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2022 Mills County Bob Blum

Posted on 08/22/2022 at 11:55 AM
Bob Blum has served Mills County for several years as a dedicated volunteer. He serves on the Mills County Fair Board and volunteers as a 4-H horse superintendent, two roles that take up a significant amount of time, especially from May through August! As horse superintendent, Bob has set a strong...

2021 Mills County David & Mary Trowbridge

Posted on 08/23/2021 at 10:11 AM
David and Mary Trowbridge have been involved in Mills County 4-H since 2008 when their youngest daughter, MacKenzie, joined the Mills County Prize Winners 4-H Club. David has been a lifelong 4-H’er, showing cattle at the Holt County Fair in Nebraska. Growing up in rural Nebraska on a dairy farm,...

2020 Mills County: Janet & Ken Wade

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Janet was a 4-H’er for nine years and her parents were 4-H leaders throughout her youth. She was quite the showman as a 4-H’er, winning many awards at the local and state level. Janet was the leader of the Mills County Silver Clouds 4-H club for ten years. She brought...
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2019 Mills County: Mary Bolton

Posted on 08/19/2019 at 1:28 PM
Mary Bolton grew up in Montgomery County with her parents as 4-H leaders. She was a member of the Happy Home Helpers 4-H club for 9 years, where she exhibited static exhibits and beef projects at the county level, Iowa State Fair and Aksarben. As a 4-H’er she attended numerous...
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2018 Mills County: Nathan Mass

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 3:43 PM
Nathan Mass was a very active member of the Loyal Lassies/Ingraham Straight Shooters 4-H club in Mills County. His 4-H career was highlighted by being selected to attend the National 4-H Congress in Chicago, attending Citizenship Washington Focus in Washington DC, and being a member of Mills County’s livestock judging...
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2017 Mills County: Lisa Tallman

Posted on 08/28/2017 at 8:55 AM
Lisa Tallman has been a lifelong 4-H’er, beginning as an outstanding 4-H member, and continuing to positively impact youth and adults in Mills County for more than three decades. Her passion for sharing the skills she gained through 4-H has been evident through her volunteer work as a youth committee...

2016 Mills County Lonny and Kresenz Monday

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 8:59 AM
The Monday family has been involved in Mills County 4-H for the past 24 years. For the majority of the time, Lonny and Kresenz were active 4-H parents taking on an involved role in their children’s project areas, including horse, llama, cat, art, photography, music, theater and clothing. In addition,...
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2015 Mills County- James Paul

Posted on 08/24/2015 at 9:38 AM
James Paul began his career as a Henderson Hornets 4-H member in 1966. He learned organizational and leadership skills while serving as secretary and president of his club. He enjoyed showing beef, swine, rabbits and photography at the county fair. As a youth, James understood the importance of going the “extra...
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2014 Mills County - Robert Moore

Posted on 08/18/2014 at 8:13 AM
Bob Moore has been an active volunteer for Mills County 4H in many capacities. While serving as a club leader, he was also a member of the fair board. He was instrumental in getting the County Road Department to donate a dump truck during fair week to haul animal waste...
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2013 Mills County - Stephen and Nancy McGrew

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:32 PM
Stephen and Nancy McGrew represent every aspect of the 4H mission and program. This can be seen in every part of their lives through their leadership in the community, their children, and their farm business. The McGrew’s have dedicated more than half their lives to volunteering for the 4-H organization...
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2012 Mills County- Scott Hillyer

Posted on 07/19/2012 at 8:34 AM
After eight years as an active 4-H member, Scott Hillyer developed a passion for sharing the benefits of the 4-H program with others. His experiences in 4-H helped prepare him for his first career as owner and operator of his own dairy herd and business, and taught him the value...
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2011 Mills County - Teri Sanderson

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:26 PM
Teri Sanderson is one of those rare gems who makes volunteering a top priority. No matter how busy she is with her own family and work, she never hesitates to say, “yes” when it comes to making a difference in the lives of our young people. She is a positive...
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2010 Mills County - Kathy Scott Pearce

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 12:56 PM
Kathy Scott Pearce grew up in rural Malvern, Iowa and has lived on the family farm most of her life. She and her husband, Tom, have two children, Renee and Rod who are also 4-H leaders. All five of her grandchildren have participated in the 4-H as members of the...
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2009 Mills County - LaVerne & Pam Obrecht

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 1:20 PM
LaVerne and Pam Obrecht have made significant contributions to the Mills County 4-H program over the past 51 years. LaVerne was a 7 year 4-H member in Shelby County. His primary project was Shorthorn cattle which started with his first heifer named “Dutchess”. LaVerne held every office in his 4-H...
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2008 Mills County - Carol Tedder

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:15 AM
Carol Tedder was an 8 year 4-H member in Hancock County. Her favorite exhibits included refinishing furniture in Home Improvement, sewing, and food and nutrition. She enjoyed going to the Iowa State Fair every year. Carol was a Youth Leader and served on many committees throughout her 4-H years. In...
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2007 Mills County - Tom Pollock

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 1:08 PM
Tom Pollock and his wife, Helen, have raised three sons on their farm south of Malvern. Tom was a 9 year 4-H’er in Mills County. Tom has been an indispensable volunteer for Mills County 4-H for nearly three decades. He has been a 4-H leader for 25 years, touching and...
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2006 Mills County - Karen Gee

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 12:55 PM
Karen devoted over twenty years to Mills County 4-H programs as a club leader, county photography project leader, 4-H Youth Committee member, and county fair superintendent. She was leader of the Busy Bees 4-H club for 20 years. As leader, she truly lived the 4-H motto, “to make the best...
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2005 Mills County - Richard Godfrey

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 2:12 PM
Richard Godfrey was an active 4-H member in Mills County for eight years carrying projects in beef, swine automotives, crops, and junior leadership. He attended 4-H Citzenship short course in Washington D.C. in 1963 along with the State Leadership Camp. While attending Iowa State University, Richard was a Campus 4-H...

2004 Mills County - Gerry and Arno Asmussen

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:13 AM
Gerry and Arno Asmussen’s contributions to the Mills County 4-H program have spanned 50 years. After helping their three children in 4-H, they assisted grandchildren in getting started in 4-H projects. Both Arno and Gerry often chaperoned 4-H’ers at camps and fairs, and hosted visiting 4-H’ers from other states. Gerry...
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2003 Mills County - Bob and Naomi Christensen

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 12:51 PM
Mills County is proud to present Bob and Naomi Christensen as the 2003 4-H Hall of fame representatives. Both of these individuals live and display the true qualities of 4-H. In his nine years as an active 4-H member in Page County, Bob had many accomplishments, including county 4-H president...
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2002 Mills County - Korliss Angusp

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 2:18 PM
Korliss Angus retired in 1991 from 40 years as leader of the Busy Bees 4-H Club. It’s been a fun-filled four decades. “Working with the kids and watching them grow was the most enjoyable part of those 40 years, ”Mrs. Angus said. She said it’s been particularly enjoyable to watch...
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