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2011 Adair County - Rolan & Marilyn Jensen

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 2:24 PM
Marilyn (Lovely) and Rolan Jensen of Fontanelle have supported 4-H in many ways from serving as club leaders to volunteering countless hours at the fair. Marilyn joined the Orient Rural Queens 4-H Club as a girl. Some of the highlights of her 4-H career included serving as president of her...
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2011 Adams County - Joyce James

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 2:23 PM
Joyce James of Prescott has been involved with the 4-H program from an early age. Her parents, Herb and Mary Patience of Winterset, were 4-H members themselves and leaders for many years. Her older sister, Bev and brother Gary, were also 4-H members. Joyce was a 9 year member of...
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2011 Allamakee County - Patsy Kerndt

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 2:22 PM
The Allamakee County 4-H Youth Committee is proud to recognize Patsy Kerndt as the 2011 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame inductee from Lansing. Patsy was selected for her outstanding service and dedication to the Allamakee County 4-H Program. Patsy has been a long time supporter of the Allamakee County 4-H...

2011 Appanoose County - Clarence Ballanger

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 2:21 PM
Clarence Ballanger has been actively involved in the Appanoose County community his entire life. His main interest has always been in Appanoose County and the young people in the community. Clarence and his son are directly involved in many of the surrounding 4-H fairs, by helping weigh, load, and sell...

2011 Audubon County - Chris Jensen

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 2:21 PM
Chris Jensen was never a 4-H’er as a youth, but has been a longtime supporter of both 4-H and ISU Extension. She truly believes in the 4-H motto “To make the best, better”, and has demonstrated that over the past 20 years. She lived the 4-H experience through her daughters...

2011 Black Hawk County - Dan & Nancy Schmitz

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 2:20 PM
Nancy was raised on a farm in Black Hawk County. She graduated from Waterloo Columbus High and Gates Business College. Nancy was an 8-year member of the Mt. Vernon Pal 4-H Club, served on County 4-H Council and was a state fair exhibitor. She has been a 4-H leader for...

2011 Boone County - Shelly Schall

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 2:19 PM
Shelly Schall grew up in Boone County and was a member of the Yell Modernattes 4-H Club. Shelly became a 4-H volunteer when her daughters (Amanda and Megan) joined the Southside Pioneers 4-H Club. Over the next 18 years, Shelly held many different volunteers roles. She was a leader of...
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2011 Bremer County - Randy & Dawn Bergmann

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 2:18 PM
This year’s choice for Bremer County regarding the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame is a married couple that has impacted adults and youth throughout the Bremer County 4-H program. Randy and Dawn Bergmann have been an influential volunteers that can always be relied on to lend a helping hand, great...

2011 Buchanan County - Dr. Don Dutler

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 2:17 PM
Dr. Don Dutler has been a veterinarian at the Winthrop Veterinary Clinic since 1973. During his time with the vet clinic Don volunteered to help with many aspects of the Buchanan County Fair livestock program. He has organized fellow veterinarians to assist with animal inspections, coordinated the transportation of swine...

2011 Buena Vista County - Kent & Cindy Smith

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 2:16 PM
This year’s Buena Vista Hall of Fame honorees are Kent and Cindy Smith. Kent has been an outstanding leader of the 4- H Executive Committee, helping to shape the Buena Vista County 4-H program to what it has become today. He was instrumental in starting the county livestock judging team...

2011 Calhoun County - Randy & Cindy Souder

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 2:15 PM
Randy and Cindy Souder have been active volunteers in 4-H for many years. Randy served one term on the Calhoun County Extension Council as president, has been a chaperone for the State 4-H Youth Conference for more than 8 years and judges at several county fairs and at the Iowa...

2011 Carroll County - Franklin & Arlene Mohr

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 2:14 PM
The Mohr Family is a remarkable 4-H family. Franklin and Arlene Mohr started being involved in 4-H when their 2 oldest children were old enough to join. Arlene became a leader of the Manning Cadets while Franklin became a leader of the Manning Win or Grin. Each of them spent...

