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Dunkin’Donuts, Baskin Robbins opening this fall

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City residents will soon have a new place to treat themselves any time of day or night. Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins are opening a combination restaurant at 2301 S. Douglas Boulevard in Midwest City.  The restaurant will feature full menus from both brands with a host of coffee drinks,…

Dance studio hosting open house and benefit Saturday

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By Tonya Little Contributing Writer The DMC Dance Studio, located at 9110 Harmony Dr. in Midwest City, has been in business for the last 22 years here in the city. The studio has changed its name three times; Dance Masters by Christy & Co, DMC School of Dance & Music and now just DMC School…

Roadwork extended until fall

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Road crews will be in Midwest City longer than expected. A metro construction company received a 45-day extension to complete work on SE 15th Street between Midwest Boulevard and Rose State College. The roadway is expected to be open to traffic by early October with peripheral work finished by the…

Lady Bombers softball sweeps Lawton schools

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The Midwest City softball team enjoyed its best offensive showing this season with doubleheaders sweep against Lawton and Lawton Eisenhower. The Lady Bombers beat Lawton 9-4 in the first game and finished with a 10-2 win against Lawton Eisenhower in the nightcap. Ashlynn Williams and Kayla Lane each drove in…

Community keeps food pantry trucking

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor A new delivery truck has arrived. The Mid-Del Food Pantry recently purchased a new box truck thanks to donations from across eastern Oklahoma County. Volunteers use the truck to pick up weekly donations from businesses and food drives. Mike Anderson, director of the food pantry, said it took about a…

Midwest City sees gains in sales taxes

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City is finally receiving some good news on the sales tax front. For the first time in more than a year, the city reported consecutive months of sales tax growth. The city took in $2,783,615 in sales taxes this month, a 3.41 percent increase from last year. In July,…

A Dog’s Best Friend

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Local girl raising money for animal shelters and pet rescues By Tonya Little Contributing Writer One local little girl is showing the community that anyone can make a difference, no matter what age. Molly Haskett, who just turned 9 in July, has been working long and hard since last winter for something that she feels…

Midwest City golfer earns spot on PGA Tour

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By Jared Price Contributing Writer A couple of weeks ago, Talor Gooch was not quite sure if golf was going to be sufficient enough to make ends meet, now he is headed to the Professional Golf Association Tour. The journey wasn’t quite as smooth as Gooch made it seem this last tournament. Gooch played the…

Carl Albert Middle School students enjoy rare view of solar eclipse

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor People across the country stared into the sky Monday afternoon and watched as the sun slowly disappeared. For a few minutes, the moon’s orbit blocked the sun in a rare total solar eclipse. It was the first total solar eclipse visible in the continental United States in 38 years. In…

Midwest City leaders pitch sales tax to neighborhood groups

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By Tonya Little Contributing Writer The City of Midwest City called a special city council meeting held on August 17 at the Charles J. Johnson building located at 8726 S.E. 15th St. The meeting was called to present and discuss the city’s proposed sales tax increase. Mayor Matt Dukes conducted the presentation for a full…

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ODOT taps brakes on road projects

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor One major road project in eastern Oklahoma County is expected to begin early next year. Another will have to wait. The Oklahoma Transportation Commission on Monday morning awarded a $71.3 million contract to rebuild the Choctaw Road interchange and widen I-40 to six lanes between I-240 and Peebly Road. Work…

Wizard World Comic Con coming to OKC

Colorful characters from around the state are set to converge on downtown Oklahoma City this October as the metro hosts its first Wizard World Comic Convention. Costumed heroes, comic books, celebrity guests and much more can be expected at Oklahoma City’s inaugural Wizard World event, which is slated for Oct. 27-29 at the Cox Convention Center.…

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Redmond slams door on Wolverines

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor LAWTON – What looked to be a blowout victory over Lawton was quickly coming apart for Midwest City last Friday night. The Bombers opened a 41-13 lead late in the third quarter, but found themselves clinging to a six-point lead with two minutes remaining in the district opener. The Wolverines…

Carl Albert trounces rival Jays

By Jared Price Contributing Writer GUTHRIE — The defending state champs, Carl Albert Titans are leaving no doubt that they are the team to beat in 5A this year. The Titans made a statement last Friday night takin g down the Guthrie Bluejays, 55-10 in Guthrie. Senior, Jaedon Pool said coach Mike Corley told his…

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