Iowa Public Radio / Sarah Boden

Ten people were honored today at the Governor’s Lifesaving Awards Ceremony at the Iowa State Fair.

Perhaps the most harrowing story amongst the awardees belonged to Jackson County Board Supervisor Larry Koos. On September 9, 2014 a disgruntled resident pulled a gun at a Board of Supervisors meeting.

Francis Glaser was upset about an ongoing disagreement with the county over property taxes.

Heroes of the Heartland are recognized for acts of heroism  or community service by the American Red Cross of Greater Iowa.  This year’s recipients include fourth-grader Josh Little who saved a classmate from choking, and Baxter Police Officer Joe Bartello, who rescued a semi-truck driver by swimming through the vehicle’s broken windshield after it crashed and submerged in flood water.  Host Ben Kieffer talks with these impressive individuals.

Worcester Art Museum

Winterset is known as the birthplace of John Wayne, but the town also claims real life hero and art conservator George Stout who rescued hundreds of pieces of art work from being destroyed by the Nazi’s during World War Two.  Stout is profiled in the book, Monuments Men, and a film of the same name starring George Clooney, opened this weekend across the country. Winterset Public Library director Nancy Trask says when he was younger George Stout was quite an actor…