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2022 Fayette County Susan Friedrich

Posted on 08/22/2022 at 11:11 AM
Susan Friedrich’s started 4-H in 1970 in Madison County with the dog project being her favorite. Over the years her knowledge in this area expanded and she began providing leadership at the county dog project training meetings. She was honored to be named the state and a regional winner in...

2021 Fayette County Lois Langreck

Posted on 08/23/2021 at 11:43 AM
Lois Langreck started her 4-H career in 1975 when her oldest daughter started 4-H. In 1979, she became a leader for her daughter’s club, the Eden Starlets, located in the Waucoma area. The Eden Starlets later changed names and became the Eden Outer Limits. Lois continued as a 4-H club...

2020 Fayette County: Ann Egan

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Ann Egan has been a leader for the Fremont Friends club for 40 years. She volunteered, along with many co-leaders over the years, to lead the club for her children, and she is still leading today for several of her grandchildren. Ann has served at the county level on various...
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2019 Fayette County: Bill Dohrmann

Posted on 08/19/2019 at 12:07 PM
Bill Dohrmann has been an asset over the years to the Fayette County 4-H Program. Bill was a 4-H member in Franklin County and to this day, he shares his excitement winning his first ever ribbon showing his baby beef. He was a member of the Hamilton Go-Getters 4-H Club and...
Posted in Fayette, 2019 |

2018 Fayette County: Tom Mann

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 3:02 PM
Tom Mann of West Union has been part of the Fayette County 4-H program for over 50 years. His love for cattle and farming started at a young age as he worked side by side with his parents. Tom was a member of the Windsor Spark Plugs and then the...
Posted in Fayette, 2018 |

2017 Fayette County: Patti Dillon

Posted on 08/24/2017 at 9:19 PM
The 2017 Fayette County 4H Hall of Fame recipient is Patti Dillon, of Volga City, Iowa. Ever a pioneer, Patti moved to Ames from the east coast in 1962 to attend Iowa State University. She obtained a master’s degree in Home Economics and subsequently taught at Union Witten School district....

2016 Fayette County Dale and Mary Rueber

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 7:53 AM
The 2016 Fayette County Hall of Fame recipients are Dale and Mary Rueber of Westgate. Dale started 4-H in Fayette County at age 10 as a member of the Harlan Livestock 4-H club. At age 12, he volunteered to gather bids from the buyers and at age 14 he joined six...

2015 Fayette County- Norma Kerr

Posted on 08/24/2015 at 9:12 AM
Norma Kerr started 4-H as a Clayton County member in the Garnavillo Farmerettes 4-H Club. Due to her family moving, she selected not to continue with 4-H as a youth. In 1971, Norma became one of the leaders of the Clermont Country Cousins 4-H Club. She continued as a leader...

2014 Fayette County - Don Bahe

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 9:55 PM
Don Bahe, rural Stanley, was a Fayette County 4-H member from 1954-1963. He has been a great supporter and contributor to the Fayette County 4-H program and to Fayette County Extension. Don was the Scott Hot Shots club leader from1994 to 2002, earning an Award of the Clover in 1998. He...

2013 Fayette County - Neil and Julie Lansing

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 10:54 PM
Neil and Julie Lansing of West Union have been life-long supporters and have gone the extra mile with the 4-H program in Fayette County. All six of their children were very active in 4-H and five of them served or are currently serving on the Iowa State 4-H Council. Neil...

2012 Fayette County- David Turner

Posted on 07/31/2012 at 10:43 AM
David Turner of Arlington has been a life-long supporter of the Fayette County 4-H program. David is the parent of two children, Dan and Mary, who were also members in Fayette County. He is the proud grandfather of two. Over the years, Dave has been very instrumental to the 4-H...

2011 Fayette County - Kenny & Evelyn Vagts

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:55 PM
Ken & Evelyn Vagts of Eldorado have been involved in the Fayette County 4-H Program for many years. Evelyn and Kenny are the parents of seven children, 20 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren with all of their children and several of their grandchildren being members of 4-H. Evelyn became a...

2010 Fayette County - Vernelle Malven

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:46 PM
Vernelle Malven joined 4-H in January, 1955 as a fifth grader in Butler County and remained a member for eight years. Her mother, Nelda (Myrick) Hassman, was instrumental in encouraging her to join 4-H as she had been a member in Dickinson County during her youth in the early 1930’s....

2009 Fayette County - Helen M. Halstead

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 2:03 PM
For the past 40 years, 4-H has played an active role in Helen Halstead’s life. Her oldest son, Jim, joined the Eldorado Eagles 4-H Club in 1969. Following Jim’s lead came three brothers and five sisters who were either involved in the Eldorado Eagles or Diligent Doverettes (later renamed Diligent...

2008 Fayette County - Mary and Dan Burkhart

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:49 AM
Dan and Mary Burkhart have been great assets to the Fayette County 4-H program. Dan serves as the Fayette County Extension Education Director and has for the past 36 years. Dan, along with two Fayette County 4-H Alumni spearheaded the Fayette County 4-H Foundation Endowment fund, which recently reached $25,000....

2007 Fayette County - Eldon & Wilda Ingamells

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 2:33 PM
Eldon and Wilda have both been great assets to the Fayette County 4-H program over the past several years. Eldon served on the Fayette County Youth Committee from 1981 to 1989. In Fayette County, Eldon is known as the “beef weigher” as he has weighed in all the market beef...

2006 Fayette County - Jim & Donna Lein

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 1:36 PM
Jim and Donna Lein have been involved in the 4-H program in Fayette County, other Iowa counties, and state and national events for over 37 years. Contributions to 4-H programs by the couple have involved livestock, especially sheep. Their personal participation, however, began with dairy cattle. Sheep projects, along with...

2005 Fayette County - Miriam Elizabeth Kimball Colvin

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 2:59 PM
Miriam Elizabeth Kimball Colvin was born September 15, 1923 in Battle Creek, IA. Miriam, her husband Charles and three children lived in several communities throughout Iowa but during the summer of 1963, the Colvin family moved to the West Union/Hawkeye area (Fayette County) where Charles worked with the American Dairy...

2004 Fayette County - Caroline Ingels

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:58 AM
Caroline Ingels is 89 years young and still a supporter of the Fayette County 4-H program and the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Caroline joined 4-H when she was 12 years old and continued as a 4-H’er in Iowa County throughout high school. Her favorite projects were cooking and sewing. While attending...

2003 Fayette County - Lavilla Onsager

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 2:29 PM
Lavilla Onsager started her 4-H career in 1934 as a member of the newly formed Henderson Prairie 4-H club in Clermont Township, Fayette County, Iowa. Lavilla was the president of the club for three years. In 1939 Lavilla helped her club make a long chain out of clover and shaped...

2002 Fayette County - Frances Graham

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 1:00 PM
Frances Hill Graham has been a dedicated volunteer all of her life. The former Linn County 4-H’er (from 1935 to 1942) married John Graham and moved to a farm near Hawkeye, Iowa, in 1947. Frances served as a volunteer 4-H club leader of the Alpha Clover Leaves girls club for...
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