Council approves raises for city workers

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City employees will soon see a little extra in their paychecks. The city council approved a 3-percent cost of living raise for all municipal employees during last Tuesday night’s council meeting. The raise will be given to all full and part time employees as well as police and firefighters,…

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Residents get update on cleanup

DEQ says contractor to begin drilling test wells soon By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality staff last week updated residents on the cleanup efforts at a polluted former industrial property in Midwest City. The state agency hosted an informational meeting June 18 at the Nick Harroz Midwest City Community Center to…

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Sullivan named assistant city manager

City Manager Tim Lyon today named Vaughn Sullivan as assistant city manager, a position held by Lyon until his recent appointment as city manager by the Midwest City council. Sullivan currently serves as the public works director. He began his career with the City in 2000 after serving as a council member for eight years.…

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Longtime elementary principal stepping down

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The last day of school has come and gone. But Jeff Holland was back at Solider Creek Elementary recently, cleaning out more than three decades of memories. The longtime principal said he’s sad to leave education, but is looking forward to the next step in life. “This was a hard…

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Elks celebrate red, white and blue

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The red, white and blue were on full display Sunday afternoon at the Elks Lodge No. 1890. The group hosted its annual Flag Day celebration to remember the history behind one of the most important American symbols. The observance featured patriotic presentations, music, a flag folding demonstration, flag retirement ceremony…

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Tinker welcomes new commander

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor There is a new commander at Tinker Air Force Base. Col. Paul Filcek took the reigns of the 72nd Air Base Wing Friday morning during a change of command ceremony. The new commander succeeds Col. Kenyon Bell, who will become the 82nd Training Wing commander at Sheppard AFB in Wichita…

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Midwest City expected to name new city manager

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The Midwest City Council will consider appointing Tim Lyon as the next city manager at tomorrow’s meeting. Lyon is currently serving as assistant city manager for Midwest City. He previously was human resources director for the city until 2007 when he was promoted to his current position. Current City Manager…

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Broncos continue hot streak with rout of Southmoore

Silva extends scoring streak to nine games with two goals By Stan Moss Contributing Writer The Mustang Broncos’ soccer team continued its winning ways on Friday night, pasting the Southmoore SaberCats 7-0 at home.  In the process the Broncos notched their seventh straight win, and improved their record to 11-2 overall and 5-0 in the…

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