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2019 Jasper County: Mike Vander Molen

Posted on 08/19/2019 at 1:13 PM
Mike Vander Molen has been actively volunteering with 4-H and fair activities since graduating from high school. Mike co-led the Jasper County Senior 4-H club for ten years and has been a beef superintendent at the county fair for over twenty-five years and is always willing to assist kids wherever needed. Mike...
Posted in Jasper, 2019 |

2018 Jasper County: Terry & Erlene Leonard

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 3:23 PM
Terry and Erlene Leonard of Colfax, have been actively volunteering with 4-H and fair activities since 1978, when Erlene began leading the Indian Creek Hustlers 4-H Club. Terry is currently a Jasper County beef superintendent and Erlene is a goat superintendent. During their years of volunteer service, Erlene has been...
Posted in Jasper, 2018 |

2017 Jasper County: Robert Maher

Posted on 08/28/2017 at 8:22 AM
Robert Maher has been active in the Jasper County 4-H program for over 45 years. He has been a parent, leader, superintendent, fair board member and grandparent. Robert started his 4-H career in 1972 as an assistant 4-H leader of the Poweshiek Pals 4-H Club. He was assistant to his father-in-law,...

2016 Jasper County Clarence Brand

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 8:42 AM
In 1962, Clarence Brand began serving as leader and assistant leader for the Lynn-Grove Hustlers 4-H Club. During his time as leader, Clarence organized the monthly meetings, helped the club make new signs to hang at the Jasper County Fair and the Iowa State Fair, set up the club tour...

2015 Jasper County- Jeannie Boetcher

Posted on 08/24/2015 at 9:28 AM
Jeannie Boetcher has been involved with the 4-H program most of her life. At the age of nine she joined the Atomic Starlets for a year and then she became a member of the Jolly Workers 4-H club. She remained a member until graduating high school. She became an assistant...

2010 Jasper County - Deborah (Wertz) Osborn

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:20 PM
4-H has always been a very important part of Deborah Osborn. She was a member of Prairie City Champions and Homemakers 4-H Clubs from the years of 1965 – 1973. During that time, she held multiple offices, was Jasper County Beef Queen in 1972, showed Market Beef, and took multiple...

2007 Jasper County - Mavis Geisler & the Geisler Penquite Charitable Corporation

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 1:51 PM
Mavis has been a long time resident of Jasper County. Mavis and her husband were very involved in agriculture and owned and operated several farms in the Mingo area stretching over a thousand acres. Through their successful farming operation she has graciously and most generously contributed to the Jasper County...

2005 Jasper County - Carroll Rohrdanz

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 2:35 PM
Carroll Rohrdanz was a member of a 4-H club in Killduff in 1932 that lasted for several years. In 1947, Carroll Rohrdanz and Dick Vander Werff began a new club – the Killduff Hotshots 4-H Club - with about 12 boys. For the first few years they met at members’...

2002 Jasper County - Reuben Steenhoek

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 1:40 PM
Reuben Steenhoek has been an active supporter of 4-H for many years. He has served as club leader, county superintendent, and assisted at state fair. Reuben continues to assist with the advance cattle feeders at the Jasper County Fair. Reuben is a very devoted and dependable volunteer and supporter of 4-H....
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