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North Pole Adventure coming to Midwest City

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By Van Mitchell Contributing Writer John Conner says he wasn’t necessarily shocked when told he would have to find a new home for his holiday attraction business North Pole Adventure. But, the timing of the announcement last month of the closing of Plaza Mayor at the Crossroads, left him wondering if he would find a…

Carl Albert boys run to regional crown

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Midwest City’s Bailey and Carl Albert’s Schoelen qualify for state By John Martin Staff Writer The Carl Albert Titans cross country squad swept to the championship trophy at the OSSAA Class 5A regional qualifying meet at Broken Arrow Saturday to set up a showdown with rivals Guymon and Piedmont at the State Meet at Edmond…

Titans clinch playoff berth in win over Lawton Ike

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By John Martin Staff Writer The Carl Albert Titans moved ever closer to a coveted spot in the OSSAA Class 5A playoffs with a 49-0 drubbing of Lawton Eisenhower Thursday night at Jim Harris Field. The win upped the Titan’ winning streak to 16 in a row, 8 to finish the 2016 championship season and…

Bombers sink Pirates 32-14

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor WARR ACRES – Winning back-to-back district titles has been the goal for the Midwest City football team this regular season. And they took another big step towards that goal Thursday night as they beat Putnam City 32-14 and clinched a playoff berth. Midwest City took control in the first half…

Warren Theatres breaks ground in Midwest City

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Ten screen movie theater expected to open in fall 2018 By Tonya Little Contributing Writer City leaders and community members came together this morning to celebrate ground breaking for the new Warren Theater that is to be located on the corner of SE 15th Street and Sooner Road. The dreary day and muddy ground didn’t…

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

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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

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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…

ODOT taps brakes on road projects

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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…

Midwest City’s Bailey continues impressive performances

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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…

Redmond slams door on Wolverines

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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…

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Titans eying gold ball

By Jared Price Contributing Writer The Carl Albert High School boys basketball team is looking to continue their stellar reign in Class 5A this season behind two of the better players this state has seen. Point guard Mason Harrell and shooting guard Trey Hopkins are very familiar names around the state when it comes to…

Midwest City man sentenced to life in prison for 1997 murder

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor A Midwest City man convicted in the 1997 murder of eight-year-old girl will spend the rest of his life in prison. Oklahoma County District Court Judge Glenn Jones Monday sentenced Anthony Palma, 58, to life in prison without parole for the disappearance and death of Kirsten Hatfield. Palma appeared in…

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Talented Lady Bombers squad looking for winning formula

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The Midwest City girls basketball team is a talented bunch. The Lady Bombers have a strong group of upper classmen that stepped into key roles last year. And some talented freshmen that are looking to do that same this season. How far that talent goes, depends how quickly the team…

Midwest City boys out to silence critics

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor In a matter of weeks, the Midwest City boys basketball team went from favorites to underdogs. And they don’t mind. “We love being underdogs and want to shock people,” said senior Josh Rivers. The Bombers lost two of their top senior players earlier this year. Keyshawn Embery, who signed to…

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