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Name: Kelly North
City/State: Coucil Bluffs, Iowa
Date: Sun Jan 2 10:34:36 2005
Very good site and good music in the background
Name: Nate Bandow
City/State: Avondale, Arizona
Date: Fri Dec 31 16:24:21 2004
Hey Dave and everyone else in Manning, just want to wish you all a Happy New Year!! Thanks for all of your hard work on this Dave and thank you coming out to take pictures at my parents anniversary party. Have a great year Nate
Name: Veronica (JUELS) Houlihan
City/State: Kearney, Ne.
Date: Fri Dec 31 13:53:27 2004
I am researching Juels family in Iowa. My g-father Gustave was in the Minden area, but other family members moved to Manning. Henry and Emma (Juels) Stuhr lived in Manning. Agnes Juels (a lovely lady that I spoke with a few years ago gave me some info, but I would like any info that others might have. Thanks
Name: Francine Kruse (Hargens)
City/State: Maryville, IL
Date: Thu Dec 30 13:57:38 2004
Love your website Dave. I was browsing today and saw a message from Jeff Moore. Boy, did that bring back some fond memories. I remember you Jeff and have often wondered what ever became of you. Yes, it has been since 6th grade (1964). It made my day to see your e-mail. I am married to Tom Hargens. He was in our class too. Your dad was the minister of his church. If you happen to see this please send me a line sometime and we can catch up some.
Name: Aaron Nelson
City/State: Phoenix, Arizona
Date: Thu Dec 23 11:07:45 2004
Dave, Great job with the website. No matter how far away, it is always nice to be reminded of where I came from and see what is happening in the town I grew up in! Happy Holidays!! Aaron
Name: Tony Sevey
City/State: Yelm, WA
Date: Thu Dec 23 08:03:13 2004
I am currently stationed in Afghanistan for the next 7 months, Would like to say hello to all my old class mates as well as my parents Howard and Rose Sevey, Merry Xmas and Happy New Year!
Name: Tina (Wiskus) Musser
City/State: Denver, Colorado
Date: Wed Dec 15 14:45:17 2004
Hi Dave, Steve told me to check out your site and I'm glad I did! 125 years! Where did 25 years go! I noticed the alumni section and still have all my class pictures but looks like mine might be to "new" (74-87). I will make sure to keep your page in my favorites, the kids love to see "were Grandma and Grandpa live"!
Name: Don and Livie Mohr
City/State: Tempe, Arizona
Date: Wed Dec 15 09:55:05 2004
Hi Dave: We're here in Tempe and all settled in in our double wide trailer. It is really nice. We are fine and hope you are the same. Merry Christmas and a Happy, Blessed New Year. Don, Livie & Pat.
Name: Gary A. Nady
City/State: Georgetown TX 78628
Date: Sun Dec 12 11:59:58 2004
Thanks to Joann Pratt, I just learned of your Web Site. I was happy to learn of your dedication to the history of Manning. I attended Manning High 1948 to 1952 where my Dad practiced Law. Thanks to the teachers at Manning and Coach Larry Gillespie I went thru the U. of Colorado on a Football Scholarship, for which I will be eternally grateful. I have been married for 43 years and have 4 children and 9 grandchildren. Thanks again for all your hard work
Name: montse cusell vidal
City/State: calella
Date: Sun Nov 28 07:40:50 2004
estamos buscando los CUSELL DEL MUNDO. Hemos localizado los de MIAMI. Queremos mas
Name: Darlys (Vollstedt) Bean
City/State: Lake City, IA
Date: Sun Nov 21 20:27:42 2004
Thank you so much for your very interesting site. I have it saved as a favorite. I have been returning to it nearly every day recently to see the pictures of my Mom--Melvina Kuhl Vollstedt--as well as Aunts and Uncles. Thanks so much.
Name: Bud Mendez
City/State: Holly, Mi.
Date: Sat Nov 20 20:04:42 2004
Received E-mail from Viola Stangl (Joens) who was born and raised in Manning. Viewed an old envelope from your site from J.H. Stangl to son Wilson back in '38. I married Mary Stangl whose brothers Pat & Barney owned a bar-restaurant, and bowling alley right after WWII
Name: Joseph G. Rudolph
City/State: Chesapeake ,Va.
Date: Thu Nov 18 17:55:40 2004
Just looking for information on Rudolph families in Ocoda Mi. Believe some may be related. Thanks for your help.
Name: Thomas W Smith
City/State: Plover
Date: Wed Nov 17 18:53:46 2004
I used to know Linda (Turner)Knueven
Name: Erwin Anderson
City/State: Sioux falls, SD
Date: Sun Nov 7 23:52:02 2004
Dave....just looking again after a year or two at you web page. As a decendent of Nikolas henry grau, brother of your August Grau...I wish to eventually visit Manning area where my mother was born in 1908 and many relatives are buried at Manning. Sehr dank für deiner web page. Erwin Anderson
I may come down there in this winter. to the hausbarn see.
Name: Erwin Anderson
City/State: Sioux falls, SD
Date: Wed Nov 3 23:39:28 2004
Dave Ich bin auch eine Grau. Danke für euer web page. Erwin
Name: Pat valentine Johnston
City/State: Scottsdale, Arizona
Date: Sun Oct 31 17:33:04 2004
just read about our team (1948) basketball. I remember my dad baked the biggest cake ever--took two men to carry it over to Ben & Hats--stopping the traffic on Main Street. There they treated the team, cheerleaders & coaches to all the cake and ice cream they could eat...PVJ
Name: Edna Rudnick nee Dammann
City/State: Phoenix, Arizona
Date: Sun Oct 24 17:23:36 2004
Just opened the computer and found you have already entered all the information I sent you. Also the confirmation certificate for the l9l2 confirmation looks good. Thanks again.
Name: Norman Rudnick
City/State: Oakland, California
Date: Sun Oct 24 00:26:23 2004
Thanks for printing my brother Reinhard Rudnick's 1936 confirmation photo. The photo was taken at the old Detweiler farm a mile and a half south of Trinity Lutheran Church, where we lived until 1942. Jules Sonksen purchased the place in the Forties, I believe. I think Ernie Anderson or one of his relatives had the place for a while, also. Who owns it now I don't know.
