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2004 State Recognition - Kenneth Fulk

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 1:41 PM
In 1929, 75 years ago, Kenneth Fulk showed his first livestock exhibit at the Iowa State Fair. And now, 150 years after its creation, the Iowa State Fair is still going strong thanks in large part to Kenneth Fulk and his love of livestock, fairs, and young people. Ken was...

2004 Adair County - Sylvia Carr and Helen Herr

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 12:32 PM
Sylvia Carr and Helen Herr have donated countless hours to the Adair County 4-H program. They’ve served as co-superintendents for the 4-H and FFA Building at the county fair for more than 28 years overseeing building set-up, making sure the judges are ready to go, welcoming each and every participant,...
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2004 Adams County - Joyce Kollar Neill

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 12:30 PM
Joyce Kollar Neill was born in Washington County Ohio. Joyce was a 9-year 4-H member in Ohio and graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in Home Economics Education. Joyce was also active in University 4-H and worked 2 years as a 4-H aide for Clarke County in Ohio....
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2004 Allamakee County - Robert J. Stock

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 12:29 PM
Robert Stock is a familiar face at the Allamakee County Fair. In 2003, he received recognition for serving more than 50 years on the Allamakee County Fairboard and for taking care of the fairgrounds and property. Robert works behind the scenes to keep events running. Robert is always ready to...

2004 Appanoose County - Curtis Sebolt

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 12:28 PM
Curtis Sebolt has spent his entire life devoted to 4-H and the youth involved. He joined the Franklin Farmhands 4-H Club in 1949 and was an active member serving as President of the club, county 4-H officer and was involved in the livestock judging team. He also received many awards...

2004 Audubon County - Lucille Wiges

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 12:27 PM
Lucille Wiges, a life-long Audubon County resident, received the 1996 Audubon County Farm Bureau Distinguished Service to Agriculture award. Wiges was also presented the Governors Volunteer Award by Governor Vilsack in 2003. Community service has kept Wiges busy her entire life, whether it be with church, area youth or wherever...

2004 Benton County - Royal Tuttle

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 12:25 PM
"A 4-H leader receives more than he gives." Those were the words of Royal Tuttle of Norway explaining his 40 years of leadership in 4-H club work in Benton County. In the '30s when the Florence Hawkeyes 4-H Club was organized by Tuttle, the country was in a depression. Com...

2004 Black Hawk County - AuRae Heidemann

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 12:24 PM
AuRae is always eager to learn and rarely misses an opportunity to volunteer. When her oldest child joined 4-H, she said she “never dreamed that 4-H had so much to offer.” All of AuRae’s 6 children were 4-H members, as well as 12 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. AuRae was a...

2004 Boone County - Max Frazier

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 12:23 PM
Max Frazier retired in July, 2004 after serving twenty-four years as Boone County Fair Board manager. 4-H members and volunteers in Boone County recognize Max as the man who always has their interests at heart. He is often quoted as saying with a smile “4-H is the reason why we...
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2004 Bremer County - Kathy and Bill Thoms

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 12:22 PM
Bill was a member of the Townline 4-H club for 10 years. During his 4-H career he was club officer and county officer. He also received the Dairy, Arnold Hexom, Implement Dealers, Agriculture, Community Service, Leadership, and Achievement Awards at the county level. Bill received the I Dare You Award...

2004 Buchanan County - Mona Gerstenberger

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 12:21 PM
Mona Gerstenberger and her husband farmed in the Aurora and Quasqueton areas for many years. During those years Mona was a 4-H leader for a Buffalo Township 4-H Club and Kyle was a 4-H leader in both Buffalo and Cono Townships. Their children Aaron, Adele and Duane were all active...

