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Daily News takes three AP awards

Two Daily News staffers won in three categories in the 2012 Michigan Associated Press Media Editors newspaper contest. The annual contest recognizes achievement in newswriting, sportswriting, photography, informational graphics and digital presence among Associated Press member newspapers. The Daily News competes in Division I with other newspapers whose circulation is less than 15,000.

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Funeral Notices for June 4, 2013

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Adam Coon of Bookwalter’s Motor Sales, left, and Central Montcalm Sports Boosters Mark Beach.

Central Montcalm 6th annual golf outing June 14

The 6th annual Central Montcalm Sports Boosters golf outing, benefitting the high schools’ student athletes, will be held Friday, June 14 at Brookside Golf Course in Gowen. The golf outing is an 18-hole scramble with teams of four. Registration for the event will begin at 8 a.m. and golf will begin with a shotgun start at 8:45 a.m. Following golf, participants will enjoy lunch and a raffle of great prizes.

Greenville’s Brian Zdanowski connects for a hit during the Greenville Early Bird tournament this Spring.

Zdanowski elected into MASA Hall of Fame

Softball is a passion for Brian Zdanowski. Starting in high school and continuing today, Zdanowski has spent multiple nights and weekends each summer playing softball around the state of Michigan.

Graduating seniors line up before entering the Vestaburg High School commencement ceremony on Sunday. — Daily News/Lonnie Allen

Time for a new path for 51 Vestaburg High School graduates

Seniors from Vestaburg High School took the next step on Sunday toward a new path in their lives. For the last four years, each of the 51 graduating seniors have been preparing for this moment in their lives. “It is a new journey for me,” said 17-year-old Tiffany Fishburn. “I have been here my whole life and now it is a new path for me.”

From left, Allyson Hubbell, Thomas Vargas, Jonabel Durga, Samantha Coston, Kali Donahue, Thomas Marek, Hailey Geister and Lucas Ratu throw their caps into the air in celebration of graduating from Carson City-Crystal High School on Sunday. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Win Forever: 65 graduate from CC-Crystal High School

As graduate Andre Collins accepted his diploma and walked across the stage in the gymnasium of Carson City-Crystal High School, he paused for a brief moment, smiled, and raised his diploma high into the air. “Dad, I did it!” he shouted with satisfaction.

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.