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Shooting stars over Manchester this week

We’re passing into the debris field of a comet, folks. Comet Swift-Tuttle passes by Earth every 132 years, and it leaves behind a debris field, and every August the planet passes through the dust and dirt and rocks. When we do, some of that stuff is pulled down to Earth where it burns up in […]

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Cribbage and Chess Available at the Manchester District Library

The Manchester District Library has new cribbage and chess sets available for in-house use. Both can be found upstairs in the Teen Spot. The two games have long histories. Chess is generally believed to have been invented some time before the 6th century, while cribbage came about in the early 1600s. They are both currently […]

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Election Results of the 2016 State Primary

Manchester residents (technically we’re Mancunians) went to the polls Tuesday, along with the rest of the state, to vote in the primary for state and local offices. As of 11:10pm, the unofficial results for the contested local elections are as follows: In Bridgewater, Michelle McQueer appears to have defeated John Wheeker for the position of […]

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End of Summer Reading brings pizza and wise owls (photos)

The end of summer brings an end to the Summer Reading at the Manchester District Library. For all the children who finished their reading, there was an ample quantity of pizza from Ollie’s, prizes to be doled out, and a live animal encounter featuring rescued owls and raptors from the Leslie Science Center. It was, ahem, a […]

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Clinton School District to send bus into Manchester this fall

Manchester Community Schools, like many other school districts in the state, is struggling with the district budget. Because of decreased revenue per pupil from the state, combined with decreased enrollment due to factors outside of its control, school districts are turning to the only source of new income open to them in order to continue […]

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Michigan’s 103rd State Park is in Manchester

After years of negotiations, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced on June 16, 2016 a $2.9 million purchase of 717 acres of land in Norvell Township, Jackson County. Combined with 405 acres of contiguous land owned by the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission in Manchester Township, the property will become the 1,122-acre Watkins […]

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Manchester man to drive tractor over Mackinac Bridge

John Schiel has a soft spot for old iron. This local farmer and president of the Jackson Area Antique Tractor Club has been restoring vintage tractors for half a decade. And they aren’t just for show. For the last five years he–and hundreds of other tractor enthusiasts–have taken their iron north in the fall to […]

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Manchester High School’s 2016 Graduating Class

On Sunday, June 5th at 2 pm, Manchester High School’s graduating class of 2016 held their commencement exercises. Valedictorian was Audrey Pierce who will be attending the University of Michigan and Salutatorian was Nathaniel Hicken who will be attending Brigham Young University. Manchester High School 2016 Graduating Class: Dominic Alan Adams Martha Anne Adams Alisha McKenzie Allen Zachery […]

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50th Annual Manchester Canoe/Kayak Race

Editor’s Note: this history of the race was written by Sybil Kolon and submitted by the Manchester Kiwanis Club. Race registration forms are available at Ash Auto, Matt Donnellon State Farm Insurance, Frank’s Place, Old National Bank and Andrews Family Chiropratic – all located in Manchester.  They are also available via email request at pattimccabe.1@comcast.net.  Be sure […]

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Manchester Community Schools launches strategic planning process

The Board of Education and the Administration of Manchester Community Schools is launching a new initiative to guide the district through a 3-5 year Strategic Plan. The purpose of this initiative is to help them develop new goals and strategies for continuing to offer an excellent education for their students, while using scarce public education resources in […]