eason said the city is focusing on improving customer service and communication with residents. “When you come to City Hall, we want you to leave in at least as good of a mood as when…

House 94: Fugate, Rodebush meet Nov. 3

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Voters in House 94 will have two choices on election day. Rep. Andy Fugate (D-Oklahoma City) is seeking a second term for the district that includes Del City and parts of south Oklahoma City. Republican Lauren Rodebush is the lone challenger in the race. Fugate said he has helped…

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