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2019 Monona County: Mary Black

Posted on 08/19/2019 at 1:29 PM
Mary Black and husband, Jim, live on a farm near Onawa, Iowa. They have been married 35 years and were blessed with 3 children. Laura, Christine and Alex, are all grown up now, were active in 4-H throughout their school years. Mary was a 4-Her for 9 years while growing...
Posted in Monona, 2019 |

2018 Monona County: Laura Neldeberg

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 3:46 PM
Laura Neldeberg and husband, Kurt, live on a farm near Whiting, Iowa. They were blessed with three children; Andrew, Christian, and Annika, all grown up now, who were all active 4-H members. Laura graduated from Nettleton Business College as an Associate Legal Secretary. She is active in her church helping...
Posted in Monona, 2018 |

2017 Monona County: Larry Kreger

Posted on 08/28/2017 at 9:07 AM
Larry Kreger first became part of the 4-H family when he was a youth member. His most memorable experience was the Citizenship-Washington Focus trip to DC he took in 1969. The values he learned from 4-H stuck with him throughout his life. When his four children wanted to join the 4-H...

2015 Monona County- Cheri Hardison

Posted on 08/24/2015 at 9:39 AM
Cheri Hardison and husband, Bob, manage and live on an acreage near Onawa, Iowa. They have been married 40 years in August of 2015. They are blessed with 3 children, Colton, Carla, and Kelsey, that were all active in 4-H. Cheri was a 4-H member of the Jordan Sunshine 4-H...

2014 Monona County - Dave Hausman

Posted on 08/18/2014 at 8:17 AM
Dave Hausman was recognized for 25 years of volunteer service to the Monona County 4-H program in 2007 and in 1985 he received the Monona County 4-H Alumni recognition. He was a 9-year member of the Franklin Go-Getters 4-H Club growing up in Onawa. Dave and wife, Gloria, have lived in...

2013 Monona County - Sharyl Bruning

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:35 PM
Sharyl Bruning began her service as a 4-H leader with the Castana Cloverines in Monona County in 1984. She later became leader of the Mapleton Starspinners 4-H Club and was recognized as the Monona County 4-H Leader of the Year in 2004. Sharyl was a 4-H member of the Garfield...

2012 Monona County- Jill Hausman

Posted on 07/19/2012 at 8:39 AM
In 2011 Jill Hausman was recognized for 25 years of volunteer service to the Monona County 4-H program. As a 4-H leader, she has made a valuable contribution to the youth of our county. Her club, the Franklin Go-Getters, is involved with many community service projects. Jill was a 9-year...

2011 Monona County - Robert & Fran Haack

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:24 PM
Bob and Fran Haack of Whiting are dedicated to positive youth experiences and development in Monona County. Both are tremendous assets to 4-H, Extension and to the Whiting community. Bob taught math and computers at the Whiting High School for 40 years. He also had various coaching positions, served on...

2010 Monona County - Geri Johnson

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 12:53 PM
Geri Johnson is sincerely a generous and hard-working community leader. She agrees to serve the county in so many ways because she truly cares about people and communities. Geri has served on the Monona County Extension Council since 2003 and has been the council representative on the Extension 4-H &...

2009 Monona County - Irene Lantz

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 1:17 PM
Irene Lantz was recognized for 30 years of volunteer service to the Monona County 4-H program earlier in 2009. She has made a valuable contribution to youth as a 4-H club leader, and 4-H county fair superintendent for clothing and clothing events. Irene was a 9-year member of 4-H in...

2007 Monona County - Lettie Thrift

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 12:58 PM
Lettie Thrift was a part of 4-H as a member in Mills County, Iowa, when it first started in 1922. Lettie knew the Superintendent of Schools in neighboring Wright and Page Counties, O.H. Benson and Mrs. Jessie Field-Shambaugh, where 4-H club work was introduced into schools in 1906. Lettie’s mother,...

2006 Monona County - Wendall Lown

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 12:53 PM
4-H has been an important part of Wendall Lown’s life for 70 years. He started his 4-H career as a member in 1936 and continued work in his favorite project area of swine as a county project leader and county fair superintendent. He has also served as a county fairboard...

2004 Monona County - Mary Jane Brown

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:11 AM
Mary Jane Brown has been a strong supporter and contributor to the Monona County and Iowa 4-H program for over 30 years. She served on the Monona County Youth & 4-H Committee and was leader for the Blencoe Bonnie Belles 4-H Club for eleven years. Mary Jane has judged projects...

2003 Monona County - Betty Jane Gorham

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 12:50 PM
Betty Jane became a Jordan Sunshine 4-H Club member at the age of ten with cooking, sewing and quilting projects. The Jordan Sunshine Club was started in 1923. She served as a club leader for that same club for over 25 years with her daughter and granddaughter also as members...

2002 Monona County - Larry DuVal

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 2:21 PM
Larry DuVal worked for ISU Extension as a county director for 33 years and retired in 1989. During that time, Larry very actively worked with the 4-H program. He started the Safety and Education in Shooting Sports program in Monona County and provided leadership in all the state for training...
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