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‘A massive puzzle’: high school master schedule, teacher licensure thrown into disarray by COVID-19

COVID-19 has massively impacted teachers and parents, but it has also upended two key pieces of Derby High School Principal Tim Hamblin’s f… Read more


Lights, camera, action! Derby Children’s Theatre coming this fall

Brylee Elmore has a long history on stage – from high school through college – which led her to start offering music theatre classes at Mul… Read more


District to purchase hotspots for students with limited internet access

The Derby Board of Education last week approved the purchase of 301 Verizon Jetpack mobile internet hotspots. The unlimited data devices ar… Read more


Off to the races at Rock River Rapids

Mythical beasts will fill the lazy river at Derby’s Rock River Rapids next weekend, as the water park prepares to host the first-ever Drago… Read more



Hamblin unveils plan for class schedules

Derby High School Principal Tim Hamblin recently gave an update on the school’s plan for class schedules. Read more


District parents, staff surveyed about COVID-19

The district recently shared the results of a survey sent to Derby staff and parents asking about their preferences for the upcoming school… Read more


Will the 2020 class have a graduation ceremony?

The Derby High School class of 2020’s graduation ceremony may be delayed again — or it may not happen at all. Read more


Howell seeking feedback on township road policy

Following some back and forth in previous meetings, Sedgwick County Commissioner Jim Howell readdressed his intent with the township road p… Read more



Not their first Rodeo

In the market for a new building for some time, once the owners and operators of Club Rodeo found a potential site for relocation the wheel… Read more


Rolling on the River: DRC expanding activities

Once Derby’s Warren Riverview Park opened, it provided a new outlet for activity. The Derby Recreation Commission is now set to take full a… Read more



McFarland set to join Derby’s elite in HOF

Joanna McFarland hung up her Derby jersey in 2009 with no shortage of fanfare. Read more


Shelton ready to open new chapter at Little Rock

It’s hard for Lexie Shelton to accurately describe the last 12 months. Read more


Twins enter final week of regular season

Derby’s fight into the top four of the Sunflower Collegiate League has one week remaining. Read more


Tasha Lynne Adams (Cantrell)

WICHITA – Tasha Lynne Adams (Cantrell), 76, passed away July 25, 2020. A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on August 8 at the … Read more


Mildred (Millie) Ellen White

DERBY – Mildred (Millie) Ellen White, 74, of Derby passed away on May 6, 2020. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Read more


Suzanne Leigh Underwood

Suzanne Leigh Underwood was born in Kansas City, Mo., on December 4, 1966, to Eleanor and Larry Underwood. She grew up with her brother, Pr… Read more



Time to move forward with ARC95

Benjamin Franklin said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” Planning ahead for transportation infrastructure not only preserve… Read more


Dog park countdown

I have run to another city from my home in Derby. Twice. That used to be a more impressive feat, but now that the Hike and Bike path along … Read more

Letter to the Editor

As a staff member in the Derby School District for many years, I take great pride in being a part of a community of educators who go above … Read more

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DRC Kayaking Excursion

Once Derby’s Warren Riverview Park opened, it provided a new outlet for activity. The Derby Recreat… Read more

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The City of Derby is holding a fun, family event to celebrate the arts in Derby. Spring Into Art wi… Read more

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