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Residents turn out for community meeting about controversial housing development

November 24, 2021 |

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Several Midwest City residents packed into the Nick Harroz Community Center last week to discuss a proposed residential development on the city’s east side. The proposed Summerview development would add more than 900 single family houses and apartments on 173 acres between E. Reno Ave. and SE 15th St.,…

Del City approves contract for EMS service

November 24, 2021 |

By Anthony Thomas Midwest City Beacon After 10 months of searching and negotiating with multiple ambulance providers, Del City has finally signed a one-year contract with Pafford EMS. Under the agreement, Pafford will provide EMS service with 2 ½ ambulances dedicated to Del City. Two ambulances will serve Del City 24/7, and a third will…

Labor commissioner touts safety and civility

November 12, 2021 |

Osborn visits Midwest City Chamber of Commerce By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The head of the Oklahoma Department of Labor admits the name of her state agency is a bit of a misnomer. Leslie Osborn, who has served as the state’s labor commissioner since 2018, said they have a lot of responsibilities that involve…

Planning Commission supports zoning for downsized multifamily development

November 12, 2021 |

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon After strong backlash from residents earlier this year, developers reworked plans for a multifamily development near the Ridgecrest neighborhood. The new proposal includes a mix of single family houses, duplexes and townhouses that would be built on vacant property north of E. Reno Ave. between Glenhaven and Marlow drives.…

Residents push back against housing development

October 29, 2021 |

Planning Commission to consider 924-unit housing and apartment development Nov. 2 By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A large residential development planned for Midwest City’s east side is drawing strong opposition from residents. The Summerview development would add more than 900 single family houses and apartments on 173 acres between E. Reno Ave. and SE…

Douglas and I-40 project on fast track

October 29, 2021 |

ODOT says construction could begin as early as January 2023 By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Major road work along Interstate 40 in eastern Oklahoma County will happen sooner than later. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation announced it will fast track $89 million in improvements to I-40 between Douglas Blvd. and the I-240 junction with…

Teachers surprised with $60k in grants

October 21, 2021 |

Mid-Del Public Schools Foundation helps fund a variety of education grants By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor After a one-year hiatus, a popular tradition returned to local schools. The Mid-Del Public Schools Foundation last Wednesday surprised teachers with more than $60,000 in funding through the Big Idea Grants program. The Foundation awarded 68 grants at 18…

Students promote recycling with new club

October 21, 2021 |

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Mother Earth has some new allies at Schwartz Elementary School. A group of students are promoting recycling in their school and working on environmentally friendly projects as part of the newly founded Comp Club. The group meets on Tuesday mornings before school. Their first projects include creating mats that…

Carl Albert advances to state for fourth year in a row

October 18, 2021 |

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The Carl Albert volleyball team had little trouble punching their ticket to state on Monday. The Titans swept Tulsa Hale and Classen SAS in the Class 5A regional tournament to advance to the state tournament for the fourth consecutive year. “I’m really proud of our girls for not being…

Midwest City extending recreational trails

October 15, 2021 |

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Construction of two new walking trails is underway. Midwest City is adding a trail along the west side of the former Glenwood neighborhood and another near Midwest City Elementary School. The West Palmer Loop trail will be a southern extension of the existing Soldier Creek Trail. It will primarily…

Area News

Residents turn out for community meeting about controversial housing development

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Several Midwest City residents packed into the Nick Harroz Community Center last week to discuss a proposed residential development on the city’s east side. The proposed Summerview development would add more than 900 single family houses and apartments on 173 acres between E. Reno Ave. and SE 15th St.,…

ArchWell Health opens clinic in Midwest City

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Local senior citizens have a new option for primary health care in Midwest City. ArchWell Health last week celebrated the grand opening of a primary care physician office at 6951 SE 15th St. in Midwest City. The new facility offers holistic primary healthcare services for senior citizens age 65…

Area Sports

Titans looking to keep tradition alive with semifinal win

Carl Albert and Collinsville face off Friday at Western Heights By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Football practice on Thanksgiving is a tradition at Carl Albert. The Titans will keep it up this Thursday as they put in final preparations for their Class 5A state semifinal game against Collinsville. Carl Albert held off Coweta 14-7…

Carl Albert swimmers swamp Fort Gibson

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Carl Albert’s swimmers rose to the top last Thursday in a meet at Fort Gibson. The girls won a four-team meet with host Fort Gibson, Cascia Hall and Checotah, while the boys beat Fort Gibson in a head-to-head contest. The Titans won the girls meet with 541.5 points, finishing…

Business

ArchWell Health opens clinic in Midwest City

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Local senior citizens have a new option for primary health care in Midwest City. ArchWell Health last week celebrated the grand opening of a primary care physician office at 6951 SE 15th St. in Midwest City. The new facility offers holistic primary healthcare services for senior citizens age 65…

Panera Bread moving to new location

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Panera Bread is on the move in Midwest City. But it isn’t going far. The fast-casual restaurant plans to move to the former Steak ‘n Shake building, which is across the street from their current location in Town Center Plaza. Panera Bread is in the process of remodeling the…

Education

Teachers surprised with $60k in grants

Mid-Del Public Schools Foundation helps fund a variety of education grants By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor After a one-year hiatus, a popular tradition returned to local schools. The Mid-Del Public Schools Foundation last Wednesday surprised teachers with more than $60,000 in funding through the Big Idea Grants program. The Foundation awarded 68 grants at 18…

Students promote recycling with new club

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Mother Earth has some new allies at Schwartz Elementary School. A group of students are promoting recycling in their school and working on environmentally friendly projects as part of the newly founded Comp Club. The group meets on Tuesday mornings before school. Their first projects include creating mats that…

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 approves contract for EMS service

By Anthony Thomas Midwest City Beacon After 10 months of searching and negotiating with multiple ambulance providers, Del City has finally signed a one-year contract with Pafford EMS. Under the agreement, Pafford will provide EMS service with 2 ½ ambulances dedicated to Del City. Two ambulances will serve Del City 24/7, and a third will…

Del City trying to attract new employees

By Anthony Thomas Staff Writer The City of Del City is urgently looking for new employees to fill a long list of positions. The City in recent months has been taking steps to incentivize people to apply and for current employees to stay. Most recently, the City Council approved several measures to incentivize people to…

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