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2022 Polk County Becky Langholz

Posted on 08/22/2022 at 12:12 PM
Becky was a member of the Blue Bells 4-H Club in Marshall County. She was an active participant in music, clothing, food and nutrition, home improvement, leather craft, and photography project areas. She was also engaged in leadership and citizenship roles within her community. One of her most memorable experiences...
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2021 Polk County Gerald Joseph

Posted on 08/23/2021 at 4:37 PM
Gerald Joseph has been a dedicated Polk County 4-H volunteer for over 5 years. He has been heavily involved in ensuring the youth at Oakridge Neighborhood have access to all that Iowa 4-H has to offer. Gerald’s volunteer experience began by working with Polk County 4-H staff to bring afterschool...

2020 Polk County: Marlys Von Stein

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Marlys Von Stein has been a 4-H’er, 4-H parent, a 4-H club leader/volunteer, and, an employee of Iowa 4-H. She started her 4-H career as a 4-H’er in Buena Vista County where she was a member of the Fairfield Farmerettes 4-H Club. She attended Girls’ State 4-H Conference in the...
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2019 Polk County: Colleen Sattler

Posted on 08/19/2019 at 2:05 PM
Colleen Sattler has been a 4-H volunteer for over nine years. She has two daughters who have been heavily involved in the 4-H program, and Colleen wanted to be able to share the experience with them. Her volunteer experience with 4-H began by co-leading the Polk Possibilities 4-H club. Colleen’s love...
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2018 Polk County: Lois Scholbrock

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 4:07 PM
Lois (Ziesman) Scholbrock was born and raised on a family farm in Hardin County. She was a member of the Pleasant (Township) Peppy Teens. Lois was involved in many areas of 4-H including: dog obedience, food and nutrition, home improvement, and clothing. She also had working exhibits and presentations that...
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2017 Polk County: DeAnn Hebert

Posted on 08/28/2017 at 9:20 AM
DeAnn Hebert has participated in 4-H all her life. As a member, a program aide, a camp counselor, a leader for her four children, and now, the leader for the East High School 4-H club. Once a week for the past 25 years, DeAnn has inspired the members of the East...
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2016 Polk County Diane R. Bargfrede

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 9:12 AM
Diane Bargfrede was raised in Clay County where she grew up in an actively involved 4-H family. Diane was an eight-year member of the Logan Leading Lads 4-H Club. She was also a member of the Logan Lucky Clovers for four years. Diane was active in the beef project with...
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2015 Polk County- Ron and Bev Shivers

Posted on 08/24/2015 at 9:40 AM
Ron and Bev Shivers exhibit outstanding service to the Polk County 4-H program and have done so for several decades. The Shivers’ investment in youth development is that of time, support and monetary contributions. From donating Polk County Fair t-shirts for exhibitors to buying livestock from 4-H members, the Shivers...
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2014 Polk County - Jim and Judy Nelson

Posted on 08/18/2014 at 8:31 AM
Jim & Judy Nelson have been advocates and leaders of the Levis N Lace 4-H Club in Polk County for over a decade. Judy has been involved with the 4-H Program Advisory Board for several years. She has helped out with the food sale and the Bar-B-Que at the Polk...
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2013 Polk County - Craig and LaVon Griffieon

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:46 PM
Craig and LaVon Griffieon of rural Ankeny have been involved in Polk County 4-H for many years. Both are 4-H alumni and former club leaders. Three generations of the Griffieon family have been involved with The Ankeny 4-H Club. Craig's father served as leader for the Ankeny Boys 4-H Club...
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2012 Polk County- Mike & Sheri Cory

Posted on 07/19/2012 at 8:53 AM
Mike and Sheri Cory have been involved in Polk County 4-H for over thirty years. The Cory’s are lifelong residents of Polk County and in 1965 Mike Joined the Elkhart Rising Son’s 4-H Club, a club founded by his father and fellow 4-H Hall of Fame inductee Ira Cory. He...
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2011 Polk County - Norman and Sherry Veldhuizen

Posted on 08/19/2011 at 12:49 PM
Norman and Sherry Veldhuizen have been proud supporters and volunteers in Iowa 4-H since before their children were able to attend school. Norman was a 4-H leader in Wapello County for two years from 1974 through 1976. After that the family moved to Polk County and when their oldest son...
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2010 Polk County - Carol Stock

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 12:19 PM
Carol began her involvement with the 4-H program in 1961. She was a member of the Boys & Girls Happy Hollow 4-H Club from Sioux City in Woodbury County for 5 years, and she completed her 4-H youth years swimming in the new pool at 4-H State Camp at Luther,...
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2009 Polk County - Don & Cheryl Timmins

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 12:55 PM
Don and Cheryl Timmins have been involved in 4H since young children as they both participated in their county 4H clubs in Iowa. Don was a member of Southern Hustlers 4H club in Jasper County. Cheryl was raised on a farm in Wapello County and was a member of Pleasant...
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2008 Polk County - Arlette Hollister

Posted on 04/15/2011 at 11:55 AM
For more than 20 years Arlette has been an invaluable volunteer to Polk County’s 4-H program, serving as a 4-H and Clover Kids club leader, sewing workshop coordinator, and BBQ Committee Chair (sole annual fundraising event serving 900 people). The BBQ is held during the Polk County Fair and gives...
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2007 Polk County - Mary Lou Lathrum

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 12:22 PM
Mary Lou was a Polk County 4-H’er in the 1940s and 1950s. She was elected County Secretary in 1953. She sang in the Polk County 4-H Chorus. She attended State 4-H Camp, State Girls Convention (now Conference), and did demonstrations at the Iowa State Fair and Waterloo Dairy Cattle Conference....
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2006 Polk County - Ober Anderson

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 12:40 PM
Ober Anderson has had a large impact on 4-H and the Polk County Fair through his 27 years as Polk County Extension Education Director from 1966-1993. He was a Story County 4-H Leader for 7 years and Winnebago County 4-H’er for eight years where he also served as a county...
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2005 Polk County - Verna Bowie

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 1:56 PM
Verna was a Polk County 4-H member for 8 years in the Beaverettes and Beaver Hustlers 4-H Clubs. She served as the Polk County 4-H Vice President in 1960-1961. As an adult and parent, Verna was the leader of the Camp Farmerettes Junior Club and served as Superintendent for Polk...
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2004 Polk County - Ira Cory

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:00 AM
Polk County is proud to induct Ira Cory into the 2004 4-H Hall of Fame for his many years of support and service to the county 4-H program. Ira was the leader of Elkhart Rising Sons (now named Elkhart Rising Suns) for 15 years and all 4 of his children...
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2003 Polk County - Glen E. Hollister

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 11:50 AM
Glen Hollister began his association with 4-H as a club member in Audubon County, and he continues to be an active part of Iowa 4-H today. Glen served as a Trustee of the Iowa 4-H Foundation for six years, including three years as Budget and Finance Chair and a term...
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2002 Polk County - Chip Mathis

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 2:47 PM
Chip has been a life long resident of Polk County and a life long supporter of Polk County 4-H activities. Chip was a charter member of the Elkhart Rising Suns 4-H club that was founded in 1952. He continued to serve the Polk County 4-H community as Fair Board President...
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