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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.

KANSANS URGED TO PREPARE FOR A SECOND WINTER STORM; STATE EOC TO ACTIVATE SUNDAY

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A second winter storm is moving into Kansas Sunday bringing with it the potential for freezing rain, sleet, ice and 6-12 inches of snow for a large portion of the state.  The new storm system follows a winter blast that moved through Kansas Wednesday through Friday dumping 10-14 inches of snow over much of the state. State officials urge Kansans ... Read More »

State Wrestling Delayed Due To Winter Storm

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The Kansas State High School Activities Association today announced that due to the upcoming winter storm, the 2013 State Wrestling Tournaments will be delayed by 2 hours on Friday, February 22nd. This will impact all sites across the State of Kansas. Weight in will start at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, with first round competition beginning at noon. The second round ... Read More »

Kansas Coaches and Officials Recognized

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The National Federation Coaches Association (NFCA) has recognized the following Kansas coaches for 2012 as NFCA State of Kansas Coaches of the Year Award Winners. These coaches are recognized for their professionalism, leadership and years of service to Kansas youth. In addition, the coaches listed below with an *-asterisk were honored as NFCA – Section 5 Award ... Read More »

KNDY Salutes Area FFA Members

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Your Country KNDY salutes all of our area students who are members of the Future Farmers of America. Listen below to several area students as they describe their involvement with the FFA at their school. Read More »

2013 Marshall County 4-H Club Day Results

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The Marshall County 4-H Club Day was held on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at the Marysville Junior-Senior High School. About 175 4-H’ers participated in the 2013 Marshall County 4-H Club Day. During Marshall County 4-H Club Day, 4-H’ers make public presentations to share things they’ve learned in 4-H. Presentations include speaking project talks, public speaking, demonstrations and illustrated talks, talent ... Read More »

Centralia Native Bob Fisher To Be Featured On The Tonight Show

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Basketball sharp-shooter Bob Fisher hails from Centralia, Kansas and holds 14 world records related to shooting a basketball. Through these accomplishments, he will be featured on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Tuesday, February 12th. The show airs at 10:35 P.M. on NBC affiliates across the nation, and locally on KSNT 27 Topeka. Charles Barkley will also be on ... Read More »

Kansas Basketball Rankings – February 4th

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GIRLS RANKINGS 6A Girls 1. Olathe South 2. Maize 3. Wichita South 4. Blue Valley North 5. Olathe Northwest 6. Wichita Heights 7. Shawnee Mission Northwest 8. Garden City 9. Manhattan 10. Free State 5A Girls 1. St. Thomas Aquinas 2. Mill Valley 3. Bishop Miege 4. Salina South 5. Seaman 6. Newton 7. Kapaun 8. Blue Valley Southwest 9. Andover ... Read More »

Highway K-99 Closing Feb. 9 & 10th For Railroad Work Near Beattie

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EXPECT DELAYS! Northbound and southbound K-99 lanes from north and east of the City of Beattie in Marshall County will be CLOSED for a Union Pacific railroad crossing replacement project beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 9 and reopening to all traffic at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 10, weather permitting. A marked detour will be provided (**see map ... Read More »

Railroad Work To Close US-36 Highway Near Home City Feb. 11-12

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EXPECT DELAYS! Eastbound and westbound U.S. 36 lanes just east of Home City in Marshall County will be CLOSED for a Union Pacific railroad crossing replacement project beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, February 11 and reopening to all traffic at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 12, weather permitting. A marked detour will be provided (**see map below for marked ... Read More »

K-State Coach Bill Snyder Signed to New Five-Year Contract

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MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State Director of Athletics John Currie announced today that legendary head football coach Bill Snyder has agreed to a new multi-year contract, securing the services of the 2011 and 2012 national and Big 12 coach of the year through the 2017 season. The new contract, which has an automatic rollover provision after the completion of each season mirroring the ... Read More »