KNUJ’s Hometown Hero for the month of October is Myrtle Gieseke of rural New Ulm. The Brighton Township resident has dedicated her time to numerous organizations and activities over the years. She has volunteered at the New Ulm Medical Center and on the Hospital Auxiliary Board, at New Ulm elementary schools, for Services For Seniors of Brown and Sibley Counties, the New Ulm Farm-City Hub Club, the New Ulm Chamber of Commerce, and more. She was also named the 2011 Nicollet County Outstanding Senior Citizen this past summer. 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 logging on to www.knuj.net.