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2022 Sac County Roger & Judy Kenny

Posted on 08/22/2022 at 12:18 PM
Roger Kenny grew up near the Cumberland, Iowa area with his two brothers, Bruce and Keith. Roger was a 4-H member growing up and exhibited cattle and hogs at the county fair. Judy grew up in the Schaller, Iowa area with her three sisters, Rosalie, Sharan, and LaRae. Roger and Judy...
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2021 Sac County Armin & Dawn Christiansen

Posted on 08/23/2021 at 4:49 PM
Armin and Dawn Christiansen both have lived in Sac County ehir entire lives. Armin was born and raised near Early, Iowa where he belonged the Early Birds 4-H club and Dawn grew up near Nemaha, Iowa. Dawn she was a member of the Delaware Rainbows 4-H club. They both had...
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2020 Sac County: Anita Hamm

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Anita Hamm is a longtime member of the Nemaha community. She moved with her family from Arlington, Nebraska to a farm near Nemaha in 1940 when she was in the 3rd grade. She became a member of the area girls’ 4-H club, Delaware Rainbows, at the age of 12. Anita’s father,...
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2018 Sac County: Jan and Rich Mason

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 3:09 PM
Rich and Jan Mason have been long time supporters of the Sac County 4-H program. Jan was a member of the Spring Cedar Peppy Pals 4-H Club in Cherokee County. Their son, Chris, was a 4-H member in the Early Achievers 4-H Club. Rich and Jan were both 4-H leaders...
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2017 Sac County: J. Kitty Drey

Posted on 08/28/2017 at 9:24 AM
Kitty began her involvement within the 4-H program over thirty years ago when her oldest son began to show calves at the Sac County Fair. As her daughter and youngest son became involved with projects beyond livestock, so did she. Kitty served as the “behind the scenes” leader of her kids’...
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2016 Sac County Peter Houska, Sr.

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 9:17 AM
Peter Houska, Sr, grew up in rural eastern Iowa in the 1940’s. He stayed busy on the farm raising purebred Poland China hogs, milking cows and farming. Pete served in the U.S. Marines from 1950 to 1952. Although he did not grow up an active 4-H member, he realized the...
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2015 Sac County- Marilyn Obmann

Posted on 08/24/2015 at 9:41 AM
Marilyn started as 4-H leader for The Viola Violets in 1977 when her daughter was active in the club. Later when her son was of the age to join 4-H, Marilyn and husband Fred, along with 2 other couples helped start a boys club that continues today. Marilyn continued to...
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2013 Sac County - Darold Jacbson

Posted on 08/09/2013 at 8:36 AM
Darold was a member of the Eureka Eden boys’ 4-H club from 1945 to 1949, where he participated in market lamb, market litter, breeding beef, and purebred litter. Even though he was only in 4-H his last five years of school his fondness for 4-H continued to grow. Darold was...
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2012 Sac County- Bill Thompson

Posted on 07/19/2012 at 9:04 AM
Bill Thompson was a nine year 4-H member, first as a Newark Beaver in Webster County and then as a Woolstock Junior Stockman in Wright County. He enjoyed showing beef, exhibiting extensively in county, area, state, and out-of-state shows. In his high school years Bill became involved in communications, citizenship,...
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2011 Sac County - Cathy Cook

Posted on 08/19/2011 at 12:33 PM
Cathy (Healy) Cook was born in to a 4-H family. Her involvement in the program began at a very young age with the Happy Helpers Juniorettes and Happy Hustlers 4-H Clubs in Crawford County. During her tenure as a 4-H’er, Cathy participated in all available project areas; and even joined...
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2010 Sac County - Steve and Barb Determan

Posted on 04/26/2011 at 1:25 PM
Steve and Barb Determan have been leaders of the Early Achievers 4-H club for over two decades. Barb started as a leader 30 years ago with Steve joining two years later, now giving him 28 years of being a leader. When Steve and Barb started, Early's 4-H clubs were separated...
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2009 Sac County - Harold & Sue Peyton

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 12:42 PM
Harold has been a 4-H parent and leader for the past 6 years. He guides and instructs the Jackson’s 4-H club in several areas. Service is a main priority. The club has several community service projects such as meals on wheels, building & landscaping a directory at the Sac City...
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2008 Sac County - Polly Raasch

Posted on 04/15/2011 at 11:38 AM
Polly Raasch has been actively involved in 4-H for over 50 years. Polly was a ten year 4-H member and a 23 year 4-H leaders. She currently helps with Achievement Day and photography exhibits. Polly has a deep rooted love and passion for 4-H which comes from seeing first hand...
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2007 Sac County - Roger Jensen

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 11:36 AM
Roger Jensen devoted 24 years of his professional career to ISU Extension. He started as 4-H and Youth Leader in Sac & Ida Counties, eventually moving into County Extension Director positions Ida County, then Sac County. His leadership in Sac County resulted in Girl and Guy Talk programs, Ag in...
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2004 Sac County - Duretta Quail

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 10:58 AM
Dedicated, caring, enthusiastic – these are just a few of the words to describe Duretta Quail. Duretta was a 4-H leader of the Sac Busy Bees in Sac County for over 10 years, but her dedication to 4-H did not end there. Duretta would receive calls from 4-H neighbors and...
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2003 Sac County - Brian Blass

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 11:47 AM
Brian Blass was dedicated to 4-H from 1984-2002. Brian was a Beef Superintendent for the Sac County Fair for 18 years. He had 2 children in 4-H and was a strong supporter of the 4-H program. Brian assisted with getting new programs introduced to the Sac County 4-H program. Some...
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2002 Sac County - Myra Steinkamp

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 2:53 PM
Myra Steinkamp has been dedicated to 4-H for many years. She and her husband, Orlin, were club leaders for 18 years. They started the Wall Lake Bandits in Sac County and today it is still a strong and healthy club. Myra helped organize many citizenship projects for the club, such as...
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