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2003 Adair County - Phyllis Raper

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 3:01 PM
Phyllis Raper has worked as the Adair Count Extension Office Assistant for the past 29 years. During that time she has made every effort to know each and every 4-H’er and their family. She takes pride in being able to spell the names of every 4-H’er correctly; keeping track of...
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2003 Allamakee County - Jim & Arlene Lage

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 3:00 PM
Jim and Arlene Lage have shown amazing support and dedication in their contribution to the Iowa 4-H program. They have worked together as well as individually to enhance the 4-H programs in Plymouth and Allamakee counties Jim and Arlene served as County 4-H Council Advisors for Allamakee County, are members...

2003 Appanoose County - Ronald Turk

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 2:58 PM
Ronald Turk has been a leader of the Franklin Farmhands 4-H Club for 52 years. Through those 52 years he has served many families, and now is in the third generation. Ronald is not only a leader but through his faith, kindness, and excellent sense of humor, serves as a...

2003 Audubon County - Chester Christensen

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 2:57 PM
Chester “Chet” Christensen has been involved with 4-H for 32 years. As a member of the Rounders/Playboys 4-H Club, Chet exhibited at the Audubon County Fair and received a trip to Kansas City for showing the Champion Guernsey Heifer. As a long-time leader of the Bunkhouse Gang 4-H Club, he...

2003 Benton County - Albert Hepker

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 2:54 PM
Albert Hepker of Urbana, Iowa, joined the local club Polk 101 in 1949 at the age of 13. He was an active member until May of 1956. In 1966, Albert started his role in helping youth become leaders as a Club Leader for Polk 101 with 12 members under his...

2003 Black Hawk County - Ron & Mary Esther Pullin

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 2:53 PM
Ron and Mary Esther Pullin have been involved with Black Hawk County 4-H for years. They both served as 4-H club leaders and currently are members of the Black Hawk County Fairboard where Ron has been President and Mary Esther Secretary. In addition Mary Esther currently is chair of the...

2003 Boone County - Arnold and Marie Harris

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 2:52 PM
Arnold and Marie Harris of Boone have financially sponsored an outstanding 4-H member award for eight intermediate-age 4-H’ers each year for 32 years, honoring a total of 256 youth. This award is especially appreciated because it recognizes the accomplishments of the 4-H’ers and encourages the youth to stay involved in...
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2003 Bremer County - John Droste

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 2:51 PM
John Droste started 4-H in Bremer County around 1934 as a member of the Washington Herdsman. He showed Ayrshires at the Bremer County Fair, National Cattle Congress, Iowa State Fair, and other shows. At the Iowa State Fair and the National Cattle Congress he helped Bremer County win several Herdsman...

2003 Buchanan County - Jay Partridge

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 2:50 PM
Jay Partridge became Buchanan County Extension Director in 1944. That year there were 33 4-H members. When Jay retired 34 years later, the 4-H enrollment had risen to 900. In 1954 Jay organized the first 4-H Citizenship trip to Washington D.C., which continues to this day to be a national...

2003 Calhoun County - Mary Morton

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 2:49 PM
Mary was a member of the Lake Creek Go Getters 4-H club in 1925. She was a member until she turned 18 years old. As a member of the 4-H club she says she had the opportunity to learn many skills that she has used through out her life. Her...

2003 Carroll County - Dr. Mike Davis

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 2:48 PM
Dr.Davis is a former 4-H member and supporter of the 4-H program at the county and state levels. He has been a community supporter for over thirty years through use of his business facility to host weigh-ins and training sessions, volunteering to educate youth about livestock issues, county fair veterinary...

2003 Cass County - Wray McDermott

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 2:47 PM
For more then 50 years, Wray McDermott has given his time and energy to the youth of Cass County as a parent, a leader, a board member and a volunteer. In 1972 Wray joined the Cass County Fairboard. He served on the board for 15 years and held all of...
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2003 Cedar County - Linda Jacobsen

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 2:46 PM
Linda Jacobsen has been involved for many years in the 4-H youth program. She is a fourteen year leader of the Center Ring Leaders 4-H club with a membership 50 members. She has served six years as a Cedar County Youth Committee member with three years as chairperson. She is...
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2003 Cerro Gordo County - Robert (Bob) Wilson

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 2:45 PM
Bob Wilson was an active Wright County 4-H’er as a youth. He received a BA from Iowa State and a Masters in Science from UNI. Bob, upon completion of college, worked for two years with the Hancock County Extension as a youth assistant to help change a hemp plant into...

