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Worried About the Environment? Conservation District Publishes Annual Report

Are you concerned about the environment? How about the impact of farming methods on the environment and the food that you feed your children? Do you worry about soil erosion or the effects of fertilizers in the soil and drinking water? The following press release is from the The Washtenaw County Conservation District. The Washtenaw […]

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Prepare Your Home for Holiday Absences

As family and friends reunite this holiday season many leave their houses empty, which is tempting to burglars.  The Michigan Sheriffs’ Association encourages you to take the following steps to make your absence less noticeable and your home less attractive to burglars. Remember to lock all doors and windows – even the doors that open into your […]

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Klager Student Becomes Principal For The Day

Do you remember the 1988 movie, “Big”?  The movie starred Tom Hanks as a boy, Josh Baskin, who wished to be “big” at a magic wish machine and then magically woke up the next morning to find himself in an adult body with adult responsibilities. Samantha Seegert didn’t have a magic wish machine, but she […]

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Representative Driskell Expresses Frustration with Legislature at Coffee Hour on Friday

State Representative Gretchen Driskell was in Manchester Friday morning to meet with local constituents and share what has been going on in Lansing.  About a dozen people were there, not only from Manchester but Webster and Saline townships as well. Some of the issues discussed were the recently approved abortion insurance bill, the lack of […]

Shari Pollesch to run for State Senate in the 22nd District (Press Release)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Brighton attorney Shari Pollesch is excited to announce that she is running for State Senate for the 22nd Senate District as a Democrat. This newly created district includes all of Livingston County and approximately two thirds of Washtenaw County, west of the city of Ann Arbor. (Lyndon, Webster, Northfield, Sylvan, Lima, Scio, […]

Youth Mental Health Awareness Event Held at High School

21% of all children between the ages of 13 and 18 are suffering from a mental illness severe enough to impair them every day. In the Manchester School District, that could be as many as 200 children. 8% of children have a mental illness so severe that they can’t function without assistance. And yet, for […]

Men’s Club Begins Annual Christmas Tree Sale

Christmas trees are once again on sale in downtown Manchester.  The familiar town institution came back to life on December 1st.  Members of the Men’s Club — as well as players from the boys’ and girls’ soccer teams, Boy Scout Troop 426, and other volunteers — loaded, toted, hauled, hefted, drove, and dragged 240 trees […]

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Local Manufacturer CEI Wins 2013 SPARK FastTrack Award

Have you seen the new Chevrolet dealership in Chelsea?  Or, noticed the new Bahna Wrestling Center on the University of Michigan’s athletic campus?  The facades on both of these buildings are clad with a product made right here in Manchester by CEI Composite Materials.   CEI Composite Materials designs and manufactures architectural metal panels and entry […]

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Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Update

  For the past week (12/2 through 12/8) we had the following activity in the Village: ·         24 calls for service; no major incidents or crimes Most of these were general service requests of traffic stops (non-criminal traffic stops)  

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SASHA Farm Needs More Hay to Make it Through the Winter

SASHA Farm, the midwest’s largest farm animal sanctuary, is located right here in Manchester.  Founded by Monte Jackson and Dorothy Davies, they have taken in around 400 abused, ill, or otherwise neglected animals.  They have all types of animals including cows, horses, goats, oxen, pigs, chicken, ducks, emus, donkeys, as well as dogs and cats […]