Category : Local News

Transforming Identities: Valedictorian informs, encourages class in final graduation speech

Published June 12, 2014 By Montana Minnis, Valedictorian, BHS Class of 2014 I’d like to begin by thanking God, my parents, teachers, administrators and friends who’ve helped me along the way to stand where I’m currently standing. I especially would…

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Council assists, recognizes police, fire departments

Published June 12, 2014 By Patrick Lacombe, Journal reporter Belton’s City Council unanimously voted to authorize City Manager Sam Listi to take necessary steps for conveyance of a former Rockwool property from the city to the Belton Economic Development Corporation….

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BPD, Sheriffs, Rangers investigate shooting

Published June 12, 2014 By Matthew Girard, Associate Editor Law enforcement officials know that any time a traffic stop is made or they are called out to a situation, the potential for danger is always there. On the evening of…

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Sutter honored with award for dedication, sweetness

Published June 12, 2014 By Devin Corbitt, News Editor The students of Pirtle Elementary School are greeted by many smiling faces throughout their school day, but one smile often stands out from the rest. As the children pass through the…

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Playing for a Cause: BMS students take the stage to fight leukemia

Published June 5, 2014 By Celica Castro, Journal reporter Starting in December, students in the theatre arts program at Belton Middle School began working for a cause. Their friend, eighth grader Reymond Rivas, was diagnosed with leukemia on December 28,…

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Belton PD welcomes officers to department

Published June 5, 2014 By Devin Corbitt, News Editor The Belton Police Department swore in the two newest members of their team at last week’s city council meeting. Many Beltonians were on hand to welcome Gene Cole III and Scott…

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Spartacus Dash challenges Beltonians

Published June 5, 2014 By Patrick Lacombe, Journal reporter Fun in the sun, mud and ice was the order of the day at the Third Annual Spartacus Dash at Belton’s Confederate Park last Saturday. Hosted by local Case Equipment dealer…

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2013 BHS Yearbook photo featured by publishers

Published June 5, 2014 By Devin Corbitt, News Editor Students at Belton High School are taught the value of hard work, but each year the Yearbook staff takes those lessons a step further. Last year, their efforts paid off as…

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A Simple Thank You: City of Belton honors 2013 Beltonian and Citizen of the Year

Published May 29, 2014 By Matthew Girard, Associate Editor The City of Belton and the Belton Area Chamber of Commerce honored the 2013 Beltonian and 2013 Citizen of the Year award recipients in a permanent way last Friday. During the…

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Belton recycling program more than just plastics

Published May 29, 2014By Devin Corbitt, News Editor The City of Belton’s pick-up recycling program has been a huge success since its launch at the beginning of this year. However, the city has also run two other recycling programs for…

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