2004 Calhoun County - Anne Holtorf Birt

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 12:20 PM
Anne Holtrof couldn’t wait to be a 4-Her, so as soon as she turned nine she joined The North Butler Blazers 4-H Club in Calhoun County. As a 4-H’er, Anne participated in a wide variety of project area but her favorites were Personal Development, Child Development and Swine. She earned...
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2004 Cass County - LaVon Eblen

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 12:19 PM
Cass County is honored to induct LaVon Eblen as its 2004 member of the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame. LaVon has spent many years supporting 4-H both as a volunteer and Extension staff member. LaVon • Served as Home Economist in Cass County. • Served as County Extension Education Director...
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2004 Cedar County - Marvell Harmel

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 12:18 PM
Marvell Harmel served numerous years as the office assistant in the Cedar County Extension Office. She provided valuable information to all youth, parents and leaders who passed through the Extension Office doors. She had many late nights typing (before computers) all of the information and forms required prior and during...
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2004 Cerro Gordo County - Carolyn Coe

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 12:17 PM
Carolyn Coe started her 4-H career in both a boys and girls club in Thornton, Iowa. She had to be in both so she could exhibit sheep and beef at the fair, along with her home economic projects. Carolyn is finishing up her 29th year as a 4-H leader for...

2004 Cherokee County - Arnie and Evie Berglund

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 12:15 PM
Arnie Berglund began showing steers at the Cherokee County Fair, Iowa State Fair and the Tri-State Show in Sioux City, IA in 1935. As an adult, Arnie served as a leader of the Grand Meadow Future Feeders 4-H Club for 35 years. Arnie served as the Cherokee County boys’ chaperone...

2004 Chickasaw County - Charlie Edson

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 12:14 PM
Charlie has been leader of the Bradford Eager Beavers for 25 years. He has been a vital component of the 4-H/FFA Fair. Every year he places saw dust in the barns. He helps at all the livestock weigh-ins. He has helped with the horse show. In 2003 when the rains...

2004 Clay County - Randall and Kathy Anderson

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 12:13 PM
Randall and Kathy Anderson, two individuals who have earned a multitude of prestigious awards in Clay County, are most deserving of induction into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame. They have made significant contributions to their community, Iowa State University Extension and the 4-H program. Randall and Kathy, both former...
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2004 Clayton County - Dennis Hamann

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 12:11 PM
Growing up Dennis was a member of the Garnavillo Gophers 4-H Club. He later served as leader of the club for 9 years. Dennis is currently a member of the Clayton County Extension 4H/Youth Committee. He is always willing to help the youth. In the past he has served as...

2004 Clinton County - Winton and Cleone McCulloh

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 12:10 PM
Cleone belonged to the Jolet 4-H Club and Winton belonged to the Mohawk 4-H Club in Clinton County. Cleone was the County President in 1942 of the County Girls 4-H Club; Winton was the County Secretary. They crossed paths in October 1942 when they each helped at the annual meeting...

2004 Crawford County - Emil and Vernette Bielfeldt

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 12:09 PM
Emil and Vernette Bielfeldt were very instrumental in getting the first 4-H club started in Charter Oak over 60 years ago and helped start the Charter Oak Achievement Days that is still active to this date. They were leaders of the Charter Oak Boosters for many years. Their children were...

2004 Dallas County - Dennis Emehiser

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 12:08 PM
Dennis Emehiser started as an associate 4-H member at the age of 8 and then joined 4-H in 1956 for nine years with hogs, sheep, cattle and junior feeder pen projects. He was a 4-H club leader from 1969 to 1984 for Linnfield Pioneers and Adel Jr. Farmers. In 1985...

2004 Davis County - Ethel Scott

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 12:07 PM
Ethel was a girl’s 4-H leader for 15 years, 1955-1971, during that time she was also a project leader for four girls club teaching them about food and nutrition. Ethel was one of the first if not the first to start the boy’s Food & Nutrition club in Davis County....
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2004 Delaware County - Frances Shover-Wilson

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 12:05 PM
Frances Shover-Wilson is a 4-H pioneer. She was active on Township Booster Couples in Delaware County – serving several terms to get 4-H more visible in the community. Frances hosted numerous 4-H meetings and many dairy judging workouts for 4-H and FFA. She encouraged her 4 children to be active...

2004 Des Moines County - Dean Van Ness

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 12:04 PM
Dean Van Ness first became involved in Des Moines County 4-H as a parent when his sons’ were members of the Sperry Sodbusters 4-H Club. In 1980, he was asked to become the organizational leader for the club and has served in that role ever since. In addition to his...

2004 Dickinson County - Kenneth Byers

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 12:02 PM
Kenneth (Kenny) Byers was an 11 year 4-H member (from 1943 to 1954) in the Dickinson County Silver Lakers Fighters Club. He showed dairy, hogs, purebred beef heifers, and baby beef exhibits. In his last year of 4-H, Kenny exhibited the Grand Champion Calf at the Dickinson County Fair. He...

