The Manning Police Department will be hosting a concealed carry permit class on Sunday, Feb. 25 at the Warren H. Timmerman Shelter House in Manning City Park. Cost to participate is $35 per person, with all proceeds going to the City of Manning. To register for the class, please call the Manning Police Department at 712-655-2200.
Area kids of all ages are invited to let their imaginations run free and join others this weekend in building cardboard creations. The Mom’s Group of Thrivent Financial in Manning will be hosting the event at the Manning Rec Center from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 18. The event is totally free of charge to all attendees.
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has announced that the community of Manning will be receiving a portion of their $25 million in grants for Fiscal Year 2018. Chairman, Jane Chu, has approved the funding, which includes a $10,000 Challenge America Grant for the installation of public art in the new Manning Trestle Park. The intent of this particular grant is to “extend the reach of art to underserved populations,” defining those as people whose access is limited by their geography, ethnicity, economics or disability. “It is energizing to see the impact the arts are making throughout the United States,” Chu says. “These NEA-supported projects, such as the one to the City of Manning, are good examples of how the arts build stronger and more vibrant communities, improve well-being, prepare our children to succeed and increase the quality of our lives,” she adds. Manning City Administrator, Dawn Meyer, says they are very excited to partner with the NEA for the installation of new art pieces. “The art designs from the Iowa State students were well-received and we are thankful that we will be able to implement more of them, thanks to the NEA funding.” A large IOWA sculpture has already been installed at the new Trestle Park, but more art has been designed to complement the community, including some interactive art pieces. The funding from the NEA will be used to fabricate and install some of these designs.
During senior night at the IKM-Manning basketball game against Griswold, two members of the Booster Club were granted lifetime membership status for their service. Gawley Tire and Repair of Irwin, owned by Steve and Andria Gawley, and Floyd and Donna Foreman were each presented with special plaques in recognition of their dedication to Wolves sports. Currently, the booster club has seven different membership levels with 107 members and 16 lifetime members. The money raised through these memberships is used to purchase equipment, assist with capital projects and to help support celebrations, team camps and clinics.
Manning native, Morgan Kinkade, a junior at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) in Cedar Falls majoring in exercise science and minoring in coaching, is going to be spending a good part of her summer taking her passion and putting it toward something greater than herself.
Kinkade, who participated in high school sports, really didn’t get interested in long-distance running until later in her freshman year of college. One year ago this month, she had a serious surgery and it changed her perspective on life. She has combined that with her love of running, taking it cross-country to raise money for the non-profit Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults in their annual 4K for Cancer.
The runners will record between 10 to 16 miles per day, starting each with a circle meeting that focuses on the reasons they are doing this run. Kinkade says they will also write names on their legs of the people that they will be running for that day. They will stay at host sites, mainly churches and schools, as well as with host families along the 4,000 plus miles for the 49 total days from June 17 through Aug. 4. And although this will be her first time on a run that spans the entire United States, Kinkade has participated in other races closer to home.
During the past three years, Kinkade has run in two full marathons and will also be competing in the Boston Marathon in April. She is the daughter of Bowe Kinkade of Manning and Jan Theilen of Council Bluffs and Kinkdade says that she was pretty nervous to bring the idea of a cross-country run to them initially.
Everyone will also get a chance to cheer Kinkade and her teammates along as they will travel through Carroll on Friday, July 13. Kinkade is a little over half way to her $4,500 goal, having raised $2,500 to date. She has until May to hit that target. Anyone wishing to support her in this charitable cause can do so by following the link below. Once there, you can make a donation to the non-profit and join her in helping brighten people’s days as she runs for those who can’t run…right now.
Link to learn more about the 4K for Cancer or to make a donation in Kinkade’s name: https://ulman.z2systems.com/morgan-kinkade
Link to the New York Team page with details on their proposed route: http://4kforcancer.org/2018-team-new-york/
The t-shirt Morgan is wearing in some of the photos are part of a 4K for Cancer fundraiser. They are available for $20 each with six color choices and can be ordered until March 5. They can be found through the link below, or ordered directly from Custom Ink’s website by searching “4K Coast to Coast.” These will be shipped directly to the buyer.
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