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Warren Theatres delays opening until next month

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor People will have to wait a little longer to watch movies on the big screen in Midwest City. Warren Theatres has postponed the opening of its Midwest City cinema until next month, according to Robert Coleman, economic development director for Midwest City. The theatre is expected to open Friday, Aug.…

Paul Streets selected as Director of Public Works

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The City of Midwest announced its next public works director. Paul Streets, who has been serving as the acting public works director since June 24, has been selected to as the director of the public works department effective immediately. “Paul’s experience and comprehensive knowledge of public works as well as his leadership skills were important…

Regents approve tuition increase

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Rose State tuition and fees will increase by 4.9 percent By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Students at Rose State College will pay more for tuition next year. The college is raising its tuition and fees by 4.9 percent for the 2019-20 school year compared to the current rates. The increase was approved by the Oklahoma…

Midwest City planning revamp of hotel and conference center

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The $8.3 million project will rebrand hotel and expand conference center By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Change is coming for Midwest City’s hotel and conference center. The city plans to update and rebrand the Sheraton Hotel and expand the Reed Conference Center. The $8.3 million project is aimed to help the property compete for guests…

Midwest City Rotary Club adds new officers

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The Midwest City Rotary Club welcomed new officers for the new year on Monday. The 2019-20 officers were sworn in during the group’s weekly meeting at AllianceHealth Medical Group Women’s Health Midwest City. Adam Bush was sworn in as president, replacing immediate past president Sally Weatherford. Bush is a professor…

Council approves raises for city workers

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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,…

Residents get update on cleanup

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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…

Sullivan named assistant city manager

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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.…

Longtime elementary principal stepping down

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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…

Elks celebrate red, white and blue

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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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Warren Theatres delays opening until next month

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor People will have to wait a little longer to watch movies on the big screen in Midwest City. Warren Theatres has postponed the opening of its Midwest City cinema until next month, according to Robert Coleman, economic development director for Midwest City. The theatre is expected to open Friday, Aug.…

Playground dedicated in memory of former State Representative

The name Miskelly has returned to Choctaw’s largest park. Mayor Randy Ross and city staff met with the Miskelly family July 4 to dedicate the recently installed playground in Choctaw Creek Park as John Miskelly Playground. John Miskelly Jr., was a state representative who setup the park, but was killed in a car accident before…

Area Sports

Freshman golfer has busy summer

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Summer is time to relax for many teens. But for Kamryn Zuniga, it means extra time on the golf course. The incoming freshman at Carl Albert High School is staying busy this summer practicing and competing in tournaments around the state. Zuniga has been shooting in the mid-80s this summer,…

Choctaw’s George sets state scoring record

Leading the way Choctaw High School’s Lady Yellowjackets defeated Putnam City North Friday, 7-0. The shutout on Bill Jensen Field bumped Choctaw to 10-2 on the season, and for one Yellowjacket the game meant a lot more. Rebekah George broke the Class 6A girls soccer scoring record as she sent four into the net on…

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