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2010 Sac County - Steve and Barb Determan

Posted on 04/26/2011 at 1:25 PM
Steve and Barb Determan have been leaders of the Early Achievers 4-H club for over two decades. Barb started as a leader 30 years ago with Steve joining two years later, now giving him 28 years of being a leader. When Steve and Barb started, Early's 4-H clubs were separated...
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2010 Adair County - Don and Marie Lents

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 2:30 PM
Don and Marie Lents’ association with 4-H began back in the late 1930’s when they were Adair County 4-H members. Don’s 4-H club was organized by the Fontanelle Superintendent of Schools.. Marie (Stephenson) Lents was in 4-H for a few years and then her family moved to Guthrie County. This...
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2010 Adams County - Joan Haley

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 2:29 PM
Joan Haley is in at least her second go-around of service to Adams County Extension and the Adams County 4-H program. As a youth, Joan was an active 4-Her in Adams County as a member of the Loyal Lassies 4-H club. In that Nodaway-area 4-H club, Joan especially focused on...
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2010 Allamakee County - Betty Howe

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 2:28 PM
The Allamakee County 4-H & Youth Committee is proud to recognize Betty Howe as the 2010 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame inductee from Waukon. Betty was selected for her outstanding service and dedication to the Allamakee County 4-H Program. Betty began her 4-H career when she became a leader of...

2010 Appanoose County - Tom and Janet Demry

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 2:26 PM
Tom and Janet Demry of Centerville have been involved in the Appanoose County 4-H program for over 35 years. They are the parents of four children, have eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Tom and Janet have been an integral part of the livestock auction at the Appanoose County Fair...

2010 Audubon County - Mary Ottmar

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 2:25 PM
She was also able to participate in IFYE, which is the Iowa Farm Youth Exchange Student program and was able to spend time in the Netherlands because of it. Mary Ottmar was a 4-H’er in Cass County, involved in a variety of activities and projects. She participated in the IFYE...

2010 Benton County - Glenn Werning

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 2:24 PM
Glenn Werning has been a 4-H parent, a 4-H supporter and a 4-H volunteer. His many contributions have included running the scale at beef weigh-in during snowy and bitter cold weather and as an announcer for the cattle shows including the Beef Barnyard Babies and the Dairy Kiddie Cattle Kapers....

2010 Black Hawk County - Arnola Jean Siggelkow

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 2:23 PM
Arnola’s involvement and interest in 4-H goes back to when she was a 4-H member in Fayette County. That’s when the 4-H girls wore blue, long –sleeved, middy style uniforms. 4-H has always been a special part of her life whether it is as a 4-H parent, leader, fair judge,...

2010 Boone County - Family of Fran Thompson

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 2:21 PM
Fran Thompson worked for Boone County ISU Extension as an Office Assistant for 27 years (1960-1987). Fran was a favorite person among 4-H families because of her easy smile, great sense of humor, and capable organizational skills that served as the backbone of the 4-H program. Prior to her retirement,...
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2010 Bremer County - Danny and Patsy Buls

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 2:20 PM
Danny and Patsy Buls have been lifelong supporters in the Bremer County 4-H program. Patsy has volunteered her time being a past 4-H leader for the Dayton Dodgers, current Photography and Visual Arts Superintendent, fair board volunteer, and is a key part on Bremer County Communications Day committee. Patsy can...

2010 Buchanan County - Paul Short

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 2:19 PM
Paul Short was a 4-H member in Buchanan County from the time he was 10 years old until he graduated from high school. He was a member of the Newton Sodbusters club and returned years later to serve as a leader. Paul was also a very active member of the...

2010 Buena Vista County - Robert and Rhonda Christensen

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 2:18 PM
Robert (Bob) and Rhonda Christensen have been involved in the 4-H program for 45 years in one capacity or another. Rhonda started 4-H as a nine-year old and was a member of the Maple Valley Majorettes 4-H Club, where her mother, Arlene Rohlk, became a 4-H leader when Rhonda became...

