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2019 Muscatine County: Joe and Denise Gaeta

Posted on 08/19/2019 at 1:33 PM
Joe and Denise Gaeta have been a great asset to the Muscatine County 4-H program and the Muscatine County 4-H horse project. During their time in Muscatine County they have shown leadership and compassion for many years. Joe and Denise were leaders of the ’76 Wranglers 4-H club until their daughter...
Posted in Muscatine, 2019 |

2018 Muscatine County: Diane Brooks

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 3:49 PM
Diane Brooks has been a great asset to the Muscatine County 4-H program. Diane was a leader for the Home Grown Helpers 4-H Club for many years. Diane has given leadership over the Bucket Calf Show at the Muscatine County Fair and the program has grown tremendously because of her...
Posted in Muscatine, 2018 |

2016 Muscatine County Jerry and Robynn Anderson

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 9:04 AM
Jerry and Robynn Anderson are a 4-H couple that truly bleeds green. Both Jerry and Robynn were Muscatine County 4-H members, active in club and county events holding many offices within their respective clubs. Robynn attended State 4-H Conference and represented Muscatine County at the Iowa State Fair in educational...

2015 Muscatine County- Marla Maas

Posted on 08/24/2015 at 9:39 AM
Marla Mass’s first experience with 4-H began as a nine year old when she joined the Wapsie Best 4-H club. Little did she know the impact 4-H would have on her life. As a 4-H’er, she enrolled in the usual projects, home improvement, food & nutrition, photography, sewing, and market and...

2014 Muscatine County - Irene Lary

Posted on 08/18/2014 at 8:22 AM
Back in 1952, Irene’s first encounter with 4-H was not a good one when she enrolled in an agriculture club with a baby beef project as there was no “girls” club in her township. Fortunately for her, she saw 4-H girls home economics projects exhibited at the county fair and...

2013 Muscatine County - Mike Aversing

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:38 PM
This is a story of how two simple gifts from caring adults can have a life-long influence on the interests of a child. Little did Mike Avesing know when he became a 4-H member that it would lead him on a path that would take him around the world. Mike...

2012 Muscatine County- Janice Walker

Posted on 07/19/2012 at 8:44 AM
Muscatine County’s 2012 inductee into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame is Janice Walker of Nichols. Janice has been connected to Extension for years in one way or another. As a youth she was an active member of the Cedar Cheerful Chums 4-H club where she attended State 4-H Conference...

2011 Muscatine County - Marylu Watkins

Posted on 08/27/2011 at 2:40 PM
Marylu Watkins was not a 4-H member in her youth because she lived in town and back then 4-H was only for rural youth; however, just because she didn’t grow up green doesn’t mean she couldn’t turn green! Marylu became a leader of the Moscow Busy Miss 4-H club, a...

2010 Muscatine County - Claudia Putman

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 12:46 PM
Claudia Putnam had already been a 4-H mom for several years before she decided to become a club leader in 1998 and the Muscatine County 4-H program hasn’t been the same since. Her accomplishments over the last 12 years are enough to make winded the most in shape runner. Her...

2009 Muscatine County - John Wanfalt

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 1:07 PM
John Wanfalt was the Extension 4-H & Youth Leader for Muscatine County from 1968-86, a span of 18 years. During that time, John spent many hours planning events to keep the hundreds of youth involved in 4-H active. Day camps for younger members, co-ed camp at the State 4-H Camp...

2008 Muscatine County - Darlene and Tom Martin

Posted on 04/15/2011 at 12:35 PM
Tom and Darlene Martin have been 4-H leaders in the 4-H horse program for a combined 47 years - Tom for 18 years until his death in 2001 and Darlene continues to be a leader after already serving 29 years in that capacity. In 1997, two dreams were realized when...

2007 Muscatine County - Linda Pierson

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 12:47 PM
Linda’s involvement with 4-H began when she became a member of the Pike Peppy Pals 4-H (girls) club and the Pike Pluck Pikers (boys) 4-H clubs. Back then, you had to join the boys’ 4-H club and do two record books if you wanted to show livestock. She has been...

2005 Muscatine County - Richard Frick

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 2:07 PM
4-H & Fair Activities * Member of Fulton Jr. Farmers 4-h Club for 11 years. * Exhibited registered shorthorn cattle for many years at County & State Fairs with his brothers. * Member of Muscatine County Extension Council for 4 years. * Member of Muscatine County Program Development committee for...

2004 Muscatine County - Joyce Gauger

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:07 AM
Joyce Gauger of West Liberty in Muscatine County, is an advocate for 4-H and the youth who participate even long after her children have graduated out of the program. Her contribution to 4 H includes: - Survivor of guiding her four very active children through the 4-H program in Muscatine...

2003 Muscatine County - Delorus Bockwoldt

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 12:46 PM
Delorus is best known in Muscatine County for her 35 years as a 4-H club leader. Her higher than average expectations and standards are respected by the rest of the clubs in our county as her members participate and achieve recognition in 4-H at the county and state level. Although...

2002 Muscatine County - J.W. Merrill

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 2:30 PM
Muscatine County recognizes J.W. Merrill for his pioneering work with 4-H. In 1915, as the second county agent in Muscatine County, J.W. Merrill wrote in the annual reports about “boys and girls club work.” References are made to corn clubs, beef and pig clubs. In a report to the Muscatine...
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