1939 - In 1964 this group photo was taken of the first Story County Fair Board of 1939. This was 25 years after this Board developed and built the first buildings on present site in the then SW corner of Nevada. Pictured from left are TC Henryson, Story City; Victor Rilery, Ames; Otis Warren, Milford Twp; Dick Jay, Ames, who was the first board president; and Sam Oakes, Zearing. in the background is one of the beautiful barns. Records indicated that since 1951, the board President was from Milford Twp for 50 years.
1941 - Two Milford Merry Maids; Jeanne Stratton '43 and Dorothy Harper '43 give a "Correct Posture" demonstration for the Story County competition at the Nevada Field House in 1941.
1946 Ila Mae Bailey of the Milford Merry Maids (1946 graduate of Milford Twp High School) provides an interesting study of the 4-H uniform for the girls during the early forties. Note the cheverons on her left sleeve reminesent of a sargent's stripes, they indicate the four years, one for every year she participated in 4-H. It has also been said they were for each year this person was an officer in their local club.
1947 - Rhoda '50, little brother Norman '57, and their mother Ida Honderd (Rhiner) are pictured before going to a 4-H event. Ida was then the Leader for the Milford Merry Maids.
1950 - The Milford Merry Maids 4-H Club are gathered late in the summer, shortly after the Story County Fair Demonstration Day. Those in uniform had given demonstrations at the county fair level. In front: Marlene Morfey '57 and Donna Sorem '55; in center: Dordene Brodie '54, Alice Hansen '55 and Jurine Borton '56; in back: Florine Borton '52, Ruth Warren '54, and Leaders Wilma Munson (Arnold) and Ethyleen Sampson (Glen).
1952 - Rex Hughes, a club leader 1952-'55, is pictured with Jurine and Art Borton during the Milford Hustlers 4-H Tour. They are weighing a pig in a gunny sack early in the project.
1954 - Jurine Borton '56 of the Milford Merry Maids is shown with the name banner she used when she was elected to a Story County (girls) Office. (It is interesting to note that since she also had agriculture projects, she was also a member of the Milford Hustlers 4-H Club and was required to keep a completely separate set of 4-H records or another complete 4-H Record Book. She was in each club for 8 years.) In the fall of 1955, it was declared she had the state of Iowa's Best 4-H Record Book and was a delegate to the National 4-H Club Congress in Chicago in November (of which she didn't even realize existed at the time) where she was selected as one of the 120 National 4-H Scholarship recipients in the Nation.
1962 - The Milford Merry Maids are campaigning for Linda Hughes '63, far right, in her run and election to a Story County 4-H (girls) Office. It was a very clever way to "back" Linda!