2010 Butler County - Lucille Leerhoff

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 2:17 PM
Lucille Leerhoff has been involved with the 4-H program in Butler County for 30 years. She has served on the 4-H & Youth Committee for 4 years and has been a local club leader of the Butler BB’s for over 25 years. Her name is synonymous with 4-H in the...

2010 Cass County - Dawn Marnin

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 2:14 PM
Dawn Marnin started her 4-H career as a Program Leader when her children started 4-H. Soon she became the Organizational Leader for the Grant 4-H Club, for 16 consecutive years. As leader she attended each activity and shows in which the members of her club were involved. She was also...
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2010 Cedar County - Dr. Alan Beyer

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 2:13 PM
We would like to recognize Dr. Alan Beyer for his support of the Cedar County 4-H program. Dr. Beyer is a supporter of the 4-H program in numerous ways. - He served on the youth committee for six years, serving as chairperson during that time. You will find him helping...
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2010 Cerro Gordo County - Marilyn Witte

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 2:11 PM
Marilyn Witte has been involved in many aspects of 4-H throughout her 25 years. She began as a parent of a 4-Her helping her son and others with many projects. The projects varied from photography, woodworking, swine, and beef. She also worked as a clerk with the small building projects....

2010 Cherokee County - Jerry and Lynn Ebert

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 2:10 PM
Jerry and Lynn Ebert reside in Cherokee County,.on the same family farm Jerry purchased 42 years ago and became actively involved in 4-H when each of their 5 sons became of age to join. Jerry had always passed on stories of his past involvement with 4-H in his youth. When...

2010 Chickasaw County - Joyce Mueterthies

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 2:08 PM
Joyce Mueterthies started her 4-H journey with the support of her parents when she joined the Lawler Lively Lassies in 1972.. All of her siblings were nine-year members of either the Lawler Lively Lassies or the Lawler Lively Lads 4-H clubs, which later combined into one club. This was the...

2010 Clay County - Jim and Joyce Spieker

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 2:07 PM
Jim and Joyce Spieker have been volunteers for the Clay county 4-H program for over thirty years. They have been involved in almost every aspect of the 4-H program from being parent volunteers, committee members, and being leaders of the Meadow Motivators 4-H Club. work in his schedule. His son,...
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2010 Clayton County - Jerry and Sylvia Spykerman

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 2:06 PM
Jerry & Sylvia Spykerman are content to work and support the 4-H program quietly in the background. They enjoy doing all those little things that pull everything together – whether it be a monetary donation, filling in as a last minute judge, setting up or cleaning up for an event,...

2010 Clinton County - Linda (Witt) Wiese

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 2:04 PM
Linda (Witt) Wiese, from rural Charlotte has been a 4-H leader in Clinton County for 32 years. Growing up, Linda was an 8 year 4-H member of the local Charlotte club. Linda married a fellow 4-H member, Dean Wiese and has been an active leader since. Her two grown daughters,...

2010 Crawford County - Bob and Theresa Sullivan

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 2:03 PM
Bob and Theresa Sullivan have been active in Crawford County 4-H, first as members and then as leaders and parents of 4-H youth. Both joined 4-H in 1937. Theresa (Dieter) Sullivan was a member of the Westside Calf Club and showed cattle (in a skirt). Her family showed cattle at...

2010 Dallas County - Robert and Kathy Harkrader

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 2:02 PM
Robert and Kathy Harkrader have been strong 4-H supporters who have been involved with 4-H for over 25 years. They have raised 6 children who all participated in the 4-H program. Robert and Kathy helped start the first photo club in Dallas County. With their encouragement, 4-H members were able...

2010 Decatur County - Sandy Erickson

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 2:01 PM
Sandy Erickson has been instrumental to the Decatur County 4-H program for nearly 40 years. Until recently, Sandy assumed many of the program management functions, including providing volunteer resources and managing the 4-H Blue Ribbon enrollment and recordkeeping process. The Extension Office is also the Fair Board’s business and management...

2010 Delaware County - Tony and Delrose Broghammer

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:59 PM
Tony and Delrose Broghammer have been involved with 4-H in many capacities. For Tony it began as a teenager when he was a member of the Coggon Clippers 4-H Club for several years. Together they became involved in 4-H by supporting their 7 children through each one’s nine years of...

