Unofficial Norton County Election Results – 11/7/2023

Almena City Council

Bob Hawks                    39           40.21%
Sarah Montgomery         35           36.08%
Justin N. Davis               23           23.71%

Norton City Council – Ward #1

Jason Jones                    84           81.55%
Tanya Davis                    19           18.45%

Norton City Council – Ward #2

James L. Miller                87           54.38%
Dennis R. Gilhousen        73           45.63%

Norton City Council – Ward #3

Dale Jacobson               65           67.71%
Craig Eveleigh               22           22.92%
Robert W. Bowman         9              9.38%

Norton Community Schools USD 211 BOE Position #1

Katelyn Sprigg              290         54.10%
Jamie Amlong               246         45.90%

Norton Community Schools USD 211 BOE Position #1

Deena Wente                305         56.69%
Kollean Stewart             233         43.31%

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 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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