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2008 Adair County - Dorothy & Charles Varley

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 11:45 AM
Charles and Dorothy Varley of Stuart were both 4-H members with a love for the beef project. They both served as 4-H club leaders in Adair County for Jefferson township clubs. In addition, they were chaperones for the Adair County exhibitors at the Iowa State Fair and Ak-Sar-Ben for many...
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2008 Adams County - Blake Cooper

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 11:44 AM
Blake Cooper is a lifetime 4-H supporter in Adams County. He has served more than 20 years on the Adams County Youth and 4-H/FFA Fair committee, been an assistant 4-H leader in the Prescott 4-H Workers 4-H club, served on the Adams County Extension Council, and helped with countless 4-H...
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2008 Allamakee County - Myrna Jones

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 11:43 AM
The Allamakee County 4-H & Youth Committee is proud to recognize Myrna Jones from Postville as the 2008 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame inductee from Allamakee County. Myrna has exhibited a life-long service to the Iowa 4-H program. Myrna Jones began her enduring 4-H career in 1978 when she joined...

2008 Audubon County - Cheryl Hansen

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 11:42 AM
Cheryl was a long-time 4-H member in Audubon County and has continued her involvement as an adult. Both her children were active in 4-H. Cheryl has been a 4-H leader for 15 years and currently serves on the county youth committee. She coordinates the communications contest at county fair and...

2008 Benton County - Dick Meyer

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 11:40 AM
Dick has been a tremendous asset to the Benton County 4H Program. He is constantly visible and accessible at weigh-ins, any activities at the fairgrounds and during fair and has never wanted anything but the best for the exhibitors and the fair. Our program is truly lucky to have such...

2008 Black Hawk County - Judy & Larry Anton

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 11:39 AM
The Antons met at the Iowa State Fair while Judy was working at the boy’s dormitory. That year Judy was working in the State Fair 4-H Office. Judy was a 9 year 4-H’er member of the Jolly Jackson 4-H Club in Bremer County. She held all of the offices in...

2008 Boone County - Joyce Patterson

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 11:38 AM
Joyce Patterson has served as the Boone County 4-H Youth Coordinator for 21 years and a volunteer club leader for 27 years. In her county staff position, Joyce has a goal of informing 4-H members, families, and the general public about the many educational and fun opportunities in the 4-H...
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2008 Bremer County - Ron & Judy Leistikow

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 11:36 AM
Ron and Judy Leistikow are big 4-H supporters in Bremer County. Their six children were all 4-H members and several are now 4-H volunteers. Four grandchildren are involved in 4-H at this time. Ron and Judy are also very involved in their school, community and church. Ron was a club...

2008 Buchanan County - Richard "Dick" Frye

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 11:35 AM
Dick was a 10 year member of the Buchanan County 4-H program in Iowa as a youth. He served on the County Extension Council for several years and was a Buchanan County Fair Board member for over 40 years, serving as president for many of those years. Bruce Bearinger, Buchanan...

2008 Buena Vista County - Rusty Corderman

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 11:34 AM
Rusty Corderman volunteered his time, talent and energy as a 4-H Leader for over 20 years. As his children experienced 4-H, he made it possible for other youth to experience it as well. Rusty’s enthusiasm for involving, teaching and helping youth grow through 4-H experiences is contagious. As a sheep...

2008 Butler County - Arlan Laube

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 11:33 AM
Arlan Laube was a 4-H’er in the early 1960’s in Butler County and served as club historian. His favorite project was raising milking shorthorn heifers and a highlight was going to the Iowa State Fair with Stanley Severs as the State Fair alternate with their “pocket gopher trapping” demonstration. Arlan...

2008 Calhoun County - Kerri & Earl McAlexander

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 11:32 AM
Without volunteers like Earl and Kerri McAlexander, Calhoun County would not have the successful 4-H program that is has. They both started their involvement in 4-H as youth; Earl in Ringgold County and Kerri in Calhoun County, and continue still today through their involvement as club leaders, chaperones for CWF...

2008 Carroll County - Mildred (Millie) Heithoff & Freda Tigges

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 11:30 AM
Mildred (Millie) Heithoff and Freda Tigges have served 40 years as 4-H leaders for the Dedham Go-Getters 4-H club. They are strong supporters of both the county and state 4-H programs. They have been very active in member recruitment as well as strong supporters of the 4-Hers community and county...

