Thorson named hometown hero

Thorson named hometown hero

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Thorson named hometown hero

Pictured, from left, Samantha Zander, Ty Thorson, Cassandra Schmidt on Oct. 5.

Local volunteer Ty Thorson of Columbus was honored through Modern Woodmen’s Hometown Hero Program for what he did for his neighbor Samantha Zander during a Modern Woodmen of America member event on Oct. 5.

Before the sale of Thorson’s hog at the fair he had the auctioneer read a note stating that he was donating all his proceeds from the sale to Zander who was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer after finding a lump in early June.

The Beaver Dam Modern Woodmen Chapter presented Thorson with a certificate and a $100 award to be donated to the charitable organization of the honoree’s choice.

For more information or to get involved, contact Cassandra Schmidt at 920-306-2948 or email

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