Name: Hank Voge
City/State: Rye, New York
Date: Sat Oct 23 15:42:31 2004
I was searching the web for my information on my dad's family and I found your wonderful site. Just wanted to say thank you.
Name: Phil Jones
City/State: Sioux City
Date: Fri Oct 15 16:34:40 2004
Just wanted to stop in and say nice site. Some very cool info here.
Name: Lori Borkowski
City/State: Denison, Iowa
Date: Sun Oct 10 05:34:43 2004
Just wasting time finding new things on the web. And what do you know, I found a picture of my Dad. Interesting site-Good Job!
Name: kathy stewart
City/State: las vegas nv
Date: Wed Oct 6 21:08:13 2004
freetly was my mothers last name from apollo pa we have been searching for where our people arrived from thanks for the help
Name: Red Hat Ladies
City/State: Sac City, Iowa
Date: Mon Oct 4 09:09:21 2004
We enjoyed our visit to Manning. Thank you for the tour we had a wonderful day. The Red Hat Ladies from Sac City. dj
Name: Molly Wilson
City/State: Eagle Grove, IA
Date: Sat Oct 2 13:34:24 2004
Thanks Dave for all the great pictures of my dad. A friend tipped me off that you had a nice tribute to him which you have done. I can't look at them without crying yet. Hopefully some day I will. The outpouring of support, love, prayers and thoughts have been tremendous for my mom and Kevin. It's great that they get to live in a great place like Manning during a time like this. Thanks again!
Name: Lesley Cooper Luth
City/State: Garland, Texas
Date: Sun Sep 19 23:40:44 2004
Enjoyed looking at your website--my husband Fred Luth has a bunch of Ohde cousins in the Manning area--all descendants of Jacob Hinrich Ohde, Sr. (born in 1817 in Erfde, S-H, Prussia) and Dorothea Bohrensen.
Name: Donald D Gray
City/State: Lowell, Oregon
Date: Sat Sep 18 00:57:04 2004
My cousin alerted me to your web site and I have enjoyed it, especially the Vetran's wall. I will explore more of your site as time permits - keep up the good work!
Name: Scott Grundmeier
City/State: Annapolis, Maryland
Date: Wed Sep 15 15:05:31 2004
I've been using your website as a general internet reference for at least a year now while putting together my family history...what a goldmine. I am a descendent of the Carroll County Grundmeier's. My gg-Grandfather Adolph moved his portion of the clan to Minnesota near the turn of the last century where it flourishes today. Many thanks to you and others in the Manning area for helping me to piece together the puzzle.
Name: F.Ewoldt
City/State: North Rhine Westphalia
Date: Tue Sep 14 13:14:07 2004
Hello David, I searched a picture about Ewoldt and what a surprise I found the picture of Henry Ewoldt (page 286) from Bendfeld Holstein. I stopped and read it again - because my father is born in Bendfeld Probstei SH. He lives know also in North Rhine Westphalia, but I`m still in contact with "other" Ewoldt`s in Bendfeld. After this info I think I will research in term of our family tree. Keep it up!
Name: Lawrence J. Weiskircher
City/State: Argyle, WI
Date: Wed Sep 8 12:12:59 2004
Hello David, I had typed the name Weiskircher into search, an ended up here. I know that I have a lot of family in IOWA that I have never met and would be interested in meeting them.
Name: Ron & Shirley Hass
City/State: Woodward, Iowa
Date: Mon Sep 6 21:01:50 2004
We attended the Hass Reunion in Manning today and you mention this web page. You have a wonderful web page.
Name: Ruth Allen Nicholls
City/State: Newark, Delaware
Date: Sat Sep 4 22:18:15 2004
What a wonderful surprise to read about Manning. I taught elementary school in the old building, 1951-1954, and have many happy memories of those years. We enjoyed visiting the Hausbarn and restaurant this summer. Hello to any who remember me.
Name: Claussen (Klaussen) (Klaus)
City/State: NY
Date: Mon Aug 30 02:52:54 2004
WOOOOO HOOOOOOOO You sure had info links that helped me more than anywhere else to finally figure out how our family surname got so SCREWED UP LOLOLOL GEESH it's only taken me nearly 40 years to get it straight! Thanks for the great website and links!!!
Name: Shirley Eickelkamp
City/State: dubuque, ia
Date: Sun Aug 29 19:50:18 2004
Hi Dave Just saw Memorial Wall and think it real neat. Darrell and Shirley
Name: Tim Reilly
City/State: Carroll Iowa 51401
Date: Sat Aug 28 15:27:18 2004
Name: Peggy J. Spivey
City/State: Mountain Home, Texas 78058
Date: Fri Aug 27 22:24:43 2004
Hi, I'm a friend of Earl and JoAnn Thomas and I'm just checking the car show.
Name: Linda R. Jensen
City/State: Norwalk IA
Date: Fri Aug 27 17:51:17 2004
I think that you have done a excellent job on this web page. I really enjoy looking at all the things that have happened back in my home town. Keep up the awesome job!! Linda
Name: Jan Lahndorf
City/State: Manning, Iowa
Date: Tue Aug 24 14:37:11 2004
Hey... Just sayin "Hi" to Linda Stolfus.. We need to exchange our e addresses... Thanks Dave for letting me use your guest book to tell Linda Hi... Jan
Name: Marilyn Hinners Baker
City/State: Powhatan, Virginia
Date: Mon Aug 23 21:44:02 2004
Visit your page as my brother Daryl Hinners and Mitchel were in the car show. Enjoy your web site and now have it mark as a favorite. Marilyn
Name: Linda (Mundt) Stolfus
City/State: New Hampton, Iowa
Date: Sun Aug 15 23:32:13 2004
I was trying to find something about the up coming celcbration as I really didn't know about it til recently and I found everything very helpful and interesting. Liked reading about the vet. wall and our 1964 foreign ex. students life since we left school. Thanks!
