Doris H. Nelson

She could shottish, hambo, waltz and boogie with the best of them. With music in her veins she sang in the church choir, harmonizing with her father Einar and Uncle Sven, who sang in the Chicago Swedish men’s Chorus. She was a founding member of a kitchen band that played at rest homes and for parties bringing laughter wherever the merry band went.  She loved singing in the Messiah Chorus, especially Bach’s Passion of Saint Matthew. Even with crippling arthritis she played the piano every year leading the family in Christmas carols. Away in a Manger was her favorite, and while her voice was still strong and pure her rendition of Oh Holy Night will forever resonate in her children’s hearts.

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Hughes named American College of Surgeons secretary

Dr. Tyler G. Hughes, and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons member Dr. will replace Edward E. Cornwell as secretary of the American College of Surgeons, He was elected at Wednesday’s annual meeting of the members. Hughes is a general surgeon in McPherson, and is clinical professor of surgery and director of medical education, Kansas University School of Medicine in Salina.

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