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Class taught by SRO gives students insight

Granada-Huntley-East Chain School is offering a new introduction to criminal justice class this year. The class is taught by the school’s SRO, Deputy Chris Gerhardt. This is a great example of the quality and diversity of opportunities students have available to them. We hope to see more electives like this offered in the future.

Council hires interim administrator

This week the Fairmont City Council hired a new interim city administrator, Jeff O’Neil, who comes with years of experience as both a full-time city administrator and interim city administrator for cities in Minnesota. This is great news as Fairmont has been without a city administrator since May and could use the extra help with both day to day operations and in pursuing projects. We’re excited to have O’Neil on board.

Class tours Badland Aircraft

Students in Fairmont High School’s Principles of Flight class had the opportunity to tour Badland Aircraft, located outside of Truman, this week. Its owner, Chris Deuel, manufactures his own airplanes and was able to share a wealth of various knowledge with the students and show them the different opportunities available in the aviation world. What an amazing journey Deuel has had. We’re glad he can be a resource for our students.

Jail plans shared with residents

An informational meeting was held at the Martin County Courthouse this week that went over plans for the proposed Martin County Regional Public Safety Center. A lot of good information was shared, including the reasons for building a new jail and why the location on Margaret Street was selected as the site. The plans will go to the Fairmont Planning Commission next week for it to approve the rezoning application.


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