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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.

New CMH Foundation Established; Board Elected

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Marysville, KS — The Board of Trustees for Community Memorial Healthcare’s newly created foundation met June 23, 2010, to elect officers and establish areas of giving. CMH Foundation will be the philanthropic arm of the hospital whose purpose is to support and encourage health care services and education.  The foundation board consists of three hospital board members who will serve ... Read More »

“Films On The 50″ Scheduled for Charles Steele Field in Waterville

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Charles Steele Memorial Field in Waterville will be host to a few outdoor cinematic films this summer. The series, dubbed “Films on the 50″ will feature the following movies: Wednesday, July 7th – The Incredibles at 8:00 PM & Iron Man at 10:00 PM. Wednesday, July 21st - Monsters Inc. at 8:00 PM & The Bounty Hunter at 10:00 PM Wednesday, ... Read More »

Several New Laws in Kansas Go Into Effect This Week

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Several new laws go into effect this week, and two laws that were effective last July with a one-year warning period become enforceable with a citation. The Patrol would like to remind motorists of these changes, and encourage them to follow these important traffic laws. Kansas Seatbelt Law Kansas’ new Primary Seatbelt law has been effective since June 10, 2010, ... Read More »

Deadline To Enter Sunflower State Games Is July 2nd

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TOPEKA, Kan.— The first deadline to register for the 21st Annual Sunflower State Games is Friday, July 2nd. Athletes interested in Basketball, Disc Golf, Dodgeball, Junior Rodeo, Rowing, Indoor Soccer, Sand Volleyball and Wrestling must register by July 2. The deadline for all other sports is Friday, July 9. Those interesed may register online at www.sunflowergames.com.  Registrations are also accepted ... Read More »

No More Warnings For Not Wearing A Seatbelt in Kansas

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TOPEKA – Beginning June 30, 2010, citations for non-seat-belt use will be issued, ending the warning period for the new primary seat belt law, which went into effect June 10. Law enforcement officers in Kansas will now be able to stop and ticket drivers and front-seat passengers who are not wearing safety belts even if the officers do not observe ... Read More »

Marshall County Commission 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 »

Washington County Weekly Sheriffs Report

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On May 27th on K 15 just south of 4th Road Brent Wiese, Linn driving a 1987 Chevrolet swerved to miss a deer striking a guardrail. Damage estimated at more than $1,000.00, no injuries were reported. On June 9th an officer was dispatched to the 100 block of East 7th Street in Washington for the report of criminal damage. Investigation ... Read More »

Area Student Earns Kansas 4-H Scholarship

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MANHATTAN, Kan. – Nathanael Vogt has been selected to receive the Orsheln’s Farm and Home 4-H Scholarship, an educational award from the Kansas 4-H Foundation. The scholarship was presented at the 4-H Emerald Circle Banquet held June 3 in Manhattan, Kansas. The state 4-H scholarship program is open to 4-H members, and the awards are made on the basis of ... Read More »

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 »