2010 Des Moines County - Carroll Oberman

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:58 PM
With his father as the leader of his club, Carroll Oberman joined 4-H in 1946. His main project areas were swine and beef cattle. A highlight of his 4-H career was winning Grand Champion Pig in 1952 with a Chester White pig. Carroll returned to 4-H in 1968 when his...

2010 Dickinson County - The Northey/Pringnitz Family

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:57 PM
There are definitely familiar faces around the Dickinson County Extension Office, and for years the Northey Family have diligently supported and promoted all facets of 4-H. Recognizing the benefit of this program to Dickinson County youth, the entire family has consistently supported the educational opportunities, real-life experiences and the significance...

2010 Dubuque County - LeRoy Pancrantz

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:56 PM
LeRoy belonged to the first 4-H club in Dubuque County. The name of this club is the Washington Senators. The club still flourishes today. When he became old enough, LeRoy was one of many leaders to teach the next generation the many daily living skills needed to be a successful...

2010 Emett County - Diane Nelsen

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:54 PM
Emmet County’s 2010 Iowa Hall of Fame inductee, Diane Nelsen, has been one of the best advocates for 4-H that the county has had. She was a very active 4-H’er herself and now is “giving back” to 4-H as an adult. She was a leader of the Jack Creek Feeders...
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2010 Fayette County - Vernelle Malven

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:46 PM
Vernelle Malven joined 4-H in January, 1955 as a fifth grader in Butler County and remained a member for eight years. Her mother, Nelda (Myrick) Hassman, was instrumental in encouraging her to join 4-H as she had been a member in Dickinson County during her youth in the early 1930’s....

2010 Floyd County - Betty Jo Staudt

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:45 PM
Betty Jo Staudt has been involved with Floyd County 4-H since assisting as the leader of the Ulster Future Homemakers. During those years of leadership, she assisted her club members in developing Iowa State Fair quality exhibits and demonstrations. Projects for her own six children included creative arts, clothing and...
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2010 Franklin County - Jay and Sally Van Wert

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:42 PM
The Van Wert family has a long tradition of involvement in Franklin County 4-H and Extension programs. As a youth Jay was part of a family that was active not only in 4-H but had leadership roles in many Franklin County and Iowa organizations. Jay and Sally served as 4-H...

2010 Fremont County - Vern and Mary Lightfoot

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:40 PM
Vern and Mary Lightfoot are one of Fremont County’s very unique couples. The Lightfoots, married in 1948, have lived at their current house since 1950. Although neither Vern nor Mary were in 4-H themselves, they raised four children—Rita, Janet, Rob and Theresa--who were all active 4-H members. Both Vern and...

2010 Greene County - Vernon and Corinne Bancroft

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:38 PM
Vernon has a rich history in the 4-H program beginning when he became a member of the Paton Pioneers and showed beef, dairy and hogs at the county and state fairs. In his 4-H career, he served on the boys’ county council, attended 4-H camp, participated in the Washington Washington-Focus...

2010 Grundy County - Jim and Brenda Everts

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:37 PM
Jim & Brenda Everts have been long time supporters of the Grundy County 4-H Program. Jim was a member of the Grundy County Pleasant Valley Pals club (1958-1967), active in the beef project area. His wife Brenda is originally from Waterloo and had no connection to agriculture or 4-H until...

2010 Guthrie County - Bryan and Teresa Mowrer

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:36 PM
ryan began his 4-H experience as an 8-year 4-H member in Boone County and later the Bear Grove/Union Bears in Guthrie County. As a club member, he served as president and exhibited swine, horses, beef and sheep at the fair. He was also active in the County Council group. Teresa...

2010 Hamilton County - Gary Gourley and Gerald Gourley

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:33 PM
Hamilton County has decided to honor this wonderful dedicated father/son combo who have dedicated at total of more that 50 years to the Hamilton County 4-H program and the Hamilton County Fair.. Gary Gourley started working with Hamilton County 4-H’ers in the1960’s by serving as leader of the Hamilton Herders...

