Osborne to host Kansas Outdoor Youth Fair September 8


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If you think shooting, trapping, fishing, canoeing, whittling and just about anything else you can do outdoors sounds like fun, make plans to visit Osborne on September 8. Youth age 17 and younger are invited for a day of fun and outdoor learning. The annual event begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. with lunch provided. Preregistration is not required, but participants must be registered by 11 a.m. on the day of the event to be eligible for prizes and lunch.

Youth will enjoy learning a variety of outdoor skills including archery, rifle, pistol, muzzle loader and air rifle marksmanship; shotgun wing-shooting; trapping; fishing; biking; fly fishing; bow-fishing; canoeing; whittling; basket weaving and more. Other activities include dog training demonstrations, wild game tasting, a tomahawk throw and mountain man encampment.

The event will take place at the west end of Osborne’s Main Street near the Shady Bend Golf Course. Youth 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. A variety of prizes will be given away, including lifetime licenses, and hunting and fishing trips. Bonus prizes can be won by catching tagged fish from the ponds.

The event is sponsored by the Osborne County Chapter of Pheasants Forever; Osborne Gun Club; Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism; Nex-Tech; and the Keith Hahn Memorial.

For more information, contact Cleo Hahn, 785-346-4541; John Cockerham, 785-346-6527; or Chris Lecuyer, 785-218-7818.


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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 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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