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School Year Extended Through June 13

We are coming out of a harsh winter which resulted in 11 school closings. Because this is 5 more than our allotted number, the State of Michigan requires that these days are made-up. Consequently, Manchester Community Schools has announced that the school year has been extended by five days. The schools’ state funding is dependent […]

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Manchester District Library Celebrates National Library Week by Collecting Food for Fines

by Anne Buckalew This week, the Manchester District Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week. First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. Manchester District Library is celebrating National Library Week […]

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Deadline to Enroll in Health Care Coverage is TODAY – March 31st

From the Manchester Community Resource Center If you aren’t already covered, the deadline is today to enroll in a health insurance plan. Visit to sign up now. Call 1-800-318-2596 to learn more. If you qualify for Michigan’s expanded Medicaid coverage you will be able to sign up beginning April 1st. Visit MIBridges to apply online. Call the CRC […]

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Update: Missing Person Found

Update: Saturday, 5:41pm – Found! Robert Mullins, who was reported missing from a Superior Township senior citizens assisted living home has been located. The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Unit located Mr. Mullins in a field not far from where he was last seen. As mounted deputies searched a field on Prospect just north of […]

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District Receives a Thumbs up in Review – Major Step Towards Becoming an Accredited District

Early last week, Manchester Community Schools (MCS) had an on-site accreditation review.  Each of the three schools have long standing accreditations (which were not being reviewed at this time), but for the first time, the district as a whole is seeking accreditation. A team from AdvancED, the premier accreditation organization in the world, arrived Monday morning and […]

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State Agriculture Department Launches a New Consumer Focused Publication

Media Contact: Heather Throne: or 517-284-5725 LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is excited to present a 70-page full color publication, the Michigan Agriculture magazine, as a way to connect readers with our state’s food and agriculture community. “Michigan’s food and agriculture industry not only impacts the life […]

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Young Farmers Gain Insights and Skills at Conference

Editor’s Note: submitted by Kathy Siler, condensed from the Michigan Farm Bureau More than 300 young farmers from around the state gathered in Grand Rapids Feb. 28 through March 2 for Michigan Farm Bureau’s (MFB) 2014 Young Farmer Leaders’ Conference. Centered on the theme “Get Involved, Take a Stand,” sessions included opportunities to increase professional […]

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Manchester Community Tourism Workshop Scheduled for Wednesday

The Ypsilanti Area Convention & Visitors Bureau announced a new Tourism Grant Program, the Community Tourism Action Plan (CTAP). This Plan offers communities in Washtenaw County the opportunity to apply for a grant up to $10,000 specifically for a tourism marketing and development project. The Manchester Downtown Development Authority is pursuing this grant for Manchester, […]

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Manchester Included in WCSO’s Special Traffic Enforcement Aimed at Reducing Impaired Driving

SHERIFF JERRY CLAYTON WARNS DRIVERS DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER Special Traffic Enforcement If you’re over the limit, you’ll be under arrest! Beginning March 14, 2014 the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office, U of M Department of Public Safety and Pittsfield Department of Public Safety will step up enforcement and be on the lookout for […]

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Straight Talk About Wellness Centers

  submitted by Amy Heydlauff 350,000 visits. That’s how many visits we expect to the Chelsea, Dexter, Manchester and Stockbridge Wellness Centers this year. Each of those visits has an incremental impact on someone’s health – maybe yours. $949,000. That’s how much money we expect to lose in Wellness Center operations this year. The Chelsea-Area […]

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