Neighbors

 Sara Swanson

Obituary: Martha Mary Meadows

Martha Mary Meadows, 72, of Wildwood, FL passed away Monday, October 2, 2017. Mrs. Meadows was born June 18, 1945 in Gregory, MI to Robert R and Isabell J. (McNicol) Johnson. She was a retired nurse and moved to Wildwood in 2008 from Manchester. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church […]

 Sara Swanson

Manchester hosting German exchange students

submitted by Jill Noble Manchester High School is again pleased to host high school students from Varel, Germany for 3 weeks this Fall. The students are from Lothar Meyer Gymnasium and will be in Manchester from September 21 through October 11. While here, they are staying with local families, learning the similarities and differences from their lives […]

 Sara Swanson

Obituary: Joanne Marie Waller

Joanne Marie Waller passed away in her home surrounded by family on October 6, 2017. She was born to Frank and Dorothy Chudinski (Amend) in Port Huron, Michigan on March 14, 1940. She married her teenage sweetheart, Charles Henry Waller Jr. on June 21, 1958 at Mt. Olivet Church in Dearborn, MI. She is survived […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Local woman recognized as Student of the Year at Herzing University

Ashlee Jo Rothfuss, a 2012 graduate of Manchester High School, recently completed her Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design from Herzing University Online, as part of the August 2017 graduating class. Ashlee was nominated as Student of the Year by her Department chair, Alan Rossi, who said, “Ashlee reflects all the components of the P.R.I.C.E. […]

 Sara Swanson

Announcement: Happy 75th to local 4-corner crossing guard!

Wave & wish your local 4 corner crossing guard a Happy 75th Birthday, September 28.

 Sara Swanson

Obituary: Frank Tomko

His Legacy… Frank Andrew Tomko, age 93, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017. He was born on July 6, 1924 in West Liesenring, Pennsylvania to John and Anna (Solop) Tomko, Jr. Frank was married for 66 years to the love of his life, Florence Vacek, whom he married on September 7, 1946 at St. Mary […]

 Sara Swanson

Klager kindergartener’s family raising funds for diabetic alert dog

Gavin Myers is in many ways just like his kindergarten classmates at Klager Elementary School, but in addition to the regular challenges that come with starting school, four-year-old Gavin has type 1 diabetes. A year and a half ago, Gavin was very sick and had stopped eating; he was drinking a lot and he lost […]

 Marsha Chartrand

A special memento returns to Manchester family

Joe Fitzgerald was a man of many passions. “He loved his family, his community, and his church,” said his widow, Pat. His family consisted of his wife of 66 years, Pat; his three children, Tom, Laurie, and Lisa; and grandchildren, Katie, Austin, Brent, and Austin. He was proud to have made Manchester “home” for most […]

 Marsha Chartrand

High school principal looks back on his years in Manchester

Thirteen years ago, Manchester moved into its new high school building on Dutch Drive. Among the new teachers hired that fall was Kevin Mowrer, a young English and Social Studies teacher who had moved back home to Michigan after a two-year stint in Chicago. A native of Adrian and a graduate of Lenawee Christian High School, Mowrer majored […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Natalie Horning selected for agricultural scholarship

Natalie (Horning) Holbrook, from Manchester, has been selected for the Upper Division Agricultural Education Scholarship from the National Association of Agricultural Educators. Natalie, who has studied agricultural education at Michigan State University, graduated this past spring with her Bachelor’s in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resource Education; with teaching minors in Biology and Integrated Science. “This coming school […]

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