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Owner of Andy’s Car Cleaning, Andy Horbrook polishes up the wheel wells of a truck for Master Unit Die of Greenville. Hornbrook has being doing work for local businesses and the residents in Greenville for 33 years.

REVVED UP: Cleanliness is next to customer service for Andy Hornbrook

It is not unusual to hear about a man’s passion for his automobile, but for Greenville resident Andy Hornbrook the passion transpired into a career for 33 years.

he Senn family of Howard City includes parents Gavin and Ashley, 4-year-old Breylon, 5-year-old Lauren and 8-month-old Brynlee. Breylon and Brynlee have both been diagnosed with mitochondrial disease, a progressive disease with no treatment or cure. — Courtesy photo

Mitochondrial disease fundraiser Sept. 29 in Howard City

Gavin and Ashley Senn of Howard City didn’t know they were both carriers of a genetic disease until they married each other and had children. Their firstborn, Lauren, 5, is a healthy child. But Breylon, 4, was diagnosed with mitochondrial disease when he was 18 months old. He had intestinal failure at age 2 and was placed in early care hospice. He receives all his nutrition through an IV. The Senns recently learned that their youngest child, 8-month-old Brynlee, has the disease as well.


Endeavor Youth & Community Development Center moving forward in Edmore

It’s been five months since the Endeavor Youth and Community Development Center in Edmore had its grand opening after signing a one-year lease April 1 with Montabella Community Schools. The one-year lease on the gymnasium housed in Montabella’s Central Office facility is a probationary venture.

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Belding’s bid falls short to Comstock Park on special night (Gallery)

In the fall, Friday nights are all about high school football. At Rudness Field in Belding last night, football was the backdrop for something much more special. The B Foundation wrapped up its second annual “Pink Week” in which they raise money to help with local families in need, raise awareness for students and honors those that have, are treating or were lost to cancer.


ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, September 21

Central Montcalm 31, Holton 7: The Green Hornets ran all over the Red Devils in Friday’s CSAA game, as Lucas Emmons ended up with 12 carries for 241 yards and two touchdowns…

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Clerk candidate changes her mind, accepts Reynolds Township position

The clerk candidate for Reynolds Township has had a change of heart. Tina Porzondek stepped down as clerk at the Reynolds Township Board meeting Sept. 13, as did Deputy Clerk Lisa Lambert, effective immediately. Porzondek said she resigned as clerk because she was offered another job and accepted it. Township board members asked Robin Sholty, who will likely be the next township clerk, if she would accept an appointment to fill the clerk’s position until Sholty is sworn in on Nov. 20, assuming she wins the Nov. 6 general election. Sholty declined last weekend, telling The Daily News she doesn’t want to work with a “hostile board.”


Funeral Notices-Sept. 22, 2012

Read funeral notices for Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.


New route set for Greenville’s homecoming parade Sept. 28

With the new location of the football field, the Greenville High School homecoming parade will have a different route this year. In the past, students paraded through downtown, south on M-91 to Black Field for the football game. With the location of the new Legacy Field at the high school, students had to come up with a different plan for the parade, which is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 28.

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Carson City man sentenced to prison for drug-fueled crimes

A Carson City man charged with multiple crimes in four separate cases was sentenced to up to five years in prison Thursday. Brandon Devers, 28, was originally charged with arson of personal property and receiving and concealing stolen property (a motor vehicle) in one case, possessing meth, possessing marijuana and fourth-degree fleeing and eluding a police officer in a second case and unlawfully driving away a motor vehicle in two other cases.


Funeral Notices-Sept. 21, 2012

Read funeral notices for Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.