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Upcoming Reunions

Class of 1968, 1969
Title: DHS 68-69 Combined “50th” Class Reunion
Venue: The Round Barn
Date: September 28th, 2018
(ending September 28th, 2018)
Details: Jacket/sweater might be appropriate to bring—inside/outside events—145605a6fd4aa22dd15ad57684d4d9872 more details soon—145605a6fd4aa22dd15ad57684d4d9872 “SAVE THE DATE” of SEPTEMBER 28th & 29th, 2018 for the DHS ‘68-‘69 COMBINED “50th” CLASS REUNION in Hometown, DERBY, KANSAS, USA!

Past Reunions

Class of 1980
Title: Derby Senior High Class of 1980 Reunion 35 years later
Event 1: Derby Senior High Class Of 1980 Reunion 35 Years Later
Venue: Derby Senior High Football field
Date: September 25th, 2015 6:00pm
(ending September 26th, 2015 12:00am)
RSVP By: August 31st, 2015
Address: 925 E Madison Ave , Derby , , 67037
Details: Welcome to the Derby High School class of 1980’s 35th class reunion. On Friday Sept 25th, we will meet at the Derby High School Football Stadium at 6pm for a home game. The game will start at 7pm. After the game, you will have two choices for continued conversations with your long lost classmates. First is The Boswell Compound which is located down by the river at 701 S. Buckner in Derby. Bring your coolers along for whatever you may want to drink. Or if you are not the outdoorsy type, you may choose to go to Madrocks Sports Bar instead located at 1821 East Madison in Derby
Saturday Sept 26th we will meet at the Lange Derby Community Center from 5pm to Midnight. It is Located at 844 N. Baltimore in Derby. We will be serving Pig In Pig Out Barbeque for dinner at approximately 6pm. This is a BYOB event.
For those who will be needing hotel accommodations, we have reserved a block of rooms at the Hampton Inn in Derby, Located at 1701 Cambridge. Phone number is 316-425-7900. They have given us a discounted rate. A single queen room is $99 and double queen room is $109. They serve a full free breakfast. Just let them know you are with the Derby High School 35th class reunion.
There is a $15.00 charge per person for this event. This will cover food and community center rental fees.
RSVP is requested by August 31st, 2015. Send email confirmation to annnewkold@yahoo.com or d.hill10@cox.net.
Payments can be made by mailing a check made out to Daphne Hill @ 225 Lauber Lane, Derby KS 67037 or through a paypal account to annnewkold@yahoo.com
Payments should be received by September 11th 2015.
For question or concerns you may contact
Annette Newkold 316-217-8641, Daphne Kennedy Hill 316-250-9653 or
Deena Sorensen Rutter 316-788-6752
Panthers for Life! Green is Magic!
Event 2: Derby Senior High Class Of 1980 Reunion 35 Years Later
Venue: Visit schools
Date: September 26th, 2015
Details: We are planning on a tour of Our High School and the New high school also it possible Our Junior high.
Event 3: Derby Senior High Class Of 1980 Reunion 35 Years Later
Venue: Lange Derby Community Center
Date: September 26th, 2015 5:00pm
(ending September 26th, 2015 12:00am)
RSVP By: August 31st, 2015
Address: 844 N. Baltimore , Derby , , 67037
Details: Saturday Sept 26th we will meet at the Lange Derby Community Center from 5pm to Midnight. It is Located at 844 N. Baltimore in Derby. We will be serving Pig In Pig Out Barbeque for dinner at approximately 6pm. This is a BYOB event.
For those who will be needing hotel accommodations, we have reserved a block of rooms at the Hampton Inn in Derby, Located at 1701 Cambridge. Phone number is 316-425-7900. They have given us a discounted rate. A single queen room is $99 and double queen room is $109. They serve a full free breakfast. Just let them know you are with the Derby High School 35th class reunion.
There is a $15.00 charge per person for this event. This will cover food and community center rental fees.
RSVP is requested by August 31st, 2015. Send email confirmation to annnewkold@yahoo.com or d.hill10@cox.net.
Payments can be made by mailing a check made out to Daphne Hill @ 225 Lauber Lane, Derby KS 67037 or through a paypal account to annnewkold@yahoo.com
