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2012 Hancock County- Richard & Ladonna Schaefer

Posted on 07/18/2012 at 3:35 PM
Richard Schaefer was a 4-H member growing up in the early to mid 1950s and especially liked showing cattle. When Richard’s children were old enough to join 4-H in the 1980’s he got the entire family involved. Richard and Ladonna were club leaders and very involved 4-H parents for nearly...

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...

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...

2009 Hancock County - Roger & Deb Schmidt

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 1:55 PM
Roger and Deb Schmidt are no strangers to the 4-H program. Roger started out as a youth showing cattle and horses and then as an adult he was on the fair board for 9 years. As a fair board member Roger was instrumental in getting many projects started including the...

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...

2007 Hancock County - Doug Adams

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 2:07 PM
As a youth, Doug Adams was a member of the Liscomb Lively Laborers 4-H club for nine years. During this time he served as President, Vice President and Secretary-Treasurer. He was on the club livestock judging team, the Marshall County Livestock Judging Team, Marshall County Teen Council, and he showed...

2006 Hancock County - Robert Hiscocks, Jr.

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 1:23 PM
Bob was a 4-H leader for his sons’ club for 18 years. He chaperoned several Chicago trips and field trips. He served on the Hancock Co. Fairboard for over 15 years, serving as board president for nine years. He initiated many fair changes to better the fair for his beloved...

2006 Hancock County - Anna Lou Wille

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 1:22 PM
Anna Lou served as a club leader for her children’s club for over 10 years. She has been a project leader and judge for our county’s garden club for 40 years this year. She has helped with record book judging almost every year for the last 35 years. Anna Lou...

2003 Hancock County - Elsie Mae Van Wert

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 1:49 PM
Elsie Mae was an extension agent in Hancock and Winnebago Counties from 1947-1979. As an extension home economist she was directly involved with 4-H club youth and leaders in developing and providing educational lessons. She was a role model for many of our current 4-H leaders in the county. Elsie...

2002 Hancock County - Midlred Ax

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 1:22 PM
Mildred was a charter 4-H member in Ell Township in Hancock County1926. In 1927 she was a State 4-H officer serving in the role of Historian. Mildred became a 4-H leader for clubs in Hancock and Cerro Gordo Counties. Mildred believes 4-H teaches young people many valuable communications skills and how...
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