Rose Hill Soybean Farmer Wins Legacy of Leadership Award

Rose Hill native and long-time conservation advocate Mark Jackson was recognized with the Legacy of Leadership Award by the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) during its annual awards banquet earlier this month in Ankeny.

Sponsored by Stine Seed Company, the award is given to an Iowa soybean farmer who has demonstrated a passionate and relentless commitment to growing the soybean industry in Iowa.

Along with his wife JoAnn and son Mike, Jackson grows soybeans and corn and manages a wean-to-finish swine operation on their Mahaska County farm. Jackson has served ISA since 2003 on various committees including research, market development and legislative efforts. Jackson is also past president of the Iowa Soybean Association and served nine years as a director with the American Soybean Association. He is also past chairman for the county Farm Bureau and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and a past director on the Iowa Soybean Promotion Board.

“It’s about leadership, passion and commitment,” said Jackson. “I’m surrounded by leaders who are dedicated to making the soybean industry better and I’m humbled that peers would recognize the small role I’ve played in that pursuit.”

Bill Shipley, ISA president, and David Thompson, Stine Seed Company, presented the award. For more information on the Iowa Soybean Association, visit iasoybeans.com.

Band Members From William Penn University Chosen For Honor Band

Four collegiate band members have been selected to participate in the 24th Annual Iowa Collegiate Honor Band. This year’s guest conductor for the Iowa Collegiate Honor Band is Dr. Jack Stamp.

Students selected from local William Penn University include:

  • Mallari Winegar of Rose Hill, IA – Clarinet; senior music education major.
  • Joseph Criscuolo of Pella, IA – Alto Saxophone; senior music education major.
  • Adam Genskow of Oskaloosa, IA – Tenor Saxophone; senior music education major.
  • Steve Residor of St. Louis, MO – Trombone; senior music education major.

The event is open to the public and free to attend. The honor band will rehearse Nov. 17– 18, with their performance at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18. The rehearsals and performance will be held at Josephine Tope Community Auditorium attached to Nevada High School, located at 1001 15th St. Nevada, IA 50201.

About Dr. Jack Stamp                                                                                

Dr. Jack Stamp is currently an adjunct professor of music at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, where he teaches conducting and composition. Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Stamp served as Director of Band Studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania for 25 years and served as chairperson of the music department for six years. While at IUP, he was awarded Distinguished University Professor.

Dr. Stamp holds a DMA degree in Wind Conducting from Michigan State University where he studied with Eugene Corporon. An internationally recognized composer of wind band music, Dr. Stamp studied composition with Robert Washburn, Fisher Tull, Joan Tower, David Diamond, and Richard Danielpour.

He was the founder/conductor of the Keystone Wind Ensemble, a wind band dedicated to the recording of forgotten band literature. The ensemble boasts over 20 commercial compact disc releases. He is a contributing author to the “Teaching Music Through Performance in Band” series and resides in Hudson, WI with his wife, LeAnn.


Barnes City
Councilmember (4 yr.) Total/Percentages
Gene Davis – 19/20.43%
Jeffrey Innis – 31/33.33%
Write-in 43/46.24%
Total – 93

Three total elected.


Mayor (2 yr.) Total/Percentages 
Write-in – 19/100%
Total – 19

Councilmember (2 yr.) Total/Percentages
Ron Kauffman – 25/19.69%
Darrell Rust – 15/11.81%
Cecil Smith – 22/17.32%
Dwight Teeter – 24/18.90%
Richard Thomas – 22/17.32%
Write-in – 19/14.96%
Total – 127

Five total elected.

Councilmember (4 yr.) Total/Percentages
Yvonne Evans – 33/25.19%
J.J. Howrey – 36/27.48%
Kenneth Long – 36/27.48%
Brenda Swearingen – 22/16.79%
Write-in – 4/3.05%
Total – 131

Three total elected.

Keomah Village
Mayor (2 yr.) Total/Percentages 
Clark Johnson – 23/100%
Total 23

Councilmember (4 yr.) Total/Percentages 
Larry Boyer – 23/33.33%
Craig Coen – 24/34.78%
Kay Swafford – 22/31.88%
Total – 69

Three total elected.


Mayor (2 yr.) Total/Percentages
Keith Beintema – 17/85.00%
Write-in – 3/15.00%
Total – 20

Councilmember (2 yr.) Total/Percentages 
Charles Bogaard – 18/18.37%
Daniel Gleason – 18/18.37%
Steve Nieuwsma – 18 /18.37%
Kim Sytsma – 18/18.37%
Henry Van Roekel – 19/19.39%
Write-in – 7/7.14%
Total – 98

Five total elected.

New Sharon
Councilmember (4 yr.) Total/Percentages
Thomas German 122 27.17%
Keri Lamberson 133 29.62%
Jeffrey Long 111 24.72%
Kenneth Ward 78 17.37%
Write-in 5 1.11%
Total 449

Three total elected.

Public Measure A (Rural Water) Total/Percentages
Yes – 142/85.54%
No – 24/14.46%
Total 166

Public Measure B (Library) Total/Percentages
Yes – 92/55.76%
No – 73/44.24%
Total 165

Mayor (2 yr.) Total/Percentages
David Krutzfeldt – 576/56.3% 
Jeff Lorentzen – 445/43.5%
Write-in – 2/0.2%
Total 1023

1st Ward Councilmember (4 yr.) Total/Percentages
Diane Ottosson – 141/100%
Total – 141

One total elected.

3rd Ward Councilmember (4 yr.) Total/Percentages
Doug Yates – 238/97.54%
Write-in – 6/2.46%
Total – 244

One total elected.

At-Large Councilmember (4 yr.)  Total/Percentages
Charlie Comfort – 422/21.72%
Scottie Moore – 659/33.92%
Wyatt Russell – 294/15.13%
Tom Walling – 561/28.87%
Write-in – 6/0.36%
Total – 1942

Two total elected.

Rose Hill
Mayor (2 yr.) Total/Percentages 
Kyle Morgan – 27/87.10%
Write-in – 4/12.90%
Total – 31

Councilmember (2 yr.) Total/Percentages 
Jake Dannels – 30/22.56%
Carli Hahn – 2/1.50%
Terry Lowe – 24/18.05%
Janet Martin – 21/15.79%
Channa McMillian – 15/11.28%
Aaron Molyneux – 25/18.80%
Write-in – 16/12.03%
Total – 133

Five total elected.

University Park
Mayor (2 yr.) Total/Percentages 
George Toubekis-73/100%
Total 73

Councilmember (4 yr.) Total/Percentages
David Brown – 59/30.41%
Sarah Kargol – 50/25.77%
Stephen Kelly – 48/24.74%
Colleen Platt – 37/19.07%
Total 194

Three total elected.

Councilmember Unexpired Term Total/Percentages
Harry Graham – 71/100.00%
Total – 71

One total elected.


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