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Christmas Home Tour 2013

In the coming weeks five Manchester area households will be busy making preparations for the 4th annual Manchester Christmas Home Tour.  This year’s tour will take place from noon until 8 pm on Dec 7th.   The Christmas home Tour was created to raise money for new outdoor Christmas decorations on Main Street.  To date […]

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Last Week for Leaf Pickup in the Village

Just a reminder that this week is the last week for leaf pickup in the village. Leaves should be raked to the curbside, not into the street, and moistened to secure.  Leaves that have twigs, brush or any other material mixed in will be left for the resident to clear.  Please be considerate of the […]

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High School Responds to Shooting

The letter below was sent out via e-mail today to parents and guardians of the high school students from Kevin Mowrer, high school principal.   November 20, 2013 Dear Parents and Guardians, We are very sad to announce that there was a tragic incident with a ninth grade student at his grandparents’ home on Monday, […]

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Shooting Reported 11/18/2013

RELEASE:  On 11/18/2013 Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 500 block of Ann Arbor St, Village of Manchester, for the report of a shooting.  The Manchester Fire Department, Huron Valley Ambulance, and the Sheriff’s Office coordinated efforts to provide care and treatment for the injured person.  Sheriff’s investigators determined that a juvenile (teenage) male suffered a […]

 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 […]

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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 […]