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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.

Attendance at High School Sporting Events Tops 500 Million

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (August 17, 2011) — More fans attend high school basketball and football events than the same sports at the college and professional levels combined, according to a survey conducted by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). During the 2009-10 school year, approximately 336 million fans attended high school regular-season and playoff games in football and ... Read More »

Construction Begins On New US-77 Bridge Over Big Blue River in Blue Rapids

On Tuesday, August 9, a bridge replacement project began on US-77 over the Big Blue River located one-half mile east of the city of Blue Rapids in Marshall County. The new bridge and realigned US-77 roadway will be built just east of the existing bridge and highway, along with a portion of K-9 that will be realigned to tie into ... Read More »

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 »