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Patricia L. (Fletty) MacLaughlin, sister of our late
classmate Donald Fletty, died October 6, 2017.
Our condolences go to her family and friends. An
obituary is available
Our classmate Jim Kosmo has written a new
book. Here is more information:
"Class of '59 alum Jim Kosmo is launching his new
book, Monsters In The Hallway, at
Volume One in Eau Claire 7-9 pm Friday, Oct.
27. The story is set in Eau Claire and the protagonist
is a member of the Memorial High Class of 1959. What
started as a memoir was converted into a murder
mystery. Much of the story is true, except for the
murders. It all starts one night in 1959 when a Boy
Scout is brutally murdered near Dells Pond , a choir
girl vanishes from the same church, and a mental
patient escapes from the Eau Claire County Hospital.
Life gets complicated for our young hero when he
learns that the dead Boy Scout is his good friend and
the prime suspect, the escaped mental patient, is his
father. Kosmo's father spent 27 years in mental
hospitals in Madison, Whitehall and Eau Claire
providing great insight into the world of the mentally
ill. The award winning author interviewed a dozen
former employees from the local asylum and coordinated
with Eau Claire police in crafting his story."
Please go here to read an excerpt from Jim's new book.
Ralph Miller, husband of our classmate Karen Garton
Miller, died September 9, 2017 in Shawnee, Kansas.
Our condolences go to Karen and their family and
friends. Please go
here to read the obituary.