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2022 Lucas County Kim Etter

Posted on 08/22/2022 at 11:49 AM
Kim Etter grew up on her parent’s farm near Russell, Iowa, where she went to school and church. She joined 4-H when she was in 4th grade and actively participated in 4-H meetings, activities, projects, and the county fair. Some of her projects included Pen of 5 market beef, food...

2021 Lucas County Hunter Brothers - Mike and Nick

Posted on 08/23/2021 at 9:15 AM
Mike and Nick Hunter, grew up on a family farm in Derby, Iowa where their passion for farming and caring for livestock started. After graduating from Iowa State University, they began farming together in 1983 and formed Hunter Brothers Inc., raising livestock and crops. They began to diversify their farming...

2020 Lucas County: Kevin White

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Kevin White has been a dedicated and active supporter of the Lucas County 4-H program for over 47 years. He joined the English Strivers 4-H group at the age of nine and has continued to serve the local 4-H program in various roles throughout the years. He believes 4-H is...
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2019 Lucas County: Ron Burgett

Posted on 08/19/2019 at 1:23 PM
Ron Burgetts’ love and dedication to the Lucas County 4-H program can be seen and proven throughout his 48 years of involvement in the program. He joined 4-H at the age of nine and continues to serve as a club leader and sheep superintendent today. He believes the program teaches...
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2018 Lucas County: Dan Reynolds

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 3:34 PM
Dan Reynolds grew up on a farm near Russell. This fueled his passion for farming and caring for livestock. He joined 4-H in 1972 and enrolled in swine and beef projects. In 1974, at the age of 12, he bought his first purebred Angus heifer. This led to his own...
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2015 Lucas County- Ed and Sid Shanks

Posted on 08/24/2015 at 9:37 AM
Father and son, Ed & Sid Shanks were both lifelong residents of the Lucas County. They were always big supporters of Lucas County 4-H program. Whether it was actually being in 4-H themselves, parenting their own kids in 4-H, serving on the youth committees, sleeping at the fairgrounds all night...
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2012 Lucas County- Paul & Betty Umbenhower

Posted on 07/24/2012 at 11:09 AM
Paul and Betty Umbenhower have contributed to the local 4-H program throughout their lives but more so after their children started in 4-H. During their children’s 4-H years they could be found helping with club functions and projects around the fairgrounds . For many years, Paul and Betty have supported...
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2011 Lucas County - Bob Greubel

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:31 PM
Bob and Colene Greubel have farmed all of their married life and also both have been bus drivers for 30 plus years for Melcher-Dallas schools. Bob was involved in 4-H in his youth and was an active member of the Chariton FFA Chapter throughout high school. He renewed his involvement...
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2010 Lucas County - Linda Coffman

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:10 PM
Linda Coffman was a firm believer in what 4-H has to offer youth. She was very involved in the Lucas County 4-H program, helping not only her own children, but members of the club she was a leader of and the neighborhood children. Linda was a club leader from 1971...
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2009 Lucas County - Joe Miller

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 1:29 PM
Joe Miller was the County Extension Education Director in Lucas County for 15 years (1962-1977). Joe Miller promoted the 4-H program in Lucas County with exchange programs for members with other states and working with the livestock judging teams broadening their knowledge and experience by taking them with him to...
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2008 Lucas County - Roy & Louise Sponsler

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:20 AM
Roy and Louise were former 4-H members themselves, who gave back to the program in Lucas County. For over 30 years, they volunteered in the Horse Department. They were committed to helping 4-H’ers have the same competitive edge as everyone else as they exhibited their horse(s). They conducted horse clinics...
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2007 Lucas County - Gert Patterson

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 1:20 PM
Gert has been such a positive and powerful influence throughout the years to so many youth. She has dedicated her life to helping and teaching others and it shows by the many lives she has touched. We appreciate her dedication and believe she is an inspiration to all of us....
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2006 Lucas County - Eva Decker

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 1:01 PM
Eva Decker is a 30 year member of the Lucas County Fair. Not only has she helped her children and grandchildren with many fair projects, she also was the food stand director for 15 years. She served on the 4-H and Youth Committee for over 6 years. In 2003, she...
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2005 Lucas County - Don & Marge McFarland

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 2:28 PM
Don McFarland and his wife Marge have been active in Lucas County 4-H since the early 1940’s. Don started out as a 4-H member in 1941. He showed primarily beef. After returning from World War II and marrying his wife Marge, Don became Don Willis’ co-leader in 1953 of the...

2004 Lucas County - Harry Robison

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:22 AM
Harry Robison was a club leader of the Derby Blue Ribbon Winners 4-H club in Lucas County. This is one of the oldest 4-H clubs in the county, which Harry was a member of himself. Harry was a big supporter of 4-H and very involved in the sheep project. He...
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2002 Lucas County - Twyla Evans

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 1:55 PM
Twyla Evans, 4-H alumni, has been a 4-H leader for 10 years and a member of the 4-H Youth Committee for 14 years. She has gone above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to being a volunteer in Lucas County. Twyla is also the hub of her...
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