Payments should be received by September 11th 2015.
For question or concerns you may contact
Annette Newkold 316-217-8641, Daphne Kennedy Hill 316-250-9653 or
Deena Sorensen Rutter 316-788-6752
Panthers for Life! Green is Magic!
Class of 1960
Title: Class of 1960 Friday night mixer
Event 1: Saturday Historical Derby Museum Tour
Venue: Derby Historical Museum
Date: March 9th, 2015 10:00am
Address: Derby Grade School (red brick) , Derby , , 67037
Details: The red brick building which was Derby Grade School is now the home of Derby's Historical Museum. Thanks to Charles Hubbard for agreeing to open up for our group.
Event 2: Friday Mixer For Class Of 1960
Venue: Derby VFW
Date: May 8th, 2015 5:00pm
Address: 101 S. Baltimore , Derby , , 67037
Details: This Friday Mixer is a chance to catch up with each other! Each person attending this casual evening will order and pay for their own items. Thanks to Larry Kirkham for these arrangements.
Event 3: 1960 Social And Fellowship Time
Venue: Jeff Lange Realty Community Room
Date: May 9th, 2015
Address: 844 N. Baltimore , Derby , , 67037
Details: Please invite those of other classes to come by and join us after the Alumni Banquet Saturday evening. We have the use of the Community Room for social time until midnight. Soft drinks and coffee will be provided: otherwise, BYOB. Thanks to Dick Gregory, Morris Nelson, and Larry Kirkham for these arrangements.
Event 4: 1960 Wynnewood Cellars Winery Tour
Venue: Wynnewood Cellars Winery
Date: May 9th, 2015 1:30pm
Address: 951 E. 119th St. South , Peck , , 67120
Details: The winery is close to the Kansas Casino west of Mulvane, KS at I-35.
The tour is free for tasting 5 wines. Purchase of their specialty wines is not required.
Event 5: Derby High School Alumni Banquet
Venue: Derby High School Commons Area
Date: May 9th, 2015 5:00pm
RSVP By: May 9th, 2015
Address: 920 N. Rock Road , Derby , , 67037
Details: Make reservation and, if possible, pay ahead of time with reservation. Make Check to Derby Alumni Association and mail to Kelly Herring, 1141 Bodine Dr., Derby, KS 67037 (316-788-7829). A social hour at 5:00 p.m. is followed by the buffet meal served at 6:00 p.m. This yearly event is attended by alumni from all DHS classes.
Class of 1959
Title: Class of 1959
Venue: Sixth Grade Center
Date: October 18th, 2014 6:00pm
(ending October 19th, 2014 10:00pm)
Address: E. Madison , Derby ,
Class of 1979
Title: Class of 1979 35 Year Reunion
Venue: Warren Farm
Date: July 25th, 2014 6:00pm
RSVP By: July 18th, 2014
Details: What: Class of ’79 35th Reunion
When: Friday, July 25, 2014, 6:00 PM
Where: The Warren Farm
Food: BBQ and trimmings, keg will be provided
What to bring: Side dish to share, BYOB if you want something other than beer, soft drinks, etc. Plates, plasticware, napkins, cups, ice, etc. will all be provided
Cost: Here’s where it gets good—donations only! Just chip into the donations jar during our reunion. No pressure, we want everyone to join back together and relive old (I mean “really old”) memories. We know the past few years have been hard on a lot of folks, but this is a time for us all to have fun and nobody needs to worry about cost. SO NO EXCUSES!!
Music: Cindy's husband Steve has graciously offered to burn CDs of our favorite rock music from our high school years, need someone to volunteer a stereo and speakers we can easily set up (I hate to date myself with words like "Boom Box" but that thought comes to mind).
What else: Billy Wenzel, Class of ’79 Golf Director, is setting up some tee times for Saturday morning the 26th (please, not too early) for those interested, and I believe others are planning some side outings that we will continue to gather details on and get out to everyone. Also, Friday Sandy is organizing a reserved area for our class at Marrocks, just south of the high school on Rock Rd.
Head count: Let Mike Read know if you are planning to attend the Friday BBQ so he can plan for the meat, michael.e.read@nasa.gov, and if you are interested in golf Saturday you can let him know that also and he will pass along to Bill.

