News makers: Feb. 13, 2002
Poem by center resident stirs up fond memories
Editor's note: Ruth Garrison is a resident at the Tonganoxie Nursing Center.
By Ruth Garrison
Memories are a brain's review
Of impressions left on you.
The ones my mother left behind
Will never leave me, she was kind.
She'd stay up nights till after one
To sew a dress I wanted done.
She'd make a pie or mix a cake,
Food I love but couldn't bake.
She'd cry with me when I shed tears
Kept track of me throughout the years.
Her memories always take me back
To live again, that's what I lack.
Remembrance is a blessed thing
What joyful thoughts they often bring.
To me approaching 93,
"Dear God, tell mom she cared for me."
Linwood farmer wins
corn growers award
Jimmy R. Elder of Elder Farms near Linwood recently won first place in the Class A ridge-till non-irrigated division of the 2001 National Corn Growers' Association corn yield contest in Kansas.
Elder used Pioneer brand 34R07, which yielded 162.1 bushels an acre. He planted the winning entry on April 20, 2001, in fields grown to corn in 2000. He planted the crop into 30-inch rows using a Case IH 955 six-row planter at a rate of 29,000 seeds per acre. He applied a total of 180 pounds of nitrogen and 34 pounds of phosphorous per acre to enhance fertility. He harvested the plot with a Case IH 1660 on Sept. 14.
Tonganoxie graduate earns KSU honors
David L. Gepner, a freshman in computer engineering at Kansas State University, has earned semester honors for his academic performance during the fall 2001 semester.
Gepner, Olathe, is a graduate of Tonganoxie High School.
To receive semester honors, students must rank in the top 10 percent of their class and be enrolled in at least 12 hours for credit.
Leavenworth student among KU's scholars
The University of Kansas' list of freshman National Merit Scholar students includes Christopher Bailey Wiles. Christopher, who is a student in the college of liberal arts and sciences, is the son of Bailey (Bud) and Patricia Wiles, Leavenworth.
KU ranks among the top 10 public universities in the number of National Merit Scholars enrolled in the 2001-2002 school year. KU enrolled 105 National Merit scholars this year, more than all the other public universities in Kansas and Missouri combined.