Name: Edna Rudnick (nee Dammann)
City/State: Phoenix, Arizona
Date: Thu Aug 12 15:52:24 2004
It was great meeting you while I was in Manning and see you already heve some my brothers information on the veteran page. I hope to be able to have a lot more information available to you soon. As you know I am working on the family of CC and Anna Dammann nee Biehl; William and Augusta Goettsch (nee Umland) and Otto and Marie Rudnick (nee Rieckman). I'm hoing to be able to get in contact with someone else who has been working on the family trees. Keep up the good work.
Name: Louis Sotis
City/State: Waltham, Massachusetts
Date: Tue Aug 10 08:33:06 2004
Hello David, I've enjoyed your comments on trees and shrubs. In fact, I must thank you for the information on Sirococcus shoot blight which appears to be the problem with a spruce tree in our back yard (part of an urban 6800 sq ft lot). I could not find any other info on this problem...yet. I've added bark mulch and fertilized to help the tree's health. Also sprayed with a soapy fertilizer solution. Maybe there's a suitable fungicide on the market...
Name: Nancy Memmer
City/State: Elm Grove Wisconsin
Date: Mon Aug 9 17:04:47 2004
Hi David: I enjoyed reading the tribute to both Walter Boock and Bart Hinners. Walter and my mother, Betty Boock Flanagan, were cousins. Her father(Fred Boock) and Walter's father were brothers, and her mother was Margaretha Peters, sister to Anna and Elsa. I really enjoyed the picture of the Manning hotel, where my grandmother worked when she first arrived in Manning. Mom was a Manning girl, and told great stories about her life there! She passed away in May,(in Grand Rapids, MI.) She is buried in the Manning Cemetary with her parents and two brothers, Albert and Herbert, and sister in law Edith. Nancy Flanagan Memmer
Name: Judy Boock Davis
City/State: Davis, California
Date: Tue Aug 3 10:26:57 2004
Hi Dave, Thank you for sending the beautiful tribute to our dad, Walter Boock, to us. Elsa, Peggy, David and I all enjoyed reading the paper. We were also saddened to read about Bart's tragic death. What an ironic juxtaposition of the obituaries - 17 years for one and 87 years for another. We miss Dad a lot. He lived with my husband Mike and me for 4 years. He did all of our grocery shopping on his red scooter and felt so proud to contribute to our family in this way. It's funny to be in a grocery store - I haven't done this for months! Thanks again. Judy Davis
Name: Mark Rowedder
City/State: Mill Hall, Pa.
Date: Mon Aug 2 10:38:54 2004
Howard, I continue to be amazed at the volume of items you include here. It helps shorten the distance back to the hometown. Thank you for your dedication to keeping this current. MJR
Name: Sandra Garmire Pearson
City/State: Gainesville, Ga
Date: Sun Aug 1 11:09:28 2004
What a great web site. I was born in Manning in 1942. My mother was born there in 1914 and graduated from Manning HS in 1931. Her name was Leona Marghetha Hagadorn. She married Sam Garmire from Gray, IA in 1941. We left Manning in 1952 when we moved to Powell, Wyoming. My father had been transferred by John Deere & Co. My parents and my 4 siblings and I were transferred several times during our school years by John Deere. Eventually Sam and Leone ended their travels in Walla Walla, Wa. after several years in Twin Falls, Idaho.
Name: Lynda Steinke doberstein
City/State: Menomonee Falls Wisconsin
Date: Sat Jul 31 23:39:12 2004
Great site My Great Grandfather was born in Hull Iowa and was a pastor in Manning and several of his children were born in Manning. Great Grandfather was Rev Herman W Saeger born in 1872 and died in 1944 At his church Mt Olive Mukwnago WI
Name: felicia Heinsohn/Bart's step sister
City/State: Alta,IA
Date: Tue Jul 27 12:19:23 2004
I can remember when Bart would come up to my house for the weekend and we would stay up all night talking and i miss those days.Thank you so much for putting all this together!
Name: Danne & Dawn Cain
City/State: Stuart, Iowa
Date: Wed Jul 21 22:28:16 2004
David, what an AWSOME job you have done on this website, we hope to get to the Kusel family reunion one of these days, but we commend you for all of you hard work keeping this up to date, it is extremely interesting.
Name: Beth Vitiritto
City/State: Des Moines Iowa
Date: Wed Jul 21 14:59:51 2004
Hi Dave Thanks for all the time and effort you put into your Web site. You do a great job of keeping everything updated, and the pictures are great. It was fun reading through your guestbook too. Keep up the good work! Beth
Name: Johan R. Lillehaug
City/State: Bergen
Date: Wed Jul 14 10:10:08 2004
Dear friends in Manning. A short note from a veteran of Manning High 1964. It was fun to see my picture on your web-site. It made me remember what a nice experience it was for me to spend a year in Manning now 40 years ago. It certainly made a great impact on my life and gave me friends that I still keep in contact with. Just to tell you a little about where I am in life: I am still married to my wife Eirin (married in 1971) and we have a son (30) and a daughter (27). I am now a professor in biotechnology and Head of the Department of Molecular Biology at the University of Bergen. I am still enjoying sports and have spent a lot of time working as a volunteer for a local basketball club. This has been a lot of fun. Bergen is a town located on the west coast of Norway and has a population of about 250K. It is a good place to live, very little crime and very close to both the mountains and the ocean. We enjoy skiing, a little bit of mountain biking and fishing when we are not working. Work has over the years taken me many times to the States but recently, time and work in other European contries have not allowed me to visit the US much. I hope the people of Manning is doing well and that the town still is hosting foreign exchange students who can enjoy your kind hospitality. Best wishes from Johan (64)
Name: Dan Brouillette
City/State: Laurel, Montana
Date: Mon Jul 12 19:43:17 2004
I appreciate your picture of the recent Midwest Iowa Old Iron Club run to Gray. Although I have mechanical problems, I enjoyed it. I will be back.
