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2012 Union County- Darwin West

Posted on 07/19/2012 at 9:11 AM
Darwin started 4-H as a member in Montgomery County where he showed cattle. Then he moved to Union County and later married his wife June. Darwin has been involved in 4-H for many years and in many ways. He was a leader of Platte Producers when his son, Rod, was...
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2011 Union County- Carol Glynn

Posted on 08/19/2011 at 12:02 PM
Whether Carol Glynn was searching for treasures at a garage sale or junk shop or teaching a shy, awkward young 4-Her self-confidence and other life-skills, she was the epitome of “to make the best better.” With staunch determination, no amount of external tarnish or internal doubt ever deterred Carol from...
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2010 Union County - Dr. Alvin and Patricia Pokorny

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 11:33 AM
Dr. Al and Pat Pokorny are very humbled and honored to represent the many people of Union County who keep the 4-H program strong. Their greatest joy in serving 4-H has been to watch a young, shy 4-Her blossom into a mature, confident adult ready to be an asset to...
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2009 Union County - Ruby M. Stephens

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 12:15 PM
Ruby Stephens started her career with 4-H in Pleasant Township in Union County in the mid 1940’s. She and husband John started the first 4-H horse club in Iowa in 1964. They have six children all of whom were in 4-H and two have served as 4-H leaders with the...
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2008 Union County - Sharon Bennett

Posted on 04/15/2011 at 11:23 AM
“From the time my mother told me to help my little sister, 7 years younger, with 4-H energy it has been my pleasure to assist other 4-Hers,” recalls Sharon Bennett, Union County’s 4-H Hall of Fame nominee. She has served 4-H in many ways. In 1951 she joined girls 4-H,...
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2007 Union County - Charles Ehm

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 11:19 AM
As Extension Director in Union County from 1962-1965. Charles (Chuck) Ehm was involved in every aspect of the 4-H program, from member to leader to county director and community stakeholder. He developed a strong 4-H leader’s training program providing a strong foundation of skill development for leaders. Chuck organized the...
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2006 Union County - Sandra Cheers

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 12:24 PM
Sandra’s 4-H involvement began in her youth as she received state recognition in home economics project work and as a member of the Illinois State 4-H council. She was champion of “making the best better” as she pulled the best from Union County youth through her years of club leadership...
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2005 Union County - Mary Clayton

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 1:35 PM
Mary Clayton was a long term 4-H volunteer in Union County and for the Iowa State 4-H program. She initiated the Union County Unicorns 4-H club in the late 70’s and it continues today. Due to her legacy the club continues to thrive with a strong community service component. Mary...

2004 Union County - Carl Eklund

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 10:45 AM
Carl Eklund supported the ideals of 4-H youth development for over nineteen years in Union County. While he was not in 4-H himself he supported the program as his five grandchildren developed and applied the life skills learned through 4-H in the ‘50’s and ‘60’s. As member and president of...
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2002 Union County - Judge Maxwell

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 3:05 PM
Judge Maxwell is credited with being one of the initial organizers of club work in Union County. In 1922 he was responsible for providing purebred gilts to boys enrolled in the Maxwell Pig Club. Nineteen boys entered the club and finished the work. One litter from this club won over...
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