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2018 Clay County: Charlie Elser

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 2:35 PM
Charlie Elser, the 2018 Clay County Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame honoree, has been involved with county 4-H programming for almost 40 years. Charlie was not a 4-H member as a youth, but worked hard with his boys on livestock and static projects. Charlie began as a swine committee member...
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2017 Clay County: Bill Biedenfeld

Posted on 08/24/2017 at 3:35 PM
While Bill Biedenfeld was never a 4-H member, he exemplified the 4-H Motto “To Make the Best Better” and lived the portion of the 4-H pledge “My Hands to Larger Service” as a volunteer for Clay County 4-H and Extension Service for nearly 40 years. His service to Clay County 4-H...
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2016 Clay County Roger Clarke

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 10:03 AM
Roger Clark has been a dedicated volunteer in Clay County for over 30 years. He models generosity and hard work through his volunteerism. In his work as a beef project leader, he has given many hours to the youth as a mentor and worked with volunteers and staff to manage...
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2015 Clay County- Hardie J. Ball Jr.

Posted on 08/23/2015 at 9:33 AM
Butch Ball has been a dedicated 4-H program volunteer for 50 years. He’s served the youth of Clay County through his volunteerism and caring mentorship as a club leader and an event volunteer for multiple livestock departments at the Clay County Fair. His mentorship has inspired both his kids and...
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2014 Clay County - Roger and Kay Zieman

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 9:29 PM
Roger and Kay Zieman have volunteered countless hours for the 4-H youth in Clay County. Their positive attitude and willing spirit is an inspiration to all those who have worked with them in mentoring youth. They were nominated by a community member who was mentored by them as a youth....
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2013 Clay County - Bonnie Johnson

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:41 AM
Bonnie Johnson is a life-long 4-Her, who loved being a member, leader and advocate for the program since the early 1940’s. Bonnie belonged to two clubs as a teen, the “Gillett Grove Clippers” and the “Gillett Grove Happy Helpers”. As a 4-Her, she participated in project areas like clothing, home...
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2012 Clay County- Mike Schoning

Posted on 07/18/2012 at 2:30 PM
For decades, Mike Schoning has been an active member, volunteer and supporter of 4-H programs in Clay County. Being a “4-H’er” has been a life-long endeavor –Mike has been a 4-H member, parent, and volunteer for decades! As a 4-H parent he was an active helper with the members of...
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2011 Clay County - Tom Manley

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 2:05 PM
Tom Manley has been a dedicated Clay County 4-H volunteer and advocate for over 20 years. He has readily endorsed the local program and exhibited the values of the 4-H program as a member of the Clay County Community. As a volunteer, Tom has been dependable to help with the...
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2010 Clay County - Jim and Joyce Spieker

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 2:07 PM
Jim and Joyce Spieker have been volunteers for the Clay county 4-H program for over thirty years. They have been involved in almost every aspect of the 4-H program from being parent volunteers, committee members, and being leaders of the Meadow Motivators 4-H Club. work in his schedule. His son,...
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2009 Clay County - Bob & Colleen Speed

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 2:37 PM
Bob and Colleen Speed have been valued volunteers for the Clay County 4-H program many years. Colleen began her years of service as a club leader for the Garland Cloverettes 4-H club in 1971. Bob was an elected volunteer on the Clay County Extension Council in 1974. From that point...
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2008 Clay County - Dave Hessman

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 11:13 AM
Merle Hyett, Dave’s 4-H leader in Mercer County Illinois inspired his decision to choose a career in Extension. His love for children, agriculture and livestock prompted a great deal of enthusiasm for 4-H programming, education and organization. During his 32 years with ISU Extension, he served Muscatine County 4-H &...
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2007 Clay County - Ann Lohman

Posted on 04/12/2011 at 11:18 AM
Ann Lohman, who retired on April 30 of this year, spent the past 22 years of her career with Iowa State University Extension – initially as a Home Economist and for the last 15 years as Clay County Extension Education Director. Although 4-H was not a part of her youth,...
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2006 Clay County - Donald C. Steffen

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 2:00 PM
For decades, Don Steffen has been an active member, leader, voluntee4r and supporter of 4-H programs in Clay County and in Iowa. Being a “4-H’er” has been a life-long endeavor – spanning an impressive 70 years! Below are just some of the ways Don has contributed: · Along with his...
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2005 Clay County - Linda Swanson

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 11:10 AM
Linda Swanson is an enthusiastic advocate for 4-H, and seeks every opportunity to educate or involve others. Whether it is a planning meeting, an educational workshop, a youth beef show, or a promotional event, Linda Swanson displays exemplary leadership. As the liaison to the Clay County 4-H Beef and Swine...
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2004 Clay County - Randall and Kathy Anderson

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 12:13 PM
Randall and Kathy Anderson, two individuals who have earned a multitude of prestigious awards in Clay County, are most deserving of induction into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame. They have made significant contributions to their community, Iowa State University Extension and the 4-H program. Randall and Kathy, both former...
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2003 Clay County - Marilyn White

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 2:42 PM
Marilyn White has chosen to dedicate 33 years of service to the growth and development of Clay County 4-H youth. Marilyn began her 4-H career as a club leader for her daughter Kathleen’s 4-H Club in 1970. Her service continued with three terms on the 4-H and Youth County Committee,...
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2002 Clay County - Don Schoelerman

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 12:15 PM
Don, a Clay County cattle producer for many years, contributed greatly to 4-H through his local Lone Tree Boosters Club and the county 4-H program. Don was a member of a family committed to the ideals and goals of the Iowa 4-H program. Generations of Schoelermans have been active participants and...
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