Sara Swanson

New Food Dehydrator Soon to be Available for Check-Out at the Library

A brand new Nesco FD-1040 1000-watt Gardenmaster Food Dehydrator will soon be available for check-out from the Manchester District Library. The dehydrator has a top-mounted 2,400 RPM fan, an adjustable thermostat that ranges from 90 degrees to 160 degrees F and a digital timer which is programmable for up to 48 hours. Anyone with a library card […]

Author Monica Harris Delights and Inspires Klager Kids

Monica Harris, author of 11 books for children, gave all the kids at Klager an entertaining insight into the life of a working writer. Harris came prepared with a fun disposition, and a detailed understanding of her audience. She was ready with a clear question-and-answer PowerPoint presentation – pictures of stinky shoes, alien creatures, and […]

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MCS Board Proposes Millage Renewal and New Bond for the Ballot in August

At the last few school board meetings, finances have been the main item on the agenda. Each year begins with a budget, and each year the board conducts a mid-year review of their budget to see how things are going. The good news is that finances are better than anticipated. The bad news is that $473,000 […]

 James Miller

Manchester Co-Op Pre-School Announces New Young Fives Program for Fall

The Manchester Co-Op Pre-School (MCP) is located at 410 City Road, in the Ackerson Building.  It currently offers 2 classes: a Three Year Olds class that meets 2 mornings a week and a Four Year Olds class that meets three mornings a week, and next year will off a new Young Fives program. The Three […]

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Klager “Frozen In Time” Dance a Huge Success!

Nearly 240 guests danced the evening away at the Klager “Frozen In Time” dance on Friday, February 28, 2014.  The dance, commonly known as the Daddy/Daughter Dance, encouraged Klager girls to invite that someone special to be their guest for the evening.  Small Town Sounds provided an incredible mix of dance tunes; Mary Bortmas captured […]

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Crazy Fun at the Kiwanis Crazy Cash Night!

The Kiwanis Crazy Cash Night was held on Saturday night.  The house was packed, the food provided by Movable Feast was fabulous, the Kiwanis planning and execution wonderful.  In the end, three women chose to share the main board prize of $6,000, receiving a total of $2,000 apiece.  Not to shabby…here are a few highlights. […]

 Marsha Chartrand

It’s Crazy What They Do to Raise Cash!

For the 15th year, the Manchester Kiwanis Club is sponsoring its “Crazy Cash” night to raise funds for community projects beginning at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 1. The name is somewhat descriptive of the evening’s atmosphere, according to Cindy Kenney, Kiwanis President and the publicity chair for this year’s event. “I’m just figuring it all […]

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MCS Closed Today, Feb 18

Due to Winter Weather and Road Conditions, Manchester Community Schools will be CLOSED on Tuesday, February 18, 2014.  

 Sara Swanson

Annabelle Valentine Spreads Love in Manchester and Beyond

You may have noticed a little girl and a wagon full of treats and valentines spreading love through town on Friday. Although she is usually known as Annabelle Celkis, one day a year she is known as Annabelle Valentine. (For more pictures of Annabelle’s 2014 efforts, check out our exclusive photo gallery.) For the third […]

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Hornings Win Awards at GLRDC Conference

Manchester’s own Natalie and Mason Horning were honored at the recent Great Lakes Regional Dairy Conference held February 6-8, 2014 in Mount Pleasant, MI. Natalie Horning was awarded the Outstanding First Year Dairy Club Member. With over 100 members, the Michigan State University Dairy Club is a professional and social organization that allows its members […]

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