Since graduation from Manning High School in 1981, Manning native Rhonda Mohr has spent 30 years in service to her Lord. She has worked as teacher, principal and Director of Christian Education and Family Life Minister for the Lutheran Church.
Rhonda returned to her home church, Zion Lutheran Manning, Nov. 13, 2016 where she was installed by Iowa District West President Steve Turner as Assistant to the President for Youth, Education and Family Life for Iowa District West of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.
Rhonda served as a Lutheran teacher in Texas, Louisiana, and Iowa after earning a Director of Christian Education certificate and teaching degree from Concordia University, Seward, NE. She served St. John, Cypress, TX from 1996-2000 when she was called to serve as principal at Zion Lutheran School, Denison, IA. During that time she earned her Master’s in Education from Concordia. In the fall of 2006 she was called back to St. John at Cypress to serve as Family Life Minister. She has held that position for the past 10 years.
Pastor Jonathan Conner of Zion Manning stated, “Rhonda loves to support and encourage people in their walk with the Lord and will have many opportunities to do so in her work through Iowa District West.”
She began her work for Iowa District West on Nov. 2, 2016 in Fort Dodge, IA.
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Teresa Clipperton Wickland returned to Manning to become owner of a popular Main Street bar/restaurant March 18. With a strong history in the food industry, Wickland is happy to be running her own business, BrickHaus Brews at 301 Main Street.
“This has been a passion of mine. I’ve always worked within the food industry, and I love people. I am so excited, it’s just a dream come true. Every time I come into town it feels like home,” she said. “I could get all choked up about it, but there’s just no doubt that I’m doing the right thing. We’ve been busy every night which has been awesome. All the compliments and support from people is really nice. It makes all the hard work worth it.”
Brickhaus Brews is open Tuesday through Saturday at 4:00 pm; kitchen opens at 5:00 pm.