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Marysville USD 364 Board Meeting Notes

The Marysville USD 364 School Board held a special meeting Tuesday, May 6th, and approved an administrative contract with Darren Schroeder as secondary Principal/Activities Director. Schroeder is from Peabody, graduated from Emporia State in 1995, and taught social studies and physical education previously at Jewell, Mission Valley, and Peabody/Burns.

The board also approved a certified contract for Scott Brown as junior high science teacher, and head boys basketball coach. Brown is from Fowler, graduated Kansas Wesleyan in 2006, taught physical education and was assistant coach at Rolla for a year, and has taught at Fowler since 2007, serving as head basketball coach the past six seasons, with a record of 104-36. His teams qualified for state four times the past six years, and were runner-up in the state tournament in 2013.

A certified contract with Megan Roberts as Elementary Special Education Teacher was approved. She is a recent graduate of Peru State, and has worked at the Beatrice State Developmental Center.

Finally, Kathy Huerter was hired as school nurse. She has served as substitute school nurse since 2002, and has worked at Community Memorial Healthcare in Marysville since 2000.

Resignations were accepted from Trent Giffen, Elementary Special Education Teacher, Micheal Lee, Jr. High Science Teacher, Elizabeth Wagoner, Secondary Science Teacher, Bev Crome, Paraprofessional, and retirement of Russ Dittmar as bus driver, and Wendy Shortle, Secondary Paraprofessional.

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.