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2022 Calhoun County Brandi Murley

Posted on 08/22/2022 at 10:47 AM
Brandi Murley started 4-H in 5th grade. Her 4-H experiences included nine years as a club member, four years as a County Youth Council member, and two years as a Northwest Iowa Council member. As both a club member and council member, she assisted with and led many workshops and...

2021 Calhoun County Annette Wedemeyer

Posted on 08/23/2021 at 10:37 AM
Annette Wedemeyer was a Calhoun County 4-H leader for the Union 4-H Club for 14 years. Annette impacted the lives of many 4-H youth during her years as club leader. She was very patient, organized, and thoughtful and wanted all members to learn and have fun while being part of...

2020 Calhoun County: Jeremy & Amy Westcott

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Jeremy and Amy started the Calhoun County shooting sports club, The Calhoun County Hot Shots, in 2006. They were the active club leaders for this club from 2006-2020. Together, they have impacted the lives of many youth in Calhoun County. While Amy was the one keeping the club’s records together...
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2019 Calhoun County: Andrew Lauver

Posted on 08/19/2019 at 11:35 AM
Andrew Lauver, from Lake City was an active 4-H member during his membership in the Jackson Pioneer 4-H club. He had a passion for showing cattle and doing activities with his club. Andrew believes many of his accomplishments in his adult life are due to the strong foundation he was...
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2018 Calhoun County: Dawn Clark

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 1:58 PM
Dawn Clark from Lake City, Iowa was a 4-H leader for the Calhoun County Jackson Pioneers 4-H Club for 10 years. Dawn was very patient, organized, and thoughtful and wanted all members to learn and have fun while being part of the group. The club met each month in the...
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2017 Calhoun County: Darcy Murley

Posted on 08/24/2017 at 3:21 PM
Darcy Murley was an accidental volunteer. When her daughter’s 4-H club needed a leader, Darcy stepped up. While a leader, Darcy discovered more opportunities to serve the 4-H program beyond the county and attended judges training. When her daughter graduated, Darcy wanted to continue to be involved so she ran for a...

2016 Calhoun County Gary and Marilyn Nicholson

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 10:03 AM
Gary and Marilyn Nicholson of Rockwell City, Iowa started their 4-H careers as young junior members. Gary started in 1946, when he was 10 years old, and the club he belonged to, the Logan Hustlers, held their meetings at his house. He remembers participating in interclub basketball tournaments at the...

2015 Calhoun County- Marlene Meyer

Posted on 08/21/2015 at 1:59 PM
Marlene Meyer of Lytton was a 4-H Leader for the Calhoun County, Iowa Garfield Gleam Girls 4-H Club for 11 years. Club membership ranged from 27 to 19 members. Marlene was patient, organized, and thoughtful wanting all girls to learn and to have fun as a group. One of her...

2014 Calhoun County - Jamie Buenting

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 9:30 AM
Jamie Buenting loved the outdoors, camping, fishing and hunting. Therefore, when the opportunity to get trained to help educate youth in Calhoun County’s 4-H shooting sports program came along; Jamie jumped on it. Jamie assisted youth in the rifle discipline and during that time he had a positive impact on...

2013 Calhoun County - Delmer Zinnel

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:32 AM
A humble man, Delmer Zinnel says he just did it because he loves kids. Following a pretty successful 4-H career which included winning top honors in livestock judging at the Iowa State Fair in 1948, and being selected to attend National 4-H Congress in Chicago, Delmer went on to serve...

2011 Calhoun County - Randy & Cindy Souder

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 2:15 PM
Randy and Cindy Souder have been active volunteers in 4-H for many years. Randy served one term on the Calhoun County Extension Council as president, has been a chaperone for the State 4-H Youth Conference for more than 8 years and judges at several county fairs and at the Iowa...

2009 Calhoun County - Marvin Blair

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 2:44 PM
When Marvin Blair became a 4-H member of the Jackson Pioneers, he did not know that 4-H would get in his blood and he would be involved for so many years to come. As a member, Marvin was active in showing livestock. Several years later, Marvin’s kids, Cara, Lyndsy, and...

2008 Calhoun County - Kerri & Earl McAlexander

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 11:32 AM
Without volunteers like Earl and Kerri McAlexander, Calhoun County would not have the successful 4-H program that is has. They both started their involvement in 4-H as youth; Earl in Ringgold County and Kerri in Calhoun County, and continue still today through their involvement as club leaders, chaperones for CWF...

2007 Calhoun County - Marlene & Dr. Paul Armbrecht

Posted on 04/12/2011 at 11:27 AM
Paul and Marlene have been involved with the Calhoun County 4-H program several ways since moving to the county in 1973. Marlene was a 4-H leader for 15 years, served on the Youth Committee, has helped with county and NW Area record book judging, judged at county fairs, and judged...

2006 Calhoun County - Candace Booth

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 2:20 PM
Candace Booth is a 3rd grade teacher for the Rockwell City-Lytton School District. She grew up in 4-H showing livestock and static exhibits. Knowing the benefits that 4-H has to offer, she has encouraged her students to get involved in the county’s 4-H program. Candace became a 4-H leader in...

2004 Calhoun County - Anne Holtorf Birt

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 12:20 PM
Anne Holtrof couldn’t wait to be a 4-Her, so as soon as she turned nine she joined The North Butler Blazers 4-H Club in Calhoun County. As a 4-H’er, Anne participated in a wide variety of project area but her favorites were Personal Development, Child Development and Swine. She earned...
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2003 Calhoun County - Mary Morton

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 2:49 PM
Mary was a member of the Lake Creek Go Getters 4-H club in 1925. She was a member until she turned 18 years old. As a member of the 4-H club she says she had the opportunity to learn many skills that she has used through out her life. Her...

2002 Calhoun County - Susie Fouts

Posted on 03/22/2011 at 2:41 PM
Susie was a 4-H leader for 33 years for the Center Willing Workers 4-H Club. She was on the Youth Committee for 18 years and was the office assistant for 22 years for ISU Extension in Calhoun County. Susie also worked as an office assistant for the Calhoun County Exposition...
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