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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.

*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 »

Two Cell Phone Towers Collapse Near Blaine; Two Reported Dead

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Please see our updated story at http://www.kndyradio.com/2014/03/25/update-two-dead-in-communications-tower-collapse-near-blaine/  Two cellular towers collapsed near Rock Creek Road and Highway K-16 in Pottawatomie County this morning near the community of Blaine. Pottawatomie County Fire Supervisor Bruce Brazzle told KMAN Radio that four individuals were working at the tower site, with two on the tower at the time of the collapse. Both of those workers ... Read More »

UPDATE: Missing Falls City Teen Located Safe

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UPDATE: Kansas Missing & Unsolved reports that Sarah Norton was located and is safe. No further details available as of right now. The Falls City Police Department is asking the public for assistance in locating Sarah Norton, a 16-year-old girl who went missing on Friday night. Norton was to spend the night with a friend, but never arrived. The Falls ... Read More »

Two Fatalities Reported In Pawnee County Rollover Accident

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Pawnee County authorities report that a fatality accident occurred sometime over the weekend on 610 Road. Sheriff Jayme Reed reports that a passerby discovered the accident scene 4 miles southeast of Lewiston about 1 p.m. Sunday. The actual time of the accident wasn’t known by Reed. The Sheriff’s Office reports that 47-year-old Tami Wagner was driving a 2007 Pontiac southbound ... Read More »

Twin Valley League All-League Basketball Announced

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The Twin Valley League has announced the 2014 All-League selections in basketball. GIRLS 1ST TEAM Jo Roepke – Valley Heights – Sophomore Laura Sudbeck – Baileyville B&B – Senior Erin Alexander – Washington County – Junior Sydney Blackburn – Valley Heights – Junior Nicole Ohlde – Linn – Junior Kierston Talbot – Axtell – Sophomore Kaitlyn Koch – Centralia – ... Read More »

NCK All-Star Volleyball & Basketball Games To Be Held In Concordia

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(CONCORDIA, KS) — Senior athletes from across North Central Kansas will be showcasing their volleyball and basketball talents in the 2014 NCK All-Star volleyball match and basketball games. These athletes from all across the area will display their talents in Arley A. Bryant Gymnasium on the Concordia campus of Cloud County Community College. The volleyball match will be played Saturday, ... Read More »

Fatality Accident Reported In Pottawatomie County

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Pottawatomie County Law Enforcement responded to a rollover injury accident Wednesday evening near Duluth where they found 45-year-old Ronald Shelton deceased. The accident occurred two miles East of Duluth Church on Duluth Road. Sheriff Deputies along with Fire and EMS units responded to the accident where they found Shelton outside of the vehicle. It is believed that Shelton was the ... Read More »

SILVER ALERT: Authorities Seek Missing Onaga Man

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Pottawatomie County authorities are asking the public for assistance locating a missing Onaga man. Onaga Police Chief Dan Costlow reports that 67-year-old Melvin Potter went missing at approximately 10 a.m. on Friday. The report indicates that Potter left his home to run an errand and didn’t return. Potter suffers from Dementia and is without his medication. He also has a ... Read More »

Missing Greenleaf Man Found Deceased

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The Washington County Sheriffs Office is reporting this evening that Matthew Peters, who was missing from Greenleaf, was found deceased. The Sheriffs Department reports that they do not suspect any foul play and the investigation into his death continues. Read More »

KSHSAA State Tournament Scoreboard – March 13

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Class 4A Div. I At Salina Boys Hayden 82, Independence 74 El Dorado 66, Basehor-Linwood 60 McPherson 53, KC Sumner 38 Paola 51, Winfield 48 Class 4A Div. II At Park City Boys Andale 56, Iola 47 Eudora 48, Holton 32 Scott City 71, Pratt 52 Concordia 77, Girard 63 Class 3A At Hutchinson Girls Lyons 57, Riley County 49 Nemaha Valley 36, ... Read More »