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2018 Dubuque County: Dave & LuAnn Krapfl

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 3:00 PM
Dave and LuAnn Krapfl 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. Dave and LuAnn were relative late-comers to 4-H, with both of their first experiences coming as adults, as...
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2017 Dubuque County:Jim Pancratz

Posted on 08/24/2017 at 9:11 PM
Jim Pancratz was a Dubuque County 4-H’er as a member of the Washington Senators 4-H Club. He was active in the dairy project and also participated in the State 4-H Conference and Citizenship Washington Focus as a 4-H’er, then later as a Dubuque County chaperone. Jim was a leader for...

2016 Dubuque County Jim Pancratz

Posted on 08/25/2016 at 10:01 AM
Jim Pancratz was a Dubuque County 4-H’er as a member of the Washington Senators 4-H Club. He was active in the dairy project and also participated in State 4-H Conference and Citizenship Washington Focus as a 4-H’er, then later as a Dubuque County chaperone. He was a leader for the...

2015 Dubuque County- Marilyn Lawler

Posted on 08/24/2015 at 9:11 AM
Marilyn Collins Lawler grew up on a farm in Jackson County and was a member of the Otter Creek Starlets 4-H Club for ten years. She held every office throughout that membership. As a 4-Her her favorite memories were of talks, demonstrations, club Christmas parties and camps, but mostly, the...

2014 Dubuque County - Betty Pins

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 9:45 PM
Betty Pins served as a Dubuque County 4-H leader for 32 years. She and her sister-in-law started the Bankston Congenial Girls 4-H Club in 1967. The first club’s meeting consisted of 25 girls. Each year the membership successfully grew. At one point the club had over 40 members. She enjoyed...

2013 Dubuque County - Henery Kruse Jr.

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:56 AM
Henry Kruse Jr. had been active with the 4-H program since he was 11 years old. In 1965 he represented Dubuque County 4-H at the State 4-H Conference and was the alternate in the state demonstration program. A year later he became the Dubuque County Fair King. Henry served as...

2012 Dubuque County- Darlene Conrad

Posted on 07/18/2012 at 2:55 PM
Darlene Conrad began her 4-H career as a member of the Graf Go-Getters and later the Peosta Peppy Pals in Dubuque County. Her main project areas were food and nutrition, clothing, home improvement, and horticulture. She was 4-H club president and also elected Dubuque County 4-H Girl’s President. A highlight...

2011 Dubuque County - Bernice Schuster

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:57 PM
Bernice Pancratz Schuster was the first club president when the Washington Wonder Workers 4-H club organized in November 1941. Over the next six years, she held all of the other offices in the club. She was named "Outstanding 4-H Girl" in Dubuque County. She was part of a demonstration team...

2010 Dubuque County - LeRoy Pancrantz

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:56 PM
LeRoy belonged to the first 4-H club in Dubuque County. The name of this club is the Washington Senators. The club still flourishes today. When he became old enough, LeRoy was one of many leaders to teach the next generation the many daily living skills needed to be a successful...

2009 Dubuque County - Gladys Aitchison

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 2:14 PM
Gladys Aitchison, leader of the Cascade Clever Clovers of Cascade, Iowa has contributed over 41 years of her time and talents to the 4-H program. She has served on Fair Committees, Extension Youth Committee, has done record book judging and has been a county, state, and national chaperone. Waving an...

2005 Dubuque County - Charles Smith

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 3:03 PM
Charles has been a 4-H Leader in Dubuque County for 43 years. Prior to that Charles was a 4-H member in Dubuque County and the first 4-H King in Dubuque. Charles was superintendent for 4-H Beef for 25 years and is currently on the sheep, and record keeping committees. He...

2004 Dubuque County - Linda Chmelar

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 12:01 PM
Linda Chmelar has been an extremely valuable leader in 4-H for 21 years. She has donated so many hours to the program that we cannot count them. She has been very instrumental in lining up judges, ribbons and trophies for the county fair and has served on many county and...

2002 Dubuque County - Mable Hilton

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 12:52 PM
Mable was a leader for the Asbury Juliens 4-H Club in Dubuque County for 50 years until her retirement in 1998. Mable was also a teacher, was active in the Dubuque County Farm Bureau Women’s Group, and received a “Mother of 4-H” award in 1972. Mable was very particular about parliamentary...
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