Sumler named teacher of year

Michelle Sumler, a math teacher at Belton High School, has been named a Regional Teacher of the Year by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). To read full story PLEASE buy the July 18 issue of the Raymore Journal.

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Belton chamber awards $1,000

The Belton Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the award of $1,000 to Downtown Belton Main Street, Inc. which was made possible through a grant won for a local arts related project. This year DBMSI brought the first Art Walk to Main Street on Saturday, June 8 with 10 great artists, rock painting, face…

Watkins family farm to become open air museum

Cass County will soon have an exciting new educational site. The Charles and Mary Jane Watkins Farm, just south of Raymore, has been generously donated to the Marais des Cygnes Society. The Society plans to develop Watkins Farm into an interactive educational site showcasing rural life in Cass County, Missouri—primarily as it existed in the…