UPDATE: Missing Gary Strotkamp Located By Family; No Longer Missing

UPDATE: The Nemaha County Sheriff’s Office reports that Gary Lee Strotkamp has been located by family and is no longer missing.


Gary Lee Strotkamp, age 63, left his home in Centralia on October 24th with the intent to drive to Burns, Kansas.

He was last seen south of Topeka on the afternoon of October 25th. He appeared to be lost and was given directions back to Centralia. Family has not had contact since he left on the 24th.

Gary is driving a black 2001 Ford Ranger with a dent in the driver’s side door. Gary is 5’10”, 245 pounds. If you see Gary or his vehicle, please contact law enforcement immediately or the Nemaha County Sheriff’s Office at (785) 336-2311.

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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 Communication. 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 70 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing.