KNUJ’s Hometown Hero for the month of September is Myron “Whitey” Helget of Sleepy Eye. Whitey was reportedly instrumental in beginning the Leavenworth Softball Team and concession stand, and has volunteered many hours of his time to the organization for decades. He is also said to be a favorite with the students among bus drivers, and shares many of the vegetables from his garden with his friends and neighbors. The Hometown Hero recognition is sponsored by KNUJ AM and FM and select Thrivent Financial For Lutherans agents. You can nominate YOUR Hometown Hero at www.knuj.net or by stopping by the KNUJ and SAM 107.3 studios in New Ulm and Sleepy Eye.