Heroes from both states will be recognized during Friday’s University of Nebraska – University of Iowa game in Lincoln. A Fremont woman has been selected as Nebraska’s Citizen Hero and will be honored at Friday’s Inaugural Heroes Game at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln.
Kathy Griess was chosen for saving two children from a mobile home fire outside of Fremont last July. Griess is also a hero in another sense as she is a cancer survivor.
Buena Vista County Sheriff Gary Launderville of Storm Lake will also be recognized at half time for rescuing a child and mother stranded in a snowstorm last January and was hit by an SUV.