All I had in my military database is that Art was a Veteran...no pictures, no information - I didn't even know what branch he served with.
Fortunately, a buddy of Art, Greg Schurer, had a couple of pictures of Art and he sent them to me to scan.
In 2015 I was able to sit down with Don Hinners to get his military story. Like most Veterans I've visited with, he said he never did anything special but he served his country and
I could tell he was very proud of it.
A very small percentage of the US population serves in the military, so to me those who served out of Manning, whether in peacetime or time of war, whether on the front lines or behind, whether they served stateside or overseas, whether they are a private or a General, they did their part and SHOULD be honored in the Manning Veterans' history book.
The indifference and even resistance to this project by some is really baffling to me, but I'll keep plugging away to get pictures and information for those who want to be featured in the Manning book and preserved in the Manning Historical database.
Memorial Service July 10, 10:30 AM Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Decatur
Jerry Carter, 56, of Decatur, Illinois, passed away Monday after a courageous battle with colo-rectal cancer.
He was born April 24, 1961, in Manning, Iowa, the son of Merlin and Arlene Carter. He grew up in the Manning area and attended Manning Community School. He graduated from Manning High School in 1980.
He was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses on August 7, 1977. As a member of the Denison congregation, Jerry enjoyed attending and participating in meetings at the Kingdom Hall and sharing his Bible-based faith with others through the door-to-door ministry. He enjoyed reading the Bible and Bible-based publications and learning about creation. He also served as an auxiliary pioneer when his circumstances permitted. All of that helped him develop a solid relationship with Jehovah God. After high school, he took an auto-mechanic's course through DMACC. Jerry owned TSS Speedshine for several years before moving to Branson to work as a time-share consultant.
It was during his time in Branson that he met Rebekah (Becky) Hadden, who became his wife on April 17, 2009. Jerry and Becky went to school for audiology, receiving degrees in 2012. They moved to Decatur in 2014. Known for his goofy sense of humor and his love of music, he was always one of the first to laugh. He loved a good joke. His hobbies included raising fish, gardening, cars and motorcycles. He had great faith in his Creator and did his best to set an example worthy of imitation. Jerry will be missed greatly by his family and friends, all of whom eagerly look forward to seeing him again after he is resurrected in Paradise.
Jerry is survived by his parents Merlin and Irene Carter, Manning, Iowa; wife Rebekah Carter, Decatur; daughter Danielle Carter, Denison, Iowa; son Lucas Carter, Decatur; step-daughter Samantha Hadden Decatur; sisters Sara (Wade) Reikofski Bellevue, Nebraska, and Leah (Ron) Preul Arcadia, Iowa; numerous nephews, nieces, uncles, aunts, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Orville and Grace Carter, and his maternal grandparents, Mike and Catherine Schneider; Uncle Dean Carter and Uncle Galen Carter; Aunt Leota and Uncle Beal Austin.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30am Monday July 10th at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Decatur, Illinois.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Rebekah Carter.
The family of Jerry Carter is being served by the Moran & Goebel Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Decatur, Illinois.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.morangoebel.com.
1980 former students: Leah Adams, Dennis Barten, John Blum, Brent Branning, Lisa Bruch, Celia Davis, Paul Espenhover, Michelle Feick, Leilani Granowski, Danny Gray, Larry Hagedorn, Lony Haubrich, John Hoffman, Jene Kasperbauer, Shirley Kasperbauer, Julie Kunkel, Veronica Lake, Gene Leinen, Tracy Leinen, Neil Lerssen, Cynthia Linder, Bruce Meeves, Dawn Mueller, Randall Nissen, Gina Orey, Ruby Orey, Ricky Petersen, Steven Pierson, Gene Rauch, Alan Ress, Debra Ridgley, Terri Rix, Tammy Rowedder, Jerry Rutherford, Wayne Sebring, Alan Vaughn, Michael Walsh, Linda Warnke, Sheila Wilde, Kelleen Willis, Mark Yarrington, Jack Zerwas
In 2012 it hit me to document when my counter turns over another 100,000 visitors.
