KNUJ’s Hometown Hero for the month of November is 9-year-old Ashley Mendenhall of Truman. The daughter of Sam Mendenhall and Cindy Trieder was presented a lifesaver award by the Truman Fire Department last month after her quick thinking likely saved her brother’s life. The 12-year-old boy had an accident involving a fire pit, and Ashley promptly doused him with water and called 911. He has since undergone several surgeries, but will be returning home soon, partly thanks to Ashley’s quick reaction. The Hometown Hero recognition is sponsored by KNUJ AM and FM and select Thrivent Financial For Lutherans agents. Nomination forms for YOUR Hometown Hero are available at the KNUJ and SAM 107.3 studios in New Ulm and Sleepy Eye or by logging on to www.knuj.net.