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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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Many working to bring broadband to rural Manchester areas

As a rural region with one of the lowest population densities in Washtenaw County, many Manchester area residents have been left behind when it comes to reliable high speed internet access. Cell coverage is spotty, DSL access is slow and available only to a minority of residents, and while Comcast is faster, it is available […]

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Manchester Township following Sharon Township’s example, to investigate broadband

The Manchester Township Board will hear from residents about the need for broadband access in the township. The meeting will be at 7 pm, Tuesday February 14, at the Manchester Township Hall, 275 South Macomb Street in the Village of Manchester. All residents interested in this topic are encouraged to attend. Township residents, led by […]

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Riverfolk announce 2016-2017 Blacksmith Shop Concert Series with new poster

The Riverfolk Music and Arts organization of Manchester has long brought traditional music and art to the Manchester area. This year’s coming Blacksmith Shop Concert Series will be no different, with eight concerts scheduled to run at the Blacksmith Shop on Main Street from September to May. This year, however, Riverfolk commissioned Ann Arbor-area printmaker and […]

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Manchester has been challenged to lose one ton

Are you looking to lose a few pounds around the middle? To get fit, and to improve your health? Most of us would be happy to lose 10 pounds (which is about what a house cat weighs). Some would be ecstatic if they lost 50 pounds (the weight of that microwave that is always letting […]

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Donations sought for Bridgewater Township monastery after fire destroys church

The church at the Monastery of the Ascension of the Lord, a 53-acre religious community on Sheridan Road north of the village of Clinton, was destroyed by fire around noon on Friday, August 12, 2016. No one was injured. According to the Daily Telegram, fire departments from Manchester Township, Saline, Clinton, Tecumseh, Sand Lake, and Ridgeway Township fire […]

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