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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Only two days remain to be a part of SVCF’s “Match Month”

Sports Headlines

Heights Boys Advance, Lady Bulldogs Fall In Sub-State Basketball Monday

Monday night sub-state basketball quarterfinals saw the Valley Heights Mustangs defeat the Washington County Tigers 50-39 in boys play. Valley heights will host top...

Royals Announce Extension With Hunter Dozier

SURPRISE, ARIZ. (March 1, 2021) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have agreed to a four-year contract extension with third baseman...

Sub-State Schedule Set For Area Teams; KNDY Broadcast Schedule Announced

Monday tips off sub state basketball, as the 6th seed Marysville Lady Bulldogs travel to Royal Valley, the number 3 seed. Fourth seed Washington...

Fredrickson Wins Wrestling Title; Bulldogs Compete Strong At State Wrestling

Marysville High School freshman Gable Fredrickson won the 113# championship in the class 1-2-3A State Wrestling Tournament Saturday at Salina. Senior Jack Hedke finished runner...

Jayhawks Take Down No. 2 Baylor, 71-58, on Senior Night

Courtesy of Kansas Athletics LAWRENCE, Kan. – The No. 17 Kansas Jayhawks took down No. 2 Baylor, 71-58, Saturday...
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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.

The Solomon Valley Community Foundation is still fairly new; we are less than 6 years old.  We have had a very busy six years!  We are extremely grateful to our founding donors and other donors we have every year to help us grow this foundation. 

Because of those very generous donors and the Dane Hansen Foundation, we have been able to grant money back into Mitchell County twice a year for the past 5 years.  We have granted over $400,000 to various causes, charities and organizations.  Some examples include: 

·         EDUCATION – $88,000 back to the schools in Mitchell County.  These grants have funded:

o    Technology – whiteboards, chrome books, high tech simulators, media equipment, robotics, drones, 3-D printers, green screens, STEM Labs – doesn’t that make you want to go back to school and play with all that stuff?

 

·         HEALTH & SAFETY / SPORTS & FITNESS- $70,000 – These grants have funded:

o    The Perdue House improvements, school marathons, health and fitness equipment and AED’s.

o    Softball/Baseball Improvements, Youth Football, Scoreboards and bleacher improvements

 

·         YOUTH – $38,000

o    Nonprofit Daycare improvements, Library Programs, 4-H Clubs

 

·         TOURISM – $52,000 in Tourism and Cultural Activities

o    Museums, Waconda Visitors Center, Heritage and Genealogical Societies

 

·         CIVIC & EMERGENCY – $47,000

o    American Legion Posts, Community Centers, Senior Centers

o    Fire and Rescue Squads, AED’s for our emergency personnel

 

·         ARTS & BEAUTIFICATION – $40,000

o    Courthouse and downtown improvements, Park Signage, Community Gardens

o    Concert Association, Arts Center, Community Orchestra, High School Band Programs and Theater Camp

 

·         CHURCH – $24,000

o    Blessing Box, Bell Restoration, Organ Enhancements, Handicap Accessibility, Elevator

So, how can you be a part of this?  Well, the Dane G. Hansen Foundation has challenged us, once again, to raise $50,000!  I know that sounds like a big task, and it is …. But the benefits of growing our Community Impact Fund will pay off for generations to come.  The money we raise will allow the Solomon Valley Community Foundation to grant money back into the organizations above for now and forever

Dane Hansen will match us dollar for dollar and if we get to $50,000 they will throw in another $25,000.  If we can successfully raise $50,000 that means $125,000 will go right back into our Community Impact Fund.  That Fund is how we are able to grant dollars into those worth causes every year. 

We know this is a 4 year challenge from the Dane Hansen Foundation so our Board of Directors is hitting the streets of Mitchell County to ask for a 4-year pledge to the Community Impact Fund.  We know that it is sometimes hard and it stretches us a little bit, but think about your dollar being matched, invested and given back to the community for generations Now and Forever!  We have several levels of recognition from a $1,000 4-year pledge to a $5,000 4-year pledge.  BUT we appreciate every dollar that is donated to the Solomon Valley Community Foundation and large or small, every donation contributes to our ability to serve the community.  For Now Forever! 

We are going to recognize our donors with a yard sign this year.  We have some beautiful yard signs that show your support for the Solomon Valley Community Foundation.

Please consider making a pledge this year to the Solomon Valley Community Foundation MATCH MONTH.  All donations must be made in the month of November.  Please contact me with any questions or visit our website here:  www.solomonvalleycf.org  

Kansas Headlines

Hearing for Proposed Adoption of Conservation Regulation

MANHATTAN, Kansas — A public hearing will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, to consider the revision of a regulation...

KDHE Launches Mobile Testing Unites

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is launching three mobile testing units for COVID-19 in order to expand testing access...

Some COVID-19 Tests Come With ‘Criminal’ Prices, Experts Say, So Get Tested For Free Instead

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen - Kansas News Service A year into the pandemic, COVID-19 testing has become easier to get — just not necessarily cheaper. If you...

Investigation Continues After Three Wichita Police Officers Are Injured By Possible Booby Trap

By Tom Shine - Kansas News Service Local and federal authorities continue to investigate a shooting that injured three Wichita police officers. Police said the officers...

Fraudsters Bilk Kansas Unemployment System For Up To $600M, Audit Concludes

By Sherman Smith - Kansas Reflector TOPEKA — A report issued Wednesday by the Legislature’s auditing division estimates up to $600 million in fraudulent unemployment claims may...

Kansas News Service

Some COVID-19 Tests Come With ‘Criminal’ Prices, Experts Say, So Get Tested For Free Instead

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen - Kansas News Service A year into the pandemic, COVID-19 testing has become easier to get — just not necessarily cheaper. If you...

Investigation Continues After Three Wichita Police Officers Are Injured By Possible Booby Trap

By Tom Shine - Kansas News Service Local and federal authorities continue to investigate a shooting that injured three Wichita police officers. Police said the officers...

Kansas Customers Left To Pay The Price After Winter Storm Sends Natural Gas Prices Soaring

By Brian Grimmett - Kansas News Service WICHITA, Kansas — Last February, the city of Cheney, Kansas – located just west of Wichita – paid about $2 per...

Kansas Foster Care Providers Say They’ve Gotten Better, But Critics Say They Need To Do Better

By Nomin Ujiyediin - Kansas News Service The long-troubled foster care system in Kansas got hit with yet another complication over the last year. Pandemic complications...

Ex-KU Med Center Official Pleads Guilty To Tax And Embezzlement Charges

By Dan Margolies - Kansas News Service A former administrator at the University of Kansas Medical Center pleaded guilty on Tuesday to bank fraud and...