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Linn Cleans Up After Storm Leaves Path Of Destruction

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By Bruce Dierking – KNDY News

The Linn community was the most recent storm hit, with wind force Monday morning termed EF-0 by the National Weather Service, yet did substantial damage, with the school hit hard. Reports were that the new gym was damaged, the concession stand at the football field is gone, bleachers were flipped with buses damaged, as well as some buildings in town. Many vehicles were struck, and trees were downed. Clean up commenced with local volunteers Monday.

This was similar to the storm that hit Marysville recently, it came up fast with little warning for residents.

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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