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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.

Milford Lake Added To List of Unsafe Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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Topeka—The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) samples recreational bodies of water for blue-green algae when the agency is alerted to a potential algae bloom. When harmful algal blooms are present, KDHE, in cooperation with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), responds by informing the public of these conditions. Based upon sampling results and established health ... Read More »

Kansas Traveler Information Map To Be Tested

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It won’t be snowing Friday, but the 511 Traveler Information Map (511.ksdot.org) may look like a blizzard is covering the state. The 511 Map will undergo a live simulation test beginning Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, to test its ability to handle information requests when the entire state highway system has snow and ice conditions. During the test, all the highways ... Read More »

KDOT Resources To Be Unavailable To Public Wednesday & This Weekend

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Maintenance activities will cause interruption to KDOT’s websites and phone services Wednesday and again this weekend. On Wednesday, from approximately 8 a.m. until noon, the 511 Map website (http://511.ksdot.org), will display only the base map due to computer maintenance. While the site will be publicly accessible, none of the information (construction, road conditions, and camera and electronic sign views) will ... Read More »

KNDY Looking For Part Time Office/Traffic Manager

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KNDY is accepting applications for a part time position as office/traffic manager. Approximately 10 hours per week. Responsibilities would include order entry, log generation, coop advertising, and receivables management, plus general office practices. Audio production and transfer, telemarketing local businesses for ballgames and special events would also be included. Limited outside advertising sales opportunity also available for the right candidate. ... Read More »

SCC Storm Basketball Coaches To Conduct Camps July 11-13

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Boys and girls in grades 4-12 will have the opportunity to participate in a Storm Basketball Camp at Southeast Community College’s Beatrice Campus. The camps are scheduled for July 11-13 in the Truman Center Gymnasium on the Beatrice Campus, 4771 W. Scott Road. Boys and girls in grades 4-6 will hold a camp from 10 a.m. to noon those three ... Read More »

SCC Ranked In Four Categories By Community College Week

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Led by its eighth consecutive No. 1 ranking in Precision Production, Southeast Community College is among the nation’s top community colleges in terms of graduates in four categories, according to a published report. Community College Week’s annual top 100 Associate Degree Producers, comprised of data from the 2009-2010 academic year, was released June 13. Southeast showed a 9 percent growth ... Read More »

Outdoor Sports Speaker Clark To Present At Blue Rapids Museum

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The kick-off speaker for the “Outdoor Sports” exhibit at the Blue Rapids Museum will be Brent Clark, a wildlife biological technician for the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. He is knowledgeable about wildlife diversity and habitat requirements. Clark will also speak about the Walk in Hunting and WHIP “Wildlife Habitat Implementation Program”. His collection of objects for display ... Read More »

8-Man All-Star Game Programs Still Available

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Game Programs from this year’s 8-Man All-Star Games are still available. If you would like a copy, stop by the Beloit Call office in Beloit, Kansas or mail your payment of ($6 per game program) to: The Beloit Call, 119 E. Main St., PO Box 366, Beloit, Kansas 67420. Make checks payable to 8 Man All Star Game Inc.   Read More »

Board of Marshall County Commissioners Meeting Minutes

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The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular adjourned session with Charles R. Loiseau, Chairman; Robert S. Connell and Thomas K. Holle 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 »

Extra Caution Needed On Kansas Roads During Harvest

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Harvest season is nearing, and the Kansas Highway Patrol would like to remind motorists to use more caution and patience when traveling around farm trucks, tractors, and combines. “Living in the heartland requires Kansans to learn how to safely and effectively share the road with farmers,” Colonel Ernest E. Garcia, Superintendent of the Patrol, said. “It’s important to support this ... Read More »