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Manchester Township votes to End AshKay Island rentals

Following up on the issue of the AshKay Island vaccation rental discussed in depth at the September Manchester Township board meeting (and in a previous article), last Tuesday the Manchester Township board voted unanimously to take legal action against Andy Bobo, owner of the AshKay Island rental on Iron Mill Lake. The goal of the legal action […]

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22nd Annual Manchester CROP Walk Raises $2,400 to fight hunger

On October 1st, 70 Manchester residents participated in the CROP Hunger Walk which began at the Manchester United Methodist Church and raised more than $2,400. “The weather was great and more dogs than ever participated to support good causes!” exclaimed participant Lon Nordeen. A Manchester CROP Walk has been held every year since 1995 and including this […]

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Board lawyer declares Iron Mill Pond Island Vacation rental in violation of ordinance

The Manchester Township Board, on Tuesday September 12th, heard complaints from residents of Iron Mill Pond. These residents are concerned that a cabin built on the island in the center of the lake by Andy Bobo has been marketed and rented for several years as a vacation getaway through the VRBO (Vacation Rentals By Owner) […]

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Public Notice: Manchester Township adopts Resolution 17-02

Township of Manchester Resolution No. 17-02 September 12, 2017 A resolution to adopt an ordinance to amend the Manchester Township Zoning Ordinance by adding, amending, and deleting certain animal and farm related definitions and regulations and by adding Section 16.26 “Regulation of Animals” to Article 16.0 “Supplementary Regulations and Standards”, pursuant to the authority granted by the Michigan […]

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9th Annual Run Manchester

105 racers participated in the Run Manchester race, which coincided with Sesquicentennial festivities this Saturday. 23 ran the 10K (19 of whom were from Manchester) and 82 ran the 5K (with 48 of those from Manchester). Shane Goodell was the top male finisher, and top finisher overall, for the 10K. Stacy Kempher was the top […]

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Manchester High School 2016-2017 fourth marking period Honor Roll

High Honors 12th Grade Allen, Rachel J Baskins, Caitlyn W Beck, Nicole A Bradshaw, Hannah L Burch, Abigail L Campbell, Courtney R Collins, Riley J Engel, Lorna M Goodell, Caleb M Harris, Emma C Hassan, Benjamin R Herron, Amelia G Ingram, Nehemiah K Johnson, Natalie P Matson, Carren M Matson, Jacob H Moore, Alexa M […]

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Manchester hosts gerrymandering presentation

Last week more than thirty Manchester Area voters gathered in the High School Library to learn about gerrymandering in Michigan. The Wednesday, June 14th event was hosted by local groups and brought the non-partisan Voters Not Politicians Regional Director, Andrew Banka, to town to talk about this widely-used but little-understood political practice. Banka’s presentation explained gerrymandering and the problems […]

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Adult pickup soccer seeks Manchester area players

Gary Seguin, Board President of the Manchester District Library, recently placed the following classified advertisement in The Mirror: “Looking for soccer players (age 10-66) for pick-up soccer. No skill required. Go to Tate Park in Clinton across from McDonald’s on Sundays about 5:30pm. Show up and play.” This intrepid reporter answered the call, along with local […]

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School Board initiates independent investigation in light of principal’s accusations

The Manchester Community Schools Board of Education met in a Special Session on Monday, May 21, 2017. They convened to hear a complaint from High School Principal Kevin Mowrer. Mowrer alleged that he had been verbally abused by a board member on May 10th; that this incident was not the only incident he has experienced, and that he felt […]

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Lady Dutch takes down Monroe in 2nd game of the season

Lady Dutch traveled down to Monroe for the their 2nd game of the season. Right from the start Manchester took control and camped in the opposition half. The Lady Dutch was more composed in possession and played with a purpose. It wasn’t long before freshman Natalie Bargardi opened the scoring with a screamer from 22 yards out. Manchester kept […]

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