2011 Cass County - Dean & Virginia Eilts

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 2:13 PM
Dean Eilts began his volunteer career for Cass County years ago and 2010 marked his 55th fair, with plans to continue for years to come. His wife Virginia helped clerk the Cass County Fair Sale in 1973; then took over as sale clerk in 1974. She retired 30 years later...
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2011 Cedar County - Ken Schmidt

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 2:12 PM
Ken Schmidt is someone who always has a smile on his face. Even if things are not going well you can still find him with a little smile. Ken has been involved with 4-H through his experience as a youth member and when his children were involved. Ken continues to...
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2011 Cerro Gordo County - Dean Weber

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 2:11 PM
Dean Weber has dedicated his professional and personal life to empowering youth. By encouraging the best in youth and providing opportunities for self-directed learning for over 40 years, Dean served the 4-H youth development organization in a variety of capacities, as a 4-H club volunteer for the Geneseo Haymakers/Rockwell Rough...

2011 Cherokee County - Sally Wilkie

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 2:08 PM
Sally Wilkie is one of Cherokee County’s brightest shining 4-H volunteers. She received the “Leader of the Year” recognition in 1996 and again in 2003. She was the leader of the Mill Creek Valley 4-H Club 21 years. She stresses to the club members the importance of citizenship and getting...

2011 Chickasaw County - Calvin & Nancy Poppe

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 2:06 PM
Calvin, a native of Chickasaw County and Nancy, a native of Hamilton County were 4-H members in the 60’s. They were both active members during this time with Calvin having dairy heifers and enjoyed 4-H softball. Nancy focused on the non-livestock projects. She gave presentations at the county level with...

2011 Clay County - Tom Manley

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 2:05 PM
Tom Manley has been a dedicated Clay County 4-H volunteer and advocate for over 20 years. He has readily endorsed the local program and exhibited the values of the 4-H program as a member of the Clay County Community. As a volunteer, Tom has been dependable to help with the...
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2011 Clayton County - Larry Landsgard

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 2:04 PM
Larry Landsgard is an advocate for young people to become involved in 4-H and other youth organizations. Growing up Larry was not a member of 4-H, but over the last 38 years has become very involved. Larry started out by helping with the county fair horse show in in 1973....

2011 Clinton County - Joanne Guise

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 2:04 PM
Joanne (Goodall) Guise from Delmar has a long history with Clinton County 4-H. She has been involved in some aspect of 4-H for over 65 years. As a member of the Delmar Hot Shots 4-H Club from 1945-1951, Joanne spent time in the ring showing cattle. Little did she know...

2011 Crawford County - Blair & Marlene Baughman

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 2:03 PM
Marlene was nominated by a former 4-Her who thought Marlene truly influenced her life and the couple was nominated by another 4-Her who had them has leaders. Marlene was a member of Jolly Workers and the Vail Volunteers 4-H clubs for 10 years. She held all club offices and was...

2011 Dallas County - Becky Simpson

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 2:02 PM
Becky Simpson was born and raised in a 4-H family in central Illinois, where she participated in both “boys” and “girls” 4-H clubs for 11 years. Her parents were 4-H leaders and were the first husband-wife duo to have their respective clubs named “Club of the Year” at the same...

2011 Davis County - Deborah VanHorn

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 2:01 PM
Davis County Extension is proud to recognize Debbie VanHorn as the 2011 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame inductee from Bloomfield. Debbie has been involved with the 4-H program beginning as a 4-H member showing market pigs, then as a 4-H parent. She was a club leader in Wapello County for...
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2011 Delaware County - Jack & Gladys Tinker

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 2:00 PM
Jack and Gladys Tinker have been long time supporters of 4-H in Delaware County. Jack was a member of the Elk Chargers 4-H club and later served as club leader for 15 years. Much of that time, he was the only leader for a group of 26 boys, which was...

