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Carl Albert boys swim to conference crown

January 31, 2023 |

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Carl Albert’s boys swim team held off Shawnee last week to win the Suburban Conference championship. The Titans used a strong finish in the back half of the meet to edge the Wolves by seven points. They picked up key points in the backstroke and breaststroke. Kaleb Vaughn and…

King Cake fundraiser returns to St. Matthew

January 26, 2023 |

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A New Orleans tradition has taken root in Midwest City. St. Matthew United Methodist Church is holding their 12thannual King Cake fundraiser to support their Mobile Meals program. Jenifer Cameron, a native of New Orleans, brought one of her favorite traditions to the area as a fundraiser for the…

Del City’s Garrison named McDonald’s All American

January 25, 2023 |

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Brandon Garrison continues to draw accolades on the basketball court. The Del City High School senior has been named to the 46th annual McDonald’s All American team. Garrison recently signed with Oklahoma State. He chose the Cowboys over numerous Division I offers including Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas Tech and…

Making the dream a reality

January 19, 2023 |

Midwest City celebrates MLK Day with Prayer Breakfast By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday morning with the 26th annual MLK Prayer Breakfast at the Reed Conference Center. The program included breakfast, music and speakers with messages of unity and acceptance in…

School board candidate forum set for Jan. 23

January 19, 2023 |

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The Mid-Del Association of Classroom Teachers will host a candidate forum for an upcoming Mid-Del School Board election. The event will take place from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23 at the Mid-Del Technology Center, 1621 Maple Dr. in Midwest City. The public will have an opportunity to…

Midwest City faces uncertain forecast for commercial development in 2023

January 19, 2023 |

Inflation and interest rates could slow new construction, while businesses look for existing space to expand By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City has seen plenty of economic development in recent years despite challenges during the pandemic. New businesses have continued to spring up in the Sooner Rose and Center Marketplace near SE 15th…

One person injured in shooting at Del City High School basketball game

January 18, 2023 |

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon One person was injured during a shooting at basketball game Tuesday night at Del City High School. Shortly after the boys game ended, a fight broke out and shots were fired inside the John Smith Fieldhouse, according to school officials. An adult male was injured and transported by a…

Student enrollment rebounding at Mid-Del Schools

January 7, 2023 |

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Mid-Del Schools continues to see its student enrollment rebound following a sharp decline during the pandemic. The district has added 1,623 students since the 2020-21 school year, when enrollment dropped by more than 3,100 students. Mid-Del reported 12,548 students in pre-K-12th grade for the 2022-23 school year. That is…

Dick’s Sporting Goods closes Midwest City store

January 7, 2023 |

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City’s Town Center Plaza will begin the new year with one less business. Dick’s Sporting Goods last week closed its store at 7095 SE 29th St. The last day of business was Dec. 31. The sporting goods retailer closed the store due to a dispute over the building…

Midwest City, Choctaw team up for youth sports

January 6, 2023 |

Communities combine youth sports leagues for Fall 2023 By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City and Choctaw are teaming up to grow youth sports. The two cities are combining their tee ball, baseball (kid and coach pitch) and fastpitch softball leagues this spring. The merger will allow greater competition, experienced officiating, and new facilities.…

Area News

Midwest City Chamber celebrates business and community leaders

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The Midwest City Chamber of Commerce celebrated local businesses and individuals last week during its annual awards banquet. The banquet was held at the FNB Community Bank Ballroom at Rose State College with hundreds of businesses and community leaders in attendance. Midwest City Chamber of Commerce President Shaina Bennett highlighted…

Midwest City Soccer Complex upgrades on the way

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The Midwest City Soccer Club complex is getting a facelift. City leaders last week approved a contract to regrade existing fields and install a new irrigation system and lighting. The project will focus on five fields on the northeast portion of the complex. The ground is currently terraced with fields…

Area Sports

Del City’s Colbert wins gold at Chickasha

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon All three Mid-Del wrestling teams competed in the Chickasha High School Classic last week. Del City had the best showing with six placers including one champion in the boys division. Evan Colbert led the Eagles with a title at 106 pounds.  He racked up two falls in the tournament…

Eagles outlast Bombers

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Basketball is often described as a game of runs. That was certainly the case Friday night as Del City boys hosted Midwest City. The Bombers pushed their rivals early and late, but the No. 4-ranked Eagles answered both times. Del City used a strong finish to hold off the…

Business

Midwest City faces uncertain forecast for commercial development in 2023

Inflation and interest rates could slow new construction, while businesses look for existing space to expand By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City has seen plenty of economic development in recent years despite challenges during the pandemic. New businesses have continued to spring up in the Sooner Rose and Center Marketplace near SE 15th…

Dick’s Sporting Goods closes Midwest City store

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City’s Town Center Plaza will begin the new year with one less business. Dick’s Sporting Goods last week closed its store at 7095 SE 29th St. The last day of business was Dec. 31. The sporting goods retailer closed the store due to a dispute over the building…

Education

School board candidate forum set for Jan. 23

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The Mid-Del Association of Classroom Teachers will host a candidate forum for an upcoming Mid-Del School Board election. The event will take place from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23 at the Mid-Del Technology Center, 1621 Maple Dr. in Midwest City. The public will have an opportunity to…

Student enrollment rebounding at Mid-Del Schools

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Mid-Del Schools continues to see its student enrollment rebound following a sharp decline during the pandemic. The district has added 1,623 students since the 2020-21 school year, when enrollment dropped by more than 3,100 students. Mid-Del reported 12,548 students in pre-K-12th grade for the 2022-23 school year. That is…

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Mid-Del raises ticket prices for high school sports

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Mid-Del Public Schools is raising the price of admission for high school athletics. The district has increased individual ticket prices from $5 to $10 at the gate and $7 online. All online orders include a processing fee. Students and adults can also purchase an all-sports pass that is good…

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.

Del City

One person injured in shooting at Del City High School basketball game

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon One person was injured during a shooting at basketball game Tuesday night at Del City High School. Shortly after the boys game ended, a fight broke out and shots were fired inside the John Smith Fieldhouse, according to school officials. An adult male was injured and transported by a…

Police, residents find solution on ‘Thin Blue Line’ flag

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Del City residents and city leaders appear to have found common ground about a controversial flag. For several years, the police department has flown a “Thin Blue Line” outside of the police station. The flag features a black-and-white American flag with a blue stripe across the middle. It is…

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