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2022 Grundy County Dee Gene & Linda McMartin

Posted on 08/22/2022 at 11:16 AM
DeeGene & Linda McMartin have devoted over thirty years in make the best better for youth in Grundy County. Both DeeGene & Linda grew up in 4-H and made 4-H participation a priority for their five children. They were right there beside all of their kids for all of their...

2021 Grundy County Dave Deeringer

Posted on 08/23/2021 at 11:51 AM
Never being a 4-H member himself, Dave Deeringer quickly learned the ropes as his three children, Brittanee, Dakota & Tanner, joined when they were young. Dave grew up in 4-H through his children. He started in the sheep barn learning how to shear lambs, then teaching others how to shear...

2020 Grundy County: Deb Lizer

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
With a strong passion for youth, Deb Lizer and her late husband, Tom, raised three boys of their own and opened their hearts to adopt five young ladies from other countries. Each of them members of the Lincoln Jr Farmers 4-H Club. Deb was actively involved in helping her kids...
Posted in Grundy, 2020 |

2019 Grundy County: Jackie Stevens

Posted on 08/19/2019 at 12:14 PM
Getting to know other people, working with them and learning from them is this honorees favorite part about 4-H. She was a Mills County Indian 4-H member, helped with fundraisers, traveled to the National 4-H Center in Washington DC, was an Iowa photography delegate to National 4-H Congress and held...
Posted in Grundy, 2019 |

2018 Grundy County: Barb Cunningham

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 3:08 PM
When you hear the words “I’ve got the Kids!” you know this volunteer really does have the kids in many ways. Barb Cunningham was not a 4-H member growing up, but has been very active in Grundy County 4-H as her own children became involved in beef, swine and various...
Posted in Grundy, 2018 |

2017 Grundy County: Karen Benson

Posted on 08/25/2017 at 9:34 AM
Never being involved in 4-H as a youth Karen Benson has been a very active 4-H parent, volunteer and friend of Grundy County 4-H. Karen was introduced to 4-H through her children, Kevin and Russell, as they were interested in participating each year. Karen and her husband Richard raised 3...

2016 Grundy County Byron and Lori Mulder

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 8:03 AM
Byron and Lori Mulder were both active in Grundy County 4-H while growing up, and have continued to remain active with the organization as their 3 children have been involved. Lori was a member of the Grant Happy Helpers and non-livestock exhibits occupied most of her years as a 4-Her. Byron showed...

2015 Grundy County- Curtis and Lorieann Kyhl

Posted on 08/24/2015 at 9:14 AM
Curt & Lorieann Kyhl have been actively involved in 4-H from the time their son Chris and daughter Kayla enrolled in 4-H. They have always offered a helping hand wherever it is needed during the year and especially during the week of fair. They have always been huge supporters of...

2014 Grundy County - Bill Noteboom

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 10:08 PM
Bill Noteboom has been involved in the Grundy County 4-H program for many years. He started his 4-H career in 1972 as a Black Hawk County 4-H member in the Orange Boosters 4-H club. He showed swine, beef and ponies. He also participated in non-livestock projects such as corn, beans,...

2013 Grundy County - Ken and Nadene Van Hauen

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:03 PM
Growing up in Grundy County, Ken and Nadene Van Hauen have always been around the agriculture scene. Nadene was a member of the Melrose Merry Maids 4-H Club while Ken was active in the Wellsburg High School FFA, showing cattle at the local and national levels. In fact, Ken earned...

2012 Grundy County - Denise Freeseman

Posted on 08/08/2012 at 12:56 PM
Denise Freeseman was a longtime member of the Blackhawk Blackhawks 4-H Club taking a variety of exhibits to the county fair in food & nutrition, home improvement and clothing. She was also an active youth member of the 4-H Youth Committee. Denise and her husband Dave have three children, Melissa,...

2011 Grundy County - Janet Schildroth

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:50 PM
Janet Schildroth has been involved in 4-H since she was a little girl growing up in Black Hawk County. She participated in a variety of projects such as cattle and home economics and was involved in demonstrating at the fair. She was also a club president. Janet and her husband...

2010 Grundy County - Jim and Brenda Everts

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:37 PM
Jim & Brenda Everts have been long time supporters of the Grundy County 4-H Program. Jim was a member of the Grundy County Pleasant Valley Pals club (1958-1967), active in the beef project area. His wife Brenda is originally from Waterloo and had no connection to agriculture or 4-H until...

2009 Grundy County - David & Yolanda Butler

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 1:58 PM
David & Yolanda Butler have been actively involved in Grundy County 4-H as parents, 4-H Leaders of the Washington Wranglers and Swine Superintendents. Their focus has always been on making 4-H a great experience for our youth. David was a member of Palermo Money Makers. He showed swine, cattle &...

2008 Grundy County - John Schreck

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:43 AM
John became interested in 4-H when he was in 5th grade and joined the Grant County Go Getters 4-H Club in Grundy County. He was a member of this 4-H club for five years until his family moved to town. His 4-H projects won many awards and included beef, sheep,...

2007 Grundy County - Jerry Schmidt

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 2:19 PM
Jerry has been an active supporter of the Grundy County 4-H Program for many of years. Jerry has been very supportive of his children, grandchildren, and all of the youth in Grundy County. His interest in 4-H grew when his daughter started showing poultry and his poultry project has been...

2006 Grundy County - JoAnn A. Billerbeck

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 1:27 PM
JoAnn A. Billerbeck was involved with 4-H for many years. JoAnn was very supportive of the Grundy County 4-H program as a 4-H'er, Leader, & Volunteer. She started as a member of the Lincoln Links 4-H club in Hudson. After that, she was a club leader for several years in...

2005 Grundy County - Ron & Eileen Flater

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 2:53 PM
In Grundy County, the names Ronald and Eileen Flater are synonymous with the word 4-H. Ron Flater joined the Colfax Future Farmers 4-H Club in 1957 when he was 10 years old. In the summer, the county fair was all that Ron knew – he camped, he worked on his...

2004 Grundy County - Elsie Jean Wilson

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:52 AM
Elsie Jean Wilson, of Grundy County, began working as an Office Assistant in the Grundy County Extension Office in May of 1959. She worked until May of 1961 and then returned to the Extension Office in September of 1964. Elsie Jean recently retired from her position in March of 2003...

2003 Grundy County - Calvin Wheelock

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 1:53 PM
For over 45 years, Calvin Wheelock, 91 years old of Grundy County, has served on the Grundy County Fair Board. He said he continues to serve because “I’ve always had an interest in the fair because it meant so much to me when I participated as a boy.” Calvin was...

2002 Grundy County - Celestine Miller Persinger

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 1:12 PM
Celestine Miller Persinger joined the Palermo Township Grundy County 4-H Club in 1925 where she was a member for nine years. During those years, she exhibited projects at the Grundy County Fair and the Iowa State Fair. Celestine was awarded a trip to the Chicago Livestock International in the beef...
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