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Major roadwork ahead for I-40

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Choctaw Road interchange, widening project could be state’s largest ever By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Road crews, orange barrels and lane closures will be a fixture along I-40 in eastern Oklahoma County as ODOT prepares nearly $300 million projects that will reshape the corridor. ODOT’s eight-year transportation construction plan includes replacing bridges in Del City,…

Mid-Del School Bond Election: Bond would breathe life into aging bus fleet

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor A stream of 70 yellow buses flows to all corners of the Mid-Del school district, bringing students to school in the morning and back home again in the afternoon. Those same buses carry students to and from activities across the state. In between routes, the buses head back to the…

Mid-Del School Bond Election: Arts take center stage in bond proposal

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By Tonya Little Contributing Writer The Mid-Del Community will be voting on a school bond issue on October 10. This bond includes many different things, one of which will be projects to the Performing Arts Centers of each of the three high schools; Midwest City, Del City and Carl Albert. These projects will include lobby…

Local man honored among top electricians

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Guerrero named regional winner in Klein Tools’ Electrician of the Year contest By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor A Midwest City man has been named one of the top electricians in the country by Klein Tools. Nathan Guerrero was recently selected as a regional winner in the company’s Electrician of the Year contest. Guerrero was selected…

Krispy Kreme puts Special Olympics over the top

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By Maxine Wheelan Staff Writer Krispy Kreme Doughnuts at the corner of Penn and Memorial in Oklahoma City sponsored the Special Olympics for the Police Officers and County Deputies on September 9th.  Officers and Deputies from Midwest City, Oklahoma City, Yukon, Edmond, Warr Acres, Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Dept. OSBI, OHP and Department of Corrections participated. …

Mid-Del School Bond Election: Bond proposal would sharpen tools for learning

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Editor’s Note: The Beacon is running articles about the $130.6 million bond proposal for the Mid-Del School District. The series will continue each week leading up to the Oct. 10 election. By Tonya Little Contributing Writer The Mid-Del School bond election, which takes place on October 10, has many different components in it for the…

Mid-Del School Bond Election: Big moves ahead for middle schools

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Editor’s Note: The Midwest City Beacon is running a series of articles about projects included in a $130.6 million bond proposal for the Mid-Del School District. The series will continue each week leading up to the Oct. 10 election. By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor A $130.6 million bond package would touch all points of the…

Titans take second at new state competition

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Carl Albert High School showed plenty of spirit last weekend in a brand new cheerleading competition. The Titan cheer team finished runner-up in the inaugural OSSAA Game Day Cheer Championships Saturday at Moore High School. Bishop Kelley won the state title in Class 5A with 86 points. Carl Albert was…

Mid-Del School Bond Election: Needs vary at elementary schools

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Editor’s Note: The Midwest City Beacon is running a series of articles about projects included in a $130.6 million bond proposal for the Mid-Del School District. The series will continue each week leading up to the Oct. 10 election. By Tonya Little Contributing Writer The bond election which takes place on October 10 has many…

Learning Resources Center the final piece of $22 million bond package

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By Traci Chapman Staff Writer It was the culmination of four years of dedication, work, hopes and dreams, as Rose State College celebrated the completion of the final project of a $22 million 2013 bond package. “You have changed the face of Rose State for thousands of students,” President Dr. Jeanie Webb told those attending…

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Mid-Del School Bond Election: School district targets projects both big and small

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor A proposed $130.6 million bond issue is largely comprised of several construction projects for the Mid-Del School District. But not all of the projects are large. About 10 percent of the funds would be used for HVAC systems for all of the gymnasiums and field houses, new roofing, flooring, lighting…

Mid-Del School Bond Election: Stadium upgrades on the horizon

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Friday night lights could shine a little brighter in the Mid-Del School District. All three high school football stadiums would receive major renovations under a $130.6 million bond proposal set to get before voters on Oct. 10. The three projects would improve seating, restrooms, locker rooms, concession stands and playing…

Area Sports

Bombers down Choctaw, 27-3

After jumping to an early lead Friday, Choctaw High School struggled as visiting Midwest City came back strong to claim a 27-3 win at Bill Jensen Field. Some offensive misfires combined with an aggressive MWC defense prevented a Choctaw team that was averaging over 27 points a game from getting much done. The Bomber defense…

Midwest City’s Bailey continues impressive performances

By John  Martin Staff Writer Midwest City Lady Bombers distance ace Kenya Bailey continued her string of superb performances in cross country competition Saturday with a fifth-place finish in the power-packed OK Runner Classic. hosted by Norman High School. With a time of  21.01 for the 5K race, she was  bested only by four of…

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