2011 Des Moines County - Pat Darbyshire

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:59 PM
The recipient of this year’s induction into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame has a 4-H and fair background that expands over many decades. Her 4-H career started as a member of the Yarmouth Hawkeye Sisters 4-H Club where she exhibited in clothing, food and nutrition, home economics, and the...

2011 Dubuque County - Bernice Schuster

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:57 PM
Bernice Pancratz Schuster was the first club president when the Washington Wonder Workers 4-H club organized in November 1941. Over the next six years, she held all of the other offices in the club. She was named "Outstanding 4-H Girl" in Dubuque County. She was part of a demonstration team...

2011 Emmet County - David & Robin Enerson

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:56 PM
The Emmet County 4-H program is happy to induct David and Robin Enerson into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame in 2011. The Enerson,s have been a very essential part of the Emmet County 4-H program for many years. Their passion for 4-H, and its impact on the youth who...
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2011 Fayette County - Kenny & Evelyn Vagts

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:55 PM
Ken & Evelyn Vagts of Eldorado have been involved in the Fayette County 4-H Program for many years. Evelyn and Kenny are the parents of seven children, 20 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren with all of their children and several of their grandchildren being members of 4-H. Evelyn became a...

2011 Floyd County - Patty Staudt

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:54 PM
Patty Staudt was a leader of the Union Busy Bees 4-H Club for 13 years (1994-2007). Her passion for education and spirit of service helped to inspire a generation of 4-H’ers to be present, passionate, engaged members of their club, community, country, and world. The members baked and delivered cookies...
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2011 Franklin County - Charles & Mary Beth Sukup

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:53 PM
Anyone who has traveled the country roads in the Midwest has seen the Sukup name on many grain storage bins, but it is the people behind the name that have made more of an impression in the minds of Franklin County 4-H families. Charles and Mary Beth Sukup have played...

2011 Fremont County - Dave & Lois Aistrope

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:52 PM
Dave and Lois were both active 4-H members in Mills County, held 4-H club offices and became 4-H leaders in Fremont County. As 4-H parents, Dave and Lois helped chaperone American Royal, State 4-H Conference and CWF. Dave and Lois received the 4-H alumni award in 1977. Lois was an...

2011 Greene County - Donel & Maxine Ebersole

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:51 PM
It was 39 years ago that Donel and Maxine Ebersole started working with young people in the 4-H program. They inspired another couple with the same love of horses to join them as project leaders. Maxine was a 6-year leader of the Hardin Girls 4-H club, and served on the...

2011 Grundy County - Janet Schildroth

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:50 PM
Janet Schildroth has been involved in 4-H since she was a little girl growing up in Black Hawk County. She participated in a variety of projects such as cattle and home economics and was involved in demonstrating at the fair. She was also a club president. Janet and her husband...

2011 Guthrie County - Dennis & Jacque Hoover

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:48 PM
Dennis and Jacque Hoover have been involved with 4-H for over 19 years. As members of the Valley Boosters, both Dennis and Jacque exhibited livestock. Whether it was Dennis showing his hogs or his cattle named Mr. Sam, Lady and Ginger or Jacque with her cattle named Frisky, Bullet, Huck...

2011 Hamilton County - Duane & Frances Enger

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:47 PM
Hamilton County 4-H Youth Committee has chosen to honor Duane & Frances Enger, who have dedicated many years to the Hamilton County 4-H program and the Hamilton County Fair. Frances started working with Hamilton County 4-H’ers in 1990’s while serving on the Hamilton County Extension Council. She volunteered numerous hours...

2011 Hancock County - Marilyn Leerar

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:46 PM
Marilyn Leerar began her 4-H career in Emmet County as an 8 year member of the Ellsworth Go-Getters 4-H Club. She was selected as the Outstanding 4-H Girl as an eighth grader, served as a county vice president, was a delegate to the State 4-H Conference and sang in the...

2011 Hardin County - Edward & Ione Ziesman

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:45 PM
A farm boy and a city girl, Edward and Ione Ziesman, have been dedicated to Hardin County 4-H since there first daughter joined the Pleasant Peppy Teens 4-H Club in 1970. For fourteen years many girls learned the fundamentals of sewing, food and nutrition, home improvement, and how to give...

