Pictures from the Lage/Ehlers collection...which I think more people need to look at and study and consider if we need to change what I call the bad habits of young people today - to get kids outdoors, do some physical activity, play in the dirt, and learn something about nature...

Just the other day while driving through Manning I observed a 10? year old kid walking over to the curb with his head buried in his phone. He leans over to pick up the recycle container, drops it and almost falls on it. He then took his eyes off the phone and picked up the container and then proceeded back to his house, but not before returning his head back buried in his phone.

OK, every generation has/had its bad habits but I think this is getting way beyond a bad habit to an obsessed addiction and it isn't just the "young people" because I see adults driving cars and machinery while talking on their phones.

Some people say I talk a lot - maybe too much, but I couldn't possibly think of enough things to talk about to be constantly on the phone/texting/facebook.

Hazel (Lage) Ehlers

Now before you make over-simplified comments about these kids above - remember that they were part of and/or descendants of the WWI, WWII, and Great Depression generations.
Maybe they weren't as worldly as today's kids are, but they sure had a huge impact on the World during their lives.

Another picture from the Lage/Ehlers collection.
I don't have time right now to digitally repair this picture, but I scanned it in high resolution and saved it in TIF format, so I can come back to it later and save the changes.

This picture was identified (I assume) by Hazel (Lage) Ehlers.
She had written Kindergarten 1922 but Hazel graduated in 1933 so that would put this picture at 1920, BUT most of the students in this picture graduated in 1934 and a few were with the classes of 1935 and 1936. So I'm not sure about this mixed group.
A few of the names identified in the picture were either misidentified by Hazel, or when she identified this picture it was during her elderly years and she simply got mixed up.

I have fairly accurate records of the students who attended the Manning School system, so some of the students might be in my list of names featured under the picture, rather than some of the questionable IDs by Hazel.

My hopes are that someone will recognize their father/mother, grandfather or grandmother or great-uncle/aunt and then e-mail me with the correct name.

Back: Harlyn Hinz, Hans Soll?, Vernon Wolf?, Wayne Farrell, unknown, teacher Miss Greenley, Robert Parker, Alvin Joens, Georgie Grimm, Harold Rutz
Front: McDonald?, Lester Wyatt, Alma (Asmus) Vollmer, Beulah Livingston, Hazel Lage, June (Nickum) Spicer, Eleanor Lucinda Flenker?, Goldie Hagedorn, Ruby Farrell, Ivan Anton, Donald Wyatt

Below is the information I have about the various students and possible names.

MHS 1933: Hazel Lage

MHS 1934: Alma Asmus, Harlyn Hinz, Wayne Farrell, Robert Parker, Elvin Jones, George Grimm, Harold Rutz, Lester Wyatt, June Nickum, Goldie Hagedorn, Ivan Anton, Donald Wyatt
Former MHS 1934: Hans Soll

Former MHS 1935: Ruby Farrell

NO Wolf last names in this era - Former MHS 1936: Vernon Wolfe - he also showed up in former 1935
Melvin Wolfe in former 1934

There is no McDonald in this era

The only Livingston close to this era is Florence in 1932
No Beulah Livingston in the school records

Eleanor Flenker, who was crossed out by Hazel graduated in 1937
Idaleen Flenker former 1935
Lucina Flenker former 1932

No Greenley shows up in the school teacher records but they are not 100% complete during this era.

I'm currently going through the Merlin J. and Ruth E. (Lage) Schroeder collection. As I opened one of the scrapbooks I got a big surprise when the first picture I saw was this one below.
I knew right away I did not have any military pictures of Glen Lage...all I had were several articles about his service (also shown below).

For over 20 years I have been asking for help in finding military pictures and information for the over 1000 Manning connected Veterans.
Since 2008, I have been officially asking for help with the Manning Veterans' history book project - in other words, pictures and information for Manning's Veterans.
I know many Veterans who have already come forward with their military pictures and history are wanting me to get this book published.
I do too, but when I run into military pictures for a Veteran who I had none before, I'm glad I have not YET published the book...I realize I'll never get pictures and information for every Manning connected Veteran but having the "Patience of Job" with a historic project like the Manning Veterans' book will result in a very amazing book about Manning someday.

Glen J. Lage

Manning Monitor article------ 1943

Glen Lage in Africa
Pvt. Glen J. Lane who has been stationed in England has been transferred to Africa according to word received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jake Lage.
He is feeling fine and doing all right but is kept very busy.

Glen Lage In Britain
Pvt. Glen J. Lage, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Lage of Manning, who has been training at Camp Barkeley, Texas, cabled his parents recently, on his arrival in Great Britain.

Glen Lage In Sicily
Pfc. Glen J. Lage, who has been over seas since July 8, last year, and in Africa since November, is now in Sicily according to word received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jake Lage.

Manning Monitor article------ 1944

Promoted to Sergeant,
Pfc. Glen J. Lage with the armed forces overseas, has been promoted to the rank of Sergeant and sent notice of a change of address.
He recently received a citation for exemplary behavior, efficiency and faithful performance of duty.

Manning Monitor article------ 1945

Sgt. Glen J. Lage spent a short furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Lage, returning to Fort Sheridan for his honorable discharge. He had a total of 98 points.
He has been with the armed forces for three and a half years, 39 months of which were in foreign service in Africa, Sicily and Italy.

He has the three year service six gold bars for overseas service, the E. T. O. campaign ribbon with four battle stars and the good conduct medal.
This was Sgt. Lage's first furlough home since entering the service.

There were a number of other military pictures of Glen in this first scrapbook. Two were dated which helps to show where he was stationed during his service.
Hopefully, I'll be able to get his discharge papers someday to add more details to his military story.
This is what is sad about so many Manning Veterans - that we'll never know much about their military service. But at least I can re-build a small piece of that puzzle if I'm able to get family scrapbooks and find newspaper clippings.

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