Memorial Day Services Planned In Area Communities


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Memorial Day activities are planned Monday. In Marysville the annual service at the Spring Creek Bridge south of Marysville begins at 8 a.m., mass at 9 will be at St. Gregory Catholic Cemetery. At 10 a.m., a program will be held at the Marysville City Cemetery, led by the Marshall County Community Band, and a ceremony at 10:30 with guest speaker Mayor Carla Grund.

In Axtell activities are slated at 9 a.m. at St. Bridget Cemetery, 9:30 a.m. St. Michaels, and 10 a.m. Rose Hill.

Blue Rapids has programs at Prospect Hill at 10:30 a.m., Fairmont 11 a.m., and Greenwood Cemetery at 11:30 a.m.

Immanuel Hermansburg, Bremen will begin at 9 a.m.

Frankfort will host ceremonies at the city cemetery at 10 a.m., and Antioch at 11:15 a.m.

Summerfield Memorial Day service at 9:30 a.m., and Mission Creek at 10:30 a.m.

At Riverside Cemetery Waterville, activities are planned at 10:30 a.m.

In Washington County, Sunday services will be at the Barnes Cemetery at 2 p.m., and Joy Creek southwest of Hollenberg at 2:45 p.m.

Monday, Hanover will honor veterans at the river bridge at 8 a.m., and host a program at the Veterans Memorial Park at 11 a.m.

Greenleaf and Linn begin services at 10 a.m., and Washington 10:30 a.m. Monday.

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Derek Nester
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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 2020 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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