McLouth couple receive award
County Extension Council presents the 1999 Extension Appreciation Award
Jim and Elvira Winkler, McLouth, were honored at the Leavenworth County Extension Council's annual meeting earlier this month with the 1999 Extension Appreciation Award.
The Winklers have been involved with extension through the 4-H program for 40 years, said Sy Nyhart, Leavenworth County extension agriculture agent. Mr. Winkler was a 4-H member in the Bell 4-H Club, and Mrs. Winkler was in Friendship Valley and the Hornets 4-H Clubs. They have been 4-H project leaders in many projects and Mrs. Winkler has been a community club leader for more than 20 years. Mr. Winkler served 12 years on the Leavenworth County Fair Board. They are now leaders of the county poultry club.
Each of the couple's children has been active in 4-H for and received many awards, including trips to the National 4-H Congress. The family was recognized as 4-H Family of the Year in 1985-86 and again in 1998-99.
In other business at the meeting, Larry Theis, Leavenworth, agriculture representative for the first district, was elected president; Rhonda Berry, Leavenworth, family and consumer sciences representative for the first district, was elected vice president; Carol Hall, Leavenworth, 4-H and youth representative for the second district, was re-elected secretary; and Matt Yunghans, Leavenworth, agriculture representative from the second district, was elected treasurer.
Other board members elected were: Jerry Schwinn, Leavenworth, 4-H and Youth representative from the first district; "Buck" Keister, Leavenworth, agriculture representative from the second district; John Pfannenstiel, Basehor, economic development representative, Ted Grinter, Lawrence, agriculture representative, and Mark Milleret, Linwood, agriculture representative, all from the third district.
Reports were given by the county extension agents. The extension council members who are retiring were recognized:
Pat Schwinn, Leavenworth, family and consumer sciences, and Tim Herken, Easton, economic Development, both from district one.
Bill Sproul, McLouth, agriculture, and Debbie Deere, Lansing, family and consumer sciences, both from the second district.