2008 Cass County - Kathee & Jerry McCrory

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 11:29 AM
Jerry & Kathee McCrory have combined to give over 50 years of service to the Cass County 4-H program as parents, leaders, volunteers and committee members. Jerry has served as a leader of the Union Leaders 4-H Club for 21 years. Jerry has also served on the Cass County Extension...
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2008 Cedar County - Tim Dolan

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 11:16 AM
We would like to recognize Tim Dolan for his support of the Cedar County 4-H program. Tim was a supporter of the 4-H program in numerous ways – He served on the beef auction committee and as an auctioneer for the beef auction. You would find him helping in the...
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2008 Cerro Gordo County - Judy Levad

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 11:15 AM
Judy Levad is an active supporter of 4-H in Cerro Gordo County. A mom of two 4-H young people, Judy has been a 4-H leader for over 16 years. She was on the original 4-H Foundation group to raise funds and construct our 4-H Learning Center on the North Iowa...

2008 Chickasaw County - Ron McGregor

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 11:14 AM
Ron’s first involvement with 4-H was as a member of the Bradford club in Chickasaw County in 1940. Ron showed steers at the county fair for two or three years. His son, Steve, started showing steers in 1967. A few years later, Ron started helping as a beef superintendent and...

2008 Clay County - Dave Hessman

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 11:13 AM
Merle Hyett, Dave’s 4-H leader in Mercer County Illinois inspired his decision to choose a career in Extension. His love for children, agriculture and livestock prompted a great deal of enthusiasm for 4-H programming, education and organization. During his 32 years with ISU Extension, he served Muscatine County 4-H &...
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2008 Clayton County - Linda Orr

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 11:12 AM
Linda Hanson Orr comes from a family that has been involved in 4-H for nearly 70 years. Linda’s grandfather was a 4-H leader, her mother was a charter member of the Ful-O-Pep 4-H Club in Clayton County. Linda and her two sisters were also members of the same club. Linda...

2008 Clinton County - Lee Barber

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 11:11 AM
Lee Barber was a leader in the Clinton County 4-H program for the DeWitt Hustlers in the 1960’s. He was a leader for a number of years and also worked with the youth enrolled in the dairy project area as a superintendent for the Clinton County Club Show. He is...

2008 Crawford County - Shirleen & Freddie Jepsen

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 11:10 AM
Freddie and Shirleen Jepsen got started in 4-H in 1984 when their three oldest sons wanted to join the Charter Oak Boosters. In 1992 they became leaders of the Charter Oak Boosters. Freddie and Shirleen were honored with leaders of the year in 1998. Shirleen has been involved with St....

2008 Dallas County - Barb Field

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 11:09 AM
Barb’s experiences with 4-H began when a friend of her parents suggested that 4-H would be a good organization for her to join. She joined that year and her sister and brothers joined as they became old enough. Barb had many great experiences in her eight years as a 4-H...

2008 Decatur County - Marlene & Jim Scott

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 11:04 AM
Jim and wife Marlene have both been active, long-time supporters of the 4-H program in Decatur County. Jim, a former club member (1946-54), has served in various leadership roles since 1961. He has been a club leader or assistant leader over a 20 year period; serving on various county 4-H...

2008 Delaware County - Virginia & Robert Hall

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 11:03 AM
Bob Hall’s significant leadership skills and his ability to communicate and connect with 4-Hers provided youth of Delaware County with opportunities to learn about citizenship and service. He inspired 4-H members to become achievers! Bob initiated the 4-H camping program at Camp Wapsi-Y. He saw the need and opportunity to...

2008 Des Moines County - Roberta & Wesley Pfadenhauer

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:59 AM
Roberta Pfadenhauer was a five year member of the New London Lassies 4-H Club in Henry County, in which she carried projects in foods, clothing and home improvement. Wesley (Wes) Pfadenhauer did not have the benefit of 4-H membership. When their three children, Kimberly, Christy and Julie, joined 4-H in...

2008 Dickinson County - Beth Will

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:58 AM
Beth began her 4-H career at nine years old as part of Dickinson County 4-H by joining the Diamond Lake Darlings 4-H Club. She was an active member of the club through her school years with the Beef project being her favorite. Although she was not very excited about sewing,...

2008 Emmet County - Nancy and Keith Rosburg

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:57 AM
Keith and Nancy Rosburg have been extraordinary contributors to the Emmet County 4-H program for many years. They were both active 4-H members as youth and have done their share of giving back to the program as alumni. Keith has been a 4-H club leader, member of the Emmet County...
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2008 Fayette County - Mary and Dan Burkhart

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:49 AM
Dan and Mary Burkhart have been great assets to the Fayette County 4-H program. Dan serves as the Fayette County Extension Education Director and has for the past 36 years. Dan, along with two Fayette County 4-H Alumni spearheaded the Fayette County 4-H Foundation Endowment fund, which recently reached $25,000....

