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2022 Adair County Kathy Rohrig

Posted on 08/22/2022 at 1:29 PM
Kathy Rohrig spent 23 years working for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Adair County. Kathy, a Jesup native, began working with Adair County Extension in 1998 as the Neely-Kinyon coordinator. As her role progressed, Kathy began overseeing certification courses offered by Extension. She also eventually took over facilitating the...
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2021 Adair County Tom Doud

Posted on 08/23/2021 at 10:14 AM
Tom has been involved in 4-H in some aspect beginning when he was nine years old. He loved showing cattle, hogs, and sheep at the Adair County Fair for nine years with the Lincoln Hawks 4-H Club. During his later high school years, Tom was asked to be a junior...

2019 Adair County: Gary and Karen Schulteis

Posted on 08/19/2019 at 10:48 AM
Gary and Karen Schulteis have been avid volunteers of Adair County 4-H for over 17 years participating in and donating to countless 4-H activities. Karen’s 4-H career began as a member of the Hawk Husky Healthy Helper’s. Her father was a member of this same club and her parents were...
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2018 Adair County: Dick & Donna Wallace

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 9:42 AM
Adair County has its very own dynamic duo, Dick and Donna Wallace, like peanut butter and chocolate, making the other better for over 50 years. Donna Wallace has been the face of 4-H to a generation of Adair County youth. Donna poured her heart and soul into the 4-H program...
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2017 Adair County: Lynn & Elaine Bohling

Posted on 08/22/2017 at 4:13 PM
Every community and 4-H program needs individuals possessing the qualities of Lynn and Elaine Bohling. Lynn and Elaine are community minded, caring individuals who see a challenge and involve themselves and others in meeting that challenge. When they volunteer to work with an activity or project, you can be sure...

2016 Adair County: Jim and Bobbi Williams

Posted on 08/25/2016 at 10:01 AM
Jim and Bobbi Williams of Greenfield, Adair County, Iowa, continue to be dedicated 4-H volunteers. Jim served as Chairman of Adair County 4-H Youth Action Committee and spent tireless hours securing items for their silent auction fundraiser. Bobbi served as 4-H club leader, county fair dog project superintendent, and now...
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2015 Adair County- Ralph Lents

Posted on 08/19/2015 at 10:09 AM
Ralph Lents of Menlo comes from a strong 4-H oriented family with his parents, two brothers and one sister all being involved as a 4-H family at the county and state levels. Ralph participated with cattle and hog projects, and livestock judging, but leadership was one of Ralph’s strong points. His...
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2014 Adair County - Deb Stalter

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 4:10 PM
Deb Stalter was always an advocate for positive youth development, so it wasn’t a surprise that despite never being a 4-H’er herself she became a 4-H volunteer extraordinaire. Assistant leader, club leader, cheerleader, hostess, chauffeur, mentor to new volunteers, 4-H Conference chaperone… no matter the role or assignment Deb was...
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2013 Adair County - Deb Hall

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:12 AM
Deb Hall began her 4-H career as a member of the Blaine Shamrocks (girls’ clubs) and the Blaine Elks (boys’ club) in Ida County. Her 4-H involvement spanned a lifetime as a member, 4-H parent, employee, mentor, personal friend, and co-worker. Her career in Iowa includes working in Cass and...
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2012 Adair County- Dan Westpahl

Posted on 07/23/2012 at 10:36 AM
Dan Westphal of Bridgewater first became involved in the Adair County 4-H program when he joined the Washington Workers 4-H Club. His involvement spanned 50 years as member, parent, and volunteer. Dan received the Emerald Clover Award for 25 years of volunteer service in 2011. He was honored as the...
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2011 Adair County - Rolan & Marilyn Jensen

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 2:24 PM
Marilyn (Lovely) and Rolan Jensen of Fontanelle have supported 4-H in many ways from serving as club leaders to volunteering countless hours at the fair. Marilyn joined the Orient Rural Queens 4-H Club as a girl. Some of the highlights of her 4-H career included serving as president of her...
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2005 Adair County - Paul Steele

Posted on 04/28/2011 at 10:03 AM
Paul Steele has volunteered his time as scale master for the Adair County 4-H program for 30 plus years. Paul sees that every market beef and market hog is weighed at the beginning of the fair so they can be properly classed. It doesn't matter if it’s raining buckets or...

2010 Adair County - Don and Marie Lents

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 2:30 PM
Don and Marie Lents’ association with 4-H began back in the late 1930’s when they were Adair County 4-H members. Don’s 4-H club was organized by the Fontanelle Superintendent of Schools.. Marie (Stephenson) Lents was in 4-H for a few years and then her family moved to Guthrie County. This...
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2009 Adair County - Ron & Becky Dreher

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 3:06 PM
Ron and Becky Dreher were never 4-H’ers themselves, but have touched the lives of hundreds of youth through their work as 4-H volunteers. They started out as leaders for the Summit Super Stars 4-H Club. Their work was confined to the local level. They both served on the Youth Action...
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2008 Adair County - Dorothy & Charles Varley

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 11:45 AM
Charles and Dorothy Varley of Stuart were both 4-H members with a love for the beef project. They both served as 4-H club leaders in Adair County for Jefferson township clubs. In addition, they were chaperones for the Adair County exhibitors at the Iowa State Fair and Ak-Sar-Ben for many...
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2007 Adair County - Dave & Chris Gleason

Posted on 04/12/2011 at 11:39 AM
Dave and Chris met when they were students at Iowa State University. They landed in Adair County in 1974 when Dave took a job as a hog buyer. Neither Chris, a military kid who moved frequently growing up, nor Dave, a town kid from eastern Iowa, had been 4-H members...
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2006 Adair County - Terry Jaschke

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 2:32 PM
Terry Jaschke’s life, short as it was, was full of 4-H events. From personal participation to teaching as a father and leader, to watching as a proud spectator. As stated in his 1963 4-H story, he truly took the 4-H pledge to heart by: Pledging his head to clearer thinking,...
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2004 Adair County - Sylvia Carr and Helen Herr

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 12:32 PM
Sylvia Carr and Helen Herr have donated countless hours to the Adair County 4-H program. They’ve served as co-superintendents for the 4-H and FFA Building at the county fair for more than 28 years overseeing building set-up, making sure the judges are ready to go, welcoming each and every participant,...
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2003 Adair County - Phyllis Raper

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 3:01 PM
Phyllis Raper has worked as the Adair Count Extension Office Assistant for the past 29 years. During that time she has made every effort to know each and every 4-H’er and their family. She takes pride in being able to spell the names of every 4-H’er correctly; keeping track of...
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2002 Adair County - Carl Gilman

Posted on 03/22/2011 at 11:02 AM
Carl Gilman has been involved with Iowa 4-H for 68 years, beginning with his own 4-H project showing sheep from his father’s flock in 1934. Carl and his wife Ruth recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. As a family, they have been active in 4-H at the county and state level...
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