2011 Harrison County - Beth Magill

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:44 PM
Beth Magill was a 10-year member of the Loveland Angels (Missouri Valley) 4-H Club in Harrison County. She loved participating in communications at the county fair and her skills usually advanced her to the Iowa State Fair. Beth enjoyed showing cats and presented county workshops on cats. Beth founded the...

2011 Howard County - Vic & Sharla Fencl

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:43 PM
Vic and Sharla Fencl were each 9-year members of the Howard County 4-H Program and have been dedicated volunteers for more than 30 years. Sharla served as a 4-H Club Leader to the Diligent 4-H’ers for over 25 years and has been a 4-H judge for over 20 years with...

2011 Humboldt County - Christine Frohling

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:42 PM
Christine Frohling waited with enthusiastic patience to become a 4-H member following in the footsteps of her mother and two older sisters in their 4-H experiences. She was always willing to give demonstrations and lead workshops and help organize activities. Her stories indicate she really enjoyed food and nutrition and...

2011 Ida County - Roger & Karen Bumann

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:41 PM
Ida County is proud to honor Roger and Karen Bumann as they are inducted into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame. They served the Ida County 4-H program for numerous years. Karen was a 4-H leader for the Grant 4-H’ers from 1982 – 1997. She served on the Ida County...
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2011 Iowa County - Dean Ward

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:40 PM
Dean Ward, from Ladora is this year’s Iowa County 2011 Hall of Fame nominee. Dean has been a 4-H’er, a 4-H parent, 4-H leader and fair superintendent. Dean was a 7 year member of the Fairview Zippers 4-H Club, where he exhibited hogs and dairy cattle. Dean’s next step in...
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2011 Jackson County - Mike & Kandy Franzen

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:39 PM
Mike and Kandy Franzen have been a part of 4-H since the 1980’s when their kids joined 4-H. They also have been a part of the Jackson County Fair in Maquoketa, IA for many years. Currently Mike is the president of the fair board there. So he knows all about...

2011 Jefferson County - Dennis Thomes

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:38 PM
Dennis Thomes spends countless hours helping 4-H members and their families. He is a member of our county fair board as well as being a livestock superintendent. H helped with the 4-H club his children are members of for many years. He is a kind, patient, knowledgeable individual who is...

2011 Johnson County - Gerry Lackender

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:38 PM
Gerry Lackender lived the 4-H motto “To make the best better”. She strived to make the Johnson County 4-H Fair one of the best in the state. Gerry always went above and beyond. Gerry was a part of the Johnson County fair for about 50 years. Every one of her...

2011 Jones County - Ann Schrader

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:37 PM
Ann’s 4-H experience started in the fall of 1957 when two neighbors invited her to join them as leaders of the Castle Grove Fortune Finders 4-H Club. It has been a wonderful part of her life ever since. Good times were had in baking biscuits, sewing clothes, refinishing furniture, giving...
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2011 Keokuk County - Connie Sieren

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:36 PM
Connie Sieren has twenty plus years working with youth in the 4-H program. She served as a local club co-leader and also as a Keokuk County Committee representative. As a leader she strived to give individualized attention to each member; helping with sewing, cooking, and home improvement during the designated...

2011 Kossuth County - Dee Ann Bierstedt

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:35 PM
Dee Ann (Jensen) Bierstedt began her 4-H career at the age of nine. Her parents, encouraged her to use the four H’s of the club pledge, head, heart, hands and health, to contribute to her community and world. She was active in the Swea-Harrison Boy’s 4-H club in Kossuth County...

2011 Lee County - Maryella Johnson

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:34 PM
Maryella Johnson was born and raised on her parents’ dairy farm in rural Keokuk, Iowa. She was a member of the Busy Bees 4-H Club, a girls club where she learned sewing, cooking and home furnishing skills. She was a member of the Montrose Mohawks 4-H Club, a boys club...
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2011 Linn County - Leon & Joyce Soukup

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:33 PM
Leon & Joyce farm outside of Central City. They are the parents of 5 children, 6 grandchildren & 2 great grandchildren. All of their children were in 4-H as well as their grandchildren. Leon & Joyce were leaders of their children’s 4-H club, which is the same club that some...

