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2022 Iowa County Wendy Hagen

Posted on 08/22/2022 at 11:30 AM
Wendy Hagen has been a tremendous asset to Iowa County 4-H Program. As a child, her love and passion for 4-H and livestock were evident as a Benton County 4-H’er for nine years. She was a member of the Fremont Lively Lassies 4-H Club and her projects included: Beef and...
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2021 Iowa County Arlen Seeman

Posted on 08/23/2021 at 1:36 PM
Iowa County feels that Arlen is one in a million. He is a tremendous wealth of information for Iowa County 4-H First Lego League teams. Arlen and his family arrived in Williamsburg August 2014 when he took a job at KINZE Manufacturing. During this time of transition for his family,...
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2020 Iowa County: Diana Roberts

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
The Iowa County 4-H Hall of Fame 2020 inductee has given her time, talent and treasures to larger service by creating belonging and engagement to the youth in our community. Diana Roberts empowered youth to reach their potential for 30 years as a 4-H club leader of the Hilton Willing...
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2019 Iowa County: Nancy Welsh

Posted on 08/19/2019 at 1:11 PM
Nancy Welsh has been a tremendous asset to Iowa County 4-H. As a young girl her love and passion for 4-H and livestock was evident when she joined two 4-H clubs. She was involved in the traditional girls club with the clothing and food and nutrition projects, but also loved...
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2018 Iowa County: Julie Harriman

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 3:20 PM
Volunteers who are willing to work with youth and also give of their time are hard to come by. Julie Harriman is one example of the volunteers we have in Iowa County. Julie has spent many hours involved in the 4-H program. Julie and her late husband, Terry, have placed...
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2017 Iowa County: Diane Wilson

Posted on 08/25/2017 at 3:36 PM
Being a volunteer takes someone with a big heart, enthusiasm, a positive attitude and a passion for “making the best better”. Iowa County has been lucky enough to have many volunteers meeting that description but one in particular has gone above and beyond for many years. Diane Wilson has worn...

2016 Iowa County Susan Jones

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 8:40 AM
While contributions can be measured in many ways, the ultimate contributions most important to any 4-H program are those that keep strong the legacy of learning by doing. In the case of Susan Jones, her contributions have not only expanded the legacy and importance of the 4-H program through her...
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2015 Iowa County- George Hunt

Posted on 08/24/2015 at 9:28 AM
For the past 26 years, George Hunt has contributed hundreds of volunteer hours. From serving as 4-H Club Leader, Beef Superintendent, 4-H Committee Member, Iowa County 4-H Foundation Director, Iowa County Extension Council Member, and as a member on the Iowa County Fair Board overall his support for Iowa...
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2014 Iowa County - Theresa Heitman

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 10:36 PM
Theresa Heitman of Williamsburg is Iowa County’s nomination for the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame. Theresa Walker Heitman began her 4-H career in the 1970’s in Iowa County as a member of the Sumner Sweethearts, with projects like beef, clothing, home improvement, foods and nutrition, citizenship, communication and child development....
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2013 Iowa County - Teresa Heudepohl

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:16 PM
Teresa Widmer Huedepohl has always been a part of a 4-H family. Both her parents were 4-Hers. You had to be 10 years old to be a 4-Her at that time (1968) and Teresa was an eight (8) year member of the Deep River Lassies 4-H Club in Poweshiek County....
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2012 Jasper County- Karla Jordan

Posted on 07/18/2012 at 4:05 PM
Karla Jordan is a long time supporter of the 4H Program and Youth of Jasper County. She is in her forty second year of being a 4-H leader and is currently the leader of the Lucky L’s 4H Club. Not only has she been a club leader for forty two...
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2012 Iowa County- Robert & Loy Walker

Posted on 07/18/2012 at 4:02 PM
Robert and Loy Walker have been involved in Iowa County Extension and 4-H programs for many years. Loy grew up in Henry County and exhibited in the areas of clothing, home improvement, communications and beef. As a result of her hard work she gave a presentation at the National Cattle...
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2011 Iowa County - Dean Ward

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:40 PM
Dean Ward, from Ladora is this year’s Iowa County 2011 Hall of Fame nominee. Dean has been a 4-H’er, a 4-H parent, 4-H leader and fair superintendent. Dean was a 7 year member of the Fairview Zippers 4-H Club, where he exhibited hogs and dairy cattle. Dean’s next step in...
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2010 Iowa County - Garth Grafft

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:23 PM
Garth was a nine year 4-H member in Jones County. Garth received the State Achievement Award with a trip to Club Congress in Chicago. Locally, Garth was a leader of Marengo Cool Cougars, a member of the Iowa County 4-H Committee and Fair Board representative. Garth and the ‘Big G’...
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2009 Iowa County - Jon & Marcia Kinzenbaw

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 1:48 PM
Iowa County has the have the wonderful support of Jon and Marcia Kinzenbaw. The greatest passion of Jon & Marcia is to encourage our youth to try something new. Currently they along with KINZE Manufacturing, Inc. fund the KINZE Manufacturing Sweepstakes. The KINZE Manufacturing Sweepstakes is open to all 4-H...
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2008 Iowa County - Kurt & Marilyn Meyer

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:30 AM
Kurt and Marilyn Meyer have green running deep in their blood. They have been the 4-H Leader of Hilton Happy Hustlers for many years. Their contribution does not stop in the Iowa County 4-H program. In 2005 their club along with Iowa County Cattlemen, Extension Staff and local business started...
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2005 Iowa County - Arnie Hanson, Jr.

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 2:37 PM
Arnie Hanson, of rural Parnell, began his career in 4-H with the Parnell Peppers of Iowa County at the age ten. He was an active club member until the age of 21 but also was a club leader beginning at age 18. He continued to volunteer for 25 years as...
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2004 Iowa County - Bob and Joann Scoville

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:43 AM
Bob and Joann have been very active in their support of 4-H in Iowa County. Bob has been a 4-H Beef Superintendent at the Iowa County Fair for 17 years. He has been on the 4-H Committee for 15 years and on the Iowa County Extension Council for 10 years....
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2003 Iowa County - Donna Collingwood

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 1:43 PM
As a youth, Donna was a member of the Marengo Busy Bodies 4-H Club in Iowa County. For 25 years she led the Williamsburg 4-Leaf Clovers 4-H Club. Her leadership always kept the club at or near the top in membership. Donna conducted many workshops for 4-H’ers in the foods...
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2002 Iowa County - Marilyn Miller

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 1:36 PM
Marilyn Miller was a member of the Honey Creek Honeys 4-H Club. Nearing her high school graduation, Marilyn was offered the position as secretary in the Iowa County ISU Extension office. After a couple of year’s service, Marilyn married and left Extension employment. Marilyn was a leader of the Hilton Willing...
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