Back: Arnold Brus, Don Massen
Front: Luella (Kahl) Brus, Betty (Koch) Maasen
Helen (M. - last name initial) bowling
1957 Mueller bowling team
Back: Ben D. Joens, Lyle Joens (son of Bill), Bill Petersen, Leo Wuebker
Front: Paul Volquartsen, George Erps
1957 Part of PE class was taking turns setting the bowling pins. Darlys Vollstedt in front then Ruth Ohde.
The first Manning school annual called the Philosophian was in 1907 which dedicated the new brick school that replaced the original 1883 wooden school.
Then in 1935 the first Comet was published. The next Comet was published in 1939. They both featured Freshmen through Seniors for those 2 years.
Then with the outbreak of WWII, no year book was published until the war ended - instead non-bound Spot Lites were printed for each class.
Here is the 1941 Spot Lite - final edition.
Deloris Kuhse was a member of the MHS class of 1941...this was back when people fully understood patriotism and showed it in just about every way possible.
Here is why I emphasize patriotism to the younger generations of today.
It's not that the WWII generation of Veterans are more important than the Veterans of any era, but consider the number of Manning citizens who served and died, including in the MHS class of 1941.
These 1941 members served during WWII: Dale Bingham, Frank Bliefert, Leonard Frahm, Betty Grelck, Virtus Hargens, Lyle Hoffmann, Leola Keat, Robert Kuhse, Elmer Meyers, Daryl Mohr, Alice Musfeldt, Harold Neal, Warren Petersen, Robert Ramsey, Robert Rostermundt, Norman Rothfolk, Ruth Schelldorf, Gene Strathman, Roy Struve, Keith Wunder.
As far as we know, Pauline (Cramer) Graves, Rozora (Kuhn) Schroeder, Dorothy (Ehrichs) Kusel, and we think Robert Rostermundt are the last living members of MHS 1941.
Their superintendent, Amos Lee, served during WWI
Their teacher, Elnor (Vannote) Detlefsen's husband, Heinz Detlefsen, also died while serving in WWII.
Lyle Gene Strathman MHS 1941
Awards Day at MHS
Lyle Strathman, Dorothy (Ehrichs) Kusel, with Virginia (Greteman) Wiese lying on the ground
Lyle on corner of Main & Third Streets
Lyle Strathman - temporary burial site in Alaska
Max & Heinz Detlefsen - Max also served during WWII
Heinz "Cotton" & Elnor (Vannote) Detlefsen
Heinz in his flight gear
Margraten U.S. Military Cemetery near Vaal, Holland
Permanent burial site of Heinz Detlefsen
So when there are complaints today about all kinds of injustices, maybe these modern day complainers need to take a little history lesson to realize things really aren't as bad as they want everyone to believe.