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Class of 63's 55th reunion

June 7, 2018 by Carol Bonewell (Register to contact)

The class of 1963 celebrate 55 yrs of adulthood June 1st and 2nd. Around 35 class mates attended and renewed old friendships. Little Busters was the Friday night meeting place then lunch at Tallianos on Saturday with golf at Derby Golf and Country Club following. Saturday evening was spent visiting and recalling old pictures and yearbooks from the 1960's.

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Following the Future: Hoops Edition Week 3  247Sports

As football season comes to a close, basketball season tips off. Much like our weekly updates from all of the athlete's committed to Oregon State, we look to carry ...

Derby blocks out the noise to reach fourth straight title game  The Wichita Eagle

Derby beats Manhattan 24-6 and will face Blue Valley North for Kansas Class 6A state football championship.

High school scoreboard: See the Kansas football state championship scores  The Wichita Eagle

The state championships are upon us. Check here for the scores around the Wichita area, including Derby vs. Blue Valley North, Wichita Northwest vs.

Lady Bullpups suffer first loss of season  McPherson Sentinel

The McPherson High School girls basketball continued to struggle in shooting as they fell to the reigning 6A Champs Derby High School 44-42. With the loss ...

Police arrest student with gun at Derby High School  KAKE

Derby Public Schools said a student has been arrested for bringing an unloaded gun to the high school.

10 Takeaways: A trio of Wichita area teams will play for state championships  The Wichita Eagle

Derby, Wichita Northwest and Goddard will all play for state championships next week after an exciting round of state semifinals on Friday. Here are 10 ...

Team of the Week  McPherson Sentinel

The McPherson High School girls basketball team has kicked off their 2018-19 season with a 2-0 start without their head coach Chris Strathman, who he ...

Kansas student arrested with gun at school  Wichita Eagle

A Derby High School student was arrested on Monday after bringing a gun to school, according to school officials. Parents were notified by the school district.

Photos: Two of Kansas’ best meet as Derby takes down Bishop Carroll  Wichita Eagle

Derby beat Bishop Carroll 24-6 on the road in Week 4 of the 2018 high school football season. The Panthers held the Golden Eagles below double-digits for the ...

Lady Pups overpowers Andover Central, 47-29  McPherson Sentinel

The winning streak continues for the McPherson High school girls basketball team as they defeated Andover Central High School 47-29 on Tuesday night at the ...

Derby voters approve new elementary school and safety measures  Wichita Eagle

Residents of the Derby school district approved one bond issue but rejected two others in a special election on Tuesday. With all 31 precincts reporting, voters ...

State rankings heading into Week 6 of Kansas high school football  The Wichita Eagle

Derby, Wichita Northwest, Maize and Andale are all ranked in preps reporter Hayden Barber's state rankings heading into week 6 of the Kansas high school ...

Live high school football updates: Click here for scores from around the Wichita area  The Wichita Eagle

Note: This file will be updated throughout Friday night as final scores roll in. Premium *content* for only $0.99. For the most comprehensive local coverage, ...

Derby seeks bond issue for new elementary school  Wichita Eagle

Derby school district residents could be paying more in taxes depending on the outcome of three bond issues totaling $123.6 million to build a new elementary ...

Derby shuts out Salina Central  CatchItKansas

The Derby Panthers played host to the Salina Central Mustangs in what was a battle of the unbeatens. Derby coming off of an easy win over Garden City while ...

Haven USD hires new high school principal  The Hutchinson News

HAVEN - All but one school in the Haven school district will be under a new principal in 2018-19.The USD 312 Board of Education Monday night approved the ...

Wichita, Kansas News, Weather, Sports - Beloved Derby store mural mistakenly painted over  KAKE

For more than 20 years, one store mural has been seen and loved by the Derby community. That is, until now. “I understand that mistakes happen but that's a ...

