CHASE - James Dennis (JD)Sheldon, 31, died Sept. 26 at Ellinwood District Hospital. Born Nov. 26, 1979 in Great Bend, he was the son of Dennis L. Sheldon and Karen K. Spring-Norwood Sheldon. A resident of Chase, he was a truck driver for Barton County Feeders in Ellinwood and a mechanic for Straub International in Great Bend and for Ochs, Inc. in Otis.
ELLINWOOD - Guy Anthony Caton, 43, died Sept. 23 at his home in Ellinwood. Born May 27, 1968 in Petaluma, Calif., he was the son of Andy Leroy Caton and Valorie Downing Caton. A seven year resident of Ellinwood, formerly of Santa Rosa, Calif., he was employed by L & H Unit Repair.
The Barton Community College Theater Department will present its take on the theme of love and relationships with the production of "Almost, Maine," at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, in the BCC Fine Arts Auditorium.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Garden Club will host an antique and collectables show and sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 1 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 2 at St. Joseph Parish Center. Appraisals will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Cost is $2, which is good for both days.
The live and silent auctions promise to appeal to a variety of tastes and budgets at the St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center Golf Classic/Auction, said Stacy Hefley, St. Rose marketing and volunteer coordinator.
HOISINGTON - "Dear Maggie," reads the tombstone of eight-year-old Maggie Tullis, " you left us, our loss we deeply feel." Over a hundred years ago, the parents of Maggie Tullis laid their young daughter to rest, a victim of the harsh prairie life of the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Great Bend Regional Hospital has provided a financial donation to Riley Elementary School that will benefit the school's library. As a result Riley is able to purchase books to go along with its anti-bullying curriculum. Riley already teaches the lessons, explained Riley Elementary School Principal Joann Blevins, but there wasn't enough in the school's library fund to also purchase the books that go along with the curriculum. With the donation, however, Blevins said they will immediately make the purchase to receive the books as quickly as possible.
LARNED - Gary Lee Shelton, 61, died Sept. 26 at Hays Medical Center, Hays. He was born March 26, 1950, in Larned, to Donald and Ida Marie McNemee Shelton. A lifetime resident of Larned, he was a retired service technician for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company.
Mayors from Pawnee County cities, Pawnee County commissioners and hospital and construction officials helped break ground Sunday at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital. The $18.3 million hospital will be completed in 2013.