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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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Derby graduate building résumé in Hollywood | News

Eric Lutz's August 2014 drive to California was full of unknowns.

City salutes Derby High School JROTC | Derby News

The City Council recognized the Derby High School JROTC unit for winning three first place awards in the 10th annual JROTC Titan Drill Meet at Lee's Summit ...

Derby seniors recognized for panther-like traits | Derby News

Derby High seniors turned the tassel at graduation Saturday at Koch Arena, capping four years of hard work and achievement.

Derby High graduation almost here | Derby News

Derby High School's graduation ceremony is quickly approaching.

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 JROTC earns national honors with service award

Colonel Paul Lips, National Director of the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, recently announced that the Derby High School AF JROTC unit has ...

Enrollment underway at Derby Public Schools | Derby News

Online enrollment for students returning to Derby Public Schools began Tuesday.Families of those students can re-enroll by visiting ...

Four generations and 107 years ago: Derby High roots grow deeper for family

The Derby bloodlines in the Crittenden home run deeper after Saturday's graduation.

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 High School students attend Honor Orchestra Festival

Students from Derby High School participated in the Southwestern College Honor Orchestra Festival in Winfield on Jan. 22. During the all-day event, they ...

DHS principal awarded for supporting student journalism | Derby News

Tim Hamblin, principal of Derby High School, was recognized at the May 28 board of education meeting for supporting panther publications.

Derby High School White Coat Ceremony | Derby News

Third-year students who met the requirements of the Derby High School Biomedical program received their white coats in a recent ceremony at DHS.

Derby Public Schools considers two new pathways classes for high school

Derby High School students may get two new choices in the pathways program – a cybersecurity course and a hand and power tool class.

Athletic projects set to begin in March | News

Construction crews will soon embark on USD 260 athletic facilities.

Derby High School staff recognized | Derby News

Staff from Derby High School were recognized at the Nov. 26 BOE meeting.From left to right: Christine Weve (15 years), Joaquin Zapata (10 years), Vera ...

DHS Drama Club to perform 'The Wizard of Oz'  The Derby Informer

You won't be in Kansas anymore. That's if you attend one of the Derby High School Drama Club's upcoming showings of “The Wizard of Oz,” based on the ...

DHS will remove student lockers to create collaborative space

Construction crews will remove some lockers from Derby High School to open up what designers are calling “collaborative spaces,” a move the district believes ...

VIDEO: Derby choirs sing for the season | Featured  The Derby Informer

Choirs from Derby High School and Derby North Middle School ushered in the Christmas season by caroling around the community. DHS Madrigals performed ...

PANTHER STADIUM OVERHAUL: USD 260, architect reveal schematic designs

The first phase of Panther Stadium renovations was presented to the USD 260 school board on Monday, July 8. The schematic designs were unveiled for ...

Derby public schools to use new safety tool

An anonymous tip line will give Derby Public Schools a new tool to try to keep students safe.

The cinnamon roll recipe Derby grads long for

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story is part two of a two-part series on the Derby schools cinnamon roll. For a look at changes made to the menu item over the years,

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 ...

Senior Celebration selling Derby blankets | Derby News

Derby High School Senior Celebration is pre-selling thick plush Derby Panther-themed blankets as a fundraiser. The blanket, which is 60 x 80, features Derby ...

Athletic bond projects: High school gym remodel continues

The doors to the Derby High School gymnasium closed nearly two months ago for bleacher replacement.

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 ...

Former Derby officer has certification revoked | Derby News

A police regulating body has ordered a former Derby police officer to surrender his law enforcement certification.

Derby senior to perform with chamber orchestra | Derby News

Laura Black wishes all of her students were like Cordelia Lindsey.

Six Derby seniors sign letters of intent on fall Signing Day

With the signings of Cade Lindsey (Oklahoma State wrestling), Kennedy Brown (Oregon State basketball), Tor'e Alford (Missouri State basketball) and Triston ...

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.