2008 Floyd County - Marian and Bob Dight

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:48 AM
Bob & Marian have been involved in the Floyd County 4-H Program for almost their entire lives. When they were younger, in school, they were both actively involved in their local 4-H Clubs and showed at the Floyd County Fair. When their children were old enough, they all were encouraged...
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2008 Franklin County - Lorna Brown

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:47 AM
Lorna Brown was active as a 4-H leader and 4-H committee member. She received the Franklin County 4-H alumni award for her dedication to helping members. Lorna judged 4-H achievement shows for many years, and then continued to help members with projects when clubs no longer held those shows. She...

2008 Fremont County - William Tyner

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:46 AM
Bill Tyner epitomizes a bygone era when 4-H, family, and county fairs were important to an individual, the family and the community. Bill’s mother, a 4-H leader for several years, may have been an inspiration to Bill as he was a nine year member of 4-H, graduating in 1940 and...

2008 Greene County - Marilyn E. Allender

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:45 AM
Marilyn was a 4-H member for 7 years, leader for 15 and has been a judge at all levels (local achievement shows, county fairs and state fair) for 55 year total—and is still active. She chaperoned everything from local trips to Des Moines, up to the Washington DC trip. She...

2008 Grundy County - John Schreck

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:43 AM
John became interested in 4-H when he was in 5th grade and joined the Grant County Go Getters 4-H Club in Grundy County. He was a member of this 4-H club for five years until his family moved to town. His 4-H projects won many awards and included beef, sheep,...

2008 Guthrie County - Dean Whitehead

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:42 AM
Dean has been a volunteer at the Guthrie County Fair for over 30 years serving on the 4-H swine committee and as Swine Superintendent. He participated in the share- a calf program and has sponsored 4-H trophies and supported the livestock program. He is always willing to help a 4-H...

2008 Hamilton County - Wesley L. Schaub

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:41 AM
Wesley L. Schaub was most widely known for his activities with the Hamilton County 4-H Band. He served as band leader from 1928 until his death in 1941. For 11 consecutive years he took this band to the International Livestock Exposition and 4-H Club Congress in Chicago, where it proved...

2008 Hancock County - Ida Mae Bock & Mitchell Bock

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:40 AM
Mitchell Bock was a founding member of the Hancock County Fair Board and served as Secretary/Treasurer then bookkeeper for over 30 years. He was a 4-H leader of the Ell Midgets and served as Dairy Superintendent. Ida Mae Bock was a 4-H leader for many years for the South Ell...

2008 Hardin County - Ken & Evelyn Cook

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:39 AM
Kenneth inherited his passion for 4-H from his parents, Maurice and Fern Cook, who truly took to heart the challenge to make the best better through 4-H. He enjoyed livestock judging and has many treasured memories of showing livestock at the county and state fairs. After both Ken and Evelyn...

2008 Harrison County - Julie and Charlie Wisecup

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:38 AM
Charlie and Julie Wisecup were both volunteer 4-H leaders in Harrison County. Charlie was a leader for 5 years from 1972-1977 and Julie was a leader for 25 years from 1967-1992. Charlie also spent 3 years on the 4-H & Youth Committee from 1986-1988. They are members of the 4H-400...

2008 Howard County - Rosalie and Steve Christensen

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:37 AM
Steve and Rosalie have both served as 4-H Leaders in Howard County impacting positive youth development for many years. Steve also served on the 4-H & Youth Committee from 1989 – 1997. Steve and Rosalie donate and sponsor 4-H advertisements, purchase 4-H ribbons and make contributions to the county 4-H...

2008 Humboldt County - Bob & Lois Molitor

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:31 AM
Bob and Lois started 4-H as youth, Bob in Calhoun County for 9 years where he exhibited beef, swine, and sheep at the Rockwell City and Manson fair. Lois was a member of the Corinth Red Stars 4-H Club for 9 years where she exhibited in three project areas at...

