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2021 Cherokee County Janet Sullivan

Posted on 08/23/2021 at 10:44 AM
Cherokee County has been exceptionally blessed with great 4-H leaders and this year’s Hall of Fame honoree is no exception. Janet Sullivan lives everyday putting others ahead of herself. She shows this in every aspect of her life. She started her ability to lead and get things done at a...

2020 Cherokee County: Denny & Stephanie Spieler

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Denny and Stephanie Spieler are well-respected, if not loved, by the kids, their parents, and the other volunteers they work with. 4-H could not survive without the dedication, expertise, and leadership provided by these adult volunteers. They work with and teach many 4-H youth about cattle and are willing to...
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2019 Cherokee County: Val Cedar

Posted on 08/19/2019 at 11:42 AM
Val Cedar has tirelessly served the 4-H youth of Cherokee County for nineteen years. She has a great knowledge not only of horses, but also of youth development. She is always willing to share helpful hints to help the rider and horse work as one. She guided the club in...

2018 Cherokee County: Earl Cresap

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 2:05 PM
It is our honor to induct Earl Cresap into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame for 2018. Earl’s passion is 4-H and he truly enjoys working with the youth. Earl began his career with 4-H in 2004. We have listed many of his accomplishments: helping with the youth committee assisting...

2017 Cherokee County: Margaret Woltman

Posted on 08/24/2017 at 3:29 PM
Margaret Woltman began her 4-H membership at age 9 with the Cavaliers. She won several awards throughout her 4-H career. She was a 4-H leader for many years. Margaret still helps with evaluating 4-H record books, writing comments for static judging, and is a big 4-H supporter of the Cherokee County...

2016 Cherokee County John Langschwager

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 10:03 AM
In his time as a 4-H leader, John Langschwager was well respected, if not loved, by the kids, their parents, and the other volunteers with whom he worked. John made a HUGE impact on the 4-H community with his big voice, his livestock knowledge, his personal resources, and his ever-ready...

2015 Cherokee County- Dennis and Lois Alquist

Posted on 08/21/2015 at 2:06 PM
Although Dennis and Lois Alquist were not youth 4-H members, however, they became involved when their children entered the 4-H program. Dennis was a co-leader of the Sheridan-Sure-Shooters 4-H Club who were active in the area of showing livestock. Each year the leaders provided leadership and help for members to make...

2014 Cherokee County - Jim Corrington

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 9:22 PM
Jim Corrington was a 4-H member of the Cavaliers 4-H Club for 9 years, focusing on horse and ag-related projects. Jim earned his Bachelor’s degree in Vocational Agriculture Education at Iowa State University and taught Vocational Ag at Aurelia High School. He has lived on the century farm all his...

2012 Cherokee- Francis Conley

Posted on 07/20/2012 at 10:41 AM
Francis “Mickey” Conley took the 4-H Pledge for the first time as a young girl sometime in the 1940’s and has never forgotten it. Mickey understands the value of learning through 4-H by continuing to help young people learn life skills and career options. Mickey is service minded and devotes...

2011 Cherokee County - Sally Wilkie

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 2:08 PM
Sally Wilkie is one of Cherokee County’s brightest shining 4-H volunteers. She received the “Leader of the Year” recognition in 1996 and again in 2003. She was the leader of the Mill Creek Valley 4-H Club 21 years. She stresses to the club members the importance of citizenship and getting...

2010 Cherokee County - Jerry and Lynn Ebert

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 2:10 PM
Jerry and Lynn Ebert reside in Cherokee County,.on the same family farm Jerry purchased 42 years ago and became actively involved in 4-H when each of their 5 sons became of age to join. Jerry had always passed on stories of his past involvement with 4-H in his youth. When...

2006 Cherokee County - Don Pingel

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 2:02 PM
Don Pingel began his work with the rabbit program in Cherokee County over 30 years ago. Don has served as the Cherokee County Rabbit Project Leaders since 1977. As the rabbit project leader, he has organized an annual area wide Rabbit Workshop, tattooed 4-H rabbits, and helped 4-H’ers as needed....

2005 Cherokee County - Ron & Darlene Schmillen

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 11:14 AM
Ron and Darlene Schmillen began their work with the sheep program in Cherokee County over 35 years ago when they purchased two purebred Suffolk sheep, Jack and Trudy, for their children to use as a 4-H project. Soon the whole family was involved in the project. All five of their...

2004 Cherokee County - Arnie and Evie Berglund

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 12:15 PM
Arnie Berglund began showing steers at the Cherokee County Fair, Iowa State Fair and the Tri-State Show in Sioux City, IA in 1935. As an adult, Arnie served as a leader of the Grand Meadow Future Feeders 4-H Club for 35 years. Arnie served as the Cherokee County boys’ chaperone...

2002 Cherokee County - Emmet Wolf

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 12:05 PM
Emmet Wolf has been involved in Cherokee County 4-H for over 60 years. He was in 4-H as a youth and served as a 4-H club leader from 1944 to 1988. Emmet has helped 4-H and 4-H’ers in many ways. Emmet served on the Cherokee County Fair Board for many years...
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