Boeing CEO wouldn't change growing up in Derby

Leanne Caret is president and chief executive officer of Boeing Defense, Space and Security (BDS), a $26 billion unit that works with customers in the U.S. and ...

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 ...

Student musicians selected for statewide honor groups | Derby News

Eleven student musicians in Derby schools were selected to perform in the statewide John Philip Sousa Junior Honor Band.

Space constraints limiting Derby High School PE classes  The Derby Informer

Christy Weve oversees a nine-teacher staff that either teaches PE or sports medicine at Derby High School.

Derby High School graduate teaching Navy's next generation of 'information warriors'

A 2011 DHS graduate and Derby native is stationed with a naval command responsible for training information warriors in technical and computer skills.

Panther swim roster continuing to flourish | Spring Sports Guide

Bronwynne Queen stepped into the Derby Recreation Center pool in Spring 2015, knowing she'd only be able to fill so many events with a smaller roster.

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.

Derby High Dance opens new era | Fall Sports Guide

Derby High Dance couldn't have picked a much better theme for 2018-19.

Motorcyclist struck, injured at intersection | Derby News

An accident at the intersection of Woodlawn and Meadowlark left a motorcycle rider with critical injuries. The incident took place at about 3:30 p.m. June 8 when ...

Shaw to serve as head coach for Derby Twins

Standing in a dugout with Derby across his chest is far from unordinary for Bill Shaw.

Peeblers provide memories for Derby | Derby News

It started as an accident. In 1989, Dave Peebler's son Brad had just started his sophomore football season at the University of Kansas. Brad finished his redshirt ...

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

With a versatile game, Kansas state champion Kennedy Brown is set to go from a small town to a big-time program.

FOOTBALL FAMILY: Clark, Smith tied by passion for the gridiron

Brandon Clark walked out of the Maize High School locker room surrounded by bittersweet emotions.

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 ...

Work underway on city's priorities list | Derby News

Sorting out what the tasks are for city staff and how to tackle them was the subject of a recent update provided to the City Council by City Manager Kathy.

Music, carnival and more to headline BBQ Festival

If you see smoke at High Park this weekend, don't worry. It's most likely from the teams of competitors preparing their best barbecue at Derby's annual festival.

Ready to Rebel: Derby marching band preparing for season

Like to follow the rules? This year's Derby Panther Marching Band show may not be for you.

City will get new fire chief in July

A veteran Wichita Fire Department leader will take over as Derby's new fire chief on July 1.

Derby High School AFJROTC Drill Team takes first place

The Derby High School AFJROTC Drill Team competed in the Lee's Summit Regional Drill Competition this month in Lee's Summit, Missouri. Fourteen Schools ...

All-State Softball: Introducing Kansas’ best players from the 2019 season  Wichita Eagle

With the 2019 Kansas high school softball season complete and champions crowned, the coaches have selected their All-State teams. Here are the picks from ...

Student takes on tough service academy process | Derby News

Being admitted to one of the nation's military *service* academies means a student is part of an elite group.

Introducing some of Derby's new school leaders | Derby News

Corey Gabbert, Derby High School Assistant Principal.

Growing DMS robotics program hosts meet | Derby News

Derby Middle School's robotics program, which has grown significantly over the past year, held a competition for area schools.

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.

All-Metro Baseball: Check Eagle’s 2019 team made up of Wichita’s top players  Wichita Eagle

The Wichita Eagle and Varsity Kansas present the 15th annual All-Metro Baseball Team, made up of the top players from Sedgwick, Butler and Harvey counties:.

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 man killed in train-truck crash on Sunday

An accident shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday involving a train and a pickup truck at the tracks near K-15 and 63rd St. South resulted in the death of two people.

Derby roots launch Morton to Hall of Fame induction

Reggie Morton's basketball career took him to some of the nation's most historic arenas.

Smoke on the Plains BBQ and Music Festival

Smoke on the Plains BBQ and Music Festival is set from Thursday, June 6 through Saturday, June 8 at High Park, 2801 E. James St. With a new name and.

