Will Freedom Township Voters Opt to Remain in the Manchester Library District?

The Manchester District Library Board of Trustees has asked us to announce the following: Freedom Township is paying for a one-issue ballot on August 5th.  The question as it will appear on the ballot is: “Do you want Freedom Township to withdraw from the Manchester District Library?” If Freedom Township does withdraw, Residents of that township who […]

Two Candidates have Stepped Forward for Manchester Township Treasurer

On Tuesday August 5th, there will be an election to decide who will be the Republican candidate for Manchester Township Treasurer. As there will likely be no Democrat seeking this position on the ballot in November, this primary election will likely determine who is Treasurer. The position is both to act as a voting trustee […]

 Mike Austin

Crowning of the Fair Queen

  On Tuesday night, following the parade, the crowning of the Fair Queen took place.  The Fair Queen contestants were individually escorted to their seating area in front of the grand stands.  Then, in front of a panel of judges, each contestant answered a question presented by the MC Karin Villarreal. In addition to the Fair queen being […]

 Sara Swanson

Children’s Community Garden Damaged

Possible vandalism was discovered in the children’s garden at the Manchester Community Garden this Thursday afternoon. A bench was tipped over into the fence and the door was opened and ripped off the hinges. The structure can be repaired, but animals opportunistically damaged many of the plants. The Community Garden, located on the bus loop off of Dutch Drive, actually consists […]

 Sara Swanson

Middle School Variety Show Wraps

On June 10 & 11, the Manchester Middle School held its 13th Annual Variety Show. The show was organized and sponsored by Manchester Voices. Volunteers included parents of performers, high school students, recent graduates, and Manchester Voices Coalition Members who served as curtain crew, stage crew, and communication specialists. Lindsay Hannah, Manchester Voices organizer, would like […]

 Sara Swanson

June 6th Golf Outing Raised $7,600 for CRC & Chamber

The 11th annual fundraiser golf outing for the Community Resource Center and the Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce was held Saturday, June 7 at Hills’ Heart of the Lakes Golf Course in Brooklyn. It  exceeded expectations, raising over $7,600 in proceeds for the two organizations. Enjoying perfect weather, seventy-four golfers hit the links before 9:00 […]

NBC Nightly News Coming to Manchester! – Will Film Lilly Diuble in Fair Parade on Tuesday

  Our courageous and much honored sixth-grader, Lillian Diuble, will be featured in a future (as yet unspecified) episode of NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. The camera crew will follow Ms. Diuble through her daily activities on Tuesday, and that will likely include her playing the flute as she rides with her middle school […]

Emanuel Church Steeple Removed for Repair

    Last week saw an historic operation on Main Street. All morning Thursday spectators gathered, some in lawn chairs, in anticipation of the removal of Emanuel Church’s steeple. Although there was a delay due to downpour, by early afternoon skies had cleared enough to continue work and when the steeple was lifted into the […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Emanuel Church Steeple to be Replaced

After four years of preparation, an historic moment will happen at Emanuel United Church of Christ on Wednesday, June 4. The 151-year-old towering white steeple atop Manchester’s largest church building, which can be seen from various vantage points surrounding the village, will be removed for structural repairs and a traditional makeover. Keith Clark, who has […]

Klager Kids Assemble Meals for the Hungry; Whole School District Behind the Effort

The Manchester High School Key Club organized its annual Kids Against Hunger food drive, marshaling students across all three campuses of the Manchester Community School District. Kids Against Hunger fights global hunger by having school children package nutritionally complete dry meals, costing just $.28 a meal, and shipping them to the hungriest parts of the […]

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