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2022 Crawford County Judy Gronau

Posted on 08/22/2022 at 11:00 AM
Judy McCollough Gronau grew up in rural Crawford County. She milked cows with her father on a farm near Vail. She always joked her father sold the cows when she went to college. She married Douglas Gronau and moved to a farm outside Vail in 1974. She was not a 4-H...

2021 Crawford County Linda Kuhlmann

Posted on 08/23/2021 at 10:51 AM
In the fall of 1982, Linda became a leader of the Merry Maidens/Charter Oak Achievers 4-H Club. Both of her daughters would become members of this club. What started out as a way to spend time with her daughters, ended up being 30 years of helping many young members in...

2020 Crawford County: Dennis & Mary Koenig

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Dennis and Mary Koenig have been involved in 4-H for almost all their lives. It started for them when they were kids and is how they met. They continued their involvement with 4-H by getting all four of their boys enrolled in 4-H which has led to their grandchildren getting...
Posted in Crawford, 2020 |

2019 Crawford County: Mike Vogt

Posted on 08/19/2019 at 11:57 AM
When this individual, Mike Vogt, isn’t spending time with his family or tinkering on projects around the house, you’ll find him working with their cattle and promoting the Iowa beef industry through grill outs, shows, fairs or any other cattle function they can get to. Mike has served on the Crawford...
Posted in Crawford, 2019 |

2018 Crawford County: Jim & Sandi Sharp

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 2:46 PM
Jim and Sandi Sharp from Denison, Iowa are being honored as the 2018 Crawford County Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame inductees. They have been involved with 4-H and FFA activities for years. Sandi’s 4-H experience began as a 4-Her in Nebraska which led to her interest in teaching Family and...
Posted in Crawford, 2018 |

2017 Crawford County: Dr. Doyle and Rhonda Slavik

Posted on 08/24/2017 at 3:37 PM
Dr. Doyle and Rhonda Slavik founded the Schleswig Sharks 4-H club in 1996 and served as the leaders of the club for 10 years. Before the creation of the Schleswig Sharks, no 4-H club existed in Schleswig in Crawford County. Doyle and Rhonda provided 4-H club members with opportunities to...

2016 Crawford County Ken and Collette Huntley

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 10:02 AM
For over thirty years, Ken and Collette Huntley have dedicated countless hours and resources to the 4-H program. In the 1980s, after their eldest child joined a local 4-H club in Crawford County, Ken and Collette immediately became very active in 4-H. Ken became the county superintendent of dairy goats,...

2015 Crawford County- Coletta Weeda

Posted on 08/23/2015 at 9:34 AM
Coletta Weeda from Denison, IA is the 2015 Crawford County Hall of Fame Honoree. Coletta’s thirty years of outstanding service and dedication to the 4-H program makes her an excellent inductee. Her ability to model service, volunteerism, integrity, and leadership has assisted hundreds of 4-H members in reaching and surpassing...

2014 Crawford County - Dick and Rona Bromert

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 9:37 PM
Dick Bromert grew up in Carroll County and was an active 4-Her and showed cattle. Rona Bromert grew up south of Vail and was very active in 4-H. They became 4-H leaders of the 4-Leaf Clovers 4-H Club the year after their son, Justin, joined 4-H. They encouraged all their club...

2013 Crawford County - Dwight Boeck

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:45 AM
Dwight Boeck was born and raised on a dairy farm in Crawford County and comes from a strong agricultural background. He graduated from Iowa State University with a Dairy Science Degree. When he completed college, he decided to make his home north of Denison and fulfilled his dream of working...

2012 Crawford County- Harold & Elaine Chapman

Posted on 07/20/2012 at 10:43 AM
Harold and Elaine Chapman have been a lifelong farm family in Crawford County. They have 4 sons and 3 grandchildren. They continue to operate a dairy farm operation. Neither Harold nor Elaine had been in 4-H themselves. Harold was in FFA. Harold and Elaine served as leaders of the Good...

2011 Crawford County - Blair & Marlene Baughman

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 2:03 PM
Marlene was nominated by a former 4-Her who thought Marlene truly influenced her life and the couple was nominated by another 4-Her who had them has leaders. Marlene was a member of Jolly Workers and the Vail Volunteers 4-H clubs for 10 years. She held all club offices and was...

2010 Crawford County - Bob and Theresa Sullivan

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 2:03 PM
Bob and Theresa Sullivan have been active in Crawford County 4-H, first as members and then as leaders and parents of 4-H youth. Both joined 4-H in 1937. Theresa (Dieter) Sullivan was a member of the Westside Calf Club and showed cattle (in a skirt). Her family showed cattle at...

2009 Crawford County - Kristy & Kent Hugeback

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 2:34 PM
Kent and Kristy Hugeback were leaders of the Aspinwall Achievers 4-H Club for seventeen years, before handing the club over to new leaders. Kristy was a 4-H member, so when she and her husband, Kent took over the club, it was not a surprise to them on much involvement was...

2008 Crawford County - Shirleen & Freddie Jepsen

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 11:10 AM
Freddie and Shirleen Jepsen got started in 4-H in 1984 when their three oldest sons wanted to join the Charter Oak Boosters. In 1992 they became leaders of the Charter Oak Boosters. Freddie and Shirleen were honored with leaders of the year in 1998. Shirleen has been involved with St....

2007 Crawford County - Nancy Kremin

Posted on 04/12/2011 at 11:14 AM
Nancy Kremin began her 4-H experience when she joined the local 4-H club in Manilla when she was in 4th grade. She was an active member participating in various aspects that 4-H brought to her through her years as a member. In 1978 Nancy became a 4-H group leader and...

2006 Crawford County - Beth Argotsinger

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 1:57 PM
One of the most enriching and rewarding pursuits a person can have is to help youth learn and to grow. For Beth Argotsinger of Denison, these pursuits lead her to volunteer for the 4-H program. Beth currently is a co-superintendent of the static exhibits for the Crawford County Fair. In...

2005 Crawford County - Janice Henningsen

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 3:08 PM
Jan was a 4-H member for 10 years in the Charter Oak Boosters club at Charter Oak. Thirty-five years ago she started as leader for the Happy Hustlers 4-H club in the Vail area. Jan took four clubs from four different school districts and combined those clubs into one big...

2004 Crawford County - Emil and Vernette Bielfeldt

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 12:09 PM
Emil and Vernette Bielfeldt were very instrumental in getting the first 4-H club started in Charter Oak over 60 years ago and helped start the Charter Oak Achievement Days that is still active to this date. They were leaders of the Charter Oak Boosters for many years. Their children were...

2003 Crawford County - Mary Wadsworth

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 2:38 PM
Mary Wadsworth is from a 4-H family: both her father and grandfather were active in 4-H, and her two brothers and three sisters were active 4-Hers, as well. An eleven-year Hubbard County 4-Her, she was participated in many project areas – including horses, sheep, cattle, rabbits, and chickens – and...

2002 Crawford County - Walter Grell

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 12:26 PM
Walter Grell was well known for his leadership and support of the 4-H program and his numerous volunteer contributions to local and county projects. Walter organized the Happy Hustlers 4-H Club and was a 4-H leader of that club for 10 years. He served as 4-H hog superintendent and 4-H...
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