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2022 Humboldt County Greg & Jill Lempke

Posted on 08/22/2022 at 11:28 AM
Greg was in 4-H and showed beef cattle for six years. His favorite memories are all the great times had at the fair and hanging out with 4-H’ers from his club, the Livermore Bulldogs and getting to know members from other clubs. He gained a great appreciation for all the...

2021 Humboldt County LeRoy & Susan Witzel

Posted on 08/23/2021 at 1:34 PM
LeRoy and Susan Witzel truly see the benefits of the 4-H program and have been generous throughout the years with both their time and money to support 4-H in any way they can. LeRoy was in 4-H from a young age. He started in a club near Floyd or Charles City,...

2020 Humboldt County: Lauri Beilke

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
You could say Lauri Beilke bleeds green. Her involvement in Humboldt County 4-H began as a member of the Vernon Lassies 4-H club. During those nine years of very active participation, she took static projects in many areas and showed livestock each year. Lauri’s favorite project area was anything that...
Posted in Humboldt, 2020 |

2019 Humboldt County: Jim Kellner

Posted on 08/19/2019 at 12:26 PM
Jim Kellner is the Humboldt County 4-H Fall of Fame 2019 inductee. Jim owns and operates Dream Carriage of Humboldt. Dream Carriage offers horse drawn carriage and sleigh rides to the public all season long. One of his busiest times is around Christmas for sleigh rides around town to view the...
Posted in Humboldt, 2019 |

2018 Humboldt County: Clarence "Dutch" & Bernice Norman

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 3:19 PM
Clarence “Dutch” and Bernice Norman started 4-H as youth in Greene County, Iowa. Clarence showed beef in Greene County as one of his exhibits. One of the exhibits that Bernice had judged at the Greene County Fair was her laundry bag that she sewed. The bag advanced on to receive...
Posted in Boone, Humboldt, 2018 |

2017 Humboldt County: Deanna Nervig

Posted on 08/25/2017 at 3:31 PM
My affiliation with 4-H began when a neighbor girl invited me to a meeting. Without my mother’s permission I joined the West Grovettes 4-H Club that day. 4-H quickly became a very important part of my life, and eventually for my three sisters and brother. Each year was spent learning...

2016 Humboldt County Scott and Jacki Lerdal

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 8:37 AM
You could say that 4-H was the start of this active family. Scott and Jacki first met on a 4-H roller skating trip when they were in 6th grade. After completing their degrees at Iowa State University they returned to the Humboldt area and have been involved community members ever...

2015 Humboldt County- Daniel and Jean Holste

Posted on 08/24/2015 at 9:28 AM
Daniel and Jean have been positive influences to the Humboldt County 4-H program and have enjoyed the time they have invested in this program. They were asked to be a part of the program by former Humboldt County Youth Coordinator, David Stephens. The Holstes are Master Gardeners. They have taught...

2014 Humboldt County - Marilyn Hundertmark

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 10:24 PM
Marilyn was a member of the Rutland Lucky Stars of Humboldt County for 8 years and later became a leader of that club for 9 years. By being a member of 4-H, Marilyn made new friends, gained skills in homemaking, and became a good citizen. She was able to pass...

2013 Humboldt County - Diana Lehman

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:13 PM
Diane began her 4H career as a 7 year 4Her in Humboldt County belonging to the Rutland Lucky Stars. One of her fondest memories was as a 12 year old. She made a 3 tier gathered skirt that made it through achievement show judging, county show judging, and state fair...

2012 Humboldt County- Ron & Mary Reedy

Posted on 07/18/2012 at 3:49 PM
Ron & Mary Reedy began their 4-H involvement as 4-H members during the 1950’s Mary was a member of the Amity Learning Lassies in Page County and as a member she enjoyed: food projects (canning peaches), art projects (learning about the color wheel), doing demonstrations at the county fair and...

2011 Humboldt County - Christine Frohling

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:42 PM
Christine Frohling waited with enthusiastic patience to become a 4-H member following in the footsteps of her mother and two older sisters in their 4-H experiences. She was always willing to give demonstrations and lead workshops and help organize activities. Her stories indicate she really enjoyed food and nutrition and...

2010 Humboldt County - Bonnie Gates

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:25 PM
Bonnie Gates served the Iowa 4-H program for approximately 35 years. Her roles were many, starting as an assistant 4-H leader when her daughter began her 4-H career. Diane was very active and continued through her senior year of high school. After her daughter’s graduation, Bonnie continued to serve on...

2009 Humboldt County - Pat Hill

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 1:51 PM
Pat Hill was raised on a farm near Thor in Humboldt County. She started 4-H when she was ten years old and belonged to the Beaver Wide Awake 4-H Club. She began with a horse project and the required home economics projects to demonstrate at the Humboldt County Fair. She...

2008 Humboldt County - Bob & Lois Molitor

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:31 AM
Bob and Lois started 4-H as youth, Bob in Calhoun County for 9 years where he exhibited beef, swine, and sheep at the Rockwell City and Manson fair. Lois was a member of the Corinth Red Stars 4-H Club for 9 years where she exhibited in three project areas at...

2007 Humboldt County - Harold & Janice Nostrom

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 1:55 PM
Harold and Janice have been strong supporters of 4-H for many years in Humboldt County. All of Harold and Janice’s 4 children were involved in 4-H in Corinth Township and 8 of 9 of their grandchildren have been involved in 4-H. Janice’s mother was a 4-H member and adult volunteer...

2006 Humboldt County - Norman Mokelstad

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 1:16 PM
4-H’rs attending, Chicago 4-H trip, and many other events. He helped with all 4-H Club tours held each year. Each 4-H’r explained their exhibit during the tours and it was a good learning experience for 4-H’rs, parents, and others who attended. Many livestock judging workshops were held in the county...

2005 Humboldt County - Ken & Marilyn Nielsen

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 2:40 PM
Ken & Marilyn Nielsen own and operate KC Nielsen LTD, a John Deere implement dealership in Humboldt, Iowa. Both Ken and Marilyn grew up in Humboldt County and have raised their family in Humboldt as well. Ken was a member of the Grove Township 4-H Club and showed livestock at...

2004 Humboldt County - Gary and Sharon Erickson

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:47 AM
Gary and Sharon Erickson both grew up in Humboldt County. Gary was in 4-H for 8 years starting in 1949 with sheep projects and Sharon was in 4-H for almost 2 years with educational projects. Gary was the Humboldt County Lamb project leader for many years and has served as...

2003 Humboldt County - Blythe Edge

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 1:45 PM
Blythe was born and raised in Humboldt County where her mother help start and charter the Vernon 4-H Club. As an adult, Blythe served as a club leader, project leader, judge, and fair volunteer. Blythe and her husband Ed were one of the first families to help begin and contribute...

2002 Humboldt - Homer Eastman

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 1:31 PM
Homer began his association with 4-H as a ten year old and it became a lifetime association. He became a 4-H club leader in 1944. Homer and a co-leader organized the boys’ food stand at the Humboldt County fair. They raised $500 and sent the proceeds to the Iowa 4-H...
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