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2012 Plymouth County- Rich Kalas

Posted on 07/19/2012 at 8:49 AM
Rich’s 4-H experience began back in 1940 when he first joined the Liberty Perry Pacers 4-H Club at the age of ten! One of his fondest memories was helping to build the first building on the current fairgrounds. At that time 4-H members rode their bikes to the neighbors to...

2011 Plymouth County - Jeff Klemme

Posted on 08/19/2011 at 12:53 PM
Jeff Klemme has always had a passion for agriculture. He grew up helping on the family farm and then he and his wife Cindy, would continue farming and raising livestock on their farm. Jeff’s favorite time of year was the county fair! His three children, Jessica, Cassie, and Chance were...

2010 Plymouth County - Wayne & Julie Beitelspacher

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 12:27 PM
Wayne was a Plymouth County 4-H member for nine years in the Grant Little Giants Club. It was here that Wayne learned how to set goals and developed a strong work ethic. After he and Julie were married and had children of their own, this 4-H tradition would continue. Both...

2009 Plymouth County - Norm & Ruth Barker

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 12:58 PM
Norm and Ruth Barker may not have been 4-H’ers growing up but that didn’t keep them from taking part in the town of Craig, Iowa’s 4-H Fair. This fair began in the 1940’s when the three area churches got together to hold the annual event that would take place for...

2008 Plymouth County - Donna Holck

Posted on 04/15/2011 at 12:18 PM
Donna grew up in O’Brien County in Paullina. At that time there were not any clubs in town and her parents were not able to take her out to any clubs in the country. After Donna married Don and had three children of her own, she knew what an impact...

2007 Plymouth County - Zelda Sherlock

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 12:33 PM
Zelda Sherlock was never a 4-H’er because she lived in town and at that time town kids couldn’t belong to 4-H. She does remember being able to attend club meetings though. Her aunt was a 4-H leader and she got to go along. Although Zelda was never an official member,...

2006 Plymouth County - Vince Hoefling

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 12:43 PM
Vince and his wife Madonna continue to stay involved in 4-H watching their eight children participate. His sons Kirk, Kevin, Kenny, Duane, Scott, and Kyle all took part in the beef and swine projects while daughters Gail and Cathy were also involved in beef and swine along with cooking, sewing,...

2005 Plymouth County - Dr. John Conley, DVM/VMD

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 2:01 PM
Dr. John Conley is a familiar face to Plymouth County as well as the Plymouth County Fair. John’s memories of 4-H trail all the way back to 1942 when he was just a young 4-H’er from rural Kingsley, Iowa, learning how to show pigs. Little did John know that this...

2004 Plymouth County - Bob and Ruth Kenaley

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:03 AM
Bob Kenaley grew up in Stanton Township where he belonged to Plymouth County 4-H. The main project area he participated in was cattle. After Bob’s 4-H days were over he met Ruth who he later married. They had 2 sons and a daughter: Dan, Pat, and Margaret. They would all...

2003 Plymouth County - Gene and Annette Held

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 12:42 PM
Gene and Annette Held, both 4-H members, met when they were delegates to National 4-H Club Congress. Gene was attending as a result of his 4-H beef project and Annette was a delegate from Douglas County, Nebraska, as a Citizenship Award winner. During Congress Annette was hosting a booth promoting...

2002 Plymouth County - Lowell Baldwin

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 2:44 PM
Lowell has been a dedicated 4-H volunteer for 27 years serving as a leader for the Liberty Perry Pacers 4-H Club. He started his 4-H career as a charter member of the Johnson Jr. Farmers 4-H Club near Akron when the club organized in 1940. He and his wife, the...
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