Members of Manning’s Historic Preservation Commission were in Des Moines April 11 to accept the Loren Horton Community History Award for outstanding local history project presented by Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg.
Shown are IKM-Manning students, front, Caleb Duff, Lucas Kluver, Elijah Riessen and Dylan Spies, standing back, instructor Judy Jacobsen, Senator Mark Segebart, Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg, Mayor Harvey Dales, Gov. Kim Reynolds, Commissions Cory Arp, Pam Kusel and Lue Baker.
The awarded project is a coloring book the commission produced last fall featuring several of Manning’s historic buildings on Main Street, the railroad trestle, water tower churches and the Hausbarn-Heritage Park and Leet-Hassler Farm, along with brief narratives. Production of the book involved students in the high school’s multi-media class who helped to convert colored photos to line drawings.
“We’re pleased that we could work with the students and engage them in a real-world experience,’ said Commissioner Pam Kusel.
With local businesses providing sponsorship and a Refresh Manning grant, the commission is able to make the books available free of charge at several Manning locations, such as the Hausbarn-Heritage Park, public library, Boulders Hotel and restaurants.