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Del City selects developer for commercial, residential projects

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City council approves letter of intent with RCL Mortgage and Development By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Del City has found a new developer for a pair of city-owned properties. The city council last week approved a letter of intent with RCL Mortgage and Development Company, who plans to build a commercial development near Scott…

Del City Fire Department Purchases New Trucks and Equipment

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By Anthony Thomas Contributing Writer The Del City Fire Department recently purchased two new trucks and new equipment. In January, the department got a new medium duty Rescue Truck for $400,028 and in June bought a new Ladder truck for $1 million dollars. Along with the two new trucks the department also bought new cutters,…

Mid-Del softball teams kick off season

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By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The softball season is here for all three Mid-Del high schools. Carl Albert kicked off their season Tuesday at home against Del City. The Lady Titans will return to action Monday when they host Duncan. Del City opened the year against Woodward and Carl Albert. They are scheduled to…

Nearly 4,000 students register for virtual learning

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Nearly 4,000 students in Mid-Del Schools will complete their education from home this school year. Mid-Del had just under 4,000 students sign up for the Mid-Del Virtual Academy, the district’s entirely online learning plan, for the 2020-21 school year. This year, the district offered both traditional in-person and virtual options…

Billy Sims Burger coming to Midwest City

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By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A popular restaurant chain is bringing a different flavor to Midwest City. The owners of the Billy Sims Barbecue are opening a new concept called Billy Sims Burger. The fast food burger joint will be located at 6825 SE 29th St. Business partners Jeff Jackson and Billy Sims had…

Midwest City hits reset on police and fire training facility

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City leaders send bond project back to voters due to ballot mistake, public opposition By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Midwest City will hold off on plans for a police and fire training center after officials learned that the location for the project was incorrectly stated on a bond election approved by voters in 2018. The…

Rose State to reopen campus for fall semester

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School officials promote flex courses and new safety measures on campus By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Rose State College is not changing its plans to offer on-campus instruction this fall. Officials say safety protocols and a new Flex course option will allow them to continue educating students while providing a safe and healthy environment. “In…

Midwest City council approves zoning for apartment complex

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The Midwest City Council last week approved a zoning request for an apartment complex near S. Douglas Blvd. and SE 29th St. The planned Creekside Park, The Residences, 2500 S. Douglas Blvd., will include one three-story building with 47-50 units on the west side of Soldier Creek.  A similar sized…

Century Martial Arts fights through pandemic

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Midwest City company uses Department of Commerce grant to expand line of punching bags and custom products By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The coronavirus pandemic has challenged even the most flexible of businesses. Century Marital Arts can attest to that. As the virus spread in the U.S. and demand for martial arts gear slowed, the…

Mid-Del Schools to open with alternating A/B schedule

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Mid-Del Schools is tweaking its reopening plans. The district will begin the school year with a hybrid model that includes in-person instruction and remote learning. Students will follow an alternating A/B schedule. Half of the students will receive in-person instruction on Monday and Tuesday, and the other half will do…

Area News

Midwest City employees targeted in unemployment fraud

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon When the coronavirus pandemic hit, so did a crime spree. Criminals stole identities and filed fake unemployment claims across the country, including more than 100,000 in Oklahoma. Employees with the City of Midwest City were a popular target for the fraud schemes. The city saw 164 fraudulent claims against…

Midwest City hits reset on police and fire training facility

City leaders send bond project back to voters due to ballot mistake, public opposition By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Midwest City will hold off on plans for a police and fire training center after officials learned that the location for the project was incorrectly stated on a bond election approved by voters in 2018. The…

Area Sports

Mid-Del softball teams kick off season

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The softball season is here for all three Mid-Del high schools. Carl Albert kicked off their season Tuesday at home against Del City. The Lady Titans will return to action Monday when they host Duncan. Del City opened the year against Woodward and Carl Albert. They are scheduled to…

Volleyball season kicks off next week

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Volleyball season is just around the corner for the three local high schools. Carl Albert, Del City and Midwest City started their fall practices a few weeks ago and will get their first taste of competition next week. Midwest City and Del City both open the year Aug. 11. The…

Business

Billy Sims Burger coming to Midwest City

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A popular restaurant chain is bringing a different flavor to Midwest City. The owners of the Billy Sims Barbecue are opening a new concept called Billy Sims Burger. The fast food burger joint will be located at 6825 SE 29th St. Business partners Jeff Jackson and Billy Sims had…

Century Martial Arts fights through pandemic

Midwest City company uses Department of Commerce grant to expand line of punching bags and custom products By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The coronavirus pandemic has challenged even the most flexible of businesses. Century Marital Arts can attest to that. As the virus spread in the U.S. and demand for martial arts gear slowed, the…

Education

Nearly 4,000 students register for virtual learning

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Nearly 4,000 students in Mid-Del Schools will complete their education from home this school year. Mid-Del had just under 4,000 students sign up for the Mid-Del Virtual Academy, the district’s entirely online learning plan, for the 2020-21 school year. This year, the district offered both traditional in-person and virtual options…

Rose State to reopen campus for fall semester

School officials promote flex courses and new safety measures on campus By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Rose State College is not changing its plans to offer on-campus instruction this fall. Officials say safety protocols and a new Flex course option will allow them to continue educating students while providing a safe and healthy environment. “In…

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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 selects developer for commercial, residential projects

City council approves letter of intent with RCL Mortgage and Development By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Del City has found a new developer for a pair of city-owned properties. The city council last week approved a letter of intent with RCL Mortgage and Development Company, who plans to build a commercial development near Scott…

Del City Fire Department Purchases New Trucks and Equipment

By Anthony Thomas Contributing Writer The Del City Fire Department recently purchased two new trucks and new equipment. In January, the department got a new medium duty Rescue Truck for $400,028 and in June bought a new Ladder truck for $1 million dollars. Along with the two new trucks the department also bought new cutters,…

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