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2019 Wapello County: Elaine Heisdorffer

Posted on 08/19/2019 at 2:24 PM
Elaine Heisdorffer began her passion for 4-H when she was a child. Her Mother Hilda (2002 Hall of Fame Inductee) passed on her commitment for 4-H to Elaine. When she joined the Keokuk County 4-H program, she was a member of an all-girls club. After graduating from High School Elaine attended...
Posted in Wapello, 2019 |

2018 Wapello County Duane and Mary Bass

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 2:52 PM
Duane and Mary Bass’ involvement in 4-H started in rural Jefferson and Van Buren counties with local 4-H clubs. They had no idea the leadership and life skills they were learning would be so important in the future. Fast forward though dating, marriage, Iowa State University, a growing family and...
Posted in Wapello, 2018 |

2017 Wapello County: Don and Pat Swanson

Posted on 08/28/2017 at 9:27 AM
Don and Pat Swanson are lifelong members of 4-H. Both were raised in families that supported 4-H. Their passion for agriculture and service continues today. Pat was an exemplary member of the Britt Busy Beavers 4-H club in Hancock County, and Don was a champion livestock showman and county tractor...

2016 Wapello County Randy and Melanie Conrad

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 9:50 AM
For all of their lives, agriculture and family have been a huge part of Randy and Melanie's lives. Growing up on farms in rural areas of Iowa fostered the value of hard work and community. Sharing these experiences and leadership opportunities with their children was an important part of their...

2015 Wapello County- Ron and Cindy Donahue

Posted on 08/24/2015 at 4:22 PM
Ron and Cindy Donohue's involvement in 4-H can be traced back to when they were both children. Ron vividly remembers showing the reserved grand champion steer at the Johnson County 4-H fair while Cindy entered exhibits and demonstrations at the Hamilton County Fair. Ron and Cindy passed on the 4-H tradition...

2014 Wapello County - Sue Wasson

Posted on 08/18/2014 at 10:34 AM
There are some people that want it to happen, some that wish it to happen, and others that make it happen. That was Sue Wasson. A dedicated mother, volunteer, employee, and leader. Along with being the mother of two children, Sue gave her all for the cause. From 1982 -...

2013 Wapello County - Doug Glosser

Posted on 08/09/2013 at 9:05 AM
Doug Glosser has served as a 4-H leader and supporter for many years. In fact, Mr. Glosser was the founder of the Cornhuskers 4-H club, which is still active today. He spent countless hours mentoring young 4-H members who looked up to him. He and his wife instilled the 4-H...

2012 Wapello County- Rosemary Peterson

Posted on 07/24/2012 at 11:06 AM
Rosemary Peterson has been a strong supporter of the Wapello County 4-H program for many years. She helped start and was the leader of the Polk XL 4-H Club for over 30 years. Many young people benefited from her knowledge and support. Rosemary was the superintendent of the photography department...

2011 Wapello County - Paul and Janet Jacobs

Posted on 08/19/2011 at 11:55 AM
Paul and Janet Jacobs have always had a passion for the Wapello County 4-H program. They raised their four children, Mark, Susan, Becky and Kathy through the 4-H program and instilled in them the importance of giving back through volunteerism, leadership & citizenship. Janet was active in 4-H as a...

2010 Wapello County - Max and Linda Jones

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 11:26 AM
Max and Linda Jones have been long time supporters of the Wapello County 4-H program. Linda was a nine year 4-H member. They had two sons, Troy and Jason, who were also 4-H members. Max and Linda were both 4-H leaders for 27 years. Linda was the leader of the...

2009 Wapello County - Kenny & Audrey Bremer

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 12:13 PM
Growing up, Kenny and Audrey were very active in their own 4-H clubs and each of them worked on livestock projects. Audrey was also very involved with home economics projects. They were great mentors for other youth in their clubs as well as their younger siblings. As teenagers, the two...

2008 Wapello County - Jim and Sandy Corder

Posted on 04/15/2011 at 11:14 AM
Jim and Sandy Corder started volunteer work with the Wapello County 4-H program in 1980 when they became the leaders of the Hooves & Hats 4-H Club which their daughters Julie and Diana joined. Over the years and still today, they are very active with the Horse project area, especially...

2006 Wapello County - Shirley Stuart

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 11:53 AM
Elmer was a 4-H leader for 20 years. He received the Honorary 4-H Member award in Shirley Stuart was the 4-H program assistant in Wapello County for over 20 years! Shirley left her position, but never stopped caring about the 4-H program. Shirley helped establish the Wapello County 4-H Foundation...

2005 Wapello County - Neal McMullin

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 1:33 PM
Neal has been extensively involved in the 4-H community most of his life. As a youth, he was a member of the Southeast Wapello 4-H Club. His parents were leaders and he and his six siblings were all 4-H members. Neal has been involved in the Wapello County 4-H program...

2004 Wapello County - Charles Swanson

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 10:43 AM
Charles was raised with a family that supported 4-H and was active in 4-H himself while growing up. He attended Iowa State University, leaving to serve in the U.S. Air Force as an officer and later in the Reserves branch. With his tour of duty completed, he returned to graduate...

2002 Wapello County - Carl Willhoit

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 3:08 PM
Building on his own successful experience as a 4-H member, Carl Willhoit has dedicated himself to the Wapello County 4-H program and Extension. Carl has been a local club leader for over 25 years and is a past member of the County 4-H committee. He has been a member of...
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