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Bittersweet and exciting — receiving a high school diploma is a rite of passage. For 37 Montabella High School graduates, this milestone was a transition from high school to a future as an adult. — Daily News/Robin Miller

Montabella High School graduates 37 from the class of 2013

Bittersweet and exciting — receiving a high school diploma is a rite of passage. For 37 Montabella High School graduates, this milestone is merely a transition from high school to a future as an adult. Principal Shane Riley shared details of how things have changed since he was in high school. Stereotypes — preps, jocks, goths, geeks, artists, teacher’s pets or band kids — are left behind.

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More than 200 compete in Greenville’s first triathlon (Photos)

Flawless. That would be the word to describe Greenville’s first attempt at hosting a triathlon. With the sun shining brightly and spectators lining the scenic Baldwin Lake beach, more than 225 triathletes took part in the first Tri Greenville triathlon on Saturday morning. The main event featured a one-quarter mile swim, 11.8 mile bike ride and wrapped up with a 5K run.

During his commencement address, teacher Timothy O'Brien asked the students to stand and take photos of their family to document the beginning of the next chapter in the student's lives. — Daily News/Kelli Ameling

245 students graduate from Greenville at 140th commencement

For Greenville High School’s 140th commencement ceremony on Sunday, the event took place outside for the first time on Legacy Field. A total of 245 students graduated, including Amy Staten, who joined the ceremony via Skype from Germany where she is participating in an exchange program. The theme of Sunday’s graduation ceremony was the impact the class of 2013 can make.

Ninety-eight seniors received diplomas at this year’s commencement exercises at Lakeview High School, held Sunday afternoon. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Lakeview High School’s class of 2013 brought up district’s academic standing

The motto of Lakeview High School’s graduating class of 2013, “Our greatest glory consists not in never failing, but in rising each time we fall” seems especially appropriate to these 98 seniors. In the past four years, it was this group who changed the academic standing of Lakeview High School, bringing the school’s standardized test scores from an “at risk” rating to among the county’s highest.

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Funeral Notices for June 3, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, June 3, 2013

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Hubbardston’s Bree Fuller excelling in college softball

A Hubbardston woman is showing off some skills for Trine University. Sophomore Bree Fuller was not only one of the top pitchers in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA), but she’s also an Academic All-American after being awarded the honor from the College Sports Information Director’s Association. Fuller was also named to the MIAA first team after going 15-1 with a 1.48 earned run average.

The Belding Redskins show five fingers to represent its fifth consecutive district title on Saturday at home.

Belding, Central Montcalm win softball districts

Two local softball teams will be heading to the regional round of the playoffs after winning their district tournament. Belding and Central Montcalm are moving on after two wins Saturday.

Rockford’s Kory Young (19) dives back to fist base as Greenville’s Caleb Vinton, right, awaits the throw during the district baseball tournament Saturday.

Greenville baseball, softball lose at districts

Greenville’s baseball team ran into a tough opponent in their first game of the Division 1 district baseball tournament. The Yellow Jackets were beat by the Rockford Rams Saturday, getting mercied 12-2 when Greenville gave up seven runs in the fifth inning.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Saturday, June 1

Belding loses in district final: The Redskins were able to beat Cedar Springs 6-5 in the Division 2 district semifinals but lost to Comstock Park 5-1 in the final…

Rob Miller, left, and Terry Rhoads clean the exterior of an SUV at Extreme Auto & Watercraft Detailing in Greenville.

BIZ BEAT: Extreme Auto & Watercraft Detailing has new management

Driving a car or truck, especially on country back roads, can be a dusty, muddy business. But that’s no excuse to not arrive in style. Thanks to Extreme Auto & Watercraft Detailing, which officially reopened under new management in March, local car owners have a place to clean up their rides.