Linn Picnic Scheduled Friday & Saturday


One of summers annual traditions continues this weekend as the Linn Picnic is scheduled Friday and Saturday. A corn hole tournament is planned Friday evening at 6, along with axe throwing. The band Monkey Business is live Friday at 9, with fireworks at dark.

Saturday begins with a 5k run/walk, and a breakfast at 7. Youth fishing featured 9-10:30. A vendor fair, as well as garden tractor and tractor show starts at 9. A German meal serves at the east shelter house at 11. The parade begins at 5:30, with the theme Midwest at its best. A demolition derby is planned at 7, with karaoke at 9 and yard games for youth and adult.

All proceeds raised will benefit the fitness center, which is being built along with a replacement gymnasium at the Linn school, that was damaged by a tornado. The full list of events is on the Linn Booster Club page on Facebook.

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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