2010 Hancock County - Philip Sweers

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:32 PM
Philip Sweers started his 4-H career in Hancock County as a junior member of the Erin Enterprisers 4-H Club. His first project was showing cattle. In high school Phil was an active member of his club as well as served on the 4-H County Youth Council. As an adult he...

2010 Hardin County - James Ostheimer

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:30 PM
James was born into a farming family in Hardin County where his father raised dairy cattle and purebred Duroc pigs. As a 4-H member in the Ellis Go-Getters 4-H Club, Jim loved being outside and found his passion for animals. As an adult, Jim volunteered as the club leader for...

2010 Harrison County - Rozanne King

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:29 PM
Rozanne King has been a part of 4-H for most of her life. She was an eight year member of the Missouri Valley Merry Makers 4-H Club. She worked at the Harrison County Extension Office as the 4-H Aide and served on the Extension Council. Rozanne has been a 4-H...

2010 Howard County - Frank and Jan Moore

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:28 PM
Frank Moore began his 4-H involvement as a member of the Buchanan Co 4-H Program. Frank was a town boy, who at age 9 rented a acreage on the outskirts of Hazelton to raise hogs as a 4-H project. Frank also planted an acre of asparagus and sold the produce...

2010 Humboldt County - Bonnie Gates

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:25 PM
Bonnie Gates served the Iowa 4-H program for approximately 35 years. Her roles were many, starting as an assistant 4-H leader when her daughter began her 4-H career. Diane was very active and continued through her senior year of high school. After her daughter’s graduation, Bonnie continued to serve on...

2010 Ida County - Mary Dreeszen

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:24 PM
Ida County takes great pride in nominating Mary Dreeszen to the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame. Mary served as a 4-H leader in Ida County for 15 years and was selected as the first annual Ida County 4-H Leader of the Year as leader of the Griggs Lassies in 1999....
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2010 Iowa County - Garth Grafft

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:23 PM
Garth was a nine year 4-H member in Jones County. Garth received the State Achievement Award with a trip to Club Congress in Chicago. Locally, Garth was a leader of Marengo Cool Cougars, a member of the Iowa County 4-H Committee and Fair Board representative. Garth and the ‘Big G’...
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2010 Jackson County - Connie Jo Weirup

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:22 PM
Longtime Jackson County resident, Connie Jo Weirup has been involved with 4-H since she was a young girl. Connie, who was a member of the Andrew Future Farmerettes and the Andrew Future Farmers did well with her projects at the county and state level. She participated at the State Convention...

2010 Jasper County - Deborah (Wertz) Osborn

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:20 PM
4-H has always been a very important part of Deborah Osborn. She was a member of Prairie City Champions and Homemakers 4-H Clubs from the years of 1965 – 1973. During that time, she held multiple offices, was Jasper County Beef Queen in 1972, showed Market Beef, and took multiple...

2010 Jefferson County - Lona Harbison

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:18 PM
On behalf of the Jefferson County 4-H and Youth Committee, we have chosen Lona Harbison for the 4-H Hall of Fame 2010. She lives on a farm near Brighton with her husband Jerry. They raise cattle and have raised numerous other animals throughout the years. Their two children were both...

2010 Johnson County - Diana and Ralph Cox

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:17 PM
iana and Ralph Cox are dedicated, outstanding 4-H volunteers in Johnson County. Diana has been a 4-H leader of the Sharon Center Sensations, a member of the Johnson County 4-H Youth Development Committee, and an active team member for the Iowa 4-H Volunteer Forum. Ralph is a trained instructor in...

2010 Keokuk County - Neoma Wonderlich

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:16 PM
From 1931 to 1942, Neoma Wonderlich was a member of the Junior Homemakers 4-H Club in Ollie, Iowa. Highlights of her 4-H years included: · Showing her Brown Swiss at the National Dairy Cattle Congress in the 4-H division at Waterloo · Attending the 4-H State Conservation Camp at the...

2010 Kossuth County - Robert J. Behnkendorf

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:15 PM
4-H is a big part of Bob’s life and a part of the reason he finished his working career in Extension. He belonged in 4-H in both Kossuth and Humboldt counties as a youth. He showed cattle and played 4-H basketball. He was elected vice president at the Humboldt County...

