Midwest City Beacon Area News

Choctaw’s first female mayor dies

Former mayor Ruth Luke died Sunday, March 10 at the age of 69. Luke was elected as Choctaw’s mayor in 1991. She made history serving two terms as the first woman mayor of Oklahoma’s oldest chartered town. She also spent time as a PTO President, chairwoman of the City of Choctaw Founders Celebration Day Committee,…

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Choctaw lands Starbucks

Coffee company to build in Markets at Choctaw development City officials have confirmed Starbucks will be the next addition to the Markets at Choctaw development. “We have signed a letter of intent with Starbucks to build at the corner of Market and NE 23rd Street. They will have a building finished with people buying coffee…

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Developing Choctaw’s Downtown District

Design process begins for proposed Main Street building City officials have taken action to officially begin the planning process for a proposed building on Main Street. During the March 5 regular City Council meeting Choctaw officials approved a proposal for consulting and design services with Bockus Payne Architecture. The agreement authorized the firm to begin…

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County denies special use permit

Proposed temporary asphalt plant and construction staging area rejected   The Board of County Commissioners ruled Monday that a proposed temporary asphalt plant and construction staging area should not be built near Wilshire Boulevard and Peebly Road. The Board of County Commissioners met March 4 to determine if a temporary asphalt plant and construction staging…

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Obituary: Keith Thrasher

Gail Keith Thrasher, 79, of Midwest City, Oklahoma was called home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on February 20, 2019. Keith was born on June 22, 1939 in Paris, Texas. He was the only child of the late Jesse and Lois Hopkins Thrasher. As a teenager his favorite sport was to…

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An unlikely battleground against hunger

By Tera Bryant Contributing Writer Daniel Spaulding, a Del City native, is a hero against hunger in the most unlikely of ways. His battleground? The school cafeteria. Daniel created a campaign on the website GoFundMe that is now currently raising money to pay off school lunch debt for Del City Elementary students. “I grew up…

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Police identify man found dead in creek

A man found dead in a creek Tuesday afternoon has been identified. About 3:15 p.m. yesterday, a passing motorist called 911 to report what they thought was a body lying in the creek just southwest of the intersection of NE 10th and N. Midwest Boulevard.  When officers arrived, they found a fully clothed white male…

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Man dies in single-vehicle crash in Midwest City

A 39-year-old man was killed in a single-vehicle accident early Sunday morning in Midwest City. According to Midwest City police, Anthony Jones, 39, of Oklahoma City, was traveling westbound on NE 23rd street in the 6800 block around 2:30 a.m. when his car left the roadway for an unknown reason. The 1994 Lexus continued west…

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Palma killed in prison

Midwest City man serving life sentence for death and disappearance of Kirsten Hatfield in 1997 Oklahoma Department of Corrections officials have identified the inmate killed Friday night at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary as Anthony Palma. A correctional officer on a routine security check found Palma around 7:30 p.m. unresponsive inside a maximum-security cell he shared…

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School board approves Del City stadium renovation

District officials preview plans for Midwest City stadium project By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Mid-Del School Board members Monday night approved a $6.2 million renovation of Del City High School’s Robert Kalsu Stadium and previewed a similar proposal for Midwest City High School’s Rose Field during their monthly meeting. The Del City stadium project includes…

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