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Police investigate break-in at FOP lodge

January 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City police are investigating a recent break-in at the fraternal order of police lodge. A burglar allegedly smashed two porch lamps near the front door and broke a window on the south side of the building, said Assistant Police Chief Sid Porter. Police do not believe the suspect…

Schools continue remote learning Wednesdays

January 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Mid-Del students will continue with remote learning on Wednesdays through the end of February. Superintendent Rick Cobb, speaking at last week’s school board meeting, said the district will continue using remote learning on Wednesday through the end of February. Decisions about the future will be made on a month…

Tinker closing main gate for construction

January 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Motorists can expect more traffic delays around Tinker Air Force Base. Officials last week announced plans to close the Tinker Gate for upgrades. The main gate off Air Depot Blvd. will be closed beginning Jan. 28 at 9:30 p.m. and is not expected to reopen until January 2022. To…

Midwest City gaining ground in storm cleanup

January 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City officials estimate they have completed about 75% of the cleanup from recent ice storms and hope to have the effort finished by early next month. “Our goal is to complete the second pass of the cleanup by Feb. 8,” said Paul Streets, public works director. “We will…

Midwest City honors MLK through radio broadcast

January 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The coronavirus pandemic canceled the Midwest City Martin Luther King Prayer Breakfast. But it didn’t prevent residents from honoring the Civil Rights leader. Instead of hosting the in person gathering, event organizers presented the program through a radio broadcast. The radio program was aired on 1220 AM. As customary,…

Del City and Midwest City chip in to remove old railroad crossing

January 19, 2021 | 1 Comment

By Anthony Thomas Contributing Writer Del City leaders recently approved a measure to remove the railroad lines at E. Reno Ave. and S. Sooner Rd.   The track has been out of service for several years  and the City of Del City does not have the right of way or authority to repair the re-occurring…

Firefighters battle another blaze at apartment complex

January 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City firefighters responded to a familiar address last week. On Jan. 4, crews quickly extinguished a second story blaze at the Meadowood Village apartments, 6345 E. Reno Ave. About 6:45 p.m. residents called 911 about the fire. Everyone was able to get out of the building safely. When…

Tinker air show grounded

January 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

Officials cancel 2021 Tinker Air and Space Show due to pandemic By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The skies over Tinker Air Force Base will be a little quieter this summer. Tinker Air Force Base officials Monday announced they have canceled the 2021 Tinker Air and Space Show due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In…

Midwest City COVID relief program open to businesses, community groups

January 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon More help is on the way for businesses and community groups in Midwest City impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The Midwest City Memorial Hospital Authority will award more than $340,000 in COVID related relief grants for local businesses and community groups. The Midwest City Memorial Hospital Authority Board of…

Funds still available for housing, utility assistance program

January 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Local families have received more than $1.1 million in assistance through a COVID-19 relief program. And more than $1 million is still available. Residents of Midwest City, and Oklahoma and Canadian counties who have undergone COVID-related job losses may be eligible for help with rent or mortgage and utilities.…

Area News

Police investigate break-in at FOP lodge

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City police are investigating a recent break-in at the fraternal order of police lodge. A burglar allegedly smashed two porch lamps near the front door and broke a window on the south side of the building, said Assistant Police Chief Sid Porter. Police do not believe the suspect…

Tinker closing main gate for construction

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Motorists can expect more traffic delays around Tinker Air Force Base. Officials last week announced plans to close the Tinker Gate for upgrades. The main gate off Air Depot Blvd. will be closed beginning Jan. 28 at 9:30 p.m. and is not expected to reopen until January 2022. To…

Area Sports

Carl Albert swimmers take top three at Yukon Invitational

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor EDMOND – Carl Albert swimmers cracked the top three last weekend at the Yukon Invitational The Titans finished second in the boys team standings, and Lady Titans took third in the girls competition on Saturday at the Edmond Schools Aquatic Center. Shawnee won the girls team title with 345 points,…

Mid-Del wrestlers place at Malcolm Wade Invitational

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Mid-Del wrestlers claimed medals last week at the Malcolm Wade Invitational at Carl Albert High School. At least one wrestler from each school reached the tournament finals during the two-day event. The host Titans had eight placers at their tournament – half who placed second at their weight class,…

Business

Primo named Choctaw Area Chamber Chair

By Ryan Horton Managing Editor   The Choctaw Area Chamber of Commerce has selected John Primo as Chair for the 2021 Chamber Board of Directors. Primo serves as Vice President of IT for Rose State College, and actively serves as an adjunct professor of U.S. History. In addition to other duties, he is the college’s liaison…

Rolling through a pandemic

Star Skate offering fun and safe experience for all ages By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The pandemic put a damper on many things in 2020 including entertainment and recreation. People looking for a fun and safe way to get out of the house are finding fewer and fewer options. But many are falling in…

Education

Mid-Del School District sees $2.3 million decrease in state aid

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The Mid-Del School District will see a nearly $2.3 million reduction in state aid this fiscal year due to a midyear adjustment to its funding. The district’s initial allocation of state aid totaled about $47 million, according to state education department records. But as a result of the annual midyear…

Schools continue remote learning Wednesdays

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Mid-Del students will continue with remote learning on Wednesdays through the end of February. Superintendent Rick Cobb, speaking at last week’s school board meeting, said the district will continue using remote learning on Wednesday through the end of February. Decisions about the future will be made on a month…

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 builds new fishing pier at Eagle Lake

By Anthony Thomas Contributing Writer Del City unveiled a new fishing pier at Eagle Lake earlier this month.   This is the first fishing pier built at Eagle Lake. The city first built a boat ramp around four years ago that is still in place at the lake.   The fishing pier was donated and…

Del City and Midwest City chip in to remove old railroad crossing

By Anthony Thomas Contributing Writer Del City leaders recently approved a measure to remove the railroad lines at E. Reno Ave. and S. Sooner Rd.   The track has been out of service for several years  and the City of Del City does not have the right of way or authority to repair the re-occurring…

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