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Mercy updates equipment

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

100 YEARS AGO

(1912)

WASHINGTON, April 22 -- Hours before the resumption here of the Titanic Senate inquiry great crowds swarmed to the Senate office building, and when the hearing opened, the room was crowded to the doors. Many women were present.

ST. JOHN'S, N.F., April 22 -- Sixty-four bodies have been recovered by the cable steamer, Mackay-Bennett, which has been searching in the vicinity of the Titanic disaster. It is said a number of bodies which were recovered were sunk again, as they were without identification marks. The names of those identified could not be obtained through the Cape Race wireless station. The 64 bodies recovered are regarded as identifiable, according to the report.

75 YEARS AGO

(1937)

The spirit of fellowship and "stick to your job" philosophy which District Judge W.F. Jackson first held up before the newspaper carriers of the city two years ago, reached the stage where it became a well-grounded tradition in the minds of the young boys and girls who attended the third annual dinner given by the jurist. Marjorie Baxter, a girl carrier, acted as toastmaster.

Two large trunks containing all the clothing and other effects of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Dairymple, 1 1/2 miles east of the state line in Missouri and 1 mile south, were stolen sometime last week from the Dairymple home while the house was unoccupied. Mr. and Mrs. Dairymple have been preparing to move to California to make their home and have been staying at the home of Scott Howard in Peck's Villa in Fort Scott. They have sold their furniture and some other belongings. Their clothing, linens and blankets were packed in the two big steamer trunks while awaiting their departure. Mr. Dairymple reported the theft to Sheriff George Hare.

50 YEARS AGO

(1962)

AMEN -- A 5-year-old Frontenac girl brought a Santa Fe freight train to a halt. The little girl almost daily has stood beside the tracks near her home and waved at the crew as the train passed by. Saturday, the train stopped and the conductor stepped down and presented the surprised child an Easter basket.

Probate Judge John Baker appeared before the City Commission this morning on behalf of the Recreation Board in an effort to have Othick Park rehabilitated. Baker said the recreation program has been expanded to include persons 18 years of age and older, which has caused an added expense and made it impossible for the board to finance such a project. New facilities at the park would include seating capacity for 150 to 200 people and a concession stand to help defray recreation program costs. Mayor William Rardin advised Baker to contact a contractor for an estimate of the needed facilities.

25 YEARS AGO

(1987)

Mercy Hospital recently updated its equipment with the addition of a new $120,000 ultrasound unit. With the new addition, Mercy Hospital can perform all ultrasound examinations with one piece of equipment, said Dr. John Benage, the hospital's director of ultrasound. Benage, who was the first doctor in Kansas to use ultrasound, said that before the new equipment was received all ultrasound examinations required a separate piece of equipment. "The imaging is superior to any previous technology," Benage said.

Mercy Hospital was the first hospital in Kansas to receive ultrasound equipment. The hospital first started using ultrasound in 1968 when Benage brought the third ultrasound unit ever made in the country to Mercy Hospital.

Shirley Palmer, a Fort Scott teacher recently appointed by Gov. Mike Hayden to the Kansas Board of Regents, received another honor when she was named Woman of the Year by the Fort Scott Chapter of the American Association of University Women. "Shirley Palmer is indeed an asset to our community and to our schools," said AAUW member JoAnn Thomas in presenting the award.

Nell Dikeman
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