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Acclaimed poet, author, and composer Charles Anthony Silvestri will present sessions focusing on the lyrics in choral settings as well as the business of poetic writing for the choral arts at a pair of a two-day clinic at Barton Community College March 21-22, and the public is invited to attend these free sessions.

Throughout the spring semester, Barton Community College faculty and staff participated in various activities that tied into USD 428’s district-wide reading of the book “Wild Robot,” which included a focus on how robots work and how they fit into the various STEM disciplines.

***THIS HAS BEEN CANCELED*** The Barton Theatre Department will host a showcase by the Alithea Mime Theatre at 7:30 p.m. March 9 the Fine Arts Auditorium, and tickets are $10. The show is appropriate for ages 12 and up. For more ticket information, visit

Last week, we briefly discussed the importance of soil microorganisms and some invertebrates in the soil ecosystem and their importance to plant communities. Whether the native plant community, from grasslands and forests, or our crop plants.

Not only does the Barton Foundation award hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships to Barton students each year, but it also aims to help students succeed in all scholarship endeavors and is offering a thorough but easily digestible scholarship workshop March 5 at 2 and 6 p.m. in the Academic Development Center in the Barton Library, room 136 or via zoom at