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Saturday, September 25, 2021

Boss Nationals & Gravel Dash Bring Visitors To Marysville

Boss Nationals brought some 185 Boss Mustang cars to Marysville for a show and conference this past weekend. Greg Boss, coordinator of the event, was pleased with the turnout which included cars from the U.S. and Canada, with several international attendees. The event coincided with Boss Motors 80th anniversary.

Wet weather last week forced rerouting the annual Pony Express Gravel Dash, as bicyclists from throughout the Midwest battled muddy conditions Saturday for the fifth annual event. No shows from pre-registration entries were up slightly and were likely prompted by the weather. The winning cyclist from Colorado completed the 122-mile course that extended south into Pottawatomie county in well under 7 hours. A 75-mile course was also offered.

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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