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 Marsha Chartrand

A special memento returns to Manchester family

Joe Fitzgerald was a man of many passions. “He loved his family, his community, and his church,” said his widow, Pat. His family consisted of his wife of 66 years, Pat; his three children, Tom, Laurie, and Lisa; and grandchildren, Katie, Austin, Brent, and Austin. He was proud to have made Manchester “home” for most […]

 Marsha Chartrand

High school principal looks back on his years in Manchester

Thirteen years ago, Manchester moved into its new high school building on Dutch Drive. Among the new teachers hired that fall was Kevin Mowrer, a young English and Social Studies teacher who had moved back home to Michigan after a two-year stint in Chicago. A native of Adrian and a graduate of Lenawee Christian High School, Mowrer majored […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Natalie Horning selected for agricultural scholarship

Natalie (Horning) Holbrook, from Manchester, has been selected for the Upper Division Agricultural Education Scholarship from the National Association of Agricultural Educators. Natalie, who has studied agricultural education at Michigan State University, graduated this past spring with her Bachelor’s in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resource Education; with teaching minors in Biology and Integrated Science. “This coming school […]

 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 […]