Name: Lyle Radeleff
City/State: Laguna Niguel,California
Date: Sun Jul 11 21:51:44 2004
I admire the work you are doing and want to thank you very much,it is a real pleasure to know you. As a young boy I would always listen to my parents and uncles talk of the old times in Manning.Iam so glad to see this history saved. Lyle Radeleff
Name: Donald Robertson
City/State: Plano, Texas
Date: Sat Jul 10 10:45:31 2004
Thank you for this web site. I was born and raised in Manilla Ia, and I have nephews (the Doyels)servinq in Iraq. I'm very proud of them and will watch your website for any information you might publish. God bless them and this great Christian country.
Name: Debra Hoxsey
City/State: New York, NY
Date: Sat Jul 10 10:00:46 2004
My niece's husband, Randy Spieker, introduced me to your site. I am enjoying it so much! I have family in Ottumwa and my mom was born in Chariton. I can't wait to visit Manning, next time I visit them! Have a great day! Debra
Name: Jaime Struve
City/State: Camp Udairi
Date: Fri Jul 9 21:02:06 2004
Great website Dave! There is such a great variety of pictures, articles and links, I really appreciate all the effort! Jaime Struve
Name: Connie Blum
City/State: Manning,IA
Date: Fri Jul 9 11:30:27 2004
Thanks Dave for this tribute to our military. It is all very impressive. God Bless America!
Name: Penny Kieanst - Carrigan
City/State: Chester, CA
Date: Wed Jul 7 12:23:42 2004
This is a great way to stay in touch with what is going on in Manning. Thank you for all the work you put into this web page.
Name: Larry Hansen
City/State: Dunwoody, Ga
Date: Wed Jul 7 09:39:57 2004
Looking for any info on Hicks family in late 1800s to early 1900s. A Nathan was envolved with United Brethern Church with brother Henry living in Gray. Nathan lived in the Manning area.
Name: Amy Lohmeier
City/State: Fort Dodge, Iowa
Date: Mon Jul 5 22:31:07 2004
Hi, I am Randy Lohmeier's daughter (class of 72). I just recently started tracing back my dads family history. This site has been a lot of help for me! Thanks!!
Name: Tom Buman
City/State: Carroll, Iowa
Date: Fri Jul 2 11:12:07 2004
Hi Dave, Just looking around to see if I can find any photos from the Nish Watershed meetings.
Name: Angela (Irlbeck) Brockmeyer
City/State: Shenandoah, Iowa
Date: Thu Jul 1 21:48:24 2004
Your shots of the tractor parade were great!!!! I was sorry I missed the parade. It was great to see my brother Alan on his John Deere Tractor. Thanks for all you do.
Name: Betty Brotherton
City/State: Wall Lake, IA
Date: Sat Jun 26 10:40:09 2004
What a great web site. I really enjoy finding out what is going on in Manning. However, I find I spend too much time sitting here, but it's worth it. I have so many fond memories of living in Manning.
Name: Phil Musfeldt
City/State: Richardson, TX
Date: Thu Jun 24 12:53:21 2004
David, Great pictures of fun at kinderfest, or children's day as I remember it. The pictures have a lot of my old friends and family. I was "home" for kinderfest last year, but could not get away from work this year, mabe next year. Get some pictures of the tractor ride. We used to make that trip (to Grey and back) for 4H hay rides when I was in high school. Keep up the good work.
Name: Norman Rudnick
City/State: Oakland, California
Date: Sun Jun 20 22:32:50 2004
Great Website. My brother Reinhardt and I used to pal around with Harold Ruhde. Harold was a fantastic roller skater. Our parents Gus and Heda retired from their farm to a small house (no longer standing)on May Street in the early 1970's. They would weather out the winter in Phoenix, Arizona, where my brother Reinhardt and his wife Edna(nee Damman) lived. Edna graduated from Manning High and taught rural school for a year. Heda died in 1979 and Gus in 1981.
Name: Ryan Arp
Date: Sun Jun 20 21:23:01 2004
Dave thanks for putting pictures on of the BOY SCOUTS putting out the flags.
Name: Jeff Moore
City/State: Canton, Michigan
Date: Sat Jun 19 08:23:01 2004
Hi to all in Manning! I attended grade school there in the early 60s. We moved away at the beginning of 1965 in the middle of my 6th grade year and I've hardly ever been back since. I have a lot of great memories of playing along the Nishnabotna River and the railroad tracks with Craig Pfannkuch. Anybody know what happened to Dick Hornberger? It's hard to even remember names of kids in my class. Greg Blum. Ricky Venteicher, Janet Arp, Debbie and Denise Genzen, Twila ..., Skip Schrum, Mary Ann and Mary Agnes Nepple, Francine Kruse, Dean Lorenzen. I knew Barb Heitoff a little at Iowa State when when we were both there. Anybody know what any of those folks are doing these days? I pastor a small church here in the suburbs of Detroit and my wife and I are celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary next week. My dad lives in Ames these days. And when I was a kid we called it Children's Day. ;^) Now it's Kinderfest, I see. My own kids always marveled at that holiday.
Name: Roy and Martha Rushing
City/State: Spicewood, Texas
Date: Tue Jun 15 12:56:52 2004
I am going to contact you through your website for information concerning a McCormick haybaler found in our tractor shed that belonged to my stepfather.
Name: Arlene Walker
City/State: Sanborn, IA
Date: Mon Jun 14 07:31:53 2004
Our family is of Plattdeutch descent so I'm finding your site very interesting. Thanks, Arlene
Name: Mrs. (Rockley) Norma Wenzel
City/State: Perham,Minn.
Date: Fri Jun 11 15:55:23 2004
My grandparents were Mr.&Mrs Fred Fischer. I still have friends and relatives in Manning. Enjoy your pictures and stories--also the story of Lincoln Twp. Good Job!
Name: Don Hinson
City/State: Lexington, South Carolina
Date: Thu Jun 10 16:16:16 2004
Thank you for the valuable information.
