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2022 Guthrie County Sam & Sherry Carney

Posted on 08/22/2022 at 11:18 AM
Sam and Sherry Carney have been involved in 4-H since their childhood days as members of the Grant Sky Eagles 4-H club. They provided direction and support for their three children throughout their time in 4-H showing cattle, swine, sheep, rabbits, and a variety of static displays. Sam has served as...

2021 Guthrie County Jimmy Hummel

Posted on 08/23/2021 at 11:52 AM
Although Jimmy wasn't in 4-H when he was young, he saw the value when his daughter joined and has been advocate since. His enthusiasm is contagious when he talks about all the different areas of 4-H. He has served as a 4-H leader and a member of the Guthrie County...

2020 Guthrie County: Mike & Karen Finnegan

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Mike Finnegan was an active member on the Guthrie County Youth Committee from 2011 through 2017. Through his membership, Mike helped design and evaluate youth programs, review budgets, establish policies to promote and regulate the 4-H program, and establish rules to coordinate the program at county fair. He always enjoyed...
Posted in Guthrie, 2020 |

2019 Guthrie County: Douglas Frels DVM

Posted on 08/19/2019 at 12:16 PM
Dr. Doug Frels is a familiar face at the Guthrie County Fair as he has been the official vet for the fair since 1986. Doug grew up in Hershey, Nebraska and was involved in 4-H from a young age. He graduated from the University of Nebraska with a BS in...
Posted in Guthrie, 2019 |

2018 Guthrie County: Cindy Lundy

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 3:09 PM
Cindy Lundy has served as a 4-H leader in Guthrie County for 25 years empowering youth to “make the best better”. She encourages youth involvement in the community and aims to build a “giving-back” perspective to members within her club. As a leader, she has assisted in leading several community...
Posted in Guthrie, 2018 |

2017 Guthrie County: Frank Johnson

Posted on 08/25/2017 at 9:35 AM
Frank was an avid 4-H’er from the start. He joined the Pioneer Hawkeyes 4-H club in the fall of 1956 and was active in showing hogs, sheep and woodworking. He held various officer positions within the club and county 4-H while also being involved in livestock judging, camps, and a...

2016 Guthrie County Brenda and Scott Shook

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 8:27 AM
Scott Shook was very active in the Guthrie County 4-H program. Along with helping with Extension Office summer programs and Farm Safety Day, Scott was also one of the leaders of the SESS Sporting Group from 2010 to 2013 when he passed away from cancer. Being an avid hunter Scott...

2015 Guthrie County- Jim and Lisa Calvert

Posted on 08/24/2015 at 9:16 AM
Jim Calvert began his 4-H career as a member of the Wichita Wildcats 4-H club in Guthrie County. After going to college and receiving a degree in agricultural education he returned to Guthrie Center High School as the agricultural and FFA instructor where he taught for the past 35 years....

2014 Guthrie County - Jim and Mary Jo Laughery

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 10:09 PM
4-H has been a large part of the Laughery family. Mary Jo Laughery grew up in Guthrie County 4-H and was a part of the Beaver Valley Girls 4-H Club. While in 4-H she was busy with clothing, home improvement, and demonstrations. She was unable to show cattle in the...

2013 Guthrie County - Carol Dorsey

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:05 PM
Carol Dorsey has served as the Rabbit & Poultry Superintendent at the Guthrie County Fair for the last 28 years. In addition to her role as a superintendent, Carol oversees the coordination of the pet show held each year at the county fair. She has been, and continues to be,...

2012 Guthrie County- Verlin & Susan Kraft

Posted on 07/18/2012 at 3:24 PM
Verlin & Susan Kraft were involved with Guthrie County 4-H for over 30 years. They supported their children through 13 years of 4-H. Their children were involved in goats, sheep, horses, turkey and home economics projects. During this time they also hosted 4-H exchange members from Colorado and Wisconsin. During...

2011 Guthrie County - Dennis & Jacque Hoover

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:48 PM
Dennis and Jacque Hoover have been involved with 4-H for over 19 years. As members of the Valley Boosters, both Dennis and Jacque exhibited livestock. Whether it was Dennis showing his hogs or his cattle named Mr. Sam, Lady and Ginger or Jacque with her cattle named Frisky, Bullet, Huck...

2010 Guthrie County - Bryan and Teresa Mowrer

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:36 PM
ryan began his 4-H experience as an 8-year 4-H member in Boone County and later the Bear Grove/Union Bears in Guthrie County. As a club member, he served as president and exhibited swine, horses, beef and sheep at the fair. He was also active in the County Council group. Teresa...

2009 Guthrie County - Donna Benton

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 1:57 PM
Donna began her involvement with the 4-H program as a member of the Deep River Lassies from Poweshiek County from 1967 to 1975. As a 4-H member, she participated in both County Council and Central Iowa Area Council. Donna's participation also extended to the state level by representing her county...

2008 Guthrie County - Dean Whitehead

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:42 AM
Dean has been a volunteer at the Guthrie County Fair for over 30 years serving on the 4-H swine committee and as Swine Superintendent. He participated in the share- a calf program and has sponsored 4-H trophies and supported the livestock program. He is always willing to help a 4-H...

2003 Guthrie County - Bob Elgin

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 1:51 PM
Bob Elgin lived and farmed in the Adair area with his wife Janyce and their four children until he passed away in 1975. During that period of time he was a leader of the Grant Sky Eagles club from 1955-1971. He also served on the Guthrie County Youth Committee form...

2002 Guthrie County - James Leo

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 1:14 PM
James was a leader of the Cass Pioneers Club in Guthrie County in the 1980’s and early 90’s. His gift to life was the “gift of giving” as he was always one of the first to volunteer when volunteers were needed. He was a role model to many members by...
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