Your ROC (Reunion Organizing Committee

Michelle Dakes Palmer, Cindy Swaney Niedens, Sandy Bade, Mike Read, Billie Wenzel
All Classes
Title: Derby High School Alumni Annual Banquet
Venue: Derby High School Commons
Date: May 3rd, 2014 5:00pm
Address: 920 N Rock Rd , Derby , , 67037
Details: Send reservations to:
Kelly L Herring
1141 Bodine Dr
Derby KS 67037
$13.00 Per person
Deadline: April 28, 2014
Class of 1968, 1969
Title: 1968 & 1969 Class Reunion
Venue: Undetermined
Date: June 6th, 2014
(ending June 6th, 2014)
Details: Please check website www.dhs6869.com for updates on the reunion.
Respond as soon as possible. Reunion will be June 6 & 7th. Web site will be updated regularly.
Class of 1983
Title: Derby High School Class of 1983 - 30 Year Reunion
Event 1: Derby High School Class Of 1983 - 30 Year Reunion - Homecoming Parade
Venue: Derby Parade Route
Date: October 17th, 2013
(ending October 18th, 2013)
Details: The 2013 Homecoming Parade is Thursday evening. We are hoping to have a float in the parade, if we can get enough people to help put one together. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Lisa Kersting Crittenden, Laura Cary Branstetter, Janice Roberts Williamson, or Mark Staats.
Event 2: Derby High School Class Of 1983 30 Year Reunion - Homecoming Football Game & After Party
Venue: Panther Stadium and Little Busters
Date: October 18th, 2013 7:00pm
Details: We'll be cheering on the Derby Panthers at the 2013 Homecoming game at Panther Stadium. Afterwards we'll celebrate the victory (!) and the Class of '83 at Little Busters at the corner of K-15 and Madison. No cover or reservations needed for the after party - you can order off the menu at Little Busters.
Event 3: Derby High School Class Of 1983 30 Year Reunion - Tour Of Our High School And Junior High School
Venue: Derby Middle School (formerly DHS)
Date: October 19th, 2013 9:00am
RSVP By: October 15th, 2013
Address: 801 E. Madison , Derby , , 67037
Details: Please come to the Auditorium doors for entry. Our high school and junior high will be open for the Class of '83 to tour and check out all the changes. This may be your last chance to walk through our junior high school as it will be razed in 2015. We'll have coffee and doughnuts available. Class of '83 alum, parents, and former teachers are all invited.
Event 4: Derby High School Class Of 1983 30 Year Reunion - Social Time/party
Venue: Cessna Activity Center
Date: October 19th, 2013 7:00pm
RSVP By: October 15th, 2013
Address: 2744 S. George Washington Blvd. , Wichita , , 67210
Details: Let's get together to catch up with one another, re-tell stories of those great ol' high school days, enjoy some music and time with classmates. BYOB, and bring a snack to share if you'd like. Donations will be taken at the door to help cover the cost of the facility. We can celebrate 'til midnight, then the party will have to move elsewhere.
Class of 1978
Title: Class of 1978 Reunion - 35 year
Venue: Classmate's Private Home
Date: October 11th, 2013 7:00pm
(ending October 12th, 2013)
Details: ALL DERBY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1978 ALUMNI
35 YEAR REUNION INFORMATION

Are you ready for some reminiscing? It’s been 35 years since we walked those hallowed halls of Derby Senior High School and we will be celebrating on Friday, October 11th and Saturday, October 12th, 2013.

Friday evening, October 11th, we plan to gather at the football stadium to watch Derby defeat Hutch! GO PANTHERS!! The game starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 (adult) and $4 (student). During the game, ’76 Derby graduate, Duane Howard, and several others will be honored as the 2013 Derby Athletic Hall of Fame inductees. An after-game event is planned as well.

A 9 a.m. breakfast at Village Inn in Derby will start the Saturday, October 12th events followed by a golf tournament at Hidden Lakes Golf Course with first tee off at 11 a.m. The day will conclude with our main event starting at 4:00 p.m.

Plan to join us for this weekend of good food, great fun, and catching up with former classmates and friends.

