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2022 Webster County Richard & Colleen Eslick

Posted on 08/22/2022 at 12:32 PM
Webster County is proud to announce the induction of Richard and Colleen Eslick into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame. Richard and Colleen Eslick are the true definitions of a 4-H’er for life. The Eslicks have been a multi-generational Webster County 4-H family. Richard began his life-long 4-H involvement as a...

2021 Webster County Nicholas Schelle

Posted on 08/23/2021 at 5:37 PM
Webster County is pleased to announce the induction of Nicholas Schelle into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame. Nicholas began his 4-H volunteer work with the Webster County 4-H program in 2005 when he chaperoned the Chicago 4-H trip and joined the Webster County Youth Committee. Additionally, Nicholas has been involved...

2020 Webster County: Lonne & Karen Anderson

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Webster County is proud to recognize Lonne and Karen Anderson for their many years of outstanding support and dedication to the Webster County 4-H program. They both carry on a strong family tradition of 4-H. Lonne was in the Clay Champions’ 4-H club as a youth. His dad was on...
Posted in Webster, 2020 |

2019 Webster County: Vernon Bauer

Posted on 08/19/2019 at 2:36 PM
Webster County is excited to nominate Vernon Bauer to the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame. 4-H has been an important part most of Vernon’s life. He was a nine year 4-H member and showed chickens, sheep, and cows. He sang in the 4-H county chorus in the 1970s. The chorus...
Posted in Webster, 2019 |

2018 Webster County: JoAnn Lennon

Posted on 08/30/2018 at 6:16 PM
Webster County is proud to induct JoAnn Lennon into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame. Although JoAnn was never in 4-H growing up, she married into a strong 4-H family who encouraged her to enroll her own children in 4-H. When her children started 4-H, she did whatever was needed...
Posted in Webster, 2018 |

2017 Webster County: Dave Anderson

Posted on 08/28/2017 at 9:18 AM
Webster County is excited to induct Dave Anderson to the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame. Dave has been a 4-H volunteer for 12 years as an archery discipline leader. Dave’s mother was a 4-H leader and he was involved in 4-H for several years himself. His leadership skills and passion...

2016 Webster County Tim McGuire

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 9:55 AM
Tim McGuire found an outlet for one of his greatest passions, working with the Webster County 4-H Program. Through 4-H he was able to combine his love for children and animals, heading the Sheep Project, serving as Sheep Superintendent and serving on the Iowa State Sheep Advisory Committee. Tim was involved...

2015 Webster County- Ruth Schmalenberger

Posted on 08/24/2015 at 4:30 PM
While contributions can be measured in many ways, the ultimate contributions most important to any 4-H program are those that keep strong the legacy of learning by doing. In the case of Ruth Schmalenberger, her contributions have not only expanded the legacy and importance of the 4-H program through her...

2014 Webster County - John and Sandee Bonner

Posted on 08/18/2014 at 10:40 AM
John and Sandee Bonner have been involved with 4-H and Extension & Outreach in many ways since moving to Webster County in 1991. John retired as CEO/EVP of the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) in 2013 and Sandee is employed as a Special Education Consultant for Prairie Lakes...

2013 Webster County - Dan and Lou Ann Garst

Posted on 08/09/2013 at 9:10 AM
Dan and Lou Ann Garst have been active with the Webster County 4-H program for over three decades. They traveled to Washington D.C. together on the Citizenship-Washington Focus trip before they had children and their two daughters were in 4-H for nine years each. Dan has been a leader with...

2012 Webster County- Emerson Anderson

Posted on 07/19/2012 at 9:17 AM
Emerson (Andy) Anderson has been active with the Webster County 4-H program and Webster County Fair Board for several decades. He was active as a club leader where one member of the club remembers Andy driving throughout the county to pick up 4-H’ers so they could attend the meeting. He...

2011 Webster County - Jim Patton

Posted on 08/19/2011 at 11:32 AM
Jim Patton retired July 1, 2011, after serving two years as ISU Regional Extension Education Director for Region 7 (Hamilton, Humboldt, Webster and Wright Counties) and as ISU Webster County Extension Education Director, from 1995-2009. While with ISU Extension, he was founding staff member of Agriculture-Environmental Classroom. During its first...

2010 Webster County - Shirley and Ron Webb

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 10:55 AM
Ron and Shirley Webb have been long time supporters of the Webster County 4-H program. Their four children all were active in 4-H and enjoyed exhibiting baked goods, clothing, furniture as well as hogs and sheep. The family raised and showed purebred Suffolk sheep for many years after their children...

2009 Webster County - Bruce Long

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 12:10 PM
Bruce Long has been a Webster County 4-H volunteer for over 32 years. After being a 4-H member, he eagerly started volunteering as a leader almost right after high school. He was a club leader of the Gowrie Gainers then became beef superintendent. Bruce currently assists with the rabbit, beef...

2008 Webster County - Cheryl Christopherson

Posted on 04/12/2011 at 12:47 PM
Cheryl Ekstrom Christopherson was a nine year member of the Willing Washington Workers 4-H Club. This was the same 4-H Club her Mother Doris Williams Ekstrom belonged to in the 1930s. Cheryl was active on the club level as well as serving as President of the Webster County’s Girls 4-H...

2007 Webster County - Brian & Jeannine Dencklau

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 11:10 AM
Brian and Jeannine Dencklau have been very active in the Webster County program in many ways. They have been leaders of the dog project for over thirty years, active on the fairboard, and their six children have all been very active in the 4H program. Volunteering their time twice a...

2006 Webster County - Sharon & Tim Lemkau

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 11:49 AM
Sharon and Tim Lemkau have been very active in the Webster County 4-H program as they started a co-ed club for their own children to be involved with; had club meetings in their home the last ten years; worked with the aerospace and rabbit projects by providing leadership, fair support,...

2005 Webster County - Karen & Denny Amman

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 1:29 PM
Karen and Denny Amman have been a valued asset to the Webster County 4-H program for many years. Karen Cuckie Amman began her 4-H career in the boys and girls 4-H clubs of Washington Township in Webster County. Livestock was her first love but you couldn’t have livestock unless you...

2004 Webster County - Judy Reynolds

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 10:39 AM
Judy was raised in a small town in Iowa where there were no 4-H clubs. However, she had several country friends who were 4-H members and she enjoyed watching them work on and display their exhibits at the county fair. When she started working with Extension she felt she had...

2003 Webster County - Evelyn Peterson

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 11:12 AM
Evelyn Peterson was a Webster County 4-H leader for 64 years. As the leader to the Lost Grove Leaders 4-H club, she saw many changes during her years as a volunteer - from collecting items for World War II to helping the girls with presentations. Remembering the World War II...

2002 Webster County - Virginia Bothe

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 10:48 AM
From the late 1950’s through the 1990’s, as Webster County Fair Secretary, Virginia always had the 4-H’ers best interest in mind. She could often be seen encouraging, applauding, and congratulating a member’s achievements. Virginia was also known to sit down and shed a tear along side an emotional club member...
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