Name: David A. Loizeaux
City/State: Baltimore, Maryland
Date: Wed Jun 9 22:51:05 2004
I am compiling a genealogy of the Loizeaux family of Vinton, Iowa. I found your Manning 1907 yearbook with the photo of Katharine L. Loizeaux, and discovered, on the sponsors page, Dr. H.J. Wickman, her future husband. They relocated to Riverside, California and had two sons. I would like to have any further information on either of these two individuals that you might come across in Manning. Thanks.
Name: Beth (Opperman) Kastorff
City/State: Geneseo, IL
Date: Mon May 31 18:53:05 2004
Love the website. I check it out often. Was just in Manning for the Memorial Day weekend. The flags from the Boy Scouts looked great!! Still am moved by the service at the cemetary.
Date: Wed May 26 17:56:18 2004
Dave, I would like to thank you for honering those who haved served. Me and my brother Barry were in Iraq in 1990 and now Barry is still in the reserves and is over there again. He is also over there with Willie Crogran. May God speed bring them all back safe to their families. thanks for the great web site
Name: Darleen Petersen
City/State: Hardwick, Mn. 56134
Date: Thu May 13 20:29:47 2004
I really enjoyed your Manning pages--what a history. My mother-in-law was born and raised by Manning--so we have made many trips down there visiting relatives--Petersens, Grims, Carstens, Misselhorns etc. Thank you.
Name: Brandy Lee
City/State: North Richland Hills
Date: Tue May 11 16:55:18 2004
Hey David: I had the pleasure of meeting your brother when he came into my banking center the other day. We sat and looked at your site and he bragged and bragged about you. It is apparent you have a very lovely family.
Name: Carolyn Winslow
City/State: Ada, OK
Date: Tue May 4 12:05:50 2004
Hi, my sister, who lives in Carroll, sent me to this site. It is very, very good. You have done a great job. I grew up in Carroll County. Keep up the terrifc work.
Name: S. Lapham
City/State: Baker, La.
Date: Sat May 1 19:38:15 2004
Watch for a historical Iowa Girl cigar box a friend has listed on eBay! It's cooooooool!
Name: Bob Johnson
City/State: Beaverton, Oregon
Date: Thu Apr 22 00:11:11 2004
Dave, great website. It was fun to type in Manning, Iowa and pull up such good information from the past and present. It's great for us that live so far away yet we can still stay connected. Bob Johnson
Name: Trish Lewis
City/State: Humboldt, Tennessee
Date: Sat Apr 17 21:14:20 2004
I'm trying to find information regarding English sparrows. A pair has taken over one of my bluebird houses. Tonight we placed a plastic bag over the house and trapped and "euthanized" the little bugger. We're leaving the sack over the nest. So, my question is, is there another bird in there? I suppose I'll find out tomorrow. At any rate Martin, If you could give me a clue about the noctural habits of the pests, I would be most appreciative. Let's see, Victorville, Artichoke capital of the world...oh how I love fresh artichokes! Thank you and God bless. Trish Lewis
Name: Marvin Gottsch
City/State: Victorville, Ca.
Date: Tue Apr 13 14:05:37 2004
Found your web site through an article in the Observer paper, great web site, but was in total dismay that there was no Gottsch names on the Veterans Memorial. The local area (Westside) had several Gottsch's that served in the military, Arlo, Dale, Dean, Wilbur and Marvin. I will complete and submit the applications, for proper service recoginition. Also there is a picture of a threshing crew on the Bill Gottsch farm. My Grandfather was William Gottsch from Westside but I don't recognize him in the picture. Was there another William Gottsch from the local area that I was not aware of or is it the same person. Can you provide my with some additional information if you can. Thanks
Name: Jason Erb
City/State: Sanford, NC
Date: Sun Apr 11 20:38:56 2004
Thanks for displaying the certificate that I gave the legion. I am deploying to Iraq again on Tuesday, April 13th. If there is any information that you need, let my dad know or email me. Thanks again.
Name: RJ ARP
City/State: manning IA
Date: Sat Apr 10 23:28:26 2004
Name: Elaine Struve
City/State: Manning, IA
Date: Fri Apr 9 22:17:35 2004
Enjoying your website. Thanks for all of your hard work.
Date: Tue Apr 6 22:41:58 2004
Name: Michelle R. Greco
City/State: Papillion, NE
Date: Sun Apr 4 00:04:44 2004
My mother, LuEtta(Gehlsen)Mason of Westside, and I were enjoying the pictures on your website. We found a photo of the Claus Gehlsen family under the heading of the Tim Anton family. Claus Gehlsen was my mother's grandfather. Back row: Fritz, Erna, Pete, Emma, and John. Front row: Bertha, Hilda, Claus, William, and Minnie (Tack). William was my mother's father. Claus Gehlsen owned the farm east of the Anthony farm. Hope this helps! Please email me if you have any questions about this photo.
Name: Drew Baumann Roberts
City/State: Pleasant Hill, Oregon
Date: Sat Apr 3 15:32:54 2004
Just googled on "Kusel" and found your website, Dave. My great grandfather was born in Kusel in 1833. He got permission to immgrate to america and went to OHIO, where, after serving in the First Ohio Light Artillery in entire Civil War, he married, had three children with Anne Elizabeth Gemin and died and was buried innear Covington, OHIO.
Name: Malia Soll
City/State: Chandler, AZ
Date: Sat Apr 3 01:03:31 2004
Lots of great Manning pictures on your website. It is a wonderful way to keep up on all Manning news. Especially enjoyed seeing the pictures from Dad's funeral. Thanks.
Name: Caylee Dammann
City/State: Manning,IA
Date: Thu Apr 1 21:37:40 2004
Awesome pages. Nice pictures. We had a great season :) The bulldogs are really #1 to us! Good job basketball boys.
