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Emergency crews search for a missing 16-year-old boy on Clifford Lake. Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Divers recover missing teen’s body in Clifford Lake

Montcalm County Sheriff’s divers recovered the body of a missing teenager in Clifford Lake shortly before midnight last night. The 16-year-old boy is from St. Johns and was visiting his grandparents at their cottage, according to Montcalm County Undersheriff Mark Bellinger.

Emergency crews search for a missing 16-year-old boy on Clifford Lake. Daily News/Kelli Ameling

JUST IN: 16-year-old missing from Clifford Lake

After a 16-year-old boy did not return home Friday night, emergency crews began to search Clifford Lake and the surrounding areas.

After placing as first runner-up two years in a row, Haylee Kimball wanted to try for Sheridan Springfest queen one more time, and talked her best friend Alexis Brown into competing too. The pair were both crowned in last night’s pageant.  The duo vied for the top title while Gracey Vandenburg ran for princess and Dana Langin for junior princess. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

3rd time’s a charm for 2012 Sheridan Springfest queen

After placing as first runner-up two years in a row, Haylee Kimball wanted to try for Sheridan Springfest queen one more time, and talked her best friend Alexis Brown into competing too. The pair were both crowned in last night’s pageant. The duo vied for the top title while Gracey Vandenburg ran for princess and Dana Langin for junior princess.

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Funeral Notices for May 26, 2012

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Saturday, May 26, 2012

Lakeview’s Garrett Cavendish, left, dives back to avoid being picked off as Vestaburg’s Mason Darmody waits for the ball during the teams’ first game Friday. — Daily News/Chip Burch

Vestaburg baseball team hands Lakeview two close losses

Lakeview’s baseball team continues to have problems getting wins. The Wildcats lost a nonconference doubleheader to the Vestaburg Wolverines by scores of 7-6 and 7-5 Friday. In both games Lakeview (6-17) had their chances to get a win.

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149 Belding graduates walk and receive diplomas (Photo gallery)

As 149 Belding seniors congregated on Rudness Field as students of Belding High School for one final hour, it was class speaker Bethany Childs who summarized the final transition as students to adults on graduation day.

Several Tri County seniors sported customized mortarboards at Thursday's graduation. - Daily News/Mike Taylor

144 Tri County grads look to a hopeful future

Before looking to their new futures as high school graduates, 144 seniors at Tri County High School — including nine foreign exchange students —had one last chance to look back, back to their earliest school days, to a time when wisdom was dispensed by the doctor. Dr. Seuss.

Montabella High School's Class of 2012 graduates toss their caps high into the air to celebrate the proclamation of officially graduating. - Daily News/Robin Miller

48 Montabella graduates bid farewell

A patchwork of 13 years of unique and individual memories – ones of personal triumph and lessons learned – unfolded Thursday evening as 48 Montabella High School graduates received their high school diplomas.

Grattan Academy’s class of 2012 graduated on Thursday with 27 students. The valedictorian was Barbee Ryan, while the salutatorian was Anika Willingham. The graduates chose “I made it” by Kevin Rudolf as their class song, the red rose as their class flower and black and red as their class colors. - Daily News/Kelli Ameling

Grattan Academy graduation highlights student accomplishments

Grattan Academy’s 2012 graduating class had a lot to be proud of and celebrate during Thursday’s commencement ceremony. The class of 27 students not only received their diplomas on graduation day, but they took their last moments together to highlight one another before saying goodbye.

Central Montcalm senior Forrest Bartz plans to make a career in the U.S. military.

Central Montcalm’s Forrest Bartz is West Point-bound

Duty, honor, country; this is the motto of the United States Military Academy at West Point, a school with a long tradition of turning out leaders. Since its founding in 1802, the school has graduated the likes of Generals Douglas MacArthur and George Patton, President Eisenhower and a host of other luminaries. Next fall, Central Montcalm High School (CMHS) senior Forrest Bartz will join their august ranks when he enters school there as a cadet.