more often than most people realize.
Water slide sections arrived February 1, 2021
Galvanized steel columns
Sometime in the 1990s, I was wondering what happened to the corner stones for the 1907 & 1918 schools.
I saw Virgil Reid one day and asked him if he knew anything about the cornerstones...he knew exactly where they were. They were in the recessed area of the current school boiler room, hidden behind stuff along the north wall...so I immediately headed out to the school and sure enough, there both cornerstones were hiding behind some other things.
The janitors told me that the only reason why they were not already thrown out is because they couldn't figure out how to lift them out.
So fast forward to 2015, after bugging the city crew about getting them out of there with the hopes they will be placed somewhere on display on the Rec Center property someday.
The second cornerstone lifted out was the 1907 stone which was almost twice the weight.
Gustav Rober, Claus Reinholdt, Andrew Resner, John Lewis, Albert Puck, Orrin Emmons, Julius Brunnier
Arrow points to 1907 Cornerstone
January 17, 1918
NOTICE OF PARENTS
On account of the crowded condition of the schools, it has been decided by the School Board that no new class will be admitted to the Kindergarten department at the beginning of the next semester.
The board was reluctant to reach this decision but could find no other solution of the problem. It is their hope that the patrons of the school will bear with them until the school house is finished when they will be in position to take care of all who wish to come.
October 31, 1918
SCHOOL OPENS MONDAY
The public schools will open Monday after being closed three weeks.
There will be church services in the churches next Sunday. While the epidemic of Influenza was quite prevalent in and about Manning, it seems to have run its course and not many new cases are expected.
While the board has no authority to compel vaccination for the Influenza, some of the members are of the opinion that the same will help here as it has in other places, and it is left to the parents to have their children vaccinated.