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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.

Heartland Residents Have a Heart for Haiti

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Kansas City, Mo.- Three months after a massive earthquake devastated Haiti, The Salvation Army of Kansas and Western Missouri has received more than $800,000 to help care for thousands of people still suffering in the aftermath of the January 12th disaster. To date, nearly 10,000 people have donated $818,599 to The Salvation Army headquartered in Kansas City for Haiti relief ... Read More »

Community Choir To Perform “The Great American Songbook”

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The Marshall County Community Choir, under the direction of Maybelle Circle, will perform “The Great American Songbook” Sunday, April 18, at 2:00 p.m.  The free concert will be held in the Marysville High School auditorium. Thirty-five area residents are in the choir.  Members have been rehearsing since early March to prepare the nine songs they will sing in Sunday’s concert. ... Read More »

Postal Service Expands Prescription Mail Back

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WASHINGTON — Veterans will be able to safely dispose of expired and unused prescriptions and help the environment at the same time under a program offered by the U.S. Postal Service and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This pilot program is limited to an estimated 780,000 veterans living in Baltimore, Washington, DC, and West Virginia. Veterans mail back outdated, ... Read More »

Donkey Basketball On Tap for Friday in Blue Rapids

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Yeehaw!! Come to Blue Rapids for an evening of hilarious fun Friday night, April 16th! It’s time for the Buckeye Donkey Basketball Tournament – the craziest show on earth!! The game will be held at the Blue Rapids Gym. Food and concessions will be available, beginning at 6:00 PM, and the game starts at 7:00 PM. Free donkey rides will ... Read More »

Marshall County Commission Meeting Minutes

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The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular 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 by ... Read More »

Heights Student Hits First Hole-in-One At Waterville Course

By Megan Wanamaker – Valley Heights High School Cell phones aren’t usually allowed during golf practice but on March 30th Tim Laughlin called Tanner Whiting with some amazing news. Golfing on hole 8 with a par 4, Whiting started and ended with a wonderful drive. Laughlin, Donovan Bradley, and Nathan Ramsay, who had been finishing up the hole 8, were ... Read More »

Six SCC Students Among 29 Honored During PTK Event

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Six students from Southeast Community College were among 29 honored Wednesday during the annual Phi Theta Kappa All-Nebraska Academic Team ceremony and luncheon held in Lincoln. Coca-Cola is a new sponsor of the team, in conjunction with PTK. Students selected are members of the 2010 Coca-Cola All-State Community College Academic Team. Andy Connell of Marysville, Kan. (Land Surveying/Civil Engineering); Angela ... Read More »

Cloud County Comm. College Wins 2nd at Kansas Ag Contest

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(Manhattan, KS) – Cloud County Community College Crops Judging team took second place at the annual Kansas Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (KACTA) contest Friday, March 26, The contests was hosted by Kansas State University (KSU). The CCCC team placed behind KSU’s team as there were no two-year and four-year divisions. Individually, CCCC students did well. Levi Larkins, ... Read More »

RuralVoices Youth Contest Winners Named

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BELOIT, KS, March 24, 2010 – Three high school seniors from North Central Kansas will each receive $650 for submitting the top entries in the Fourth Annual RuralVoices Youth Contest sponsored by the North Central Regional Planning Commission (NCRPC), Beloit, Kansas. Students had three options to participate that included submitting a written essay, a video or a photo series. Winners ... Read More »

USD 422 Board To Hold Consolidation Meeting April 5

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The USD 442 Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Monday, April 5, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the main gym of Nemaha Valley High School. This is a meeting with the public invited. School consolidation issues will be the focus of the meeting with the following presentations tentatively scheduled for the agenda. *Donna Whiteman, Kansas Association of ... Read More »