KNUJ’s Hometown Hero for the month of August is John Apitz of New Ulm. John is always willing to help others, and is more than happy to put his construction and woodworking skills to use. He is very active with his church, including serving as chairman of St. Paul’s Board of Family and Youth and on the church council, along with helping with a special Easter Service and many maintenance projects. He has also been a leader within the New Ulm Figure Skating Club, amongst many other activities. The Hometown Hero recognition is sponsored by KNUJ AM and FM and select Thrivent Financial For Lutherans agents. Nomination forms are available at the KNUJ and SAM studios in New Ulm and Sleepy Eye, or by clicking HERE.