2003 Chickasaw County - Vi Palmersheim

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 2:43 PM
Vi Palmersheim joined 4-H in 1928 when she was 10 years old. She gave demonstrations at Cattle Congress in Waterloo and was the Chickasaw County 4-H President in 1933. Vi married Joe Palmersheim in February 1939, and they raised four children – Jack, Jim, Barbara, and Bill – who were...

2003 Clay County - Marilyn White

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 2:42 PM
Marilyn White has chosen to dedicate 33 years of service to the growth and development of Clay County 4-H youth. Marilyn began her 4-H career as a club leader for her daughter Kathleen’s 4-H Club in 1970. Her service continued with three terms on the 4-H and Youth County Committee,...
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2003 Clayton County - Helmuth Landt

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 2:41 PM
Helmuth Landt has been a dedicated and loyal 4-H supporter for many years. He became involved with the 4H program when his children Paul and Lynne joined 4H. In 1973 Helmuth became the organizational leader of the Monona Jr. Feeders 4H Club. Helmuth was 60 years old when he assumed...

2003 Clinton County - Janet Selby

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 2:40 PM
Janet was an active 4-H member of the DDD 4-H Club in Clinton County. Her favorite project when she was in 4-H was showing Angus beef cattle. Janet was a 30-year leader of the Iowanna 4-H Club, served as an active member of the County fair board, active 4-H judge,...

2003 Crawford County - Mary Wadsworth

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 2:38 PM
Mary Wadsworth is from a 4-H family: both her father and grandfather were active in 4-H, and her two brothers and three sisters were active 4-Hers, as well. An eleven-year Hubbard County 4-Her, she was participated in many project areas – including horses, sheep, cattle, rabbits, and chickens – and...

2003 Dallas County - Nick Button

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 2:36 PM
Nick, a life long resident of Dallas County has taught dog obedience training for 42 years, after learning techniques from Rud Weatherwax, owner and trainer of Lassie of TV and movie fame. Nick has done a great job of working with youth and building a relationship with them. He has...

2003 Delaware County - Gladys Childs

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 2:34 PM
Gladys, her husband Harold and her children were all 4-H members. For over 35 years, she served as leader or co-leader for the Cheerful Workers 4-H club as well as project leader in several areas. Through the years, she has participated in a wide variety of activities on the club,...

2003 Des Moines County - Janet A. Vinson

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 2:33 PM
Janet Vinson began her 4-H days as a teenager in Winnebago County. Monthly meetings and fair time were high points of this time as was a trip to the State Fair with a team demonstration. Janet is a graduate of Iowa State College. During one summer, she filled in as...

2003 East Pottawattamie County - Claire Vance

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 2:31 PM
Claire Vance has been an asset to the 4-H program in East Pottawattamie County for over sixty years. As a 4-Her, Claire exhibited dairy cattle, beef cattle and workhorses at the local county fair in Avoca, IA during the thirties and forties, with the exception of the three years that...

2003 Emmet County - Bruce Chrestiansen

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 2:30 PM
Bruce Chrestiansen was an active 4-H Member in Emmet County, where he served on County Council and exhibited at the Iowa State Fair and Ak-Sar-Ben. After graduating from high school in 1980, Bruce became a 4-H Leader in 1985. He has been an active leader completing his 18th year in...

2003 Fayette County - Lavilla Onsager

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 2:29 PM
Lavilla Onsager started her 4-H career in 1934 as a member of the newly formed Henderson Prairie 4-H club in Clermont Township, Fayette County, Iowa. Lavilla was the president of the club for three years. In 1939 Lavilla helped her club make a long chain out of clover and shaped...

2003 Floyd County - Dale Stauffer

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 2:27 PM
Dale became a leader of the Riverton Good Cheer 4H Club because of his love of youth and his belief in developing their skills and abilities. He enjoyed the selection process of projects. He shared with the kids, “It costs just as much to feed a good animal, as it...
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2003 Franklin County - Ruth Grace

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 1:57 PM
Ruth Grace was a 40-year volunteer with the 4-H program, 10 years in Marshall County and 30 in Franklin County. She served as a 4-H club leader, special project leader for Health, Youthpower, and Communications, on the Franklin County 4-H Committee, and President of the Franklin County 4-H Foundation. She...

2003 Fremont County - Max Boyd

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 1:55 PM
Max was asked by a neighbor and friend, Paul McElroy, if he would take his place on the Fremont County Fair Board. Max thought Paul was talking in the future, but Max was elected the following term and served in this capacity for 25 years. Twenty of those years were...

