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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.

Kansas Jayhawk Basketball on FM 95.5

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Fresh off the National Championship Game in March 2012, Bill Self and the Kansas Jayhawks are back and looking to make a run back to the Big 12 Conference Championship, and on to the National Championship. Catch every game on FM 95.5 KNDY. 2012-2013 SCHEDULE Date Opponent / Event Location Time / Result 10/30/12 vs. Emporia State ! Lawrence, Kan. ... Read More »

Big Blue River Bridge at Blue Rapids Imploded Wednesday (Video)

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Highway 77 over the Big Blue River near Blue Rapids was closed for a short time Wednesday afternoon while the old bridge structure was imploded.  The new bridge over the Big Blue opened about 3 weeks ago just south of the old bridge.  The entire project should be finished by late December. Read More »

Voter Turnout Higher Than Expected Tuesday

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Voter turnout in Tuesday’s General Election was a little higher than normal around the area.  Marshall and Nemaha County both reported that voter turnout was 67-68%, about average, while Washington and Gage County both reported a little higher than normal, with Washington County reporting 71% voter turnout and Gage County with 68%. Read More »

3 Rivers To Close Area Offices By December 31st

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3 Rivers Inc, a non-profit organization headquartered in Wamego will close it’s offices in Seneca, Clay Center, Manhattan, and Topeka by December 31st. Some of the services they provide will be provided by managed care organizations, as the State of Kansas transitions into the KanCare Program, beginning in January. The KanCare health plans are Amerigroup of Kansas, Inc; Sunflower State ... Read More »

Blue Springs Brawl Sends 2 To Beatrice Hospital

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Gage County Sheriff’s Deputies along with Wymore and Beatrice Rescue workers were called to a 5 person brawl in Blue Springs early Sunday morning. Ambulances transported 23 year old Holly Mick of Wymore and 23 year old Adrian Hourigan of Axtell to Beatrice Community Hospital for injuries sustained from the fight. The investigation continues, and no arrests have been made. Read More »

KDOT To Close US Highway 77 Today For Old Bridge Implosion

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The Kansas Department of Transportation will close the new US-77 Big Blue River Bridge at Blue Rapids for approximately 20 minutes at 2:00 p.m. today as crews implode the old US-77 Big Blue River Bridge structure. When imploded  only the structural steel on the bridge will fall as the bridge piers will remain in place and will be removed after the ... Read More »

Olsburg Resident Killed In Car/Pedestrian Accident On K-16

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Wesley Esping, 62, of Olsburg was struck by a car and killed in an accident Tuesday evening on Highway K-16 a half mile east of Olsburg in Pottawatomie County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reports that Esping was checking on a deer that was hit by another vehicle, when Rabern Vawter, 88, of Randolph stuck Esping with a 1998 Ford F-150 ... Read More »

Nemaha County Election Results

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COUNTY COMMISSIONER – 3RD DISTRICT Dennis R. Henry 897 Mark Wessel 531 Write-In 4 1,798 NEMAHA COUNTY SHERIFF Tom Schleif 789 Richard D. Vernon 4,039 Write-In 21 4,849 President / Vice President County Precincts Reporting: 31 of 31 State Precincts Reporting:3513 of 3565 Candidate County Votes County % State Votes State % View Map D-Barack Obama 988 20% 425,383 38% ... Read More »

Washington County Election Results

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Washington County Clerk Denae Dimler Winner (R) 1,445 52% Marlaine Champagne (I) 232 8% Write-ins 1,098 40% Total Votes: 2775 – 100% President / Vice President County Precincts Reporting: 26 of 26 State Precincts Reporting:3513 of 3565 Candidate County Votes County % State Votes State % View Map D-Barack Obama 515 18% 425,383 38% L-Gary Johnson 37 1% 19,706 2% F-Chuck Baldwin ... Read More »

High School Football Playoff Scores This Week

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8-Man, Division II Baileyville B&B 48, Caldwell 0 – Final Hanover 80, Colony-Crest 30 – Final Sharon Springs-Wallace Co. 37, Fowler 0 – Final Thunder Ridge 28, Otis-Bison 18 – Final 8-Man, Division I Madison 66, South Haven 28 – Final Mankato-Rock Hills 76, Marmaton Valley 48 – Final Ness City 46, Pretty Prairie 0 – Final Solomon 22, Hodgeman ... Read More »