Today, Valentine's Day, a day of love, hearts and flowers, was also a sad day for Manning and in particular the Genzen family as they buried their loved one David, a husband and father, who was only 54 years old. My heart aches for his family as thoughts of our similar experience come flooding back.
His brotherhood of firefighters was there to honor his memory and service to the department. They too, said goodbye to one of their own. Observed from a distance, they could be seen walking behind a fire truck in the cemetery. These are hard days. Once again we are reminded to cherish each day we share with our loved ones, and cling to our Lord and Savior as we await the glorious reunion in heaven.
After years of struggling with the Manning News Journal Web site, I am excited to have found a program which is gives the site a new look, and most importantly, is simpler to use. My goal is to keep the site more current, interesting and informative for you. I owe a deep debt of gratitude to a good friend who has helped me make this transition. I hope you all enjoy the new site.
Through my years of publishing the paper, I’ve found that Manning holds a place in the hearts of most anyone who has called Manning “Home.” Many of my paid readers are alumni from all across the country. I’ve recently printed news items about Gary Graner (’74), Matt Campbell (’89), and the late Barry Kusel (’64). I welcome submissions of news about Manning, and also IKM-Manning, alumni. Just email me.