2003 Greene County - Susan Hoffman

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 1:54 PM
Susan Hoffman has been an active part of the Greene County 4-H program for over 45 years. After spending nine years as a 4-H member during her childhood, Susan went on to serve as a leader for the Greenbrier-Go-Getters 4-H club for 22 years. She also spent four years serving...

2003 Grundy County - Calvin Wheelock

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 1:53 PM
For over 45 years, Calvin Wheelock, 91 years old of Grundy County, has served on the Grundy County Fair Board. He said he continues to serve because “I’ve always had an interest in the fair because it meant so much to me when I participated as a boy.” Calvin was...

2003 Guthrie County - Bob Elgin

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 1:51 PM
Bob Elgin lived and farmed in the Adair area with his wife Janyce and their four children until he passed away in 1975. During that period of time he was a leader of the Grant Sky Eagles club from 1955-1971. He also served on the Guthrie County Youth Committee form...

2003 Hamilton County - Lynn Habben

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 1:50 PM
Lynn Habben has been involved with the Iowa 4-H program for many years. First Lynn was a 4-H member with the Black Hawk Township 4-H Club in Grundy County, then he was the Hamilton County 4-H & Youth Leader from 1956-59 and County Extension Director from 1959-1990, and now he...

2003 Hancock County - Elsie Mae Van Wert

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 1:49 PM
Elsie Mae was an extension agent in Hancock and Winnebago Counties from 1947-1979. As an extension home economist she was directly involved with 4-H club youth and leaders in developing and providing educational lessons. She was a role model for many of our current 4-H leaders in the county. Elsie...

2003 Hardin County - Fern Cook

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 1:48 PM
Fern Cook loved 4-H, and the county and state fairs - especially photography. She was a 4-H leader for many years before she started a Hardin County Photography Club. Assisted by Majorie Norm Union, Fern hosted and led the South Hardin County 4-H Photography Club, which was attended by many...

2003 Harrison County - Gary Guge

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 1:46 PM
For 38 years, the heart of Harrison County Extension has been Gary Guge. Since beginning his extension career as a 4-H youth staff member, Gary has been a tireless supporter and promoter of 4-H. Whether it’s making the Harrison County Fair an exceptionally positive learning experience for all of the...

2003 Humboldt County - Blythe Edge

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 1:45 PM
Blythe was born and raised in Humboldt County where her mother help start and charter the Vernon 4-H Club. As an adult, Blythe served as a club leader, project leader, judge, and fair volunteer. Blythe and her husband Ed were one of the first families to help begin and contribute...

2003 Ida County - Oscar Rice

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 1:44 PM
Oscar was the leader of the Logan Hotshots 4-H club for15 years. Oscar was the first superintendent of the rabbit show at the Ida County fair and continues to contribute the champion trophy. Oscar’s five sons participated at every county fair, State Fair and Aksarben. Many of Oscar’s 4-H members...
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2003 Iowa County - Donna Collingwood

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 1:43 PM
As a youth, Donna was a member of the Marengo Busy Bodies 4-H Club in Iowa County. For 25 years she led the Williamsburg 4-Leaf Clovers 4-H Club. Her leadership always kept the club at or near the top in membership. Donna conducted many workshops for 4-H’ers in the foods...
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2003 Jefferson County - Mary Smith

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 1:41 PM
Mary Smith was an eight-year 4-Her in Wapello County from 1946-1954. She exhibited in all areas and went to state fair with a 4-H Presentation in 1953. Mary received the Rose Outstanding Girl Award and numerous other county awards. Her mother organized the Dahlonega Do-R-Best 4-H Club that Mary was...

2003 Johnson County - John and Mary Ellen Wall

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 1:39 PM
John and Mary Ellen Wall are “famous” in Johnson County for their leadership in the 4-H program. Their contributions as community volunteers make them well known for their commitment to youth and the community. As a 4-H leader for 28 years, Mary Ellen has been a pioneer of the “youth...

2003 Keokuk County - Cap Miller

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 1:38 PM
County superintendent Cap E. Miller in Keokuk County was one of several individuals in Iowa who pioneered the precursors to 4-H clubs as we know them today. In 1904 he made plans and urged his teachers to promote clubs and teach farm subjects. He sponsored a county organization of boys...

2003 Kossuth County - Berl Priebe

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 1:37 PM
Berl started 4-H in Kossuth County showing Guernsey cattle when he was 10 years old. The Kossuth County Fair would not be what it is today without Berl. He served as chairman of the fair board for 30 years. He also volunteered to work with kids on showing and judging...

2003 Louisa County - A.J. Boysen

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 1:36 PM
After WW II and with an Agriculture Farm Operation degree from Iowa State College in 1948, A.J. Boysen married and returned to his home farm in Louisa County. A few years later A.J. was approached by neighbors to organize a Marshall Township 4-H club, which was called Marshall Miniatures Farmers....

