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2018 Emmet County: Donna Jensen

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 3:01 PM
Although Donna Jensen was only a 4-H member for two years in Palo Alto County, Iowa, she has continued to stay involved in the 4-H program for many years after her participation. She remained involved in 4-H when her two children were members of the program. Donna served as a...
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2017 Emmet County: Clara Valen

Posted on 08/24/2017 at 9:14 PM
Clara Valen was a 10 year member of the South Summit Sizzlers 4-H club in Steele County, Minnesota. Her projects included market swine, foods, dairy, horticulture/gardening, and home improvement. She really enjoyed baking, especially breads, where she received a blue plus ribbon. Another highlight was when she earned a trip...

2016 Emmet County Bret and Sherry Mace

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 10:01 AM
The Emmet County 4-H program is happy to induct Bret and Sherry Mace into the 2016 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame. The Mace’s have been an essential part of the Emmet County 4-H program for many years. Their passion for 4-H, and their influence on the youth who participate in...
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2015 Emmet County- Athlyn Black

Posted on 08/24/2015 at 9:11 AM
Emmet County’s 2015 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame inductee is Athlyn Black. As a 4-H’er herself in Wright County, Athlyn was a member of the Eagle Red Peppers 4-H Club. She really enjoyed participating in skits, sewing, baking, and 4-H Fun Nights. A highlight of her 4-H career was winning the...
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2014 Emmet County - David & Carol Solberg

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 9:54 PM
David and Carol Solberg have been lifelong volunteers for the Emmet County 4-H program. As youth they both participated in the 4-H program. Carol was a member of 4-H in Palo Alto County, where she enjoyed showing swine, creating home improvement and food & nutrition exhibits, and being active as...
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2013 Emmet County - Holle Smith

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:57 AM
The 2013 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame honoree from Emmet County is Holle Smith. Holle worked at the Emmet County Extension Office for over 30 years. When people in Emmet County think of 4-H, they think of Holle Smith. Holle believes in the 4-H program and the ideals it represents,...
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2012 Emmet County- Layne Anderson

Posted on 07/18/2012 at 2:59 PM
Layne Anderson was an active 4-H member in Nebraska as a youth, participating in the livestock judging team and beef area. He especially enjoyed showing his cattle at Ak-Sar-Ben in Omaha. As an adult in Emmet County, he was the livestock judging team leader for several years. Layne has been...
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2011 Emmet County - David & Robin Enerson

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:56 PM
The Emmet County 4-H program is happy to induct David and Robin Enerson into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame in 2011. The Enerson,s have been a very essential part of the Emmet County 4-H program for many years. Their passion for 4-H, and its impact on the youth who...
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2010 Emett County - Diane Nelsen

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:54 PM
Emmet County’s 2010 Iowa Hall of Fame inductee, Diane Nelsen, has been one of the best advocates for 4-H that the county has had. She was a very active 4-H’er herself and now is “giving back” to 4-H as an adult. She was a leader of the Jack Creek Feeders...
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2009 Emmet County - Ron & Sandy Kropf

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 2:05 PM
4-H has been a huge part of Ron and Sandy Kropf’s lives for many years. Both were active 4-H’ers themselves as youth, participating in many trips and leadership opportunities. As adults they made a significant impact on the lives of many Emmet County 4-H’ers. They are leaders of the High...
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2008 Emmet County - Nancy and Keith Rosburg

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:57 AM
Keith and Nancy Rosburg have been extraordinary contributors to the Emmet County 4-H program for many years. They were both active 4-H members as youth and have done their share of giving back to the program as alumni. Keith has been a 4-H club leader, member of the Emmet County...
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2007 Emmet County - Belva Henrickson

Posted on 04/12/2011 at 11:02 AM
Belva Henrickson has been a very valuable asset to the Emmet County 4-H program and an excellent volunteer for Emmet County Extension events for many years. She was a 4-H leader of the Lincoln Handy Helpers 4-H club and the bicycle project group. From 4-H day camps to many project...
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2006 Emmet County - Rachel Holl

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 1:43 PM
Rachel Holl has devoted thirty years to the Emmet County 4-H program. She served on the 4-H and Youth Committee from 1947-1958 serving as chairperson all but the first three years of her committee membership. Rachel led a very active 4-H club, Lincoln Handy Helpers for nearly 20 years as...
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2005 Emmet County - Earl (Bud) Neppl

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 3:01 PM
Bud Neppl was an active 4-H member in Emmet County representing Emmet county at the 1949 National 4-H Club Congress in Chicago. He was active in the livestock areas of 4-H and was a member of the livestock judging team participating at the Iowa State Fair. As an adult, Bud...

2004 Emmet County - Lawrence Thomsen

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:59 AM
Lawrence Thomsen was a champion for the 4-H program in Emmet County for decades. Larry was a local 4-H leader for the Twelve Mile Lakers club. He was an active member on the 4-H and Youth Committee, serving as chairperson, Emmet County’s representative for multi county 4-H programming, and served...
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2003 Emmet County - Bruce Chrestiansen

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 2:30 PM
Bruce Chrestiansen was an active 4-H Member in Emmet County, where he served on County Council and exhibited at the Iowa State Fair and Ak-Sar-Ben. After graduating from high school in 1980, Bruce became a 4-H Leader in 1985. He has been an active leader completing his 18th year in...

2002 Emmett County - Colleen Enerson

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 12:58 PM
Colleen Enerson has been very active in the 4-H and Youth program in Emmet County for many years. Colleen has been a 4-H leader, serves as the 4-H Building Superintendent with many years of experience, is an Achievement show judge, county fair judge, and is a guest presenter at local...
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