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2018 Polk County: Lois Scholbrock

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 4:07 PM
Lois (Ziesman) Scholbrock was born and raised on a family farm in Hardin County. She was a member of the Pleasant (Township) Peppy Teens. Lois was involved in many areas of 4-H including: dog obedience, food and nutrition, home improvement, and clothing. She also had working exhibits and presentations that...
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2017 Polk County: DeAnn Hebert

Posted on 08/28/2017 at 9:20 AM
DeAnn Hebert has participated in 4-H all her life. As a member, a program aide, a camp counselor, a leader for her four children, and now, the leader for the East High School 4-H club. Once a week for the past 25 years, DeAnn has inspired the members of the East...
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2016 Polk County Diane R. Bargfrede

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 9:12 AM
Diane Bargfrede was raised in Clay County where she grew up in an actively involved 4-H family. Diane was an eight-year member of the Logan Leading Lads 4-H Club. She was also a member of the Logan Lucky Clovers for four years. Diane was active in the beef project with...
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2015 Polk County- Ron and Bev Shivers

Posted on 08/24/2015 at 9:40 AM
Ron and Bev Shivers exhibit outstanding service to the Polk County 4-H program and have done so for several decades. The Shivers’ investment in youth development is that of time, support and monetary contributions. From donating Polk County Fair t-shirts for exhibitors to buying livestock from 4-H members, the Shivers...
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2014 Polk County - Jim and Judy Nelson

Posted on 08/18/2014 at 8:31 AM
Jim & Judy Nelson have been advocates and leaders of the Levis N Lace 4-H Club in Polk County for over a decade. Judy has been involved with the 4-H Program Advisory Board for several years. She has helped out with the food sale and the Bar-B-Que at the Polk...
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2013 Polk County - Craig and LaVon Griffieon

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:46 PM
Craig and LaVon Griffieon of rural Ankeny have been involved in Polk County 4-H for many years. Both are 4-H alumni and former club leaders. Three generations of the Griffieon family have been involved with The Ankeny 4-H Club. Craig's father served as leader for the Ankeny Boys 4-H Club...
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2012 Polk County- Mike & Sheri Cory

Posted on 07/19/2012 at 8:53 AM
Mike and Sheri Cory have been involved in Polk County 4-H for over thirty years. The Cory’s are lifelong residents of Polk County and in 1965 Mike Joined the Elkhart Rising Son’s 4-H Club, a club founded by his father and fellow 4-H Hall of Fame inductee Ira Cory. He...
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2011 Polk County - Norman and Sherry Veldhuizen

Posted on 08/19/2011 at 12:49 PM
Norman and Sherry Veldhuizen have been proud supporters and volunteers in Iowa 4-H since before their children were able to attend school. Norman was a 4-H leader in Wapello County for two years from 1974 through 1976. After that the family moved to Polk County and when their oldest son...
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2010 Polk County - Carol Stock

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 12:19 PM
Carol began her involvement with the 4-H program in 1961. She was a member of the Boys & Girls Happy Hollow 4-H Club from Sioux City in Woodbury County for 5 years, and she completed her 4-H youth years swimming in the new pool at 4-H State Camp at Luther,...
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2009 Polk County - Don & Cheryl Timmins

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 12:55 PM
Don and Cheryl Timmins have been involved in 4H since young children as they both participated in their county 4H clubs in Iowa. Don was a member of Southern Hustlers 4H club in Jasper County. Cheryl was raised on a farm in Wapello County and was a member of Pleasant...
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2008 Polk County - Arlette Hollister

Posted on 04/15/2011 at 11:55 AM
For more than 20 years Arlette has been an invaluable volunteer to Polk County’s 4-H program, serving as a 4-H and Clover Kids club leader, sewing workshop coordinator, and BBQ Committee Chair (sole annual fundraising event serving 900 people). The BBQ is held during the Polk County Fair and gives...
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2007 Polk County - Mary Lou Lathrum

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 12:22 PM
Mary Lou was a Polk County 4-H’er in the 1940s and 1950s. She was elected County Secretary in 1953. She sang in the Polk County 4-H Chorus. She attended State 4-H Camp, State Girls Convention (now Conference), and did demonstrations at the Iowa State Fair and Waterloo Dairy Cattle Conference....
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2006 Polk County - Ober Anderson

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 12:40 PM
Ober Anderson has had a large impact on 4-H and the Polk County Fair through his 27 years as Polk County Extension Education Director from 1966-1993. He was a Story County 4-H Leader for 7 years and Winnebago County 4-H’er for eight years where he also served as a county...
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2005 Polk County - Verna Bowie

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 1:56 PM
Verna was a Polk County 4-H member for 8 years in the Beaverettes and Beaver Hustlers 4-H Clubs. She served as the Polk County 4-H Vice President in 1960-1961. As an adult and parent, Verna was the leader of the Camp Farmerettes Junior Club and served as Superintendent for Polk...
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2004 Polk County - Ira Cory

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:00 AM
Polk County is proud to induct Ira Cory into the 2004 4-H Hall of Fame for his many years of support and service to the county 4-H program. Ira was the leader of Elkhart Rising Sons (now named Elkhart Rising Suns) for 15 years and all 4 of his children...
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2003 Polk County - Glen E. Hollister

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 11:50 AM
Glen Hollister began his association with 4-H as a club member in Audubon County, and he continues to be an active part of Iowa 4-H today. Glen served as a Trustee of the Iowa 4-H Foundation for six years, including three years as Budget and Finance Chair and a term...
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2002 Polk County - Chip Mathis

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 2:47 PM
Chip has been a life long resident of Polk County and a life long supporter of Polk County 4-H activities. Chip was a charter member of the Elkhart Rising Suns 4-H club that was founded in 1952. He continued to serve the Polk County 4-H community as Fair Board President...
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