2010 Lee County - Don and Joann Shannon

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:14 PM
Doctor Don Shannon and Joann Shannon together make one of those power couples that have had an incredible and lasting impact on the 4-H Program in Iowa. Joann started in 4-H as a child in Tama County and in fact won the Top Girl Award in Tama County 4-H in...
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2010 Linn County - Kathy Clemens

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:13 PM
Kathy Clemens has been involved in 4-H since the age of 10. As a 4-H leader of the Indian Creek 4-H club for over 20 years she has mentored her kids, grandkids and many other kids through 4-H, with community service as a major factor in her leadership. She has...
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2010 Louisa County - Royce and Charlotte Bonnichsen

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:12 PM
A lifetime 4-Her….that’s how Charlotte describes her involvement in the program. The ISU Extension Yearbooks in Louisa County show her as a 1st year 4-Her in 1944. She was a member of the Live Wires, a club in the Wyman area, for the next 7 years. Later as a mom...

2010 Lucas County - Linda Coffman

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:10 PM
Linda Coffman was a firm believer in what 4-H has to offer youth. She was very involved in the Lucas County 4-H program, helping not only her own children, but members of the club she was a leader of and the neighborhood children. Linda was a club leader from 1971...
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2010 Madison County - Phil and Jan Moore

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:09 PM
Phil started his 4-H career as a young child growing up in Madison County. He joined his local 4-H Club and participated in the Madison County Fair, Iowa State Fair, and Ak-sar-ben, exhibiting cattle. His passion for 4-H did not end when he left school, he decided to volunteer his...

2010 Mahaska County - Carleton Meinders

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:08 PM
Carleton Meinders was a 4-H leader in Mahaska County for 15 years, starting in 1952. During that time of volunteer service, he assisted many youth with their livestock projects, especially cattle. Carleton enjoyed raising black Angus cattle and loved working with the cattle and youth. He raised 2 daughters and...

2010 Marion County - Janet Ritchie

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:01 PM
Janet Ritchie is a 4-H volunteer in the true sense of the word. Her career as a 4-H volunteer started in 1967 when asked to help with the Dalcher Go Getters 4-H Club. In the fall of 1967 Janet and her husband moved , but when they returned Janet decided...

2010 Marshall County - Marilyn Preston Hilleman

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:00 PM
Marilyn Preston Hilleman began her 4-H career as a member of the Marshall County 4-H club the Logan-Go-Get-It’s at Van Cleve in the 1940’s. She enjoyed projects in gardening, sewing, and furniture refinishing. She was a member for seven years and held several offices including historian, which helped form her...

2010 Mills County - Kathy Scott Pearce

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 12:56 PM
Kathy Scott Pearce grew up in rural Malvern, Iowa and has lived on the family farm most of her life. She and her husband, Tom, have two children, Renee and Rod who are also 4-H leaders. All five of her grandchildren have participated in the 4-H as members of the...
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2010 Mitchell County - Dennis and Joyce Rachut

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 12:54 PM
Dennis and Joyce Rachut were leaders of the Rocky Ramblers 4-H Club in Mitchell Co. for 13 years. Their club accomplishments include raising money for flower planters and helping put the flower planters in on Main Street in Osage.. Their club has been responsible for planting and maintaining these planters...

2010 Monona County - Geri Johnson

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 12:53 PM
Geri Johnson is sincerely a generous and hard-working community leader. She agrees to serve the county in so many ways because she truly cares about people and communities. Geri has served on the Monona County Extension Council since 2003 and has been the council representative on the Extension 4-H &...

2010 Monroe County - Vaughn and Patricia Faber

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 12:51 PM
Vaughn and Patricia Faber of rural Blakesburg have lived on their farm in Monroe County, Iowa for the past sixty-three years. They purchased their first farm in the fall of 1947, the same year they were married following Vaughn’s return from the military service in the South Pacific during World...

2010 Montgomery County - Doris Larson

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 12:48 PM
Doris Larson joined the Extension Service in 1967. She was hired as the office assistant. Her organizational skills and desire to work with the county 4-H program made her an excellent choice for this position. She kept the filing system orderly, typed correspondence, and helped with the design of brochures,...

