Ongoing Situation Reported At Norton Correctional Facility

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KS Dept. of Corrections: Situation at Norton Correctional Facility under control.


UPDATE: 11:57 PM:

UPDATE: 11:42 PM:

The Norton County Sheriff’s Department sent the following alert out to the public.

This is the Norton County Sheriff’s Department on September 5th at 1130 pm. Due to the ongoing incident at the Norton Prison, we strongly urge you to pull the keys and lock your vehicles and to lock your house. We will notify you again when the situation has been resolved. Thank you.


Reports of an ongoing situation at the Norton Correctional Facility requiring law enforcement assistance is being reported by several media outlets across the state tonight.

The Kansas Organization of State Employees tweeted at 11:04 p.m. Tuesday.

Sunflower State Radio News has yet to confirm this information with the Norton County Sheriff’s Office or the Norton Police Department. Stay tuned to this website, and Classic Hits KQNK 106.7 in Norton, and KD Country 94 in Glen Elder for the latest in our morning newscasts.

This is a developing story.

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.