2015 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame Honorees celebrated at the Iowa State Fair

2015 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame Honorees celebrated at the Iowa State Fair

08/26/2015
Iowa, Hall of Fame, Iowa 4-H Foundation, 4-H, Adair County, Ralph Lents, Adams County, Evelyn Lund, Allamakee County, Don Dee, Michelle Dee, Appanoose County, Carolyn Bauman, Audubon County, Virgil Sorensen, Benton County, Rick Claeys, Black Hawk County, Barbara Miller, P. Lee Miller, Boone County, Marshall King, Bremer County, Chris Knapp, Shannon Knapp, Buchanan County, Ken Kehril, Kathy Kehril, Buena Vista County, Lee Meyer, Bulter County, C. Dale Boelman, Calhoun County, Marlene Meyer, Cass County, Mary Ottmar, Cedar County, Russ Cook, Cerro Gordo County, Randy Grey, Janet Grey, Cherokee County – Dennis Alquist, Lois Alquist, Chickasaw County, Patty Phillips, Clarke County, Melanie Eddy, Clay County, Hardie J. Ball Jr., Clayton County, Vernon Cherne, Joyce Cherne, Clinton County, Ray Stuedemann, Evelyn Stuedemann, Crawford County, Coletta Weeda, Dallas County, Linda Nelson, Delaware County, John Deutmeyer, Ruth Deutmeyer, Des Moines County, Robert Beckman, Marlene Beckman, Dubuque County, Marilyn Lawler, Emmet County, Athlyn Black, Fayette County, Norma Kerr Floyd, County, Sue Sedgwick, Franklin County, Carolyn Oleson, Fremont County, Tom Troxel, Norma Troxel Greene County, David Roquet, Cheri Roquet, Grundy County, Curtis Kyhl, Lorieann Kyhl, Guthrie County, Jim Calvert, Lisa Calvert Hamilton County, Dan Ryherd, Donna Ryherd, Hancock County, Glen Greiman, Terry Greiman, Hardin County, Richelle Stowe, Harrison County, David Seilstad, Howard County, Glen Klimesh, Alice Klimesh, Humboldt County, Daniel Holste, Jean Holste, Ida County, Tom Conover, Iowa County, George Hunt, Jackson County, Leland Lane, Jeanette Lane, Jasper County, Jeannie Boetcher, Jefferson County, Linda McIntire, Johnson County, Nick Greiner, Georgie Greiner, Jones County, Gerald Stolte, Verlyn Stolte, Keokuk County, David Witte, Kay Witte, Lee County, Cathy Holtcamp, Linn County, Clifford Henderson, Louisa County, F.D. Smylie, Lucile Smylie, Lucas County, Ed Shanks, Sid Shanks, Lyon County, Harriet Metzger, Madison County, Rita Huntrods, Mahaska County, Richard Sammons, Marion County, Martha Reed, Marshall County, Larry Henchal, Jacki Henchal, Mills County, James Paul, Mitchell County, Terry Kruse, Allison Kruse, Monona County, Cheri Hardison, Monroe County, Ron Clark, Marlene Clark, Montgomery County, Carol Sparr, Muscatine County, Marla Maas, O’Brien County, Sherry Durst, Page County, Neil McCoy, Palo Alto County, Keyron Rogarty, Esty Rogarty, Plymouth County, Dennis Baldwin, Pocahontas County, Sarah Munson, Polk County, Ron Shivers, Bev Shivers, Pottawattamie County (East), Gene Fritz, Sharell Fritz, Poweskiek County, Betsy Cranston, Ringgold County, Lois Hunt, Sac County, Marilyn Obmann, Scott County, Scott Campbell, Shelby County, Paula Behrendt, Sioux County, Mark Pottebaum, Story County, Jarilyn Upchurch, Tama County, Ann McMullin, Taylor County, Linda Wheeler, Union County, Mary O’Riley, Van Buren County, David L. Smith, Wapello County, Ron Donahue, Cindy Donahue, Warren County, Joy Rouse, Washington County, Harold Bohr, Shirley Bohr, Wayne County, Leroy Perkins, Pat Perkins, Webster County, Ruth Schmalenberger, Winneshiek County, Mildred Lyons, Woodbury County, Allan PithanPolly Pithan, Worth County, Jayne Lupkes, Wright County, Rita Mersch -

AMES, Iowa  A record breaking 125 Iowa 4-H volunteers from ninety-one counties were inducted into the 2015 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame on Sunday, August 23 at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair. Inductees or their representatives were presented a certificate by the Iowa 4-H Foundation as they were introduced on stage. A reception, sponsored by donors to the Iowa 4-H Foundation, was held shortly after the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame presentations.

August 26, 2015

CONTACTS:     Albert Grunenwald                                        Megan Bagley

                          Executive Director                                        Youth Outreach Advancement Specialist

                          Iowa 4-H Foundation                                    Iowa State University Extension & Outreach

                          abgrunen@iastate.edu                                 bagley@iastate.edu

                          515-294-4780                                               515-294-7586

 

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2015 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame Honorees celebrated at the Iowa State Fair

Iowa 4-H Foundation and ISU Extension & Outreach induct 125 Iowa 4-H volunteers.

AMES, Iowa –  A record breaking 125 Iowa 4-H volunteers from ninety-one counties were inducted into the 2015 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame on Sunday, August 23 at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair. Inductees or their representatives were presented a certificate by the Iowa 4-H Foundation as they were introduced on stage. A reception, sponsored by donors to the Iowa 4-H Foundation, was held shortly after the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame presentations.