2004 Dubuque County - Linda Chmelar

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 12:01 PM
Linda Chmelar has been an extremely valuable leader in 4-H for 21 years. She has donated so many hours to the program that we cannot count them. She has been very instrumental in lining up judges, ribbons and trophies for the county fair and has served on many county and...

2004 East Pottawattamie County - Max Hummel

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 12:00 PM
Max has been the official "weighmaster" of all 4-H and FFA livestock at the Pottawattamie County Fair for nearly 50 years. He is always ready to come and operate the scales at weigh-ins and at the county fair each year. He enjoys getting to know all of the members and...

2004 Emmet County - Lawrence Thomsen

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:59 AM
Lawrence Thomsen was a champion for the 4-H program in Emmet County for decades. Larry was a local 4-H leader for the Twelve Mile Lakers club. He was an active member on the 4-H and Youth Committee, serving as chairperson, Emmet County’s representative for multi county 4-H programming, and served...
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2004 Fayette County - Caroline Ingels

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:58 AM
Caroline Ingels is 89 years young and still a supporter of the Fayette County 4-H program and the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Caroline joined 4-H when she was 12 years old and continued as a 4-H’er in Iowa County throughout high school. Her favorite projects were cooking and sewing. While attending...

2004 Floyd County - Alma Hillier

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:56 AM
Alma Hillier was a 4H leader and served on the Youth Committee for 10 years. For several years, there was no 4H building for County Fair. Alma was in charge of the preparing the food in the basement of the Nursery. For years after land was purchased for the Fairgrounds,...
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2004 Franklin County - Alice Van Wert Murray

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:55 AM
Alice Van Wert Murray was a Minnesota 4-H member. She married Pat Van Wert of Hampton, and began a long career as a 4-H and community volunteer. She was a 3 year Butler County 4-H leader and then served Franklin County as a 4-H leader and 4-H committee member. She...

2004 Fremont County - Jesse A. McIntyre

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:54 AM
Jesse’s father was active in Fremont County Fair before Jesse. In 1928, before he was in 4-H, Jesse had a ton litter for Farm Bureau. He started 4-H in 1929 as a member of the WMP 4-H Club. Jesse was very active in Fremont County 4-H from 1929 to 1940....

2004 Grundy County - Elsie Jean Wilson

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:52 AM
Elsie Jean Wilson, of Grundy County, began working as an Office Assistant in the Grundy County Extension Office in May of 1959. She worked until May of 1961 and then returned to the Extension Office in September of 1964. Elsie Jean recently retired from her position in March of 2003...

2004 Hamilton County - Bertha J. Shaw

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:51 AM
Bertha Shaw has been involved with the Iowa 4-H program for many years. Bertha began as a 4-H member in Cero Gordo County; she came into Extension 1978 as a home economist for Cherokee and Plymouth Counties. In 1984 Bertha became the home economist for Wright and Hamilton Counties, she...

2004 Hardin County - Loyd Thayer

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:49 AM
Loyd served as a 4-H leader of the Hardin County Pleasant Pluggers 4-H Club from 1974 to 1986. He served on the Hardin County Extension Council from January 1, 1997 to December 31, 2000. While serving on the Extension Council he also served as the liaison person to the 4-H...

2004 Harrison County - Beverly A. Harter

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:48 AM
Beverly has been a 4-H volunteer for 33 years in Harrison County. Many of those years, she was a club leader, during the time her children were in 4-H and then again as her grandchildren joined 4-H. Beverly was a Community Resource Development aide conducting programs for youth in Harrison...

2004 Humboldt County - Gary and Sharon Erickson

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:47 AM
Gary and Sharon Erickson both grew up in Humboldt County. Gary was in 4-H for 8 years starting in 1949 with sheep projects and Sharon was in 4-H for almost 2 years with educational projects. Gary was the Humboldt County Lamb project leader for many years and has served as...

