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For Immediate Release 


Contact: Tim Mitchell, Superintendent for additional Information

712-484-2212 or tmitchell@riverside.k12.ia.us

Riverside Community School District Hall of Fame-Class of 2022 Induction

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Held in Conjunction with the Riverside All School Reunion Monday September 26, 2022 - Saturday October 1, 2022

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The purpose of the Riverside Community School District Hall of Fame is to honor graduates, employees, teams, individuals and friends of the Riverside Community School District for their accomplishments at and/or to the service of the Riverside Community School District, and also to inspire our students to become the best that they can be.

It is not just for Riverside Community School District but any accomplishments during the days of Macedonia, Carson and Oakland are considered for the Riverside Community School District Hall of Fame. Applications are received each year and the selection is made by the Riverside Board of Education.

Induction Ceremony: It will be held on Thursday September 29, 2022 at 2:30 PM in the Gym at the Middle/High School at 18997 Hwy 59, Oakland, IA

Parade: Will be held on Friday September 30, 2022  at 2:00 PM-Inductees can choose to ride in a vehicle in the line-up.  This year the Parade is in Oakland, IA

Hall of Fame Reception: Friday September 30, 2022 at 3:00 PM-6:15 PM at the Riverside Oakland Country Club host by Class of 2018 Hall of Famer Clark Christensen

Football Game: Will be held on Friday September 30, 2022  at 7:00 PM-Inductees will be introduced in front of the grandstands at 6:30 PM.  All inductees Family and Friends are admitted free to the game.

Riverside Hall of Fame Class of 2022

Kenneth Finnegan - Employee - Oakland Elementary Principal 1974-1994

Gary Funkhouser -  Employee - Oakland Band Director (1967-1979) and Superintendent Carson-Macedonia, Oakland and Whiting (1980-1993)

David Fahrenkrug-Distinguished Graduate-Carson-Macedonia 1978

Steven Pierce - Distinguished Graduate- Oakland 1965, Former Oakland School Board Member and Oakland/Riverside Sports Announcers “Voice of Bulldogs”

1992 Oakland Yellowjacket Football Team-District 15 Champs-Record 9-1:

Coach Marv Thompson & Assistant Coach Tom Grobe. 

Team members: Daniel Klindt, Jeremy Perkins, Mark Kindred, Jacob Gardner, Jake Havick, Steve Swope, Chad Clark, Tom Schuler, Derek Pierce, Henry Chase, Shane Kinnison, Todd Bentley, Andy Matejka, John Coffelt, T. J. Weisbeck, Coery Hackett, Kyle Kenkel, Jami Scofield, Troy Linnenbu rger, Brian Boland, Chad Weirich, Jason Carley, Clint Wall, Troy Kinnison, Chris Pendgraft, Andy Messerschmidt, Shane Konfrst, Jermie Henderson, Kenny Moore, Dana Martens, Perry Beedle, Mark Jeppesen, Jesse Housman, Justin Clark, Kenney Birdsong and Brad Demarais

1986 Oakland Yellowjacket Boys Basketball Team-3rd in State, WIC Tournament Champions, WIC Conference Runner-up and Regular Season Record 19-1 & Total Record 25-2

Coaches Larry Miller and Daryl Nelson 

Team members: Rusty Cooper, Craig Wall, Matt Finnegan, Bobby McJunkin, Shane Thompson, Tom Koch, John Taylor, Brad  Grosvenor, Troy Rehfeldt, Jon Finnegan, Justin Busby, Craig Zimmerman, Jeff Bowes, Mike D’Angelo, Corey Bane, Robb Carley, Jeff Carley, Steve Keast, Tab Zuch, Jeff McCowen, Mickey Stogdill, Trevor Renfeldt, Shawn Shanno, Troy Thompsen, Craig Christensen and Pat Finnegan