Sara Swanson

Fire siren sits silently waiting for residents’ feedback

Most village residents have probably noticed by now the absence of the fire siren that for years sounded every time the Manchester Township Fire Department was dispatched. In March, the Fire Department explained that all Washtenaw County Fire Departments still using them upgraded from older VHF pagers to 800 MHz (megahertz) pagers as a result of […]

 Sara Swanson

Manchester Community Schools to hire interim superintendent

The school board officially accepted Superintendent Cherie Vannatter’s resignation at the regularly scheduled school board meeting last Monday night. Vannatter’s last day will be July 14th. After cake and praise for her service, the school board discussed how to proceed in the search for a new superintendent. The decision was made to hire an interim […]

 Sara Swanson

Changes at the Co-op Preschool next year

Open enrollment has begun at the Manchester Cooperative Preschool for the 2017/2018 school year. And they’ve announced a new format for next year. Instead of splitting the 3 year-olds, 4 year-olds and Young 5’s into separate sessions, all ages will be combined into joint, all-day sessions which will be held Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30am […]

 Sara Swanson

Special visitor coming to library storytime

submitted by the Manchester District Library On Tuesday, June 27th, during the Manchester District Library’s regularly-scheduled storytime hour (10-11 am in the Children’s Area of the Library), Miss Karen will be joined by a special visiting presenter. Karen Bunney, a graduate of the Manchester High School class of 1982, will be giving a reading of […]

 Sara Swanson

State Representative Donna Lasinski to hold 2nd coffee hour in Manchester

State Representative Donna Lasinski will her hold her second Manchester coffee hour on Saturday, July 8, from 10-11 am in the Village Room on the lower level of the Manchester Village Offices, located at 912 City Road in Manchester. She held her first Coffee Hour in Manchester on March 29th, just 11 weeks after being sworn in for her first term. If you […]

 Sara Swanson

School board votes to disclaim member’s behavior but not to censure

Last Monday at the regularly scheduled school board meeting, the board went into closed session to hear the findings of the independent investigation into the actions that led to the formal complaint by a principal alleging verbal abuse by a school board member on May 10th. Afterwards, the board came back into open session and held […]

 Sara Swanson

PALM bike ride to travel through Manchester this week

Thursday, June 29th, the Pedal Across Lower Michigan bike ride (PALM) will be passing through Manchester on Austin Road then veering south on Clinton Road on their way from Grass Lake to Milan on Day 6 of their 7-day ride from Saugatuck to the Lake Erie Metro Park. The total distance of the ride is between […]

 Sara Swanson

Obituary: Marilyn Minick-Hunt

Marilyn Minick-Hunt, age 72, passed away, June 18, 2017, after a long battle with lymphoma. Marilyn was born in Ann Arbor, MI on July 6, 1944 to Erwin and Geraldine (VanMeer) Huber. She married David J. Minick on September 7, 1963 in Manchester; he passed away in 2002. She married Bruce Hunt on January 24, […]

 Sara Swanson

Roadwork update – week of 6-26-17

This week and next, the Washtenaw County Road Commission will be crack-sealing Austin Road in Bridgewater Township between Clinton Road and Schneider Road beginning today, June 26th and ending by July 7th.

 Sara Swanson

8 Manchester students make GVSU Winter 2017 Dean’s List

Grand Valley State University announced the names of students who were placed on the dean’s list for the Winter 2017 semester concluding in April. The list includes those students who have maintained a 3.5 grade point average and been enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits. Eight Manchester students made the list: Audrey L. Arbogast; […]

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