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Dutch Bros comes to Midwest City

April 8, 2021 | 0 Comments

By Tonya Little Contributing Writer Dutch Bros Coffee is the largest privately held drive-through coffee chain in the United States. The company was started in Oregon in 1992 by two brothers, Dane and Travis Boersma, and has grown tremendously since then. While the headquarters are still in Oregon, they have been branching out all around…

Rose State announces full, in-person classes this fall

April 7, 2021 | 0 Comments

As COVID-19 vaccines become more widely available and new positive cases decline,  Rose State College is preparing to welcome students back for a full, in-person return to campus this fall. “This past year has been marked by resilience and innovation in higher education,” said Rose State President Dr. Jeanie Webb. “We are eager to welcome…

My Gas Club hosting car show Saturday

April 7, 2021 | 0 Comments

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon My Gas Club, 10021 SE 15th St., is hosting its annual Spring Car Show on Saturday, April 10. The show will feature more than 150 cars competing in a variety of classes. Prizes will be given to first and second place winners. The event also includes raffles, silent auction,…

Mid-Del Tinker 100 honors heroes

April 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The Mid-Del Tinker 100 Club honored local first-responders and military personnel last week during their annual awards banquet. Instead of hosting a traditional banquet, the board members hosted three separate presentations at the Del City Community Center honoring Tinker Air Force Base, Del City and Midwest City. Awards were…

Candidates face off in rare Mid-Del school board race

April 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

McGuire, Daniel seeking Office No. 1 seat in April 6 election By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Voters will head to the polls Tuesday in a Mid-Del School Board election. Incumbent Nathan McGuire and Ed Daniel are seeking the Office No. 1 seat on the board of education. The winner will receive a five-year term…

Midwest City mask mandate set to expire

March 30, 2021 | 3 Comments

Midwest City’s face covering mandate will expire tonight at midnight. The ordinance requires people to wear a mask or face covering while inside a building or space that is open to the public, and when six-feet social distancing is not possible. The city council extended the mask mandate in October until the positivity rate in…

Dobbs named new Carl Albert softball coach

March 26, 2021 | 1 Comment

White retires after leading Titans to seven state titles By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The Carl Albert softball team will have a new leader next season. Dani Dobbs has been announced as the new Titans head coach. Dobbs is an assistant at Choctaw High School and a former college softball coach. She replaces longtime…

Longtime police chief stepping down

March 23, 2021 | 18 Comments

Midwest City police Chief Brandon Clabes is retiring after 21 years as the city’s top law enforcement officer. Clabes announced he is stepping down to accept a position as director of the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET). He started his career with the city as a patrol officer in 1979 after graduating…

Council approves new hospital lease

March 22, 2021 | 1 Comment

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The Midwest City Council last week approved a deal to allow SSM Health Care of Oklahoma to sublease and operate the city’s hospital. The agreement was approved more than 1 ½ years after initial discussion began. In December, SSM Health Oklahoma reached an agreement with Community Health Systems, Inc.…

Longtime chamber director retiring

March 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Bonnie Cheatwood has been an important figure in the Midwest City community for years. But the longtime head of the Midwest City Chamber of Commerce recently announced she plans to step down after nearly 20 years as executive director. “There is a saying that you’ll know when it’s time,”…

Area News

My Gas Club hosting car show Saturday

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon My Gas Club, 10021 SE 15th St., is hosting its annual Spring Car Show on Saturday, April 10. The show will feature more than 150 cars competing in a variety of classes. Prizes will be given to first and second place winners. The event also includes raffles, silent auction,…

Mid-Del Tinker 100 honors heroes

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The Mid-Del Tinker 100 Club honored local first-responders and military personnel last week during their annual awards banquet. Instead of hosting a traditional banquet, the board members hosted three separate presentations at the Del City Community Center honoring Tinker Air Force Base, Del City and Midwest City. Awards were…

Area Sports

Dobbs named new Carl Albert softball coach

White retires after leading Titans to seven state titles By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The Carl Albert softball team will have a new leader next season. Dani Dobbs has been announced as the new Titans head coach. Dobbs is an assistant at Choctaw High School and a former college softball coach. She replaces longtime…

State Basketball: Titans go out on top

Carl Albert beats Lawton MacArthur for third state title By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon TULSA – The Carl Albert boys have quietly been the team to beat in Class 5A this season. And they made sure it never happened. The No. 1-ranked Titans capped a stellar season by throttling No. 3 Lawton MacArthur 72-49…

Business

Dutch Bros comes to Midwest City

By Tonya Little Contributing Writer Dutch Bros Coffee is the largest privately held drive-through coffee chain in the United States. The company was started in Oregon in 1992 by two brothers, Dane and Travis Boersma, and has grown tremendously since then. While the headquarters are still in Oregon, they have been branching out all around…

Chequers to setup in Harrah

By Ryan Horton Managing Editor   An eastern Oklahoma County favorite will soon be expanding east. Chequers Restaurant and Pub, located in Midwest City since 1987, will be serving up favorites in Harrah this spring. The Heritage Park Pavilion has had a full commercial kitchen for years and was previously rented out to caterers who served…

Education

Rose State announces full, in-person classes this fall

As COVID-19 vaccines become more widely available and new positive cases decline,  Rose State College is preparing to welcome students back for a full, in-person return to campus this fall. “This past year has been marked by resilience and innovation in higher education,” said Rose State President Dr. Jeanie Webb. “We are eager to welcome…

Candidates face off in rare Mid-Del school board race

McGuire, Daniel seeking Office No. 1 seat in April 6 election By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Voters will head to the polls Tuesday in a Mid-Del School Board election. Incumbent Nathan McGuire and Ed Daniel are seeking the Office No. 1 seat on the board of education. The winner will receive a five-year term…

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 Councilman wins re-election

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Kyle Gandy will continue serving in Del City. The Ward 4 councilman won last week’s election with more than 75% of the vote. Gandy received 101 votes to Lauren Rodebush’s 33 in the Feb. 9 election. “The turnout was a little smaller than I anticipated but I was pleased…

Del City finds temporary EMS provider

By Anthony Thomas Contributing Writer Del City is now working with Samaritan (Pafford) EMS due to recent shortfalls of Alliance Health Midwest EMS. The city council approved the temporary six-month contract with Pafford EMS at the Feb. 1 meeting.  Del City will pay Pafford $15,000 per month, for the next six months to ensure there…

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