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Graduations and observances this weekend
Memorial Day parade in Belmont, programs in Potosi, Montfort, Platteville Monday
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The weather may be less than summerlike, but the first unofficial weekend of summer is this weekend nevertheless.

The weekend begins with three high school graduations, and concludes with Memorial Day observances Monday.

High school graduation season commences with Belmont High School’s commencement Friday at 7 p.m. Speakers will include valedictorian Katelyn Schobert, the class vice president, and salutatorian Brianna Riechers, the class president. 

Cuba City High School will hold its commencement at O.A. Barth Athletic Field Friday at 7:30 p.m. Speakers will include valedictorian Kristen Hirsch and salutatorian Zach Ginter.

Iowa–Grant High School will hold its commencement Saturday at 1 p.m. Speakers will include valedictorian Elizabeth Wernimont and salutatorian Brea Stanton.

Potosi High School will hold its commencement Sunday at 1 p.m. 

Platteville High School’s commencement will be Sunday, June 7 at 1 p.m.

On Memorial Day, Belmont will hold its annual Memorial Day parade beginning at 9 a.m. VFW Post 9298 of Montfort will hold observances in Castle Rock Cemetery at 9 a.m., Rock Church Cemetery in the Town of Clifton at 10 a.m., and Montfort Cemetery at 11 a.m.

VFW Post 5276 and American Legion Post 473 of Potosi will hold Memorial Day observances beginning at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tennyson at 9 a.m. That will be followed by ceremonies at the veterans memorial at the Potosi Fire and Rescue Building, British Hollow Cemetery, St. Thomas Cemetery, Van Buren Cemetery, the Potosi campground and Hickory Hill Park. Veterans are asked to assemble at St. Andrew at 8:30 a.m.

Platteville’s Memorial Day program will be held at the Municipal Building auditorium beginning with a concert by the Platteville High School Blue Notes at 9:30 a.m. The program will begin at 10 a.m. Patriotic organizations and their leaders and Gold Star mothers and families will be recognized. Charlotte Eversoll will read “Flanders Field,” followed by Nicole Tyc’s reading “The Answer.” PHS student Saafia Masoom will make an oratorical presentation, and Gary Tuescher will give a memorial address.

American Legion Post 42 and VFW Post 5274 will hold a ritualistic service, including firing squad and “Taps,” in City Park after the program. 

The weather, as of Monday night, calls for highs in the high 60s Friday through Sunday, getting to the low 70s Memorial Day, with chances of showers and thunderstorms Saturday night through Monday.