Riley County Police Announce Operations For ‘Fake Patty’s Day 2018’


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On Saturday, March 10, 2018, the Riley County Police Department will establish and maintain an Operations Center at the Manhattan City Park Pavilion for the annual Fake Patty’s Day celebration.

The Riley County Police Department will be active on Twitter and Facebook throughout the day and the week prior to Fake Patty’s Day. RCPD encourages patrons of this fake holiday to follow them for updates.

RCPD would like to remind those attending the event to celebrate responsibly and to not drink past a safe limit or get behind the wheel after consuming any alcohol. Officers will be out in significant numbers attempting to reduce crime and improve the quality of life for the community members of Manhattan who choose to participate, and those who don’t.

Moro Street from North Manhattan Avenue to 11th St. in Aggieville will be closed to vehicle traffic at 7:00 AM on Saturday, March 10th. Any vehicles parked on this roadway after that time will be towed. The area will still be open to pedestrian and street vending traffic.

For more information visit www.RileyCountyPolice.org/public-info/fake-pattys-day.

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Derek Nester
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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