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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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Threat leads to increased police presence at Derby High School  KWCH

Derby High students may see a greater police presence this morning. The move comes after an anonymous tip regarding a potential school shooting threat.



Derby High School student arrested for bringing gun to school  KWCH

A Derby High School student was arrested Thursday morning for bringing a gun to school.



Derby HS students kicked out of basketball game after shouting "air ball"  KAKE

A half-filled student section cheered on Derby high school basketball players Friday night, but some students were missing. Last month, students were kicked out ...



Derby's Kennedy Brown named Gatorade Kansas Girls Basketball Player of the Year  CatchItKansas

In its 34th year of honoring the nation's best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company today announced Kennedy Brown of Derby High School as its ...



As two Derby wrestling legends leave, their brothers are set to blaze their own paths  Wichita Eagle

Derby wrestling boasts a pair of talented brothers. Seniors Cade Lindsey and Triston Wills are headed to Oklahoma State after their final Kansas high school ...



Kansas high school band offers epic drum-line performance ... using garbage cans  The Wichita Eagle

At halftime of Derby High School's sectional football game against Topeka, the Panther band put on an awesome performance using garbage cans as part of its ...



High school, middle school hoops programs syncing philosophies | Sports  The Derby Informer

Prior to each season, Derby varsity girls' coach Jodie Karsak sits down with the coaches of each middle school to discuss the upcoming year.



Derby High School women's basketball prospect Kennedy Brown brings height and versatility to Kansas girls' hoops courts  ESPN

While playing against a former Kansas state championship team, women's basketball prospect Kennedy Brown got tangled with two other players and went ...



Map makers create impact on schoolyard | Derby News  The Derby Informer

For two weekends, volunteers with the Rotary Club of Derby had to call off their map-painting project because of unfavorable weather.



Derby's Kennedy Brown named a McDonald's All-American  KAKE

Derby High School's Kennedy Brown was named a McDonald's All-American on Thursday. The all-star game which will be held on March 27th in Atlanta, ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Wrestling recap: 18 area wrestlers, 2 teams win Kansas high school state titles  Wichita Eagle

Derby and Goddard brought home team titles in 2019, and 18 Wichita area high school wrestlers won Kansas high school wrestling state championships.



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.



Sub-state brackets: Wichita sends 17 teams into the 2019 Kansas state tournaments  Wichita Eagle

The 2019 sub-state basketball tournaments are complete, and the Wichita area has sent 17 boys and girls high school teams into the state tournaments across ...



Wichita’s best shine on first day of 2019 Kansas state wrestling tournament  Wichita Eagle

Between upsets of state champions and amazing finishes, some of the Wichita area's top high school wrestlers are through to the 2019 state tournament finals.



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 ...



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 ...



State recap: 12 Wichita-area teams fight to state title game berths  Wichita Eagle

From the Wichita Southeast boys to Garden Plain girls, 12 Wichita area high school basketball teams reached the 2019 Kansas state semifinals. Here are the ...



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.



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 ...



Grieving friends come to terms with death of teen fatally injured in skateboarding accident  KWCH

Friends of 15-year-old Sam Harter are coming to terms with his death from injuries sustained in a skateboarding accident.



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 ...



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.



Wrestling recap: Stories on six of the KC area’s Kansas high school state champions  Wichita Eagle

As the final buzzer rang, Cameron Bates stood up and enacted snapping a crab leg. The Kansas City Turner senior clinched an undefeated season with a 3-1 ...



Basketball recap: Sub-state champions are crowned as Wichita’s best reach state  Wichita Eagle

Seventeen of the Wichita area's best high school boys and girls basketball teams captured sub-state championships and are heading to the state tournaments.



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 ...



Basketball recap: Upsets are the story on a monster night of Wichita hoops  The Wichita Eagle

The Bishop Carroll boys, Wichita Heights girls, Campus boys and Cheney girls all earned important victories Tuesday night as many teams forced the upset on a ...



Derby voters approve new elementary school and safety measures  Wichita Eagle

Two other bond issues were rejected in a special election held Tuesday.



State Softball Recap: Wichita nearly cleans house as 7 teams remain across Kansas  Wichita Eagle

Wichita area high school softball teams went 5-2 in their 2019 Kansas high school state quarterfinal games Thursday across the state. Derby, Bishop Carroll ...



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

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



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 ...



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 ...



Sub-state brackets: See the 2019 Kansas high school basketball postseason tournaments  Wichita Eagle

The 2019 Kansas high school basketball sub-state tournaments are on the horizon. The brackets will be released Wednesday. Here is the unofficial version of ...



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 ...



Basketball recap: McPherson swept at home, Southeast knocks off Carroll  The Wichita Eagle

The Derby boys and girls beat McPherson on the road. Wichita Southeast beat defending champion Bishop Carroll in the final second. Maize South swept ...



All-State Academic Team: Honorable Mention Team - News  Leavenworth Times

Each year, The Topeka Capital-Journal chooses the All-State Academic Team, a recognition of the best and brightest young minds the Sunflower State has to ...



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 ...



Some of the best stories from National Signing Day in the Wichita area  The Wichita Eagle

The signing window for all non-football sports opened Wednesday, and many athletes in the Wichita area took advantage, pledging their commitments to some ...



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.



20 FOR 20: Alex Conn  247Sports

Yet another offensive lineman to watch in the Kansas batch of 2020 is Derby's Alex Conn. More on his talents and his recruitment thus far in our continuing 20 for ...



