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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.

Marshall County Election Results

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Marysville voters elected a new mayor, and for a second time turned down a one percent city sales tax that would have funded a new swimming pool, tennis court improvements, and a new fire station. Bill Phillippi unseated incumbent mayor Bernie Krug.  Phillippi received 58% of the vote, Krug 28%, and tim Jones 12%. The sales tax was defeated by ... Read More »

Washington County Election Results

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In Washington County, just 23% of registered voters turned out, with most races for school boards and city positions largely uncontested. Kenneth Johnson and Dana CeCerle are tied with 67 votes for position three, USD 108 Washington County School Board.  Jill Hoover defeated Rob Baker for position seven with 62% of the ballots. Vic Wilson won Hanover Mayor, with 55% ... Read More »

Death Of Marysville Man Likely Caused By Fall From Train

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The body of a Marysville man found on Saturday in Lincoln likely died from falling from a train while it passed through downtown Lincoln. The Lincoln Journal-Star reports that 22-year-old Brandon Roth was staying at an area motel while building grain bins. According to Lincoln police Captain David Beggs, Roth was out with a group of people drinking, and decided ... Read More »

Axtell Seniors Sign Track Scholarships with Emporia State

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Axtell Seniors Taylor Jesse and Gavin Scheibe have signed letters of intent to join the Emporia State University track and field team as freshmen in 2011-12. Both have been offered partial scholarship, with the opportunity for additional scholarship monies based on their personal performances in the upcoming track and field season with Axtell High School. Taylor Jesse intends to compete ... Read More »

Wyatt Thompson to Receive Sportscaster of the Year Award

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The Kansas Association of Broadcasters has selected Wyatt Thompson, Voice of the K-State Wildcats, as the Hod Humiston Award winner for 2011.  The Award is named for Hod Humiston of Hutchinson, (now deceased) who was the first television sportscaster in Kansas for KTVH (now KWCH TV) in Wichita.  The KAB established the award in Humiston’s honor in 1979, to recognize ... Read More »

Body Of Marysville Man Found Along Railroad Tracks In Lincoln

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The body of a man found along railroad tracks at 27th and Leighton streets Saturday Morning in Lincoln is believed to be Brandon Michael Roth, 22, of Marysville. The body was found by railroad officials, who believe he was hit by a train according to Lincoln Police Captain Joe Wright, however specifics of Roth’s death remain unknown. Lincoln Police are ... Read More »

Red Cross Blood Donations Set For Area Communities

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OMAHA, NE. (April 2010) – Looking for a way to make a difference in your community, but don’t know how? The American Red Cross reminds eligible individuals that in about an hour, you can help save a life by donating blood. “Blood is a perishable product that can only come from generous volunteer blood donors, there simply is no substitute,” ... Read More »

“Peanuts… Naturally” showing at Sternberg Museum April 21-Sept. 5

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HAYS, Kan. — Charlie Brown is in trouble with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Lucy knows the Earth has 48 suns, and Snoopy and Linus are planting french fries in the garden. These are just a few of the misadventures and explanations gone wrong as the Peanuts Gang explores the natural world — what other trouble will they find?! “Peanuts… ... Read More »

Athletic Officials Honored For Dedication & Service

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Each year, the Kansas State High School Activities Association recognizes and honors a select group of contest officials for their dedication and service to Kansas interscholastic athletic programs. The KSHSAA Official Recognition program started in the 1999-2000 school year to honor officials who have contributed significant years of service.  Award plaques are given for 20, 30, 40 and 50 years of service to the ... Read More »

SCC, Union College Partnering To Bring Chick-fil-A Leadercast to Lincoln

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A world-class training opportunity is coming to Lincoln. Southeast Community College and Union College are sponsoring “Voices of Change,” a Chick-fil-A Leadercast that will deliver a live broadcast feed to SCC’s Continuing Education Center on May 6. Seth Godin, Robin Roberts, John Maxwell, Dave Ramsey, Sir Ken Robinson, Dan Cathy, Muhtar Kent, Suzy Welch, Mack Brown, Erin Gruwell, and Frans ... Read More »