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2022 Shelby County Cindy Hanson

Posted on 08/22/2022 at 12:20 PM
Cindy (Adams) Hanson is a lifelong Shelby County resident. Cindy grew up near Kirkman and graduated from Irwin Kirkman Community School in 1969. Growing up, Cindy was a very active member of the Douglas Dixies 4-H club and Boots and Saddles 4-H club exhibiting clothing, food, and nutrition projects, as well...

2021 Shelby County Lorie Knudsen

Posted on 08/23/2021 at 4:53 PM
The 2021 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame nominee for Shelby County is Lorie (Lebeck) Knudsen. Lorie grew up on a farm outside of Walnut, Iowa. She and her husband, Dan, farm outside of Harlan where they raised their three children, Stefan, Greg and Katrina and now have 6 grandchildren. Lorie...

2019 Shelby County: Arlo Petersen

Posted on 08/19/2019 at 2:11 PM
Arlo M. Petersen of Petersen Pony Farms in Kirkman, Iowa is the Shelby County 2019 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame inductee. Arlo has been coming to the Shelby County Fair since he was a baby. He is the youngest of 4 children and was the child who chose to carry on...
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2018 Shelby County: Rich and Bev Goshorn

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 3:07 PM
Richard and Beverly Goshorn have spent over 60 years of their lives proudly involved in the Shelby County 4-H program. They were each involved in the program as children. Rich was a member of the Southwest 4-H Club, and Bev as a member of the Lincoln Bluebirds. They were both...
Posted in Shelby, 2018 |

2017 Shelby County: Mike Thraen

Posted on 08/28/2017 at 9:26 AM
At age 8, Mike started his 4-H career as a member of the Douglas Wise Owls 4-H Club and was later an active member of the Shelby County Youth Council. Mike is an active supporter of Shelby County 4-H and the Shelby County Fair. He was the Shelby County Beef...

2016 Shelby County Roger Ahrenholtz

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 9:19 AM
Roger Ahrenholtz was born and raised in Shelby County. He is the son of Annajean and Harry Ahrenholtz. He comes from a family of nine. Roger grew up on the farm with his brother and sisters where they had many chores and responsibilities. Roger farms together with his son, Troy and...

2015 Shelby County- Paula Behrendt

Posted on 08/24/2015 at 3:44 PM
Paula Behrendt has dedicated over 50 years of her life to Shelby County, 10 of which were spent working as the office assistant at the ISU Extension office in Shelby County. Paula graduated from Irwin-Kirkman High School and the University of Northern Iowa. She spent 36 years as a teacher...

2014 Shelby County - Linda Heflin

Posted on 08/18/2014 at 9:32 AM
Linda Heflin’s lifelong involvement in 4-H began in 1962 as a member of the Bingham Hustlers 4-H Club in Sheridan County Nebraska. She moved to Harlan Iowa in 1967 and continued her involvement in 4-H as a parent, project leader, and judge of small pets and dogs at county fairs....

2013 Shelby County - Elaine Baughman

Posted on 08/09/2013 at 8:38 AM
The Shelby County 4H Committee is proud to announce their 2013 Hall of Fame inductee, Elaine Baughman. Elaine is a special education teacher at the Harlan Community High School. The start of Elaine’s 4-H experience was in Ringgold County as a member of both the Beacon Bombers and the Beacon...

2012 Shelby County- Charile & Judy Obrecht

Posted on 07/24/2012 at 11:04 AM
Charlie and Judy Obrecht began their years of dedication to 4-H when they were joined 4-H. Charlie joined the Center Comers 4-H club in Shelby County. His main reason for joining 4-H was to learn about livestock and how to successfully raise them. He showed Shorthorn beef cattle at the...

2011 Shelby County - Patti Blum

Posted on 08/19/2011 at 12:25 PM
The Shelby County 4-H Committee is proud to nominate Patti Blum to be a member of the State 4-H Hall of Fame. Patti has been involved in 4H for over 30 years. She began as most do, helping out her son with his 4H projects, gradually taking on the role...

2010 Shelby County - Donald Anderson

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 11:42 AM
Don grew up in a family with a very strong 4-H tradition. He became a member of his local club, the Monroe Standbys, as soon as he was old enough. During his 4-H years, he held many offices and participated in a variety of local and county activities. Fair was...

2009 Shelby County - Gayle "Whitey" & Sharon Petersen

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 12:40 PM
Gayle “Whitey” and Sharon Petersen have dedicated a significant amount of time, effort and resources over the years to the Shelby County 4-H program and the Shelby County Fair. They were both active in 4-H as youth and have done their share of giving back to 4-H as alumni. As...

2008 Shelby County - Harold Lansman

Posted on 04/15/2011 at 11:35 AM
As a young man, Harold Lansman was instrumental in getting a 4-H club established in his township. The Monroe Standbys was established in 1947 with several members, and the club continued to grow in the coming years. Harold was active in soil conservation, and due to his leadership 12 farms...

2007 Shelby County - Julienne Ferry

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 11:29 AM
Julienne Ferry models the 4-H spirit. She has served youth in Shelby County as a 4-H parent and leader, a judge and now as a proud grandparent. Through her 4-H volunteer efforts, past service on the Shelby County Extension Council, and now serving on the county ISU sesquicentennial committee she...

2002 Shelby County - Audrey Carroll

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 2:56 PM
Audrey Carroll is a real cheerleader for 4-H! She has been a 4-H leader since 1965 and is also active as a 4-H judge. Audrey has spent many years teaching and encouraging 4-H’ers. She is first to volunteer and works tirelessly until the end of the event. Audrey’s contributions to the...
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