Barton Community College has unveiled an impressive array of textile art titled “Material Pulses: Seven Viewpoints,” which is an exhibition focused on the art of quilt-making. It includes 17 works by seven fiber artists representing the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
Ellsworth Correctional Facility inmate Taylor Greenhalgh has discovered both his talent and his muse in welding. His natural ability led an instructor to stop him in the middle of a test to admire a nearly perfect weld.
Rob and Trisha Dove have devoted nearly two decades of service to the Barton Community College Foundation and were honored for their dedication on June 2 at the Foundation Board of Directors’ annual banquet with the Distinguished Service Award (DSA).
As of June 8, the Drought Monitor reports no changes from last week with only abnormally dry conditions in small patches in NE and SE Kansas.
Alfred Obiero felt trapped long before he was incarcerated.
As of June 1st the Drought Monitor reports no drought in Kansas and only abnormally dry conditions in small patches in NE and SE Kansas. Warmer, seasonable temperatures combines with good soil moisture should allow wheat to mature pretty normally unless there is leaf disease pressure.
June 2, 2021
Story by Joe Vinduska
Photo by Brandy Swartz
There is a special brand of heroes living in our communities. They stand ready to respond to natural or man-made disasters and allow us to take safety for granted. They are people like Janet Charbonneau, the Assistant Emergency Manager for Des Moines County, Iowa, who pursued such a career out of an altruistic desire to serve her neighbors.
May 25, 2021
Story and portrait by Brandon Steinert
This is the first of four stories about how Barton's educational programs in correctional facilities aim to help inmates lead productive lives upon release.
James Floyd has missed 10 years of his children’s lives serving a 12-year sentence after his conviction in 2011. His oldest is now 20; his youngest, 16.
May 24, 2021
Story by Joe Vinduska
The Barton Community College Department of music will offer instrumental and vocal music lessons to the community this summer from now through the end of July.
Community members are invited to take lessons to learn a new instrument or enhance their abilities on an instrument they already play. Students will also have the option to perform. Lessons will be offered both in-person and virtually and instruments can be provided. A wide array of instruments is available.
Great Bend Tribune
Published May 23, 2021