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Midwest City police arrest man in shooting

October 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City police arrested one person and are looking for another suspect in separate shootings last week. About 11:45 a.m. last Thursday, police were called to the 300 block of E. Douglas Dr. about a shooting and domestic disturbance. According to an arrest affidavit, 27-year-old William Dale O’Hagan allegedly…

One man’s trash is a fireman’s treasure

October 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Midwest City firefighters train at home slated for demolition By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon There’s an old adage that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. That was certainly the case last week for an old house and a team of firefighters. A developer plans to tear down a house at 8712 E. Main…

Masons dedicate cornerstone for Del City Library

October 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Local Freemasons and the Grand Master Mason of Oklahoma conducted a centuries-old ceremony last week as they dedicated the cornerstone of the new Del City Library. Masonic representatives and local dignitaries attended the Oct. 5 ceremony outside the library construction site at 4330 SE 15th Street.  The new building…

Developer pitches new apartment complex project

October 14, 2020 | 1 Comment

Planning commission recommends zoning change requested by developer By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A developer is again looking to build an apartment complex in the Original Mile neighborhood. Jeff Johnson, of J Lou Properties, is proposing to build a 32-unit apartment complex in the 200 blocks of E. Kittyhawk and E. Jacobs drives. The…

Mid-Del Public Schools Foundation donates money for technology

October 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Joe Groves memorial fund gives $2,600 to MCHS band By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Mid-Del Public Schools Foundation last week presented money to local schools. The organization donated $30,000 to the school district to purchase technology and equipment. The money will be used to buy 72 Chromebooks with cases, two carts to transport them,…

Judge tosses mall owner’s lawsuit

October 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

County judge dismisses appeal after Bahreini failed to comply with scheduling order By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor An Oklahoma County District judge has thrown out an appeal by the owner of the Heritage Park Mall challenging numerous citations issued by the City of Midwest City for the property. Ahmad Bahreini challenged a Midwest City Municipal…

Rose State College stars in new TV movie

October 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The Rose State College recently campus served as the backdrop for a female-driven TV thriller that is expected to premier on Lifetime. The film, “Sorority Sister Shooter,” follows two best friends as they start college and join rival sororities. After one of them is murdered, the other friend tries to…

Midwest City extends mask mandate

October 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Face coverings will still be required in public in Midwest City. The city council last week extended an existing public mask mandate until Oct. 27. The order requires face coverings to be worn in places that are open to the public when it is not possible to maintain 6…

Auto shop finds good luck in Midwest City

October 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

City donates land for Hard Luck Automotive Services’ new garage By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Hard Luck Automotive Services has been helping those in need with no-cost auto repairs. And when the non-profit organization needed a helping hand, they found one in Midwest City. City officials last week agreed to donate land for the…

Bombers roll Wolverines in home opener

October 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Defense forces four turnovers in 34-9 win By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A resilient offense and dominant defense were a winning combination for Midwest City last Friday night. The Bombers held Lawton scoreless in the second half and forced four turnovers in a 34-9 win in their home opener at the newly renovated Jim…

Area News

Midwest City police arrest man in shooting

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City police arrested one person and are looking for another suspect in separate shootings last week. About 11:45 a.m. last Thursday, police were called to the 300 block of E. Douglas Dr. about a shooting and domestic disturbance. According to an arrest affidavit, 27-year-old William Dale O’Hagan allegedly…

One man’s trash is a fireman’s treasure

Midwest City firefighters train at home slated for demolition By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon There’s an old adage that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. That was certainly the case last week for an old house and a team of firefighters. A developer plans to tear down a house at 8712 E. Main…

Area Sports

Carl Albert volleyball returns to state

Titans face Skiatook in opening round Monday By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Carl Albert breezed past the competition last week at volleyball regionals. The No. 5 Titans (18-8) beat Lawton Eisenhower and Southeast on Oct. 12 both in straight sets to win the regional title and advance to the Class 5A state tournament. “Our girls…

Carl Albert rolls Irish in second half

By John Martin Staff Writer Carl Albert’s superb senior signal caller Ben Harris has never lost a football game to the McGuinness Irish. And he wasn’t about to see that domination snapped Friday night even when the cocky Irish bunch led by their quarterback Luke Tarman put 35 points on the scoreboard—in the first half.…

Business

Midwest City Warren Theatre facing foreclosure

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon The Warren Theatre in Midwest City is in financial straits less than a year after opening. Arvest Bank is seeking to foreclose on the theatre due to unpaid debts and several liens related to construction of the building. The Arkansas-based bank, which provided financing for the movie complex, filed…

Billy Sims Burger coming to Midwest City

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A popular restaurant chain is bringing a different flavor to Midwest City. The owners of the Billy Sims Barbecue are opening a new concept called Billy Sims Burger. The fast food burger joint will be located at 6825 SE 29th St. Business partners Jeff Jackson and Billy Sims had…

Education

Mid-Del Schools sticking with A/B schedule

District making Wednesdays remote learning days By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Mid-Del Schools is making another adjustment to its schedule. The school board voted Monday to continue the alternating A/B schedule through Oct. 20 and to make Wednesday a remote learning day for students. Superintendent Rick Cobb recommended continuing with the A/B schedule based on…

Students named National Merit Semifinalists

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Two local high school seniors qualified as semifinalists for the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. Aidan Foreman and Xavier Williams earned the honor after finishing with among the top scores on the PSAT last year. About 1.5 million students took the exam and the top 16,000 were named semifinalists. Foreman…

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

Masons dedicate cornerstone for Del City Library

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Local Freemasons and the Grand Master Mason of Oklahoma conducted a centuries-old ceremony last week as they dedicated the cornerstone of the new Del City Library. Masonic representatives and local dignitaries attended the Oct. 5 ceremony outside the library construction site at 4330 SE 15th Street.  The new building…

Del City softball makes incredible run to state

Eagles upset defending state champion Piedmont By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon After 18 long years, Del City softball is headed back to the state tournament. The Eagles snapped the drought with an incredible showing last week at the regional tournament capped by a 3-2 win over defending state champion Piedmont in the championship. Del…

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