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Author Archives: 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.

Sports Ticket: Soren Petro Interview

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Petro was born in St. Louis, Missouri. After several moves and at the age of one Petro put down roots in Kansas City. From 1974 through high school he grew up in Prairie Village, KS, graduating from Shawnee Mission East in 1989. Petro decided to attend Syracuse University and pursue a Broadcast Journalism degree. After four years of late night ... Read More »

Red Cross Blood Donors Give Patients More Time To Create Summer Memories

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OMAHA, Neb. — Summer is a time for the days that never end — time to watch fireworks, have a picnic and root for the home team. While many people are having fun making summer memories, hospital patients are counting on volunteer donors to make time to give blood so they can continue making their own memories. Historically, during the ... Read More »

Sports Ticket: Chester Frazier Interview

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A former collegiate point guard at Illinois, Chester Frazier is in his third season at Kansas State as an assistant coach to former coach Bruce Weber. In his first season as an assistant coach in 2012-13, Frazier played a major role in one of the best seasons in K-State history, as the Wildcats posted a 27-8 overall record and a ... Read More »

Sports Ticket: Bill Snyder Talks K-State Football With Dusty Deines

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The 2009 season saw one of the greatest legends in college football return to the sidelines in hopes of revitalizing a program that he once built, piece by piece, into a national force. And, after four seasons back in charge, Bill Snyder has done just that – and then some. The architect of the “greatest turnaround in the history of ... Read More »

Marysville High School State Track & Field Results From Wichita

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The Kansas State High School Activities Association Track & Field Championships were held this past weekend at Cessna Stadium in Wichita. Below are the Marysville High School results from the meet, with complete results available at the following link. [ COMPLETE 3A RESULTS ] 3A Girls Results Team Results 11. Marysville. 200 M Dash 4. Rachel Heiman – Marysville – 26.46 400 M ... Read More »

Area 2A State Track & Field Results From Wichita

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The Kansas State High School Activities Association Track & Field Championships were held this past weekend at Cessna Stadium in Wichita. Below are the area team results from the meet, with complete results available at the following link. [ COMPLETE 2A RESULTS ] 2A Girls Results Team Results: 11. Washington County. 3200 M Run 15. Maggie Revell – Onaga – 13:39.26 4×800 ... Read More »

Area 1A State Track & Field Results From Wichita

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The Kansas State High School Activities Association Track & Field Championships were held this past weekend at Cessna Stadium in Wichita. Below are the area team results from the meet, with complete results available at the following link. [ COMPLETE 1A RESULTS ] 1A GIRLS RESULTS TEAM SCORES 1. Valley Heights, 4. Linn, 14. Baileyville B&B, 15. Centralia, 17. Clifton-Clyde, ... Read More »

Marysville Public Library To Close Temporarily For Renovation Work

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The Marysville Public Library is alerting citizens that the library will temporarily close for renovation work on Monday, June 9th lasting through Sunday, June 22nd. The library will continue to take reservations for the Summer Reading Program via telephone at (785) 562-2491. During the closing, all library services will be suspended. Normal operations will resume on Monday, June 23rd. Read More »

Fatality Accident South Of Marysville Takes Life Of Marysville Man

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A fatality accident early Friday morning south of Marysville claimed the life of 23-year-old Jacob A. White-Beckman, of Marysville, formerly of Blue Rapids. The single vehicle accident was reported shortly after 7 a.m., and reportedly occurred between 5:00–7:00 a.m., near Osage Road on U.S. Highway 77. Read More »

Washington County Commission Meeting Minutes – May 19

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The Board of County Commission for Washington County met in regular session on Monday, May 12, 2014 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse.  Members present:  Roger Otott, Vice Chairman, 2nd District Commissioner; and Gary Ouellette, 3rd District Commissioner.  Denae Dimler, County Clerk, was present to record meeting minutes.  Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner, Chairman, was absent. Next ... Read More »