2010 Muscatine County - Claudia Putman

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 12:46 PM
Claudia Putnam had already been a 4-H mom for several years before she decided to become a club leader in 1998 and the Muscatine County 4-H program hasn’t been the same since. Her accomplishments over the last 12 years are enough to make winded the most in shape runner. Her...

2010 Page County - George Crawford and John Crawford

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 12:39 PM
John and George Crawford grew up on a farm Southwest of Clarinda and both attended country school for a time, graduating from Clarinda High School and later from Northwest Missouri State University with degrees in Ag business. 4-H was an important part of their lives, being active in their club,...
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2010 Palo Alto County - Bert and Julie Naig

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 12:28 PM
Bert and Julie Naig are both native Palo Alto County 4-H’ers. Bert joined the Independence Boosters as a teenager. He was primarily involved in livestock activities. Julie was a nine-year member of the Rush Lake Peppy Pals 4-H Club and served as club president. She was the county council vice...

2010 Plymouth County - Wayne & Julie Beitelspacher

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 12:27 PM
Wayne was a Plymouth County 4-H member for nine years in the Grant Little Giants Club. It was here that Wayne learned how to set goals and developed a strong work ethic. After he and Julie were married and had children of their own, this 4-H tradition would continue. Both...

2010 Pocahontas County - Jerry Weiss

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 12:25 PM
Jerry Weiss was nominated by Pocahontas County for the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame, but shares his talents in many counties throughout the state. Jerry started his career at ISUE in 1984 as an Agriculturist housed in the Buena Vista County office. In 1991 he began as a Swine Field...

2010 Polk County - Carol Stock

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 12:19 PM
Carol began her involvement with the 4-H program in 1961. She was a member of the Boys & Girls Happy Hollow 4-H Club from Sioux City in Woodbury County for 5 years, and she completed her 4-H youth years swimming in the new pool at 4-H State Camp at Luther,...
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2010 East Pottawattamie County - Dorothy Myers

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 12:15 PM
Dorothy Myers started as a 4-H member in East Pottawattamie County during her years in school. As her children became 4-H members she served as a local 4-H Club leader and also was selected to the County Youth Committee. In these positions she helped many 4-H members in the county...

2010 Poweshiek County - Deborah (Van Arkel) Goold

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 12:07 PM
Deborah Jene Lockie knew very early in life that she was going to be a true 4-Her. When she was old enough she joined the Jamestown Jolly Juniors 4-H club in Howard County. She actively did sewing, cooking and home improvement projects as well as exhibited dairy projects. Debbie was...

2010 Ringgold County - Jim Smith

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 11:46 AM
Jim Smith, is a well known farmer, auctioneer, and volunteer in Ringgold County. Jim has had involvement in 4H his entire life. He was a member of the Tingley Toppers 4H Club as a young man. Jim especially excelled in his beef project work. He participated in every aspect of...

2010 Scott County - Carol Klindt

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 11:44 AM
Carol Klindt’s lifelong involvement in 4-H began as child, when she was a member of the Lincoln Go-Getters 4-H Club. Carol has been involved in 4-H as an adult for more than 20 years, starting when her two sons, David and Dan, joined 4-H. She served as leaders of two...
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2010 Shelby County - Donald Anderson

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 11:42 AM
Don grew up in a family with a very strong 4-H tradition. He became a member of his local club, the Monroe Standbys, as soon as he was old enough. During his 4-H years, he held many offices and participated in a variety of local and county activities. Fair was...

