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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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Police will be at Derby High School today due to unsubstantiated threat  KAKE

The school district released a statement this morning saying it has received a potential threat of a shooting at the high school.

Police arrest student with gun at Derby High School  KAKE

A 16-year-old Derby High School student student has been arrested for bringing an unloaded gun to school.

Derby High School student arrested for bringing gun to school  KWCH

DERBY, Kan. (KWCH) A Derby High School student was arrested Thursday morning for bringing a gun to school. A spokesperson for Derby Public Schools says ...

Wichita public, Catholic and suburban schools cancel Thursday classes due to weather  Wichita Eagle

Due to winter weather and icy road conditions in Kansas, Wichita Public Schools, Catholic diocese schools, Wichita State and Newman, and many suburban ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Fire alarm sparks offense for Derby  CatchItKansas

The Panthers were only leading by seven with 6:53 remaining in the contest, when fire alarms rang out in the Derby High School gym.

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

High school football updates from around the Wichita area for Friday, August, 31, 2018.

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.

Wichita, Kansas News, Weather, Sports - Additional charges filed against former Derby teacher  KAKE

A former Derby Middle School teacher faces additional charges in a child sex crimes case.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

High school scoreboard: See the regional football matchups, scores in the Wichita area  The Wichita Eagle

The regional round of the 2018 Kansas high school football playoffs is underway. Here are the matchups and scores from across the Wichita area.

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

District is one of a growing number of bond plans being implemented using a construction manager at-risk approach.

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 ...

Derby voters approve new elementary school and safety measures  Wichita Eagle

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

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 ...

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 ...

Wichita, Kansas News, Weather, Sports - Derby woman speaks out after carjacking  KAKE

Home security shows what Aamanda Burke describes as terrifying.

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'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 ...

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 ...

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

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

Derby adds resource officer at Derby High School  Wichita Eagle

The Derby school district has added another school resource officer for the upcoming school year at Derby High School, the city said in a news release.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Murder-suicide victim told neighbor: 'You know he's going to kill me, right?'  KAKE

A picture perfect marriage was not what what it seemed and eventually resulted in a murder-suicide over the weekend.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

4-year-old girl hospitalized after near drowning in Derby  KAKE

Emergency crews were called to a near drowning just before 11:30 a.m. Friday to a pool in the 1400 block of South Hilltop.

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 ...

What's the graduation rate at your high school?  Wichita Eagle

The statewide graduation rate for Kansas in 2017 was 86.9 percent. At high schools in the Wichita area, however, graduation rates ranged from 65.4 percent at ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

USS Wichita to be commissioned Saturday  The Wichita Eagle

Two officers from the Wichita area will serve on the USS Wichita, which will be commissioned on Saturday.

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 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.

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 ...

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 ...

Following the Future: Hoops Edition Week 7  247Sports

The preseason is coming to a close for high school programs across the nation and things are to go up a notch with district/league play tipping off. Following 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 ...

New Andover High will include an eight-lane swimming pool and a ‘Learning Stair’  The Wichita Eagle

Andover school district officials broke ground Monday on a new Andover High School, the largest project of a bond issue approved last year.

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 district names new superintendent  Wichita Eagle

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

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 ...

Derby and Haysville schools named among nation’s best  Wichita Eagle

Wineteer Elementary in Derby and Ruth Clark Elementary in Haysville were recognized Thursday as 2017 National Blue Ribbon Schools, one of the highest ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Wichita, Kansas News, Weather, Sports - Family identifies woman killed in Derby crash  KAKE

Derby Police Chief Robert Lee said the driver was heading north on Rock Road and hit a curb. The car then struck a fire hydrant and rolled several times.

Man accidentally shoots himself in the head with nail gun after fall  KAKE

The man said he was holding a nail gun when he fell off a ladder. The nail gun struck him in the back of his head and he inadvertently hit the trigger.

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 ...

Kansas high school juniors will take the ACT exam on the state’s dime  The Wichita Eagle

Every high school junior in Kansas will be able to take the ACT college entrance exam and WorkKeys assessments for free next school year, state education ...

Two years of college for free? New Wichita program makes it possible  The Wichita Eagle

A new program at Wichita Northwest High School will allow students to earn two years worth of college credit for free by the time they graduate high school.

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 ...

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 ...

Wichita-area students named National Merit semifinalists  The Wichita Eagle

Twenty-five Wichita-area students were named semifinalists Wednesday in the National Merit Scholarship competition.

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 ...

Haysville teachers and students will have more time to vote on Nov. 6  The Wichita Eagle

The Haysville school board voted this week to dismiss school early on Nov. 6 so staff and students will have more time to vote on Election Day.

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.

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 ...

Wichita, Kansas News, Weather, Sports - Derby teacher arrested for child exploitation  KAKE

A Derby Middle School teacher has been suspended after being arrested for exploitation of a child.

Maize defense still hasn’t allowed a point after win over Goddard  The Wichita Eagle

The Goddard Lions on Friday became the first team to get anything on the board against the Maize Lions, but Goddard improved to 5-0 with a 27-2 win.

Wichita students have a colorful greeting for anti-LGBT group  Wichita Eagle

Students at North High School in Wichita papered the campus in rainbow colors Thursday in support of their band and orchestra director.

Do cell phones belong in the classroom?  KWCH

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

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.

Wichita Northwest field goal beats Bishop Carroll  The Wichita Eagle

A clash between City League powers Northwest and Bishop Carroll came down to a field goal as the Grizzlies' Carson Arndt pushed Northwest to a 23-22 win at ...

Wichita, Kansas News, Weather, Sports - Police departments offer home watch service  KAKE

If you're planning to be away or have already left for your vacation, you can sign up for a free *service* through your police department.

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.

Wichita, Kansas News, Weather, Sports - Goddard High School student killed in crash  KAKE

A 17-year-old Goddard High School student was killed and another person suffered critical injuries in a crash in western Sedgwick County.

Wichita, Kansas News, Weather, Sports - Kansas high school classifications released  KAKE

Several area high schools will be competing in different classes. The Kansas State High School Activities Association released classifications for winter and ...

As students plan walkouts to protest gun violence, school districts ponder fallout  Wichita Eagle

Students and activists speaking out in the wake of a school shooting in Florida are organizing nationwide school walkouts to protest gun violence.

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.

Kobach says Kansas schools spend too much on administration  The Kansas City Star

Kris Kobach said during a gubernatorial debate that one Wichita high school has a dozen assistant principals. District officials said the statement is “simply ...

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 ...

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 ...

Maize school employee tests positive for E. coli, possibly from romaine lettuce  The Wichita Eagle

The kitchen at Maize South High School will be disinfected overnight and romaine lettuce will not be served after a school employee tested positive for an E. coli ...

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?

District adds six new social workers | Derby News  The Derby Informer

For the first time, every school in USD 260 will have at least one social worker. The district created five new social work positions and hired six new social ...

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, ...

Teen arrested for alleged rape at Newton High School  KAKE

Eighteen-year-old Samuel Loomis was charged with three felony counts, including rape.

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