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National Affairs is the online version of Rosemary's column for 'The Blair Press' (Gerald and Elizabeth Hjornevik - Publishers), the official newspaper of Trempealeau and Jackson Counties, published weekly, except for one week in January and one week in July and during the Blair Cheese Fest. Subcription rates per year: Trempealeau & Jackson Counties $20, Outside Counties in Wisconsin $22, Other State & Foreign Countries $26. The Blair Press - "The Only Paper In The World That Cares Two Whoops For Blair, Wisconsin." 109 North Gilbert Street, Blair, WI 54616

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"A busy weekend filled to the brim with Pow Wow, festivals, Memorial Day programs, high school graduations and with parties to honor the graduates sandwiched in-between. Even some campouts, but the cool weather didn't help. I attended the 102nd annual alumni banquet for nearly 400 graduates of Black River Falls High School and their guests. For my class, it's been 65 years, folks! My sister Linda and three others of seventy years ago were there and Frances Perry was recognized for the second time as the oldest living graduate class of 1915. She could not attend, but is well remembered.

Darlene and David Lunde are enjoying a host of pretty Spring birds in their yard. They keep the feeders and bird bath filled all the times. Three white tailed deer also make an appearance, early spring.

Teddy, Mrs. Jay Gilpin of Taylor, returned home Sunday from St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield. she entered there Wednesday, May 15 and on May 20 had surgery for four bypasses. She is doing well, although the event was entirely unexpected on her part. Jay and Teddy have 15 grandchildren, had visits from several and a call from a daughter Lynn, Anchorage, Alaska, who was visiting her son and family in Yukon Territory, Canada when she heard from her folks.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sather of West Allis visited Elsa Sather on Friday afternoon. On Saturday they drove to Westby to the cemetery of Bobby's grandfather. They later lunched at Borgen's Cafe."