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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…

Midwest City Memorial Hospital Authority awards community grants

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City Council approves supplemental funding for Vietnam Memorial at Midwest City High School By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor A community grant program has stirred emotions at City Hall in recent weeks. But the mood was jubilant Tuesday night when Midwest City officials approved more than a half a million dollars in community projects. The City…

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…

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Students raise $30k during HOG Week

By Tonya Little Contributing Writer Every spring Midwest City High School comes together in what is known at HOG, or Heart of Gold Week, to help raise money for a charitable cause of their choosing. The Leadership students put their heads together to find creative and fun ways to get their whole school involved in…

MWC begins search for new city manager

By Tera Bryant Contributing Writer The Midwest City Council Tuesday night determined how it will fill an important vacancy. The city will begin looking for a new City Manager to replace J. Guy Henson, who is set to retire June 12, after almost 40 years with the City of Midwest City. “It is imperative to…

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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