2008 Ida County - Fred J. Krenk

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:31 AM
Ida County has a rich history as a leader in the livestock and agribusiness industries. Fred Krenk is one of those who influenced many young 4-H members that today are leaders in production agriculture, education, banking, veterinary medicine, agribusiness and may other endeavors. He was willing to donate his time...
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2008 Iowa County - Kurt & Marilyn Meyer

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:30 AM
Kurt and Marilyn Meyer have green running deep in their blood. They have been the 4-H Leader of Hilton Happy Hustlers for many years. Their contribution does not stop in the Iowa County 4-H program. In 2005 their club along with Iowa County Cattlemen, Extension Staff and local business started...
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2008 Jackson County - Floyd Peters

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:29 AM
Agriculture and 4-H has been a way of life for Floyd Peters. He became a member of the Andrew Future Farmers in 1942 at the age of eleven. His first year as a 4-H member he bought a Hereford steer from a neighbor as a “baby beef” project. He showed...

2008 Jefferson County - Doug Johnson

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:28 AM
Doug Johnson’s involvement with and contribution to 4-H was widespread and widely felt. Doug was most recently a member and driving force of our county fair board. As a beef superintendent, he helped promote and grow the beef program in Jefferson County. One of his favorite projects was the Bucket/Bottle...

2008 Johnson County - Portia Cooper

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:27 AM
Portia Cooper was a charter member of the Golden Rule 4H Club which was organized in 1929 and is still active - the oldest club in Johnson County. Portia’s contributions are shared through this “historical” view. From Portia Cooper, “A few things I remember during my 8 years as a...

2008 Keokuk County - Antona Nell Weber

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:26 AM
Antona Nell Weber started her career in 4-H as a member in 1939 in the newly created Warren Winners 4-H Club. She later became that clubs leader for over 20 years. Nell served on the county 4-H committee for over ten years, and served as county fair superintendent for small...

2008 Kossuth County - Karen and Don Heldorfer

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:25 AM
The Heldorfer family would be one of those 4-H families that every county wishes they could clone. Karen & Don were willing 4-H parents, leaders, Fair Superintendents, Extension Council and Youth Committee members. They were active in starting our school run farm safety day camp and starting the local foundation....

2008 Linn County - Lynn Dunn

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:23 AM
Lynn was leader of the Prairie Union Wildcats 4-H club and a sheep project leader in Linn County for over 15 years. He was a community leader and passionate about the county fair industry. Lynn served on the Linn County Fairboard and also as director of the Association of Iowa...
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2008 Linn County - Marcia Engel

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:23 AM
Several years ago(30) Marcia began her 4-H volunteer career as leader of the Putnam Slick Chicks even though she had never been a 4-Her herself. This was the beginning of a dedication and commitment to 4-H that we honor today. Marcia has been a leader, member of Youth Committee and...
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2008 Louisa County - Terry & Janice Pugh

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:22 AM
Terry and Janice Pugh of Columbus City have lived on a little ‘mini farm’ for 34 years. Raising sheep and seeing the beauty of each new baby lamb born in the spring. From the births to the bottle-fed the couple have enjoyed this chore together and share their interest of...

2008 Lucas County - Roy & Louise Sponsler

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:20 AM
Roy and Louise were former 4-H members themselves, who gave back to the program in Lucas County. For over 30 years, they volunteered in the Horse Department. They were committed to helping 4-H’ers have the same competitive edge as everyone else as they exhibited their horse(s). They conducted horse clinics...
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2008 Madison County - Fred Stookey

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:20 AM
Fred has been a 4-H leader for the Scottish Farm Feeders Club for 30 plus years. He has supported young members and helped them find a spot within the club and has helped them develop their talents. Fred was always open to suggestions and strived to make it the kids’...

2008 Mahaska County - Ray Poe

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:18 AM
Ray Poe was a volunteer for the Mahaska County 4-H program for 26 years. Ray had been an active 4-H supporter and role model for many young people in the county and continued leading the Union Pioneers 4-H club until he passed away in June of 2007. He led many...

2008 Marion County - Kitty and Bill Shepherd

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:17 AM
Kitty has been a club leader for 24 years and served on the county youth committee numerous times. She has been a true advocate and supporter of 4-H. Kitty has helped with numerous events at the count level such as clothing and communication days, awards banquets and evaluated record books....

2008 Marshall County - Patricia Breniman

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:16 AM
Patricia was the organizational leader of the Melbourne 4-H Club (Marshall Co.) for 41 years this year. She has helped to organize the clover kids 4-H program when it started. Patti has served on many county wide programs and worked with local club and county extension with many citizenship and...

