For Immediate Release
Contact: Tim Mitchell, Superintendent for additional Information
712-484-2212 or email@example.com
Riverside Community School District Hall of Fame-Class of 2020
It will be held on Thursday 9-16-2021 at 2:30 PM at the Gym at the Middle/High School at 18997 Hwy 59, Oakland, IA
If you currently have any COVID-19 Symptoms or have tested Positive for COVID-19--Do Not Enter the Building.
Stay home if sick and quarantine/isolate if you test positive for COVID-19
Face Coverings are a personal choice—District will support those who choose to wear a face covering
Face Coverings are recommended for all attendees regardless of vaccination status
You are encouraged to use hand sanitizer and disinfect hands on a regular basis-Excessive Hand Washing Encouraged
Social Distancing-when possible (3-6 feet)
Avoid touching mouth and nose with hands
Cover coughs and sneezes
Will be held on Friday 9-17-2021 at 2:00 PM-Inductees can choose to ride in a vehicle in the line-up. This year the Parade is in Macedonia, IA
Will be held on Friday 9-17-2021 at 7:00 PM-Inductees will be introduced in front of the grandstands at 6:30 PM. Please be at the Athletic Complex by the Concession Stand by 6:15 PM for lining up. Family and Friends can accompany the inductee in front of the Grandstand. All inductees Family and Friends are admitted free to the game.
Wylie Dewan Busse-Distinguished Graduate-Oakland Class of 1957
Wylie Dewan Busse was a graduate of the Class of 1957 from Oakland High School. He was the son of Werner “Bud” and Martha “Edith” (Greer) Busse and was born September 23, 1939 in Council Bluffs, IA. He died January 12, 2021, at his home east of Oakland, IA, at the age of 81 years, 3 months, and 20 days. Throughout his high school career he was a multisport athlete playing football, basketball, track and baseball. He participated in Glee Club, Mixed Chorus, was class Vice President and President of FFA. During his football career in Oakland he was honored by selection as an Allstate Football Player (One Class) in 1956 playing at the Center position. He also received 1st Team Honors through The Nonpareil, 1st Team Honors through The World Herald, 1st Team Honors S.W. Iowa Conference, and Academic Honor Roll . He was offered a full ride scholarship to the University of Nebraska, which he declined to enlist in the service. He enlisted in the Army and served in Washington D.C at the Pentagon. After being honorably discharged, he returned to Oakland and worked with his father raising hogs, showing horses, and farming. On March 9, 1973, he married Connie Beckendorf. They had two children, Rachel, and Rebecca. The family lived near Hancock until 1979 and then built a house and moved east of Oakland. Wylie retired from farming in 2018. Wylie was a member of the Oakland United Methodist Church. He served multiple years on the Oakland Community School Board, served as a member of the Pottawattamie County Pork Producers, and sold Hoegemeyer Seed Corn. He was a proud follower of Riverside Sports.
Delbert (Bert) Bailey-Distinguished Graduate-Oakland Class of 1979
Delbert (Bert) Bailey is a graduate of the Class of 1979 from Oakland High School. He then went on to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University, graduating in 1983. He started his career with The Boeing Company (1983-2015) where he worked on multiple airplane programs and projects supporting Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Boeing Military Programs. He held positions from Design Engineer, Senior Engineer, Lead Engineer, First Line Manager, Senior Manager, Associate Technical Fellow and Technical Fellow. As an Associate Technical Fellow and Technical Fellow he was responsible for establishing performance expectations and standards for technical personnel and for guiding and mentoring upcoming engineers. During his career he was awarded five United States patents and three international patents, he was recognized as Boeing Commercial Airplane Systems Engineer of the year, was a member of and served as chairperson for the International Aerospace Association A-10 Oxygen Systems Standards and Rulemaking body. He has been involved in his community by serving as a Science Docent, umpiring Little League Baseball and serving as a Church Confirmation Class Guide. He has served three different Homeowners Associations in roles as a technical advisor for building structural remediation, President and as Water Chairman for a private water system. He is also active in supporting the Guide Dogs of America organization.
David Weaver- Distinguished Graduate-Oakland Class of 1984
David Weaver is a graduate of the Class of 1984 from Oakland High School. He is an advertising agency veteran, strategic planner, a relentless self-experimenter, provocateur, longtime TEDster, and according to many “a darn nice guy”. He has over thirty years experience directing marketing strategy for some of the most respected and innovative companies in the world. He has led and created award-winning advertising campaigns for Nissan, Hershey, T-Mobile, Clif Bar, American Airlines, Nestle, adidas, Nationwide Insurance and many others. He has spoken on the TED mainstage in 2021, TEDActive in 2011, and TEDxPhoenix and TEDxOmaha in 20210 and TEDxSMU in 2021. He is the founder of Outsiderism, a coaching and training service designed to help leaders increase their creativity and creative thinking to be more innovative and more successful. After living in major metropolitan markets (Seattle, Kansas City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Brooklyn) he now is proud to call Underhill, Vermont his home. He lives in Underhill with his wife Misuk and their wire fox. His sister, Stacey (Weaver) Cole is also being inducted into the Riverside School Community District Hall of Fame Class of 2021.
