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2021 Monroe County Denny & Janet Cason

Posted on 08/23/2021 at 10:38 AM
Denny & Janet Cason planted roots in rural Monroe County in 1976 where they began Cason’s Pride and Joy Simmentals. They have raised purebred Simmental cattle for over 40 years. The Cason’s have been lifelong supporters of Monroe County 4-H. They have 2 sons, Colton and Landon, who were also...

2020 Monroe County: Paul & Nikki Ammons

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Paul and Nikki Ammons have been long time supporters of the 4-H program. Paul got involved at a young age raising hogs and continuing this legacy when he couldn't part with his prize-winning hog Sally at the fair sale; a good decision as she went on to raise more purple...
Posted in Monroe, 2020 |

2019 Monroe County: Mardyll Albertson Benson and Earl Albertson

Posted on 08/19/2019 at 1:31 PM
Mardyll was a 4-H leader for 32 years leading the Troy Good Homemakers 4-H club to many successful county fair and club activities. Mardyll also served on the Monroe County Fairboard for as many years. Earl was a 4-H member in his youthful years, and as an adult, became a 4-H...
Posted in Monroe, 2019 |

2018 Monroe County: Mike & Ann Stocker

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 3:47 PM
Mike and Ann Stocker have been lifelong supporters of the 4-H program in Monroe County. Mike and Ann have put many hours into volunteering to help make the best better, for the community and for the Monroe County 4-H youth. Their outstanding support helps the Monroe County 4-H & FFA...
Posted in Monroe, 2018 |

2017 Monroe County: Annette Scieszinski

Posted on 08/28/2017 at 9:06 AM
Annette Scieszinski has been a tremendous and strong leader for the Troy Good Homemakers 4-H Club. Her organization and willingness to try new things has been a strong attribute over the years and has helped the Monroe County 4-H program to grow and flourish Annette serves as the superintendent of our...

2016 Monroe County Janice Crall

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 9:02 AM
Janice Crall joined 4-H in Monroe County when she was 11 years old and was a member for eight years. She participated in what were then the “girls’ projects” of alternating years of food and nutrition, home furnishing, and clothing. She also raised and showed beef calves. She was selected...

2016 Monona County Nancy McGrain

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 9:01 AM
If anyone mentions 4-H in Monona County, Nancy McGrain would come to mind right away. Nancy has been a dedicated worker for 4-H for thirty years. She became the club leader of the Mapleton Majors 4-H Club in 1986 and is still leader of the club. Nancy was honored as...

2015 Monroe County- Ron and Marlene Clark

Posted on 08/24/2015 at 9:39 AM
4-H has strong roots in the Clark family. Ron grew up showing cattle and holding various offices in the Union Leaders 4-H club in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. He was the oldest of five Clark children to be active members of that club near the town of Lovilia,...

2014 Monroe County - Dean and Nathalie Lathrop

Posted on 08/18/2014 at 8:18 AM
Dean and Nathalie Lathrop have been lifelong supporters of the 4-H program in Monroe County. Both have served on the Monroe County Fair Board for many years putting hours in to volunteer to help make the best better. They also serve as Fair Board secretary-treasurer. With their outstanding support they...

2013 Monroe County - Dean Bettis

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:37 PM
Dean Bettis joined 4-H in 1959 and bought his first calf with help from Gooches labels that his mother and grandmothers saved for him. Deans father, Donald was in 4-H in his youth and Dean’s 3 brothers also followed the 4-H calling. Dean graduated high school in 1967 and so...

2012 Monroe County- Helen & Gene Kline

Posted on 08/03/2012 at 11:03 AM
A mainstay is defined as “a thing on which something else is based or depends.” Helen and Gene Kline certainly fit that definition for 4-H in Monroe County. In 1990 they became co-leaders of the Georgetown Shamrocks 4-H club and remained in those positions for 17 years, and their son...

2011 Monroe County - Leo & Catherine Beary

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:23 PM
Nearly sixty years ago, Leo and Catherine Beary began their involvement with the Monroe County 4-H program when, in 1951, Leo became co-leader of the newly formed Weller Champions 4-H Club. A few years later, Catherine became a leader for her daughters’ home economics club, the Union Leaderettes. Her participation...

2010 Monroe County - Vaughn and Patricia Faber

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 12:51 PM
Vaughn and Patricia Faber of rural Blakesburg have lived on their farm in Monroe County, Iowa for the past sixty-three years. They purchased their first farm in the fall of 1947, the same year they were married following Vaughn’s return from the military service in the South Pacific during World...

2009 Monroe County - John P. & Lois M. Knowles

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 1:14 PM
John & Lois have been lifelong supporters of the 4-H program in Monroe County. Both served as 4-H leaders in the Melrose Community and with the outstanding support they flourished for two decades with the Melrose Majors and the Jackson Stars Clubs. John served on the 4-H Committee, Monroe County...

2008 Monroe County - Deanie Walsh McDowell

Posted on 04/15/2011 at 12:47 PM
Deanie is a long time 4-H leader and 4-H county committee member. Deanie has served on Extension Council, assisted judges during judging at county fair, awards donor each year at county fair, donor each year to scholarship fund, donor for new entrances at the Monroe County 4-H & FFA Fairgrounds....

2007 Monroe County - Charles (Jake) & Betty (Arlene) Jacobs

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 12:49 PM
Charles (Jake) and Betty (Arlene) Jacobs are instrumental Monroe County 4-H volunteers and have been for many years. Both were active leaders in the Mantua Township Area. Jake was a Monroe County 4-H Leader for 17 years and Arlene for 20. Both concluded their leader rein in 1987. Through those...

2006 Monroe County - Ruby Clark

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 12:52 PM
Ruby Wallace Clark was born November 4, 1921 and passed away on March 9, 2005. She became the first leader of the Union Leaderettes 4-H Club when it was organized in 1958. The club, with a large membership, always had outstanding exhibits, many state fair exhibits, demonstration teams and national/state...

2005 Monroe County - Rose Mary Scott

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 2:11 PM
Rose Mary Scott began her 4-H career in 1948 when she joined the Mantua Maidens. She was an original member of the club. She didn’t show livestock, but took home economics projects. Rose Mary’s 4-H career continued when she became the leader of the Bluff Creek Bluebirds, the club that...

2004 Monroe County - Marilyn Walker

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:10 AM
Monroe County Extension is proud to nominate Marilyn Walker to the 2004 4-H Hall of Fame. When the Union Leaderettes 4-H Club was organized in the township where Marilyn was raised, she signed a membership card. She was in ninth grade and she became a very active member throughout her...

2003 Monroe County - Margaret Mordan

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 12:48 PM
4-H has always been a part of Margaret Mordan’s life. She started as a 4-H member in Lucas County. Upon graduation from Iowa State University in 1957, she began working for Extension as a home economist and girl’s activity director in Monroe County. She stayed at this job for 11...

2002 Monroe County - Lucille Bettis

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 2:23 PM
Volunteering has always been a way of life for Lucille Bettis. “My dad always did whatever he could for other people,” she said. Lucille has continued in his footsteps. “It is so important to do everything that we can to help others,” she said. Lucille is always compassionate, enthusiastic, and...
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