Marsha Chartrand

Wrestling team falls in regionals; will send 10 individuals to state competition

On Wednesday night, they Flying Dutch wrestlers headed north to Burton for their Division 4 regional tournament. There they faced regional competition from other District champions Burton-Bendle High School, Memphis High School, and local rival Clinton High School. In the first round, Clinton overcame Bendle, 68-15 and Manchester shut out Memphis, 78-0. But when it came down […]

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Cherry Creek winemakers have Manchester roots

It’s quiet these days at Cherry Creek Winery, located in an 1870s one-room school house on US-12 near Cement City. The rolling Irish Hills nearby are covered with snow, and the vines look barren at this time of year. But earlier this month, without a lot of fanfare, the winery changed hands to a family with […]

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Wrestlers successful in District competitions

All 14 Dutch wrestlers who competed in individual District competition in Clinton on Saturday will have the opportunity to advance to Regional contests next week. District champions (pictured in front center of photo at left, holding their bracket posters) included Reese Fry at 112#, Blake Belaire at 135#, and Charlie Depp at 215#. Fry pinned Christian […]

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Manchester Dutch Wrestlers are Conference Champs!

For the 11th year, the Manchester Dutchmen wrestling team is Champion of the Cascades Conference for 2018! In Friday night’s conference meet, held in East Jackson, Manchester had six first-place medalists, two second-place medals, a third-place finisher and four who finished the season in fourth place. Congratulations to each and every wrestler who contributed to this […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Walkers receive incentive prizes to add interest

There are many good reasons to walk to school: it’s healthier, it is more energy-efficient, and it’s definitely fun! (Especially when you walk to school with a large group of kids, teachers, and community members). But sometimes it’s hard for kids to be able to understand that big picture and see these sometimes elusive ideas. So, to encourage this […]

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Launching a new book

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Unsightly building, now demolished, had historic roots

You may have thought it was just an old garage. Most people did. What many did not know, however, is that the run-down building that used to stand at the southwest corner of Duncan and Macomb Streets was once a part of a large group of businesses owned by local resident Allen Schaffer, who also owned Schaffer Lumber locations […]

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Library hosts special “Take Your Child to the Library” event Saturday

Manchester District Library will celebrate “Take Your Child To The Library Day” this Saturday, Feb. 3 with a special children’s author event from 10:30 am to noon. All ages are welcome! Manchester author, Jennifer Carson, will read her newest book, “Ducky’s New Ball,” at 10:30 am, with author discussion and a signed book give away. She will also […]

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Speaker, author to hold open house Saturday

Breeda Miller knows a thing or two about caregiving. In fact, she actually wrote the book on it. “I wrote the book I wish I’d had when I was taking care of my mother,” the Manchester Township resident explains. “I love Roslyn Carter’s quote: ‘There are four kinds of people in the world: Those who were caregivers, Those […]

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Tracing the history of your Manchester home

Mark your calendars for Thursday, February 8, at 7 pm, when the Manchester Area Historical Society will present a program on how to research the history of your home here in town. The program is open to the public, and will take place at the MAHS Kingsley-Jenter House at 302 E. Main St. We’ll begin […]

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