2004 Ida County - Don and Linda Friedrichsen

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:44 AM
Don and Linda have been a vital part of the Ida County 4-H program. Don served as a member of the 4-H committee for 7 years and Linda for 4 years. Don was also a leader for the Logan Hotshots 4-H club for 14 years and Linda served as a...
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2004 Iowa County - Bob and Joann Scoville

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:43 AM
Bob and Joann have been very active in their support of 4-H in Iowa County. Bob has been a 4-H Beef Superintendent at the Iowa County Fair for 17 years. He has been on the 4-H Committee for 15 years and on the Iowa County Extension Council for 10 years....
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2004 Jackson County - Nadine Wosoba

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:42 AM
Nadine Wosoba started her involvement in 4-H when she was a young girl in Jackson County, near Monmouth, Iowa. She later became a 4-H Leader of the girl’s club, Monmouth Merry Maids, when her daughter became involved. Her husband, Lumir also became a 4-H Leader when their two sons entered...

2004 Jefferson County - Shirley Stanley

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:39 AM
Shirley Stanley comes from a three generation 4-H Family! She was a 4-H charter member for 9 years of the 4 Leaf Lassies 4-H Club started by her mother in 1950. Shirley Stanley has been an active 4-H volunteer for over 25 years. Shirley has judged county fairs for 8...

2004 Johnson County - Les and Frances Kempf

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:37 AM
Les, along with his wife, Frances have been the 4-H horse and pony club leaders in Johnson County for 38 years. They have conducted hundreds of 4-H meetings, clinics, and shows to benefit the youth of Johnson County. Through thousands of hours working with 4-H members; they have taught horsemanship...

2004 Jones County - Varlyn Fink

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:36 AM
Varlyn Fink served as a county 4-H/Youth leader for 33 years from 1960 to 1993 with service to Jones and Cedar counties. During that time, he strived to maintain a strong county-wide volunteer network. He emphasized the importance of youth taking advantage of new 4-H experiences such as county 4-H...
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2004 Kossuth County - John Ley

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:35 AM
John Ley was the ISUE County Extension Education Director for 27 years in Kossuth County and was in Extension work for over 30 years. During those years he was a wonderful provider of information, education, hope and encouragement to the patrons of Kossuth County. His great efforts earned him many...

2004 Linn County - Shirley Gugler

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:25 AM
Upon learning of Shirley’s retirement from the Linn County Extension Office, after 24 years of employment, the Youth Programs Committee and the Extension Council knew who to select as the Linn County Hall of Fame inductee for 2004 – Shirley Gugler. Shirley was involved with 4-H all her life –...
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2004 Louisa County - Kathy Barrick

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:24 AM
When Kathy Barrick joined the Marshall Miniature Farmeretts 4-H Club, she never thought that 30 years later she still would be involved with Louisa County 4-H. After graduation from Central College with a degree in Home Economics plus vocational certification from Iowa State University she began teaching Home Economics in...

2004 Lucas County - Harry Robison

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:22 AM
Harry Robison was a club leader of the Derby Blue Ribbon Winners 4-H club in Lucas County. This is one of the oldest 4-H clubs in the county, which Harry was a member of himself. Harry was a big supporter of 4-H and very involved in the sheep project. He...
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2004 Mahaska County - Nettie Van Zante

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:19 AM
Nettie has been a stable and solid 4-H leader in Mahaska County for 28 years. The youth that are lucky enough to learn from Nettie receive gentle, loving instruction on essential life skills. She is genuine in her care and love for the kids she works with. The love and...

2004 Marshall County - Dan and Sarah Beane

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:14 AM
Dan and Sarah Beane represent all the qualities that we would like to see in our youth when they grow up. Sarah was a 4-H Club Leader of the Marion Merry Maids and Dan was the assistant 4-H club leader of the Marshall County Mounties for two years before taking...

2004 Mills County - Gerry and Arno Asmussen

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:13 AM
Gerry and Arno Asmussen’s contributions to the Mills County 4-H program have spanned 50 years. After helping their three children in 4-H, they assisted grandchildren in getting started in 4-H projects. Both Arno and Gerry often chaperoned 4-H’ers at camps and fairs, and hosted visiting 4-H’ers from other states. Gerry...
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2004 Mitchell County - Howard Madsen

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:12 AM
Howard has been a respected advocate for 4-H in Mitchell county for many years. He started his career in 4-H in 1935 as a club member. As an adult he has supported 4-H as a 30-year member of the Mitchell County Agricultural Society; volunteered as Beef superintendent and project leader...