The honorees were selected by their respective counties for their service and dedication to 4-H, contributions to the lives of 4-H’ers and the program. Inductees served as club leaders, fair board members, council members, fair judges, financial supporters, ISU Extension staff members and more. The inductees have demonstrated dedication, encouragement, commitment and guidance to Iowa’s 4-H’ers through their years of service.

“When I look at all of the Hall of Fame inductees, I can’t help but marvel at the ripple effect from their contributions to the 4-H program,” said Albert Grunenwald, Executive Director of the Iowa 4-H Foundation. “We are honored to be able to recognize the efforts of these special people.”

Biographies of this year’s inductees to the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame are available on the Iowa 4-H Foundation website, organized by year and by county. Photos of the inductees with Executive Director Albert Grunenwald can be found on the Foundation’s Flicker page.

The Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame was established in 2002 to help commemorate the 100th anniversary of 4-H.

 The Iowa 4-H Foundation provides the private financial resources to develop and deliver quality 4-H youth programs throughout the state of Iowa. These opportunities help young people enhance their ability to use critical thinking, leadership, communication, and social skills – tools that will give them a competitive edge in their future endeavors.

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Iowa 4-H Youth Development is a program of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Iowa 4-H reaches 1 in 5 Iowa youth with hands-on, learn by doing experiences. With programs in every county, the primary interest areas 4-H youth are involved in are science, technology, engineering & math (STEM), healthy living, agriculture and creative arts. 4-H’ers are Iowa’s future!

 

This year’s honorees by county:

Adair County– Ralph Lents

Adams County– Evelyn Lund

Allamakee County– Don & Michelle Dee

Appanoose County– Carolyn Bauman

Audubon County– Virgil Sorensen

Benton County– Rick Claeys

Black Hawk County– Barbara & P. Lee Miller

Boone County– Bill Martin and Kristine Johansen

Bremer County– Chris & Shannon Knapp

Buchanan County– Ken & Kathy Kehril

Buena Vista County– Lee Meyer

Bulter County– C. Dale Boelman

Calhoun County– Marlene Meyer

Cass County- Mary Ottmar

Cedar County- Russ Cook

Cerro Gordo County- Randy & Janet Grey

Cherokee County– Dennis &  Lois Alquist

Chickasaw County- Patty Phillips

Clarke County- Melanie Eddy

Clay County- Hardie J. Ball Jr.

Clayton County- Vernon & Joyce Cherne

Clinton County- Ray & Evelyn Stuedemann

Crawford County- Coletta Weeda

Dallas County- Linda Nelson

Delaware County- John & Ruth Deutmeyer

Des Moines County- Robert & Marlene Beckman

Dubuque County- Marilyn Lawler

Emmet County- Athlyn Black

Fayette County- Norma Kerr

Floyd County- Sue Sedgwick

Franklin County- Carolyn Oleson

Fremont County- Tom & Norma Troxel

Greene County- David & Cheri Roquet

Grundy County- Curtis & Lorieann Kyhl

Guthrie County- Jim & Lisa Calvert

Hamilton County- Dan & Donna Ryherd

Hancock County- Glen & Terry Greiman

Hardin County- Richelle Stowe

Harrison County- David Seilstad

Howard County- Glen & Alice Klimesh Family

Humboldt County- Daniel & Jean Holste

Ida County- Tom Conover

Iowa County- George Hunt

Jackson County-Leland & Jeanette Lane

Jasper County- Jeannie Boetcher

Jefferson County- Linda McIntire

Johnson County- Nick & Georgie Greiner

Jones County- Gerald & Verlyn Stolte

Keokuk County- David & Kay Witte

Lee County- Cathy Holtcamp

Linn County- Clifford Henderson

Louisa County- F.D. & Lucile Smylie

Lucas County- Ed & Sid Shanks

Lyon County- Harriet Metzger

Madison County- Rita Huntrods

Mahaska County- Richard Sammons

Marion County- Martha Reed

Marshall County- Larry & Jacki Henchal

Mills County- James Paul

Mitchell County- Terry & Allison Kruse

Monona County- Cheri Hardison

Monroe County- Ron & Marlene Clark

Montgomery County- Carol Sparr

Muscatine County- Marla Maas

O’Brien County- Sherry Durst

Page County- Neil McCoy

Palo Alto County- Keyron & Esty Rogarty

Plymouth County- Dennis Baldwin

Pocahontas County- Sarah Munson

Polk County- Ron & Bev Shivers

Pottawattamie County (East)- Gene & Sharell Fritz

Poweskiek County- Betsy Cranston

Ringgold County- Lois Hunt

Sac County- Marilyn Obmann

Scott County- Scott Campbell

Shelby County- Paula Behrendt

Sioux County- Mark Pottebaum

Story County- Jarilyn Upchurch

Tama County- Ann McMullin

Taylor County- Linda Wheeler

Union County- Mary O’Riley

Van Buren County- David L. Smith

Wapello County- Ron & Cindy Donahue

Warren County- Joy Rouse

Washington County- Harold & Shirley Bohr

Wayne County- Leroy & Pat Perkins

Webster County- Ruth Schmalenberger

Winneshiek County- Mildred Lyons

Woodbury County- Allan & Polly Pithan

Worth County- Jayne Lupkes

Wright County- Rita Mersch

 

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