I realize that this number has no comparison to those "viral" videos and posts we see on the Internet today that may get hundreds of thousands to millions of hits in a matter of a day or two.
Those "viral" events will be around for a short time until the next "unique" thing gets posted.
I prefer the long-term way of doing things. It might not be interesting and exciting to most people but this is not my goal either.
I want to preserve the Manning area history which would only be of interest to people connected to Manning - a very very small percentage of the Internet population.
Honoring Manning's Veterans with a history book is just one of my long-term projects.
Sadly, the "excitement" of the here today and gone tomorrow Internet events makes my work more challenging.
All I can do is to keep featuring Manning history and current events and hope that more Manning connected people will realize that at least some time should be set aside for preserving our history and honoring in a more permanent way, the Veterans of our area.
I'm not exactly sure when I started my first counter but I believe it was during the first year, 1996.
Here are some screenshots of when the counter turned over another 100,000.
March of 2014
December 12, 2015
July 9, 2017
If you have one or more of these plates to give to Merlyn - for now you can e-mail me and then I'll get you in contact with Merlyn.
My e-mail address is in the upper left frame of this web page.
Power washing the metal surface
The city wants to make full-size reprints so I'm making super high resolution scans of them.
This smaller blueprint is 550 MBs (39x14 inches by 600 DPI) and saved in TIF format...the largest print is 1.2 GBs in size which just about maxed out my software limits.
This blue print is in fairly good condition for being 115 years old, but there was a dime size hole in one spot and the usual scuffs and marks, with dark/light areas.
Now is the time to scan something like this - most of the time I'm given very brittle blueprints, documents, and papers that will crack and be very difficult to work with...especially
when they are rolled up.
Digitally touching up the defects is what takes the most time with projects like this. I could spend even more hours tweaking it more but feel it is much better now.
Even though I am absolutely swamped with scanning projects and other history projects - when something like this is presented to me - I drop everything and get the scanning done...I have learned from past experiences where I was given opportunities to scan old/rare/one of a kind historical items but then I asked them to wait - GUESS what? A lot of the time the item was thrown away or got damaged or disappeared. So when the city asked me to scan these old rare documents - I grabbed them to work on right away.
Joan from California has been mailing me pictures by USPS to scan over the last several months.
Her mother was a Muhlbauer and her father a Kuhse.
The reason why I ask people to send me their "family" pictures/albums is because almost always there will be non-family member pictures and Manning events in their collection and they also have pictures of family members who are more distantly related.
Anyone who frequents my web page should realize my quest to get pictures and information about the over 1000 Manning connected Veterans.
In 1996, I started this quest when I set up a specific Manning Veterans' page and began posting names, pictures, and information about the various Veterans I had information on; which has now grown to over 1000.
I realize this project has been going on much longer than most people have patience to continue to wait for the final publication but there are hundreds of Manning Veterans who I have absolutely no pictures or information about and I want to get as complete a listing as possible.
Sadly, and this happens more than most people would realize, some children of deceased Veterans feel that their father/mother would not want to be featured in the Manning Veterans'
While Veterans and their family members have the right to decide if they want the Veterans in their families to become part of this amazing Manning history, it is very troubling that some people are deciding that the deceased Veterans in their family should not be honored in this future historical book.
Having published two previous Manning history books, I know for a fact that if I live long enough to get the book published and sold that I'll hear complaints from future family members as to why their relative was not featured in the Manning Veterans' history book...as if I had intentionally left them out.
I could respond by telling them "...you mean because your grandparent, parent, sibling, or other close relative told me they didn't want that relative honored in the book..."
But I'll just politely tell them that it was an accidental oversight, or no one came forward at the time.
As I was going through Joan's collection I was very excited to find a picture of Henry Muhlbauer in uniform.
All I had was his name, rank and serial number...now I have a picture of him.
