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2012 Hardin County- Staci Reifschneider

Posted on 07/20/2012 at 10:48 AM
Staci Reifschneider took the 4-H Pledge to heart. This gave her the ambition to give back with a lifetime of service to her family, church, community, and all aspects of her life. Staci was a continuation of a generation of traditions exhibiting livestock, consumer science, communications, running for Hardin County...

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...

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...

2009 Fremont County - John Anderzhon

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 2:00 PM
John Anderzhon of Farragut is a quiet, unassuming man who feels there are far better choices for the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame than him. The truth is, John has done a lot for 4-H. He was a nine-year 4-H’er, held all club offices and was county secretary. John had...

2009 Hardin County - Steve Landt

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 1:54 PM
Steve Landt has always loved the outdoors and working with animals. When he was old enough to join 4-H, it was a natural fit. A neighbor sold him his first Hereford calf and a lifelong hobby was formed. He was a nine year member of the Union-Whitten 4-H Club in...

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...

2007 Hardin County - Pat & Joe Rash

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 2:05 PM
Joe and Pat Rash have volunteered many hours in support of the 4-H program. Each one has served their community as a leader; Joe for 19 years and Pat for 21 years. They have enjoyed watching their children and now grandchildren enter exhibits, show livestock at the county and state...

2006 Hardin County - Gary & Judy Fuller

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 1:21 PM
Gary and Judy Fuller have been involved with 4-H for over 30 years. Gary joined 4-H in 1951 as a member of the Jackson Feeders 4-H Club. He was a member of the club for 8 years showing purebred Spotted Poland China pigs. In 1953 he captured Grand Champion Litter,...

2005 Hardin County - Julia (Mrs. Merlyn) Hall

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 2:43 PM
Julia was a member of her local 4-H club for 5 years when she was younger and enjoyed the experience. She was a leader of the Alden 4-H Club for 9 years starting in 1983. Her children were very involved in Hardin County 4-H and Fair. Her influence on her...

2004 Hardin County - Loyd Thayer

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:49 AM
Loyd served as a 4-H leader of the Hardin County Pleasant Pluggers 4-H Club from 1974 to 1986. He served on the Hardin County Extension Council from January 1, 1997 to December 31, 2000. While serving on the Extension Council he also served as the liaison person to the 4-H...

2003 Hardin County - Fern Cook

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 1:48 PM
Fern Cook loved 4-H, and the county and state fairs - especially photography. She was a 4-H leader for many years before she started a Hardin County Photography Club. Assisted by Majorie Norm Union, Fern hosted and led the South Hardin County 4-H Photography Club, which was attended by many...

2002 Hardin County - Ken Butt

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 1:24 PM
The Hardin County 4-H program has benefited from 47 years of active involvement by Ken Butt. Ken was a 4-H member for 8 years, a club leader for 25 years, and spent 3 years on the youth committee. Ken served on the Hardin County Fair Board both as a member...
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