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RSVP Of Northeast Kansas To Thank Area First Responders

RSVP of Northeast Kansas is honoring First Responders, including law enforcement, firemen, E.M.T. and ambulance personnel among others in September. Volunteers will deliver goodies throughout Marshall and Washington Counties thanking our local hero’s.

In honor of the anniversary of 9/11, RSVP of Northeast Kansas’ volunteers are thanking our local First Responders by delivering treats to their monthly meetings and their offices during the Month of September.

“For the past two years, we have tried to recognize our First Responders with a breakfast in Marshall and Washington Counties”, RSVP’s Executive Director, Joni Spellmeier commented. “But since many of them are already at work, getting ready for work, or traveling to work at 6:00 a.m. we didn’t have a very good turnout. By taking the treats to them during their monthly meetings, we will be able to honor more of our local heroes.” RSVP is asking that we all thank our First Responders for their continued dedication.

RSVP, which is a volunteer program for adults 55 years of age and older in Marshall and Washington Counties in Kansas has adopted the mission to provide our citizen’s, ages 55 and older, a variety of opportunities to participate more fully in the life of their community through significant volunteer service.

  • September 7 @ 8:00 a.m. – Axtell EMS, 306 Maple, Axtell
  • September 9 @ 7:00 P.M. – Washington Fire #9, 900 West D Street, Washington
  • September 11 @ 7:00 p.m. – Waterville Fire, 205 E Commercial, Waterville
  • September 16 @6:30 p.m. – Linn Ambulance and Linn/Palmer RFD #4, City Bldg, 104 5th Street, Linn
  • September 17 @ 7:30 p.m. – Oketo Fire, Fire House, Oketo
  • September 18 @ 6:00 p.m. – Washington County Ambulance, EMS Bldg, 900 D Street, Washington
  • September 18 @6:30 p.m. – Marysville Fire Department
  • September 18 @ 7:00 p.m. – Frankfort EMS, Fire Station, Frankfort
  • September 24 @7:00 p.m. – Marysville EMS, 1204 Center, Marysville
  • September 25 @ 6:30 p.m. – Waterville EMS


About Bruce Dierking

Bruce Dierking owns and operates Dierking Communications, Inc. with stations KNDY/KNDY FM Marysville, KS since 1988, KQNK/KQNK FM Norton, KS since 1999, and KDNS FM/KZDY FM Glen Elder since 2008. A fifth generation native of Marshall County, and a 1980 graduate of Marysville High School, he began a broadcasting career working part time at the age of 14 for Herb and Ruby Hoeflicker at KNDY. After attending Colby, Kansas Community College, with a major in business and broadcasting, Dierking returned to his hometown covering sports and sales, now having served as the voice of the Marysville Bulldogs, as well as area teams for over 35 years. Active in various leadership roles, he has served as President with the Marysville Jaycees, President of the Kansas Jaycees, and National Vice President with the US Jr Chamber of Commerce. He has been a board member, and past President of the Marysville Chamber of Commerce, served many years as Vice President of Marshall County Development Corporation, served 8 years on the Kansas Association of Broadcasters including Secretary/Treasurer, Chair Elect, and Chairman of the board. He has twice served terms on the Good Shepherd Lutheran School Board serving as President, and held several leadership roles with Mt Calvary Lutheran Church, serving as congregation Chairman. He, his wife Lesa, and daughter Allison are active in many community activities, contributing to, providing publicity for, and volunteering. He is currently active with the Marysville Historic Depot restoration project, serving as Vice President. A mentor to many in the broadcasting industry, Dierking continues an active role in station operations, on the air with the morning show each day, traveling many nights to cover ballgames, and present covering local events for news broadcasts. He is passionate about his community, and the rural midwest. An active historian, genealogy, community development, Kansas and architectural history are among interests. Dierking enjoys travel, having visited nearly every state, and several foreign countries. He is a fan of music, and enjoys reading.