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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.

Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway CEO Makes Donation to BR Museum

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The Blue Rapids Museum “Leaky Roof” committee has received the promise of a matching donation dollar for dollar up to $20,000 from Larry Parsons, BRHS Class of 1958 and Chairman and CEO of the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway Company. Profit from Museum fund raising events will be matched to Mr. Parson’s generous offer. Donations, memorial money and bequests received ... Read More »

Marysville To Celebrate Pony Express 150th Downtown

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One of the most famous events in the history of the US Mail Service was the operation of the Pony Express that began April 3, 1860.  The delivery of fast mail was handled by 100 riders who changed mounts every 10-15 miles.  The riders were changed at the 40 home stations between St. Joseph, MO and Sacramento, CA.  Home Station ... Read More »

Weekly Washington County Sheriff’s Report

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On June 3rd on FNB Parkview Lane just east of D Street in Washington, Chelsea Wilkens, Washington driving a 1987 Dodge registered to the City of Washington was backing from parking stall and struck a 2000 Ford driven by Steven Colgrove, Washington. Damage estimated at more than $1,000, no injuries were reported. On June 3rd on All American Road at ... Read More »

Marshall County Commissioners Meeting Minutes

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The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular adjourned session with Michael J. Keating, Chairman; Charles R. Loiseau 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 »

Arts Cooperative and Chamber Partner for Downtown Festival

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Businesses lining Marysville’s main street will open their doors to host local artists on Friday, June 18.  From 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. the Marshall County Arts Cooperative and Marysville’s Chamber of Commerce will sponsor “After Hours With The Arts.”  The event teams the business community with the arts community to attract people to historic downtown Marysville. This is the ... Read More »

KHP Reports No Fatality Accidents Over Memorial Weekend

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The Memorial Day holiday weekend marks the beginning of the summer travel season for people across the nation. Last weekend, the Patrol and other law enforcement personnel from throughout the state worked to help ensure motorists reached their destinations safely. The Patrol’s preliminary figures from the holiday weekend activity are in, and for the Memorial Day 2010 holiday reporting period (6:00 p.m. Fri., May 28 until ... Read More »

82nd Kansas FFA Convention Underway in Manhattan

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The first day of the 82nd Kansas FFA Convention featured an opportunity for high school students to explore potential careers; recognition of student success in the FFA creed speaking, agricultural issues and parliamentary procedure career development events; and a challenge to members made by renowned speaker Jeff Yalden. The opening session welcomed Kansas FFA members, advisors and guests to Manhattan ... Read More »

LIVE State Track & Field Championship Results

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1A / 2A / 3A / 4A / 5A / 6A / Schedule Dierking Communications, Inc. is committed to covering high school athletics in the communities our radio stations reach. In keeping with this tradition, we are happy to provide LIVE RESULTS from the KSHSAA State Track & Field Championships at Cessna Stadium in Wichita. This is the 100th Anniversary ... Read More »

$86.5 Million Transportation Plan Back on Track

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Eighty-four preservation projects totaling $86.5 million that were suspended in March due to budget cuts are back on track thanks to passage of the comprehensive transportation program T-WORKS. The $8.2 billion program was recently passed by the 2010 Kansas Legislature. One major T-WORKS component was highway preservation where $4.6 billion will go toward ensuring every mile of Kansas highway will ... Read More »

Enrollment Continues For SCC Summer Camps In Beatrice

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There’s still time to enroll a child in a series of summer camps at Southeast Community College’s Beatrice Campus. Designed for children ages 6-13, the “Seriously Fun: Summer Camps on Campus” will take place June 14-18 on SCC’s Beatrice Campus, 4771 W. Scott Road. Kelly Morgan, assistant director of Continuing Education at SCC-Beatrice, said there still were slots available for ... Read More »