Most people would never get excited about finding a single picture but having searched for over 40 years, I know how hard it is to find "key" historical pictures (that are identified) like the one of Henry below.
Now I realize that when I write about this topic that some family members of Veterans or even the Veteran him/herself will become offended and feel I'm attacking/criticizing them
for not coming forward.
While it may appear this way - all I'm doing is to state facts about who I have pictures and information for, in the hopes that a family member may not be aware of this project and that I have very little if anything about their Veteran family member, and they will then come forward to share what they have.
Here are some of Joan's wonderful Manning connected pictures...
William Struve, ? Ohrt, Lillian (Ohrt) Kuhse, Clarence "Click" Kuhse - standing on 141
It is hard to see but the Germania Hall is behind the trees in the back left. This building burned down in the mid-20s and was replaced by the brick Schuetzen Verein (AKA Firemen's hall).
Lillian (Ohrt) Kuhse - now this is what hard work once was for women...
They not only cooked and washed by hand, they also helped with chores and farmwork.
Wayne with his father, Clarence "Click" Kuhse.
I haven't seen a steel hogpan like this for decades.
Back: John, Hulda, Julius, Katie (Frahm)
Back: Wayne, Robert
Front: Clarence, Lillian (Ohrt)
Back: Hulda, Julius, Lillian
Front: John, Mildred, Kate (Frahm)
Father of John Ohrt
Katie (Frahm) Ohrt
You can see the "toughness" in her face...
they lived a good life but it was very harsh at times with lots of physical work - mostly by hand
Lester Kuhse with his nephew, Carl Johnson, in 1923
So if you have old Manning connected pictures, and especially military related photos and information connected to Manning, please come forward.
While you may consider your things YOUR family history, it is also a part of Manning's history!!!
Deloris Nissen, age 86, of Carroll and formerly of Manning passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.
Wilmer Ranniger (82nd Airborne) was in this parade - he was part of the D-Day invasion
The last day (June 28) of the display was another HUGE success!
No official count was made but I would guess another 600+ people went through the exhibit.
Many folks from nearby communities also came to participate in this amazing event.
The fellows from New York, again commented on the great hospitality they were given by the Manning volunteers and the friendliness of Iowans.
If you live locally or nearby and did not take the time to visit this exhibit, you missed a once in a life-time event. Situations like this seldom come up and fortunately we have citizens in Manning who are always looking to bring interesting things to Manning and willing to volunteer time and donate money to achieve these goals.
It was estimated that over 1000 people went through the exhibit (June 27)...over 200 attended the opening ceremony.
A truly once in a life-time experience!!!
Manning is by far the smallest community this exhibit has been in (hands down) and so far the farthest west in the US.
9:32 p.m. heading east on 141 - sad to see the end of such a great success.
NOW another part of Manning's amazing history!!!
9 - 11
The date itself reminds us
Of the number that you call
So Firemen, First Responders,
And Police can help us all
They'd humbly say “Doing our jobs
Don't think of us as heroes”
But too many lost their lives
Bravely at Ground Zero
Seeing this memorial
Your mind can't help but go back
Where you were and what you thought
On the day of the attack
Why did it have to happen?
What enemy would dare?
Our hearts felt sorrow for all
Especially the Iowans there
Much like Pearl Harbor's date
9 - 11 we'll never forget
And proudly back America
Against any and all threats
5 - 12 - 2017
Craig "Spitter" Moeller
Here is a web page I set up that had pictures borrowed from around the world that showed support for the US right after the 9/11 attack.
Thank you from the USA
The images you'll see are small by today's standards but remember that 16 years ago, dial-up Internet was the norm so large picture files were not used, and computer monitors were 640 x 480 resolution so these images filled up the screen.
Nothing ever happens in a vacuum in a community - each action has consequences and sometimes it takes decades to fully appreciate the results.
From 1913 to 2017, amazing events continue to occur in Manning!
