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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…

Tinker welcomes new commander

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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…

Midwest City expected to name new city manager

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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…

Going WILD for a cause

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Del City students raise money for childhood cancer research By Tonya Little Contributing Writer Every spring the students and faculty of Del City High School come together to help raise money for charity. They call the week that this happens WILD week. ​WILD Week stands for Willing Individuals Leading with Determination. It started in 2003.…

Realtor staying ahead of the curve

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Gallardo-Owens uses online marketing along with old fashion hard work to serve clients By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Local realtor Ruthie Gallardo-Owens understands technology. She understands hard work. And she knows how powerful the two can be together in real estate. “What I love about real estate is that it’s something I can pour myself…

Students raise $30k during HOG Week

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By Tonya Little Contributing Writer Every spring Midwest City High School comes together in what is known at HOG, or Heart of Gold Week, to help raise money for a charitable cause of their choosing. The Leadership students put their heads together to find creative and fun ways to get their whole school involved in…

MWC begins search for new city manager

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By Tera Bryant Contributing Writer The Midwest City Council Tuesday night determined how it will fill an important vacancy. The city will begin looking for a new City Manager to replace J. Guy Henson, who is set to retire June 12, after almost 40 years with the City of Midwest City. “It is imperative to…

Area News

Jail ministry program receives boost from business

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City’s Police Department has taken a proactive role in reducing recidivism rates through its Jail Division and Jail Ministry programs. The voluntary programs include treatment for mental health and substance abuse issues and spiritual guidance for inmates at the municipal jail. The police department received help from a community…

Man arrested after allegedly raping 4-year-old girl

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor An Oklahoma City man was arrested for allegedly raping a 4-year-old girl inside a bathroom at a McDonald’s in Midwest City, according to police. On Tuesday afternoon, Midwest City police were called to the fast food restaurant on SE 15th St. According to an arrest affidavit, daycare employees told police…

Area Sports

Carl Albert blasts Guymon in homecoming

Frazier homers twice in doubleheader sweep of visiting Tigers By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor It was home sweet home for the Carl Albert baseball team Tuesday night. After a long road trip to Arizona for spring break, the Titans were back on their home turf for a district doubleheader with Guymon. Carl Albert swept the…

Del City weathers the swarm

Eagles outlast Choctaw in the rain, 22-20   Del City’s fifth-ranked Eagles were clinging to a two-point lead late in the fourth quarter as No. 8 Choctaw was on a mission to tie the game. Sophomore running back Corey Williams capped an aggressive Choctaw drive with a three-yard touchdown run with just over three minutes…

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