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September 18, 2015

Don and Michelle Dee of Allamakee County were inducted into the 2015 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, Aug. 23. Ninety-two Iowa counties participated this year and selected 126 inductees for their outstanding service and dedication to 4-H.

September 18, 2015

Regional 4-H Citizenship Project is open to all 4-H Intermediate and Senior-age members choosing to participate.  This 2-year project commitment, come to the find out meeting to learn more.

September 17, 2015

Saturday Clover Kids held their first meeting on Saturday, September 12 at the Waukon Wellness Center, hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

September 8, 2015

Teen leaders from Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Howard, Fayette and Winneshiek counties attended the meeting hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development staff and members of the Allamakee County 4-H Youth Council.

September 4, 2015

As children learn to read, they also must learn to understand what they are reading. By reading to and with beginning readers, parents can help their children build these skills for greater success in school.


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