Karsak's coaching career continues to blossom | Sports

Jodie Karsak checked all the boxes for Lane Lord when he had a spot open on his Wichita Heights staff.

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, ...

Moore takes over as Haven principal | Derby News

Travis Moore will be walking new school hallways for the first time in seven years.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Meet the Wichita Eagle’s 2018-19 All-Metro girls high school basketball team  Wichita Eagle

The final accolade of the 2018-19 Kansas high school basketball season has been announced. Here is The Wichita Eagle's All-Metro high school girls ...

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.

Derby Public Schools staff recognized for years of service

Staff from Derby High School were recognized at the Dec. 11 BOE meeting. Front row, L-R: Cristy Root, 15 years; Kathleen Rundell, 10 years; Saturnina Denney, ...

Foster joining Derby Hall of Fame | Sports

Kara Foster lived for the softball field. It didn't matter if it was her first two home runs she hit when she was 10 years old, helping Derby win three regional titles or ...

Gaston pleads no contest to child sex crime charges

A man accused of sexually assaulting two young girls while working at the downtown Wichita YMCA entered a no-contest plea to two counts of rape Thursday in ...

PRACTICE & PLAY: Adler growing as a student of the game

At 6-foot-3 and 190 pounds, Grant Adler has the quarterback frame that will catch any coach's eye.

Ross leading tradition-rich program at Derby | Winter Sports Guide

Written on the walls of the Derby High School wrestling room are the names of the program's state medalists.

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 ...

USD 260 Department of Special Services Parent Night | Calendar  The Derby Informer

The event will feature informational booths from area organizations such as the Down Syndrome Society of Wichita, Child Start, and the Derby Public Library.

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 ...

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.

Robots star at daylong DHS competition | Derby News

Normally, the Derby High School gym is the site of volleyball, basketball and other athletic endeavors, but on a recent Saturday, there was another type of ...

Multiple accidents result in injuries and one fatality

Area first responders were kept busy on the morning of Aug. 8.

Students bring Run, White & Blue to High Park

The pinnacle event of the Chick-Fil-A Leadership Academy is coming on April 28.

Regional results and recap: Brackets are complete, 30 Wichita area teams won titles  Wichita Eagle

Exactly 30 Wichita area high school baseball, softball and girls soccer teams won 2019 Kansas regional championships in the spring. Here are the final brackets ...

All-Metro Softball: History is made on The Eagle’s 2019 squad as Wichita’s best meet  Wichita Eagle

Three of Augusta's Class 4A champions headline the Wichita Eagle and Varsity Kansas 2019 All-Metro high school softball team, made up of the top players ...

Athletes of the Year: Meet the Eagle’s senior representatives from each high school  Wichita Eagle

The Wichita Eagle and Varsity Kansas have chosen a senior boy and girl representative from each of the Wichita area high schools. Here are the selections.

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.

Green is magic: Evans to be enshrined in Derby HOF

Paul Evans first walked the hallways of Derby schools in the fall of 1966.

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: 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.

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 ...

Veterans Day Ceremonies | Veterans Guide

DERBY. An informal Veterans Day ceremony is scheduled on Monday, Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. at the Derby Area Veterans Memorial Walk of Freedom in Garrett Park.

Week 5 high school football scoreboard for Kansas teams  The Wichita Eagle

We have the schedule and scores from around the Wichita area of Week 5 of high school football here. Northwest hosts Kapaun, and Maize goes to Goddard.

DHS AFJROTC cadets recognized | Derby News

Derby High School AFJROTC students who received Top Performer recognition at a unit inspection last month are pictured above. L-R: Cadet Colonel Sarah ...

Stelljes men share bond on and off the field

The Dec. 30, 2018, trip to Houston, Texas was bittersweet for Spencer Stelljes.

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 ...

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 ...

Misconceptions on both sides of bond issue | Derby News

Supporters of the Vote No for Derby School Bond campaign said the biggest misconception about their group is that it doesn't care about the future of the district.

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