For location information and more detail on other events contact: Michael Hebert via email at 78panthers@cox.net. Also, check out our Facebook page Derby Senior High School Class of 1978.
Class of 1963
Title: Class of 63's 50th reunion.
Venue: Fri evening 6 till 11 PM at Keglers Grill and Bar, inside Derby Bowl 444S. Baltimore Dr. - Cash bar and Appetizers.
Date: June 14th, 2013
Details: Sat. 6-15 Appx. 9 AM golf at Derby G&CC 2600 Triple Creek Dr., Derby $25.includes golf and cart. Need number of players to make tee times. Lunch at Pizza John's 12:30 . Pay your own bill. Marriott Hotel, East Kellogg Happy hr 6 PM buffett meal with cash bar. cost is $40. per person. Sent money to Karon Lawson Ramirez . Panther Tales cost $12. must know how many to have printed....
All Classes
Title: DHS All Alumni Banquet
Venue: DHS Commons 920 N Rock Rd Derby KS
Date: May 4th, 2013
Details: Mail check with reservations to: Kelly Herring 1141 Bodine Dr Derby KS 67037 List your graduation year and guests if applicable.
All Classes
Title: DHS Alumnae Banquet
Venue: DHS High School on Rock Road
Date: May 4th, 2013
Details: '62 reserved a conference room at the Hampton Inn 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Coffee, water, soda pop, great memories!!!
All Classes
Title: DHS Alumni Banquet
Venue: DHS Commons
Date: May 12th, 2012
Details: Guests are welcome. Social starts at 4:00---Banquet begins at 6:00. This is the 50th year for 1962 & we want to see your
Class of 1972
Title: Derby High School 72', Derby, Ks
Venue: Not set yet, check back later,
Date: Undetermined
Details: We need your address
Class of 1957
Title: Derby High School, KS, Class of 1957 Reunion
Venue: Derby High School, Derby, KS
Date: May 12th, 2012
Details: Please contact Judy Means Franksen with your current contact information, i.e. mail address, e-mail address, phone number.
Class of 1971
Title: DHS Class of '71 Reunion
Venue: Friday night will be a mixer at: - - Hidden Lakes Golf Course - 6020 S. Greenwich Road - Derby, KS 67037 - - This is firm now. A deposit has been paid for Friday night. - - We are booked for the Warren Family Farm for Saturday's event. - -
Date: July 1st, 2011
Class of 1971
Title: DHS Class of '71 Reunion
Venue: Warren Family Farm 9119 E. 95th Street SouthFriday night will be a mixer at:Hidden Lakes Golf Course6020 S. Greenwich RoadDerby, KS 67037This is a firm tentative for right now.We are booked for the Farm for Saturday's event. Estimated cost for weekend: $4
Date: July 1st, 2011
Class of 1999
Title: Class of 1999 Reunion
Venue: Holiday Inn
Date: June 25th, 2010
Details: Tickets will be cheaper until May. May and Beyond they will be offered at a raised price! Itinerary is JUNE 25th, 2010 Friday night a mixer at a bar in Derby JUNE 26th, 2010 Saturday 11-2 Family Picnic $5 for adults $3 for kids Saturday night 6pm-midnight Class of 1999 Bash at Holiday Inn. $45 dollars a person in Advance!!!! *Cash Bar *Food Provided *BUFFET WHICH INCLUDES 2 ENTREES, 2 STARCHES, 4 SALADS, AND COFFEE, TEA AND A DESSERT THAT IS CHEF's CHOICE . Also for you out of towners. Rooms will be available for $89 dollars a room. You can call the Holiday Inn to reserve them. (316)686-7131 You will need to tell them you are with the Class of 1999 as we have some rooms blocked off so we can continue the party if we choose to!!! :) We are wanting to have some type of dedication for those who are in the armed forces and those who have passed away. We would love for people to send in pictures. WE THUS FAR HAVE RECEIVED NO PICTURES and only ONE INQUIRY! We also of course want to have a slide who of some sort that has pictures from high school as we all love memories. We are needing pictures sent in for this. We prefer digital which could be sent to classof1999reunion@ymail.com However, if you would like you can send in a photo to the PO BOX listed below. We can not guarantee these to be returned but we will have them in envelopes at the reunion to be returned. Regarding Tickets you may purchase them online via PAYPAL on the website that has been created www.derby1999reunion.webs.com or you may mail a check payable to: CLASS OF 1999 to CLASS OF 1999 PO BOX 1154 Derby KS 67037 In summary Tickets in Advance are $45 a person for the Saturday night event. $5 an adult for Picnic and $3 for kids for picnic. Thanks so much. You can always contact us via email at Classof1999reunion@ymail.com
Class of 1990
Title: Derby 20 Year Class Reunion
