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Sunday, December 5, 2021

Diller-Odell & Axtell High Homecoming Festivities Friday

Football homecoming activities are Friday at Diller-Odell High School, with the entire senior class serving as candidates. A pep rally is planned at 2:45 p.m., and the Griffins host Superior Friday evening.

At Axtell, queen candidates are Marina Buessing, McKenna Koch, and Tricia Matthewson. King candidates are Michael Swanson, Zac Scheibe, and Tyler O’Neil. A parade and pep rally begin at 1:15, and the Eagles host Valley Falls Friday evening.

Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
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.

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