2010 Sioux County - Harlan and Phyllis De Haan

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 11:41 AM
People who benefited by membership in the 4-H program often continue to be involved long past their senior year in high school. They encourage their children’s involvement in the program and give of their time to see the program continues to be strong. Harlan and Phyllis De Haan are two...
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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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2010 Tama County - Marilyn Thoms

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 11:36 AM
Marilyn Thoms from Gladbrook in tama County, became involved in 4-H when her children were 4-H members and she has been involved ever since. Her daughter’s local club needed a leader and Marilyn volunteered to be co-leader and she was a leader for 20 plus years. While still a 4-H...
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2010 Union County - Dr. Alvin and Patricia Pokorny

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 11:33 AM
Dr. Al and Pat Pokorny are very humbled and honored to represent the many people of Union County who keep the 4-H program strong. Their greatest joy in serving 4-H has been to watch a young, shy 4-Her blossom into a mature, confident adult ready to be an asset to...
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2010 Van Buren County - Dale Muntz

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 11:28 AM
Dale Muntz is a strong supporter of youth and 4-H in our county. He assists yearly with the 4-H/FFA beef weigh-in for Van Buren County. Dale attends our annual 4-H awards banquet in November and oversees the sound system. He helps at the county fair by checking in the livestock...

2010 Wapello County - Max and Linda Jones

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 11:26 AM
Max and Linda Jones have been long time supporters of the Wapello County 4-H program. Linda was a nine year 4-H member. They had two sons, Troy and Jason, who were also 4-H members. Max and Linda were both 4-H leaders for 27 years. Linda was the leader of the...

2010 Warren County - Charlotte Mosher

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 11:24 AM
Charlotte Mosher was born and raised in Indianola, IA. Charlotte and her husband Jay Mosher have been married for 52 years, and have been blessed with five children: Jayne (Mark) Sherwood, Janna (Mark) Putz, Jeanet (Scott) Crowell, Joel (Beth) Mosher and Jon (Karen) Mosher and 16 grandchildren. All five of...

2010 Washington County - Pat Greiner

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 10:58 AM
Pat Greiner of Keota, Iowa has been actively involved with Washington County 4-H and Fair for 35 years. Growing up there were no 4-H clubs in Pat’s area so he wasn’t able to have the 4-H experience as a child, but as an adult he has been very actively involved....

2010 Wayne County - Jane Cooley

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 10:56 AM
Jane has been a long-time supporter of the 4-H program in Wayne County since her sons were members in the mid-1970s through early 80s. She served as a leader for the Benton Battlers 4-H Club, a member of the County 4-H Youth Committee and a member of the Wayne County...
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2010 Webster County - Shirley and Ron Webb

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 10:55 AM
Ron and Shirley Webb have been long time supporters of the Webster County 4-H program. Their four children all were active in 4-H and enjoyed exhibiting baked goods, clothing, furniture as well as hogs and sheep. The family raised and showed purebred Suffolk sheep for many years after their children...

2010 West Pottawattamie County - Donald D. and Flora B. Felton

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 10:54 AM
Donald Felton, 78, and the late Flora Felton of Neola have been involved with the 4-H program for most of their lives. Don started his 4-H career at age 12 and has been involved ever since, except for two years when he was serving his country overseas. His projects included...

2010 Winneshiek County - LeRoy McClintock

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 10:52 AM
LeRoy was raised on a family farm where they milked cows, raised chickens, pigs, sheep, rabbits, and crops. After his family moved to Winneshiek County he was asked to join 4-H and became an active member for 7 years. His projects included gardening, trees, forestry, woodworking, farm safety, tractor, and...

2010 Woodbury County - Venita Marie Wilcox

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 10:49 AM
Venita Wilcox began her 4-H career in Dixon County, Nebraska, joining both the Liberty Belles and Missouri Valley Feeders 4-H Clubs. She became a Woodbury County 4-H Leader in 1980, starting the Rock Branch Producers 4-H Club because she wanted to take her oldest two children to a boys’ and...

2010 Worth County - Timen Brunsvold

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 10:47 AM
Timen Brunsvold was a long time leader of the Grove Progressive Farmers 4-H Club in Worth County. Timen touched the lives of a hundreds of 4-H youth and provided a wealth of 4-H experiences to young people. He worked very hard at organizing agricultural projects in the livestock area and...
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2010 Wright County - Gary and Sally Woodley

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 10:39 AM
Gary Woodley was a nine year member of the Lincoln Leaders 4-H Club in Wright County. Some of Gary’s projects were beef, horticulture, woodworking, communications, citizenship, and leadership. Following his high school graduation, he participated in a People-to-People exchange to Europe. After his 4-H career, Gary served as a 4-H...
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