Marsha Chartrand

Main Street Bridge to be Replaced in 2016, Dam’s Future in Question

Main Street Bridge remains partially closed while the village prepares to replace it. When Village Manager Jeff Wallace received notification last week that the Main Street Bridge was selected for state and federal grant funding to replace the entire structure, he was ready to jump into action. When Village Manager Jeff Wallace received notification last […]

 Mike Austin

Manchester Students Perform with the Michigan Marching Band

Each year high school band directors across the state are invited to recommend up to three seniors to perform with the Michigan Marching Band at their annual Crisler Concert. This year, from Manchester, drum major Tom O’Hotzke (trombone) and Brandon Hieber (tuba) performed on Sunday with the Michigan Marching Band. In addition, Ally Crouch and […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Manchester’s Safe Routes to School Program Under Way

  A chunk missing out of a sidewalk, a busy street to cross, a steep bank to avoid tripping down, may not seem like an obstacle to you, but to a child walking to school, it can be a daily trial. On October 29, parents and students of the Middle School and Klager Elementary School […]

 Mike Austin

Village Shared-Use Trail Engineering to Start November 2013, Construction Slated for 2014

After more than three years of planning, engineering for the Manchester Shared-use Trail is set to begin the week of November 4th and construction to begin in 2014.  The Shared-use trail will convert two miles of the former New York Central Rail Road rail bed within the village limits into a finished, ADA accessible, walking […]

 James Miller

Ruth Van Bogelen Appointed New Coordinator of the Chelsea-Area Wellness Coalition

“It’s like working in Utopia,” says Manchester’s Ruth van Bogelen of her new position as Coalition Coordinator at the Chelsea-Area Wellness Foundation. The Chelsea-Area Welness Coalition includes Chelsea, Manchester, Dexter, Grass Lake and Stockbridge.  The Coalition’s mission is to “create a culture of wellness and foster sustainable improvements in community health.”  Programs include cooking classes, […]

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MHS Students attend FFA National Convention in Louisville, KY

Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve.  It’s the FFA Motto.  The Future Farmers of America (FFA) is almost 580,000 members strong and is committed to agricultural education in order to help its members develop their own talents and to explore a broad range of career paths.   Randal Smith is […]

 Sara Swanson

Manchester Farmers Market – Michigan’s Friendliest Farmers Market

    Every summer Thursday between 4 and 8pm, you’ll find a bustling farmers’ market on Adrian Street, in the heart of the village. The 2013 market was so full and energetic that it is hard to remember that just one year before, road construction almost killed the already flagging market. The dramatic turnaround that […]

Coats in the Cafeteria: Klager Recess Before Lunch Policy Scrutinized by Parent

On Friday, October 25th, Lori Preis visited her first grade daughter for lunch at Luther C. Klager Elementary. “I was surprised,” Ms. Preis later said in a petition she has since written for Ms. Preis looked down the line of elementary students. All of the students, as they waited for their lunch, were carrying […]

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Middle School Hosts Health Expo

  On Friday, October 25th, the cafeteria of the Manchester Middle School was loud and full of movement as students interacted with photo props near the Lifetouch photo booth or sported milk mustaches from the Horning Farms table vendor exhibit. An occasional soccer ball streaked into the goal set up in the corner and students […]

Christmas Comes to the Village Friday November 15th and Saturday November 16th

Santa is coming to Manchester. Mr. Kringle will be the centerpiece of the annual Christmas Parade, which runs from Wurster Park to the Old Mill. The parade starts at 10 am Saturday morning, November 16th, and it will culminate with Santa’s arrival. Santa will greet the town, receive a key to the city, and hold […]