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2022 Fremont County James & Carla Nahkunst

Posted on 08/22/2022 at 11:14 AM
In Fremont County, Jim & Carla Nahkunst have been the whole hog for 4-H! The Nahkunsts both grew up in Fremont County 4-H, Jim as a Washington-Madison member in Hamburg, and Carla as a Riverside Wren in Randolph. Jim’s favorite projects were beef and woodworking. Carla had entries in swine, beef,...

2021 Fremont County Grant Schaaf

Posted on 08/23/2021 at 11:49 AM
Grant Schaaf’s email address, 4hdad1995, tells you everything you need to know about this inductee! Grant, the youngest of three kids, grew up in 4-H. With a wide age gap between each of his siblings, his father was a 4-H leader for over 30 years! As a Riverside Rocket 4-H member,...

2020 Fremont County: Gary & Pam Nebel

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
For Gary and Pam Nebel, 4-H, fun and the fair go hand-in-hand. Pam was an active member of the Lincoln Luckies 4-H Club in Page County. Her favorite projects included sewing and food and nutrition. Pam says showing a steer the last year she was involved in 4-H was a...
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2019 Fremont County: Greg and Teresa Johnson

Posted on 08/19/2019 at 12:12 PM
The Indian Deerettes, Busy Boosters, Henderson Hornets, Ambitious Andies, West Walnut Evereadies, and Riverside Rockets, are all 4-H clubs Greg and Teresa Johnson have left their mark on as outstanding members and leaders of the Iowa 4-H program. Greg and Teresa grew up in Mills County 4-H. Teresa served on the...
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2018 Fremont County: Gary & Mary Kay Walter

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 3:05 PM
Mary Kay and Gary Walter prove no matter where you land, you can build a legacy through volunteerism. Gary was a Page County 4-H’er and a 1979 graduate of Shenandoah schools. Fremont County became his home when he bought a farm near Farragut. Mary Kay was originally from Council Bluffs...
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2017 Fremont: Doug and Kerry Aistrope

Posted on 08/24/2017 at 9:28 PM
Doug and Kerry Aistrope of rural Randolph have devoted their lives to improving Fremont County and find 4-H to be the ideal platform for strengthening individuals, families and communities. Doug grew up in a 4-H family as the middle child of three. His parents, Dave and Lois, were the 2011 Iowa...

2016 Fremont County Star Ann Kloberdanz

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 8:01 AM
Star Ann Kloberdanz, a Fremont County 4-H volunteer, grew up on a farm learning many life skills when a 4-H’er. Star Ann is the first second-generation Fremont County Hall of Fame recipient, sharing this honor with her father. As member of the girls West Walnut Eveready 4-H Club, Star Ann excelled...

2015 Fremont County- Tom and Norma Troxel

Posted on 08/24/2015 at 9:13 AM
Tom and Norma Troxel, living on a Century Farm in rural Farragut have been involved in Fremont County 4-H for most of their lives. Tom, a 4th generation ag producer was both a member, and a leader, of the Southeast Future Farmers 4-H Club. Norma, one of 11 kids, was...

2014 Fremont County - Phillip Wing

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 10:01 PM
Phillip (Phil) Wing, is a fixture at the Fremont County Fair, serving as a superintendent of the 4-H Beef Show for nearly 30 years. Phil, a native of Fremont County, was raised on the farm that he now calls home near Farragut. As a youth, Phil was a member of the...

2013 Fremont County - Rebecca Schull

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 10:59 PM
Rebecca (Brownlee) Shull was born and raised in Farragut, Iowa and joined 4-H for the first time as a “betty member” in 1959 at the age of 8. She recalls begging her parents to let her join. Her parents, both 4-H leaders, were happy to find a way for Becky...

2012 Fremont County- JoAnn Birkby

Posted on 07/18/2012 at 3:09 PM
JoAnn Birkby started out as a nine year 4-H’er in Nodaway County Missouri. During those nine years, she had cattle, cooking, sewing, and home improvement projects. JoAnn said those were the days when the whole family went to the 4-H meetings. They played games, had a great time, and each...

2011 Fremont County - Dave & Lois Aistrope

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:52 PM
Dave and Lois were both active 4-H members in Mills County, held 4-H club offices and became 4-H leaders in Fremont County. As 4-H parents, Dave and Lois helped chaperone American Royal, State 4-H Conference and CWF. Dave and Lois received the 4-H alumni award in 1977. Lois was an...

2010 Fremont County - Vern and Mary Lightfoot

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:40 PM
Vern and Mary Lightfoot are one of Fremont County’s very unique couples. The Lightfoots, married in 1948, have lived at their current house since 1950. Although neither Vern nor Mary were in 4-H themselves, they raised four children—Rita, Janet, Rob and Theresa--who were all active 4-H members. Both Vern and...

2009 Fremont County - John Anderzhon

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 2:00 PM
John Anderzhon of Farragut is a quiet, unassuming man who feels there are far better choices for the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame than him. The truth is, John has done a lot for 4-H. He was a nine-year 4-H’er, held all club offices and was county secretary. John had...

2008 Fremont County - William Tyner

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:46 AM
Bill Tyner epitomizes a bygone era when 4-H, family, and county fairs were important to an individual, the family and the community. Bill’s mother, a 4-H leader for several years, may have been an inspiration to Bill as he was a nine year member of 4-H, graduating in 1940 and...

2007 Fremont County - Paul McElroy

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 2:24 PM
Throughout its history, Fremont County 4-H has been extremely fortunate to have individuals who have given an extraordinary amount of time and dedication to the 4-H program and Extension service. One of those individuals was Paul McElroy, who started working with Fremont County Extension in 1943 and continued until his...

2006 Fremont County - Lorraine & Ruth Nenneman

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 1:29 PM
Lorraine was leader of West Nishna Livestock for 11 years, 1948-1958. Ruth was leader of Sidney Silver Skylarks for 6 years, 1953-1958. Lorraine was the first generation of his family to work as a volunteer for the 4-H program and the Extension Service. His father felt it was a waste...

2005 Fremont County - Richard M. McClure

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 2:56 PM
Dick served as Fremont County Extension Education Director for 37 years. He began his Extension career as a youth assistant in Mills County immediately after graduating from Iowa State in June of 1957 and served as a County Extension Associate in Dallas County for three years before relocating to Sidney....

2004 Fremont County - Jesse A. McIntyre

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:54 AM
Jesse’s father was active in Fremont County Fair before Jesse. In 1928, before he was in 4-H, Jesse had a ton litter for Farm Bureau. He started 4-H in 1929 as a member of the WMP 4-H Club. Jesse was very active in Fremont County 4-H from 1929 to 1940....

2003 Fremont County - Max Boyd

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 1:55 PM
Max was asked by a neighbor and friend, Paul McElroy, if he would take his place on the Fremont County Fair Board. Max thought Paul was talking in the future, but Max was elected the following term and served in this capacity for 25 years. Twenty of those years were...

2002 Fremont County - Ellen Rice

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 1:08 PM
Miss Ellen Rice was born and raised east of Hamburg, IA, attended Nebraska U. and taught school in Wyoming for several years before returning to the southwest Iowa area. Her career included work at the County Extension Office and the Hamburg Hospital. Rice served as a member of the Fremont County...
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