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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Christmas Celebrations Set For Area Communities

Sports Headlines

K-State Basketball Schedule Set With 17 Home Contests In 2020-2021

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Seventeen home games at Bramlage Coliseum, including the inaugural Little Apple Classic that will tip off the season on November 25...

KU Men’s Basketball Announces Revised 2020-21 Schedule

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas men’s basketball today announced its updated 2020-21 schedule, including the Big 12 Conference round-robin details. KU will have four additional...

K-State Announces 2020-21 Women’s Basketball Schedule

MANHATTAN, Kansas – Kansas State women's basketball has announced its complete schedule for the 2020-21 season on Monday. The Wildcats' non-conference slate features seven...

Game Preview: Kansas Hosts Iowa State Saturday

LAWRENCE, Kan. — The Kansas Jayhawks are set for their sixth game of the 2020 season, as they take on the No. 23/22 Iowa...

Kansas at Oklahoma Slated for 2:30 p.m. Kickoff

LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Kansas Jayhawks will take on the Oklahoma Sooners in their seventh game of the season on Saturday, November 7, with...
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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. six radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on over 94 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing. In 2018 he became the Studio Coordinator at the Cumulus Kansas City broadcast center for Kansas City Chiefs Football.

Saturday marks a number of Christmas kickoff events, with the Marysville community celebrating the annual Christmas opening. Pony Express Partnership for Children will begin the day serving breakfast with Santa at the Lincoln Center from 8-10 a.m. They will take silent auction bids on the Festival of Trees on display as well. Santa arrives at 10:30, with the annual Christmas parade downtown, and he will then greet youngsters at his house on the Koester block until 2. Story time will be featured at the historic courthouse in Marysville Saturday at 10, and at the Koester House at 11. Marysville Public Library will have make and take crafts from 10-2. A full list of the day’s events is online at visitmarysvilleks.org. The live nativity originally planned Saturday will be held instead December 15th.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 10th and Alston in Marysville will celebrate their 130th anniversary, with tours and refreshments from 1-5 p.m. Saturday. Finally, on Sunday the Marshall County Community Choir will present their annual cantata, “Promise of a King”, at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church at 16th and North Streets. The Evangelical United Church of Christ Bell Choir will also perform, along with the group Borderline. The cantata is open to the public, with a free will donation.

Washington also celebrates a Christmas opening Saturday, with several retailers hosting open house Saturday morning. The 39th Annual Santa’s Gifts and Goodies Craft Fair will be at the Washington East Elementary gym 8:30 – 3, and the annual Rotary Club sponsored Festival of Trees will be Saturday evening at the First National Bank meeting room, beginning at 7. Refreshments will be followed by the auction of Christmas items at 9. Proceeds go toward PowerZone after school program, and the Washington County Hospital.

Kansas Headlines

Governor Laura Kelly Announces Peerless Products Expansion to Create Over 100 Jobs in Iola

IOLA – Governor Laura Kelly today celebrated the announcement of Peerless Products, Inc., purchasing a 150,000-square-foot facility in Iola to expand its production capability. Peerless...

Resident Death at Hutchinson Correction Facility

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UPDATE: Kids Located Safe – Kansas Amber Alert Issued For 2 Missing Girls

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KBI Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Montgomery County

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Indictment: Man Stole 22 Firearms During Burglary at Kansas Pawnshop

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Kansas News Service

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By Dan Margolies - Kansas News Service The U.S. Attorney’s office in Kansas City, Kansas, says it will no longer cooperate with cases brought by...

Emails Show Kansas Agencies Helped Keep Meatpacking Plants Open Despite Concerns About Coronavirus

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