Sandy Wilson Elected Marshall County Clerk Tuesday

By Bruce Dierking – KNDY News

Sandy Wilson of Beattie was elected Marshall County Clerk Tuesday, to fill the unexpired term through 2020 of Sonya Stohs, who resigned the office effective June 18th. Wilson has served the past year as deputy clerk and has many yearsโ€™ experience as a county employee in the treasurer, appraiser, and clerksโ€™ offices. She was the only candidate nominated by members of the Democratic Central Committee, and was elected by acclamation following comments, and questions. Her selection will be forwarded to Kansas Governor Laura Kelly for approval.

In comments, Wilson outlined the multiple responsibilities involved, and pledged “to restore some trust to the office,” adding that she would “treat everyoneโ€™s issue as if it were the most important.” She noted that the biggest challenge would be the image of the clerkโ€™s office, and rebuilding trust.

Asked what the underlying problem was, she replied that policies and procedures are in place to handle accounts payable, which may have been circumvented in the past. Going forward, she is in favor of an open book policy, and cross training employees. The office is working together to follow the rules and has worked with the County Treasurer to improve the system, which now allows commissioners to see details on each warrant entered for payment.

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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