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2018 Hancock County: Alan & Margaret Jass

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 3:11 PM
For the Jass family, 4-H started back in 1923 when Alan’s mother was a member of the 1st girls club in her township. Alan grew up in 4-H showing beef, dairy, pigs, and giving demonstrations about fitting, showing and participating in judging contests. Margaret got involved in 4-H when their...
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2017 Hancock County: Rob Willms

Posted on 08/25/2017 at 9:38 AM
Rob Willms grew up as an 8 year Beaver Hotshot 4-H member in Guthrie County. His projects included beef and swine along with demonstrations at the county level. Rob was involved in showing his livestock and held various officer positions in his club, including president and treasurer. He was also a...

2016 Hancock County Don and Kay Kopacek

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 8:30 AM
Don and Kay Kopacek have always been a part of 4-H; as members, as parents to their own 4-Hers, and as very involved volunteers throughout their lives. They have both served in many capacities, always willing to help out as they were available. They worked alongside their 5 children as involved...

2015 Hancock County- Glen and Terry Greiman

Posted on 08/24/2015 at 9:16 AM
Glen and Terri Greiman have a history rich with 4-H involvement. Glen grew up as a 4-Her and made sure his kids were involved as soon as they were old enough. Glen and Terri have given countless hours to Hancock County 4-H and the county fair. Glen served on the...

2014 Hancock County - LaVern and Della Velau

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 10:13 PM
LaVern and Della Velau have given many years to the 4-H program in Hancock County. For 23 years they co-managed the 4-H food stand at the Hancock County Fairgrounds. They began as volunteers, but their efforts were so fruitful in increasing traffic and, therefore, profits for 4-H, that the Extension...

2013 Hancock County - Stan and Michele Greiman

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:09 PM
Stan & Michele Greiman have dedicated many years of service to the 4-H program. Through the years they served in many capacities to better the 4-H program in Hancock County. They have given countless hours as volunteers where they have shared their time and talents. Stan served on the Hancock...

2012 Hancock County- Richard & Ladonna Schaefer

Posted on 07/18/2012 at 3:35 PM
Richard Schaefer was a 4-H member growing up in the early to mid 1950s and especially liked showing cattle. When Richard’s children were old enough to join 4-H in the 1980’s he got the entire family involved. Richard and Ladonna were club leaders and very involved 4-H parents for nearly...

2011 Hancock County - Marilyn Leerar

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:46 PM
Marilyn Leerar began her 4-H career in Emmet County as an 8 year member of the Ellsworth Go-Getters 4-H Club. She was selected as the Outstanding 4-H Girl as an eighth grader, served as a county vice president, was a delegate to the State 4-H Conference and sang in the...

2010 Hancock County - Philip Sweers

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:32 PM
Philip Sweers started his 4-H career in Hancock County as a junior member of the Erin Enterprisers 4-H Club. His first project was showing cattle. In high school Phil was an active member of his club as well as served on the 4-H County Youth Council. As an adult he...

2009 Hancock County - Roger & Deb Schmidt

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 1:55 PM
Roger and Deb Schmidt are no strangers to the 4-H program. Roger started out as a youth showing cattle and horses and then as an adult he was on the fair board for 9 years. As a fair board member Roger was instrumental in getting many projects started including the...

2008 Hancock County - Ida Mae Bock & Mitchell Bock

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:40 AM
Mitchell Bock was a founding member of the Hancock County Fair Board and served as Secretary/Treasurer then bookkeeper for over 30 years. He was a 4-H leader of the Ell Midgets and served as Dairy Superintendent. Ida Mae Bock was a 4-H leader for many years for the South Ell...

2007 Hancock County - Doug Adams

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 2:07 PM
As a youth, Doug Adams was a member of the Liscomb Lively Laborers 4-H club for nine years. During this time he served as President, Vice President and Secretary-Treasurer. He was on the club livestock judging team, the Marshall County Livestock Judging Team, Marshall County Teen Council, and he showed...

2006 Hancock County - Robert Hiscocks, Jr.

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 1:23 PM
Bob was a 4-H leader for his sons’ club for 18 years. He chaperoned several Chicago trips and field trips. He served on the Hancock Co. Fairboard for over 15 years, serving as board president for nine years. He initiated many fair changes to better the fair for his beloved...

2006 Hancock County - Anna Lou Wille

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 1:22 PM
Anna Lou served as a club leader for her children’s club for over 10 years. She has been a project leader and judge for our county’s garden club for 40 years this year. She has helped with record book judging almost every year for the last 35 years. Anna Lou...

2003 Hancock County - Elsie Mae Van Wert

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 1:49 PM
Elsie Mae was an extension agent in Hancock and Winnebago Counties from 1947-1979. As an extension home economist she was directly involved with 4-H club youth and leaders in developing and providing educational lessons. She was a role model for many of our current 4-H leaders in the county. Elsie...

2002 Hancock County - Midlred Ax

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 1:22 PM
Mildred was a charter 4-H member in Ell Township in Hancock County1926. In 1927 she was a State 4-H officer serving in the role of Historian. Mildred became a 4-H leader for clubs in Hancock and Cerro Gordo Counties. Mildred believes 4-H teaches young people many valuable communications skills and how...
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