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Lady Titans take second at Suburban Conference, Claremore

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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

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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…

Del City middle school student arrested for threat at school

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A 13-year-old was arrested Wednesday for threatening to “shoot up the school,” according to the Del City Police Department. The student, who attended Del Crest Middle School, allegedly told a classmate in the cafeteria not to come to school the next day because he was going to shoot up the school, police said. Two other…

Midwest City woman finds healing

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Family time is a happy time for Sylvia Cavazos. Especially if it means seeing her young grandchildren or cooking her homemade tortillas for loved ones. But those joyous times became few and far between for the Midwest City woman. She had experienced severe neck pain for several years, but started…

Mid-Del Schools asks state supreme court to weigh in on holiday pay lawsuit

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Court of Civil Appeals sides with support employees in quest for unpaid holiday pay By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Mid-Del Public Schools are asking the Oklahoma State Supreme Court to review a lower court’s ruling that would require the district to provide holiday pay to support employees. An Oklahoma County District Court judge ruled in…

Bricktown Brewery coming to Midwest City

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Local brewpub opening in former Old Chicago building By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor A popular local brewpub is coming to Midwest City. Bricktown Brewery plans to open a location in Town Center Plaza on SE 29th Street. It will be located in the Old Chicago restaurant building at 7301 SE 29th Street. The new restaurant…

Road widening project nears home stretch

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Road work along SE 15th Street is ahead of schedule and expected to wrap up in early April, according to ODOT. “We’re looking at another six weeks and it could potentially all be completed by early April,” said Lisa Salim, ODOT spokesperson. The road project includes widening nearly 1 ½…

City officials back Vietnam Memorial

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Midwest City offers support after MCHS Vietnam Memorial project fails to win over grant committee By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City officials pledged support for a proposed Vietnam memorial at Midwest City High School, after the project was not selected for the annual community grant program. The Midwest City Memorial Hospital Authority Board of…

Rose State to stream panel discussion on school safety tonight

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Stream Available On College YouTube Page Rose State College will provide a live stream of the School Safety Panel Discussion event slated for tonight, Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 6:30 pm. The live stream can be viewed on the Rose State College YouTube page at www.youtube.com/user/RoseStateCollegeOK. You can also monitor the Rose State Facebook and…

Three students arrested making false threats at Kerr Middle School

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Three Kerr Middle School students face felony charges after allegedly writing a note threatening to shoot students and set a fire, Del City Police Department said. According a news release, police were called to the school Wednesday afternoon after a student showed administrators the handwritten note. Officers established a perimeter around the school and patrolled…

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Construction starting soon on MCHS Vietnam Memorial

Memorial set to open for Veterans Day By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Construction of a new Vietnam Memorial at Midwest City High School is scheduled to begin next week. The outdoor memorial will be built on the south side of the high school, near the museum.  It is expected to be completed for Veterans Day…

Mid-Del seeks feedback on names

School district asking public to suggest names for combined middle schools By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Mid-Del Schools is asking for help picking a name, mascot and school colors for two of its middle schools. The district plans to reduce the number of middle schools from five to three, as part of the bond issue…

Area Sports

In historic season Choctaw wins every team title

Choctaw High School’s Yellowjacket wrestlers finished the season as the state’s undisputed champions Saturday when they rolled through elite competition to capture the nearly impossible Class 6A Trifecta. Saturday’s championship performance secured Choctaw’s place in the record books as the wrestling program won virtually everything. Claiming the Trifecta means the high school team did the…

Lady Bombers give fans reason to cheer

Midwest City girls top rival Del City 63-31 in front of packed house By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Playing in front a raucous crowd on a Tuesday afternoon took some getting used to. But eventually the Midwest City girls settled in and took care of rival Del City in a 63-31 win at John Smith…

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