KNUJ’s Hometown Heroes for the Month of October are 2 local-area men who rescued a Nebraska man from a burning vehicle near Comfrey recently. Nick Rients of rural Comfrey and Stetson Shoen of Springfield were working in nearby fields when the accident occurred the afternoon of September 30th. The 74-year-old driver had lost control of his van and it went into the ditch and began to burn. Rients and Shoen attempted to extinguish the flames before freeing the man from the vehicle by cutting his seatbelt and moving him to a safe location. The 2 were presented “Citizen Achievement” certificates from the Brown County Sheriff’s Office for their actions. 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.