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2019 Winneshiek County: Ken and Sue Keune

Posted on 08/19/2019 at 2:38 PM
Ken and Sue Keune of Decorah joined the 4-H program in 1992, when their oldest daughter joined the Madison 4-H’ers club. As each of their four children entered into the program, Ken and Sue devoted years supporting the Madison 4-H’ers club attending and hosting meetings, participating in various club fundraising...
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2018 Winneshiek County: Kristi Berge

Posted on 08/30/2018 at 7:36 PM
Winneshiek County is honored to present this year’s Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame inductee, Kristi Berge. Kristi has served as the 4-H leader for the Glenwood 4-Her’s (formerly known as Glenwood Future Homemakers 4-H Club) in Winneshiek County for 32 years. Her devotion to the program has encouraged many members...

2017 Winnesheik County: David and Brenda Broghamer

Posted on 08/28/2017 at 9:09 AM
David and Brenda Broghamer both joined 4-H when they were 9 years old. David belonged to the Pleasant Pushers 4-H Club, and Brenda was a member of the Glenwood Future Homemakers 4-H Club, both in Winneshiek County. As 4-H members, they exhibited at the county, district, and state levels. David...

2016 Winneshiek County Louis and Pat Courtney

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 9:57 AM
This year’s Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame recipients, Louis and Pat Courtney, have been involved in Winneshiek County 4-H for the last 40 years. They live and farm west of Decorah. Together, they have raised their family showing and teaching the value of 4-H. They are proud parents of (7)...

2015 Winneshiek County- Mildred Lyons

Posted on 08/24/2015 at 4:32 PM
Mildred Lyons has been involved in 4-H since her teen years when she was a member of 4-H in Wright County. She participated and exhibited at the local and state level. One of her favorite stories is telling about the time she went to the state fair with her father....

2014 Winneshiek County - Norbert Lovstuen

Posted on 08/18/2014 at 10:42 AM
Norbert has been a 4-Her since 1959 when he became a member of the Burr Oak Builders 4-H Club. He exhibited Holstein and Jersey dairy cattle and participated in dairy judging, advancing to the national competition. He also won numerous showmanship awards while showing his animals. Norbert met Diane Ruen in...

2013 Winneshiek County - Ann Moen

Posted on 08/09/2013 at 9:11 AM
Ann Moen began working for Iowa State University Extension in Winneshiek County in 1980 serving as an office assistant. She was instrumental in the production of materials for the county fair often working far into the night to make sure everything was ready. She was also good at calling and...

2012 Winneshiek County- Steven & Donella Darrington

Posted on 07/24/2012 at 11:07 AM
Steven and Donella Darrington have been a deep history with the 4-H program in Winneshiek County. They both impacted the 4-H program in many ways. At the club level, they have been 4-H leaders of the Hesper Helpers 4-H Club for 22 years. Steve and Donella are 2 of only...

2011 Winneshiek County - Bonnie Sorum

Posted on 08/19/2011 at 11:23 AM
Bonnie began working for Iowa State University Extension in Winneshiek County in 1969. She started as a part-time receptionist and worked her way to Administrative Assistant. In March 2011, Bonnie retired from ISU Extension- Winneshiek County. Because of her dedication to people, Bonnie has been recognized by many local community...

2010 Winneshiek County - LeRoy McClintock

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 10:52 AM
LeRoy was raised on a family farm where they milked cows, raised chickens, pigs, sheep, rabbits, and crops. After his family moved to Winneshiek County he was asked to join 4-H and became an active member for 7 years. His projects included gardening, trees, forestry, woodworking, farm safety, tractor, and...

2009 Winneshiek County - Brenda Ranum

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 12:06 PM
Brenda started in Extension right out of high school. She was the summer assistant at the Extension office in Keokuk County for three years. In 1985 she went to Rock County in Wisconsin where she became a 4-H Youth Development Specialist for 1 year. She married David and they moved...

2008 Winneshiek County - Madelyn "Maddy" Wise

Posted on 04/12/2011 at 12:44 PM
Maddy was born in 1933 to Leo & Mary Willson ~ a farm family in northern Winneshiek County. She attended and graduated from high school in Canton, Minnesota. In October 1956 she married Wilbur Wise. To this union, 5 children were born; Ann, David, Ruth, Halley & Dick. Maddy was...

2007 Winneshiek County - Vernon Spilde

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 11:08 AM
Vernon Spilde, from Winneshiek County, started his career in 4-H in 1938 becoming a member of the Springfield Choreboys. During his years as a 4-H’er he received many honors from the Holstein Association, one of which was a scholarship to Iowa State College. After Vernon graduated from high school, he...

2006 Winneshiek County - David L. Huinker

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 11:48 AM
Dave has the highest regard for the 4-H program and what it has to offer our youth. He has always loved judging junior shows and sharing information with the young people. Dave has devoted his career to improving livestock and to agriculture. He feels 4-H has been an important part...

2005 Winneshiek County - Arlin Hanson

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 1:08 PM
Arlin Hanson has been an active and strong supporter of the Winneshiek County 4-H program for over 67 years! Arlin Hanson started his 4-H career in 1938 as a member of the Canoe Huskie Helpers. His main project was dairy where he earned a pin from the American Guernsey Cattle...

2004 Winneshiek County - Edna Schrandt

Posted on 03/30/2011 at 9:43 PM
Edna started her 4-H career in the early 1940’s when she joined the Bluffton BlueBelles 4-H Club. During her 4-H years she gave a 4-H demonstration at state fair, served as a County 4-H Officer, and played on the county girls softball team at the state 4-H softball tournament several...

2003 Winneshiek County - Andrew Bakke

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 11:05 AM
Andrew Bakke started 4-H at the age of 9. He was one of the first 4-H’ers in Winneshiek County. He continued in 4-H until the age of 21. During his career in 4-H, he had many projects which included milking shorthorn cattle, Hampshire pigs, market lambs, colt club, soil conservation...

2002 Winneshiek County - Mary Leuenberger

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 10:55 AM
Mary Leuenberger served as leader of the Turkey Valley Clovers for 45 years. Mary and her husband Clinton are retired from farming and recently moved to Spillville. They are the parents of 4 children: Sharon Kleve, Jim Leuenberger, Anita Stock and Joann Martin. They have 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren....
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