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Midway District

Midway Extension District #15

Ellsworth Office:
210 N. Kansas
Suite #1, Courthouse
Ellsworth, KS 67439
785-472-4442  

Russell Office:
309 S. Fossil
Russell, KS 67665
785-483-3157

Hours: Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(Closed for lunch 12-1)

Join 4-H!

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Raising great kids is a challenging task, but it's easier when you have a team of people behind you. 4-H clubs are groups of families that do just that. Through working together, families share knowledge and interests to help kids learn practical skills and important values.

4-H clubs generally meet monthly. These meetings give youth opportunities to share their project work (speak), plan community service activities, and practice running meetings. They have many "sub-clubs" for individual projects, led by adults or teens within the club. For specialized projects like shooting sports, many counties have county-wide project clubs that operate in a similar fashion

The clubs in the Midway District, along with their meeting and leader information are:

Ellsworth Area Clubs

Ash Creek

Meets:  3rd Sunday each month 6:00 p.m.
               Ellsworth Fire Department

Club Leaders:  Melissa Schneider
                     1156 20th Rd
                     Kanopolis, KS 67454
                     785-472-1063
                     melissa.schneider@hotmail.com

                     Brian Rush
                         
 2215 Ave U
                     Geneseo, KS 67444
                     785-531-0325
                     trush@ewmed.com

                     Bryon Wilson
                          
926 13th Rd
                     Ellsworth, KS 67439
                     wilsonbn@eaglecom.net

County Liners

Meets: 3rd Monday each month 6:30 p.m.
              Geneseo Methodist Church

Club Leaders: Delane Janssen
                         
1835 Avenue Y
                    Geneseo, KS 67444
                    620-824-5492
                    delanejanssen@yahoo.com

                   Amanda Janzen
                        
1002 7th St
                   Geneseo, KS 67444
                   785-826-6181
                   amanda.janzen@yahoo.com    

Elkhorn

Meets:   4th Monday each month 7:00 p.m.
            Ellsworth Presbyterian Church

Club Leaders:  Sarah Goss
                     916 22nd Rd
                     Kanopolis, KS 67454
                     785-472-8914
                     sarahgraceg@yahoo.com

                     Sharla Huseman
                     2201 Ave F
                     Ellsworth, KS 67439
                     785-231-0431
                     sharla@kansasbeef.org

                     Christina Vague
                           
904 Elizabeth St
                     Ellsworth, KS 67439
                     785-531-0326
                     tvague@eaglecom.net

Trying Tommies 

Meets:  4th Sunday each month 3:30 p.m.
               Geneseo Hangout

Club Leaders:  Gayla Short
                          2285 15th Rd
                     Geneseo, KS 67444
                     620-504-2975
                     short_gayla@yahoo.com                    

Wilson Winners

Meets:  3rd Sunday each month 6:30 p.m.
               Wilson Senior Center

Club Leaders:  Susan Kurz-Sebesta
                          
165 Ave C 
                     Wilson, KS 67490
                     785-658-3360
                     skurz-sebesta@usd327.org

                     Kelly Thielen
                          
PO Box 174
                     Dorrance, KS 67634
                     785-666-4250
                     kellyt@hbcomm.net

                     Allan Brokes
                          
715 2nd Rd
                     Wilson, KS 67490
                     785-658-2162
                     michellebrokes@yahoo.com

Russell Area Clubs

Big Creek 

Meets:  1st Sunday each month 
               Gorham 

Club Leaders:  Judy Robbins 
                          
PO Box 153 
                     Gorham, KS 67640
                     785-483-7783
                     jrobbins7880@gmail.com

                     J.J. Hammersmith
                          
17541 Shoreline Rd
                     Gorham, KS 67640
                     785-324-2406
                     jaquelynnjo@gorhamtel.com

Fossil Creek 

Meets:  3rd Sunday each month 
           Russell 4-H Building

Club Leaders:  Kevin Karst & Jen Davison
                           
4042 181st St
                      Russell, KS 67665
                      785-483-9791
                      kevinka@ruraltel.net

                     Andrea Krauss
                           
4106 184th St
                      Russell, KS 67665
                      785-483-2528
                      andrea.krauss@rwisp.com

Lone Star

Meets:  1st Sunday each month
               5:30pm
            Scheck Oil Building

Club Leaders:  Brent Homeier
                         
1618 N Karst St
                     Russell, KS 67665
                     785-445-2353
                     bahomeier@yahoo.com

                     Stacie Dumler
                           
1265 N Krug
                     Russell, KS 67665
                     785-483-1731
                     srdumler@gmail.com

Sunflower

Meets:  3rd Sunday each month 
           Milberger

Club Leaders:  Monty & Tiffinie Mai
                           
18603 Stickney Rd
                      Russell, KS 67665
                      785-483-2704
                      tmai68@hotmail.com

Wolf Creek Valley

Meets:  2nd Sunday each month
           Lucas / Luray

Club Leaders:  Dawn Rose
                           
408 N Russell Co. Ave.
                      Luray, KS 67649
                      785-698-2279
                      bobdawnrose@yahoo.com

                     Tammy Cline
                            
PO Box 152
                      Luray, KS 67649
                      785-545-5964
                      btcline81@gmail.com

Cloverbuds (5-6 Year Olds)

The overall purpose of the 4-H Cloverbuds program is to foster the development of life skills that are essential for the cognitive, social, emotional and physical maturation of five-and six-year olds by providing a unique educational opportunity.

Goals for Kansas 4-H Cloverbuds

  • Self-understanding skills (Initiating independence and self-direction)
  • Social skills (Getting along with others)
  • Decision-making skills (Making positive choices)
  • Learning skills (Learning to learn)
  • Mastering physical skills (Enjoying constructive and creative play) 

Principles for Kansas 4-H Cloverbuds

  • Fun
  • Activity focused
  • Noncompetitive
  • Group-centered learning
  • Leader directed
  • Positive
  • Success oriented

Cloverbud Policies
Kansas 4-H Cloverbuds Guide
Kansas 4-H Cloverbuds' Tips for Parents and Children

Michelle Beran

4-H Youth Development Agent
309 S Fossil
Russell, KS 67665
785-483-3157
mberan@ksu.edu

 

Additional Resources:

4-H Enrollment:

4-H Families now have the convenience of enrolling online by using the Kansas 4HOnline enrollment system.