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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.



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 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 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'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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



Heights boys bounce back with win over Derby  CatchItKansas

Heights beats Derby 55-43 in Derby Thursday night.



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.



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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. Northwest 23, Bishop Carroll 22 -- Northwest's Carson Arndt converted a 20-yard ...



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 ...



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 ...



'They respect us equally': Nearly 25 percent of Derby police officers are women  KSN-TV

The Derby Police Department has a growing number of female officers and they say the stereotypes of working in a male-dominated field doesn't scare them.



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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

From the Wichita Eagle and Varsity Kansas, here are the 2018-19 All-State boys and girls high school basketball teams featuring the top players in Kansas.



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 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 ...



Bob Lutz: Some old friends helped build Derby’s football success  Wichita Eagle

I was a senior at Derby when the Panthers started to get really good at playing football.



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.



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 ...



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 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 ...



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

Adams-Birch will be the Derby girls basketball team's varsity assistant this coming season.



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.



During School Choice Week, compare private and public schools successes  Wichita Eagle

It is National School Choice Week, an opportune time to show how the results differ between Kansas private schools and public schools in the area of ...



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 ...



Do cell phones belong in the classroom?  KWCH

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



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



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.



10 takeaways from an entertaining Week 6 of high school football in Wichita  The Wichita Eagle

Wichita South took Heights to overtime. Bishop Carroll beat Kapaun in the Holy War. Goddard took a big step toward an AVCTL II title and more from Week 6 of ...



Fielding the Eagle's 2018 All-Metro Softball Team: See who made the cut  The Wichita Eagle

The Wichita Eagle and Varsity Kansas present the 2018 All-Metro Softball Team. Players were selected based on coaches nominations and preps reporter ...



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 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 ...



Here are the Wichita area's top high school softball teams, players  Wichita Eagle

Here are some of the Wichita area's top high school softball teams, players: Teams. 1. Bishop Carroll. The Eagles have won the City League outright each of the ...



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.



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 ...



Inspectors found bed bugs in motels and old food at local food sellers  The Wichita Eagle

Month-old olive loaf for sale, a mysterious black speck in a sugar bin and motels with bed bugs were among violations noted during food safety and lodging ...



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 ...



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?



Bullpups receive top three finishes in home invitational  McPherson Sentinel

The Achilles Sisters (Ashley and Sydney) joined forces in the doubles brack of the McPherson Invitational on Thursday, Aug.30. The ladies became the doubles ...



NKU Norse get verbal commitment from Kansas guard Bryant Mocaby  Cincinnati.com

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 ...



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.



Tallgrass Film Festival has local ties | Derby News  The Derby Informer

Derby student's film premieres at Tallgrass Film Festival.



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.



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, ...



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