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Road widening project nears home stretch

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Road work along SE 15th Street is ahead of schedule and expected to wrap up in early April, according to ODOT. “We’re looking at another six weeks and it could potentially all be completed by early April,” said Lisa Salim, ODOT spokesperson. The road project includes widening nearly 1 ½…

City officials back Vietnam Memorial

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Midwest City offers support after MCHS Vietnam Memorial project fails to win over grant committee By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City officials pledged support for a proposed Vietnam memorial at Midwest City High School, after the project was not selected for the annual community grant program. The Midwest City Memorial Hospital Authority Board of…

Rose State to stream panel discussion on school safety tonight

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Stream Available On College YouTube Page Rose State College will provide a live stream of the School Safety Panel Discussion event slated for tonight, Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 6:30 pm. The live stream can be viewed on the Rose State College YouTube page at www.youtube.com/user/RoseStateCollegeOK. You can also monitor the Rose State Facebook and…

Three students arrested making false threats at Kerr Middle School

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Three Kerr Middle School students face felony charges after allegedly writing a note threatening to shoot students and set a fire, Del City Police Department said. According a news release, police were called to the school Wednesday afternoon after a student showed administrators the handwritten note. Officers established a perimeter around the school and patrolled…

Rose State hosting panel discussion on school safety March 1

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College partners with the Oklahoma School Security Institute to discuss school shootings and safety In the wake of the tragic events that unfolded February 14, in Parkland, Florida, Rose State College will host a special panel discussion to discuss school safety in Oklahoma. “Keeping Our Schools Safe: A panel discussion on school safety” is a…

DEQ to hold informational meeting Thursday to discuss new Superfund Site in Midwest City

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The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will host an informational meeting for the public on Thursday, Feb. 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 at the Nick Harroz – Midwest City Community Center, 200 N. Midwest Blvd, in Midwest City. The informational meeting is being held to discuss the new Eagle Industries Superfund Site. A…

I-40 closes in eastern Oklahoma County Friday night for Triple X Rd. bridge demolition

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Interstate 40 will be closed in both direction between Choctaw Rd. and Harrah Newalla Rd. from 8 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday and possibly again from 8 p.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday for demolition with cranes and wrecking balls of the Triple X Rd. bridge over the interstate as part of ongoing highway…

Midwest City firefighter dies of apparent heart attack

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By Jeff Harrison
 Managing Editor Midwest City assistant fire chief Reese Morrison died this evening of an apparent heart attack, according to department officials. Maj. David Richardson said Morrison collapsed while watching his son’s baseball game about 5:30 p.m. Paramedics transported him to the hospital, but he never regained consciousness. Morrison, 47,  joined the Midwest…

Two vying for Ward One City Council seat

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Eads, Dandridge to meet in general election on Tuesday, Feb. 13 By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Susan Eads: Susan Eads never envisioned serving in public office. But when Midwest City’s Ward One was left without a representative on the city council, Eads accepted the challenge. She was appointed to replace former councilman Daniel McClure who…

Speed skating comes to Midwest City this Sunday

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Did you know that even though Olympic speed skating is an ice event, many of the current US Olympic Team speed skaters got their start and continually train in roller speed skating?  This Sunday morning, February 11, is your chance to see the fast paced excitement of roller speed skating right here in the OKC…

Area News

Mid-Del Tinker 100 Club honors first responders

By Tonya Little Contributing Writer The Mid-Del Tinker 100 Club held its 34th annual Awards Banquet on March 15 at the Reed Convention Center in Midwest City. The 100 club is a group of civic leaders who support emergency responders from Midwest City, Del City and Tinker Air Force Base. Since 1984 the Mid-Del Tinker…

Midwest City Memorial Hospital Authority awards community grants

City Council approves supplemental funding for Vietnam Memorial at Midwest City High School By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor A community grant program has stirred emotions at City Hall in recent weeks. But the mood was jubilant Tuesday night when Midwest City officials approved more than a half a million dollars in community projects. The City…

Area Sports

Carl Albert boys sweep conference tennis tournament

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The Suburban Conference was no match for the Carl Albert boys tennis team. The Titans swept all four competitions Monday to win back-to-back conference titles at Shawnee High School. Alex Richardson and Parker Bryant claimed the single titles, while Christian Taylor, Lane Youngblood, Caleb Hagerdon and Michael Montgomery were winners…

In historic season Choctaw wins every team title

Choctaw High School’s Yellowjacket wrestlers finished the season as the state’s undisputed champions Saturday when they rolled through elite competition to capture the nearly impossible Class 6A Trifecta. Saturday’s championship performance secured Choctaw’s place in the record books as the wrestling program won virtually everything. Claiming the Trifecta means the high school team did the…

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