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Local teen awarded for heroism


Dawn Fossand

Helen Kuhlman hugs Garrett Pruett more than a week after the teen pulled her from her burning car at the Kwik Stop convenience store. Kuhlman joined Mayor Keith Prunty and Kimball County Ambulance crew to honor Pruett for his quick thinking and heroic actions on Jan. 22, 2016.

A small group of residents, ambulance crew members and the Kimball City Mayor, joined one grateful Helen Kuhlman to honor 18 year old Garrett Pruett, of Kimball, who some have called a hero.

The group gathered at noon on Thursday, Feb. 4 in the City conference room where Prunty presented Pruett with a certificate from the City and introduced Kuhlman to Pruett, stating, "This is Helen. The lady that you saved."

The mayor, Pruett and Mrs. Kuhlman stood in front of the room. "Garrett, we would like to give you this Certificate of Commendation and want to publicly commend you," purported the...

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