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Hometown Heroes


Do you know a past or present member of the military, whose achievements and/or service to the community or surrounding area goes unnoticed?

We’re searching for those selfless veterans who have done inspirational acts for their families, businesses, churches, schools, communities or their country to make them better — and improve the lives of those around them.

If you know someone that deserves the “Hometown Hero” recognition, please fill out a nomination form below to nominate them and email the form to

2022 Hometown Hero Nomination Form


DATE: Wednesday, July 13th

TIME: 7:00 PM

PLACE: Grandstand Stage at the Fairgrounds

Get your spot early to see the Hometown Heroes ceremony and then see our Grandstand Entertainment at the All-Finish Concrete Grandstand at the Bud Light Stage!


JUNE 13TH: Deadline for Nominations Due

JUNE 17TH: Hometown Heroes Selected*

JULY 13TH: Hometown Heroes Announced

*Winners will be notified on/after June 17th.


  • Nominees must have served between 1940-2020
  • Nominees must still be living
  • Nominee must live in a 75-100 mile radius
  • Nominators are asked to read the entry on stage at the Hometown Hero program
  • Hometown Heroes will be announced at the Hometown Hero Program on Thursday, July 15th

Past Hometown Heroes

2021 Heroes

2021 Heroes

Don Faith, Travis James Peacock, Dave Rice, Arvaal Olson, Katie Webster
2019 Heroes

2019 Heroes

Gary Lunde, Lori Ishaug, Diane Moderow, Susan Schroeder, & William (Bill) Tuff
2018 Heroes

2018 Heroes

Richard Belling, Joel Erickson, Lawrence Karels, Donald Roberts

2017 Heroes

2017 Heroes

Fred Anderson, Curtis Cannon, Dustin Halle, Ross Johnson, Charles Weible
2016 Heroes

2016 Heroes

Scott Brewer, Joe Burkhardsmeier, Bob Geske, Jeffrey Haukos, Donald Nelson

2015 Heroes

2015 Heroes

Brad Aune, William Chewning, Norman Fosness, Dennis Maresh, H. Harold Taylor
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