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2018 Dallas County: Gary Geneser

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 2:47 PM
Gary was a member of the Grant Stockman 4-H club in Dallas County, Iowa and enjoyed showing cattle at the county fair. His volunteering for 4-H began in high school, when he helped one of the local veterinarians with blood testing for cattle by labeling test tubes and doing paperwork....
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2017 Dallas County: Randy Gibson

Posted on 08/24/2017 at 8:59 PM
Doctor Randy Gibson, Minburn, Iowa has been a long time 4-H supporter. Randy was a Dallas County 4-H member in his youth. His daughter was also a 4-H member in Dallas County. Randy is an ISU graduate in the veterinary program. He has been the designated county fair vet for...

2016 Dallas County Carolyn Wilson

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 10:02 AM
Carolyn Wilson started as a 4-H member of the Doon Darling 4-H Club in Lyon County. She was part of an all-girls club. The girls clubs worked primarily in three areas, food and nutrition, home furnishings and clothing. The club leader would assign presentation topics for a certain month to...

2015 Dallas County- Linda Nelson

Posted on 08/23/2015 at 9:34 AM
Linda Nelson started as a 4H member in Montgomery County as a Frankfort Clovia Clan. She said at that time there were separate girls and boys clubs but if a girl wanted to show livestock she joined in both a girls and boys club. The girls clubs would work primarily...

2014 Dallas County - Chuck and Lorinda Inman

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 9:38 PM
Chuck & Lorinda Inman have been involved with 4-H since they were club members. They coached and encouraged their three children, Coralie, Bradley and Katharina through the Dallas County 4-H program, participating in club and county activities. Their involvement with 4-H activities has continued to expand. Lorinda served two terms on...

2013 Dallas County - Steve and Sharon Luellen

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:48 AM
Steve and Sharon Luellen have been involved with Dallas County 4-H for most of their lives. Both joined 4-H in 1959 and their passion for 4-H continued into adulthood. Steve assumed leadership of the Beaver Jr. Farmers club during the years their two daughters were in 4-H, and he served...

2012 Dallas County- Derry Pitsenbarger

Posted on 09/06/2012 at 9:42 AM
Derry Pitsenbarger of Dallas County was a member of the Lincoln Workers 4-H Club starting at the age of 10. Exhibiting beef and swine was the main focus of project involvement. He assisted his younger siblings as they exhibited at the Dallas County Fair, Ak-Sar-Ben and the Clay County Fair....

2011 Dallas County - Becky Simpson

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 2:02 PM
Becky Simpson was born and raised in a 4-H family in central Illinois, where she participated in both “boys” and “girls” 4-H clubs for 11 years. Her parents were 4-H leaders and were the first husband-wife duo to have their respective clubs named “Club of the Year” at the same...

2010 Dallas County - Robert and Kathy Harkrader

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 2:02 PM
Robert and Kathy Harkrader have been strong 4-H supporters who have been involved with 4-H for over 25 years. They have raised 6 children who all participated in the 4-H program. Robert and Kathy helped start the first photo club in Dallas County. With their encouragement, 4-H members were able...

2009 Dallas County - Robert and Margaret Ann Ellis

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 2:33 PM
Dallas County would like to honor Margaret Ann And Robert Ellis this year as the Hall of Fame members. Robert and Margaret Ann were married in 1956 and raised 3 children. Two sons Wayne and Harold and daughter Gayle Ann. In 1963 They moved their young family to a two...

2008 Dallas County - Barb Field

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 11:09 AM
Barb’s experiences with 4-H began when a friend of her parents suggested that 4-H would be a good organization for her to join. She joined that year and her sister and brothers joined as they became old enough. Barb had many great experiences in her eight years as a 4-H...

2007 Dallas County - Shi & Dwight Johnson

Posted on 04/12/2011 at 11:13 AM
Dwight and Shi Johnson started their 20 year 4-H involvement as club leaders soon after their oldest son Brad became a member, continuing as daughters Dinah and Jenny showed beef and horses. When the children were off to college, Dwight became beef superintendent, with Shi doing the paperwork end of...

2006 Dallas County - Larry & Karen Taylor

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 1:56 PM
Larry and Karen have a long involvement with the Dallas County 4-H program. In fact, they met as teenagers at the Dallas County Fair. For many years as active club leaders, they encouraged and guided their five children and countless other 4-Hers in setting and reaching high goals. Now, Larry...

2005 Dallas County - Lorna Baldner Grow

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 3:07 PM
Lorna Baldner Grow has been a 4-H leader for 39 years. She was a 4-H member herself, and her 4 children were also 4-H’ers. She estimates that she has had over 400 4-H’ers in her clubs over the years, which is her favorite part of volunteering in the 4-H program....

2004 Dallas County - Dennis Emehiser

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 12:08 PM
Dennis Emehiser started as an associate 4-H member at the age of 8 and then joined 4-H in 1956 for nine years with hogs, sheep, cattle and junior feeder pen projects. He was a 4-H club leader from 1969 to 1984 for Linnfield Pioneers and Adel Jr. Farmers. In 1985...

2003 Dallas County - Nick Button

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 2:36 PM
Nick, a life long resident of Dallas County has taught dog obedience training for 42 years, after learning techniques from Rud Weatherwax, owner and trainer of Lassie of TV and movie fame. Nick has done a great job of working with youth and building a relationship with them. He has...

2002 Dallas County - Edwin Howard Hill

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 12:28 PM
Edwin Howard Hill was known to local Dallas county folks as “Howard”. In business he went by “E. Howard Hill”. Howard had three daughters who were active 4-H members in Dallas County, but his involvement reached far beyond the county level. Howard was one of the founders of the State...
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