Marsha Chartrand

Auditors Give Village Administration High Marks

On a cold and snowy January night, the Manchester Village Council received warm praise from what might seem an unlikely source. At last Monday’s meeting, the village administration staff was given high acclaim by its auditing firm, Markowski & Company of Jackson, for its handling of village finances. Auditor Scott McLane, representing the Markowski firm, […]

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“Longest Night” Service Planned for Anyone Experiencing Grief or Depression During the Holidays

The holiday season, beginning in late November and continuing through New Year, is considered by most to be one of joyous celebration. Most people gather with family and friends to share meals and gifts, and is seen as a happy time of year. But it isn’t happy for everyone. Christmas and the holiday season can […]

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Technical outage forces bank holiday

A “technical glitch” with AT&T service shut down the United Bank & Trust Manchester and Dexter offices on Friday and Saturday. Manchester branch manager Ron King said that with no way to verify account information or run transactions, the bank staff “limped along” until 2 p.m. on Friday and then a corporate decision was made […]

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Manchester Home Tour to Display Holiday Decorating at Its Finest

If you just can’t get enough of holiday decorations, Manchester has just the event to help you to start the Christmas season off right. The fourth annual Christmas Home Tour is set for this Saturday, Dec. 7, beginning at noon and continuing till 8 p.m. Attendees can purchase advance tickets for $15 at the Coffee […]

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Marsha’s Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of year. It’s a time to celebrate legendary memories and to spend time with those who mean the most to us. Sometimes that is family; other times it is friends. And either one of them are, as Martha Stewart is wont to say, A Good Thing. Here are […]

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Main Street Bridge to be Replaced in 2016, Dam’s Future in Question

Main Street Bridge remains partially closed while the village prepares to replace it. When Village Manager Jeff Wallace received notification last week that the Main Street Bridge was selected for state and federal grant funding to replace the entire structure, he was ready to jump into action. When Village Manager Jeff Wallace received notification last […]

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Manchester’s Safe Routes to School Program Under Way

  A chunk missing out of a sidewalk, a busy street to cross, a steep bank to avoid tripping down, may not seem like an obstacle to you, but to a child walking to school, it can be a daily trial. On October 29, parents and students of the Middle School and Klager Elementary School […]

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MHS Alum, Elizabeth Okey, Football World Cup Champion!

2013 has been a banner year for women’s sports in Manchester. Not only did the Lady Dutch basketball team became Class C state champions but the Lady Dutch soccer team won both Conference and District championships this spring, in their first season of varsity play. In addition, a former Manchester athlete did our community proud […]

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There’s a new face in town. Take a look in the Mirror.

What Mirror, you ask? It’s the Manchester Mirror; “reflecting the community of Manchester, Michigan.” The Manchester Mirror is a brand new online news source with its finger on the pulse of the area. This publication will be written by Manchester, for Manchester. Our goal will be to keep you informed about what’s going on in the community (and, at […]

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