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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.

KDOT: Too Many Close Calls In Highway Work Zones

Close calls happen all too often in highway work zones. “A lady was coming through our work zone on I-70 and she was wiping out all our traffic cones,” said Tony Trower, Highway Maintenance Supervisor in Topeka. “When I got her stopped, she was just 10 feet away from going around the equipment where our employees were working.” Trower has ... Read More »

SCC Enrollment Continues To Climb

Members of Southeast Community College’s Board of Governors received another positive enrollment report during Tuesday’s regular monthly meeting on the Lincoln Campus. Dr. Jack Huck, SCC president, presented the Board with a clear picture of SCC’s enrollment for each of the first three quarters, as well as a snapshot of preliminary numbers for the current Spring Quarter, the last in ... Read More »

Marshall County Commission Minutes (4/19)

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 »

Blue Rapids Resident Wins $20,000 Lotto Prize

TOPEKA, KAN. – A Blue Rapids resident, Melvin Merrill, has “dug up” a $20,000 top prize, playing a $2 Bonus Crossword instant scratch ticket. Merrill, who works inside a gypsum mine in Blue Rapids, won the top prize by revealing all ten words on his ticket. “I take care of my mom, who is elderly, and she enjoys playing Bonus ... Read More »

Blue Rapids Museum Chosen For Learning Project

Mid-America Arts Alliance, a regional arts organization serving cultural organizations in its member states of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas has selected the Blue Rapids Museum of Blue Rapids, Kansas as one of 17 Kansas museums to participate in the Hands-on Experiential Learning Project (HELP). HELP provides museums with on-site affordable learning opportunities that further skills in areas ... Read More »

Marysville School Board Meeting Minutes (4/12)

The Marysville USD #364 Board of Education met in regular session on April 12th. The following is a highlight of actions taken by the Board of Education. • FBLA students Stephanie Martin and Gabby Mathy (team member David Glowacki was unable to attend) gave a digital video production presentation on Store Security. FBLA students Kelsey Koerperich, Morgan Reinhart, and Taylor ... Read More »

Axtell/Sabetha School Consolidation Wins State Approval

The unification of USD 488 Axtell, Bern, Summerfield and USD 441 Sabetha-Wetmore school districts came one step closer to fulfillment on Wednesday when the Kansas State Board of Education easily approved the request at their regular meeting in Topeka. Superintendents at both districts said plans to consolidate began several years ago, but the recent economic downturn and cuts in state ... Read More »

SCC Continuing Education Sponsoring Bus Trip

What better way to experience springtime in Nebraska than to take a bus trip to see two of the state’s most beautiful nursery and garden areas. Southeast Community College’s Continuing Education Center is sponsoring its Spring Garden Tour with a bus trip to Omaha to visit Mulhall’s Landscaping, Nursery and Garden Center, and Lauritzen Gardens. The trip takes place Saturday, ... Read More »

Marshall County Commission Meeting Minutes (4/12/10)

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 »

50th Quality Beef Day Results Announced

The 50 Annual Quality Beef Day was held on Saturday, April th 10, at Hedstrom Hall in Marysville, Kansas. There were 86 head of livestock exhibited by 42 youth and adults from Kansas and Nebraska. The livestock were judged by Twig Marston of Norfolk, Nebraska. Fifty-five youth and adults participated in the 4-H, FFA, and Adult Livestock Judging Contest. “We had great weather for ... Read More »