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Derby Fire and Rescue looking to update equipment

Part of of the Derby Fire Department’s request for the 2022 budget centered on equipment that will update its capabilities – both in terms … Read more


Derby PD looking to enhance crime reduction efforts

Within the past year, the Derby Police Department has taken measures to try and address the rising trends of theft seen in the area. The in… Read more


Vintage Bank opens branches in Mulvane, Rose Hill

Operating in south central Kansas for more than a century, community banking institution Vintage Bank recently expanded into the area – ope… Read more


BBQ competitor goes all-out to be all-in

Derby native Corey Aurell does not do anything halfway – whether it’s his job as a new-construction inspector, his custom woodworking busin… Read more



Derby schools launching pilot program to track buses, bus riders

Derby Public Schools is moving forward with a new pilot security program to keep track of not only buses, but student bus riders as well. Read more


Q&A: Gov. Kelly talks transportation, STAR bonds and more

Gov. Laura Kelly spoke with the Informer on May 25 for a 15-minute interview over the phone. Topics discussed included transportation and walkability, wages, economic development and more.  Read more


Derby police captain retiring after 26 years

After 26 years at the Derby Police Department, Captain Kevin Jones will retire in June. Read more


Derby schools, DRC to contest high gas bills

Both the Derby Recreation Commission and Derby Public Schools are joining a coalition to protest high gas bills accrued during extreme cold weather in February. Read more



Former Derby resident wins $100k Bush Foundation fellowship

A former Derby resident is one of 24 people selected for a prestigious business fellowship. Read more


Kansas lawmakers want to keep cocktails to go

TOPEKA (AP) – The state that made saloon smasher Carrie Nation famous is moving to allow people to get beer and cocktails to go after the c… Read more



Stellar pitching staff fueling Panthers’ success

With a berth to the Class 6A state tournament earned with a run-rule regional championship victory, the Derby baseball team now has one thi… Read more


Derby girls swimming wraps up season in Topeka

Facing some challenging competition in the final meet of the season, Panthers swim coach Jimmy Adams noted his girls may have had their eye… Read more


Derby baseball punches ticket to 6A state tournament

Forced to play the waiting game due to weather, the Panther baseball team left no doubt when it finally got the chance to earn a return tri… Read more


Lady Panthers looking to keep state softball streak alive

With the season dwindling down, regionals are right around the corner for Derby’s softball team, which is 15-5. The goal for the Panthers i… Read more


Donna Clark (Standrich)

SHAWNEE - Donna Clark (Standrich) 84, passed away May 19, 2021.  She raised her family and lived in Derby until retiring.  Services at Oliv… Read more

Kendra Jill Hollis

DERBY - Kendra Jill Hollis, 55, died Sunday, May 23, 2021.  Memorial Service: 1:00 pm, Saturday, June 5, 2021 at Harvest Church, 230 W Fern… Read more


Shirley Jean (Sanders) Haldeman

DERBY – Shirley Jean (Sanders) Haldeman, 86, formerly of Abilene, passed away Saturday, May 29, 2021. Read more



OPINION: Learning in mind and body

Here at the library, one of our goals is to help people find new books to read, or new activities to try. Over the past several years, we’v… Read more


OPINION: A Derby summer

As I write this, the sun is shining and the air is warm and muggy with humidity. In short, it finally feels like summer, and summer means f… Read more


OPINION: COVID a likely sticking point in Derby BOE elections

With the filing deadline now past, this year’s race for the Derby Board of Education is set and will no doubt be an interesting one.I’m sur… Read more

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