Riley County Fire District #1 Breaking Ground On New Fire Departments

By Bruce Dierking

Riley County Fire District #1 is announcing the official groundbreaking of two new fire stations that will be built in Riley County.

One will be located on the east side of Ogden and the other in downtown Leonardville. A kickoff will be held in Leonardville on Monday, April 29th at 2 p.m.

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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.