Marysville To Face Wamego Friday For Homecoming Game

Homecoming is Friday at Marysville as the Bulldogs entertain Wamego. Queen candidates are Ashley Brinegar, Grace Stohs, Karly Breshears, Sydney Pacha, and Tabbi Wright. King candidates are Bryson Meinhardt, Gabe Pieschl, Jack Blumer, Seth Mooradian, and Tyler Rader.

A bonfire is planned Thursday evening at Lakeview Sports Complex, the parade Friday will begin at 2:15 p.m. with the route running west to east on Broadway, up to the Jr./Sr. High for a pep rally.

The annual United Bank and Trust Homecoming Tailgate party is Friday at 5 p.m. in the Marysville City Park. In addition to free food and prizes, the cheerleaders, and King and Queen candidates will be introduced.

Bruce Dierking with KNDY will interview Marysville High School Football Coach Dustin Heuer live shortly after 5, for the Coaches Corner program on AM 1570/FM 94.1.

Several Marysville graduating classes will meet for reunions, and will take part in the parade.

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.