2004 Monona County - Mary Jane Brown

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:11 AM
Mary Jane Brown has been a strong supporter and contributor to the Monona County and Iowa 4-H program for over 30 years. She served on the Monona County Youth & 4-H Committee and was leader for the Blencoe Bonnie Belles 4-H Club for eleven years. Mary Jane has judged projects...

2004 Monroe County - Marilyn Walker

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:10 AM
Monroe County Extension is proud to nominate Marilyn Walker to the 2004 4-H Hall of Fame. When the Union Leaderettes 4-H Club was organized in the township where Marilyn was raised, she signed a membership card. She was in ninth grade and she became a very active member throughout her...

2004 Montgomery County - Helen Archer

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:09 AM
Helen Archer is a long-standing 4-H leader. She was a Page County 4-H’er in 1946. She became a 4-H Horse and pony assistant leader in 1967 (2 years after the horse and pony show started at the county fair). In 1969 she became the horse and pony leader. She continued...

2004 Muscatine County - Joyce Gauger

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:07 AM
Joyce Gauger of West Liberty in Muscatine County, is an advocate for 4-H and the youth who participate even long after her children have graduated out of the program. Her contribution to 4 H includes: - Survivor of guiding her four very active children through the 4-H program in Muscatine...

2004 O'Brien County - Clarence Smith Jr.

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:06 AM
Clarence Smith Jr. grew up on a livestock farm in Dale Township of O’Brien County. He began his 4-H club membership at age 10 and continued to graduation from high school with many beef cattle as well as other projects which were exhibited in O’Brien County. He was on the...

2004 Page County - Donald and Faye Rolf

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:05 AM
Donald was a member of the Shenandoah Teamster’s 4-H program as a leader for nearly 20 years. He started as a member in a 4-H club from Clarinda, Iowa. He was elected as a 4-H Alumni. Faye was a leader of the Shenandoah Tri M’s for 15 years. She was...
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2004 Palo Alto County - Ray Brown

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:04 AM
Ray Brown of West Bend, IA has made a positive impact in the lives of many 4-H’ers in Palo Alto County and throughout the state. He was a 4-H club leader of the West Bend Pioneers for 27 years and started back up a year ago to help his son...

2004 Plymouth County - Bob and Ruth Kenaley

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:03 AM
Bob Kenaley grew up in Stanton Township where he belonged to Plymouth County 4-H. The main project area he participated in was cattle. After Bob’s 4-H days were over he met Ruth who he later married. They had 2 sons and a daughter: Dan, Pat, and Margaret. They would all...

2004 Pocahontas County - Melvin and Leveta Barnhardt

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:01 AM
Melvin and Leveta Barnhardt are past 4-H leaders in Pocahontas County, serving a total of 15 years, for the Grant Glistener’s and the Grant Guides Clubs. They have fond memories of helping with many club projects, mowing a township cemetery as a club service project, and serving food to RAGBRAI...

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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2004 Ringgold County - Arlene Sobotka

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 10:59 AM
Arlene served as a 4-H leader in the Jolly Jinglers 4-H Club for 20 plus years. She also served many years on Ringgold County Extension Council, Open Class Superintendent for the Ringgold County Fair and on the 4-H & Youth Committee. Arlene’s ability to develop life skills in youth and...

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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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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2004 State Recognition - Kenneth Fulk

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 10:56 AM
In 1929, 75 years ago, Kenneth Fulk showed his first livestock exhibit at the Iowa State Fair. And now, 150 years after its creation, the Iowa State Fair is still going strong thanks in large part to Kenneth Fulk and his love of livestock, fairs, and young people. Ken was...

2004 State Recognition - Don Greiman

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 10:55 AM
If Don Greiman’s first experience attending the Iowa State Fair would be any indication of his future interest in 4-H and Fairs, his parents would have been surprised. At two years of age, his parents rented a tent for overnight camping at the Iowa State Fair. Since this was in...

2004 State Recognition - Shirley Stakey

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 10:54 AM
It only seems appropriate to honor Shirley Stakey in the 4-H Hall of Fame on the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the Iowa State Fair. The Fair has been a pivotal part of her life. Shirley served as the superintendent of the 4-H Exhibit Building at the Iowa State...

