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

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; […]

Manchester High School 2016-2017 fourth marking period Honor Roll

High Honors 12th Grade Allen, Rachel J Baskins, Caitlyn W Beck, Nicole A Bradshaw, Hannah L Burch, Abigail L Campbell, Courtney R Collins, Riley J Engel, Lorna M Goodell, Caleb M Harris, Emma C Hassan, Benjamin R Herron, Amelia G Ingram, Nehemiah K Johnson, Natalie P Matson, Carren M Matson, Jacob H Moore, Alexa M […]

 Sara Swanson

Middle School students honored for academic excellence and attendance at Honors Night

submitted by Manchester Middle School Manchester Middle School honored over 200 students at their Honors Night Program on Monday, June 12. Students were honored in multiple categories including High Honors, Honors, Exceptional Attendance and for being selected as a Student of the Month during the year. Recognition for High Honors highlights those students that have […]

 Sara Swanson

Obituary: Bonnie Mae Hertler

Bonnie Mae Hertler, age 71, born on January 5, 1946, the only child of Francis and Lois (Ahrens) Heckaman, died June 17, 2017. On August 30, 1969 she married Delmar Andrew Hertler, whom she met while they were both employed at Double A Products in Manchester, and preceded her in death on August 24, 2014. […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Feldkamps celebrate 70 years of marriage

Local couple will also serve as Grand Marshals of the Sesquicentennial Parade It all started with a dance at Wampler’s Lake. The popular teen destination, owned and operated by Allie Luckhardt, was a great place for kids from all around the area to have fun, hear good music, and dance on summer nights. The venue attracted […]

 Sara Swanson

Manchester High School 2017 Graduates

Manchester High School held its graduation ceremony Sunday, June 11, 2017 in the school gymnasium. Eighty-six students graduated. Congratulations! Manchester High School 2017 graduates: Logen William Alexa Rachel Jane Allen Madison Nicole Andreone Braeden Andrew Ballard Caitlyn Weimer Baskins Nicole Ashley Beck Tyler Jesse Bennett Emily Melissa Bickel Hannah Lynn Bradshaw Bradley Robert Bristle Colten Shawn Brown […]

 Sara Swanson

Plein air artists visit Wurster Park

Tuesday evening, Kathy Wilkins and her instructor, Sharon Sunday, set up easels in Wurster Park and worked quickly to capture the old Methodist Church on paper. The two women from Jackson were driving through on their way home from Dexter and decided to check out Manchester. Sunday explained that the weather was calm and the lighting was good, so […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Rockin’ it all over Manchester

In response to the recent influx of negative emotions flooding social media, one Manchester mother has found a simple way to send silent messages of kindness  and joy throughout the community. Amy Raus, a teacher and mother to a three-year-old, says she has a definite aversion to discussing politics, but in the aftermath of last fall’s presidential election […]

 Sara Swanson

Manchester High School Alumni Update: Karen Bunney, Class of 1982

Submitted by Carol Westfall, Manchester High School Alumni Association A graduate of Manchester High School’s Class of 1982, Karen Bunney is the author (and illustrator) of a children’s book, Bunnsville Buzz; The Adventures of Bessie Bunny. She currently resides in Aiken, SC, but Karen’s inspiration for the main character, Bessie Bunny, originates from her own […]

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