Hometown Hero: Richard Houghtaling of Redwood Falls 12 Jan 18

860 AM KNUJ/SAM 107-3 and your New Ulm Hy Vee announce this month’s Hometown Hero:  Richard Houghtaling of Redwood Falls.    


In late December, an elderly woman had a stroke outside her farm home while getting mail.  She was home alone at the time and unable to get up. Richard was driving on highway 14 and saw her laying in the driveway, he stopped and called  911. He covered her with his coat as the windchill was around 20° below zero and held her hand until an ambulance arrived.  Katie Johnson of New Ulm said because of his quick response her grandmother is alive today.  He is a hero and a guardian angel of her family. Our latest Hometown Hero: Richard Houghtaling of Redwood Falls. 

Richard will receive a Hy Vee gift card and be honored at a luncheon this fall.  860AM KNUJ/SAM 107-3 and Hy Vee would like to acknowledge those in your community, neighborhood, organization that give the most precious gift-time to worthwhile causes, helping those less fortunate, rescuing efforts in an emergency situation . We welcome nominations from a 10 county area.  Get information at the service counter of your New Ulm Hy Vee, knuj.net, or at the KNUJ/SAM107-3 studios in New Ulm and Sleepy Eye.  Help us share the stories of Hometown Heroes throughout the KNUJ/SAM 107 listening area.   

  • Cheryl Spencer / Rathbun

    We are very Proud of our son Richard, He told people when this first happened that he was no hero, but had to give God the glory for putting him where he needed him to be. He was just doing Gods physical work here on earth, & he was thankful God led him home that way on that particular day.