If you combined yoga stretches, inversion therapy and a little bit of Cirque du Soleil, you would have something like the new aerial fitness classes being offered by the Derby Recreation Commission this spring. 

The city of Derby hosted the annual Tree City USA Recognition event on March 23 at Madison Avenue Central Park. During the ceremony, Derby was honored as a Tree City USA – the 30th consecutive year the city has earned the designation.

During the American Legion Family Post 408’s recent birthday celebration, the organization presented its annual Americanism Award to the Derby Informer. The award is given each year “in recognition and sincere appreciation of outstanding services … benefitting our community, state and nation…

Looking to further enhance safety and security at district schools, USD 260 officially made a request in March for the city to fund an additional school resource officer (SRO). The new SRO would support all the elementary schools within the Derby city limits.

Two Derby Recreation Commission employees received state-wide recognition for their impact on the Derby community with awards from the Kansas Recreation and Park Association (KRPA) at its annual conference in February. Youth Sports Director Darren Hornback and Director of IT Rob McDonald.

Over spring break, the Derby Public Library held its second annual World Tour event – allowing area youth and adults to indulge in a cultural staycation by celebrating the Indian tradition of Holi, Festival of Colors.

Following a full investigation of a computer network disruption that impacted the city of Derby starting Jan. 14, the city recently confirmed that a limited amount of information may have been accessed in connection with the incident.

To close out the month of March, the Derby Public Library will host a program on severe weather safety. The program will be presented from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 28 in the Community Room at the library.

Derby Police and local emergency medical services responded to calls of an individual being found unresponsive in a building on Buckner Street the morning of March 16.

The Sedgwick County Emergency Management department will be holding a training weekend for its Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) March 31 through April 2 at Derby Fire Station 81.

After winning the local Firefighter of the Year award in 2022, Derby Fire and Rescue Captain Matt Ludwig was submitted for consideration of further honors by Derby VFW Post 7253. It was announced at the March 14 Derby City Council meeting that Ludwig was also selected as the VFW 2022-2023 Re…

Started last fall, the efforts of a steering committee to update Derby’s zoning and subdivision regulations came before the Planning Commission for review at its most recent meeting in March.

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