Marsha Chartrand

Regional Model A group visits Manchester

Nearly 400 Ford Model A’s (and their owners) gathered in Jackson last weekend for a Regional Model A meet, sponsored by the Jackson Spartan Horn Model A Club. Manchester members of this group include George & Lois Wacker, Gerald Grossman, and Barry & Peggy Allen. On Saturday, the group had the option of taking several tours around the area, […]

 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

Former State Representative Driskell announces bid for US Congressional seat

Manchester’s former State Representative, Gretchen Driskell has announced her candidacy for the United States House of Representatives Michigan’s 7th Congressional District, seeking to again represent Manchester, this time nationally. Currently, the 7th District which includes all of Monroe, Lenawee, Hillsdale, Branch, Jackson and Eaton Counties, as well as western Washtenaw County, is represented by Republican Tim […]

 Sara Swanson

2017 Manchester Community Fair livestock auction results

submitted by Jean Robert

 Sara Swanson

Vicky Wurster to be crowned Manchester Sesquicentennial Queen

This Thursday, during the evening Gazebo concert, the Sesquicentennial Queen will be crowned. Vicky Wurster (Vicky Roberts at the time) played a special role 50 years during Manchester’s Centennial celebration, serving as the Centennial Queen. Once she has been re-crowned this week, she will have the double distinction of serving both as Manchester’s Centennial Queen and Manchester’s […]

 Sara Swanson

Girl Scout Caitlyn Baskins, to serve as Senior Patrol Leader of Mackinac Island Governor’s Honor Guard

Manchester Girl Scout, Caitlyn Baskins, was recently recognized as Senior Patrol Leader for Mackinac Island Governor’s Honor Guard (MIGHG) Troop #609. Caitlyn is in her sixth year as a scout in MIGHG Troop #609. As the Senior Patrol Leader, Caitlyn is responsible for the overall organization and conduct of the troop of 56 Girl Scouts. […]

 Sara Swanson

Obituary: Bernita Mary “Bud” Aiuto

Bernita Mary “Bud” Aiuto, of Manchester, Michigan, age 87, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, July 14, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on December 14, 1929, in Petersburg, Nebraska, the daughter of George and Lena (Zitariuc) Coval. Bernita had lived in the area since 1936 and was a life […]

 Sara Swanson

Manchester Middle School 2016-2017 fourth marking period Honor Roll

HIGH HONORS 8th Grade Adams, Christina Blumenauer, Katelyn Brown, Starr Corwin, Andrew DuRussel, Mallory Gebhardt, Gweneth Hutchison, August Keast, John Kerns, Carli Lauer, Alyssa Lyos, Brooklynn Mann, Ryan Messman, Jacob Phillips, Jessica Ridenour, Kayla Riley, Liam Taylor, Hayden Vogel, Madison Waters, Amelia Woods, Victoria Zink, Mykaela 7th Grade Allion, William Anderson, Haley Bargardi, Anthony Beck, […]

 Sara Swanson

David Nelson and Margaret Shaw, local artists to hold Studio and Garden Art Walk

submitted by Elizabeth Polk and Margaret Shaw Forty years ago, two young artists, David Nelson from Jackson and Margaret Shaw from Waterford, attended Eastern Michigan University and have remained lifelong friends to this day. What a coincidence (and how fortunate for us!) that they would both wind up in Manchester as independent home/studio owners, Though […]

 Sara Swanson

Amy Pyle – Manchester Community Fair’s 2017 Homemaker Champion

Manchester Community Fair’s 2017 Homemaker Champion needed a lot of skills to win the title, but possibly the most important one isn’t something you can win a ribbon in, it was perseverance. Manchester’s Amy Pyle worked all year to get ready for the fair and in the end, with 38 entries in 6 of the […]