Follow along with this pictorial history to find out about another amazing event that is coming to Manning in June.
Manning Fire Department running team practicing on Third Street.
Japanese Midgit sub on Main Street - used as a US war bond fundraiser during WWII.
Ron McKay honoring the men & women who died during the September 11, 2001 attack on America.
Only the good Lord knows why
he called you all home on that dreadful day.
His works are strange and mysterious;
He wanted it this way
Perhaps he didn't want to take you alone.
But, rather with your friends,
who were also in the danger zone.
Yes, he took you in his hands
the moment you got off the ladder
He couldn't stand to see you be any sadder.
As Lady Liberty provided the light to get you through
the smoke and the haze, tears ran down her cheek
as up to heaven she did gaze
With the World Trade Center still burning and
crumbling from this terrible deed,
The grass in the distance was a beautiful
green without a single weed.
September 11th, 2001 is a date we will never forget.
To all those who arrived to help-
We say Thanks
your heroism may never again be met.
Poem written by Dan Rosonke
In conjunction with the Ron McKay artistic tribute.
There is no "vacuum" of volunteers in Manning
A few weeks ago, Manning Police Chief Sam Hansen was checking events at the Jefferson, Iowa, Casino website to see if the AC/DC tribute band was coming there this summer.
While looking through the casino calendar of events Sam noticed an event called 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit.
Sam thought to himself "Why couldn't we bring this event to Manning - only an hour away?"
Sam went online and found the web page and contact information.
9/11 mobile exhibit
He made contact with their scheduling agent to get some initial information, and then decided to bring this idea up with the Manning Rotary.
From there it expanded into fundraising and getting more volunteers.
Sam also worked to convince the agent to give Manning a reduced rate since their display would be in Jefferson which is fairly close to Manning.
Kirk Heuhn volunteered along with Ron Reischl to organize a fundraiser.
Planning group: Sam Hansen, Ron Reischl, Kirk Heuhn, Todd Stadtlander.
Donations as of May 20: Manning Chamber, Manning Insurance Agency, Ron Reischl, Home Mutual, Manning Rotary, State Farm, Thrivent Financial, Deb's Corner Café, Ohde Funeral Home.
The fee to get the display in Manning is $3500.
Extra funds are also needed to pay for room and board for the mobile unit workers during their stay in Manning.
So anyone interested in making a donation for this upcoming event please contact Kirk Heuhn email@example.com or Sam Hansen.
Come see the display at the parking lot of the old hospital along Main Street and Highway 141 - starting at 2:00 P.M. June 27
Todd Stadtlander is coordinating with the Manning Fire Department to provide a grill-out for the mobile unit workers at Manning's new fire station, and also show those workers what Manning has for fire equipment. Several of the workers with the Mobile Unit were actual fire fighters during the 9/11 attack.
First responders - EMTs, fire department members, and law officers of the Manning area are asked to attend this event and wear their uniforms.
This is also an invitation to all former Manning alumni and former residents of Manning to put this event on your calendar.
"Come Home" and visit old friends and family members and enjoy this historical display - which will be another UNIQUE event in Manning's amazing history.
When the pioneers settled this area and developed Manning, Iowa, during the 1870s and 1880s, they would have never been able to envision this community would
become home of the "world champion fire department running team," a sub from half-way around the world that was used in the first major
attack on our country would end up on Main Street, that the official US Bicentennial Train would go through Manning, and now a display about 9/11 will be in Manning.
One thing I know for sure - the pioneers would be proud that the citizens of this community have followed in their footsteps to continue to build upon their hard work and make Manning a great place for future residents to live and grow up and to make their own AMAZING Manning history.
June 27 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home
and Crematory 1221 North 16th Street Council Bluffs, IA
Funeral Service Wednesday June 28 10:00 AM St. Peter's Catholic Church 1 Bluff Street, Council Bluffs
Burial Garner Township Cemetery 1372 Jennings Ave, Council Bluffs
Sheila M. Golwitzer, age 54 of
Crescent, Iowa, passed away June 23, 2017.
