Area Athletes Compete At State Cross Country Meet

State cross country meets were run Saturday at Wamego. Axtell boys finished fourth, Frankfort sixth, and Centralia 11th. Quinn Buessing of Axtell medaled at 4th place, Tyler Simmons of Washington County finished 8th. Frankfort’s Brandon Anderson was 15th and Colton Parthemer 18th.

Centralia girls team finished 8th, with Natalie Roepke of Washington County placing 4th, and Olivia Kuckelman of Axtell 7th.

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Bruce Dierking
Bruce Dierking is owner/operator of Dierking Communications, Inc, with radio stations KNDY/KNDY FM Marysville, KQNK/KQNK FM Norton, and KDNS FM/KZDY FM Glen Elder/Beloit. A lifelong broadcast career began at age 14 as a board operator for KNDY. After graduating from Marysville High School, and attending Colby Community College, Dierking returned to KNDY in 1981, and would purchase the stations in 1988. An active community supporter, he has served a number of leadership posts ranging from economic development, tourism promotion, leadership development, the broadcast industry, and historic preservation among others.