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2018 Marshall County: Karen Betts

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 3:39 PM
Karen Betts was born and raised in Albion, Iowa, the town she still calls home. She is a life-long 4-Her. She was a 4-Her in her youth. She has been helping the next generation of youth for decades. She started the Albion Ables 4-H Club in 1975. She has been...
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2017 Marshall County: Deane Adams

Posted on 08/28/2017 at 8:51 AM
Deane Adams was raised in the small town of Liscomb, Iowa and was actively involved in the Liscomb 4-H club throughout his school years. As a young man, Deane was employed by his uncle, Vos McKibben, a local farmer. Part of his wages as a hired man included a heifer...

2016 Marshall County Doni Sheldon

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 8:57 AM
Doni Sheldon became involved in 4-H in 1991 as a club co-leader. The Timber Creek Champs leader was retiring, so another parent and Doni took over the leadership of the club of which their daughters were club members. She served on the Youth Development Committee for a number of years...

2015 Marshall County- Larry and Jacki Henchal

Posted on 08/24/2015 at 9:38 AM
Larry and Jackie Henchal were instrumental in growing 4-H’ers on the west side of Marshall County in the late 1970s and early ‘80s. Larry took charge of the “boys club,” Central Iowa Livestock, where his son Randy was a member while Jackie assisted in the leadership of the State Center...

2014 Marshall County - Tom Hemesath

Posted on 08/18/2014 at 8:11 AM
Tom has been involved with the Marshall County 4-H program since 2000. Along with his wife Lisa, he served as co-leader of the Central Iowa 4-H Club for ten years. During those ten years, enrollment increased from 29 in the first year to over 50 members for the next nine...

2013 Marshall County - Pat VonAhnen

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:30 PM
Pat (Ebers) VonAhnen grew up with 4-H, as her mother was a 4-H leader. Pat, a lifelong 4-Her, was born and raised in Cedar County, Iowa. She was a nine year member of the Clarence Junior Homemakers 4-H Club, serving as treasurer and president of the club. Her project interests...

2012 Marshall County- Jodi Breniman

Posted on 07/19/2012 at 8:32 AM
Jodi Breniman started her career in the beef industry at the age of five when she showed her first heifer at the National Cattle Congress in Waterloo, IA. She has been hooked ever since. Jodi was a nine year 4-H member of the Melbourne Livestock and Merry Mams 4-H Clubs...

2011 Marshall County - Kay Eggers

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:28 PM
Kay Eggers has been involved with Marshall County 4-H since 1988 when her son became a member of the Central IA Livestock 4-H Club. She continued in that position for 20 years. Her daughter was also a member of the club. The livestock club merged with the State Center Clovers...

2010 Marshall County - Marilyn Preston Hilleman

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:00 PM
Marilyn Preston Hilleman began her 4-H career as a member of the Marshall County 4-H club the Logan-Go-Get-It’s at Van Cleve in the 1940’s. She enjoyed projects in gardening, sewing, and furniture refinishing. She was a member for seven years and held several offices including historian, which helped form her...

2009 Marshall County - Pat Miltenberger

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 1:23 PM
Pat was a member of the Urbana Doers 4-H Club in Monroe County for six years. She was a leader of the Gilman Star Shiners Club in Marshall County for several years and an assistant leader, then leader of the Timber Creek Champs 4-H Club for seven years. In 2003,...

2008 Marshall County - Patricia Breniman

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:16 AM
Patricia was the organizational leader of the Melbourne 4-H Club (Marshall Co.) for 41 years this year. She has helped to organize the clover kids 4-H program when it started. Patti has served on many county wide programs and worked with local club and county extension with many citizenship and...

2007 Marshall County - LeRoy Stewart

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 1:09 PM
LeRoy Stewart has been involved in 4-H leadership with the Liscomb Lively Laborers for 17 years. He began as a 4-H parent, then became an assistant leader, along with his wife, Sharon and since 2000 he has been the organizational leader. This tenure may not be as long as some,...

2006 Marshall County - George & Mary Jo Baitinger

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 12:56 PM
As 4-H alumni, George and Mary Jo Baitinger of Marshall County guided their four children through their involvement in 4-H at the club, county, state, and national levels. Mary Jo has served as the Albion Ables Club leader, county fundraising committee co-chair, and chaperone at state conference. She currently conducts...

2005 Marshall County - Robert Fuller

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 2:15 PM
Robert started attending the Central Iowa Fair (Marshall County) in 1929 when he was nine years old. He has continued to attend the county fair each and every year. Robert is 85 years old. He is the father of four daughters, all of whom were 4-H members. He was the...

2004 Marshall County - Dan and Sarah Beane

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:14 AM
Dan and Sarah Beane represent all the qualities that we would like to see in our youth when they grow up. Sarah was a 4-H Club Leader of the Marion Merry Maids and Dan was the assistant 4-H club leader of the Marshall County Mounties for two years before taking...

2003 Marshall County - Gene Neven

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 12:52 PM
Marshall County’s Hall of Fame nominee has been involved with Iowa 4-H practically his whole life, first as a member, then as a County Youth 4-H Assistant, as an Extension Director and more recently as a poultry judge at the Central Iowa Fair. Marshall County 4-H is proud to nominate...

2002 Marshall County - Esther Mosher

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 2:16 PM
Esther Mosher came from a 4-H family that included both parents as 4-H leaders. She was a 4-H member as a child and served as a club leader for 10 years in the Liscomb area. Esther was a member of the Marshall County Extension Council for 6 years. Esther has been...
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