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Historic Union Pacific Depot Restoration Underway

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Visible signs of progress in the renovation of the historic Union Pacific Depot in Marysville include finishing the stucco exterior and restoring the original color. Installation of reproduction windows has begun, and asphalt parking at the south end of the property has been removed to restore the area to green space and a park according to original plans.

Dave Lyhane, President of the nonprofit volunteer group spearheading the effort was a guest on our Public Affairs program, and went on to encourage additional volunteers to help with the restoration efforts. Efforts also continue to fund and complete the renovation of the building into a community events center.

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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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