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Rural community mourns Tanner Hlavaty

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OTIS — Students and teachers at Otis-Bison Elementary School learned over the weekend that 7-year-old Tanner Hlavaty had died Saturday in a farm accident.

Principal Mark Goodheart said Tanner will be remembered as a great kid who was always smiling.

Families and staff received messages over the weekend, to make sure everyone was aware of the second-grade student’s death. On Monday morning, the school district’s service cooperative sent a crisis team, made up of teachers and other people who have been through this type of loss in their own communities.

"The kids today have handled it real well," Goodheart ...

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