College News


Volunteers In Action (VIA) was recently named a Certified Service Enterprise by Points of Light. VIA is a grant-funded volunteer service organization that manages an AmeriCorps Senior (RSVP) program and is administered through Barton Community College. VIA’s mission is to fill the unmet needs in the community by mobilizing the time and talents of area volunteers.

Barton’s accelerated Carpentry Certificate Program is set to enroll students with classes starting in the spring. The program can be completed in one semester. It also features block-scheduling, which allows students to continue to work and make money while they go through the program.

Do I need an emergency fund and how much should I save? What is the best way to budget? These questions will be answered and more as part of Barton’s “$$Money$$” pop-up info event as part of their “Barton Bonus” series from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Technical Building, Room T-147.

As of October 12 our area is again essentially unchanged but it pays to remember that any rains Tuesday and onward aren’t in this report so hopefully conditions will improve a bit. Wheat planted is coming up and looking good. 

Barton Community College will host a blood drive from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29 in the Technical Building in room T-186, the Case New Holland Training area. Donors will receive t-shirts and $5 e-cards. Social distancing guidelines will be followed, and masks will be required.

As of September 30, our area is again essentially unchanged.  Moderate to severe drought is continuing to creep further into the northwest corner of the state and along the border with Oklahoma.  These recent rains aren’t reflected in this report.