Sara Swanson

Three fatalities in three days

The Manchester area saw three men killed in two single-auto accidents early last week. On Sunday, July 9, around noon, a a 23-year-old Clinton man was killed in a single car accident in Bridgewater Township on Sheridan Road between Bowens and Allen roads. He was later identified as Jackson Mowery. A second accident occurred last […]

 Sara Swanson

37-star flag to fly over Manchester once again

One hundred and fifty years and 12 days ago the 37-star flag became the official flag of the United States of America. A star had been added to the 36-star flag because of the addition of Nebraska as a state. The three presidents served under this flag; Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant, and Rutherford B. […]

 Sara Swanson

DNR considers new firewood policy for Michigan State Parks

In any given week in July, it’s likely someone you know is camping, and it’s possible you are planning a camping trip still, yourself this summer. If the campground is in a Michigan State Park, this may be the last summer you will be allowed to bring in outside firewood. Currently the DNR is considering implementing a […]

 Sara Swanson

West Nile Virus found in Washtenaw County – report dead birds

Last week Washtenaw County Public Health encouraged residents to take measures to reduce the spread of West Nile virus. This warning was prompted by a dead green heron found in the Ypsilanti area testing positive for West Nile. High numbers of dead birds can indicate that the virus is active in a particular area, so report any dead […]

 Sara Swanson

Farmers Market moving to the Fair this week

The Manchester Farmers Market, which runs every Thursday from 3:30 to 7 pm all summer long, will be relocated to the Fair Grounds this Thursday. Instead of Chi Bro Park, they will be setting up under the main pavilion at Alumni Field, on the corner of Vernon Street and Wolverine Street. Admission is free if you are […]

 Sara Swanson

Graduation gown recycling program for Manchester High School

Graduation gowns, worn for a few hours at the most, can cost almost a hundred dollars if purchased at the last minute, and unless the graduate has a younger sibling of the same size and gender, unlikely to be worn again. The Manchester Ladies Society, who’ve successfully run a Prom Dress recycling program the last 4 […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Riverfolk receives grant to put on musical assembly and concerts

The Riverfolk Music and Arts Organization was fortunate to receive a grant of $4,000 to provide several educational and artistic opportunities for youth and adults in Manchester between January and June of this year. The grant, as part of the support by the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) Minigrant Program, and administered […]

 Sara Swanson

Cultural Art Strings summer camp memories

submitted by Cultural Art Strings Now in it’s 6th year, Session I of CAS Summer Day Camp finished out its week with a presentation for parents and friends on Friday, June 23 that included small group instrumental demonstrations, large ensemble pieces, advanced chamber music, singing, and artwork displays that tied together the camp theme “My Old […]

 Sara Swanson

Fire siren sits silently waiting for residents’ feedback

Most village residents have probably noticed by now the absence of the fire siren that for years sounded every time the Manchester Township Fire Department was dispatched. In March, the Fire Department explained that all Washtenaw County Fire Departments still using them upgraded from older VHF pagers to 800 MHz (megahertz) pagers as a result of […]

 Sara Swanson

Manchester Community Schools to hire interim superintendent

The school board officially accepted Superintendent Cherie Vannatter’s resignation at the regularly scheduled school board meeting last Monday night. Vannatter’s last day will be July 14th. After cake and praise for her service, the school board discussed how to proceed in the search for a new superintendent. The decision was made to hire an interim […]