Name: Mark Radeleff
City/State: Simpsonville, South Carolina
Date: Thu Apr 1 18:33:03 2004
David - My father is Lyle Radeleff and my GGrandfather is HD Radeleff. I have some letters written by my Grandfather Charles Radeleff who operated a blacksmith shop in Manning up until 1924. The letters are to his father HD Radeleff who had moved to California by 1906. In the letters he describes life in Manning, the people, business, etc. Do you desire copies of the letters. I have scanned them in and they are available. Mark Radeleff
Name: Pat Callender
City/State: Littleton, Colorado
Date: Thu Apr 1 15:47:21 2004
I think Emmett Mullen is a great guy too. I just wish I was in his will. I asked but he said "NO".
Name: Barb Waller
City/State: Ottumwa, Iowa
Date: Wed Mar 31 19:44:08 2004
I believe that I might be related to you via the Stuhrs. My great grandmother was Lena Stuhr and married to a Henrich Bohnsack.
Name: Nadine Mullen Robetor
City/State: Las Vegas, Nevada
Date: Fri Mar 26 17:46:55 2004
Regardless of what you think of Emmett Mullen, Noreen and I, who are his sisters and both younger than he is, think that on the whole - think he's a great brother! All best wishes. Nadine
Name: Marilyn J Dayen
City/State: San Leandro, CA
Date: Wed Mar 24 22:38:58 2004
I really like your web page. My maternal grandmother & grandfather were married in Manning in 1916. My mother lived in Manning as a child, and spoke of it quite often. I'd like to get info about my grandmother's side of her family if possible.
Name: Vicki Ramsey
City/State: Biloxi, MS
Date: Tue Mar 23 21:53:16 2004
Thanks Dave!! I've enjoyed your web page and will visit often to keep up with Manning events!!!
Name: Connie Weems-Scott
City/State: Marietta, GA
Date: Tue Mar 23 14:38:51 2004
HI, Dave! My sister Myra's directed me to your site to keep up with all of the recent excitement in town. Something to break up the winter doldrums there, for sure. This year marks our class' 30th reunion although I've not heard of any plans. If you bump into Karen and Ernie Reinke, please inquire as to any plans they may know of. It was fun to surf your home page. Connie
Name: Mavis (Friedrichsen) Brown
City/State: Fremont, California
Date: Tue Mar 23 00:19:23 2004
Hi Dave, Very impressive website! So good to see some of the Manning familiar sites in these pictures. Not as good as being there, but almost... Loved your stories, too. Our regards to Dorothy, too. Mavis and Ruel
Name: Shelby Dammann
City/State: Manning
Date: Mon Mar 22 20:50:04 2004
This is a pretty awesome website.You have some awesome pictures on here.
Name: Edna Rudnick
City/State: Phoenix, Arizona
Date: Mon Mar 22 20:41:58 2004
Name: Brooke Kienast
City/State: Manning, Iowa
Date: Mon Mar 22 12:19:18 2004
Name: Suzanne (Bandow) McClelland
City/State: Page, AZ
Date: Mon Mar 22 07:14:58 2004
I just want to Congratulate the Players, Coaches, and fans of the Manning Bulldogs to a great year and a Terrific Finish. Bulldogs are NO. #1.
Name: Douglas G Kusel (Class of 1966)
City/State: North Richland Hills, TX
Date: Sat Mar 20 10:26:04 2004
CONGRATULATIONS to the members of the team, the coaches and support staff, the cheerleaders and fans of the Manning Bulldogs!
Name: Suzanne (Bandow) McClelland
City/State: Page, AZ
Date: Fri Mar 19 07:29:49 2004
Way to go BULLDOGS!!!!!!!!! :):):) I've been keeping track through your website as well as the Des Moines Register and the IHSAA's websites. I wish that Nate & I could be there to root the BBTeam on, but we will just have to do it from Warm and Beautiful Arizona... (in other words, we don't miss the snow anymore). GOOD LUCK BULLDOGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Name: Mark Hagedorn
City/State: Council Bluffs ( armpit of the world ) Ia
Date: Fri Mar 19 00:48:34 2004
quite a website and tribute to the town--Mr Beasley told me about this tonight and just found out about the bbteam too. I lead a sheltered life. GO BULLDOGS!! Manning's #1 fan is always watching!!
Name: Mark Nulle
City/State: Manning, Iowa
Date: Thu Mar 18 18:51:31 2004
Great website David. I would like to get Vincent Nulle's e-mail address from you if you still have it. Thanks
Name: Myra Luetje
City/State: Westside Iowa 51467
Date: Thu Mar 18 15:07:45 2004
Congratulations to the BULLDOGS...I won't say how many years I've been waiting to see them play in a state championship game...let's just say my Bulldog "fan" years number over 50!!! This IS exciting!!! You can take the girl out of Manning..but you'll never take the "Manning" out of the girl!.. ...we're loyal to you Manning High, to the crimson and black Manning High...GOOD LUCK IN THE FINAL GAME!! WE're loving it!!
Name: Lisa
City/State: Carroll Iowa
Date: Wed Mar 17 20:45:23 2004
Neat website
Name: Neela (Dunshee) Bueltel
City/State: Des Moines, IA
Date: Wed Mar 17 14:53:24 2004
Dave-- Excellent site! I just looked through the pictures from the Boys' State Tournament game on Monday, March 15. Absolutely great! Keep up the great work. I remember how you honored my graduating class with a video on our graduation day. I still have the video and will treasure it. Thanks for the effort you put forth, Neela
Name: SharonKelderman
Date: Tue Mar 16 20:41:17 2004
Dave, would you please post the date of the class reunion for the class of '59? It will be July 3, 2004, at the Country Club. Thanks!
Name: Lois Peters
City/State: Harlingen, TX
Date: Mon Mar 15 22:08:50 2004
Hi Dave, It has been great keeping up with events at home while we are gone. You do such a great job!! Now are keeping up with the BB team. Wish them all the best in Des Moines! GO BULLDOGS! Don't miss the snow one bit, tho! See you in April. Lois & Dan
Name: Phil Knaack
City/State: Oscoda, MI
Date: Mon Mar 15 19:58:23 2004
Hello to the class of 59. See you at the next reunion. Really like your website.
