Dec 06

2019, A Year to Remember

Posted on December 6, 2019 at 1:21 PM by Kristy Bansemer

The City of Derby’s 150th birthday gave us a good reason to celebrate in 2019. Together, we learned about our history and celebrated our city for growing from its origin in 1869, to a boomtown in the 1950s and 1960s, to today. Derby (pop. 24,000) is now among the 17 largest cities in Kansas.

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Nov 22

Photographers Receive Mayor’s Award

Posted on November 22, 2019 at 10:31 AM by Kristy Bansemer

Over the last four years, I have had the pleasure of choosing recipients of the Mayor’s Award of Excellence. The program was started in 2002 to recognize individuals, families, organizations, or businesses that have contributed significantly to our community.

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Oct 18

Why School Resource Officers?

Posted on October 18, 2019 at 10:36 AM by Kristy Bansemer

Derby Police Department’s School Resource Officers (SROs) start their day by greeting students at their assigned schools with high fives and fist bumps. Guardian, mentor, coach and teacher are but a few roles they play as an SRO.

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