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2022 Butler County Dale Thoreson

Posted on 08/22/2022 at 10:45 AM
Dale Thoreson is a longtime supporter of the 4-H program. Dale was born one of ten children and grew up on a dairy/grain farm in SE North Dakota. He was a 4-H member in Barnes County North Dakota for eight years. He joined when his father started a 4-H club....

2021 Butler County Deb Steere

Posted on 08/23/2021 at 10:35 AM
Deb Steere has been a great supporter of 4-H for many years. Deb was a member of Butler County 4-H herself and enjoyed sewing projects. Her renewed involvement in 4-H began when her own four children became active in the program in the fall of 1984. Deb’s skill set, which...

2020 Butler County: LeAnn Schipper

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
LeAnn Schipper began her involvement in the Butler County 4-H program as a fourth grader. She was a member of the Jefferson Livewires 4-H club where she served as a leader in a variety of officer positions. LeAnn was also very active at the county level. She participated in County...
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2019 Butler County: Nolan and Kim Junker

Posted on 08/19/2019 at 11:34 AM
Butler County is pleased to select Nolan and Kim Junker of New Hartford as their 2019 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame inductees. Nolan was a 9-year member of the Albion Go-Getters 4-H club and was active at the county fair during those years. In 2003, immediately after graduating from 4-H,...
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2018 Butler County: Margaret Harris

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 1:00 PM
Butler County is pleased to select Margaret Harris of Clarksville as their 2018 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame inductee. Margaret has been part of a long family tradition of participating in Butler County 4-H. Growing up in Aplington, she was a member of the Monroe Clever Cloverettes 4-H Club from...
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2017 Butler County: Susan Schrage

Posted on 08/24/2017 at 3:20 PM
Butler County is pleased to recognize Susan Schrage of Allison as their 2017 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame inductee. While Sue was not in 4-H herself, she has made a huge impact on Butler County 4-H! Sue has been a leader of the Butler County Young Riders 4-H club for...

2016 Butler County Mike and Sandy Ruby

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 10:03 AM
Butler County is pleased to select Mike and Sandy Ruby of Greene, Iowa as our 2016 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame inductees. Both have been valuable assets to the Butler County 4-H program. Sandy was a Butler County 4-H’er for 10 years where she was a member of the Jacksonettes...

2015 Butler County- C. Dale Boelman

Posted on 08/21/2015 at 1:55 PM
Butler County’s Hall of Fame Inductee is C. Dale Boelman of Clarksville. In looking back, I’m not sure there was never a time when Dale was not involved in 4-H. His parents were both long time leaders and Dale was always active as well. He was particularly active in the...

2014 Butler County - Doug Schueler

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 9:29 AM
Doug Schueler was a member of the West Point Junior Farmers for 9 years. He was an avid swine project member and enjoyed showing his pigs at the Butler County Fair throughout his 4H career. Doug was also a member of the swine judging team while in high school. Doug showed...

2013 Bulter County - Ron Henning

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:31 AM
Butler County’s 4-H Hall of Fame nominee for 2013 is Ron Henning of rural Clarksville. Ron began his 4-H journey as a member in Bremer County where he grew up on a farm in rural Denver. Throughout his long 4-H career, Ron’s favorite project was beef and his favorite activity...

2012 Butler County- Dennis & Sharon Schipper

Posted on 07/18/2012 at 2:20 PM
It would be very difficult to find a couple in Butler County who has given more to the 4H youth and the county 4-H program than Dennis and Sharon Schipper. Not even the Parkersburg tornado in 2008 was strong enough to keep these 4H volunteers down for long. Sharon had...

2010 Butler County - Lucille Leerhoff

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 2:17 PM
Lucille Leerhoff has been involved with the 4-H program in Butler County for 30 years. She has served on the 4-H & Youth Committee for 4 years and has been a local club leader of the Butler BB’s for over 25 years. Her name is synonymous with 4-H in the...

2009 Butler County - Carolyn Johnson

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 2:46 PM
Carolyn Johnson, of Parkersburg, Iowa, was introduced into the world of 4-H fifty years ago, and she has been involved ever since. She and her husband, Duane Johnson, have three children: Roy and his wife Shiloh and two girls Melanie and Megan who farm with them. Tamara is a teacher...

2008 Butler County - Arlan Laube

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 11:33 AM
Arlan Laube was a 4-H’er in the early 1960’s in Butler County and served as club historian. His favorite project was raising milking shorthorn heifers and a highlight was going to the Iowa State Fair with Stanley Severs as the State Fair alternate with their “pocket gopher trapping” demonstration. Arlan...

2007 Butler County - Nancy Jensen

Posted on 04/12/2011 at 11:28 AM
Nancy Jensen has been a long-time 4-H volunteer. Her contributions have included being a 4-H Leader, on the 4-H & Youth Advisory Board(both of which she is still doing), former member of the Extension Council, volunteered for 4-H day camps, workshops, Communications Day, fair, etc. Nancy is always more than...

2002 Butler County - Ruth Haan

Posted on 03/22/2011 at 2:39 PM
Ruth Haan has spent countless hours supporting the 4-H Program in Butler County over a multitude of years. She was actively involved with the local club in her area as a leader for 15 years. Her club had a tremendous enrollment and unlimited enthusiasm for 4-H. After her dedicated years...
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