Remembering Michael: Park bench dedicated in memory of Oltman Middle School student
Michael Manning loved the WAG Farms Dog Park.
The boy would go to the Cottage Grove park with his grandfather, Robert Manning, and his dog. Michael and the pup would run around in the open field at least once a week, sometimes more frequently.
So the dog park became a logical spot for a memorial to Michael, an Oltman Middle School student who died May 6 at age 12.