2008 Mills County - Carol Tedder

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:15 AM
Carol Tedder was an 8 year 4-H member in Hancock County. Her favorite exhibits included refinishing furniture in Home Improvement, sewing, and food and nutrition. She enjoyed going to the Iowa State Fair every year. Carol was a Youth Leader and served on many committees throughout her 4-H years. In...
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2008 Mitchell County - Jeanne Watts

Posted on 04/15/2011 at 12:50 PM
Jeanne Watts began her 4-H experience in Minnesota in the club her parents originated. She attended that club for 6 years and completed her 9 years in Iowa when her dad, Bob Burnhart, became County Director in Wright County. As a 4-H’er, she participated in several project areas including sewing,...

2008 Monroe County - Deanie Walsh McDowell

Posted on 04/15/2011 at 12:47 PM
Deanie is a long time 4-H leader and 4-H county committee member. Deanie has served on Extension Council, assisted judges during judging at county fair, awards donor each year at county fair, donor each year to scholarship fund, donor for new entrances at the Monroe County 4-H & FFA Fairgrounds....

2008 Montgomery County - Dwaine Jipsen

Posted on 04/15/2011 at 12:44 PM
Dwaine has been very active in helping with livestock at the Montgomery County Fair. Dwaine has helped with the Montgomery County Fair swine show and with the livestock auction for over 35 years and is still helping today. He served as a club leader in the late 70’s and early...

2008 Muscatine County - Darlene and Tom Martin

Posted on 04/15/2011 at 12:35 PM
Tom and Darlene Martin have been 4-H leaders in the 4-H horse program for a combined 47 years - Tom for 18 years until his death in 2001 and Darlene continues to be a leader after already serving 29 years in that capacity. In 1997, two dreams were realized when...

2008 Page County - Don Williams

Posted on 04/15/2011 at 12:31 PM
Throughout his life, Don Williams was an ardent supporter of 4-H at the county, state, national and international level. He was a nine-year member of the Valley Boosters 4-H club. During that period, he was president, reporter, secretary-treasurer, and historian. Don was also elected as the vice-president for the Page...
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2008 Palo Alto County - Dan Voigt

Posted on 04/15/2011 at 12:25 PM
Dan Voigt of Graettinger, IA, a Palo Alto County 4-H alumnus, has been very generous with his time and talents for Palo Alto County Extension. Because of his job with the local newspaper, he gives us great media coverage, many times with colored pictures on the front page. He covers...

2008 Plymouth County - Donna Holck

Posted on 04/15/2011 at 12:18 PM
Donna grew up in O’Brien County in Paullina. At that time there were not any clubs in town and her parents were not able to take her out to any clubs in the country. After Donna married Don and had three children of her own, she knew what an impact...

2008 Pocahontas County - Dr. Jeff Arnold, DVM

Posted on 04/15/2011 at 12:07 PM
Dr. Jeff Arnold has served as the Pocahontas County Fair Veterinarian for 19 years. He works with the livestock committees, fair board, and Extension Staff to advise the best options for animal health at the local and county level. Dr. Jeff is a dedicated veterinarian who is respected in the...

2008 Polk County - Arlette Hollister

Posted on 04/15/2011 at 11:55 AM
For more than 20 years Arlette has been an invaluable volunteer to Polk County’s 4-H program, serving as a 4-H and Clover Kids club leader, sewing workshop coordinator, and BBQ Committee Chair (sole annual fundraising event serving 900 people). The BBQ is held during the Polk County Fair and gives...
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2008 East Pottawattamie County - Gary Nilan

Posted on 04/15/2011 at 11:51 AM
Gary’s parents established the Westside Feeders 4-H club in East Pottawattamie County. Gary was a member, his three daughters, Heidi, Robin and Missy were members of the club and Gary served as a leader for over 20 years. He now has grandchildren in 4-H that he enjoys supporting as they...

2008 West Pottawattamie County - Carroll R. Olsen

Posted on 04/15/2011 at 11:47 AM
Carroll was from a 4-H family of members and leaders, and was an eight year 4-H member. He was a local 4-H club leader for many years and was a member and chair of the county 4-H committee. Carroll also served as the beef superintendent at Westfair. Carroll first started...

2008 Ringgold County - Connie and Doyle Richards

Posted on 04/15/2011 at 11:44 AM
Doyle and Connie Richards from Tingley, IA are the 2008 Ringgold County Hall of Fame Honorees. Connie’s ability to connect with youth and adults and to provide quality programs are a couple of traits that really stand out. She is a willing volunteers for a wide variety of Extenison programming...

