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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 Jewell County Sheriff’s Office reports that a Mankato resident was treated for injuries following a plane crash on Monday.

The incident occurred shortly before 8 a.m. when a man who remains unidentified at this time, was flying an experimental aircraft. The aircraft experienced mechanical issues following takeoff. The plane lost control and crashed east of the runway.

The unidentified individual was treated at the Jewell County Hospital before being transferred to a Wichita area hospital. He was listed in critical but non-life-threatening condition. Jewell County EMS as well as the Jewell County Fire Department responded to the crash scene.

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