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Keep your hat on! Gusting winds made keeping mortarboards in place a challenge for Lakeview High School seniors graduating Sunday. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

‘Home is where your story begins’: 95 graduate from Lakeview

The importance of connections, friends and family was the overriding theme at Lakeview High School’s commencement exercises Sunday afternoon. Ninety-five students comprised this year’s graduating class.

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‘Believe in yourself’: 77 graduate from Carson City-Crystal

Entering two-by-two, dressed in royal blue and silver robes, it was evident just how excited the class of 2012 was to graduate from Carson City-Crystal High School when Nathan LaVictor scooped up fellow graduate and best friend Shelby Kipp in his arms and carried her to their seats before sitting down. The two were part of 77 anxious seniors who walked through the doors of the school gymnasium one final time before becoming official graduates of Carson City-Crystal High School.

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Funeral Notices for June 4, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, June 4, 2012

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Greenville alumni banquet offers chance to reconnect

For 123 years the Greenville Alumni Association has gathered together in June to celebrate those who have attended school in this community. For most it is a chance to reconnect with old classmates, have some dinner and just enjoy the fact they grew up in this town.

Belding’s softball team poses with the Division 2 District 47 trophy won at Grand Rapids Forest Hills Eastern Saturday.

Belding softball team wins its fourth straight district title

Belding’s softball team had one close game and one blowout on their way to a Division 2 district softball title. The Redskins knocked off Comstock Park and Grand Rapids Forest Hills Eastern to win their fourth straight district title.

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Lakeview’s Wood wins long jump state title

Lakeview senior Dillon Wood capped off his high school career with two top four finishes at Saturday’s Division 3 state track finals at Comstock Park. Wood captured a state title with a leap of 22-4 1/2 in the long jump. Chris Maye of Union City was second with a jump of 21-10 1/2. Wood followed up that performance with a fourth place finish in the 300-meter hurdles. Wood ran a 40.37. Jake McFadden of Clare was first with 38.88.

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Man arrested after wielding knife, handgun

A Sidney Township man is in custody after he assaulted another individual with a knife and handgun Sunday morning.

Tri County’s Keegan Brewster, left, tries to outrun Cedar Springs’ Austin Sargent during Tuesday’s 800-meter run at The Daily News Track Classic. Brewster qualified for the Division 2 state final in the 800-meters.

Tri County’s Keegan Brewster makes first trip to Division 2 track finals

Keegan Brewster has got some lofty goals for his final track competition this season.

Central Montcalm’s LaShae Wright, right, clears a hurdle during Tuesday’s Daily News Track Classic in Greenville. Wright finished second to Lakeview’s Alex King, right. Both Wright and King qualified for today’s Division 3 state finals in the 100 hurdles.

Central Montcalm’s LaShae Wright competing in second state track final

Central Montcalm track athlete LaShae Wright is making her second appearance in the Division 3 state finals today.

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Flat River Family Dentistry is heading bone marrow drive

In connection with the Michigan Dental Association (MDA), Flat River Family Dentistry is collecting cheek tissue samples through June 19 at its office in Greenville. The goal, according to Dr. Sara Mahar of Flat River Family Dentistry, is to collect 10,000 names for the bone marrow registry.