KNUJ’s Hometown Hero for the month of December is Ron Degner of Franklin. Along with serving as the Mayor of Franklin for the past 20 years and the President of the Franklin Lions Club, Degner has also volunteered his masonry talents to build permanent structures and signs around the community. Two of the block shelters that Degner helped construct have made Franklin’s Catfish Days festival possible for over 30 years, as well as family reunions and other celebrations. He was also instrumental in securing a multi-million dollar grant for community infrastructure. 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 clicking here: www.knuj.net/announcements/hometown-heros/submit-your-hometown-hero.