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2022 Hamilton County Darrell Hay

Posted on 08/22/2022 at 11:19 AM
From his childhood days of raising and selling rabbits to hauling grandkids from cattle shows to cattle shows, Darrel Hay has done it all. Darrel moved to Hamilton County in 1991. He began his career with Shelton/Hay Ag, where he continues to work as co-owner. From 1991 on, he has become...

2021 Hamilton County Janice (Jan) Faint

Posted on 08/23/2021 at 11:53 AM
Janice (Jan) Faint began her 4-H journey in 1951 by joining a Pocahontas County 4-H club. After a few years, her family moved to Blairsburg where she became a Blairsburg Happy Hustlers Girls Club member. Jan enjoyed gardening and home grounds project areas. Her mother encouraged this project area so...

2020 Hamilton County: Doran & Cathy Stakey

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Doran and Cathy Stakey are a duo that have given endless support and opportunities to generations of 4-H'ers in Hamilton county! Doran joined Hamilton County 4-H as a member of the Stratford Town and Country 4-H Club. Throughout his 4-H career he participated in food and nutrition, refinished furniture, and...
Posted in Hamilton, 2020 |

2019 Hamilton County: Glenda Meyer

Posted on 08/19/2019 at 12:18 PM
Glenda Meyer has a long line of 4-H participation in her blood. She was a nine year 4-H member of the Hi Ho Lassies 4-H Club in Kamrar, Iowa. During those years she was active in horse, swine, foods, and visual arts project areas. She took those nine years of...
Posted in Hamilton, 2019 |

2018 Hamilton County: Marilyn Middleton

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 3:10 PM
Marilyn Middleton has served Hamilton County 4-H and numerous other counties in the years she has generously given of her expertise to the 4-H program. Among the many ways she has impacted the youth of our county, most notable may be her 20 years of advocating for 4-H as a...
Posted in Hamilton, 2018 |

2017 Hamilton County: Kris Walker

Posted on 08/25/2017 at 9:37 AM
Her head is clear; eager to aid youth as they lead one another. Her heart is loyal; joyful in her desire to see others find a place to belong. Her hands are poised for service; calloused by the years of hard work and dedication. Her health feeds into her commitment to live better;...

2016 Hamilton County Sharon Bergman

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 8:28 AM
Sharon Bergman has been involved in the Hamilton County 4-H program for many years. She began her involvement as a 4-Her of the Marion Merry Maidens club in Stratford, with her mother as one of the club leaders. Later, as her two daughters became active 4-H members, she continued her involvement...

2015 Hamilton County- Dan and Donna Ryherd

Posted on 08/24/2015 at 9:16 AM
Dan and Donna Ryherd have been very active volunteers for the Hamilton County 4-H program for the past 30 years. They began their volunteer services during the time their children Mark, Lee, Grant and Jan were involved in the 4-H program and have continued serving Hamilton County 4-H’ers. Donna was a...

2014 Hamilton County - Pam Henderson

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 10:11 PM
Pam Henderson has been a very active volunteer for the Hamilton County 4-H program for the past 30 years. She began her volunteer service during the time her children were involved in the Hamilton County 4-H program and has continued with her grandchildren’s participation. Pam’s 4-H career began when she joined...

2013 Hamilton County - Tom and Pat Rittscher

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:07 PM
Tom & Pat Rittscher have been a very active couple during the time their children were involved in the Iowa 4-H program and now with their grandchildren. Pat was an eight-year 4-H member. She attended the last all Girls’ State 4-H Conference and the first coed State 4-H Conference in...

2012 Hamilton County- Dean and Adele Bowden

Posted on 07/31/2012 at 4:09 PM
Dean and Adele Bowden have given a substantial gift to Hamilton County Extension and to the 4-H program when they gifted the Newcastle Building on June 30th, 2011. Dean Bowden bought the Newcastle Building in 1982 as an investment, which he managed until he gifted it. In 2006, the Hamilton County...

2011 Hamilton County - Duane & Frances Enger

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:47 PM
Hamilton County 4-H Youth Committee has chosen to honor Duane & Frances Enger, who have dedicated many years to the Hamilton County 4-H program and the Hamilton County Fair. Frances started working with Hamilton County 4-H’ers in 1990’s while serving on the Hamilton County Extension Council. She volunteered numerous hours...

2010 Hamilton County - Gary Gourley and Gerald Gourley

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:33 PM
Hamilton County has decided to honor this wonderful dedicated father/son combo who have dedicated at total of more that 50 years to the Hamilton County 4-H program and the Hamilton County Fair.. Gary Gourley started working with Hamilton County 4-H’ers in the1960’s by serving as leader of the Hamilton Herders...

2009 Hamilton County - Virgene Monthei

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 1:56 PM
Virgene Monthei has served the Hamilton County 4-H program for nineteen years. She began as an outstanding club leader of the Clear Lake Sailors 4-H Club, as her children became involved in various project areas, Virgene saw a need for additional learning opportunities beyond what our program was offering. She...

2008 Hamilton County - Wesley L. Schaub

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:41 AM
Wesley L. Schaub was most widely known for his activities with the Hamilton County 4-H Band. He served as band leader from 1928 until his death in 1941. For 11 consecutive years he took this band to the International Livestock Exposition and 4-H Club Congress in Chicago, where it proved...

2007 Hamilton County - Wilfred Groves III

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 2:09 PM
Wil Groves has served the Hamilton County 4-H program for over 30 years. He began his volunteer services as a photography project leader, conducting at least 3 photography workshops each year for our county 4-H program. When his son, Jackson became 4-H age he became a club leader of the...

2006 Hamilton County - J.L. & Edith Ruby

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 1:25 PM
J.L started the boys’ club in the mid 1940’s. Like the girls’ club the Williams Boosters club is still going. At the time J.L was leader, the club was primarily a livestock club. All the boys from the Williams club exhibited at the county fair, with prize-winning results. The members...

2004 Hamilton County - Bertha J. Shaw

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:51 AM
Bertha Shaw has been involved with the Iowa 4-H program for many years. Bertha began as a 4-H member in Cero Gordo County; she came into Extension 1978 as a home economist for Cherokee and Plymouth Counties. In 1984 Bertha became the home economist for Wright and Hamilton Counties, she...

2003 Hamilton County - Lynn Habben

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 1:50 PM
Lynn Habben has been involved with the Iowa 4-H program for many years. First Lynn was a 4-H member with the Black Hawk Township 4-H Club in Grundy County, then he was the Hamilton County 4-H & Youth Leader from 1956-59 and County Extension Director from 1959-1990, and now he...

2002 Hamilton County - Doug Messerly

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 1:16 PM
The volunteer hours and resources that Doug Messerly has given to the Hamilton County 4-H program are tremendous. He willingly gives of his time as new 4-H members and families become involved, especially in livestock projects. Doug encourages parents, grandparents, and other adults to learn along with the youth and...
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