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Development planned south of Belton as utilities expand

By David Tuma Publisher Arby’s, Goodyear, and Belton Brew a pizza/burgers establishment is coming to Belton. There is also a new Edward Jones office going up behind CVS Pharmacy. Creekside subdivision should see homes starting up in the next few…

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Playing with Fire

Dear Sue Ellen, My boyfriend likes to do recreational drugs sometimes. He doesn’t get mean or anything, but it worries me that we have that kind of stuff around with our two babies in the house. Somebody told me CPS…

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Following a series of events that have happened across the nation Belton residents, city and religious leaders convened to show their support for law enforcement.

Community gathers to pray for unity, safety for first responders

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Monday morning a large crowd gathered at the Belton Police Memorial for a morning vigil to pray for unity and for the safety of first responders. Following a series of events that have happened across…

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CTCS school supply list

Pre-K No supplies to purchase. A $30.00 supply fee will be assessed in August and January. Kindergarten 1 bottle anti-bacterial hand gel 10 oz. 1 box 8 count Jumbo crayons 2 pkgs 9 x 12 construction paper (colors) 1 pkg…

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The Belton Explorers had a chance to show off their trophy at the recent Belton City Council meeting on Tuesday.

Belton Explorer team takes 1st place

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Belton City Council met Tuesday night at the Harris Community Center. The meeting was called to order with special recognition and a trophy presented to Belton Law Enforcement Post for winning first place in the…

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Belton PD’s K-9 finds new home at Heights PD

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Belton City Council met Tuesday night at the Harris Community Center. The meeting was called to order with special recognition and a trophy presented to Belton Law Enforcement Post for winning first place in the…

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From cupcakes and homemade treats to handwritten cards, the Belton Police Department shared their gratitude for the support from the community they serve.

BPD receives showing of community support

Special to the Journal In the wake of the Dallas shootings, police departments around the nation are receiving showings of support from their communities, and Belton Police Department is no different. From cupcakes and homemade treats to handwritten cards, the…

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The resident council at Park Place Manor are still an active part of the community. The council donated supplies and other needed items to “Project Apple Tree.” Residents pictured front left to right, Geneva Wadell, Elva Hawkins, Faye Stewart, and Alice Gerngrom. Back row Kay and Mike Ratliff receive donation),  Harold Hinze (resident council) and Annie McCall, PPM Director.

Donations, sponsors needed for students

By Lindsay Starr Platt Correspondent Project Apple Tree has began collect donations for providing school supplies for area children in the Belton School District in need. Families have to apply and qualify through the Helping Hands Ministry in Belton. Each…

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MPR gains former Coast Guard boat to rescue services

By Davd Tuma Publisher Morgan’s Point Resort city council approved the receiving of a Coast Guard boat at their meeting Tuesday night. The United States Coast Guard is fazing out the 25’SAFE boats used in rescue operations. The boats were…

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Charges not yet filed after stabbing death in Belton

Staff Report The stabbing death of 21-year-old black man in Belton on Saturday was related to a domestic disturbance. The stabbing occurred inside an apartment unit located in the 800 block of Shady Lane at around 5 p.m. on July…

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