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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 Communications. 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. six radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on over 94 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing. In 2018 he became the Studio Coordinator at the Cumulus Kansas City broadcast center for Kansas City Chiefs Football.

Another pair of minor earthquakes rattled local areas of Jewell County yesterday afternoon and in the early morning hours of today. Bringing the running total to six since just before 1 p.m. on Tuesday.

A 2.9 magnitude quake hit just after midnight earlier today. It was centered approximately 5 miles southeast of Mankato according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

A 3.3 magnitude quake hit at 3:08 p.m. Friday and was centered approximately 8 miles southeast of Mankato. It was the second strongest among the series of quakes to strike the area this week. The initial quake on Tuesday afternoon was the strongest, registering a 3.4 on the Richter Scale. All six of the quakes have occurred within less than six miles of one another.

There have been no reports of damage nor injuries from any of the six minor quakes reported to Jewell County authorities.

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