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2012 Kossuth County- Ronda Gray

Posted on 07/18/2012 at 4:37 PM
Ronda Gray comes from a family with a long 4-H history. Her grandmother was a leader, her dad was an active 4-H member, her mother was a 4-H leader, and she herself was a ten year member of the Ledyard 4-Leaf Clovers, as were her three sisters. Ronda became a...

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...

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...

2009 Kossuth County - Al Lauck

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 1:41 PM
Most of the years that Al has been with KLGA radio, he has hosted a weekly radio broadcast with Extension. He incorporates much of ISU media interviews into his daily ‘Farm Reporter’ session. He has been willing to do 4-H County Council interviews on a regular basis and also interviews...

2008 Kossuth County - Karen and Don Heldorfer

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:25 AM
The Heldorfer family would be one of those 4-H families that every county wishes they could clone. Karen & Don were willing 4-H parents, leaders, Fair Superintendents, Extension Council and Youth Committee members. They were active in starting our school run farm safety day camp and starting the local foundation....

2007 Kossuth County - Merwyn Hurlburt

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 1:45 PM
Mert Hurlburt became involved with 4-H in 1988 again after his kids were long out of 4-H. At that time he joined the Kossuth County Fair Board where he remained an active member for 15 years. He continues to be active in the youth program after his board tenure. During...

2006 Kossuth County - Dolores Mertz

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 1:09 PM
Kossuth County 4-H has had a friend of Extension in Dolores Mertz for nearly forty years. She served as a leader for over 25 years while her seven children were growing up in 4-H and she continued to stay involved after the last one graduated. She served as organizational, assistant...

2005 Kossuth County - Tracy V. Remy

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 2:31 PM
Extension 4-H & Youth Leader for Kossuth and Palo Alto Counties from 1975-1992. Coordination responsibilities included volunteer leader recruitment and training, program development and implementation, 4-H exhibiting at county fairs, recognition of youth achievements and adult service. Placed special emphasis on significant experiences for 4-H’ers outside the local club, especially...

2004 Kossuth County - John Ley

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:35 AM
John Ley was the ISUE County Extension Education Director for 27 years in Kossuth County and was in Extension work for over 30 years. During those years he was a wonderful provider of information, education, hope and encouragement to the patrons of Kossuth County. His great efforts earned him many...

2003 Kossuth County - Berl Priebe

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 1:37 PM
Berl started 4-H in Kossuth County showing Guernsey cattle when he was 10 years old. The Kossuth County Fair would not be what it is today without Berl. He served as chairman of the fair board for 30 years. He also volunteered to work with kids on showing and judging...

2002 Kossuth County - Bernard (Barney) Thilges

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 1:48 PM
Barney is a 4-H leader in Kossuth County and has been a leader for 53 years. Barney, a bachelor, never had any children of his own and was never in 4-H, but he has many kids that he has helped mold into fine adults. Barney began his involvement in 4-H as...
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