No one has seen Dennis Mann since January 29, 1979. He had just celebrated his 19th birthday and was living in Winona and working for Screw Conveyor. He simply disappeared that cold January day – nearly thirty-two years ago. Dennis was last was seen at a home of some friends at the intersection of Foltz road and highway 51, just south of Winona. Over the years there has been a lot of searching, questioning and a whole lot of speculation but Dennis Mann has never been found. At one point a skull found in a local creek and it was said to be his. It wasn’t. In 2008 the Cold Case unit of the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation in Batesville reopened the case and Montgomery County Sheriff Bubba Nix has also been working on the case since he took office. Sheriff Nix received a tip that Mann’s body was in a well on Mason Road and Wednesday; the Sheriff had that well dug up. Nix said they dug 33 feet to the bottom of the well but only found trash. He then had the task of calling Mann’s mother to tell her there were still no answers. And it’s back to the drawing board. Sheriff Nix requests that anyone with any information about Dennis Mann, no matter what it is, contact the Sheriff’s Department at 283-3343 or 283-4612.
It’s Football, football, football tonight in the WONA listening area. The Winona Christian School Stars and the Winona High School Tigers have both advanced to the second round of their respective playoffs and the Montgomery County Hornets and the French Camp Panthers each have their first round game tonight.
The Stars face Tunica Academy tonight at Grantham field. Tune into WONA FM 95.1 to hear that game. Kick off is at 7. The winner of the Stars/Tunica game will play the winner of the TriCounty Academy/DeSoto School game.
And it’s a catfight at Tiger Stadium as the Winona Tigers face the Charleston Tigers for round 2 of the class 3A playoffs. Kick off is at 7 and the broadcast will be carried on www.hawg95.com. Just click on the high school sports link. Airtime is 6:30. The winner of the Winona/Charleston game will advance to the 3rd round and take on the winner of the Ruleville/Water Valley game.
In the Class 1A playoffs, the Montgomery County Hornets play Vardaman. The winner will play the winner of the Durant/Coldwater game. Kick off is at 7. The French Camp Panthers face Mount Olive and the winner of that game will play the winner of the Ninah Wiyai/Bogue Chitto game in round two.
Good luck to all the local teams from WONA!