DES?MOINES - A West Bend woman was inducted into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during ceremonies Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Iowa State Fair.
Karen Schwartzkopf was inducted during ceremonies at the 4-H building in recognition of her service to the 4-H and youth of Palo Alto County for 13 years. She has served 12 years as a leader of the Fern Valley 4-H'ers and also received the Palo Alto County 4-H Alumni Award in 2005.
As the owner/publisher of the West Bend Journal, Schwartzkopf has also provided invaluable publicity for the efforts of 4-H and youth in the county and has also been involved in numerous other community events.
Schwartzkopf and her husband Doug are the parents of three children; Katarina, Matthias, and Liesel.
Karen joins past inductees from Palo Alto County which include Julie Nelson, Angie Beem, Ray Brown, Merrylea Clasing, Helen Anliker, Ann Stillman, Tim Naig, Dan Voigt, Terry Rouse, Bert and Julie Naig, and Devona Perkins.