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2020 Buchanan County: Diane Wenger, Irene Peyton & Helen Short

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
The Pie Baking Contest and Auction Committee, Diane Wenger, Irene Peyton and Helen Short raised over $150,000 for Buchanan County 4-H in the past 20 plus years. This year, 2020, will be the 44th Annual Pie Baking Contest. Sadly, 2018 was the last year Diane was able to assist and...
Posted in Buchanan, 2020 |

2019 Buchanan County: Nancy and Gary Maurer

Posted on 08/19/2019 at 11:31 AM
Nancy (Reed) and Gary Maurer joined Fayette County 4-H in 1956 and continued until graduation in 1965. During that time, they both were very successful in showing beef. Nancy exhibited registered Angus and Gary registered Shorthorns. They also exhibited miscellaneous exhibits in the exhibit hall. These two were seen together...

2018 Buchanan County: Emmett Donnelly

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 12:45 PM
Born and raised in Independence, Emmett Donnelly developed an early interest in agriculture while helping on the family farm. He carried that interest with him to the Washington Eagles 4-H Club, where as a member, he raised and showed beef cattle. While in high school, he worked at the Independence...
Posted in Buchanan, 2018 |

2017 Buchanan County: Kaye Manson

Posted on 08/24/2017 at 11:45 AM
Reliable and dedicated is what comes to mind when you hear Kaye Manson’s name. She was a 4-H leader for the Town & Kountry 4-H Club for 11 years and served on the Buchanan County Dairy Promotion Board for many years. For the last 10 plus years she has spent countless...

2016 Buchanan County Curt Chesmore

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 10:04 AM
“4-H is all about the experience and helping others,” said Curt Chesmore, who was a 4-H volunteer for over 30 years. He is one who lives for the experience, always there to lend a helping hand, and teaching others what it takes to become a leader. As a former 4-H...

2015 Buchanan County- Ken and Kathy Kehril

Posted on 08/21/2015 at 1:44 PM
Ken and Kathy Kehrli have enjoyed being involved with 4-Hers for over 20 years. Through these years many lifelong friendships have been made, and they are thankful for the opportunity to witness so many quality young people benefit from their 4-H experiences as they begin their own families and careers,...

2014 Buchanan County - Rustie and Lori Kane

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 9:26 AM
Rustie and Lori Kane were introduced to 4-H when their oldest child was old enough to join 4-H. This was an exciting time for Lori as she was not a former 4-Her. Rustie had been a 4-Her in Fayette County and showed dairy with his siblings. Rustie and Lori’s four...

2013 Buchanan County - Richard and Wendy Sperfslage

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:29 AM
“Every 4-Her we considered ours, there was no one we wouldn’t help if we were able” said Wendy. This was evident in Richard and Wendy’s continued involvement in the Buchanan County 4-H program. Buchanan County 4-H and its members have grown stronger because of their help and support. Their involvement...

2012 Buchanan County- Kaye Reiling

Posted on 07/18/2012 at 2:06 PM
Kaye Reiling has been a huge 4-H supporter for many years in Buchanan County. She started getting involved in 4-H when her kids were members of the Madison Mixers 4-H club between the 80’s and 90’s. Since that time she has served in several roles to help youth in Buchanan...

2011 Buchanan County - Dr. Don Dutler

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 2:17 PM
Dr. Don Dutler has been a veterinarian at the Winthrop Veterinary Clinic since 1973. During his time with the vet clinic Don volunteered to help with many aspects of the Buchanan County Fair livestock program. He has organized fellow veterinarians to assist with animal inspections, coordinated the transportation of swine...

2010 Buchanan County - Paul Short

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 2:19 PM
Paul Short was a 4-H member in Buchanan County from the time he was 10 years old until he graduated from high school. He was a member of the Newton Sodbusters club and returned years later to serve as a leader. Paul was also a very active member of the...

2009 Buchanan County - John C. Hogan

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 2:49 PM
John C. Hogan was a co-founder of the Middlefield Hustlers 4-H club in Buchanan County in 1943. This club is still in existence today and is very active in the community. John C. and his friends decided to start the club when 4-H was just being introduced into the county....

2008 Buchanan County - Richard "Dick" Frye

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 11:35 AM
Dick was a 10 year member of the Buchanan County 4-H program in Iowa as a youth. He served on the County Extension Council for several years and was a Buchanan County Fair Board member for over 40 years, serving as president for many of those years. Bruce Bearinger, Buchanan...

2006 Buchanan County - Beverly Spahn & Ann Burns

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 2:23 PM
For the last 30 years, the 4-H program in Buchanan County has been financially supported through the most distinguished event at each Buchanan County Fair—The Pie Baking Contest and Auction. In 1976, some funding for 4-H Awards Night was not received as promised. The 4-H Program Assistant at that time,...

2005 Buchanan County - Marvel Fern Funk Dennie

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 11:24 AM
Mrs. Marvel Dennie has put many years into the 4-H program here in Buchanan County. She grew up in the Blackhawk County 4-H program and was a member of the Bennington Boosters for 9 years. While a member in Blackhawk County she thoroughly enjoyed showing her Ayrshire Cattle at the...

2004 Buchanan County - Mona Gerstenberger

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 12:21 PM
Mona Gerstenberger and her husband farmed in the Aurora and Quasqueton areas for many years. During those years Mona was a 4-H leader for a Buffalo Township 4-H Club and Kyle was a 4-H leader in both Buffalo and Cono Townships. Their children Aaron, Adele and Duane were all active...

2003 Buchanan County - Jay Partridge

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 2:50 PM
Jay Partridge became Buchanan County Extension Director in 1944. That year there were 33 4-H members. When Jay retired 34 years later, the 4-H enrollment had risen to 900. In 1954 Jay organized the first 4-H Citizenship trip to Washington D.C., which continues to this day to be a national...

2002 Buchanan - Pat Arthaud

Posted on 03/22/2011 at 2:03 PM
Pat Arthaud of Hazleton has been actively involved in 4-H in Buchanan County. She began service to 4-H in 1956 as a consultant to her late husband when he worked with his club members on demonstrations. Pat then served as a project leader in clothing. She went on to serve...
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