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Merriman named Oklahoma Film ICON

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Choctaw actor honored at deadCenter Film Festival 2018 Choctaw native Ryan Merriman was honored over the weekend as an Oklahoma Film ICON at the 18th annual deadCenter Film Festival. The ICON Award honors Oklahomans whose success in the film and entertainment industry has drawn positive attention towards Oklahoma. Merriman was an award-winning child actor who starred in…

Old Germany Restaurant set to reopen, Choctaw Oktoberfest 2018 slated

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Choctaw’s Old Germany Restaurant closed its doors on April 16 after 42 years of business. Less than two months later the beloved dining establishment is now set to reopen. The eastern Oklahoma County community along with patrons from around the country were stunned to hear of the sudden restaurant closure and festival cancelation. Following the…

Memorial Day services planned for Monday

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Local residents are encouraged to honor men and women who sacrificed their lives in defense of the nation next week during Memorial Day services. American Legion Post 170 in Midwest City will hold a Memorial Day service Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Arlington Memory Gardens mausoleum, 3400 N. Midwest Blvd.…

Man shoots at officers during search warrant

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Midwest City police officers were not injured this morning after a man fired at them while they were executing a search warrant, according to Chief Brandon Clabes. At about 6:40 a.m., the Midwest City Police Department SWAT team and Special Investigations Unit were executing a search warrant at 1201 Lauren Lane.  A threat assessment had…

Civil rights icon honored with Clara Luper Day

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Community members gathered at Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center last Thursday to celebrate the memory of a civil rights icon and former teacher in the Choctaw School District. Clara Luper is credited with beginning the Oklahoma desegregation sit-in movement, that inspired others across the country. The Dunjee teacher led a group of 14 black students…

Del City hotel showcases student artwork

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By Tonya Little Contributing Writer The SpringHill Suites, located at 5400 Main St. in Del City, hosted their second annual ‘Art of Local’ event on Tuesday. The hotel showcased the works of 60 Mid-Del School students and local artist Carolyn Pruett to bring local art and culture to hotel guest and the surrounding community. Serving…

Entertainment complex headed to Midwest City

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Owners of Andy Alligator’s announce plans for 26,000-square-foot facility near Warren Theatres By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City is about to get a lot more entertaining. A metro entertainment company plans to build a 26,000-square-foot entertainment complex in the Sooner Rose Shopping Center near SE 15th St. and Sooner Rd. Allison’s Fun Inc. on…

Old Germany Restaurant closes, Choctaw Oktoberfest cancelled

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After 42 years of drinks, meals and memories Old Germany Restaurant closed its doors for good Monday, April 16. Changing consumer tastes and dwindling restaurant attendance were the catalyst for what locals considered a rapid and unexpected closure. Shortly after celebrating 42 years of business, the Turek family was forced to make the decision which…

Bowen ready to serve Ward 3

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New Council member will be sworn in at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Espaniola Bowen for years has been an advocate and community leader in Midwest City. Next week, she’ll take on a new role. The Midwest City woman will be sworn in as the new Ward 3 city council…

Mid-Del Tinker 100 Club honors first responders

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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…

Area News

Anonymous phone call leads to dead body and murder arrest

Midwest City police arrested a 27-year-old man in connection with a homicide last weekend. A hysterical anonymous caller contacted Midwest City 911 early Saturday morning and frantically said “there was an emergency at the corner of Fairchild and W. Rickenbacker” and when officers responded they found a man dead inside.  The call came in around…

County FOP at odds with commissioner

Maughan votes against school resource officer for Nicoma Park Over the last two months, Oklahoma County Sheriff P.D. Taylor has submitted two memorandums of understanding for school resource officers for approval by the Board of County Commissioners. While both measures passed, one of the three county commissioners has voted a stern “no” on each. The…

Area Sports

Lady Titans take second at Suburban Conference, Claremore

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Carl Albert’s girls tennis team earned a pair of second-place finishes this week. The Lady Titans, who played with much of their JV lineup, trailed only Shawnee Monday in the Suburban Conference Tournament. The host Lady Wolves won the conference tournament with 32 points, finishing five ahead of Carl Albert.…

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…

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