Nemaha Co. To Host Congressman Watkins; Lt. Gov. Rogers August 5th


By Bruce Dierking – KNDY News

United States Congressman Steve Watkins will host a Nemaha County town hall meeting Monday, August 5th from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the Seneca Free Library community room. The public is invited.

Kansas Lieutenant Governor Lynn Rogers will be in Sabetha Monday evening, August 5th as part of the office of prosperity listening tour. The 90-minute facilitated conversation will allow local residents a chance to share and discuss what prosperity looks like to them, and guide future decisions. The meeting open to the public Monday, begins at 6 p.m. at the Main Event, 16 Main Street in Sabetha, and will include brief comments, and follow with breakout sessions to outline comments. One final stop is planned in Dodge City, concluding a 12-stop tour of the state.

Derek Nester
Derek Nester
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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