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Canada goose hunting season underway at Eagle Lake

September 14, 2021 |

By Anthony Thomas Midwest City Beacon The 2021 Canada goose hunting season at Eagle Lake in Del City began this week. The annual hunting season is an effort by the city to mitigate the non-migratory geese population at Eagle Lake. The season ends on Sept. 20. Each year, the city council approves a scheduled hunting…

Mid-Del Schools considering mask mandate

September 3, 2021 |

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The Mid-Del School Board will vote on a mask mandate at special meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7. Under the proposal, all students and staff will be required to wear masks while inside school and administrative buildings and school vehicles including buses. Students and employees will be allowed…

Del City High School student arrested for bringing gun to school

September 1, 2021 |

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A teen was arrested this morning after officials say he brought a loaded gun to Del City High School. About 7:40 a.m., school administrators stopped the 15-year-old student for having a vape pen on campus. They later searched his backpack and found a gun, according to Del City police.…

Physicians Choice Dialysis coming to Del City

August 24, 2021 |

Physicians Choice Dialysis (PCD) is proud to announce that construction is nearly complete on its state of the art Del City clinic located at 3200 SE 29th St.  The 9,000-square-foot outpatient dialysis center which is scheduled to open in the early fall, will have 21 dialysis stations and multiple PD suites.  The clinic is open…

Del City Chamber lands new director

August 6, 2021 |

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The Del City Chamber of Commerce has a new executive director. Erin Stevens was recently hired to lead the business organization. “I’m excited to be here and help this chamber and community grow and flourish,” Stevens said. “I’ll be an asset in mutually beneficial partnerships because what it boils…

Business looking to enhance mountain biking trail

August 4, 2021 |

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A business that caters to off-road bicycles last week bought land near the Soldier Creek Industrial Park Trail in Midwest City with plans to build a recreational facility that compliments the trail. The Hub would include outdoor entertainment space, bicycle rentals and repairs, training course, restaurant and brewery. The…

Street improvements part of equation for Tinker expansion

August 4, 2021 |

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Plans to close a major roadway near Tinker Air Force Base caused quite a stir in Midwest City last week. Oklahoma City leaders recently announced plans to close a two-mile stretch of Douglas Blvd. between SE 44th and SE 74th streets to accommodate expansion of Tinker Air Force Base.…

Mid-Del Schools considering COVID safety protocols as new year approaches

August 3, 2021 |

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Students at Mid-Del Schools will return to the classroom next week for the start of the new school year. District leaders are considering possible safety measures for the new school year as infections from the COVID-19 delta variant rise in the metro. “We’re still consulting with all of the…

Swadley’s opens in Midwest City

August 2, 2021 |

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The wait is over for Swadley’s Bar-B-Q. The Oklahoma barbeque chain opened its new Midwest City restaurant on Monday, July 26. It is located at 6905 SE 29th St. in a former Enterprise Rent-A-Car building. Swadley’s in Midwest City is like other locations in the metro. Customers can enjoy…

ODOT planning for traffic shift along I-40 in Mid-Del

July 30, 2021 |

I-40 narrowed to one lane in each direction this weekend Motorists can expect delays along I-40 in the Mid-Del area over the next couple of weeks as crews prepare to shift traffic to new lanes. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation released a tentative schedule for the next two weeks. Plans are subject to change numerous…

Area News

Stolen truck chase ends in head-on collision

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times A chase down Anderson Road Thursday left three police cruisers damaged as officers arrested a suspected truck thief after he crashed head-on into a Choctaw officer. At approximately 9:50 p.m. August 5, Nicoma Park officer Blaine Lander encountered a truck pulling a heavily loaded trailer at 10th and Westminster. Police say…

Business looking to enhance mountain biking trail

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A business that caters to off-road bicycles last week bought land near the Soldier Creek Industrial Park Trail in Midwest City with plans to build a recreational facility that compliments the trail. The Hub would include outdoor entertainment space, bicycle rentals and repairs, training course, restaurant and brewery. The…

Area Sports

Midwest City softball faces learning curve

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The Midwest City softball team will have to learn on the fly this fall. The Bombers return four everyday starters from a year ago and must rely on several newcomers to round out the lineup. Sophia Worthy, Makiah Thompson, Nayani Brown and Karissa Payne are all returning starters for…

Titans have eyes on state title run

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon There a few changes around the Carl Albert softball program this fall. The Titans have a new coach in Dani Dobbs, and several open spots in the lineup. But the expectations remain the same. “Our goal is to maintain the championship mindset and the high standards we have here,”…

Business

Physicians Choice Dialysis coming to Del City

Physicians Choice Dialysis (PCD) is proud to announce that construction is nearly complete on its state of the art Del City clinic located at 3200 SE 29th St.  The 9,000-square-foot outpatient dialysis center which is scheduled to open in the early fall, will have 21 dialysis stations and multiple PD suites.  The clinic is open…

Swadley’s opens in Midwest City

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The wait is over for Swadley’s Bar-B-Q. The Oklahoma barbeque chain opened its new Midwest City restaurant on Monday, July 26. It is located at 6905 SE 29th St. in a former Enterprise Rent-A-Car building. Swadley’s in Midwest City is like other locations in the metro. Customers can enjoy…

Education

Mid-Del Schools considering mask mandate

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The Mid-Del School Board will vote on a mask mandate at special meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7. Under the proposal, all students and staff will be required to wear masks while inside school and administrative buildings and school vehicles including buses. Students and employees will be allowed…

Mid-Del Schools considering COVID safety protocols as new year approaches

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Students at Mid-Del Schools will return to the classroom next week for the start of the new school year. District leaders are considering possible safety measures for the new school year as infections from the COVID-19 delta variant rise in the metro. “We’re still consulting with all of the…

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

Canada goose hunting season underway at Eagle Lake

By Anthony Thomas Midwest City Beacon The 2021 Canada goose hunting season at Eagle Lake in Del City began this week. The annual hunting season is an effort by the city to mitigate the non-migratory geese population at Eagle Lake. The season ends on Sept. 20. Each year, the city council approves a scheduled hunting…

Del City High School student arrested for bringing gun to school

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A teen was arrested this morning after officials say he brought a loaded gun to Del City High School. About 7:40 a.m., school administrators stopped the 15-year-old student for having a vape pen on campus. They later searched his backpack and found a gun, according to Del City police.…

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