Mike Austin

Tough weekend for the Digital Dislocators

Although starting off strong Manchester’s Digital Dislocators (FRC team 6081)  faced a tough weekend.  Battling mechanical and minor programing issues they finished 35th in their second and final competition this year in Howell.

 Mike Austin

5 MHS DECA members headed to International competition in Anaheim

Manchester High School’s DECA chapter started the year with twenty-six DECA members. Of the students who went to the district competition, eight qualified for the state level competition, which was held March 10th-12th in Detroit. DECA, which stands for Distributive Education Clubs of America, is a nationwide student leadership organization that helps prepare high school students […]

 Mike Austin

First competition of the season for Robotics team

The Digital Dislocators are back from their first competition of the FIRST Robotics Competitions’ (FRC) 2017 season. In the three days of competition, the team did a lot of hard work and had fun too. The competition consisted of twelve qualifying matches, with the possibility of playoff matches. The Digital Dislocators team is made up […]

 Mike Austin

Manchester hosts district band festival, MHS will proceed to states!

This past weekend, the power returned just in time for the Manchester band program to go ahead and host the District 8 MSBOA band festival at the High School as planned. Beginning Friday afternoon and concluding Saturday, twenty-five bands from area schools came to participate in the festival. Both the Manchester High School Concert Band […]

 Mike Austin

County reveals long-term plans for Sharon Mills County park

On Sunday October 2nd, the Washtenaw County Parks Commission held an open house at Sharon Mills County Park to unveil the park’s Master Plan. The Master Plan defines an overall vision for the park and will be used to guide the Parks Commission in future development. The plan is divided into phases that will be implemented […]

 Mike Austin

Tap holds musical fundraiser

The Village Tap held a musical extravaganza on Sunday starting at 1 pm as a fundraiser for two area residents. The Tap, as well as all of the musicians, donated their services. A silent auction was held. The Band line-up included Studio 542, Juston Brady, Flyte, Sarah Swanson Band, Cash in King, Paper Soul and Ripper.

 Mike Austin

A taste of country music at this week’s gazebo concert

This Thursday at the gazebo in Manchester’s “Village Green,” Wurster Park, join us to welcome TJ Thomas and Kentucky Strait. Kentucky Strait was formed 21 years ago by band leader TJ Thomas and consists of four full-time members, led by TJ Thomas on Guitar and Vocals; Ron Stewart-Bass Guitar/Vocals; Bud Merglewski-Piano/Vocals; and Lyle Cantley-Drummer/Vocals. TJ Thomas […]

 Mike Austin

Manchester Township Fire Department holds second floor rescue training

Last Thursday, Manchester Township firefighters had the opportunity to participate in ladder and second-floor rescue training in the Comerica Bank building on Main Street.  The training was facilitated by Jeff Foulke, a Pittsfield Township firefighter and Manchester Township resident.  

 Mike Austin

Manchester’s Digital Dislocators Advance to Finals in FIRST Robotics Competition

Last weekend Manchester High Schools rookie FIRST Robotics team (6081) the “Digital Dislocators” competed in their first “FIRST Robotics Competition” at Kettering University in Flint. The rookie team did exceptionally well, ranking 21 out of 40 teams and advanced all the way to the final round before being defeated. In addition, they were in the […]

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Township Officials Table Firefighters’ Raises

The Manchester Township board voted to give themselves and almost every other official and employee of the township raises over the course of the summer… except the firefighters. And this was done over the objections of the treasurer and against the recommendations of a report a compensation review committee made just a year ago. In […]

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