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2022 Delaware County Roger & Jody Helmrichs

Posted on 08/22/2022 at 11:04 AM
Roger and Jody Helmrichs have been involved with the Delaware County 4-H program in many capacities. Roger joined the Milo Livestock 4-H Club in 6th grade, where he exhibited dairy and beef at the Delaware County Fair, Ryan Dairy days, the Iowa State fair, and National Cattle Congress. He held...

2021 Delaware County Kelly Jared

Posted on 08/23/2021 at 10:56 AM
4-H has always been a special part of Kelly Jared’s life. From a young age she watched her dad, Norman Boss, serve as a long-time 4-H club leader and dedicated assistant at the county 4-H and FFA dairy show each year. He showed by example just how much 4-H relies...

2020 Delaware County: Loras & Jolene Bagge

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Loras and Jolene Bagge were so impressed with how 4-H made a difference in the lives of their children that they continue to support and volunteer for the Delaware County 4-H organization. They find satisfaction in volunteering for 4-H knowing that it gives children the opportunity to participate in the...
Posted in Delaware, 2020 |

2019 Delaware County: Steve Schwietert

Posted on 08/19/2019 at 12:02 PM
Steve Schwietert and his three sisters grew up on the family century farm southwest of Colesburg, the children of Martin and Bonnie Schwietert. All four were nine year 4-H members. Steve belonged to the Colesburg Livestock 4-H Club and the girls to the Colony Co-Workers 4-H Club. Throughout his 4-H career...
Posted in Delaware, 2019 |

2018 Delaware County: Todd & Donna Boss

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 2:53 PM
Todd and Donna Boss have served over 30 years in the Delaware County 4-H program. Both are Delaware County alumni, and have been recognized and honored with the Delaware County 4-H Alumni award! You’ll continue to see Todd and Donna volunteering where their assistance is needed throughout Delaware County! Todd...
Posted in Delaware, 2018 |

2017 Delaware County: Larry and Sandy Swanson

Posted on 08/24/2017 at 9:06 PM
Larry and Sandy Swanson are honored to be recipients of the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame recognition. They have long been supporters of 4-H and appreciate the life-skills taught by this organization. Larry grew up in rural Delaware County and has fond memories of his years in the Delaware Hustlers...

2016 Delaware County Kathy Hutchinson

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 10:02 AM
It is hard for Kathy to think of a time when 4-H was not a part of her life. She started as a member of the Cheerful Workers 4-H club. Memories of presentations, fairs, camps and out-of-county trips were made and through these activities, she learned how to speak in...

2015 Delaware County- John and Ruth Deutmeyer

Posted on 08/24/2015 at 9:10 AM
For the past thirty-five years, John and Ruth Deutmeyer have spent time volunteering to support the 4-H program of Delaware County. They are the parents of four children; Jenifer Deutmeyer-McGovern, Pharm D, from Petersburg, Jason Deutmeyer, M.D., from Bettendorf, Iowa, Angela Fontaine, graphic artist/accountant, from Elgin, Illinois and Alex Deutmeyer,...

2014 Delaware County - Martin and Joann Kruse

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 9:40 PM
Martin and Joann Kruse’ 4-H roots date back over 60 years. Joann Ries was a member of the Polly Pigtails 4-H club and Martin Kruse was a member of the Petersburg Livestock 4-H club when they made their début at the 1950 Delaware County Fair. Little did either know that...

2013 Delaware County - Larry and Nancy Shover

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:50 AM
Larry and Nancy Shover feel that they have been blessed by the many fine people they have known and worked with in 4-H. Larry grew up in a 4-H family. His parents were the township booster couple and his father his 4-H club and dairy project leader. Larry’s siblings, as well...

2012 Delaware County- Lloyd & Kay Deahl

Posted on 07/18/2012 at 2:48 PM
Lloyd Deahl: “When I was the Industrial Arts teacher at West Delaware Schools in 1967, I became interested in the local 4-H program in Delaware County. From that time until the present, I have served as woodworking project leader. Our woodworking meetings have been held at either the West Delaware...

2011 Delaware County - Jack & Gladys Tinker

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 2:00 PM
Jack and Gladys Tinker have been long time supporters of 4-H in Delaware County. Jack was a member of the Elk Chargers 4-H club and later served as club leader for 15 years. Much of that time, he was the only leader for a group of 26 boys, which was...

2010 Delaware County - Tony and Delrose Broghammer

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:59 PM
Tony and Delrose Broghammer have been involved with 4-H in many capacities. For Tony it began as a teenager when he was a member of the Coggon Clippers 4-H Club for several years. Together they became involved in 4-H by supporting their 7 children through each one’s nine years of...

2009 Delaware County - Gary & Shirley Helmrichs

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 2:22 PM
Gary and Shirley were both 9 year 4-H members in Delaware County. They both served on the 4-H food stand committee for years. and are chairs of the Delaware County Pork Grill Team who grilled daily for the 4-H food stand at the fair. Gary served as superintendent of the...

2008 Delaware County - Virginia & Robert Hall

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 11:03 AM
Bob Hall’s significant leadership skills and his ability to communicate and connect with 4-Hers provided youth of Delaware County with opportunities to learn about citizenship and service. He inspired 4-H members to become achievers! Bob initiated the 4-H camping program at Camp Wapsi-Y. He saw the need and opportunity to...

2007 Delaware County - Ruth & Allen Remling

Posted on 04/12/2011 at 11:12 AM
Ruth Remling was a club leader of the Dundee Luckies and a county Visual Arts project leader for a total of 20 years of service. Former club members and co-leaders praised her for her organizational skills and her ability to make concepts clear and understandable. She also judged at county...

2006 Delaware County - David & Donna Kunde

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 1:54 PM
Thirty years ago, David and Donna Kunde organized the Delaware County “Friends of 4-H” Food Stand which has raised thousands of dollars allowing generous financial support for out of county 4-H events. David was a 10 year member of 4-H and is in his 40th year as 4-H leader and...

2005 Delaware County - John & Be Vermazen

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 3:06 PM
John and Be Vermazen have had an association with 4-H and the Extension Service that began with participation in 4-H during the depression. John in Lee County Iowa and Be in Saunders County Nebraska. After the war they graduated from Iowa State and began teaching careers in Vocational Agriculture and...

2004 Delaware County - Frances Shover-Wilson

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 12:05 PM
Frances Shover-Wilson is a 4-H pioneer. She was active on Township Booster Couples in Delaware County – serving several terms to get 4-H more visible in the community. Frances hosted numerous 4-H meetings and many dairy judging workouts for 4-H and FFA. She encouraged her 4 children to be active...

2003 Delaware County - Gladys Childs

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 2:34 PM
Gladys, her husband Harold and her children were all 4-H members. For over 35 years, she served as leader or co-leader for the Cheerful Workers 4-H club as well as project leader in several areas. Through the years, she has participated in a wide variety of activities on the club,...

2002 Delaware County - Rhea Klaus

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 12:48 PM
Rhea Klaus and her husband Raymond live in Colesburg, Iowa. Rhea was the 4-H program assistant in Delaware County from 1970 to 1980. In that role she supported the total 4-H program in Delaware County under the supervision of County Extension Education Directors Bob Hall and Rod Hamer. Rhea has dedicated...
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