Derby High School AFJROTC places first in regional meet  The Derby Informer

On Dec. 3, Derby High School Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) competed in a Regional Drill Meet at Lee's Summit West High School ...

Overcrowding at high school inspires Panther Activity Center  The Derby Informer

Derby High School has eight physical education teachers, and each teacher has six classes with an average of 40 students.

Letters to the editor from Derby High School students  Wichita Eagle

The following are excerpts of letters to the editor written by students in Natalie Kerr's freshman English class at Derby High School: There are many policies in ...

Derby High School parents concerned over bullying problem  KAKE

After KAKE News reported on a hit-and-run crash, some parents said the bullying problem has gotten out of hand.

School lunch pizza safe to eat, Derby district says  Wichita Eagle

Derby school district officials assured families that pizza being served for lunch Thursday was safe to eat, despite a scare on social media.

Transgender student wins Holly Ball crown at Derby High  Wichita Eagle

Tyler Krayer, a transgender student and advocate for LGBTQ rights at Derby High School, was crowned Holly Ball King at the school's annual winter formal.

McCownGordon wins construction manager contract for Derby's $114M school bond  Wichita Business Journal

Derby USD 260 has selected an out-of-town company to be the construction manager at-risk for the district's $114 million bond plan. The Derby Board of ...

Alternative high school a haven for struggling students  The Derby Informer

Beth Lankford went back to school to get her counseling degree because of her experiences while working at Derby's alternative high school for 10 years from ...

Derby native returns to festival as anime star  Wichita Eagle

Randy Stuhlsatz remembers the early years of Anime Festival Wichita and how a teenager named Caitlynn French always made an impression. “She's been ...

Derby High School Athletic Hall of Fame inductees  The Derby Informer

Three former DHS athletes and graduates were inducted into the Derby High School Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday night at Panther Stadium prior to the ...

Campus, Derby work together for 'littlest heroes'  CatchItKansas

Derby stayed undefeated with a 48-13 win against Campus Friday night. But the battle of the rivals on the field took a back seat to an effort for a good cause that ...

Jody Adams-Birch leaves a brief, yet meaningful legacy in Derby  KWCH

DERBY, Kan. (KWCH) -- Jody Adams-Birch is leaving Derby High School after one year with the Girls Basketball program. The former Wichita State head coach ...

Derby Public Schools sets bond election for renovations  KSN-TV

The district is holding an information session today at 10 a.m. at the Educational Support Center, and January 23 at 7 p.m. at Derby High.

Derby's Kennedy Brown to compete at 2018 USA Women's U18 National Team Trials  CatchItKansas

Kennedy Brown, set to graduate from Derby High School in 2019, will be among 35 student athletes competing for a spot at the 2018 Team USA Women's ...

Week 9 high school football scores  The Wichita Eagle

Scores from the ninth week of the Kansas high school football season.

Panther Pals builds 'lifelong friendships' | Derby News  The Derby Informer

Hazel May walked down the hall hand-in-hand with Adam Homan.

Transgender Wichita teacher wins national education award  Wichita Eagle

Stephanie Byers, a band and orchestra teacher at Wichita North High School, has been named National Educator of the Year by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight ...

Friday’s Kansas high school football scores (Aug. 31)  The Wichita Eagle

Here are schedules and live scores for Kansas high school football on the opening night of the 2018 season, Aug. 31.

Kenyon Tabor medically disqualified from 2018 season  KWCH

KU wide receiver Kenyon Tabor is medically disqualified for competition this season, as he battles back injuries.

Wichita, Kansas News, Weather, Sports - Protesters gather near Derby High School  KAKE

Members of a Topeka hate group were met with counter-protesters near Derby High School Wednesday afternoon. The group said the school promoted ...

Big changes in district master plan | Derby News  The Derby Informer

The Process for Success long range facilities plan was presented at the Dec. 12 board of education meeting.

