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2012 Fayette County- David Turner

Posted on 07/31/2012 at 10:43 AM
David Turner of Arlington has been a life-long supporter of the Fayette County 4-H program. David is the parent of two children, Dan and Mary, who were also members in Fayette County. He is the proud grandfather of two. Over the years, Dave has been very instrumental to the 4-H...

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...

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....

2009 Fayette County - Helen M. Halstead

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 2:03 PM
For the past 40 years, 4-H has played an active role in Helen Halstead’s life. Her oldest son, Jim, joined the Eldorado Eagles 4-H Club in 1969. Following Jim’s lead came three brothers and five sisters who were either involved in the Eldorado Eagles or Diligent Doverettes (later renamed Diligent...

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....

2007 Fayette County - Eldon & Wilda Ingamells

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 2:33 PM
Eldon and Wilda have both been great assets to the Fayette County 4-H program over the past several years. Eldon served on the Fayette County Youth Committee from 1981 to 1989. In Fayette County, Eldon is known as the “beef weigher” as he has weighed in all the market beef...

2006 Fayette County - Jim & Donna Lein

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 1:36 PM
Jim and Donna Lein have been involved in the 4-H program in Fayette County, other Iowa counties, and state and national events for over 37 years. Contributions to 4-H programs by the couple have involved livestock, especially sheep. Their personal participation, however, began with dairy cattle. Sheep projects, along with...

2005 Fayette County - Miriam Elizabeth Kimball Colvin

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 2:59 PM
Miriam Elizabeth Kimball Colvin was born September 15, 1923 in Battle Creek, IA. Miriam, her husband Charles and three children lived in several communities throughout Iowa but during the summer of 1963, the Colvin family moved to the West Union/Hawkeye area (Fayette County) where Charles worked with the American Dairy...

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...

2003 Fayette County - Lavilla Onsager

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

2002 Fayette County - Frances Graham

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 1:00 PM
Frances Hill Graham has been a dedicated volunteer all of her life. The former Linn County 4-H’er (from 1935 to 1942) married John Graham and moved to a farm near Hawkeye, Iowa, in 1947. Frances served as a volunteer 4-H club leader of the Alpha Clover Leaves girls club for...
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