2011 Louisa County - Dr. Raymond Dill

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:32 PM
It’s understandable when a parent or grandparent contributes time, money, sweat and tears to the 4-H program in Iowa, especially when they were also in 4-H; that’s an investment in family and the future. But how do you explain someone that makes that kind of investment without family ties to...

2011 Lucas County - Bob Greubel

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:31 PM
Bob and Colene Greubel have farmed all of their married life and also both have been bus drivers for 30 plus years for Melcher-Dallas schools. Bob was involved in 4-H in his youth and was an active member of the Chariton FFA Chapter throughout high school. He renewed his involvement...
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2011 Mahaska County - Van Engelenhoven

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:30 PM
There are so many reasons that Deb is deserving of this great opportunity for recognition. I have worked on many different projects and activities with Deb over the past 6 years. She is one of the great smiling faces of the 4-H program in Mahaska County. Deb has been involved...

2011 Marshall County - Kay Eggers

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:28 PM
Kay Eggers has been involved with Marshall County 4-H since 1988 when her son became a member of the Central IA Livestock 4-H Club. She continued in that position for 20 years. Her daughter was also a member of the club. The livestock club merged with the State Center Clovers...

2011 Mills County - Teri Sanderson

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:26 PM
Teri Sanderson is one of those rare gems who makes volunteering a top priority. No matter how busy she is with her own family and work, she never hesitates to say, “yes” when it comes to making a difference in the lives of our young people. She is a positive...
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2011 Mitchell County - Steve & Jolene Norby

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:25 PM
Steve and Jolene Norby have been long time supporters of the Mitchell County 4-H program. Jolene Norby was the 4-H leader of the Mitchell County Outlaws, a community 4-H club with an emphasis on horses. She has been an instructor for the Girl Talk program for over 10 years and...

2011 Monona County - Robert & Fran Haack

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:24 PM
Bob and Fran Haack of Whiting are dedicated to positive youth experiences and development in Monona County. Both are tremendous assets to 4-H, Extension and to the Whiting community. Bob taught math and computers at the Whiting High School for 40 years. He also had various coaching positions, served on...

2011 Monroe County - Leo & Catherine Beary

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:23 PM
Nearly sixty years ago, Leo and Catherine Beary began their involvement with the Monroe County 4-H program when, in 1951, Leo became co-leader of the newly formed Weller Champions 4-H Club. A few years later, Catherine became a leader for her daughters’ home economics club, the Union Leaderettes. Her participation...

2011 Montgomery County - Leland & Carolyn Jones

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:22 PM
When people in Montgomery County think about the county fair – the name Leland Jones often comes to mind. Leland and his wife Carolyn have been part of 4-H and the county fair since the early 1960s. Carolyn was a 4-H member as a teen and when her daughters were...

2011 Muscatine County - Marylu Watkins

Posted on 08/27/2011 at 2:40 PM
Marylu Watkins was not a 4-H member in her youth because she lived in town and back then 4-H was only for rural youth; however, just because she didn’t grow up green doesn’t mean she couldn’t turn green! Marylu became a leader of the Moscow Busy Miss 4-H club, a...

2011 O'Brien County - Mark Hansen

Posted on 08/27/2011 at 2:38 PM
Mark Hansen was a valuable part of the O’Brien County 4-H program for over 30 years. As a member of the Center Farmers 4-H Club, he understood the importance of contributing to “my club, my community, my country and my world”. His love for livestock and farming grew through 4-H...

2011 Page County - Tom Beavers

Posted on 08/27/2011 at 2:33 PM
Tom Beavers was a ten year member of the Valley Boosters 4-H Club with a sheep herd as his major project. He also had field crops, swine and cattle as minor ones. He held every office in the local club and ran for county office. He exhibited the Grand Champion...
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