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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.

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


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


(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


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


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 »

Special Board Meeting in USD 451 Concerning Consolidation


The special meeting of the U.S.D. #451 Board of Education was called to order Tuesday, March 23, 2010 by President Dale Sudbeck at 7:00 p.m. Alan Schmitz, Steve Sudbeck, Nick Holthaus, Jim Dalinghaus, John Haug, and Martin Haug answered roll call. Also attending were Jerry Turner, Carol Hunninghake, and Cheryl Deters. John Haug made a motion to waive the 48 ... Read More »

Recovery Act To Help Bring Fiber Internet to Barnes Exchange


WASHINGTON, March 23, 2010 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the selection of broadband infrastructure projects to give rural residents in 8 states access to improved economic and educational opportunities. Funding for the projects is being provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. “The broadband projects announced today will give rural Americans access to the tools they need ... Read More »

Marshall County Commissioners Minutes for March 22


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 »

NCKL All-League Wrestling Teams Announced


103 lbs 1st Team Jr. Morgan-Abilene HM Brad Hake-Concordia HM Josh Goepfert-Marysville HM Jake Roberts-Clay Center 112 lbs 1st Team Skylar Goepfert Marysville HM Taelor Mendenhall-Concordia HM Ty Kolterman-Clay Center 119 lbs 1st Team Anthony Henely-Abilene HM Mat Coles-Chapman HM Kyle Wilson-Wamego 125 lbs 1st Team Logan Singular-Clay Center HM Morgan Shorter-Chapman HM James Landoll-Marysville 130 lbs 1st Team Jayde ... Read More »

Twin Valley League All-League Selections Made


2010 All TVL Girls Basketball First Team Senior April Gee Axtell Junior Valerie Hecht Bern Senior McKenzie McClellan Bern Senior Callie Friedrich Blue Valley Senior Alex Cross Centralia Junior Blair Bloomfield Clifton-Clyde Senior Chelsea Keating Frankfort Senior Erica Dwerlkotte Frankfort Junior Jordan Krohn Onaga Senior Macy Parker Valley Heights Second Team Junior Sabrina Allen Centralia Junior Jancee Hobbs Clifton-Clyde Senior ... Read More »