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2022 Dickinson County Mary Weaver

Posted on 08/22/2022 at 11:07 AM
Mary Weaver’s involvement in 4-H began many years ago when her children and step-children were involved. She started out as a 4-H parent, of course, then became a leader of the Milford Peppy Peppers, a position she held for a few years. Mary and her family became part of the Milford...

2021 Dickinson County Doug & Teresa Loerts

Posted on 08/23/2021 at 10:59 AM
Doug and Teresa Loerts have served Dickinson County 4-H for longer than many can remember. Doug has served as the Dickinson County Fair Board President since 2017/18, is the sheep and goat superintendent for the county fair, and has been a strong supporter of the 4-H program even before his...

2020 Dickinson County: Barb Utech

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Barb Utech has been a steady voice and mentor for the 4-H program in Dickinson County for 20 years. Prior to retiring to the Okoboji area she was involved in the Plymouth County fair for years as both a 4-H parent and a 4-H volunteer. Barb and a friend used...
Posted in Dickinson, 2020 |

2019 Dickinson County: Dave and Karen Schwaller

Posted on 08/19/2019 at 12:04 PM
It is with honor the Dickinson County Extension Council nominates Dave and Karen Schwaller to the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame. Dave and Karen raised three children Emily, Dustin and Doug in the 4-H program and instilled in them the heart of service. As their children grew, they followed in...
Posted in Dickinson, 2019 |

2018 Dickinson County: Johnson Family

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 2:58 PM
ISU Extension & Outreach Dickinson County is proud to nominate the Johnson Family, of rural Milford, to be inducted into the 2018 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame. Three generations of Johnsons, the late E.O., the late Dale and Dr. Jack have given a combined 90 years of service to the...
Posted in Dickinson, 2018 |

2013 Dickinson County - VerDon and Donna Schmidt

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:53 AM
Dickinson County Extension and Outreach is proud to nominate VerDon & Donna Schmidt to the 2013 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame. The couple resides on the Schmidt family farm north of Everly, Iowa. Because of their close proximity with Dickinson and Clay Counties in Northwest Iowa, they have contributed to...

2010 Dickinson County - The Northey/Pringnitz Family

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:57 PM
There are definitely familiar faces around the Dickinson County Extension Office, and for years the Northey Family have diligently supported and promoted all facets of 4-H. Recognizing the benefit of this program to Dickinson County youth, the entire family has consistently supported the educational opportunities, real-life experiences and the significance...

2009 Dickinson County - Willie & Ruth Boettcher

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 2:19 PM
Willie and Ruth both became leaders when their children started 4-H and continued through their children’s 10 years of 4-H. Willie was involved with the Dairy department and assisted with the hog and horse project areas. Ruth was involved with the girl’s project areas. They continued their involvement with 4-H...

2008 Dickinson County - Beth Will

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:58 AM
Beth began her 4-H career at nine years old as part of Dickinson County 4-H by joining the Diamond Lake Darlings 4-H Club. She was an active member of the club through her school years with the Beef project being her favorite. Although she was not very excited about sewing,...

2007 Dickinson County - Sue Boettcher

Posted on 04/12/2011 at 11:06 AM
Sue’s contributions to the 4-H program are numerous. She was a 9 year member herself, attended ISU, and came back to Dickinson County where she served as a volunteer leader for 3 years. Sue has been an Extension Council member for 8 years and served as council chair for 2...

2004 Dickinson County - Kenneth Byers

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 12:02 PM
Kenneth (Kenny) Byers was an 11 year 4-H member (from 1943 to 1954) in the Dickinson County Silver Lakers Fighters Club. He showed dairy, hogs, purebred beef heifers, and baby beef exhibits. In his last year of 4-H, Kenny exhibited the Grand Champion Calf at the Dickinson County Fair. He...

2002 Dickinson County - Curt Smith

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 12:50 PM
Curt Smith is the 4-H Hall of Fame inductee from Dickinson County. Curt is a former 4-H’er and an Ag Specialty graduate from Iowa Lakes Community College in Emmetsburg, Iowa. He has five years experience as a 4-H Leader for the Superior Lakers Club with a membership of fifty plus...
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