#VK17FB: Derby Panthers preview  Wichita Eagle

Derby must replace the majority of its production, but has won the last two 6A titles and three of the last four.

Jody Adams-Birch fitting in at Derby  CatchItKansas

DERBY, Kan. (KWCH) -- Last year, Jody Adams-Birch and Wichita State agreed to part ways after players complained about her coaching style. Today, the ...

Derby district rolls back bathroom access for transgender students  Wichita Eagle

Beginning Monday, Derby students will be required to use bathrooms that match the gender on their birth certificates or make arrangements to use a private ...

Building champions in football and life | Derby Sports  The Derby Informer

Building champions on and off the football field isn't something that just happens overnight or after a few weeks of practice. It takes a proven model, years of ...

Holly Ball puts the fun in fundraising | Derby News  The Derby Informer

Holly Ball is more than just a dance at Derby High School. It is more than pretty dresses, decorations and a never-ending supply of punch.

Transgenders and others speak out | Derby News  The Derby Informer

For the second time this month, a crowd of well over 100 people showed up at Monday night's USD 260 Board of Education meeting. Individuals spoke in a ...

Peaceful protest attracts crowd | Derby News  The Derby Informer

A 45-minute demonstration by members of the Topeka-based Westboro Baptist Church attracted a large and sometimes raucous crowd of counter protesters ...

Derby school district at odds over transgender bathroom policy  Wichita Eagle

In the latest battle over bathroom access, Derby school leaders decided Monday to continue allowing students to use bathrooms matching their gender identity ...

Former Derby High para gets probation in sex case involving student  Wichita Eagle

A woman formerly employed as a paraprofessional at Derby High School will serve probation after pleading guilty to engaging in a sexual relationship with a ...

Panther golf tournament set for July | Derby News  The Derby Informer

The tenth annual Panthers on the Green Golf Tournament is set for Saturday, July 30, at Derby Golf and Country Club.

Pantherettes look for another spirit-filled season | Fall Sports Guide  The Derby Informer

The Pantherettes, Derby High School's dance team, have two new coaches to guide them this year, but one thing that isn't changing is the member's highly ...

Westboro Baptist Church plans protest by high school  The Derby Informer

A Topeka-based group known for its provocative demonstrations is planning a protest from 2:45 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 11 near Derby High School. Westboro Baptist ...

An introduction to WBB 5* Kennedy Brown by Derby HS Coach Karsak  247Sports

Kennedy Brown is one of the most talented post players in the nation for the 2019 women's basketball recruiting cycle. Standing 6-foot-6, she has been in high ...

Back-to-back State Champions reminisce on past and lifelong impact  The Derby Informer

Life is not defined as a series of events. Life is all about relationships. And that is how a group of teammates who won back-to-back 6A State Wrestling ...

More Derby sports to be broadcast on area radio station  The Derby Informer

Radio station KWME 92.7, licensed to Wellington, Kan., which has broadcast Panther football games for years, has announced they will add other Derby sports ...

Check your Week 7 high school football scoreboard from across the Wichita area  Wichita Eagle

Salina Central travels to Maize. Maize South hosts Goddard. And the Andover schools meet in Week 7 of high school football across the Wichita area. Check ...

Derby Junior ROTC takes top honors at drill competition  The Derby Informer

Derby High School Air Force Junior ROTC drill teams recently competed at the Blue Springs 22nd Annual Invitational Drill Competition in Blue Springs, Missouri.

Fourth DHS Athletic Hall of Fame class to be inducted Friday  The Derby Informer

This Friday, prior to the Derby-Salina Central football game, three graduates of Derby High School will be inducted into the DHS Athletic Hall of Fame. The 2016 ...

Summer football camps | Derby Sports  The Derby Informer

Iron Sharpens Iron Football Camp. Sat., June 18 – 8-11 a.m. for ages 7-13; noon-4 p.m. for ages 14-17; Panther Stadium, camp registration. Cost – Free ...

