860 AM KNUJ/97.3 FM/SAM 107.3 and your New Ulm Hy-Vee announce this month’s Hometown Hero: Heath Eckstein of Sleepy Eye. In February, Heath and his brother Cole had some free time and were playing Playstation. Heath went to get a snack and when he came back, he found his brother on the floor, unresponsive, and could not indicate what was wrong. Heath immediately called to his mother to come upstairs. His parents called 911 and within minutes Sleepy Eye Police, Brown County Sheriff’s Department and Sleepy Eye ambulance arrived. Because of Heath’s fast action on getting help, he was instrumental in his brother’s recovery from a seizure. Our latest Hometown Hero: Heath Eckstein of Sleepy Eye, the son of Rachel and Scott Eckstein. He’ll receive a Mall of America prize package including unlimited rides at Nickelodeon Universe and be honored at a luncheon this fall.
860 AM KNUJ/97.3 FM/SAM 107.3 and Hy-Vee wish to acknowledge those in your community, neighborhood or organization that give the most precious gift – time to worthwhile causes while helping those less fortunate or 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/SAM 107.3 studios in New Ulm and Sleepy Eye. Help us share the stories of Hometown Heroes throughout the KNUJ/SAM 107.3 listening area.