Category : Local News

Belton’s new furniture and mattress store is now open

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor Local furniture store Walker Mattress recently opened in the Oak Village Shopping Center in Belton. Their relaxed and laid back environment, it’s hard not to already feel at home while shopping for that perfect set…

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Local VFW post honors veterans with Memorial Day ceremony

By Julia Jones, Correspondent A local chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars held their annual Memorial Day service on Monday, May 29 at Henry T. Waskow Post 4008 in Belton. According to Gary Leofsky, the upcoming commander for Post…

0 Comments / 57 View / June 15, 2017

Belton Farmer’s Market – Open for Business

By Kyle Cushman, Correspondent Fresh fruits and vegetables are a staple for many families, and the Belton Farmer’s Market has a lot to choose from. OK Mary Coppin manages the Belton Farmer’s Market. “I’ve been market manager for 20 years,”…

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116 students graduate from Belton New Tech

By Julia Jones, Correspondent In a heartfelt and personal ceremony, Belton New Tech High School celebrated the accomplishments of the class of 2017 and the future that each student will take part in. One hundred and sixteen students graduated from…

0 Comments / 206 View / June 14, 2017

Belton High School graduates 612

By Julia Jones, Correspondent Processing in to the beat of the Marching 100, the graduating class of Belton High School gathered to celebrate their time in high school and to receive their diplomas. Six hundred and twelve students graduated from…

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The 5th Annual Belton Journal Food Drive

By Kierra Pixler, Managing Editor For the fifth year in a row, The Belton Journal will be hosting it’s annual food drive. This year, we are teaming up with Summer Fun Waterpark. Individuals who donate food at the Belton Journal…

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Belton High School leadership changes announced

Special to the Journal For the 2017-2018 school year, Jill Ross and Chris duBois will serve as co-principals at Belton High School. Ross is currently the principal of Belton New Tech High School @ Wasow, and duBois has been the…

0 Comments / 39 View / May 31, 2017

Helping Hands Ministry Hires New Executive Director

Special to the Journal Helping Hands Ministry welcomes Tasha Roberts as its newest staff member. As Executive Director, Roberts oversees the entire organization, handling everything from budgets to community partnerships, to staff, to fundraising. Roberts is a native of Belton….

0 Comments / 154 View / May 30, 2017

Altrusa International: Fanning the Flames for Community Service

By Heather Regula Correspondent Altrusa International of The Chisholm Trail Club President Elizabeth Tanaka held her President’s Planning Retreat on Saturday, May 6, from 9:30 am-12 pm at the Temple Community Clinic. Sixteen club members attended the retreat and participated…

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Housing starts in Belton up 106 percent

By David Tuma, Publisher Belton reported strong sales tax revenues in two of the last three months. In March, sale tax returns from the state were up 5.9 percent. In May, Belton received $489,391, compared to $460,352 last year. For…

0 Comments / 103 View / May 28, 2017