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Midway District

Midway Extension District #15

Ellsworth Office:
210 N. Kansas
Suite #1, Courthouse
Ellsworth, KS 67439

Russell Office:
309 S. Fossil
Russell, KS 67665

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

                     Brian Rush
 2215 Ave U
                     Geneseo, KS 67444

                     Bryon Wilson
926 13th Rd
                     Ellsworth, KS 67439

County Liners

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

Club Leaders: Delane Janssen
1835 Avenue Y
                    Geneseo, KS 67444

                   Amanda Janzen
1002 7th St
                   Geneseo, KS 67444


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

Club Leaders:  Sarah Goss
                     916 22nd Rd
                     Kanopolis, KS 67454

                     Sharla Huseman
                     2201 Ave F
                     Ellsworth, KS 67439

                     Christina Vague
904 Elizabeth St
                     Ellsworth, KS 67439

Trying Tommies 

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

Club Leaders:  Gayla Short
                          2285 15th Rd
                     Geneseo, KS 67444

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

                     Kelly Thielen
PO Box 174
                     Dorrance, KS 67634

                     Allan Brokes
715 2nd Rd
                     Wilson, KS 67490

Russell Area Clubs

Big Creek 

Meets:  1st Sunday each month 

Club Leaders:  Judy Robbins 
PO Box 153 
                     Gorham, KS 67640

                     J.J. Hammersmith
17541 Shoreline Rd
                     Gorham, KS 67640

Fossil Creek 

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

Club Leaders:  Kevin Karst & Jen Davison
4042 181st St
                      Russell, KS 67665

                     Andrea Krauss
4106 184th St
                      Russell, KS 67665

Lone Star

Meets:  1st Sunday each month
            Scheck Oil Building

Club Leaders:  Brent Homeier
1618 N Karst St
                     Russell, KS 67665

                     Stacie Dumler
1265 N Krug
                     Russell, KS 67665


Meets:  3rd Sunday each month 

Club Leaders:  Monty & Tiffinie Mai
18603 Stickney Rd
                      Russell, KS 67665

Wolf Creek Valley

Meets:  2nd Sunday each month
           Lucas / Luray

Club Leaders:  Dawn Rose
408 N Russell Co. Ave.
                      Luray, KS 67649

                     Tammy Cline
PO Box 152
                      Luray, KS 67649

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


Additional Resources:

4-H Enrollment:

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