Kansas school districts have leeway in dealing with weapons  The Wichita Eagle

Kansas school districts have begun rethinking zero-tolerance policies. This means more leeway in dealing with students accused of certain infractions, including ...

New driving school opens in Derby | Business  The Derby Informer

When Perry Warden found out that a space was for lease next to Riverside Cafe, it was a sign he needed to expand Premier Driving School, a private driver's ...

Here’s your Week 2 high school football scoreboard  Wichita Eagle

The Wichita area had plenty of high-caliber matchups in Week 2. Here are the Wichita Eagle's high school football scores for the second week of games across ...

Derby HS adding more law enforcement classes due to high interest  KWCH

Derby High School will be adding two more law enforcement classes in the next two years because of increased interest.

Derby superintendent announces retirement  Wichita Eagle

Craig Wilford's announcement comes shortly after a community task force presented plans to close two elementary schools.

Family of Derby teen injured in hit-and-run speaks for the first time  KAKE

Family members say Espinosa was hit intentionally by a Derby High School teenage driver who had been bullying him for some time.

Former Wichita State coach Jody Adams-Birch joins Derby staff as assistant  Wichita Eagle

Former Wichita State women's basketball coach Jody Adams-Birch, who agreed to part ways with the program in January, has found her next coaching gig: as ...

Ex-Derby educator accused of sexual relations with student  KSN-TV

A former Derby Public Schools paraprofessional has been arrested on suspicion of unlawful sexual relations with a student.

Architect Kenton Cox left 'such a legacy' in Wichita and area school districts  Wichita Eagle

Kenton Cox, an architect and partner at Schaefer Johnson Cox Frey, managed countless school building projects for area districts and was the face of the 2000 ...

Ten Derby seniors sign letters of intent on National Signing Day  The Derby Informer

National Signing Day was celebrated at Derby High School on Wednesday with ten athletes signing national letters of intent.

Wichita lawmaker plans another transgender bathroom bill  Wichita Eagle

Rep. John Whitmer, R-Wichita, says his proposal was prompted by a controversial policy at Derby High School. His bill would require public school students to ...

Championship game day info | Football Congrats  The Derby Informer

Planning on making the trip to Emporia State University for the Class 6A football championship between Derby and Blue Valley at 1 p.m. on Saturday?

Derby discussed creating $115 million bond issue for schools  KWCH

The district says the renovations and upgrades are part of its 'Process for Success Project.'

Do cell phones belong in the classroom?  KWCH

As students head back to school, some are asking whether cell phones belong in the classroom.

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BLUE OUT: Schools across Sedgwick County show support for fallen deputy  KWCH

Schools across Kansas are showing their support for the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Department and the family of Dep. Robert Kunze.

Stelljes wouldn't be where he is today if not for Derby and others  The Derby Informer

Part one of a two-part series. Not many people have the opportunity to pursue a lifelong passion to the point of ultimate achievement. But Derby native Steve ...

Derby district names new superintendent  Wichita Eagle

Heather Bohaty, assistant superintendent of human resources for Derby schools, will take over the top post July 1.

Student bites school resource officer at Heights High School, Wichita police say  The Wichita Eagle

A Wichita Public Schools and police school resource officer was taken to a hospital after he was bitten and cut by an expelled or suspended student at Heights ...

Derby officer splits time as international SRO trainer  The Derby Informer

Derby's School Resource Officer (SRO) program, which provides for Derby Police Officers in Derby High School and both Derby Middle Schools, may seem ...

Zero tolerance? Not exactly  The Hutchinson News

About two decades ago the Wichita School Board, disturbed by an increasing number of guns, knives and other weapons being brought to schools, decided to ...

Photographers bring different styles to new studio | Business  The Derby Informer

Three Derby photographers have combined forces and have opened a new studio.

