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2022 Montgomery County Axel & Bette Larson

Posted on 08/22/2022 at 12:00 PM
Montgomery County’s 4-H Hall of Fame nominees for 2022 are Axel and Bette Larson. Axel grew up as a member of the Stennett Panthers 4-H Club in Montgomery County before graduating from Stennett High School in 1954. After two years in the United States Army, Axel returned home to farm....

2021 Montgomery County Bill Drey

Posted on 08/23/2021 at 4:18 PM
Bill started out his 4-H journey by showing cattle at the county fair. Since that time, he has been involved in county and state fairs for over 58 years. Bill taught Agriculture Education for 30 years and served as the Montgomery County Extension Director and 4-H person for 12 years....

2020 Montgomery County: Larry & Sherry Heuer

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
From the moment he was old enough to know farm life, Larry Heuer, lived it. Growing up on a family farm and having livestock, Franklin and Verna Heuer saw to it that agriculture was in his blood. With much support of his parents, Larry grew up participating in Montgomery County...
Posted in Montgomery, 2020 |

2019 Montgomery County: Donovan and Karlette Hultman

Posted on 08/19/2019 at 1:32 PM
4-H has played a very important part in the lives of this year’s Montgomery County Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame inductees, Karlette and her late husband Donovan Hultman, for over 70 years. From their early years as 4-H members, to their service as a club leader and member of the...
Posted in Montgomery, 2019 |

2018 Montgomery County: Teresa Russell

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 3:48 PM
The 2018 Montgomery County Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame recipient has had many titles throughout her 4-H career. These include: 4-H member, leader, committee member, 4-H mom, superintendent and supporter. We are honored to announce this year’s recipient is Teresa Russell. Teresa started her 4-H journey when she became a...
Posted in Montgomery, 2018 |

2017 Montgomery County: Earl Sunderman

Posted on 08/28/2017 at 9:08 AM
The 2017 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame inductee from Montgomery County joined the Valley Boosters 4-H club in Page County, Iowa in 1955. He began showing dairy heifers and later went on to show horses. He was blessed with three children who were all enrolled in the Montgomery County 4-H program....

2016 Montgomery County Will Frazee

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 9:03 AM
Will Frazee is a Mills County 4-H alum coming out of the powerhouse Future Feeders Club. His projects focused on cattle and crops which in turn set the stage for his future career path as a farmer owner/operator. Mills County has a special 4-H club for high school members called...

2015 Montgomery County- Carol Sparr

Posted on 08/24/2015 at 9:39 AM
Carol Sparr grew up on a farm near Rulo, Nebraska. She graduated from Falls City, Nebraska High School and Peru State College. Carol has been married to her husband Ted for 48 years and they have made their home in Red Oak, Iowa. Carol became involved in 4- H when...

2014 Montgomery County - Wanda Johnson

Posted on 08/18/2014 at 8:20 AM
Wanda originally came to SW Iowa from Nodaway County, Missouri. There she was a member of the Burlington Jet 4-H Club. While a 4-H member, Wanda enjoyed showing Jersey dairy cows and had picked up a knack for judging chickens. Shortly after moving to Iowa, she met her husband, Harlan Johnson,...

2012 Montgomery County- Lee & LaVern Strickland

Posted on 07/19/2012 at 8:41 AM
When people in Montgomery County think of the Montgomery County Fair, they think of the Strickland family. Both Lee and LaVern were 4-H members as youth. Lee was a county officer while in 4-H. Later, Lee became a 4-H leader. They worked with the Montgomery County 4-H Fair static exhibit...

2011 Montgomery County - Leland & Carolyn Jones

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:22 PM
When people in Montgomery County think about the county fair – the name Leland Jones often comes to mind. Leland and his wife Carolyn have been part of 4-H and the county fair since the early 1960s. Carolyn was a 4-H member as a teen and when her daughters were...

2010 Montgomery County - Doris Larson

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 12:48 PM
Doris Larson joined the Extension Service in 1967. She was hired as the office assistant. Her organizational skills and desire to work with the county 4-H program made her an excellent choice for this position. She kept the filing system orderly, typed correspondence, and helped with the design of brochures,...

2009 Montgomery County - Dwaine & Helen Long

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 1:12 PM
Dwaine and Helen Long have been long time supporters of 4-H and youth in Montgomery County. Dwaine started helping with 4-H after his days in the military ended in 1953. He served as a 4-H leader for the Garfield Wolves for 10 years. Dwaine helped start the Montgomery County Fair...

2008 Montgomery County - Dwaine Jipsen

Posted on 04/15/2011 at 12:44 PM
Dwaine has been very active in helping with livestock at the Montgomery County Fair. Dwaine has helped with the Montgomery County Fair swine show and with the livestock auction for over 35 years and is still helping today. He served as a club leader in the late 70’s and early...

2007 Montgomery County - Dennis Carlson

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 12:48 PM
Dennis has been involved in Montgomery County 4-H for 52 years. He was a member of the Grant Spitfires 4-H Club for 10 years with both beef and swine projects. He showed swine at the state fair and Aksarben and had the grand champion market hog at the Iowa State...

2006 Montgomery County - Dale & Cynthy Spencer

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 12:51 PM
Dale Spencer and the late Cynthy Spencer of Villisca have always been dedicated to the success of youth in Montgomery County. Cynthy served as the Busy Boosters 4-H Club leader for 9 years. Dale served as County Fair Herdsmanship Superintendent for 25 years and served on the County Extension Council...

2005 Montgomery County - Dave & Phyllis Gohlinghorst

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 2:09 PM
Dave began his service and contributions to 4-H as a teenager. He was a member of the Co-Linx Boys 4-H Club of Lincoln and Morton Townships in Page County from 1934-1939. During his membership he served as president and vice president of the club. He raised baby beef which he...

2004 Montgomery County - Helen Archer

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:09 AM
Helen Archer is a long-standing 4-H leader. She was a Page County 4-H’er in 1946. She became a 4-H Horse and pony assistant leader in 1967 (2 years after the horse and pony show started at the county fair). In 1969 she became the horse and pony leader. She continued...

2003 Montgomery County - Jack and Joanne Baird

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 12:47 PM
Jack Baird has been involved in 4-H since 1944. He began showing dairy cattle as a member of the Stennett Panthers club at the Montgomery County Fair. He showed the champion dairy calf in 1946, 1947, 1948, and 1949. He also exhibited dairy cattle at the Iowa State Fair. Jack...

2002 Montgomery County - Helen Bredberg

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 2:25 PM
Helen began her 4-H involvement as a youth in Richardson County in Nebraska. For 14 years, Helen was the leader of the Red Oak Rustlers 4-H club in Montgomery County. In addition, she served on the county 4-H and Youth committee. Helen was the 4-H and Youth program assistant for Montgomery...
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