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2022 Lyon County Alvin Smidstra

Posted on 08/22/2022 at 11:50 AM
Alvin Smidstra's interest in 4-H began about the time his son started attending 4-H. Alvin was a 4-H leader for six years in the 1990s. He served on the 4-H youth committee for six years and then started helping with the 4-H and FFA dairy show at the Lyon County...
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2021 Lyon County George Meyer

Posted on 08/23/2021 at 9:17 AM
When people hear the word "4-H" in Lyon County, they think of the "best four days of summer” at the county fair. Those four fun-filled days, take preparation by many friendly faces. George Meyer was one of those faces that will likely be remembered for his dedication to making it...
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2019 Lyon County: Ruth Rens

Posted on 08/19/2019 at 1:24 PM
Ruth has been involved in 4-H starting as a youth in Sioux County. Her projects consisted of sewing, gardening, baking and canning, and showing beef cattle. These experiences led her to furthering her education at Iowa State University with a degree in home economics. Following her college education, she taught...
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2018 Lyon County: Orvis & Diane Peters

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 3:35 PM
4-H and the Lyon County Fair have been a part of this year’s Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame honorees for over 50 years! Diane (Hofstra) Peters joined the Rock Rapids Livestock – North 4-H Club in 1961. While in 4-H, she showed static exhibits and showed cattle at the Lyon...
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2017 Lyon County: Cheryl Blankespoor

Posted on 08/28/2017 at 8:44 AM
When you hear the phrase “Bleeds Green” in Lyon County, Cheryl Blankespoor’s name instantly comes to mind. Cheryl has a passion and love for the 4-H program and her club. Cheryl is from Inwood in Lyon County. She is a wife to Harvey and mom to Noah and Tate. Cheryl...
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2016 Lyon County Evelyn Baldwin

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 8:54 AM
Evelyn Baldwin’s love for 4-H began when she was a 4-H member in Calhoun County. Evelyn’s 4-H records earned her a scholarship to Iowa State University. Evelyn was a project leader for two girls clubs in the late 1960’s and 1970’s. She was a co-leader with her husband, Roger, of...
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2015 Lyon County- Harriet Metzger

Posted on 08/24/2015 at 9:38 AM
Harriet Metzger became a leader of the Alvord Hawkeyes 4-H Club in the early 90’s. She was told by her daughter “You should be the leader or I may go to 4-H in another town.” Harriet decided that she would take on this challenge. Harriet was always willing to try new...
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2003 Lyon County - Mary Ellen Sinclair

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 1:34 PM
Mary Ellen Sinclair lived a life focused on the work and values that are a part of 4-H. Her parents, Nicholas and Cornelia Roach, were some of the early supporters of the 4-H program in Lyon County, Iowa. Along with her brothers Nicholas Jr. and Kenneth and sisters Mae and...
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2002 Lyon County - Roger Baldwin

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 1:57 PM
Roger Baldwin has had a lifetime involvement with the Iowa 4-H program. He began as a 4-H alum from Jasper County and participated in many 4-H opportunities both in state and out of state. Roger was a National 4-H Congress delegate and was the first IFYE from the United States...
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