Lifesaving award to be presented to area girls

On Monday, Feb. 13, at 1:45 p.m., the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Todd County Sheriff’s Office will present lifesaving awards to Mercedes Eke and Kali Arnzen. This presentation will take place at the Sauk Centre High School at 903 State Road, Sauk Centre, MN.

On Dec. 29, 2011, Eke and Arnzen were skating on Fairy Lake in southern Todd County when they observed an ATV go through the ice. The ATV was driven by Travis Ritter of rural Sauk Centre. Also on the ATV was Ritter’s son.  Ritter was able to hoist his son onto the ice but was unable to remove himself from the frigid water. Because of Eke and Arnzen’s quick thinking and heroic efforts, Ritter was sucessfully removed from the water.

The presentation of the Awards will be done just prior to the school’s Snow Days events.

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