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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.

Celebrate World Red Cross Day By Donating Blood

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OMAHA, Neb. (April 15, 2014) — World Red Cross Day is a time to recognize worldwide efforts to advocate for the relief of human suffering, whether from disease, disaster, war or famine. The American Red Cross encourages eligible individuals to support these humanitarian efforts by making an appointment to donate lifesaving blood this May. The need is constant, and all ... Read More »

Area School Activities Cancelled Due To Weather

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Marysville Baseball at Concordia has been cancelled today, no make-up date set. Marysville Golf at Sabetha has been cancelled today. It has been rescheduled for tomorrow, April 15 beginning at 1:00 p.m. Marysville JV golf at Clay Center has been cancelled today. It has been rescheduled for Mon., April 21, at 4:00 p.m. Marysville Tennis at Marysville has been cancelled ... Read More »

Former KNDY Employee & Partyline Host Jeff Jacques Passes Away

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A long time friend of KNDY, and former host of The Partyline, Jeff Jacques, passed away Sunday at his home in Marysville. He was 51 years old. A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 12, at the First Christian Church in Marysville. The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. to service time. Burial will be ... Read More »

Fatality Accident Reported Near Onaga Sunday

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One man is dead and another is injured in a head-on accident Sunday near Onaga. The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office reports the accident occurred on Kansas Highway 16 one mile east of Lincoln Road. Names haven’t been released in relation to the accident, but multiple people were taken to the Onaga Hospital. The Onaga Fire Department, Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office ... Read More »

Marysville UP Depot Featured On Kansas First News Television Program

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Kansas First News, the televisions stations of KSNT 27, KTKA 49 and KTMJ 43 in Topeka did a feature story on the Union Pacific Depot in Marysville. The video can be seen above, and the story can be read on their website at http://kansasfirstnews.com/2014/04/01/marysville-group-working-to-preserve-the-union-pacific-depot/ Read More »

Marshall County Commission Meeting Minutes – March 31

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The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular adjourned session with Thomas K. Holle Chairman; Charles R. Loiseau and Robert S. Connell members and Sonya L. Stohs, County Clerk present. The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. The Board opened the meeting with the flag salute. The minutes and agenda were approved as presented upon a motion ... Read More »

Nemaha County Commission Meeting Minutes – March 24

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The Board of Nemaha County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, March 24, 2014 in the Commission Room of the Nemaha County Courthouse. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Tim Burdiek leading the flag salute. Present also were Commissioners Dennis Henry and Gary Scoby, Road and Bridge/Solid Waste Supervisor Dennis Ronnebaum, and County Clerk Mary Kay Schultejans recording the minutes. Road ... Read More »

Fatality Accident Reported South Of Marysville

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The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office reported a fatality accident Sunday morning on U.S. Highway 77 approximately 1.25 miles south of Marysville. The report, provided to KNDY News by Marshall County Sheriff Dan Hargrave, indicates that a vehicle driven by 17-year-old Seth McKay of Marysville was traveling northbound on U.S. Highway 77 when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a ... Read More »

Linn Recycling Trailer Fire Ruled Arson

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Washington County authorities are asking the public for any details related to a fire at the recycling trailer in Linn on March 24th. The Kansas Fire Marshall, after an investigation, determined the fire was intentionally set. The incident occurred at approximately 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 24th. The trailer is located in an empty lot between Jack’s Food Mart and ... Read More »

*UPDATE* Two Dead In Communication Tower Collapse Near Blaine

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Tragedy struck rural Pottawatomie County during the late morning hours of Tuesday, when two communication towers collapsed near the intersection of Highway 16 and Rock Creek Road outside the community of Blaine. The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office reports that they received a call that a tower had collapsed at 9:30 a.m. Sheriff’s deputies, EMS, Fire & Rescue as well as ... Read More »