Sara Swanson

Village to consider vacant storefront ordinance

Last Wednesday, August 16th, the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) held a town hall on economic development. With about 40 attendees packed into the Village Room topics including the millions of dollars of improvements to Village over the last few years, starting up a “welcome wagon” for new residents, the possibility of combining the DDA and […]

 Sara Swanson

High School principal announces he will resign this fall

Last week, the staff of Manchester High School received word from Principal Dr. Kevin Mowrer that although he hasn’t yet, he will be officially resigning his position sometime this fall. In his message to staff he stated that his wife has accepted a job in another state and they are in the process of selling […]

 Sara Swanson

Solar eclipse reminders for THIS afternoon

Today, August 21st, just after 1 pm, the solar eclipse will begin to be visible in Manchester. At about 2:30 pm, coverage will be as complete as we will witness it with just over 80% of the sun covered by the moon. The coverage will begin to wane and the sun will appear normal again by 3:45 […]

 Sara Swanson

Heightened drunk driving enforcement through Labor Day

In 2016 there were 271 alcohol-involved traffic fatalities and 32,610 drunk driving arrests in the state. The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office will conduct stepped-up drunk driving enforcement as part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign from August 18 through September 4. The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign will also […]

 Sara Swanson

Community conversation on opioid crisis in Washtenaw County – TONIGHT in Saline

Washtenaw Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton, U.S. Congressman Tim Walberg and U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell invite you to attend a vital kick-off conversation. Join them as they discuss mental health, substance use disorder, and the opioid crisis that is impacting Washtenaw County tonight, Monday August 21, 2017, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Saline High School located at 1300 Campus Pkwy in Saline. RSVP […]

 Sara Swanson

Non-profit Roundtable focused on community emergency preparedness scheduled for September

Last March, a large portion of the area, including the village, lost power for more than day (some up to five days) due to a wind storm. Some township residents, trapped at their homes by fallen trees without power, called the Community Resource Center for help. This led to the question, “what emergency preparedness plans are […]

 Sara Swanson

Farm to Table dinner in Grass Lake to benefit Manchester Farmers Market

On August 27th, 2017, Grass Lake Farmers Market is hosting the 2nd Annual 5 Healthy Towns Farm to Table Fabulous Feast at the newly constructed Grass Lake Events Park Pavilion. The event will feature locally produced food and drink through appetizers and a four-course meal. The $50 General Admission includes two appetizers, two alcoholic drink […]

 Sara Swanson

St Joseph Mercy Chelsea to donate $7,500 to Manchester Schools for health

St Joseph Mercy Chelsea announced last week that they will be donating $7,500 to Manchester Community Schools to increase access to physical and mental health programs for students and staff. Student and staff physical and mental health was identified as a priority need in Manchester in the hospital’s most recent Community Health Needs Assessment. This $7,500 is part […]

 Sara Swanson

Obituary: Gale Koebbe

His Legacy… Gale Howard Koebbe, age 79, passed away August 13, 2017 in Ann Arbor, MI. He was born on September 30, 1937, in Manchester, MI to Earl and Milda Koebbe. Gale was active in the Manchester community as a former mayor, served on the Manchester Fire Department for 44 years, and was the assistant […]

 Sara Swanson

Dent on the Main Street bridge

Early Wednesday morning, a truck in park with a faulty transmission rolled down Main Street driverless and hit the corner of the new Main Street bridge. Thankfully, no one was hurt, and according to Village manager Jeff Wallace, there bridge suffered only minor damage, although the Village is going to contact the bridge engineers.

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