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2022 Scott County Dan & Nancy Urmie

Posted on 08/22/2022 at 12:19 PM
Dan and Nancy Urmie are the kind of volunteers that every county wants to have. They began their involvement as 4-H parents. They then moved into working with projects and shows at the county level. The work they put into the dog project with the trainings during the spring and...

2021 Scott County Suzy VenHorst

Posted on 08/23/2021 at 4:51 PM
Scott County is honored to have Suzy VenHorst join the 4-H Hall of Fame. There is no better ambassador for the 4-H Program. Suzy’s four children were in 4-H and she served as a leader and volunteer for many years while they were members. She continued helping the county program...

2020 Scott County: Lisa Zelle

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Beginning with her children being 4-H members until the present time as an advisor to the County Council, Lisa has spent years working to help youth. She expects hard work and models it for the members. Community service, projects and exhibits, record books, fundraising – all must be done “to...
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2019 Scott County: Angie Keeney

Posted on 08/19/2019 at 2:10 PM
Angie Keeney believes in teaching young people skills that will be beneficial to them throughout their lives. She learned as a 10 year member of the Blue Grass Sunshine Workers 4-H club that 4-H is an organization that strives to provide youth with good information for their lives. As a...
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2018 Scott County: Lana Davis

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 3:08 PM
Lana Davis has been helping Scott County 4-H youth learn about animals for over 45 years. She started and served as a leader for the 4-H Rabbit Club, “Ears Lookin’ at Ya!” while her children were members of 4-H. Members were encouraged to learn about rabbits, but also other projects...
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2017 Scott County: Eugene and Julie Shocker

Posted on 08/28/2017 at 9:27 AM
Long hours of 4-H volunteer time are shared by Eugene and Julie Shocker of New Liberty, Iowa. Their work on the bucket calf project in Scott County has found them sharing project information to new members, assisting with record keeping, arranging for interviews with judges, setting up barn space, running...

2016 Scott County Ron and Marcella Schneckloth

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 9:18 AM
Ron and Marcella Schneckloth are well-known volunteers at theScott County 4-H Poultry Show. Their involvement started when their children were 4-H members and continued for many years past that time to the benefit of hundreds of 4-H youth over the years. Ron and Marcella have a large established poultry flock and...
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2015 Scott County- Scott Campbell

Posted on 08/24/2015 at 3:43 PM
Scott Campbell may know all the 4-Hers in Scott County better than anyone! For over 30 years, he has spent time with them at each fair, listening to their stories, sharing in their successes and recording their accomplishments for a special fair edition of The North Scott Press. He spends...
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2014 Scott County - Jeanette Korthaus

Posted on 08/18/2014 at 9:29 AM
It was 1943 when Scott County’s inductee, Jeanette (Keppy) Korthaus, joined 4-H at age 10. After 11 years, she graduated from 4-H. Since then she has continued as a 4-H volunteer to develop the skills of youth and adults. She was Scott County 4-H vice president, counselor at 4-H Camp Abe...
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2013 Scott County - Mary Schwarz

Posted on 08/09/2013 at 8:37 AM
Mary Schwarz has been an important part of 4-H in Scott County since her days of showing dairy cattle as a member. Her children were longtime members and Mary served as a 4-H leader, 4-H Youth Committee member and volunteer at special events. Her commitment to the program has also...
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2012 Scott County- Mike Holst

Posted on 07/19/2012 at 9:06 AM
Mike started coaching the Scott County 4-H Livestock Judging Team in 1986 and twenty six years later is still coaching 4-Her’s. The program has enjoyed many state championship teams and many of the youth involved over the years have gained the experience of competing at national livestock shows. What has...
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2011 Scott County - Gene and Shirley Newell

Posted on 08/19/2011 at 12:28 PM
Gene and Shirley Newell feel 4-H is an educational experience no one should miss! Their lives have been involved with Extension and they value the influences it has had in their lives and the lives of their children. Skills learned in 4-H enabled their 3 children to find fun filled...
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2010 Scott County - Carol Klindt

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 11:44 AM
Carol Klindt’s lifelong involvement in 4-H began as child, when she was a member of the Lincoln Go-Getters 4-H Club. Carol has been involved in 4-H as an adult for more than 20 years, starting when her two sons, David and Dan, joined 4-H. She served as leaders of two...
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2009 Scott County - John & Claudia VenHorst

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 12:41 PM
Supportive of 4-H is a good description of John and Claudia VenHorst. They have contributed their time, effort, and finances over the last 30 years to help young people have exceptional learning experiences. John and Claudia’s incredible commitment to the Bucket Calf project has enabled young 4-H members to learn...
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2004 Scott County - Gary Bein

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 10:57 AM
It is with great pleasure that Scott County inducts Gary Bein into the 2004 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame. Gary’s 4-H days started in 1948 when he became a member of the Blue Grass Farmers 4-H club and remained a member until he graduate from high school in 1959. Upon...
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2002 Scott County - Joanne Fahrenkrog

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 2:54 PM
Joanne Fahrenkrog is one of the most dedicated volunteers that the 4-H program has ever had. Her commitment to helping young people has been a daily commitment for all of her life. Joanne has instructed thousands of youth about gardening in ways ranging from 4-H workshops to a phone call...
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