Leading her final meeting with the Derby City Council on Nov. 23, there were bound to be some kind words and well-wishes shared on behalf of city manager Kathy Sexton. The level of pomp and circumstance quickly escalated, though, as Sexton was surprised with the Kansas Association of City/Co…


After COVID forced its cancellation last year, Christmas in the Park is back in 2021, with the jam-packed holiday event to be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 11 in Madison Avenue Central Park.

At the Nov. 22 Board of Education meeting, Principal Tim Hamblin recognized the Derby High School AFJROTC for the work they do at Derby Public Schools and in the community. The group contributes hundreds of volunteer and community service hours each year and is a wonderful example to other s…

At the Nov. 22 Board of Education meeting, Derby High School staff were recognized for their years of service at Derby Public Schools, including (10 years) Kelley Baney, Col. Michael Dillard, Cindy Edwards, Brett Flory, Eric Hendrick, Jenni Johnson, Tyler Morris, Chris Pinaire, Lori Schock, …

In every parade, someone has to lead the route – a duty that traditionally falls to the grand marshal. While that role is assigned as more of a symbolic, honorary gesture, the grand marshal is front and center during the community staple – like Derby’s annual Christmas parade.


Once it’s time for Christmas to take centerstage, there’s one tradition in Derby that has come to signal the start of the holiday season – the annual tree lighting.


The U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) recently awarded a five-year, $1 million grant to Derby Public Schools, with funding coming from its Military Connected Student Academic and Support competitive grant program. Derby USD 260 serves a a significant number of military-co…


The city of Derby is planning to host a community open house centered around the proposed final phase of development currently being considered for the STAR bond district. The open house will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at The Venue in Madison Avenue Central Park.

Following on the heels of the wastewater treatment facility master plan presented earlier this year, the Derby City Council took the first steps toward enacting that plan at its Nov. 9 meeting, authorizing an agreement for phase one design services with Professional Engineering Consultants (…

The Derby High School marching band looked to the skies for inspiration for the theme of this season’s show. The theme “Heavy Metal” highlighted the aviation history in the area. The show featured a prop aircraft that flew at the pinnacle of the performance.

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