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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.

Public Affairs: Elaine Bowers – Topeka Government Update

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This week on KNDY Public Affairs we speak with Representative Elaine Bowers, as she gives us an update on the latest government happenings in Topeka. Bowers is a Republican member of the Kansas Senate, representing the 36th district. She has served since 2013. Prior to her election to the Senate, Bowers was a member of the Kansas House of Representatives, ... Read More »

Inmate Escapes Pottawatomie County Jail

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UPDATE 4/20/2013 – Jon Adrian Getzlaf was captured this morning. No further details are available at this time. Westmoreland, Kan. – The Pottawatomie County Sheriffs Office reports that a man, Jon Adrian Getzlaf, escaped from the Pottawatomie County Jail this morning. Pottawatomie County Dispatch reports that he escaped under a fence outside the jail, and was last seen heading south. Getzlaf ... Read More »

Melinda’s Garden Moments Radio Show

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Nationally known gardening expert, TV host and author Melinda Myers has 30 years of horticulture experience and has written over 20 books, including Can’t Miss Small Space Gardening. She hosts “Melinda’s Garden Moments” which airs weekdays at 7:35 a.m. and 12:35 p.m. on KNDY AM 1570/FM 94.1 & FM 95.5. Melinda is also on television stations throughout the United States ... Read More »

K-State Announces Extension for Bruce Weber

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MANHATTAN, Kan. – Director of Athletics John Currie announced today that Big 12 Coach of the Year Bruce Weber has a signed a contract extension through the 2018 academic year to continue his leadership of the Kansas State men’s basketball program. The agreement adds one year to his current contract, securing Weber’s services through June 30, 2018.  Weber’s annual salary will be $1.75 ... Read More »

More Election Results From April 2nd Election

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Unofficial election results from the April 2nd, 2013 elections. $17 million bond issue for new hospital in Onaga Yes Winner 593 78% No 165 22% Total Votes: 758 – 99% Onaga Mayor Gary Holthaus (I) 90 41% August Hartwich Winner 131 59% Total Votes: 221 – 99% USD 108 Washington School Board, Position 6 Mark Cudney 45 34% Mary Dodd ... Read More »

Some Residents of Marysville Asked To Conserve Water Thursday

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On Thursday, March 28th, beginning at approximately 9:00 a.m. the Marysville Water Department will be shutting water off to install a new Fire Hydrant and Water Main Valves at 16th & Park Place. THIS MAY AFFECT YOUR SERVICE. The areas affected will be Park Place from 13th to 16th. N. 14th from Jayhawk Road to Park Place. N. 16th from ... Read More »

The Road to Atlanta – Sweet 16 Edition

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The NCAA Tournament gets underway this week with four area teams playing for a chance to head to Atlanta for the NCAA Championship. You will find the brackets, the schedules, and the latest headlines regarding the NCAA Tournament right here on our website. THE BRACKET | THE SCHEDULE | WATCH ONLINE LOCAL TELEVISION COVERAGE #9 Wichita State vs. #13 La ... Read More »

SCC machining program celebrates expansion with new name

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Southeast Community College’s long-time Machine Tool Technology program has a new name to go along with soon-to-be-completed new and remodeled space. The program’s new name is Precision Machining and Automation Technology, and it also will begin offering two focus areas instead of three: Tool Maker and Computer Numerical Control and Automation. “This is a better reflection of the current technology ... Read More »

Highway 36 Celebrates 100 Years of Service

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U.S. Highway 36 is celebrating it’s 100th anniversary this week. The U.S. 36 Association contingent were in Topeka on Thursday, the 100th anniversary date of the beginning of Highway 36, originally named the Rock Island Highway because it ran parallel to the Rock Island Railroad for several miles. C.F. Travelute of Marysville was one of the original board members. Chad ... Read More »