Sara Swanson

Manchester Community Schools CLOSED December 14, 2017

Manchester Community Schools has announced that they will be CLOSED December 14, 2017, due to poor road conditions. Manchester Early Childhood Center preschool sessions are cancelled for the day; daycare and Manchester Kid’s Club WILL BE OPEN and operating at the MECC location.  Hot lunch will not be available. The High School Winter Concert for 7th -12th grades has been rescheduled for December […]

 Sara Swanson

Two-faced post clock to go up on corner of M-52 & Main Street

While this summer’s Sesquicentennial celebration is still fresh in our memories, Manchester will be getting a permanent monument to mark the occasion this spring. This fall, at the wrap up meeting, the Sesquicentennial Committee voted to put their $10,000 of remaining funds toward the purchase of a 2-faced post clock from the Verdin Bell & […]

 Sara Swanson

Manchester skater Isabella Alexis to skate in U.S. Figure Skating National Championships

Since the age of 4, Manchester resident Isabella Alexis has been preparing for the opportunity to skate at the U.S. Figure Skating National Championships; this year as she and her partner Ethan Alday step onto that ice, she’ll be making that dream a reality. Isabella Alexis, a sophomore at Dexter High School, will be representing the […]

 Sara Swanson

Manchester United Methodist Church raises $900 for Community Resource Center

Two weekends ago during Christmas in the Village, the Manchester United Methodist Church held a special rummage sale. All money raised was for the Community Resource Center. Last Thursday Debbie Reinhardt and Sandy King, representing the church, presented a check for a little over $900 to Laura Seyfried, director of the Community Resource Center. Seyfried explained, “The […]

 Sara Swanson

Dodworth Duo returning to Manchester for Historical Society Open House

The Manchester Area Historical Society will be holding its Annual Christmas Sing-a-long and Open House on Thursday, December 14 at 7 pm at the Kingsley-Jenter House located at the corner of Main Street and M-52. Riverfolk Music and Arts is bringing the Dodworth Duo back to Manchester for an evening of carols and stories after their recent performance at […]

 Sara Swanson

Announcement: Silvanus and Darlene Egler 60th Wedding Anniversary

Silvanus and Darlene (Dunny) Egler celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with family and friends with a dinner-dance in Payson, Arrizonia at Mazatzal Casino. They were married October 26, 1957 in Manchester. Both were employed by S.S.Kresge Co. in Ann Arbor. They raised four children and are blessed with eight grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. In August 1968, […]

 Sara Swanson

Photo: Oak Grave cemetery building new roof (covered in snow)

Snow on the brand new roof of the historic Oak Grove Cemetery building completed last week by cemetery board members Jerry Waters & Michael Tindall, along with sexton of the cemetery Michael Miner, and Manchester Area Historical Society volunteer Barry Allen.

 Sara Swanson

Village residents invited to line streets with luminaria on Christmas Eve

Manchester has many annual traditions that make it special: the Chicken Broil, Christmas in the Village, the canoe race on the Raisin River, the Easter Egg Hunt in Carr Park … but arguably the most beautiful is the almost 40-year-old tradition of Christmas Eve luminaries. Once again, at dusk this Christmas Eve, Manchester will turn into a […]

 Sara Swanson

Obituary: Donna Mae England-Hankamp

Donna Mae (Wahl) England-Hankamp passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 79 years of age, with her family by her side. Donna was born in Saline, MI on October 3, 1938 at Saline Community Hospital. She was baptized, confirmed and married at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Saline. Donna called Saline, Manchester […]

 Sara Swanson

Christmas in the Village contest winners

This year’s Christmas in the Village celebration included multiple contests. Event organizer Jennifer Wojtowicz provided the results: In the Business Decorating category, Sutton Insurance Agency won for “Most Holiday Spirit” and Proper Property Services Inc won for “Best Polar Express Theme.” Mary Stevens won the cookie contest with her glazed fresh apple cookies. In the Parade Float Contest, there […]

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