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2018 Pottawattamie (West): Richard Pigman

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 4:09 PM
Richard Pigman was never a 4-H member himself, but he has embodied the 4-H spirit in West Pottawattamie County for the past 20 years. Aside from being a “4-H Dad” to Tyler and Brooke, he has served as chair of the West Pottawattamie Youth Committee, helped cook a 4-H alumni...

2017 West Pottawattamie County: Maureen R. Olsen

Posted on 08/28/2017 at 9:16 AM
I learned about 4-H the old-fashioned way: my mother was a leader and I was attending meetings with her and hero-worshipping the older girls long before I could become a member myself. When I did join 4-H at ten, I joined both "boys" and "girls" clubs because I wanted to...

2016 Pottawattamie West County David Kramer

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 9:14 AM
Sometimes when you ask, you have a person that responds to your request in a huge way. When West Pottawattamie lost one of their scholarship donors, they decided to send letters, volunteers and staff out into the communities to request scholarship donations. Each year, the county has between 22-25 graduating...

2011 West Pottawattamie County - Richard Torneten

Posted on 08/19/2011 at 12:43 PM
Richard has been involved with every aspect of the West Pottawattamie County Fair for all his life, first as a member, then giving back to the fair as a volunteer. He was instrumental in tearing down the old fairgrounds in Council Bluffs with his father, Oscar. They recycled the old...

2010 West Pottawattamie County - Donald D. and Flora B. Felton

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 10:54 AM
Donald Felton, 78, and the late Flora Felton of Neola have been involved with the 4-H program for most of their lives. Don started his 4-H career at age 12 and has been involved ever since, except for two years when he was serving his country overseas. His projects included...

2009 West Pottawattamie County - Carroll R. Olsen

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 12:48 PM
Carroll was from a 4-H family of members and leaders, and was an eight year 4-H member. He was a local 4-H club leader for many years and was a member and chair of the county 4-H committee. Carroll also served as the beef superintendent at Westfair. Carroll first started...

2009 West Pottawattamie County - Richard Vorthmann

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 12:09 PM
Richard Vorthmann is a perfect example of a lifetime 4-Her. From his first projects at age 10, to serving the West Pottawattamie County 4-H program another 78 years, he has been instrumental, helping to build most of Westfair’s current livestock facilities, and other annual improvement projects. He has served as...

2008 West Pottawattamie County - Carroll R. Olsen

Posted on 04/15/2011 at 11:47 AM
Carroll was from a 4-H family of members and leaders, and was an eight year 4-H member. He was a local 4-H club leader for many years and was a member and chair of the county 4-H committee. Carroll also served as the beef superintendent at Westfair. Carroll first started...

2007 West Pottawattamie County - Roberta Hall

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 11:09 AM
As leader of Neola Clever Clovers 4-H Club, Roberta loved teaching members about communications, social skills, and etiquette. Her most memorable meeting was when a former 4-H member who was at the Air Force Academy came back and demonstrated etiquette at table. This member said that when she was 9...

2005 West Pottawattamie County - Helen Christiansen

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 1:21 PM
Helen Christiansen is a retired leader (if you really ever retire in 4-H) and volunteer with the Crescent Innovators 4-H Club. Helen has always found activities for the club to do that were fun, exciting, and educational all at the same time. Whenever there was a new member, she was...

2004 West Pottawattamie County - Clifford Johnson

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 10:38 AM
Clifford Johnson has had a long career with 4-H. He was born in Elkhorn in 1910 and started his 4-H career in 1923. He was a member of the Elkhorn 4-H Club from 1923-1927. In 1924 Cliff showed the Grand Champion Calf at the Shelby County Fair and the Reserve...

2002 West Pottawattamie County - Leonard Timm

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 10:51 AM
Leonard Timm was born on October 15, 1915 in Hardin Township, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, on the farm his grandfather, then his father farmed. He in turn lived and farmed there until 1991, when he moved to Treynor, Iowa. As a farmer he fed cattle, raised hogs and had a purebred...
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