Hanover Days of ’49 Continues Through Saturday

Hanover Days of ‘49 run Thursday through Saturday, with free carnival rides Thursday, compliments of Landoll company celebrating 60 years in business. Handing out wristbands 5:30-8:30, with rides from 6-10 pm Thursday.

Angie Kriz and the Polka Tunes entertain live Thursday evening. Two big parades, Friday at 6:30, Saturday at 5:30, plus a cornhole tournament on the grounds Friday after the parade, as well as a kid’s pedal pull. The Koopman Combo performs Friday, along with country music singer Luke Christianson.

The Joker band is live Saturday night, with fireworks after dark. Moores Amusements on the grounds Thu/Fri/Sat, with concessions and a beer garden.

Derek Nester
Derek Nesterhttp://www.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 2020 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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