Venue: October 1st - Derby High School Football Night - October 2nd - Warren Farm / Derby Bowl
Date: October 2nd, 2010
Details: Friday Evening Oct 1st - Meeting for Derby Football Game, then to Madrocks. Sat, Oct 2nd - Class Photo, Picnic in Afternoon at Warren Farm, and Derby Bowling at night with Pizza Johns pizza being served
Class of 1960
Title: The Class of '60 Celebrates 50
Venue: June 4-6, 2010 is set for the Class of 1960 of Derby High School to celebrate 50 years since our graduation. Friday and Saturday events take place at the Hotel at Old Town in Wichita, KS, and on Sunday, a brunch and school tours in Derby. More details l
Date: June 4th, 2010
Details: One mailing (3 different pages) has gone out already with general information. Please e-mail Kay if we missed you with that one, or note the forms attached below for your access. A second, more detailed mailing will be sent out during January, 2010. Plan for the first weekend in June!!!!
Class of 1989
Title: Class of 89 Totally Awesome 80's 20 year reunion!
Venue: Friday night at Watson park - Saturday night at Derby Bowl
Date: September 25th, 2009
Details: Host: Class of 89 reunion committee Location: Derby, KS 67037 US When: Friday, September 25, 6:00PM It's our 20 year reunion and you're invited... dude! September 25th & 26th Friday the 25th- Family Picnic at Watson Park 6-10 PM Come hungry we will be having burgers and dogs just like you used to get at Derby Days & grilled by our very own "Ronnie" Johnson. Plus lots of activities and fun for the kids and the kid in you! Saturday the 26th- Where else, but the Derby Bowling Alley from 7p-Midnight A totally radical night of cosmic bowling, pizza (from none other than Pizza John's), live band, entertainment and more. Come dressed to impress, dressed in 80's attire, or dressed casual... just come dressed! (This is an adult function) Registration deadline is August 31st. Long story short WE NEED YOUR MONEY to make this happen. So please don't delay. $50/person will get you into both events, whether you attend both or not, so just come to both...what are you, square? Kids are free. Payment options- paypal or check made out to and sent to Jerry Hawkins 401 Fiddlers Creek, Valley Center, KS 67147 Paypal to: Jerry.Hawkins@juno.com Accomodations at the Hamton Inn in Derby are in the works... YES! Derby totally has a hotel. This hotel is opening soon. We will post more information as we get it to make arrangements. Other options in Wichita: Marriot 316-681-0333 Holiday Inn Select 316-686-7131 Hotel Old Town 316-267-4800 Hyatt 316-293-1234 For the official invite to be sent to you email amy at the address below.
Class of 1974
Title: Derby Class of 1974 Reunion
Venue: Warren Farm - (95th Street South between Rock Road and Webb Rd.
Date: July 24th, 2009
Details: July 24th and 25th at Warren Farm. Ice breaker on Friday with finger food for $5.00. Casino Night Saturday with BBQ for $20.00. Send your RSVP's and money to 6730 Eagle Drive, Derby, Kansas 67037.
Class of 1984
Title: Derby High School Class of 84 Reunion
Venue: Hotel at OldTown - 830 E. First - Wichita, KS 67202
Date: August 8th, 2009
Details: Send checks made payable to Class of 1984 - TeddiAnne Krehbiel 7604 O'Neil Wichita, KS 67212 Rooms are available at a discount rate of - $116 - Queen $126 - King Tell them you are with the Derby Class of 1984 Reservations can be made by calling 877-265-3869 or www.hotel@oldtown.com
Class of 1979
Title: Class of 1979 30 year reunion
Venue: The Warren Farm
Date: August 1st, 2009
Details: Plans are still in work, but plan on an afternoon/evening function, food, beer, DJ, etc. Send you email address to Mike Read at contact address to make sure you are added to future notices about our 30th reunion!
Class of 1968, 1969
Title: DHS '68-'69
Venue: @ Tom Rusher's on Fri, 6/5/09 in Derby, Ks - $10.00/person - @ Kansas Aviation Museum, Sat, 6/6/09 in - Wichita, Ks. $25.00/person - Mail RVSP/money: DHS 68-69, P.O. Box 0666 - Derby, Ks. 67037-0666
Date: June 5th, 2009
Details: Will post finishing details of both days activities when finalized.......in the works......Sat. a.m. 6/6/09......a Trolley Tour of Derby, tour of both new and old High Schools, etc.....planning to have 8 lanes of bowling available at Derby Bowl for Trolley Tour start & ending site.....more info to come.
Class of 1989
Title: 20 year reunion
Venue: Event being planned stay tunned for updates!
Date: Undetermined

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