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Author Archives: Derek Nester

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.

The Eight Wonders of Kansas Customs Announced

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After almost six weeks of voting, the Kansas Sampler Foundation announced the 8 Wonders of Kansas Customs. In alphabetical order: Bringing musicians together: For a decade there’s been a lively jam session at the Emma Chase Cafe in Cottonwood Falls almost every Friday night at 7:30 p.m. Chanting a school fight song: The University of Kansas’s (Lawrence) Rock Chalk Jayhawk ... Read More »

Washington County FFA Chapter Wins National Championships

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The Washington County FFA Chapter had 2 teams compete in the Career Development Events at the 82nd National FFA Convention in Indianapolis. The Agronomy team repeats as National champions this year. Team members and their rankings are: #1 – Trevor #2 – Jake Miller #3 – Ryan Fiser #4 – Chelsie Wilkens The Nursery/Landscape Team is also National Champion this ... Read More »

Area Football Scores for Week 8

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The 2009 high school football season moved through week number 8 on Friday, with several area teams continuing their winning ways. Due to the State Volleyball Tournaments next Friday and Saturday, the high school football regular season will finish up on Thursday night. We’ll have the Marysville Bulldogs as they travel to Belleville to face the Republic County Buffaloes as ... Read More »

Week 7 Prep Football Scores

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Week 7 of the high school football season is in the books, and several area teams came away with a win. District play is in action for both 8-man and 11-man teams, with two weeks remaining in the chase for the post-season. Below are the scores from Friday night across the KNDY Listening Area. Twin Valley 8-Man: Axtell 50, Linn ... Read More »

New Prep Football Districts Annouonced

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The Kansas State High School Activities Association released new district assignments for the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 football seasons. The new district assignments will be as follows for our area teams. Class 3A: District 8 – Marysville, Riley-Riley County, Seneca-Nemaha Valley, St. George-Rock Creek. Class 2-1A: District 4 – Blue Rapids-Valley Heights, Centralia/Wetmore, Highland-Doniphan West, Troy, Washington-Washington Co. Class 8-Man, Division ... Read More »

K-state reports record enrollment including largest Manhattan campus enrollment

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MANHATTAN — With residence halls filled to capacity, Kansas State University officials knew in August that enrollments would be stable for the fall semester. The 20th day enrollment figures, announced today, show record numbers of students with 23,581; students of color with 2,488 and on-campus enrollment in Manhattan of 20,206. Last year’s total enrollment was 23,520, with 2,278 students of ... Read More »

KU tops 30,000 again, enrolls most diverse student body ever

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LAWRENCE — Fall enrollment at the University of Kansas exceeded 30,000 students for the second year in a row, according to data released today. ACT scores for the incoming freshman class averaged 24.7, the second highest score for an incoming class at KU. The highest average composite score was 24.8 in 2008. Notably, five new KU students — four from ... Read More »

Highway K-99 to close for rail crossing work

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Weather permitting, on Friday/Saturday, September 25-26, K-99 will be closed in two different locations in Marshall County for Union Pacific railroad crossing repair projects. Marked detours will be provided for both closures. K-99 will first close to all traffic at the crossing located northwest of the City of Axtell between Granite Road and Harvest Road beginning at 8:00 a.m. on ... Read More »

Jayhawks Drop Duke 44-16, Improve to 3-0

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LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas senior quarterback Todd Reesing threw for 338 yards and three touchdowns and also collected 51 yards on the ground to lead Kansas to a 44-16 win over Duke on a sunny Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium. The win improved Kansas to 3-0 on the season, marking the second time in the last three seasons the Jayhawks ... Read More »

UPDATE: Rail Crossing Replacement To Close K-9 in Frankfort

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Weather permitting, on Thursday/Saturday, September 17-19, K-9 will be closed on the west edge of the city of Frankfort in Marshall County for a railroad crossing replacement project. K-9 will close to all traffic beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 17 and will reopen to all traffic at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 19. (This was originally scheduled for ... Read More »