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2022 Woodbury County Denise Knaack

Posted on 08/22/2022 at 12:35 PM
Denise Knaack, 4-H alum, former fair queen of Dubuque County, and 4-H volunteer for over 30 years is Woodbury County’s 4-H Hall of Fame for 2022. Denise was the 4-H leader of the Pierson Blue Ribbons. As a leader, she inspired her club members to do record keeping, communicate exhibits, and...

2021 Woodbury County Steve Christensen

Posted on 08/23/2021 at 5:40 PM
Steve Christiansen has been an active supporter and volunteer for the Woodbury County 4-H program close to 40 years. His volunteer roles include 4-H Beef Superintendent, 4-H Overall Livestock/Animal Superintendent and committee member on the 4-H and Fair Committee. Steve’s favorite part of 4-H is helping the kids and he...

2020 Woodbury County: Kathy Goodwin

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Kathy Goodwin is a Woodbury County 4-H alumna. She belonged to the Banner Planners 4-H club in the 60’s and her mother, Bev Hoelker, was a 4-H leader to the club. She exhibited at the Woodbury County Fair in home economic type projects. She also happens to be Woodbury County’s...
Posted in Woodbury, 2020 |

2019 Woodbury County: Cheryl Zobel

Posted on 08/19/2019 at 2:39 PM
Over the decades, Cheryl Zobel played an integral part in the Iowa 4-H program; her early years as a 4-H’er in Crawford County, later as parental support for her daughter who was a 4-H’er in Woodbury County, and over the last 27 years as a leader of the Good Luck...
Posted in Woodbury, 2019 |

2018 Woodbury County: Wayne and Janet Ralston

Posted on 08/30/2018 at 7:44 PM
Wayne and Janet Ralston are the 2018 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame inductees for the Woodbury County 4-H program. Together, Wayne and Janet have over 70 years of service for Woodbury County Extension and the Woodbury County 4-H program. Wayne served on the Woodbury County Extension Council in the late...
Posted in Woodbury, 2018 |

2017 Woodbury County: Lewis and Virginia Reyman

Posted on 08/28/2017 at 9:07 AM
Lewis (Lewie) and the late Virginia Reyman have been lifelong supporters of 4-H, both serving as 4-H leaders for many years, 4-H fair superintendents in various departments at the Woodbury County Fair, youth committee sub-committee members for nine years, and as chaperones on the Citizenship Washington Focus trip to D.C.. Lewie...

2016 Woodbury County Sam Thomas

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 9:58 AM
Sam Thomas has been a dedicated volunteer for the Woodbury County 4-H program for 25 years. She has been involved as an assistant 4-H leader, 4-H superintendent in several departments at the county fair, is a member on the 4-H rules committee, has been a member of the Woodbury County...

2015 Woodbury County- Allan and Polly Pithan

Posted on 08/24/2015 at 4:34 PM
I PLEDGE MY HEAD TO CLEARER THINKING… Allan and Polly Pithan began their 4-H careers representing Woodbury County in 1960. Polly, a nine-year member of the Active Anthonettes where she exhibited in the Foods, Textiles, and Home Improvement projects.. She was involved in numerous community service activities, held club officer positions,...

2014 Woodbury County - Maggie Locke

Posted on 08/18/2014 at 10:51 AM
To say when it all started, is probably when Christine, the oldest Locke child, joined 4-H in 1983. Being the involved parent that she was, Maggie became the assistant leader and then the organizational leader of the Woodbury Westsiders 4-H Club. She was a leader for seven years past her...

2013 Woodbury County - Marilyn Joy Engle

Posted on 08/09/2013 at 9:12 AM
Marilyn Engle grew up in a farm family in southern Iowa and became a member of 4-H in the club led by her mother. At Iowa State University she earned a degree in chemical engineering. With her husband Richard she moved to Sioux City where she became active in the...

2012 Woodbury County- Lou Roach

Posted on 07/19/2012 at 9:18 AM
Lou Roach has been a volunteer, advocate and cheerleader for the 4-H program for over 40 years…..Lou was introduced to the 4-H program by her veterinary husband, a former state 4-H officer, Dr. Ken Roach when the oldest of their three children was old enough to join a club. Little...

2011 Woodbury County - Sheryl McGowan

Posted on 08/19/2011 at 11:20 AM
Sheryl McGowan has a connection to 4-H that reaches back to its origins and promises to continue far into the future. Sheryl’s father, George Fulcher, was a 4-H club member from Sac County in the 1920s. Sheryl and each of her five siblings were 4-H members in Calhoun and Pocahontas...

2010 Woodbury County - Venita Marie Wilcox

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 10:49 AM
Venita Wilcox began her 4-H career in Dixon County, Nebraska, joining both the Liberty Belles and Missouri Valley Feeders 4-H Clubs. She became a Woodbury County 4-H Leader in 1980, starting the Rock Branch Producers 4-H Club because she wanted to take her oldest two children to a boys’ and...

2009 Woodbury County - Lujean Faber

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 12:04 PM
Lujean was a nine year 4-H member of the Leeds Leaders 4-H Club. She has received both the 4-H Alumni Award and the Outstanding Service Award in Woodbury County. She has been employed as the 4-H County Youth Coordinator in Woodbury County for the past 30 years, finding and working...

2008 Woodbury County - Lucille (Lu) Matthey

Posted on 04/12/2011 at 12:41 PM
Lu grew up in the 4- H Program in North Dakota so when raising her family she knew the value, goals and aims of the 4-H program. Lu was always ready to volunteer as a 4-H Leader, Camp counselor, Judge, County Fair Superintendent, 4-H and Youth Committee Extension council and...

2007 Woodbury County - Wayne Molstad

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 11:05 AM
For Wayne Molstad of Moville, being part of 4-H and the County Fair was just doing what was expected - a family tradition. When his father could no longer serve as 4-H Leader or assistant and County Fair Superintendent, Wayne took over these positions. Wayne was poultry superintendent from the...

2006 Woodbury County - Eleanore Lewis

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 11:45 AM
Eleanore Lewis has been involved in the 4-H program nearly her entire life. As a youth she was a member of the Westia Clovers in Plymouth county. As a parent her children, Bobby, Christie, and Tracy, were 4-H members. Eleanore is a valuable asset to the Woodbury county 4-H program,...

2005 Woodbury County - Jack Powell

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 1:04 PM
Jack Powell has served 50+ years as a 4-H volunteer for the Woodbury County 4-H Program. Jack was a 4-H member of the Pierson Blue Ribbon 4-H Club. As a member he showed cattle, horses and swine at the Woodbury County Fair. Jack became the leader of the Pierson Blue...

2004 Woodbury County - Jack and Nancy Burright

Posted on 03/30/2011 at 9:39 PM
Teamwork defines the accomplishments of Jack and Nancy Burright, Woodbury County’s Hall of Fame inductees. The outstanding accomplishments of this couple are a source of pride for all groups and organizations that work with them. Mr. and Mrs. Burright have volunteered years of service to their clubs, community, country, and...

2002 Woodbury County - Esther Klingebiel McKee

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 10:56 AM
Esther Klingebiel McKee was Home Demonstration Agent/Extension Home Economist in Woodbury County from 1939 to 1968. For many, she was the standard by which all Extension personnel were measured. Esther was a graduate of ISU and received awards on both the state and national level for her work with 4-H clubs...
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