Cawker City Closing All City Owned Buildings To The Public


WHEREAS, securing the health, safety, and economic well-being of residents of the City of Cawker City, Kansas, is this Mayor’s top priority;

WHEREAS, Kansas is facing a crisis – the pandemic and public health emergency of COVID- 19 – with effects of illness, quarantines, school closures, and temporary closures of businesses resulting in lost wages and financial hardship to Kansas citizens;

WHEREAS, the United States Department of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency for COVID-19 beginning January 27, 2020, with more than 4,000 cases of the illness and 60 deaths as a result of the illness across the United States; and

WHEREAS, a State of Disaster Emergency was proclaimed for the State of Kansas on March 12, 2020.

NOW, THEREFORE, effective immediately and until further notice, all buildings owned by the City of Cawker City will be closed to the public. City employees will continue to work, however, and the Clerk’s office will keep its normal hours of operation. Citizens may reach the Clerk’s office by calling 785-781-4713.

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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.