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2022 Jones County Cindy Dirks

Posted on 08/22/2022 at 11:40 AM
Cindy Dirks is a very active supporter of Jones County 4-H. She has been a 4-H leader, Youth Committee member and Extension Council member for 21+ years. Cindy is also superintendent of the dog committee and helps with various additional committees in Jones County 4-H. Cindy is a passionate and...

2021 Jones County Raymond Bowers

Posted on 08/23/2021 at 9:07 AM
Raymond Bowers is a valued volunteer for the Jones County 4-H program. He has been a 4-H club leader, Shooting Sports trained instructor and Shooting Sports club leader, poultry superintendent, and Youth Committee member for the past 20 years. Ray is dependable and always has positive youth development as his...

2019 Jones County: Joe Yedlik

Posted on 08/19/2019 at 1:17 PM
Jones County is pleased to nominate Joe Yedlik as our 2019 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame inductee. Joe Yedlik has dedicated his career to the youth of Iowa serving as Vocational Ag Instructor for 20 years before coming to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach for an additional 20 years as...
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2018 Jones County: Robert & Shirley Davis

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 3:27 PM
Life-long residents of Jones County, Iowa, Robert and Shirley Davis of rural Olin, Iowa have dedicated their life to farming and agriculture. Robert grew up on a farm near Center Junction, Iowa while Shirley grew up on a farm near Olin. Following their marriage in 1971, they began farming with...
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2017 Jones County: Lavern and Dorothy Nagel

Posted on 08/28/2017 at 8:34 AM
Lavern and Dorothy Nagel have supported Jones County 4-H for many years. Lavern exhibited dairy animals as a 4-H member. Although Dorothy was not in 4-H she and Lavern started farming and were active 4-H volunteers after their marriage in 1950! Dorothy was an active Richland Roc-etts girls club leader and...

2016 Jones County Connie Burhop

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 8:47 AM
Connie Burhop began her 4-H experience before she was “legally” eligible to be a member of the Wyoming Polly Pigtails. Connie’s Mother helped start the club; her aunt was a leader, and her oldest sister a charter member. She even completed a record book before officially joining the club at...

2015 Jones County- Gerald and Verlyn Stolte

Posted on 08/24/2015 at 9:29 AM
Verlyn & Jerry have been married 52 years. Their volunteer 4-H experience began when their daughter was in her third year of 4-H. Verlyn was a 4-H club leader for Morley Merry Maidens and Morley M & M’s for the next 35 years! Verlyn continues to support Jones County 4-H...
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2014 Jones County - John Harmes

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 10:50 PM
John Harms is well aware of the important role that a county fair can have in developing and operating a successful county 4-H program. John’s personal experiences as a Jones County 4-H’er and a member of the county youth committee kindled his goal and desire to help grow the opportunity...
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2013 Jones County - Betty Wolken

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:21 PM
In 1935, at the age of 12, Betty Wolken, along with her mother, helped organize the Lovell Happy Helpers 4-H club in their home area. Betty served as President of the Jones County 4-H Girls and also was named Outstanding Jones County 4-H Girl. She won the opportunity to compete...

2012 Jones County- Gene & Shirlee Brunscheen

Posted on 07/24/2012 at 11:00 AM
Gene and Shirlee have been involved in the Jones County 4-H Youth program since they were both 4-H’ers members. They were active 4-H members successfully exhibiting steers and heifers at the county and state levels. They treasure the memories of their 4-H careers and the many friendships they made along...
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2011 Jones County - Ann Schrader

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:37 PM
Ann’s 4-H experience started in the fall of 1957 when two neighbors invited her to join them as leaders of the Castle Grove Fortune Finders 4-H Club. It has been a wonderful part of her life ever since. Good times were had in baking biscuits, sewing clothes, refinishing furniture, giving...
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2007 Jones County - Paul Glen

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 1:47 PM
Paul Glenn is the type of individual that is always eager to donate his services to the 4-H program. During his youth, he was an active 4-H member and participated in the 4-H livestock judging contest at the State Fair for five years. Paul has continued that interest in the...
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2006 Jones County - Lowell Tiedt

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 1:10 PM
Lowell Tiedt has been a valuable asset to the 4-H/Youth program of Jones County for many years. According to the county extension staff, “He will volunteer to help with almost anything, and when he does, you know it will be done right.” Lowell has served on the county Youth Committee...
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2004 Jones County - Varlyn Fink

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:36 AM
Varlyn Fink served as a county 4-H/Youth leader for 33 years from 1960 to 1993 with service to Jones and Cedar counties. During that time, he strived to maintain a strong county-wide volunteer network. He emphasized the importance of youth taking advantage of new 4-H experiences such as county 4-H...
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2002 Jones County - Joe E. Legg

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 1:45 PM
In Jones County, Joe Legg’s name is almost synonymous with the Extension Service and 4-H. Joe served as the Jones County Extension Director from 1950 to 1986. During those 36 years, Joe played a major role in developing and strengthening the 4-H program in the Jones County. His knowledge of...
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