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 Sara Swanson

Manchester Man Shares Passion for Building Lego Models

by Anne Buckalew Manchester resident and Library patron LB Hillbert has a passion for building Lego models and this month, a selection of his models are up on display at the Manchester District Library. Among the models you will see two of his favorites: Star Wars models, which he began building about ten years ago, and […]

 Sara Swanson

Manchester Supports DSST Buddy Walk

Editor’s Note: The Down Syndrome Support Team’s annual Buddy Walk was held yesterday, Sunday Sept 28th, at Gallup Park in Ann Arbor. The number of Manchester families participating grows larger every year. The Mirror asked Manchester mom Christie Taylor to write a guest column about the Buddy Walk. by Christie Taylor In walking toward a goal with […]

 Sara Swanson

Betty Cummings Prepares for Role in “Paint Your Wagon”

Betty Cummings of Manchester is getting ready for her role in the Tecumseh Players upcoming production of “Paint Your Wagon”, scheduled to open in two weekends at the Tecumseh Center for the Arts. Cummings, who has been a resident of Manchester since age 7, will be playing the character of Jane. The setting for this […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Co-op Enters its 50th Year – A Manchester Tradition Has a Bright Future

In the fall of 1964, the Manchester Cooperative Preschool started with a handful of young students and their teacher, Mrs. Delores Wolff, in the basement of the Emanuel United Church of Christ educational wing. This year, as the Co-op begins its 50th season, the school boasts 29 eager learners and two fresh and enthusiastic new […]

 Sara Swanson

Manchester Civic Club’s September 2014 Student of the Month

September’s Manchester Civic Club student of the month is Josephine Rickert, daughter of Doug and Diane Rickert of Manchester. Josephine is a senior at Manchester High School, where she mentors freshmen, plays varsity softball, and serves on Student Council.   A member of the National Honor Society, she tutors at the school and has a 3.810 cumulative […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Manchester Planning Commission Chair Wears Many Hats

Chairman of the Manchester Township Planning Commission, Les Kopka, has deep roots in Manchester community, but his interests and activities sometimes venture beyond his hometown. A 1970 graduate of Manchester High School, Kopka also was one of the original members as well as President of what started as the Manchester Jaycees Fat Lamb Club. In the past […]

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Softball Legend Returns to Coach Girls Softball Camp

Manchester Girl’s Softball met a legend last week. In 1981, when Alicia Seegert was a sophomore at Manchester High School, she lived for softball. But that year, voters voted down a millage and one of the things the school had to cut was softball. Women have always had a hard time finding the funding and […]

 Sara Swanson

Safety Town Wraps up with Visit from HVA

As part of their preparation for kindergarten, 33 Manchester children participated in the annual Safety Town camp last week. Over the course of the 5 days they had many visitors including a police officer, fire fighter, Louie the lightning bug, Klager principal Mrs. Mayes, a school bus driver and on the last day, an EMT.  

 Marsha Chartrand

Picnic, Anyone? – The American Legion Auxiliary Summer Raffle

With a summer music and street festival just days away, you may be thinking it’s a perfect opportunity to plan a family picnic and enjoy all that Manchester has to offer during the Summerfest. But in case your picnic basket needs a boost, here’s a just-in-time opportunity to augment your supplies. The Manchester American Legion […]

 Veronica BonBon

The Chicken Broil…Tastes Like the Best Memory Ever!

Editor’s Note: She’s back! Our own secret food critic paid a visit to the Chicken Broil. Yeah, yeah, yeah I haven’t written lately. I was off on a food tour in India …but I came back… for the Chicken Broil. For the last few years, I have been getting my Manchester Chicken Broil chicken to […]

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