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2022 Dubuque County Paul Vaassen

Posted on 08/22/2022 at 11:08 AM
When Paul Vaassen talks about 4-H, he calls the national program a "character builder" for young people. "I have seen, not only in Dubuque County but at the state fair, youngsters involved in projects that begin at the start of the year, and are displayed at both the county and...

2021 Dubuque County Leo Mallie

Posted on 08/23/2021 at 11:00 AM
Leo Mallie grew up in Cedar County in Eastern Iowa. While in 4-H, he was Cedar County Historian. After high school, he went on to Iowa State College in Ames and earned a B.S. in Agronomy. Upon graduating, he was hired by Dubuque County Extension as Extension Assistant – Youth...

2020 Dubuque County: Joe Simon

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Joe Simon and Virginia, his wife of 70 years, raised 10 children on their farm near Farley. The older kids showed both pigs and dairy when they first joined 4-H in the early 60’s before finally settling on dairy. Joe didn’t become a leader right away, but he was an...
Posted in Dubuque, 2020 |

2019 Dubuque County: Sally Heacock

Posted on 08/19/2019 at 12:06 PM
Sally Heacock has been involved in 4-H as a volunteer for over 30 years. In 2008, she received her 30 year Volunteer Award certificate and pin. Even though Sally has “retired” from 4-H, it is still in her blood. She is very active in the yearly fruit sale fundraiser. Sally is...
Posted in Dubuque, 2019 |

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...
Posted in Dubuque, 2018 |

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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