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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2003 Madison County - Fern Algoe

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 1:31 PM
Fern Algoe was a charter member of Scott Township 4-H in her youth and became a club leader when her daughters joined as members. Fern continued to be a club leader for over 30 years, helping and encouraging all members to make their best better. She attended many training sessions...

2003 Mahaska County - Charles and Barbara Oldham

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 1:10 PM
Charles and Barbara Oldham have been dedicated to the 4-H program in Mahaska County. Barbara is the organizational leader of the Harrison Zippers 4-H Club, and Charles is the organizational leader of the Harrison Hustlers 4-H Club. Even though their own children are no longer members, Barb and Charles continue...

2003 Marion County - Melvin and Beverly Toom

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 12:54 PM
Both Mel and Bev Toom have been connected to the 4-H program for many years. Mel was a 4-H leader, member of the Marion County Extension Council and 4-H & Youth Committee, and spent many hours chaperoning youth trips. From hosting at the State Fair to judging Sportsmanship at the...

2003 Marshall County - Gene Neven

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 12:52 PM
Marshall County’s Hall of Fame nominee has been involved with Iowa 4-H practically his whole life, first as a member, then as a County Youth 4-H Assistant, as an Extension Director and more recently as a poultry judge at the Central Iowa Fair. Marshall County 4-H is proud to nominate...

2003 Mills County - Bob and Naomi Christensen

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 12:51 PM
Mills County is proud to present Bob and Naomi Christensen as the 2003 4-H Hall of fame representatives. Both of these individuals live and display the true qualities of 4-H. In his nine years as an active 4-H member in Page County, Bob had many accomplishments, including county 4-H president...
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2003 Monona County - Betty Jane Gorham

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 12:50 PM
Betty Jane became a Jordan Sunshine 4-H Club member at the age of ten with cooking, sewing and quilting projects. The Jordan Sunshine Club was started in 1923. She served as a club leader for that same club for over 25 years with her daughter and granddaughter also as members...

2003 Monroe County - Margaret Mordan

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 12:48 PM
4-H has always been a part of Margaret Mordan’s life. She started as a 4-H member in Lucas County. Upon graduation from Iowa State University in 1957, she began working for Extension as a home economist and girl’s activity director in Monroe County. She stayed at this job for 11...

2003 Montgomery County - Jack and Joanne Baird

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 12:47 PM
Jack Baird has been involved in 4-H since 1944. He began showing dairy cattle as a member of the Stennett Panthers club at the Montgomery County Fair. He showed the champion dairy calf in 1946, 1947, 1948, and 1949. He also exhibited dairy cattle at the Iowa State Fair. Jack...

2003 Muscatine County - Delorus Bockwoldt

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 12:46 PM
Delorus is best known in Muscatine County for her 35 years as a 4-H club leader. Her higher than average expectations and standards are respected by the rest of the clubs in our county as her members participate and achieve recognition in 4-H at the county and state level. Although...

2003 O'Brien County - Roger Hansen

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 12:44 PM
Roger served as O’Brien County Extension Director for over 20 years helping to lead the O’Brien County 4-H program. He spearheaded the start of the O’Brien County Advanced Lamb Feeder program that is still in existence today. Since then, other counties have modeled their programs after this one. Roger also...

2003 Palo Alto County - Angie Beem

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 12:43 PM
Angie Beem is well known in her community as a teacher and volunteer for many worthwhile causes. One of those worthwhile causes has been 4-H. She has been a leader of the Junior Clippers 4-H Club for the last 29 years and continues that leadership today. Angie has mothered girls...

2003 Plymouth County - Gene and Annette Held

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 12:42 PM
Gene and Annette Held, both 4-H members, met when they were delegates to National 4-H Club Congress. Gene was attending as a result of his 4-H beef project and Annette was a delegate from Douglas County, Nebraska, as a Citizenship Award winner. During Congress Annette was hosting a booth promoting...

2003 Pocahontas County - Harold Janssen

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 12:40 PM
Harold Janssen of Palmer had no idea he was beginning a family tradition when he joined 4-H in Pocahontas County in 1942. His love of 4-H is shared by his two sons, and 5 grandchildren who have belonged to the county 4-H program. His great grandson even attended the fair...

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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2003 Ringgold County - Bob Martin

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 11:49 AM
Bob Martin is a hands-on volunteer in the Ringgold County 4-H Program. He has served on the County Extension Council, as a 4-H & Youth committee member, 4-H volunteer, County Fair 4-H & Livestock Superintendent, and a mentor for many youth and adults. His ability to influence policy-making in the...

