Manfred History & Preservation, Inc.
Schlenker's Bar and Cafe
Proprietors: Jake and Evelyn Schlenker
Year Started: 1953
Year Ended: about 1975 after Jake died and Evelyn moved to the nursing home.
History of Business: The bar and café were run by Jake and Evelyn Schlenker. It was a popular stop for people who came to Manfred whether it was with a load of grain or to bring their children to school. Often people would stop for a visit when they came to the post office for their daily paper and the mail. Businessmen gathered there for coffee in the morning and afternoon; local people would stop for a game of cards or just to visit. Sunday after church it was a gathering place as well. It was a hub of activity of Manfred.
Daisy – Schlenker's Cafe and Bar
Red rectangle - Manfred School
Blue rectangle - Vang Lutheran Church
Purple rectangle – Post Office/Bank
Green rectangle – Solheim Station