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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2008 Shelby County - Harold Lansman

Posted on 04/15/2011 at 11:35 AM
As a young man, Harold Lansman was instrumental in getting a 4-H club established in his township. The Monroe Standbys was established in 1947 with several members, and the club continued to grow in the coming years. Harold was active in soil conservation, and due to his leadership 12 farms...

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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2008 Tama County - Connie Mattingly

Posted on 04/15/2011 at 11:25 AM
Connie’s commitment to 4-H began while she was still a 4-H member. Her club leader quit during the year and Connie took the responsibility for the club until another adult leader could be found. Unmarried, with no children of her own, 4-H members have been and continue to be “her...
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2008 Union County - Sharon Bennett

Posted on 04/15/2011 at 11:23 AM
“From the time my mother told me to help my little sister, 7 years younger, with 4-H energy it has been my pleasure to assist other 4-Hers,” recalls Sharon Bennett, Union County’s 4-H Hall of Fame nominee. She has served 4-H in many ways. In 1951 she joined girls 4-H,...
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2008 Van Buren County - Ron Fransen

Posted on 04/15/2011 at 11:15 AM
He served as 4-H Livestock Judging Team coach for 8 years, and have continued for 11 years serving as agriculture and natural resources judge and ultrasound contest superintendent at the county fair. Ron has served 7 years as Van Buren County Livestock Quiz Bowl coach, winning third place in the...

2008 Wapello County - Jim and Sandy Corder

Posted on 04/15/2011 at 11:14 AM
Jim and Sandy Corder started volunteer work with the Wapello County 4-H program in 1980 when they became the leaders of the Hooves & Hats 4-H Club which their daughters Julie and Diana joined. Over the years and still today, they are very active with the Horse project area, especially...

2008 Warren County - John Keeney

Posted on 04/15/2011 at 11:12 AM
John Keeney’s 8 year 4-H career started his connection with the 4-H program. He and his wife Janet also helped their daughters Melissa and Anna Marie with their livestock projects through their years in 4-H. John has served as a fairboard director and superintendent for over 30 years. As a...

2008 Washington County - Marie Hora

Posted on 04/15/2011 at 11:09 AM
As a young girl growing up, Marie can remember several things she was taught while in 4-H. Marie started as a 4-H Club Leader in the sixties in Jackson Township in Washington County, which she continued for several years. She later became the photography project leader as the project became...

2008 Wayne County - Pat Swartzlander

Posted on 04/12/2011 at 12:50 PM
Pat started her 4-H career as a 4-H member of the Lincoln township 4-H club in Hardin County. She was very active in her club, participated at State Fair, attended State Conference, and attended the Chicago trip twice. In 1986 she started working in Monroe County as a part time...
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2008 Webster County - Cheryl Christopherson

Posted on 04/12/2011 at 12:47 PM
Cheryl Ekstrom Christopherson was a nine year member of the Willing Washington Workers 4-H Club. This was the same 4-H Club her Mother Doris Williams Ekstrom belonged to in the 1930s. Cheryl was active on the club level as well as serving as President of the Webster County’s Girls 4-H...

2008 Winneshiek County - Madelyn "Maddy" Wise

Posted on 04/12/2011 at 12:44 PM
Maddy was born in 1933 to Leo & Mary Willson ~ a farm family in northern Winneshiek County. She attended and graduated from high school in Canton, Minnesota. In October 1956 she married Wilbur Wise. To this union, 5 children were born; Ann, David, Ruth, Halley & Dick. Maddy was...

2008 Woodbury County - Lucille (Lu) Matthey

Posted on 04/12/2011 at 12:41 PM
Lu grew up in the 4- H Program in North Dakota so when raising her family she knew the value, goals and aims of the 4-H program. Lu was always ready to volunteer as a 4-H Leader, Camp counselor, Judge, County Fair Superintendent, 4-H and Youth Committee Extension council and...

2008 Worth County - Fran Olson

Posted on 04/12/2011 at 12:35 PM
Fran Olson has served as Office Manager at the Worth County Iowa State University Extension Service for 38 years. She has dedicated many years of quality work and dedication to the Worth County 4-H program. The 4-H families of Worth County have benefited greatly from Fran’s loyal support and service....
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2008 Wright County - Evelyn and Dean Grandgeorge

Posted on 04/12/2011 at 12:30 PM
Evelyn has been very supportive and active in the Wright County 4-H program. She has served on the Extension Council and 4-H and youth committee. During one summer she was an aid at the Extension office. She is an honorary 4-H member, was on the Wright County fair board for...
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