Name: Amy Kotval
City/State: Urbandale Iowa
Date: Mon Mar 15 15:45:18 2004
I don't know if you remember my parents or not Joe and Gail Kotval. My Grandma is Joan Phillips. Any ways if you do I am the youngest and I would love to know where the boys are staying for the tournament. Not that any remember me. But I miss Manning
Name: Suzanne (Bandow) McClelland
City/State: Page, AZ
Date: Fri Mar 12 09:24:57 2004
First of all, I just want to thank you Dave for the great work you have done with the website and keeping everyone up to date in regards to the Boys Basketball team. Secondly, I want to wish the Boys Basketball team good luck at the playoffs and Nate and I will be rooting you on from beautiful Arizona. Go Bulldogs!!!!!!
Name: Delora (Schroeder) Pfeiffer
City/State: Ames, IA
Date: Mon Mar 8 23:06:52 2004
Hello to friends and relatives who may be be reading this. Wonderful website....thank you for taking the time to make Manning so "visible" to the world. GO BULLDOGS!
Name: Pat Heithoff
City/State: Manning
Date: Mon Mar 8 13:19:32 2004
Hi Dave: Enjoyed all the photos - you do a great job!! Thanks to you and your camera for being there for super pics! It has been such fun all season with these BB guys - they are all a great bunch of kids !! Pat
Name: Duane Reinke
City/State: Ankeny, Iowa
Date: Fri Mar 5 20:51:17 2004
I like the story about the "Great Umbrella Ride".Dad would never let Ernie and I try it.Keep up the good stories of Manning.
Name: Dorothy Barten Armentrout
City/State: Irwin, Iowa
Date: Fri Mar 5 18:01:36 2004
I heard about your website from Steve Atkins, brother-in-law, and saw many interesting items. Keep up the good work.
Name: Keith Escher
City/State: Palm Springs, CA
Date: Thu Mar 4 00:00:13 2004
Dave: Nice site. Sorry to hear about Jay Curlile. Life's short. Live it to the fullest. Hope the Class of 87 is doing well... Keith Escher (Jill's little brother)
Name: Dale Palmer Radeleff
City/State: Yucaipa, CA
Date: Sun Feb 29 08:10:55 2004
Great Grandfather was H.D. Radeleff from Manning Iowa. My cousin Doug Wright told me about your site. I may have some more pictures for you for your Centenial Book.
Name: Douglas D. Wright
City/State: Morgan Hill, California
Date: Fri Feb 27 19:59:37 2004
David, I have just mailed a large package of old photo's that come from the Manning area. The families are the Radeleff brothers, (H.D. and Rudolph), the Wiese (Detlef) and the Blunck'. I have also encluded some formal family trees. Feel free to copy the entire lot before you return the lot. I have alerted a cousin, Lyle Radeleff, to your webb and since he was born in Manning, I am sure he has things to share with you! Regards, Doug
Name: Mrs. Tina Schultz (wife of SFC Terry Schultz)
City/State: Manning , Iowa
Date: Thu Feb 26 18:06:56 2004
I am so grateful to see that someone took time to honor the men and women who sacrifice their lives for our country. You are doing a good job and I am sure all of the other family members of Manning Service Members are greatful also. Thank you!
Name: Lora Jones
City/State: Nashville NC
Date: Wed Feb 25 18:30:12 2004
My brother's name is David Kusel. We live in NC. My father was raised in Chicago Ill. Funny, you have the same name.
Name: Lynn Mork
City/State: Berlin, WI 54923
Date: Mon Feb 23 13:33:49 2004
Howard, What a great web-site. I have it in my "favorites" file. Always great to see what is going on the Manning. Keep up the great information. Thanks for all you do Lynn
Name: montse cusell vidal
City/State: calella (barcelona)
Date: Fri Feb 20 18:07:19 2004
estoy buscando cusell del mundo
I am looking for cusell of the world
Name: Lisa Nepple (Grandaughter of Eileen Mundt, Daughter of Janis Mundt Nepple)
City/State: Fremont, NE
Date: Thu Feb 19 16:55:22 2004
Thanks for doing a website in honor of my grandmother....I really appreciate it and I am sure the rest of our family does too. Thanks to you I am learning the family genealogy while looking at your website.. Thanks again.
Name: Craig Rothfolk
City/State: Bloomington, MN
Date: Thu Feb 12 15:12:26 2004
Hi Dave, Good to see Dennis is still mining for our family's history. Blessings, Craigr
Name: H. Gordon Howze
City/State: Pearlington, MS
Date: Wed Feb 11 21:43:30 2004
A friend who is of German ancestry, sent me the Schnitzel Bank page, and while exploring your site, I became curious about yout church affiliation. Wonder if you could briefly explain to me the differences among the various types of Lutheranism, and how the Missouri Synod is unique among them. I am a non-practicing Episcopalian (I'm ashamed to say, lately), and I know that my Church has come to agreements with some branches of the Lutheran Church. Wonder if it's with yours? Enjoyable site in every way. Thanks for sharing! Gordon
Name: Jens Kusel
City/State: Leverkusen
Date: Wed Feb 11 19:58:18 2004
Dear Mister David, I please over Homepage of you. Are you Mister David, with the do I write has a long time ago at Compuserve?
Name: Steve Gruhn
City/State: Anchorage, Alaska
Date: Wed Feb 11 12:16:01 2004
I saw a photograph of a Gruhn family reunion from the 1930s on your website and wondered if you had any further information on the Gruhn family tree.
Name: Richard Sorensen
City/State: Manning Iowa
Date: Mon Feb 9 18:58:40 2004
Dave Great job on your site.
Name: Duane Boersma
City/State: Manning
Date: Thu Feb 5 18:28:59 2004
Name: Suzanne (Bandow) McClelland
City/State: Page, AZ
Date: Tue Feb 3 07:12:23 2004
Good Morning Dave, I was just checking out the website and saw all of the "beautiful" pictures of your winter wonderland... No offense, but I sure don't miss that part of Iowa at all. By the way, that was a terrific tribute to Coach Foreman. Keep up the great work!!
