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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.

Azubuike Powers Jayhawks Past Volunteers, 74-68

Courtesy of Kansas Athletics LAWRENCE, Kan. – Senior Udoka Azubuike’s eighth double-double and four blocks, including two key swats late, helped key the No. 3...

Twin Valley League Tournament Update – 1/24/2020

BOYS BRACKET | GIRLS BRACKET The conclusion of the 2020 Twin Valley League Boys & Girls Basketball Tournaments at Washington County High School will come...

SCC Board Appoints Tim Cerveny To Fill Vacant At-Large Seat

Lincoln, NE (Jan. 22, 2020) – The Southeast Community College Board of Governors, during a special meeting Jan. 21 in York, unanimously appointed Tim...

Leawood Police Dispatcher Arrested Following KBI Investigation

JOHNSON COUNTY – A dispatcher from the Leawood Police Department was arrested after the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) investigated an accusation that she...

K-State Falls to No. 3/3 Kansas, 81-60, In 292nd Sunflower Showdown

Courtesy of K-State Sports LAWRENCE, Kan. – No. 3/3 Kansas used an early 19-2 run to propel itself to an 81-60 win over Kansas State...

Upsets Mark Day 2 of the 2020 Twin Valley League Tournament – 1/20/20

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Marshall County Commission Meeting Minutes – 1/13/20

The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular session with the David E. Baier, chairman, Keith Bramhall member, Barbara Kickhaefer member and Sandra...

Twin Valley League Tournament Scoreboard Update – 1/18/20

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SUPER CHIEFS: KC Defeat Titans, 35-24, To Advance to Super Bowl LIV

Courtesy of the Kansas City Chiefs The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Tennessee Titans, 35-24, at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday afternoon to advance to the...

Diarra’s 25 Helps K-State to 84-68 Win Over No. 12 West Virginia

Courtesy of Kansas State Athletics Cartier Diarra scored 16 of his game-high 25 points in the second half, and K-State fought off a second half...

Kansas Headlines

UPDATE: Kids Located Safe – Kansas Amber Alert Issued For 2 Missing Girls

The suspect vehicle was located by the Oklahoma Highway patrol around mile marker 6 near Erick, OK. The suspect was detained...

KBI Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Montgomery County

MONTGOMERY COUNTY – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) is investigating an officer-involved shooting that took place Friday afternoon in rural Montgomery...

Indictment: Man Stole 22 Firearms During Burglary at Kansas Pawnshop

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Kansas man was indicted today on federal charges that he stole 22 firearms from a pawnshop in Overland Park,...

Governor Kelly Announces 250 Jobs with New Empirical Foods Facility in Garden City

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly Thursday announced the groundbreaking for a new Empirical Foods ground beef facility in Garden City. The planned facility, which is...

Governor Laura Kelly Announces $35 million in Rental Assistance to Keep Kansans in Their Homes, Businesses

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly announced today that Kansans experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible to receive up to...

Kansas News Service

‘It Is Not Sustainable’: Kansas’ Online Teachers Are Overworked And Quitting

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By Celia Llopis-Jepsen - Kansas News Service Phillips County Retirement Center got a coronavirus testing machine this month from the U.S. Department of Health and...

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By Celia Llopis-Jepsen - Kansas News Service At a Kansas City, Kansas, nursing home, employees tested positive for COVID-19 and went back to work the...

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By Dan Margolies - Kansas News Service The U.S. Attorney’s office in Kansas City, Kansas, says it will no longer cooperate with cases brought by...

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