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2022 Story County Bob Jamison

Posted on 08/22/2022 at 12:22 PM
Bob grew up on a small farm in eastern Story County, the same farm he lives on today. Bob was a nine-year member of the Colo Champs 4-H club. While in 4-H he was involved in a variety of livestock projects including swine, beef, and sheep. Many of these projects...

2021 Story County Paul & Margot Eness

Posted on 08/23/2021 at 4:58 PM
Story County honors Paul Eness, who died in 2020, and Margot Eness for their outstanding support of Story County 4-H. Dr. Paul Eness served as Story County Fair and Iowa State Fair Veterinarian and Franklin Happy-Go-Luckies 4-H Club leader until his retirement from Iowa State University Clinical Sciences in 1996....

2020 Story County: Owen "John" Kalsem

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Owen “John” Kalsem has been involved in the 4-H program his entire life. Whether he was a 4-H member/exhibitor, parent/4-H leader, Story County Extension Council member, Story County Fair Board member or just a lover of 4-H, he found himself involved at the local, county, and state level. John grew...
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2019 Story County: MaryAnn Gardner

Posted on 08/19/2019 at 2:14 PM
MaryAnn Gardner’s dedication to the 4-H program goes back to when her great grandmother was a 4-H leader, and her father was a County Extension Director in Jones, Adams and Union Counties. MaryAnn and her sister, Betty, were active 4-H members. She carried many projects in her local club and...
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2018 Story County: Deanna Collins

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 3:02 PM
Deanna Collins’ love for 4-H began in Keokuk County. There she excelled in the horse and dog projects. One result was her selection as the Iowa Draft Horse Queen. Deanna settled in Story County where she continued her love of 4-H and horses giving leadership to the Story County 4-H...
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2017 Story County: David & Alice Moody

Posted on 08/28/2017 at 9:29 AM
David and Alice Moody have been dedicated to 4-H for their entire lives. 4-H was an important part of their growing up years. David was in the Indian Creek 4-H Club and Alice was in the Collins Happy Homemakers 4-H Club. They raised three daughters who continued in their parents...

2016 Story County Steve Moser

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 9:39 AM
Steve Moser is an integral part of Story County 4-H. He was a 4-Her at age 10, a leader of his local club several years, a driving force on the Story County Fair Association Board for 40 years, and an active supporter of the Story County 4-H Foundation. As a...
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2015 Story County- Jarilyn Upchurch

Posted on 08/24/2015 at 3:54 PM
Jarilyn (Jerry) Upchurch has been an integral part of the Story County 4-H program for over 35 years. In 2005 she was recognized for 25 years of service as a 4-H club leader. She continues to serve as the Story County superintendent of the Flower Garden project. As a 4-H...
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2014 Story County - Doris Olson

Posted on 08/18/2014 at 10:27 AM
Doris Olson has been an integral part of 4-H in Story County for many years. Her name was synonymous with the 4-H horse program. Although she is not currently active in the program, she still enjoys visiting the fair every year to catch up with old friends and to see...
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2013 Story County - Mary DeBaca

Posted on 08/09/2013 at 8:40 AM
Mary deBaca joined an Indiana 4-H club as a 10-year old and has been associated with 4-H ever since. It is hard to find anyone who has followed the pledge and the spirit of the 4 "H" goals for living and helping others more than Mary. Her project work frequently...

2012 Story County- Claire Hall

Posted on 07/24/2012 at 11:05 AM
Claire Hall’s love for children and interest in horses was the beginning of her involvement in the Story County 4-H program. She grew up in the Chicago area, graduated from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL and later received her Master’s degree from Iowa State University. She married and soon...
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2011 Story County - Don and Doris Goering

Posted on 08/19/2011 at 12:17 PM
Don and Doris Goering’s involvement in 4-H has been a life-long commitment. Each of them were 4-H’ers as youth, Don in Scott County and Doris in Keokuk County. Doris served as County girls' 4-H president. Don was also an active 4-H’er, participating in livestock shows. Both Don and Doris became...
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2010 Story County - Larry Anderson

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 11:39 AM
Larry Anderson has a passion for 4-H which led him to join the leader team for the Palestine Peppy Pushers 4-H Club in 1982 and he is still involved. He served as the organizational leader for at least 14 of those years. When one works with Larry on a committee...
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2009 Story County - Don Struthers

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 12:38 PM
Don Struthers, long time Collins area farmer, was originally a member of the Collins Comets 4-H Club while his mother served as club leader. During the late 1960’s/early 1970’s Don also served the adult volunteer leader of the Collins Comets 4-H Club. To this day, Don continues a very active...
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2008 Story County - Shirley Pilgrim

Posted on 04/15/2011 at 11:29 AM
Shirley Pilgrim has been involved and supportive of the 4-H Extension program her entire life. Her mother was on the Jasper County Extension Council and a 4-H leader. Shirley, originally an active member of the Modern Maids 4-H Club in Jasper County, was a 4-H leader for over 40 years...
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2007 Story County - Lee and JoAnn Blanchard

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 11:24 AM
The 4-H program in Story County has always been a part of Lee and JoAnn Blanchard’s life from the early days that both were 4-H Club members. JoAnn served for seventeen years as the 4-H County Youth Coordinator for the Story County Extension office and Lee served as Superintendent of...
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2006 Story County - Ralph & Carolyn Manning

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 12:33 PM
Ralph and Carolyn Manning have spent a life time looking out for the welfare of 4-H’ers and youth. In Story County, they provided a vision and leadership for county 4-H Clubs and volunteer 4-H leaders resulting in the largest county 4-H Program in the State. Ralph and Carolyn are loyal...
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2005 Story County - Glen Mackey

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 1:36 PM
Glen Mackey is a long-term 4-H volunteer and pioneer who has worked at the local club and county levels in several counties during his entire adult life. He has been active in 4-H as a member and volunteer for over 50 years. Even at age 81, Glen continues to participate...

2004 Story County - Jim Christy

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 10:52 AM
Jim Christy served as the Story County Extension Youth Assistant for five years and held the position of County Extension Director for thirty years. Jim impacted the lives of countless 4-H’ers. He always had the needs and interests of the young people in mind. Former 4-H’er Bill Couser says, “He...
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2003 Story County - Lauren L. Christian

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 11:36 AM
Lauren L. Christian shared his swine knowledge and expertise with Story County 4-H’ers and their parents. As a swine project leader, Lauren offered swine workshops and demonstrations that provided youth opportunities to gain knowledge about the swine industry. He enabled youth to practice and enhance skills through these hands-on learning...
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2002 Story County - C.J. Gauger

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 2:59 PM
C.J. Gauger is a 34-year Cooperative Extension Service veteran who served as Story County Extension Director from 1951-1956 and later guided Iowa’s 4-H Youth Development Program as State 4-H Leader from 1959-79. During his tenure, C.J. worked on a national 4-H leadership team to lay the foundation for life skill...
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