Mike Osborn- Distinguished Graduate-Carson-Macedonia Class of 1989
Mike Osborn is a graduate of the Class of 1989 from Carson-Macedonia High School. After high school he attended Creighton University with the intention of going to medical school. After two and a half years of undergraduate work, he decided to change course and pursue business. He left college and over the course of the next fifteen years, built and sold two technology-related businesses (Website Results-Co-founder and COO 1995-2001 & Awareness Technology-Co-founder and CFO 2002-2009). He then saw an opportunity to revolutionize healthy eating and founded Quest Nutrition (Co-Founder January 2021-present, CFO January 2021-January 2016 and COO January 2016-April 2017). Over the next ten years he and his partners built the company into a globally recognized nutrition company that sold products in nearly 70 countries worldwide. He has spearheaded the donation of hundreds of thousands of dollars of product to various food banks and homeless shelters, he is an active coach and sponsor of local kids sports and has mentored numerous young adults. His philanthropy includes: Epigenix Foundation, Red Cross, National Wildlife Federation, Feeding America, Los Angeles Mission, ASPCA and various other organizations.
Maryann D’Angelo-Distinguished Graduate-Oakland Class of 1992
Maryann D’Angelo is a graduate of the Class of 1992 from Oakland High School. She received a B.S.B.A in Accounting from Creighton University, J.D. from Creighton University School of Law and L.L.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center. She is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the Iowa Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the AICPA. She currently lives in Minneapolis, MN. She is a transaction tax advisory executive director in Ernst & Young LLP’s (EY) International Tax and Transaction Services Practice (ITTS). She has over twenty years of experience serving a wide variety of corporate and private equity clients advising them on various tax matters. After law school, Maryann spent eight years in the Merger and Acquisition (M&A) Group at Price Waterhouse Cooper LLP in the Washington National Tax Service office. She subsequently spent two years as senior tax counsel at Cargill, Inc., a multinational privately held corporation located in Minneapolis. She has presented on M & A tax topics as part of the Tax Executive Institute and the Minnesota Bar Association Tax Institute as well as published articles in the Journal of Corporate Taxation and Tax Adviser.. She is also a member of EY’s ITTS Diversity Council and the Minneapolis Racial Equality Steering Committee, and serves as a relationship advisor to the firm's Entrepreneur Access Network supporting Black and Latino based businesses. She has been awarded with an Inclusiveness Award within the firm She also serves on an Advisory Board for PACER Center, an organization that is a champion for children, youth and young adults with disabilities.
Stacey (Weaver) Cole- Distinguished Graduate-Oakland Class of 1992
Stacey (Weaver) Cole is a graduate of the Class of 1992 from Oakland High School. While in Oakland, she worked at Dairy Queen and the local golf course, and was involved in numerous activities throughout her high school career. Stacey is the youngest daughter of Mike and Sheryl Weaver, She has an older brother, David, who is also being inducted into the Riverside Hall of Fame Class of 2021. She went to Buena Vista University. She earned the ZZ white Leadership Scholarship, which challenged her to find leadership opportunities in every aspect of her life. She has taken those leadership lessons with her, earning additional degrees from Southwest Minnesota State University, Morningside College, Iowa State University and the University of Florida. IN 2018, she earned the Central office Administrator of the Year Award given by the School Administrators of Iowa, for her work in establishing a strong teacher leadership program in Storm Lake Schools. She is currently the superintendent of the Storm Lake Community School district, a diverse community in northwest Iowa. She serves more than 2,500 students and their families, focusing on overcoming barriers that affect marginalized populations. Serves in the community on the Salud Community Group, as a Habitat for Humanity volunteer, Storm Lake Library Board Member and Storm Lake United Board Member. Her various Volunteer activities include: working food pantry events, writing grants for different community organizations, coaching numerous youth activities, Storm Lake Booster Club, Storm Lake Music Booster Club volunteer, volunteering with a local Thanksgiving meal, numerous benefits for community members in need.
1958 Carson-Macedonia Softball Team-Coach Ken Roberts
The 1958 Carson-Macedonia Softball Team placed 2nd at the 1958 Iowa State Softball Tourney. This was the first merged sports venture of the two schools and it was a successful one. The Tourney was held at the Greenwood Electric Field in Des Moines. Argyle scored seven runs in the first three innings and went on to defeat Carson-Macedonia, 13-5 for the championship. Sandra Smith hit a homerun in the third inning for the 2nd place finishers. They beat Arispe in the semifinal by getting nine hits and scoring an 11-1 victory. Virginia Bruning pitched a three hitter. Coach Roberts stated “The entire lineup can hit, and usually does but Virginia Bruning and Linda Boruff are the aces at the plate.”