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Landoll Corporation Plans 50th Anniversary Celebration & Fireworks

Landoll Corporation, which marked fifty years in business in December, will host a community celebration in Marysville on Friday, May 30th. Plant tours of the manufacturers various operations are planned from 1:00-6:00 p.m.

With the large number of people expected, parking is being coordinated at the Marysville Airport, with a continuous shuttle service loop operating among the various locations, as well as downtown Marysville. Golf carts will also be available for the elderly and handicapped for each tour.

Friday evening, beginning at 6:00 p.m., recent improvements at the Marysville Airport will be showcased with a fly-in and aviation displays, alongside Landoll vintage and modern equipment, and Landoll team member displays.

Free entertainment will include local bands, along with free brats, hot dogs, ice cream and cotton candy, and family games including inflatables, bingo, horse and carriage rides, and more. A huge fireworks display is planned at 9:45 p.m. PFB Pyros, which coordinates the annual Hanover Fireworks Celebration has advised that among the aerial displays, several ground works will best be seen at the airport. Limited seating provided, lawn chairs are welcome. The choreographed event will also be simulcast live on KNDY AM 1570/FM 94.1. Rain date for the fireworks is Saturday, May 31st.


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.