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Students jump for Mitch O'Brien in annual jump-a-thon

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Pinecrest Elementary students took part in the fifth annual Mitch O'Brien Jump-a-thon last week, honoring Mitch O'Brien and raising money for two of his favorite activities.


The proceeds will be divided between the physical education and art departments at Pinecrest and the American Heart Association.

Mitch O'Brien died in June of 2003; he was just 10. He collapsed while playing soccer with his classmates in a physical education class.

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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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