College News


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
Courtesy photo

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.