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2018 Linn County: Joyce Anderson

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 3:32 PM
Linn County’s nominee for the 2018 4-H Hall of Fame was not a hard choice! Joyce Anderson has been involved in Linn County’s 4-H program since her youth, when she joined the College Chickadees 4-H Club. She was an active 10-year member in her club doing demonstrations (now called Educational...
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2017 Linn County: Linda Bigley

Posted on 08/28/2017 at 8:40 AM
Linda Bigley is Linn County’s inductee for 2017 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame. Linda served as Linn County Extension Director for 30+ years and kept the Extension wheel well- greased. There were no closed doors in her office! During Linda’s tenure at the Linn County Extension Office, she supported the...

2016 Linn County Dennis (Denny) and Marlene Booth

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 8:51 AM
This year Linn County is honoring Marlene and Dennis (Denny) Booth. Through their dedication and love of 4-H as well as wanting to be involved in their children’s activities, Marlene and Denny became involved in Linn County’s 4-H program. That involvement has spanned 19 years for Marlene and 17 years...
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2015 Linn County- Clifford Henderson

Posted on 08/24/2015 at 9:37 AM
The Linn County 4-H Horse Committee was established in 1968 by Clifford J. Henderson of Marion and several other dedicated volunteers. Under his direction, Horse Camp was established at Camp Wapsi. One-day workshops on specific topics and skills were presented, such as: nutrition, grooming, horsemanship and showmanship. Youth especially enjoyed...
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2014 Linn County - Marilyn Butler

Posted on 08/18/2014 at 8:06 AM
Marilyn Butler’s career as a 4-H volunteer leader started in 1977 when she became the organizational leader of the College Chickadees 4-H Club in Linn County. That’s 37 years of “true green” 4-H dedication! In her role as leader she has shepherded her 4-H flock providing guidance with record books,...
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2013 Linn County - Mike Rice

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:26 PM
Thirty-nine years ago, at the ripe age of 19, Mike Rice signed the dotted line and became one of Linn County’s outstanding 4-H volunteers and the leader of the Putnam Pals 4-H Club, now named the Barnyard Buddies. During those years, he has served on the Linn County Swine Committee...
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2012 Linn County- Loyd & Lois Martin

Posted on 07/24/2012 at 11:01 AM
Loyd and Lois Martin are both 4-H alumni. They began working as a team when Loyd was the 4-H boys county president and Lois was the 4-H girls county president. They served their terms from 1945-1946 and became engaged during their year in office. “I pledge my heart to greater...
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2011 Linn County - Leon & Joyce Soukup

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:33 PM
Leon & Joyce farm outside of Central City. They are the parents of 5 children, 6 grandchildren & 2 great grandchildren. All of their children were in 4-H as well as their grandchildren. Leon & Joyce were leaders of their children’s 4-H club, which is the same club that some...

2010 Linn County - Kathy Clemens

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:13 PM
Kathy Clemens has been involved in 4-H since the age of 10. As a 4-H leader of the Indian Creek 4-H club for over 20 years she has mentored her kids, grandkids and many other kids through 4-H, with community service as a major factor in her leadership. She has...
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2009 Linn County - Mary Dlouhy

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 1:35 PM
Mary’s involvement with 4-H began at age 10 when she became a member of a newly formed girl’s Linn County 4-H club, the Dandy Doers, with her mother as a leader. Since that day, 4-H has been a part of Mary. Her only disappointment was not being able to show...
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2009 Linn County - Marcia Engel

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 1:32 PM
Several years ago(30) Marcia began her 4-H volunteer career as leader of the Putnam Slick Chicks even though she had never been a 4-Her herself. This was the beginning of a dedication and commitment to 4-H that we honor today. Marcia has been a leader, member of Youth Committee and...
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2008 Linn County - Lynn Dunn

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:23 AM
Lynn was leader of the Prairie Union Wildcats 4-H club and a sheep project leader in Linn County for over 15 years. He was a community leader and passionate about the county fair industry. Lynn served on the Linn County Fairboard and also as director of the Association of Iowa...
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2008 Linn County - Marcia Engel

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:23 AM
Several years ago(30) Marcia began her 4-H volunteer career as leader of the Putnam Slick Chicks even though she had never been a 4-Her herself. This was the beginning of a dedication and commitment to 4-H that we honor today. Marcia has been a leader, member of Youth Committee and...
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2007 Linn County - Jim & Janice Crow

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 1:40 PM
Jim and Janice Crow have been a part of Linn County 4-H for a combined total of over 50 years of service. Both have been club leaders – Jim with the Squaw Creek Warriors and Janice with Marion’s Best. Both have been active on many 4- H committees and are...
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2006 Linn County - Glenys Fox

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 1:08 PM
Glenys has been a staunch 4-H supporter for over 22years. She was leader for the Washington Busy Beavers 4-H club which under her leadership grew to be the largest club in Linn County. She has served on the beef committee for 2 terms and is currently a member of the...
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2005 Linn County - Wayne Gugler

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 2:30 PM
Wayne has provided support to the 4-H program where and when needed. He has frequently been “the” male chaperone at events that include National Conference and Congress, many years at State Conference, summer camps, county events and almost any other activity that was short a chaperone. Wayne has participated on...
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2004 Linn County - Shirley Gugler

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:25 AM
Upon learning of Shirley’s retirement from the Linn County Extension Office, after 24 years of employment, the Youth Programs Committee and the Extension Council knew who to select as the Linn County Hall of Fame inductee for 2004 – Shirley Gugler. Shirley was involved with 4-H all her life –...
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2002 Linn County - Oralee Grabau

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 1:51 PM
Oralee’s 4-H career began in the mid 1920’s in Boone County. She was active in the Buds of Promise club and during the 1930’s became a club leader. Eventually Oralee and her family made their way to Linn County. She began the Monroe Merry maids 4-H club in 1950. The name...
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