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Del City sales tax election set for Nov. 14

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Del City voters will head to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 14 to decide on a ½ percent sales tax for public safety. City officials say the new sales tax is needed to provide competitive salaries and benefits for police and firefighters. If approved, the measure would increase Del City’s sales…

Journey to Honor makes television debut on Veterans Day

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Journey to Honor, a salute to America’s World War II heroes, brings to life this Will Rogers quote. The short film captures the heart of a movement that focused a spotlight on members of the Greatest Generation and honored them for their service and sacrifice. Journey to Honor will air on Cox Communications’ Yurview channel…

Mayor launches re-election bid

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City Mayor Matt Dukes this week announced his plans to run for re-election. He is the first mayoral candidate to put his hat in the race. The election is scheduled for next spring. Candidates must begin filing in December. The primary and general elections would be in February and…

Inman’s resignation leaves residents searching for voice

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The State capitol has become a contentious place. Lawmakers have butted heads over budget deals and funding for key services during a recent special session.  And the forecast calls for more of the same in February with the upcoming legislative session. State Rep. Scott Inman had been a key voice…

State Cross Country Preview: Titans gunning for state gold

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Schoelen looking to make good first impression at state By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor High expectations are nothing new for the Carl Albert boys cross country team. They’ve carried them all season. And for the seniors, it’s been much longer. On Saturday, the veteran Titans will look to earn the school’s first-ever team state title…

State Cross Country Preview: Bailey making steady climb to the top

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City hasn’t had much success in girls cross country in recent years. But that could all change this weekend. Senior Kenya Bailey has been one of the top runners in Class 6A this season. And she will have a chance to prove it one final time as she competes…

Local group looking to revive Heritage Park Mall

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Heritage Park Mall may open for business once again. A local group is working with the property owner to remodel and reopen the shuttered mall near Air Depot Blvd. and Reno Ave. SRM Global Partners LLC plans to open the mall as a multicultural economic development center. The concept would…

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…

Area News

Fillmore crowned Mrs. Oklahoma International 2018

Choctaw native passes crown to current resident Jennifer Fillmore, of Choctaw, has been named Mrs. Oklahoma International 2018 and will go on to compete for the title of Mrs. International 2018 during the final competition in Charleston, West Virgina this July. Fillmore, 39, was crowned Mrs. Oklahoma International earlier this month and will go on…

Mid-Del Schools hosting event to share life lessons with high school seniors

Mid-Del Senior 2018 Conference: ‘Bridge to the Future’ set for Feb. 20 at Meadowood Baptist Church By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Life is full of transitions. And one of the most important happens right after high school. Mid-Del Schools is hoping to prepare students for this step into the real world with a free one-day…

Area Sports

Del City girls focused on return to state tournament

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The Del City High School girls basketball team took some hits with graduation this spring. But they still have plenty left for a big run this season. “We just need to focus on us as a whole and we’ll be pretty good and surprise some people,” said coach Kari Sears.…

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…

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