She was born in Manning, Iowa, on April 16, 1963, to the late Vernon and Rita (Irlmeier) Stangl. Sheila married Dennis Golwitzer on August 6, 1983. She worked as an auditor of medical records and was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church.
Sheila is survived by her husband, Dennis Golwitzer; daughters, Jessica McGinnis (Ryan) and Erica Golwitzer; brothers and sisters-in-law, Duane and Vicki Stangl, Larry and Sue Stangl, Dale and Renee Stangl; a host of other family and friends.
Visitation is 6-8 PM with a Vigil Service at 5:30PM on Tuesday June 27, 2017, at the Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:00a.m. on Wednesday at St. Peter's Catholic Church - 1 Bluffs Street in Council Bluffs. Interment is in the Garner Township Cemetery. The family will direct memorials.
1981 MHS graduates: Robert John Barsby, David Allen Beck, Sara Louise Bunz, Lee Rodney Christensen, Danny Eugene Clipperton, Lorie Lei Colling, Dennis Croghan, Sonya Marie Curlile, Toni Jean Dammann, Pamela Mary Dentlinger, Nicholas T. Drees (valedictorian), Steven Harlow Fogleman, David Daryl Genzen, Lonnie Gene Grau, Kyle D. Gross, Jeffrey Jerome Halbur, Scott W. Halbur, Jacqueline Ann Handlos, Bonnie Jo Hansen, Kyle Hans Hansen, Marcia Jean Hansen, Teresa Lynn Hass, James Frank Herbers, Annette Susan Hinners, James Robert Hinners, Scott David Hodne, LaNora Marie Hull, Brenda Kay Jahn, Tonya Marie Joens, Teresa Marie Johnson, Kevin Albert Klocke, Debra Sue Knueven, Lisa Ann Langel, Ronald James Long, Patrick James Mohr, Rhonda Joan Mohr, Sherri Ann Mohr, Bruce Nathaniel Monson (salutatorian), Anita Jane Mueller, Martin John Mullen, Alan D. Mundt, Rick E. Musfeldt, Dale Ray Nelson, Stacy Lynn Nelson, Theresa Marie Nulle, Ariel Paniagua, Kimberly Kay Pfannkuch, Catherine Marie Ramsey, Gary Allen Reischl, Carolyn Marie Renze, Kathy Jean Rothfolk, Dana Lynn Schroeder, Gaylan Wayne Schroeder, Kenneth Robert Schulte, Todd Allen Singsank, Sheila Mae Stangl, Lisa Rae Stribe, Marcella Marie Vaughn, James L. Waterbury, Curtis D. Weems, Tommy Lynn Wegner, Susan Marie Weiskircher, Kathryn Kay Wiese, Steven B. Willenborg, Teresa Rae Wishman, Toni Renee Wishman, Robin Elizabeth Woods
1981 former students: Denny Addington, Zina Aylor, Kevin Bauer, Jimmy Benter, Kathy Blazey, Darcy Branning, Michele Camden, Martin Davis, Lori Feltner, Joseph Gentry, Derek Gerdes, Kevin Griffen, Mike Heller, Brent Higday, Jay Huldeen, Chris Karstens, Jill Kasperbauer, Danielle Kuker, Richard Alan Kusel, Jolene Lamaack, Nancy Lohmeier, Wanda Lyman, RaNae McNeil, Nancy Melick, Jane Merickel, Don Moore, Mary Peters, Tammi Rix, Randy Schumante, Ricky Schumante, Bradley Sebring, Peggy Shipps, Randy Talbott, Kari Taylor, Thomas Vaughn, Leon Vogl, Penny Weis, Mark Wise, Renee Zerwas
Hopefully a Welch relative will come forward and let me know what happened to Clinton and where he is buried.
I have run into a really busy spell, which is why I haven't updated as much on my web pages.
