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2022 Black Hawk County Lyle Guldager

Posted on 08/22/2022 at 10:38 AM
Although he passed away earlier this year, Black Hawk County is truly honored to recognize Lyle Guldager for his many years of outstanding support of our 4-H program. Born in 1934 on a farm west of Cedar Falls, Lyle’s family raised dairy cattle, beef cattle, hogs, and chickens in addition...

2021 Black Hawk County Steve & Loretta Doepke

Posted on 08/23/2021 at 10:25 AM
There is no better way to describe Loretta and Steve Doepke except to say both are lifelong 4-H’ers. Both were raised on family farms near Denver, Iowa where both families supported 4-H. Loretta grew up a Bennington Booster 4-H Club member, where she carried projects including foods & nutrition, home...

2020 Black Hawk County: Bart & Amy Samuelson

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Bart and Amy Samuelson of La Porte City came to be a team of dynamic 4-H leaders and volunteers, showing how two young lives that pursued divergent paths intertwined to form a rock-solid commitment to the 4-H organization. Amy began her 4-H journey in the traditional way, joining at age 10...
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2019 Black Hawk County: Ron and Charlotte Nielson

Posted on 08/19/2019 at 11:26 AM
Ron and Charlotte’s children, Katie, Jaccie and Stephanie, were 4-H members and each continue to remain involved. Ron and Charlotte encourage their six grandchildren to participate in 4-H. They are active members of St. Mary Church in Waverly as volunteers for events, committees and other opportunities to serve their faith. Their...
Posted in Black Hawk, 2019 |

2018 Black Hawk County: Mike & Lynn Pipho

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 12:37 PM
Mike and Lynn Pipho of Dunkerton, are Black Hawk County’s 2018 inductees into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame. They have developed their own unique story of involvement and commitment in the 4-H organization. Lynn, who grew up in Wakefield, Michigan began participating in 4-H during her grade school years,...
Posted in Black Hawk, 2018 |

2017 Black Hawk:Al & Jane Eilderts

Posted on 08/24/2017 at 7:29 AM
Jane Eilderts and her husband, Al, have a rich history with 4-H involvement. Jane (Johansen) comes from a strong 4-H oriented family in Franklin County, (a Marion Majorette club member) who still has her record book as well as the dress she sewed in the 1970's that was chosen to...

2016 Black Hawk County Pat and Randy Lichty

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 10:04 AM
There has never been a time when 4-H was not a central part of Pat and Randy Lichty's lives. As children, each was raised in rural Black Hawk County and were part of large, active families where older brothers and sisters led the way with 4-H careers. Randy's 4-H membership...

2015 Black Hawk County- Barbara and P. Lee Miller

Posted on 08/21/2015 at 12:29 PM
Deeply-held commitment to 4-H, church, community, family and farming have defined the lives of Barbara and P. Lee Miller for many years. As young people growing up on farms each became avid 4-H members. Lee, a member of the Orange Boosters club, participated with dairy projects where he was able...

2014 Black Hawk County - Louis and Pat Beck

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 9:20 AM
Service to youth and community has marked the lives of Louis and Pat Beck. Both were active 4-H members: Louis in Black Hawk County for 10 years as a member of the Bright Eagles Club and Pat in Scott County for 9 years as a member of the Lincoln Go-Getters....

2013 Black Hawk County - Dale and Marty Port

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:24 AM
Service to youth and community has marked the lives of Dale and Marty Port. Both were “joiners” early in life! Dale was a member of the West/East Martelle 4-H Club in Jones County, Iowa and Marty as a member of the Graham Crackers 4-H Club in Johnson County, Iowa. Both...

2012 Black Hawk County - Soo Greiman

Posted on 07/18/2012 at 1:49 PM
Soo Greiman began her 4-H career in the 1960's in Black Hawk County as an "Orange Bud", later was an "Orange Petal" and graduated to an "Orange Blossom", with projects like swine, horse, beef, home improvement, foods and nutrition and clothing. When her 3 children, Dusty, Kate and Cassi were...

2011 Black Hawk County - Dan & Nancy Schmitz

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 2:20 PM
Nancy was raised on a farm in Black Hawk County. She graduated from Waterloo Columbus High and Gates Business College. Nancy was an 8-year member of the Mt. Vernon Pal 4-H Club, served on County 4-H Council and was a state fair exhibitor. She has been a 4-H leader for...

2009 Black Hawk County - Jim & Ann Sage

Posted on 04/28/2011 at 9:02 AM
4-H alumni Jim and Ann Sage are known for their dedication to Black Hawk County 4-H. They have been club leaders and served on the Mt. Vernon township 4-H sponsoring committee. They have also helped with numerous county activities, always eager to volunteer whenever and wherever there is a need....

2010 Black Hawk County - Arnola Jean Siggelkow

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 2:23 PM
Arnola’s involvement and interest in 4-H goes back to when she was a 4-H member in Fayette County. That’s when the 4-H girls wore blue, long –sleeved, middy style uniforms. 4-H has always been a special part of her life whether it is as a 4-H parent, leader, fair judge,...

2008 Black Hawk County - Judy & Larry Anton

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 11:39 AM
The Antons met at the Iowa State Fair while Judy was working at the boy’s dormitory. That year Judy was working in the State Fair 4-H Office. Judy was a 9 year 4-H’er member of the Jolly Jackson 4-H Club in Bremer County. She held all of the offices in...

2007 Black Hawk County - Rex & Phyllis Boatman

Posted on 04/12/2011 at 11:32 AM
Rex and Phyllis Boatman always go the extra mile to help youth and also adults understand the importance of doing your very best. Rex is a former 4-H’er from Clay County, Black Hawk County & Iowa 4-H Alumni, Coach for Black Hawk County Livestock Judging Team for10 years taking teams...

2006 Black Hawk County - Rose Ann Pierce

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 2:26 PM
Rose began her involvement in 4-H as a Black Hawk County 7 year member in the Orange Blossoms 4-H Club.. She became 4-H leader for the Bright Eagles 4-H Club for 3 years and for the past 32 years has been the Horse and Pony Project leader and Fair Superintendent....

2005 Black Hawk County - Eleanor Meyerhoff

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 11:28 AM
Eleanor Meyerhoff has been involved with Black Hawk County 4-H for the past 33 years. She began as a 4-H leader in 1972 and today works as the 4-H Program Assistant in Black Hawk County. Over the years Eleanor has served on the county 4-H & Youth Committee, chaperoned State...

2004 Black Hawk County - AuRae Heidemann

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 12:24 PM
AuRae is always eager to learn and rarely misses an opportunity to volunteer. When her oldest child joined 4-H, she said she “never dreamed that 4-H had so much to offer.” All of AuRae’s 6 children were 4-H members, as well as 12 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. AuRae was a...

2003 Black Hawk County - Ron & Mary Esther Pullin

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 2:53 PM
Ron and Mary Esther Pullin have been involved with Black Hawk County 4-H for years. They both served as 4-H club leaders and currently are members of the Black Hawk County Fairboard where Ron has been President and Mary Esther Secretary. In addition Mary Esther currently is chair of the...

2002 Black Hawk County - Mary TeWinkel

Posted on 03/22/2011 at 1:42 PM
Creative, dedicated and committed to youth describe Mary’s work as 4-H and Youth Development Field Specialist serving Black Hawk and Grundy Counties. Mary has been with Iowa State University Extension since 1979. When Mary first came to Black Hawk County in 1980, the enrollment in the youth program was 1337,...
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