All too often we get hung up on a very specific view of a community event or project at any one point in time but don't stop to think about who might have been involved and what else was going on - for instance when the swimming pool project was being considered.
Here are just a few pictures of people and images of what was going on in Manning in 1925.

It will give you an idea of how vast a historical database I have of Manning.

1925 in Manning

View of the Great Western Depot

Clerks at Rober Wehrmann 321 Main Street

Back: Florence Frahm, Viola Hagge, Alma Petersen, Golda Molter, Perditta Enenbach
Front: Wilhelmine Kruse, Leona (Ohde) Sanders, Rose Hoffmann, Malinda Musfeldt

Rose Hoffmann, Alice Lohmeier Grau - Rober Wehrmann employees

Fred Grau rode with pilot James Barwick out of Sioux City - taken on the Grau farm pasture

Ray Lohmeier with Fireman Louie Redden of the Chicago North Western Railroad

Alfred Meyers on the OCO near the Meyers farm northeast of Manning

MHS Girls' BB team

Back: Ila Claussen, Miss Libbie Moses - coach & teacher, Iris Claussen
Middle: Verna Dethlefs, Darlene Hassler
Front: Marcella Martens, Florence Frahm, Lucille Sinn

Amos Lee - MHS Superintendent

MHS FB team

Back Row: Coach Lee Pawek, William "Beano" Knaack, Glenn Brandhorst, Marvin Sander, Arthur Rix, Otto Lamp, Bill Petersen, Ed Knaack, Walt Sonksen, Clarence Porter, Norbert Albertson, Vernon Petersen
Front Row: Herman Kuhl, Carl Hass, Harold "Tub" Martens, John Hoffmann, Herb Koepke, Ray Frahm, George Wiese, Bob Wiese, Ruel Whitcher
Manning 20 Harlan 0
Manning 12 Exira 18
Manning 1 Glidden 0 (forfeit)
Manning 19 Coon Rapids 7
Manning 0 Audubon 6
Manning 35 Manilla 0
Manning 6 Bagley 0
Manning 6 Bagley 2
Coach Pawek and Captain Koepke
Finished fourth in Coon Valley Conference

Ila (Claussen) Rix's student pass

Easter Sunday - I have no idea why these girls would be washing a dog - from the Spies collection

Harold "Porky" Moeller - father of Dale & Dean

Parades use to start down by the trestle

Mildred (Stuhr) Lyden #3 from left in back
On the stage of the old high school

Members of the class: Hugo Ahrendsen, Willard Bailey, Stanley Bailey, Bernice Bingham, Harry Carstens, Vera Dethlefs, Arthur Eden, Clarence Emmons, Perdita Enenbach, Florence Frahm, Alice Guth, Shirley Hollister, Viola Horman, Olivene Hunter, Olive Jentsch, Lee Rocksien, Charles Rogers, Elaine Roggish, Elmer Rowedder, Lester Rowedder, Mildred Stuhr, Clara Wyatt

MHS 1925

MHS BB team

Back: George Wiese, Walt Sonksen, coach, Bill Petersen, Otto Lamp
Front: Ed Knaack

Hugo & Ola Ress

Dultmeier employees

Dan Murphy, Otto "Scout" Hagedorn, William Kuhl, William "Ham" Dillingham

From the Spies collection

August 20, 1925

August 27, 1925

September 3, 1925

From the Don Keat collection

Back: unknown
Front: Walt Sonksen, Otto Lamp, Bill Petersen, Ed Knaack, George Wiese