Hopefully in a week or so I'll be able to get back to the history projects and updating my web pages.
Discrimination against German ancestry during WWI & WWII
Korean War Veterans continues
For those of you who are occasional visitors to the Manning Exchange - please make sure to click on the "archived articles" section where previous featured stories are kept.
VFW Cub Scout Pack 110
Don Struve directing the IKM-Manning elementary marching band
Don, also a Veteran, has retired from IKM-Manning so this was his last event representing the school
Agriculture - the lifeblood of the nation and the Manning community
Without food nothing else can function
Great-grandparents who are Veterans and enjoy celebrating our Freedoms
Our future - having fun
Manning police officers checking the speed you can throw a baseball
Engaging with the community and providing security for all
Our future - having fun
Our future - having fun
Various church organizations reaching out and providing fun for everyone.
Our future - having fun being silly
Our future - having fun with balloon sword fighting
Our future - with a turtle face painting
As I fall further behind with my web page & history projects, events continue in Manning, so I capture them as best I can and then try to find time to present them in web pages.
Hopefully I'll be able to catch up with all of the past events I've fallen behind with.
I continue to look and ask for information and pictures about Manning's 1000+ Veterans...but sadly it is mostly ignored now.
Recently Scott Humphrey visited Manning and provided me with some new information about Manning history.
I had some basic information about the Humphrey family to share with him, but what really caught my eye is when I saw the Corbin name in Scott's notes.
I knew immediately that a Corbin served in the Civil War.
With more searching I found another Corbin in my WWI database.
I had no information about this Veteran or if he was related to the Civil War Veteran...now I do, thanks to Scott who took the time to come to Manning and share with me.
Now why I do I think it is so important to gather information about another Veteran?
He went to school in Manning.
He was the grandson of Andrew Corbin.
He served in the Army during WWI.
His name is Harry T. Corbin.
Harry's parents were Henry and Josephine (Humphrey) Corbin.
His siblings were: Hazel, Franklin, and Andrew.
Nothing extraordinary or unusual about this family history...
The biggest and most important information I received from Scott is where Harry Corbin is buried.
In the Manning Centennial book there is a military section that lists the Manning Veterans who died serving our country.
I had always assumed this list was complete...now I realize it wasn't.
The notes Scott had listed Harry as buried in the American Cemetery in St. Mihiel, France.
It had never occurred to me that more Manning citizens died serving our country beyond the list I previously had, and I would not have known to search for Harry Corbin in a cemetery overseas...or that he was another KIA Veteran of Manning.
I found the website of this cemetery and discovered some more information about Harry. Then I e-mailed the staff at this website with the hopes I could find someone to take
a picture of Harry's burial cross.
To my amazement, I received several pictures the very next day. Apparently a photographer took pictures of all of the markers in 2014.
Harry T. Corbin - buried in Plot D, Row 3, Grave 31
Now I hope someone from the Corbin family or other relative of this family will come forward with pictures of Harry and hopefully Andrew, and other military information.
This is another example of why we need to collect information about all of our Manning Veterans and digitize their military related photos - NOW and not hope someone
in the future will do this.
100 years from now, will another local historian be looking for information and pictures about Manning's Veterans who were not preserved and documented with this current Manning Veterans' history book project?
I guess those of us living now will never know but it is sad that Harry T. Corbin almost fell off the face of the earth, only to be remembered by a marker over in France...
Now we have connected him to his grandfather who fought to preserve our UNITED STATES of AMERICA.
There were no "safe places" for Andrew and especially Harry to go to - they knew how important it was to stand up and fight for this country and its values.
So if you have received my requests for your pictures and have committed to sending me your things - PLEASE do so now.
Before you send anything - make sure to e-mail me first.
I have extra special steps for you to use when mailing pictures and documents to me through mail.
Having used these extra steps for 20 years there have been no problems sending and returning these precious historical items safely.
