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Eads appointed to city council

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A seat on the City Council didn’t stay empty for long. Mayor Matt Dukes  appointed Susan Eads to fill the vacant Ward One post on Jan. 10.  She will serve the remainder of the unexpired term of former councilman Daniel McClure which ends in April 2018. “I’m very excited for the opportunity to serve on…

Public invited to attend a meeting on future I-40 project in Midwest City

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The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is hosting a public meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday to present information on a future project to replace the Douglas Blvd. bridge over I-40 and to reconstruct the I-40 and Douglas Blvd. interchange in Midwest City. I-40 is proposed to be widened to six lanes in this area to accommodate…

MLK Breakfast to celebrate 20th Anniversary with “Tapestry of Unity”

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For two decades, the tone-setting kickoff event honoring the legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has been a spirited early morning Prayer Breakfast in Midwest City.  Community leaders and admirers of Dr. King, of all faiths and strata of society, enjoy a meal and an uplifting program together on Monday, January 16th…

Deaf student overcomes challenges, inspires classmates

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Noise billows out from the gym doors at Del Crest Middle School on a Monday afternoon. The eighth grade girls’ basketball team is hosting Kerr Middle School in a rivalry game. Basketball shoes squeak as the players cut and sprint up and down the floor. A leather ball pounds on the floor like a heartbeat.…

Local Band and radio station offer NYE Fun in Midwest City

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By Tonya Little Contributing Writer Local country band Riders Ford has teamed up with 99.7 Hank FM and the Sheraton Hotel in Midwest City at the Reed Conference Center to offer a night of New Year’s Eve fun called “The Boot Scootin’ New Years Eve Party”. The package includes a hotel room, dinner, champagne toast…

Store clerk shot during armed robbery

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Midwest City police are looking for a suspect who shot a store clerk Thursday evening. The shooting happened about 8:30 p.m. during an robbery at Tuti’s Food Market, 712 S. Post Road, just south of Reno Avenue. Police say a male suspect walked into the store and demanded money. The suspect later shot the clerk in…

Man dies in early morning fire

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One person died and another was injured in a fire at mobile home early Tuesday morning. Midwest City firefighters were called to 10343 Lejean Drive, near Reno Ave. and Post Rd., at 12:50 a.m. after a neighbor reported seeing flames coming from the mobile home. Firefighters from nearby Station 5 were on scene within minutes.…

Ford headed to state House

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Roger Ford has spent many afternoons, nights and weekends knocking doors and meeting with voters across State House District 95. On Tuesday night, he was able to relax with friends and family in the comfort of his own home after winning the open seat in the state House of Representatives. Ford secured the House District…

Grocery store project moving along

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An abandoned Target store’s days are numbered. A national grocer is moving forward with plans to build a new store and redevelop the site of the Target store near Reno Avenue and Midwest Boulevard. WinCo Foods, based in Boise, Idaho, plans to build a new 85,000-square-foot grocery store and separate commercial buildings. The company is…

Lowe, Canaday vying for open District 97 seat

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By Van Mitchell Contributing Writer Jason Lowe decided he wanted to run for public office after seeing a growing number of young men and women being shipped off to prison for non-violent drug offenses. He says he wants to create legislation aimed at changing that. Lowe, an Oklahoma City defense attorney is running as the…

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Eads appointed to city council

A seat on the City Council didn’t stay empty for long. Mayor Matt Dukes  appointed Susan Eads to fill the vacant Ward One post on Jan. 10.  She will serve the remainder of the unexpired term of former councilman Daniel McClure which ends in April 2018. “I’m very excited for the opportunity to serve on…

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Public invited to attend a meeting on future I-40 project in Midwest City

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is hosting a public meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday to present information on a future project to replace the Douglas Blvd. bridge over I-40 and to reconstruct the I-40 and Douglas Blvd. interchange in Midwest City. I-40 is proposed to be widened to six lanes in this area to accommodate…

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Tuttle’s Blake Jarwin clears a path for Justice Hill, who led the Cowboys rushing with 100 yards on 19 carries, on the way to a 38-8 Alamo Bowl win over Colorado.
OSU rings in new year with dominant bowl display

Oklahoma State University finished 2016 off with a bang when the Cowboys finished the year with a 38-8 thrashing of Colorado in the Valero Alamo Bowl.   Now moving into 2017, Cowboy fans have high expectations. OSU should be a Big 12 favorite going into 2017 after finishing just behind OU in 2016, and then…

Midwest City’s Jalen Redmond (6) and T’Aces Vick (3) standup Stillwater running back Enoch Jackson near the goal line last Friday night. (Staff photo by Jeff Harrison)
Midwest City finishes strong

Resilient Bombers take down Stillwater in regular season finale, 26-17: STILLWATER — Midwest City’s football team has had trouble with Stillwater in recent years. They made sure this wasn’t one of those years. Jacob Reed ran for two touchdowns and the Bombers defense shut down the Pioneers in the second half to earn a 26-17…

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