This is some history about the Manning High School Class of 1974, and also former members who were a part of the class but did not graduate at Manning.
Included in this detailed story will be family members.
I won't have pictures of all the family members or school pictures for all of those members of 1974, but this will hopefully encourage more people to contact me so I can get their pictures scanned and added to the Manning Historical Database I'm building.
I've always wanted to see how many pictures and information I would have in my Manning Historical Database for a specific subject, that I've been digitizing since 1996 and gathering
for over 40 years.
Even though I'm showing a lot of pictures and information about the class of 1974, I would be able to find more if I spent extra time on the family history but I have to end this project somewhere, so I can get back to my other scanning and history projects.
I was surprised at how much data I actually found for the class of 1974.
It has helped me work on this project by knowing a lot about Manning history to lay out a story of the 1974 class.
I will guess that many of the members of the class of 1974 won't know a lot of the information featured here about their classmates.
I also hope you will pay attention to the Veterans connected to many of the classmates.
If you are a Veteran and have not contacted me about your service so I can include you in the Manning Veterans' history book - please do so ASAP.
1974 former students: Paula Andreasen, William Baley, Sheila Bauer, Glenda Baugh, Darwin Betterton, Craig Brady, Donna Dentlinger, Pam Drees, Darwin Farrell, Nylene Freese, Keith Frisinger, Bev Geerdes, Duane Gehling, Sally Grimm, Cindy Halbur, Jacqueline Hansen, Paul Hartman, Darrell Hinners, Robert Hinz, Debra Hodne, Michael Irlmeier, Laurie Jahn, John Karbula, Jane Kunkel, Carol McCammond, Daniel Moore, Daniel Nelson, Louie Schwiesow, Earl Shoemaker, Marilyn Taggart, James Thompson, Jerry Voge, Terry Voge, Debra Wassom, Diane Zentmire, Mark Zerwas, Steve Zerwas
Jean is also interested in contacting Duane Griffin and his parents - her host family during her stay at Manning.
In sharing memories with Jean it gave me an idea. I really don't have the extra time but I'm going to see how many pictures I can come up with in my database for the MHS class of 1974...Here are a few samples with more to come in a special feature.
1974 Good Ole Days - Larry Mundt, Mike "Chuck" Foley, Mark "Row" Rowedder, Bill "Twiggy" Johnson
Jean Garner in full view and Gwen Fielweber partial view on right
Keith "Bud" Stribe, Mary Jane Rohe
Ain't they cute???
Remember Phil Lawler?
On April 16, 2018, Jean Garner, left a message on my guestbook.
Her message reminded me that I needed to update my AFS web page with scans of better images for those students.
In 2003, I went to the school library and borrowed the AFS framed portraits so I could scan them. While I knew there would be some fading and deterioration, I never expected how bad it actually was. Photos that were originally in color were almost black and white or really off-color, so I just scanned them in gray scale.
My goal then, as it is now, is to get original AFS photos from classmates or the host families so I can scan them and replace the database with better images.
The second picture below is a scan from one of those billfold size pictures we all shared with our classmates and schoolmates.
It has been in a scrapbook so it hasn't been damaged by natural and artificial lighting.
To see the whole list of foreign exchange students, click on "Long term projects" on the left side of my main web page - then scroll down on the right side to the Manning Foreign Exchange link.