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 ...



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 ...



Following the Future: Hoops Edition Week 6  247Sports

After taking a week off for the holidays, Following the Future is back with a jam packed edition covering the past two weeks of action for the future stars of both ...



All-State Basketball: Meet the premier players in Kansas from the 2018-19 season  Wichita Eagle

FIRST TEAM. Xavier Bell - Andover Central, 6-4, Jr. Unlimited Digital Access: Only $0.99 For Your First Month. Get full access to The Wichita Eagle *content* ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Basketball recap: See the stories of Wichita’s 9 girls midseason tournament winners  Wichita Eagle

Maize South, Haven and McPherson were among the Wichita area teams to win their respective midseason high school girls basketball tournaments in Kansas.



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 ...



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 ...



Schurig likes depth of Washburn signing class  WIBW

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Washburn welcomed 28 new Ichabods on National Signing Day. Every coach usually sees a key trait or something they really like about ...



USS Wichita to be commissioned today  KWCH

Two Wichita area natives in the U.S. Navy is serving aboard the littoral combat ship that will bear their city's name.



Basketball recap: Sub-state tournaments set, league championships capped  Wichita Eagle

Friday was moving day across the Wichita area. Seven league championships were claimed in the City League, AVCTL and Central Plains League. Here are ...



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 ...



Derby district names new superintendent  Wichita Eagle

Heather Bohaty, assistant superintendent of human resources for Derby schools, will be the district's new superintendent, officials announced Monday. Bohaty ...



Derby district rolls back bathroom access for transgender students  Wichita Eagle

Beginning next week, transgender students in Derby will no longer be allowed to use bathrooms matching their gender identity. By a 5-2 vote, Derby school ...



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 ...



State basketball rankings: Coaches’ final take ahead of sub-state tournaments  Wichita Eagle

The Kansas Basketball Coaches Association has released its final high school basketball rankings ahead of the 2019 sub-state tournaments.



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 ...



Boys and girls basketball scores and schedules for the 2018-19 season  The Wichita Eagle

The 2018-19 Kansas high school basketball season has started. Find scores and schedules for Wichita area boys and girls teams here.



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.



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 ...



USS Wichita officially commissioned Saturday  WIBW

Two Wichita area natives in the U.S. Navy are serving aboard the littoral combat ship that will bear their city's name.



Derby superintendent announces retirement  Wichita Eagle

Craig Wilford, superintendent of Derby schools, says he plans to retire at the end of this school year. Wilford, 61, told school board members on Monday of his ...



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.



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.



Basketball recap: Bishop Carroll, McPherson, Cheney among the night’s biggest winners  Wichita Eagle

Bishop Carroll beat Kapaun for the third time. McPherson topped Newton in overtime. Cheney pulled an incredible comeback on Halstead. Eisenhower beat ...



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.



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.



Derby track stars aim for more school records  The Derby Informer

Members of the boys track team (front row, from left): Kevion Edwards, Bryce Westmoreland, Braden Witmer, Tiago Borges, Cecil Patterson, Brandon Nophavong ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Basketball recap: See which girls teams are playing for a midseason tournament title  Wichita Eagle

The Kansas high school girls basketball midseason tournaments are down to their championship games. See which Wichita area teams are playing for a title ...



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 ...



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 ...



Do cell phones belong in the classroom?  KWCH

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



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 ...



State recap: Seven Wichita-area teams reach state semifinals after day 1 of basketball  Wichita Eagle

The Wichita Southeast boys, McPherson girls and others reached the Kansas high school basketball state semifinals Wednesday on the first day of the ...



Zero tolerance? Not exactly. Fewer students are expelled — even for 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 ...



Championship game day info | Football Congrats | derbyinformer.com  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 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.



Wichita high school basketball teams win sub-state titles  Wichita Eagle

The Class 6A and 4A boys, and 5A girls sub-state tournaments are done. Wichita Southeast, McPherson, Maize South, Goddard, Heights, Trinity Academy, ...



Derby business aims to repair credit status | Business  The Derby Informer

If you need a car fixed, you go to a mechanic. If you have problems with your credit score, well, you can get that repaired, too.



Bullpups to have challenging year in post Pyle era  McPherson Sentinel

The McPherson High School boys basketball team will have to deal with some challenges as a 5A team. That includes the life after Ben Pyle, who left ...



Derby Swim Club offers perfect balance of fun and competition  The Derby Informer

Parents sometimes struggle with what choices to make when it comes to engaging their children in youth sporting activities. Considering things like costs, ...



Databurst From The 501st: 20th - 26th March 2019  Fantha Tracks

It's time for the latest Databurst from the 501st, brought to us by Roqoo Depot.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Andover Central takes down Bullpups in their home opener  McPherson Sentinel

The McPherson High School boys basketball team had another challenge at hands Tuesday night when the undefeated and experienced Andover Central came ...



Derby discussed creating $115 million bond issue for schools  KWCH

DERBY, Kan. (KWCH) The Derby School District is discussed creating a bond issue to help make upgrades. The current plan would be a $115-million bond ...



Augusta looks like contender, beating last season’s state runner-up in girls basketball  The Wichita Eagle

The Augusta High School girls basketball team beat Andale for the third straight time with a 49-37 win Tuesday. The Orioles believe the 2018-19 season will be ...



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 ...



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