Name: Marilyn J Collier nee Rudnick
City/State: Twentynine Palms, CA
Date: Sun Feb 1 19:22:21 2004
Wonderful or vunderbar!
Name: Nate Bandow
City/State: phoenix, az.
Date: Sat Jan 31 12:30:10 2004
Howard, what a great tribute to Coach Forman. He surely deserved the awards. The movies of knocking down the wall were awesome, I was laughing so hard. I am always checking out your website. Take care Howard. Nate
Name: Mary Jane Rothfolk
City/State: Grimes, Iowa 50111
Date: Wed Jan 28 19:03:38 2004
Keep up the good work on your web. On the country schools. I saw Ewoldt 3 that was the one I went to along with my sister, brother, and the Gruhn kids. Would it be possible for me to get a picture of the school. Thank you
Name: Robin Halbur
City/State: Windsor, Colorado
Date: Mon Jan 26 23:50:55 2004
Hey Dave! Your coverage of Floyd Forman's honorable night was wonderful to see. It's amazing how many lives Coach Forman has touched. I'm so glad to see the community honor such a great man. Thanks for bringing the event to the web-audience.
Name: Susan Merk
City/State: Arkansaw, WI
Date: Sat Jan 24 23:45:45 2004
Great website! Manning is a great town, it is nice to be able to check in on all of you. Thanks for the website.
City/State: CHATHAM
Date: Mon Jan 19 11:22:12 2004
Name: Michelle Norton
City/State: Johnston, IA
Date: Mon Jan 19 09:40:31 2004
Thank you so much for taking the time to feature the wienermobile on your website! It looks great!! It was a lot of fun to get to come to Manning and share the wienermobile with friends and family in the area.
Name: Vincent Nulle
City/State: Wangerland 26434
Date: Tue Jan 13 18:56:19 2004
Moin moin to Manning, I was just reading your website and found a few Nulle names in their. So maybe they are relations to me. I would like to hear from you. Regards and tschuess from Germany
Name: Åsa Westlund
City/State: Gävle
Date: Sat Jan 10 10:17:59 2004
Hello David! I've been trying to mail you, but my e-mail keeps bouncing back?! Instead I'm now writing a message in your guestbook to see if you could try to mail me. I will then try to pass my e-mail on to you again. I am once again looking for Russ&Joan and Rhonda Mohr's e-mail addresses! Of course I have to take the opportunity to wish everyone in Manning a Happy Year 2004! I am thinking about you all very often. Love, Åsa Westlund (AFS Student in Manning 1979 with last name Jacobsson then).
Name: Sally Spears
City/State: St. George UT
Date: Sat Jan 3 17:45:12 2004
I'm the cousin that Tom Young wrote you about. Our grandfather, George Bonebrake Manning, was the brother of Orlando Manning. My brother, James Manning Ostrander, lives in St. George also. Our mother was Marie Manning. Tom's mother was Jane Manning.
Name: Malte Christiansen
City/State: 25842 bargum, Germany
Date: Fri Jan 2 14:42:46 2004
hello, vielen dank für die übersetzung. mein englisch ist nicht so gut. ich glaube ich muß mal wieder nach manning kommen und englisch lehrnen. hat bei euch jemand vieleicht einen job für mich im sommer. ich würde euch gerne mal besuchen.es hat mir sehr bei euch gefallen. es gibt bei euch viele nette menschen
Name: Malte Christiansen
City/State: 25842 bargum, Germany
Date: Fri Jan 2 06:45:25 2004
Hello David.wie geht es dir? und wie geht es the hausbarn? ich wollte schon lange mal nach manning kommen und euch besuchen aber ich habe leider keine zeit und nicht genug geld. aber ich kann mir ja die fotos im internet anschauen. mit deutschem gruß malte germany

Translation by Babelfish ---
Hello David, how are you? and how does it go the house barns? I wanted to come already for a long time times to manning and you visit however I have unfortunately no time and not enough money however I can see the photos in the InterNet look at itself with German greeting painted Germany.
Note: Malte helped rebuild the Hausbarn --- he is the grandson of Martin Hansen who was the master builder in charge of rebuilding the Hausbarn.

Name: Thomas Manning Young
City/State: 1544 Orchard Lane, Carlton, MN 55718
Date: Fri Jan 2 06:33:02 2004
Your town's namesake was brother to my grandfather George Manning who lived in Hutchinson , KS. I received info on your web page and Orlando Manning from my cousin in St George UT. The Letter from him to Judge Paine was especially interesting. Would like to have any other info you can give me on Orlando Manning. Many thanks, Tom Young
Name: EdnaRudnick nee Dammann
City/State: Phoenix, Ariz
Date: Mon Dec 29 22:41:30 2003
Just read the latest newsletter from the foundation and found a web adddress. Have spent two hours looking thur it and will spend many more. I passed thru Manning two years ago and saw the barn and am anxious to try the restaurant when we pass thru this coming summer. It think it is great.
Name: Sandy (Mohr) Holtz
City/State: Woodbridge, CA
Date: Mon Dec 29 19:21:02 2003
Best wishes to you for a beautiful Christmas season and a Happy New Year!
Name: ryan arp
City/State: manning
Date: Sun Dec 28 22:58:56 2003
nice web page Dave
Name: Suzanne (Bandow) McClelland
City/State: Page, AZ
Date: Sun Dec 28 19:34:02 2003
Just wanted to wish everyone in Manning a safe and Happy New Year. Thanks Dave for every thing that you do with the website. I truly enjoyed the Rotary update. It was interesting in seeing pictures of Grandpa (Eugene Zerwas) on the website. Take care and God Bless!!!!
Name: Elaine Hopper
City/State: Sparks Nevada
Date: Tue Dec 23 11:52:24 2003
Hi, Contacted you awhile back about a school picture from early 1940. I never found out when the picture was taken. Happy Holidays 2003
Name: Francine Hargens (Kruse)
City/State: Troy, IL

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