Award-winning cheerleaders lead Panther pride | Fall Sports Guide  The Derby Informer

When Panther fans see the school's cheerleaders out on the field or the court, they may not realize that team members have undertaken hours and hours of ...

Longtime pastor Wilke leaving Woodlawn UMC | Derby News  The Derby Informer

After 16 years at Woodlawn United Methodist Church, Senior Pastor Paul Wilke is leaving Derby for a new assignment – and with fond memories of the ...

KS Proud Inspirations: Newton-native Melissa Scheffler visits her former journalism teacher  KWCH

On Thursday, Melissa Scheffler took us back to her hometown of Newton where she said her inspiration lied with her high school journalism teacher, Mrs. Mary ...

45 DAYS TO 2018 KICKOFF: David Tullis  Bring On The Cats

In which BracketCat counts down the 45th day until the 2018 kickoff with a profile of long snapper David Tullis.

Derby student says cops used Taser, broke his arm because of sagging pants

DERBY — A Derby High School sophomore said today that he was hit by a Taser and had his arm broken by two school resource officers for refusing to pull up ...

2016 Preseason Football Rankings  CatchItKansas

Derby, Scott City, Smith Center highlight the 2016 preseason football rankings.

Derby's Kenyon Tabor commits to KU  CatchItKansas

Derby senior wide receiver Kenyon Tabor has verbally committed to play college football at Kansas.

Process for Success update and alternative options presented  The Derby Informer

After receiving feedback from the community on the first draft of the Process for Success long-term facilities master plan, the PFS Steering Committee decided to ...

Derby soccer still shines after losing star-studded senior class  The Derby Informer

Each year – in every sport – there are holes left from graduating seniors. But few teams lost a senior class quite like Derby's soccer team.

DHS 2016 Winter Sports Teams | Derby Sports  The Derby Informer

Members of the wrestling team (front row, from left): Shyanne Hodgin, Braden Witmer, Hayden Pasevark, Xavier Sisco, Ethan Hill, Tony Proctor, Kyler Hamed, ...

Largest KAMS class ever at Fort Hays State honored in completion ceremony  Hays Post

By DIANE GASPER-O'BRIEN FHSU University Relations and Marketing. Thirty-two students were recognized in a high school commencement ceremony ...

Landmark sports bar has new owners | Derby News  The Derby Informer

A well-known Derby business has new owners – and is set for a complete makeover.

Derby/Mulvane slammed by flood waters | Derby News  The Derby Informer

An intense and relentless summer thunderstorm parked itself over Derby, Mulvane and Rose Hill on the evening of Aug. 19, leading to numerous stranded ...

5* Kennedy Brown commits to Coach Rueck & Beavers' WBB  247Sports

"I actually verbally committed to Oregon State this past weekend while I was there. I honestly thought that I'd come home, think about it and commit, but it just ...

Eagle endorsements: Kansas House Democratic primaries  Wichita Eagle

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Local tree farm rooted in traditions | Derby News  The Derby Informer

When Glen and Celia Goering moved to Kansas, they could no longer get a permit and go to a pine forest to chop down their annual Christmas tree.

Fort Hays State University announces scholarship awards for 2018-19  Hays Post

FHSU University Relations. Winners of general academic scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year from Fort Hays State University have been announced by ...

Man guilty in accident that cost KU student from Derby his legs

A Douglas County judge has found a Lawrence man guilty of drug and alcohol-related charges after an accident that caused an 18-year-old University of ...

NKU Norse get verbal commitment from Kansas guard Bryant Mocaby

Bryant Mocaby, a Class of 2018 shooting guard from Derby High School in suburban Wichita, Kansas, announced Tuesday on Twitter that he's committed to the ...

New shop offers a sweet escape | Business  The Derby Informer

A mother-daughter team is joining forces to open a bakery, flower and tea shop in Derby.

Kansas high school's new transgender restroom policy controversial  KSNT

A new policy is in effect for Derby High School, and it's causing quite a stir in the community.

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