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2022 Franklin County Joe & Linda Scallon

Posted on 08/22/2022 at 11:13 AM
Joe and Linda Scallon have been huge supporters of Franklin County 4-H since 1997. Joe was a club leader of Lee's Fighting Midgets from 1997 through 2009. He was able to offer his members the experience of raising and caring for hogs at his farm and in turn these members...

2021 Franklin County Barb Ristau

Posted on 08/23/2021 at 11:46 AM
For the past 30 years Barb Ristau has been the face of the Franklin County 4-H Food Stand on the Franklin County Fairgrounds in Hampton, Iowa. During the 1980's time period, the fair was experiencing a lot of growth, and therefore it became evident that the food stand needed to...

2020 Franklin County: Marie Sporra

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Franklin County 4-H volunteer, Marie Sporaa, joined Franklin County 4-H as a 4th grader. She learned leadership, commitment, dedication, respect and responsibility with her many projects as a member of Lee’s Leading Ladies. During high school, Marie joined the Livestock Queens 4-H club in order to show animals at the...
Posted in Franklin, 2020 |

2019 Franklin County: Beverly Peters

Posted on 08/19/2019 at 12:10 PM
Beverly Peters began her involvement with 4-H as an 8-year member in Linn County, and then served there as a summer 4-H Program Assistant. After graduating from Iowa State, she had a 40-year career in Franklin County with 4-H and Extension, serving as a 4-H and Youth leader, Home Economist,...
Posted in Franklin, 2019 |

2018 Franklin County: Carma DeVries

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 3:04 PM
Franklin County 4-H volunteer, Carma DeVries, was a 4-H club member for nine years. After her years as a member and seeing the volunteers that helped her, she knew she would like to help others someday. The county fair was Carma’s favorite part of the summer and she could see...
Posted in Franklin, 2018 |

2017 Franklin County: Darwin Meyer

Posted on 08/24/2017 at 9:24 PM
Franklin County volunteer, Darwin Meyer was a member of the West Fork Winners 4-H club from 1961-1967. Darwin's projects included gardening, showing Brown Swiss calves, and a swine project. He served as the club leader when his son, Brian, was in 4-H. Darwin served on the County 4-H Youth Committee...

2016 Franklin County Alan Brown

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 7:57 AM
Alan Brown comes from a strong 4-H family. The third of three children of Lowell and the late Lorna Brown, Alan followed in the footsteps of his older brother and sister taking an active role in the county 4-H program. Alan’s mother Lorna was inducted into the 4-H Hall of...

2015 Franklin County- Carolyn Oleson

Posted on 08/24/2015 at 9:13 AM
For the past 48 years, Carolyn Oleson has been a 4-H Volunteer in Franklin County! Carolyn began her involvement in 4-H as a member of the Scott Scotties 4-H Club, and later became a leader of that same club when her daughters joined. Carolyn continued lending a helping hand to...

2014 Franklin County - Dr. Richard Flickinger

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 10:00 PM
Dr. Richard Flickinger was a veterinarian in Franklin County for over 30 years. He was a great friend to 4H and helped many youth with their livestock and pet projects. Dr. Flickinger always had time to explain any question 4H’ers had for him. He also liked to take advantage of...

2013 Franklin County - Boyd Dohrmann

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 10:57 PM
Boyd Dohrmann of Franklin County served as a volunteer in many ways. Boyd was the 4-H Sheep Project Leader for 30 years, a 4-H Club Leader of the Marion Jr. Farmers for 10 years, leader of the County Senior 4-H’ers, (a county program for high school age members to get...

2012 Franklin County- Connie Meyer

Posted on 07/18/2012 at 3:05 PM
Many families and friends walk the winding roads and bike trail under the oak trees of Hillside Cemetery If you find the right spot, you will see a headstone showing a farm scene and the 4-H emblem centered at the bottom of the farm. No one but the family knows...

2011 Franklin County - Charles & Mary Beth Sukup

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:53 PM
Anyone who has traveled the country roads in the Midwest has seen the Sukup name on many grain storage bins, but it is the people behind the name that have made more of an impression in the minds of Franklin County 4-H families. Charles and Mary Beth Sukup have played...

2010 Franklin County - Jay and Sally Van Wert

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:42 PM
The Van Wert family has a long tradition of involvement in Franklin County 4-H and Extension programs. As a youth Jay was part of a family that was active not only in 4-H but had leadership roles in many Franklin County and Iowa organizations. Jay and Sally served as 4-H...

2009 Franklin County - April Hemmes

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 2:01 PM
April was an 8 year member of the Reeve Rosettes 4-H Club, where she served as an officer and completed projects in Clothing, Home Improvement, Creative Arts, Food and Nutrition, Horse and Veterinary Science. The past 6 years she has been the organization leader for the Reeve Hampton Hustlers 4-H...

2008 Franklin County - Lorna Brown

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:47 AM
Lorna Brown was active as a 4-H leader and 4-H committee member. She received the Franklin County 4-H alumni award for her dedication to helping members. Lorna judged 4-H achievement shows for many years, and then continued to help members with projects when clubs no longer held those shows. She...

2007 Franklin County - Ken Showalter

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 2:29 PM
Ken Showalter has always been a strong supporter of 4-H in Franklin County, being the second of 4 generations involved with the program. As a member he was active in livestock and judging projects. He served on the 4-H committee and as a 4-H leader for 15 years. His 4...

2006 Franklin County - Bill Hemm

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 1:32 PM
While a member of 4-H in Franklin County Bill Hemm of Sheffield, had many great experiences. He exhibited his first Champion Baby Beef in 1937, was a member of the top Iowa State Fair Livestock Judging Team, competed in the International Livestock Show judging contest in Chicago, and named top...

2005 Franklin County - Dave Flint

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 2:57 PM
Dave Flint may be remembered for tenure with the Hampton FFA program, but he has been involved with 4-H since the early 40’s when he was a member himself. Over the years he has worked cooperatively with the Franklin County 4-H program, particularly livestock judging. After retirement, Dave worked to...

2004 Franklin County - Alice Van Wert Murray

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:55 AM
Alice Van Wert Murray was a Minnesota 4-H member. She married Pat Van Wert of Hampton, and began a long career as a 4-H and community volunteer. She was a 3 year Butler County 4-H leader and then served Franklin County as a 4-H leader and 4-H committee member. She...

2003 Franklin County - Ruth Grace

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 1:57 PM
Ruth Grace was a 40-year volunteer with the 4-H program, 10 years in Marshall County and 30 in Franklin County. She served as a 4-H club leader, special project leader for Health, Youthpower, and Communications, on the Franklin County 4-H Committee, and President of the Franklin County 4-H Foundation. She...

2002 Franklin County - J. Verald Brown

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 1:05 PM
J. Verald Brown has been an active part of the Franklin County 4-H program over his lifetime. He is currently one of the oldest 4-H alumni in Franklin County. As a youth, he was involved in 3 project groups and livestock judging. He was a member of V.B. Hamilton’s successful...
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