May 15, 1947 Spotlite
Sunday, May 18
"Pomp and Circumstance" Esther Stryzewski
"Lo, How a Rose Ere Blooming" Praetorius
"Danse des Mirlitans" Tschaikowsky from "Nutcracker Suite"
Flute Trio, Address The Rev. Johann M. Ansorge
"Prayer Perfect" Stenson
"I Heard A Forest Praying" De Rose
"Open Our Eyes" Macfarlane
"The Lord Bless You and Keep You" Lutkin
"Pomp and Circumstance" Esther Stryzewski
Wednesday, May 21, 1947
"Pomp and Circumstance Esther Stryzewski
Welcome, Mary McMahon
"Invictus," Huhn Gene Wiese
"Adante Et Scherzo" Ganne Justyn Sutherland
Introduction Superintendent Ken B. Koch
Address, Dean M.D. Heiser
(Junior College Dean, I.S.C., Ames, Iowa)
"Dedication," Franz"My Johann," Grieg
Girls' Glee Club
Presentation of Class of 1947 Miss Marie Perkins
Presentation of Diplomas Mr. Al W. Martens
(President, Board of Education)
"Success Treads on the Heels of Every Right Effort"
CLASS FLOWER CLASS COLORS
Red Carnation Red and White
Miss Millicent Read - (future Mrs. Sam Wiese)
President Wilbur Karsten
Vice-President Harvey Hargens
Secretary Robert Popp
Treasurer Letty Frahm
(The first six represent an alphabetical honor roll)
Anna Marie Asmus
Leonard Sextro - 1944 - ninth grade graduation
We would like to hear from you, the "1983 Leaders of Tomorrow" who have relatives and chums in your hometown of Manning, Iowa.
Who grew up on a farm south of Manning, has chased tornados, and is now a meteorologist for the National Weather Service?
Click to see the answer in his own words
Note: Your story does not have to be as thorough as found at the link above but at least send us a couple paragraphs to bring us up to date from 1983. Here is the DIRECT link to the 1983 web page.
Parents of the "1983" kids - please encourage your children to send in their updated information and any pix they may want to include.
Sometimes a little nudge by mom or dad will get the ball rolling!
Each 1983 "Leader of Tomorrow" has interesting family history.
Here are the names of the "1983 kids" who we are looking for an update from...
Aaron & Courtney Potthoff, Adam Croghan, Andrew & Amanda & Brandon Puck, Alex & Abbey Ranniger, Allison & Megan Keese, Angela & Heather & Michele Hass, Angie & Alan Irlbeck, Bradley Christensen, Bryan & Nathan Rohe, Chelsea Souter, Christin Ann Fara, Christopher Wegner, Cole & Ty Henderson, Dale & Vanessa & Derek Hargens, Daniel Wayne Tibben, Daniel & Janelle Stribe, Dawn & Derrick Rohe, Dawn & Michelle Willenborg, Elizabeth & Jamy Zinke, Ericka & Andrea Ehlers, Gary & Beth & Tim Ferneding, Heather & Jessica & Jimmy Switzer, Jackelyn McKeighan, Jamie Jo Irlbeck, Jeffrey & Joey & Jeremy Irlbeck, Jeffry & Kelli & Jason Lorenzen, Jeremia Rex Macumber, Jennifer & Jason & Renee Knueven, Jennifer & Jeremy Misselhorn, Jeremy Puck, Jessica Rasmussen, Jill Kienast, Joe Stein, Joseph & Mackenzie Hinners, Kasie & Andrea & Amy Lorenzen, Kenzie Kae Kerkhoff, Lauren & Shad Bauer, Marte Wanninger, Matthew & Mandi Weitl, Melissa & Angie Pfannkuch, Michael & Amy & Jeremy Kasperbauer, Michael & Michaela Hargens, Melissa & Michaela Vinke, Michael & Matthew Siepker, Michaela & Crystal Ehlers, Natasha Vonnahme, Ryan & Rachel Pfannkuch, Sabrina Lee, Sarah Kaszinski, Sheri & Trena Bell, Tara Zeman, Stephen & Ryan & Darren Andersen, Tonya Jo Wurr, Tiffany & Michelle Jahn, Tim & Matt Hugeback, Brian & Katie & Steph Beck, Troy & Robin Wanninger
If you send me some information about yourself, I may also be able to find some pictures of your parents, grandparents, family members that I have in my database (as shown above).
