Sara Swanson

Manchester Wellness Center Offering Scholarships

The Manchester Wellness Center is now offering full scholarships. Located behind the Middle School off of East Main Street, the Wellness Center offers cardio and strength training equipment as well as group exercise classes and requires a membership. The scholarships are available because of a new grant provided through the Chelsea Area-Wellness Foundation and the […]

 Sara Swanson

Thank You to Manchester Community for Supporting Schools

Editor’s Note: We run this community thank you at the request of Klager Elementary teacher Melissa Yekulis.  For such a small, quiet town, the community of Manchester has a powerful voice, and it is one that supports and cheers on its local schools. Even when the state continues to change and alter school budgets, the people of […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Getting RISKY at the PLI

Editor’s note: I thought that maybe I was a prejudiced parent, seeing as I have known all of these young men for more than 25 years. I think their talent and their original, locally-oriented songs are amazing. But it is even more gratifying to see their accomplishments recognized by people who have little, if any, […]

 Sara Swanson

Horning to Return from College to Become Sixth Generation Dairy Farmer

  by Kristy Smith After four years studying at MSU, Katelyn Horning will return home to her family’s Manchester dairy farm, Horning Farms. Horning, 22, is completing her coursework with a double-major in animal science and agribusiness management and plans plan to ease her way into a permanent role in the family business by initially performing dairy duties […]

 Marsha Chartrand

A Manchester Success Story

Seven years ago, Vince Henderson found himself in a bind. He had just come from Dallas to purchase a business in Manchester, Michigan–one that would fulfill his childhood dreams of owning his own plant. He had invested everything he had in the business, only to find out once he took over that the factory was […]

Memorial Day Parade, 2014 (photos)

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Knights of Columbus Thanks Community and Volunteers

Last month, the Knights of Columbus held their 38th annual annual Tootsie Roll Drive.  Members from over 200 councils throughout the state hit the streets at local intersections and asked people to make a donation to support people with intellectual disabilities and receive a tootsie roll. The Michigan Knights of Columbus run one of the […]

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Teacher of the Month – Mary Fielder!

The teacher of the month for May is Mrs. Mary Fielder! Mrs. Fielder was nominated by Matthew Cook and Michelle Rowe.  Their son, Cameron, is in Mrs. Fielder’s 2nd grade class at Klager Elementary. Q:  Why does this teacher deserve to be recognized? How does this teacher make a difference in his/her student’s lives? A: […]

 Sara Swanson

After Prom – Saving Lives with Laser Tag and Glitter Tattoos

The 2014 After Prom event was held in the wee hours of the morning last Sunday, providing an entertaining and safe alternative to after-prom partying. After students left prom, they had the option of signing in at the high school between midnight and 1am and staying at this fun-filled, all-night event until around 5am. This […]

Spanish Club Paints Doors to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and to Help Migrant Workers in Need

The doors at the Manchester District Library are alive with Aztec inspired designs painted by Manchester High School Junior Annabelle Otto. Ms. Otto, the president of the high school Spanish Club and a page at the library, is painting local windows in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. Working with club member Judy Sahakian and Manchester […]

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