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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2004 Tama County - Pauline Flamme

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 10:51 AM
Pauline Flamme started her years in 4-H in the Gladbrook Loyal Lassies in 1946. She helped organize this club and was its first president. This experience started her toward a career in Home Economics at then Iowa State College where she majored in Home Economics Education and Textiles & Clothing....
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2004 Union County - Carl Eklund

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 10:45 AM
Carl Eklund supported the ideals of 4-H youth development for over nineteen years in Union County. While he was not in 4-H himself he supported the program as his five grandchildren developed and applied the life skills learned through 4-H in the ‘50’s and ‘60’s. As member and president of...
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2004 Van Buren County - Ernestine Topping

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 10:44 AM
Ernie Topping has been as strong supporter of the Iowa and Van Buren County 4-H programs for more than 18 years. She is a mother of 3 children, Ben, Kim and Bethany. Bethany is a current member of the Van Buren County 4-H program and Ben and Kim have graduated...

2004 Wapello County - Charles Swanson

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 10:43 AM
Charles was raised with a family that supported 4-H and was active in 4-H himself while growing up. He attended Iowa State University, leaving to serve in the U.S. Air Force as an officer and later in the Reserves branch. With his tour of duty completed, he returned to graduate...

2004 Washington County - Howard and Shirley Bohr

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 10:42 AM
Washington County is proud to recognize Howard and Shirley for their many years of outstanding support and dedication to the county 4-H program. Howard’s Contributions: *4-H leader of the Limecreek Livewires for 48 years (was a member of the club from 12 years of age and was in the club...

2004 Wayne County - Linda and Burton Prunty

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 10:41 AM
Wayne County is pleased to recognize Linda and Burton for their many years of support of the county 4-H program. Linda was a 4-H Club leader for over 20 years. Her first club was Warren Lucky Stars. She also served on the County 4-H Committee and has helped with fund-raisers...
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2004 Webster County - Judy Reynolds

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 10:39 AM
Judy was raised in a small town in Iowa where there were no 4-H clubs. However, she had several country friends who were 4-H members and she enjoyed watching them work on and display their exhibits at the county fair. When she started working with Extension she felt she had...

2004 West Pottawattamie County - Clifford Johnson

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 10:38 AM
Clifford Johnson has had a long career with 4-H. He was born in Elkhorn in 1910 and started his 4-H career in 1923. He was a member of the Elkhorn 4-H Club from 1923-1927. In 1924 Cliff showed the Grand Champion Calf at the Shelby County Fair and the Reserve...

2004 Winnebago County - LaVurne and Sharon Josten

Posted on 03/30/2011 at 10:00 PM
LaVurne and Sharon Josten have a great love of 4-H and believe strongly in how it contributes to the growth of young people. The Josten’s were club leaders for 10 years and during that time the club grew from 6 members to 28. LaVurne and Sharon are excellent role models...

2004 Winneshiek County - Edna Schrandt

Posted on 03/30/2011 at 9:43 PM
Edna started her 4-H career in the early 1940’s when she joined the Bluffton BlueBelles 4-H Club. During her 4-H years she gave a 4-H demonstration at state fair, served as a County 4-H Officer, and played on the county girls softball team at the state 4-H softball tournament several...

2004 Woodbury County - Jack and Nancy Burright

Posted on 03/30/2011 at 9:39 PM
Teamwork defines the accomplishments of Jack and Nancy Burright, Woodbury County’s Hall of Fame inductees. The outstanding accomplishments of this couple are a source of pride for all groups and organizations that work with them. Mr. and Mrs. Burright have volunteered years of service to their clubs, community, country, and...

2004 Worth County - Dixie Scherff

Posted on 03/30/2011 at 8:58 PM
Dixie has been a real champion of the Worth County 4-H program beginning with her tireless work as a 4-H Club Leader, 4-H Committee Member, and Worth County Extension Council Member. She was very instrumental in helping Worth County Extension become one of the very first Counties in the state...
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2004 Wright County - John Hagie

Posted on 03/30/2011 at 8:47 PM
John Hagie was a 9 year member of the Dayton Dynamiters 4-H club in Wright County. He later was a 4-H leader, beef superintendent at the Wright County District Junior Fair, and for many years served on the Wright County Fair board. John has always been a very strong supporter...
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