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2021 Wayne County Barry & Tracy Andrews

Posted on 08/23/2021 at 5:36 PM
Wayne County would like to recognize Barry and Tracy for their numerous contributions to the Wayne County Fair and 4-H youth. The couple met in 1992 and resided on their family farm where they raised their children Makayla and Kyle. They manage a row crop and cow/calf herd operation. Barry and...

2020 Wayne County: Rick & Page Mitteness

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Wayne County would like to introduce Rick and Page Mitteness as our 4-H Hall of Fame recipients for the 2020 Iowa State Fair. We would like to recognize Rick and Page for the numerous contributions they have given on behalf of the Wayne County Fair and 4-H youth. The couple...
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2019 Wayne County: Cindy Miller

Posted on 08/19/2019 at 2:27 PM
The 2019 Wayne County 4-H Hall of Fame inductee was a longtime 4-H member and a dedicated and effective volunteer for a much longer period of time. She is known for her love of kids and love of horses. Cindy Miller joined 4-H as a 9 year-old with her mother as...
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2018 Wayne County: Dan and Cheryl Goretska

Posted on 08/30/2018 at 7:27 PM
Wayne County would like to introduce Dan and Cheryl Goretska as our 2018 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame inductees. We recognize Dan and Cheryl for their numerous contributions they have given on behalf of the Wayne County Fair and 4H youth. Beginning in 1977, Cheryl served as leader for the...

2017 Wayne County: Jean Lain

Posted on 08/28/2017 at 9:20 AM
Jean Lain joined the Corydon Clover Powerettes 4-H club in 1972. Over the years in 4-H she participated in countless projects that were exhibited at the Wayne County Fair as well as several making it to the Iowa State Fair and won numerous awards. She was very well known for...

2016 Wayne County Darcia Lange

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 9:54 AM
Darcia is a school secretary, a past 4-H leader, and currently a contributing member of the Wayne County Fair Board, PEO, and TTT. She is active in the SCHS booster club, the Promise City boosters, and her church. Add the mantle of wife, mother and grandmother to the mix and...
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2015 Wayne County- Leroy and Pat Perkins

Posted on 08/24/2015 at 4:28 PM
Wayne County would like to introduce Leroy and Pat Perkins as our Hall of Fame selection for the 2015 Iowa State Fair. We would like to honor Leroy and Pat for their countless contributions they have provided to our Wayne County Fair for the last 50 years. Their dedication and...
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2014 Wayne County - Jan Winslow

Posted on 08/18/2014 at 10:38 AM
Jan Winslow started working for Iowa State University Extension in 1968 as a Home Economist. She worked primarily with 4-H conducting leadership training in home economics and photography. She worked in Wayne, Appanoose & Lucas counties which were part of the Ottumwa District. She was very busy each summer as those...
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2013 Wayne County - Donna Morgan

Posted on 08/09/2013 at 9:09 AM
Donna Morgan’s interests in 4-H started on a school bus as a 10 year old. Another girl on the bus, Sue Baker, was a 4-H member and answered her questions about 4-H. After a lengthy campaign to gain her father’s permission, Donna joined the Decatur County Leroy Merry Makers 4-H...
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2012 Wayne County- Rhonda Mason

Posted on 07/30/2012 at 11:06 AM
Rhonda began her involvement in 4-H as a 9 year member of the Washington Willing Workers and Union Hotshots 4-H clubs. She exhibited both projects in the exhibit building as well as livestock, including showing her dog at the state fair. She was club leader of the Washington Willing Workers...
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2011 Wayne County - Missy Petty

Posted on 08/19/2011 at 11:36 AM
Missy began her 20 year journey with Wayne County 4-H as a member. At that time, members were required to belong to a boys club to show livestock. Therefore, she was a member of three clubs; the Benton Battlers, Warren Warriors, and Jefferson Clay Livewires. She was an active member...
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2010 Wayne County - Jane Cooley

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 10:56 AM
Jane has been a long-time supporter of the 4-H program in Wayne County since her sons were members in the mid-1970s through early 80s. She served as a leader for the Benton Battlers 4-H Club, a member of the County 4-H Youth Committee and a member of the Wayne County...
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2009 Wayne County - Nancy Bellon

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 12:11 PM
Nancy Nickel Bellon was a member of the Corydon Happy Hustlers 4-H Club in Wayne County, Iowa, for nine years. Before becoming a 4-H member, Nancy attended 4-H meetings and activities as a young girl with her mother, Velma Jane Nickel, who was a club leader. After her marriage to...
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2008 Wayne County - Pat Swartzlander

Posted on 04/12/2011 at 12:50 PM
Pat started her 4-H career as a 4-H member of the Lincoln township 4-H club in Hardin County. She was very active in her club, participated at State Fair, attended State Conference, and attended the Chicago trip twice. In 1986 she started working in Monroe County as a part time...
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2007 Wayne County - Doris Pollock

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 11:17 AM
Doris has been involved in 4-H in one capacity or another almost all her life. She joined 4-H when she was a young girl, later served as an assistant leader and then a leader. She helped not only with the usual club activities but worked and traveled with the livestock...
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2006 Wayne County - Nancy Hamar

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 11:50 AM
Nancy is a long-time 4-H volunteer and a strong supporter of youth focused opportunities. She has been a 4-H leader, a horse superintendent for the Wayne County Fair and a member of the Wayne County Fairboard. As a Staff Writer for the Times Republican Newspaper, this is Nancy’s 20th year...
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2004 Wayne County - Linda and Burton Prunty

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 10:41 AM
Wayne County is pleased to recognize Linda and Burton for their many years of support of the county 4-H program. Linda was a 4-H Club leader for over 20 years. Her first club was Warren Lucky Stars. She also served on the County 4-H Committee and has helped with fund-raisers...
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2002 Wayne County - Wendell Chastain

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 10:46 AM
Wendell Chastain, long-time 4-H volunteer, is affectionately known to several generations of Wayne County 4H families as "Wink". Wink has been announcing the annual 4-H & FFA livestock shows at the Wayne County fair since 1958. When he first started announcing shows, the livestock was shown in an open-air fenced-in...
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