Neighbors

 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 […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Rev. Dr. David Williams to leave Emanuel UCC next month

June will be a time of change in Manchester’s ecumenical world. In addition to Rev. Aaron Kesson being reassigned from Manchester United Methodist Church, Emanuel United Church of Christ will soon be seeking a new pastor with the imminent departure of Rev. Dr. David Williams, who has served the church for nearly three years. Dr. Williams will be […]

 Sara Swanson

14-year old Manchester student exhibiting his art in Ypsi!

Jacob Miller, a 14 year old illustrator from Manchester, will be exhibiting his art work on Friday, June 2nd, as part of the Ypsilanti’s “First Friday” downtown events. His work will be at the Pearl Street Studio, 108 Pearl Street, Ypsilanti, which will be open from 5 – 8:30 pm. Alden Rohwer, also from Manchester, will […]

 Sara Swanson

Teachers and school staff honored for milestones & retirements

Last Wednesday after school, Manchester School staff and teachers were honored for reaching 10  and 15 years with the schools or because they are retiring at the end of this school year. An ice cream social was held to celebrate the occasion in the High School commons. This was the 10th year this event was held. […]

 Sara Swanson

Manchester Early Childhood Center graduates 40 preschoolers!

Last Thursday, Manchester Early Childhood Center held their 4-year old preschool graduation in the gym in the Nellie Ackerson Building, where they are located. They had forty pre-school graduates heading off to kindergarten next year! Graduates: Airlia Bates Addison Miller Brayden Lauer Feyd Burgard Paul Celkis Nayelli Baron Samantha Brazier Harper Puscas Willow Puscas Gavin Myers […]