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2022 Lee County Brad Vandenberg

Posted on 08/22/2022 at 11:45 AM
Brad Vandenberg is a lifelong resident of Lee County. In his 60+ years, he’s contributed much to his county and state. As a young boy, he was active in 4-H and Saddle Club, participating in both the county and state fairs. His excitement and commitment to both has only increased...
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2021 Lee County Mary Weisinger

Posted on 08/23/2021 at 9:11 AM
Lee County would like to recognize Mary Weisinger as our 4-H Hall of Fame recipient for the 2021 Iowa State Fair. We would like to recognize Mary for the numerous contributions she has given to the Lee County Fair and 4-H youth program. Mary grew up a city girl in...
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2019 Lee County: Joel Bobb

Posted on 08/19/2019 at 1:20 PM
Joel Bobb was raised on a family farm/ranch in western North Dakota with three things being constant in his childhood: drought, church and 4-H. From his earliest memories, the 4H meetings, trips, county fair and state fair comprised the center of family activities. As Joel grew, 4H and livestock stayed...
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2018 Lee County: Ronald Overberg

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 3:31 PM
The 4-H pledge states “my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service, and my health for better living”, for my club, my community, my country and my world.” Ron Overberg continually exemplifies these core values of 4-H through his actions and role within...
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2017 Lee County: Garry Wayne Seyb, Sr.

Posted on 08/28/2017 at 8:39 AM
Garry Wayne Seyb, Sr. was born on July 22nd, 1947 in Keokuk, Iowa. He lived with his parents and brother in Donnellson, Iowa although he spent most of his days with his grandfather on the family farm in rural Donnellson. The family farm was composed of 120 acres of land...
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2015 Lee County- Cathy Holtcamp

Posted on 08/24/2015 at 9:37 AM
Cathy Holtkamp was born and raised in Lee County. She and her husband, Larry Holtkamp, have four children who were all very active in 4-H. In 1986, Cathy took a job working for Lee County Extension. She became the County Youth Coordinator and was actively involved in a program that...
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2011 Lee County - Maryella Johnson

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:34 PM
Maryella Johnson was born and raised on her parents’ dairy farm in rural Keokuk, Iowa. She was a member of the Busy Bees 4-H Club, a girls club where she learned sewing, cooking and home furnishing skills. She was a member of the Montrose Mohawks 4-H Club, a boys club...
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2010 Lee County - Don and Joann Shannon

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:14 PM
Doctor Don Shannon and Joann Shannon together make one of those power couples that have had an incredible and lasting impact on the 4-H Program in Iowa. Joann started in 4-H as a child in Tama County and in fact won the Top Girl Award in Tama County 4-H in...
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2009 Lee County - Betty Cruze

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 1:38 PM
It is impossible not to admire and respect Betty Cruze. Her contributions to the Lee County 4-H program have been tremendous. Betty handily organizes 4-H county-wide soup luncheons, workshops, cookouts and bakes cookies for outdoor classrooms; just to name a few. She unselfishly gives her services to the club she...
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2007 Lee County - Margeret Dresser

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 1:43 PM
The backbone of the 4-H program is volunteers. They come in several types, the visible, the behind the scenes and the special occasion volunteers. All types play an important part in 4-H being successful. Margeret has been all of these. She has helped numerous members, parents and leaders find success...
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2002 Lee County - Ernie Rotter

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 1:49 PM
Ernie was a lifelong resident of Lee County. He was a true leader in the sheep industry. Ernie was well known for his outstanding sheep locally, on the state level and earned recognition on the national level as well. Ernie contributed greatly to today’s sheep industry by setting industry standards...
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