Big Indian Lake near Odell has reopened for boaters. A project to remove sediment and update facilities closed the lake as it was drained three years ago. A grand opening is officially planned for August 24, which will be held along with the annual Jakes Day, an event emphasizing youth safety with firearms. A number of outdoor activities are planned that day, beginning at 8:30 am.
About Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. 6 radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production assistant for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on 69 radio stations across 9 Midwest states.