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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2003 State Recognition - O.H. Benson

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 11:46 AM
Oscar H. Benson became Wright County school superintendent in 1906. As a school teacher, Benson was recognized for introducing agriculture and domestic science into his teaching. While superintendent, he pushed to include agriculture and domestic science into elementary school work. He encouraged students to exhibit their work at school fairs,...

2003 State Recognition - Max Exner

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 11:45 AM
Max Exner, a composer, director, folk-dancer, and poet also conducted the statewide Extension music programs for Iowa 4-H. These are some of his memories: “At first the long drives about the state were a bore to a guy who'd always lived by lakes and mountains. But then I discovered the...

2003 State Recognition - Emelda Kunau

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 11:44 AM
Emelda’s was first involved with 4-H as a member in Scott County where she was born in 1905. Following her graduation from high school she began college only to have to discontinue her studies because of the depression. For a number of years she taught country schools in Eastern Iowa...

2003 State Recognition - Lyle Mackey

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 11:43 AM
Lyle Mackey began his 4-H career showing dairy cattle. Following his graduation from Iowa State University with a B.S. and later a Masters Degree his career took him to work for Iowa State University Extension. His Extension service took him to Benton County, Plymouth County, State 4-H Staff, the Eastern...

2003 State Recognition - Don Muhm

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 11:39 AM
Don Muhm was a member of the Amsterdam Booster’s 4-H Club in Hancock County from 1941- 1943 just prior to World War II. His projects included market lambs and market steers. As the farm editor of the Des Moines Register and Tribune, Don annually hosted the newspaper’s bon voyage reception...

2003 State Recognition - Glen Thompson

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 11:38 AM
In 1964, Glen Thompson became the first 4-H specialist in recreation for Extension at Iowa State University. Glen served as the state recreation specialist until 1985, when he took over as director of the 4-H Camping Center near Madrid. As director of the camp, he continued his influence on the...

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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2003 Tama County - G. Gress Rogers

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 11:35 AM
G. Gress Rogers was born and grew up on a farm in East Pottawattamie County. As a farm youth he was active in 4-H and other activities. He graduated from Iowa State University in December 1939 and took a job as youth assistant in Des Moines County. Shortly thereafter, he...
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2003 Van Buren County - Michelle Wenke

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 11:14 AM
Michelle has been a strong supporter of the Iowa and Van Buren County 4-H program for more than 13 years. She is a mother of 7 children and 3 have graduated from the county 4-H program and 2 are currently enrolled, with 2 younger children at home. She is currently...

2003 Washington County - Gary Murphy

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 11:13 AM
Gary Murphy served as an educator for 34 years: 7 years as a teacher and 27 years as an elementary school principal. He loves having fun with children. He helped plan annual reading reward days that included a petting zoo, a tent circus in the gymnasium, beach day, and carnivals....

2003 Webster County - Evelyn Peterson

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 11:12 AM
Evelyn Peterson was a Webster County 4-H leader for 64 years. As the leader to the Lost Grove Leaders 4-H club, she saw many changes during her years as a volunteer - from collecting items for World War II to helping the girls with presentations. Remembering the World War II...

2003 Winnebago County - Marge Pederson

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 11:11 AM
Marge Pederson of Thompson is one of those wonderful volunteers who finds a teachable moment in every activity she is involved in. Marge has been a 4-H Leader; long time Achievement Show Judge, and a County and State Fair Judge. She has organized and conducted a number of workshops for...

2003 Winneshiek County - Andrew Bakke

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 11:05 AM
Andrew Bakke started 4-H at the age of 9. He was one of the first 4-H’ers in Winneshiek County. He continued in 4-H until the age of 21. During his career in 4-H, he had many projects which included milking shorthorn cattle, Hampshire pigs, market lambs, colt club, soil conservation...

2003 Worth County - Norm and Marlene Backhaus

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 11:03 AM
Norm and Marlene Backhaus have dedicated a combined total of 34 years to the Worth County 4-H. They served as leaders of the Danville Dandy Thrifters 4-H club 27 years and served on the 4-H Committee for 7 years. Norm and Marlene's children, Rick, Darcy, Brett and Nicole, all excelled...
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2003 Wright County - Alvina Sellers

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 11:02 AM
Alvina Ruth Tesdahl Sellers joined her local 4-H club in Norway Township, Wright County, Iowa at the age of twelve, in 1927. Because her mother had been killed by a tornado when Alvina was eleven years old, she helped raise her two sisters and one brother, helping and encouraging them...
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