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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.

Washington County Board Of Commissioners Meeting Minutes – Feb. 24

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These minutes are unofficial until approved by the Washington County Board of Commissioners at their next meeting. Prepared by Denae Dimler, County Clerk. The Board of County Commission for Washington County met in regular session on Monday, February 24, 2014 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse. Members present: Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner, Chairman; Roger Otott, Vice ... Read More »

Marshall County To Test Outdoor Sirens As Part of Severe Weather Awareness Week

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The Marshall County Emergency Management office will conduct a test of all tornado sirens in Marshall County on Tuesday, March 4 at 1:30 p.m. as part of the Kansas Severe Weather Awareness Week activities. The test is a good reminder to practice your emergency plans at both home and school as severe weather season approaches. For a complete look at ... Read More »

Longtime Editor & Co-Publisher Of The Marysville Advocate Howard Kessinger Passes Away

2012 photo of retiring Advocate co-publishers Sharon and Howard Kessinger, left, with their daughter, Sarah Kessinger, Advocate editor and new publisher. Photo by Doug Anstaett - Marysville Advocate

The longtime editor and co-publisher of the Marysville Advocate newspaper passed away early this morning at Bryan Memorial LGH Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska. Howard Kessinger, who dedicated over 30 years of service to the Advocate before retiring in 2012 was 81 years old. Kessinger supported many events and initiatives all across Marysville and the entire Marshall & Washington County community. ... Read More »

KNDY-FM Mobile Apps Launch; Available For Download

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MARYSVILLE, KAN. – Dierking Communications, Inc. and Nobex Technologies today announced the launch of mobile applications for KNDY-FM, available for download on Android and Windows smartphones. The application allows smartphone users to stream live programming from 95.5 KNDY-FM, and check the latest updates from the stations Facebook and Twitter accounts. Users will be able to listen to local news, weather, ... Read More »

Marshall County Board of County Commissioners Meeting Minutes – Feb. 18

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The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular adjourned session with Thomas K. Holle Chairman; Charles R. Loiseau and Robert S. Connell members and Sonya L. Stohs, County Clerk present. The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. The Board opened the meeting with the flag salute. The minutes and agenda were approved as presented upon a motion ... Read More »

Washington County Board of County Commissioners Meeting Minutes – Feb. 18

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These minutes are unofficial until approved by the Washington County Board of Commissioners at their next meeting. Prepared by Denae Dimler, County Clerk. The Board of County Commission (BOCC) for Washington County met in regular session on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 in the commission room at the Washington County Courthouse. Members present: Alison Mueller, 1st District Commissioner, Chairman; Roger Otott, ... Read More »

Theft Reported At Nemaha County Landfill

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The Nemaha County Sheriff’s Office is asking for information the public may have regarding a forced entry into a building at the Nemaha County Landfill that resulted in an undetermined amount of cash being stolen. The incident occurred overnight last Friday. Please call the Nemaha County Sheriff’s Office at 785-336-2311. Read More »

Craig Michael Wood Charged With First-Degree Murder In Amber Alert Case

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A man was charged in the murder of a missing 10-year-old Springfield girl who was found dead Wednesday morning. The news came just hours after police announced they had a suspect in custody in the abduction of Hailey Owens. The man, identified as 45-year-old Craig Michael Wood, was later charged with first-degree murder. The Kansas Highway Patrol ... Read More »

Area Schools Announce Make-Up Plans For Winter Cancellations

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Marysville Schools will attend a full day Wednesday, February 12th as make-up for recent snow days. Teacher in-service was originally scheduled. In addition, the Marysville High School basketball games here with Riley County will be held this Saturday. Girls will tip off at 6, boys to follow, with junior varsity and varsity only, no freshman games. USD 113 Prairie Hills ... Read More »

Homicide Investigation Underway At The Mid America Ag Network in Wichita

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The Wichita studios of the Mid America Ag Network was the scene of a homicide investigation today after an employee found a body in the basement of the facility. The Mid America Ag Network supplies news, sports and market information to KNDY AM & FM. According to Wichita Police, the body was discovered shortly after 8 a.m. Police indicate the ... Read More »