We can use them in your story along with your "1983" picture.
What ever became of the
1983 "Leaders of Tomorrow"
Have some of your "Dreams" come true?
"Let it be known that he who wears the military order of the purple heart has given of his blood in the defense of his homeland and
shall forever be revered by his fellow countrymen."
George Washington, August 7, 1782
Just as a reminder: the Manning History book committee continues to work on a Manning area Veterans' history book
For those of you who are Veterans or have/had Veterans in your family - will you come forward?
The history book committee will do their best to get as many pictures and information about the 1000+ Manning Veterans but we can't do it all by ourselves.
How many small communities do you know have published 5 history books? The first one was the History of Manning 1898, then the 1981 Manning Centennial book, next the 2006 Manning Quasqui book, and most recently the 2009 Manning School history book. Probably the last book to be published will be the upcoming Manning Veterans' book - unless someone comes forward in the next generation to take over these projects after I'm gone. Will you help with the Veterans' history book project? If you are a Manning connected Veteran or are presently serving and do not submit your military connected pictures and infomation you probably won't be in this once-in-a-life-time Manning Veterans' history book. With a limited number of volunteers we can only do so much on our own but will try to get pictures of as many Veterans as we can. There are over 1000 Manning Veterans so we have a long ways to go before the book can be published.
Manning Veterans are slowly coming forward and below is another example. We hope to eventually get more pictures and information for Mike to put in the book but for now this is what I have to show to you.
One thing that many Veterans and people who are submitting information have not fully understood is that this next
Manning history book is specifically a Veterans' only book. It won't be like the Centennial or Quasqui history books were,
where there is a Veterans' section along with other community aspects. We are aiming for a 2-volume book (around 1090 total pages) which will really be unique!!!
This book will be ALL Veterans' information (and the post auxiliaries) - hence it won't be a "Name, Rank, and Serial Number" only history but we want a complete history for each Veteran.
For instance - below is Louis Boell's picture and the information that was published in the Veteran section of the 1982 Aspinwall Centennial history book. It has the basic information but we are looking for more and I spoke to Louie by phone and he sent more pictures and information - also for his brothers.
To see what Louis submitted click on the link underneath "Are you a Manning Veteran" shown below.
Note: we also want some family background such as parents and grandparents. All too often you will only see just the Veteran's name with their basic military information but without the family connections it will be difficult for future historians and genealogists to know for sure who this person belongs to.
Please e-mail me about your Veteran questions firstname.lastname@example.org
1 Manning citizen served in the War of 1812
48 served in the Civil War
1 served in the Indian War
3 served in the Spanish American War
300+ served during WWI
550+ served during WWII
87+ served in the Korean war era
65+ (more names need to be found) served in the Vietnam era
55+ (many more names need to be found) served from 1975 to present
25 paid the ultimate price with their lives defending the U.S. Flag
We are starting the Manning Veterans' history book project
Don't wait until you see "Deadline" or it WILL be too late!!!
Click to read promos for the Veteran book
If you simply don't want those old family pictures you inherited please don't throw them - send them my way.
A lot of times I can recognize a face or location in those old pix.
One thing to keep in mind while you are looking for pictures - if they are glued in old scrap books please do NOT try to pull them out or cut them out. I can scan the whole page of the scrapbook and crop out the pictures you want to use in the book. If you attempt to forcibly remove the pictures you will probably damage them and when I scan them that damage will probably show up. This means I'll either have to use my graphics program to touch up the damage which can take a lot of time, or if they are badly damaged I just may not even take the time to scan them.