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Brianna Baartman

Brianna L. Baartman has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force through the Reserve Officer Training Corps.

ROTC is an educational program designed to provide college students an opportunity to be Air Force officers after completing military study courses and bachelor's degree requirements at a host college or university. The program is the largest and oldest source of commissioned officers for the Air Force, with a mission to produce highly qualified military leaders and better citizens for America.

Baartman is the daughter of Michael and Carla Baartman of Cannon Falls and is a 2009 graduate of Cannon Falls High School.

Travis Bartlett

There will be a gathering to welcome Travis Bartlett home from deployment in Afghanistan 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Hobgoblin Stoneyend and Harps, Highway 19. Bartlett was deployed at the beginning of August and returned home April 18. All those that would like to express their gratitude for his service are welcome to come have cake and ice cream.