The events will be casual and in Derby .... both evenings... There is no registration and no up-front fee. Come and have fun!
Like the 40th reunion, we will have a "come as you" are get-together around 7 PM Friday night at the bowling alley....Derby Family Entertainment Center. There will be league bowlers there that night, but we will pretty much have the sports bar area to ourselves... It closes at 12:30 AM
Derby plays football Friday night in Newton, so the whole town may be fairly quiet....
On Saturday, we will get together at 6:30 PM at a new sports bar the east side of Derby... Madrocks, just east of Madison and Rock Road. Again, it's casual.... Madrocks has reserved seating for us... and they have a great menu....
For those of you who haven't been back in while, Derby has grown up a lot in the last 10 years or so....the city has mostly grown to the east across Rock Road and many of the businesses have moved east.
We now have a Hampton Inn on Rock Road at the north end of town....
There's a new City Building, and a new library..... A second middle school is under construction north of 63rd on Rock Road.... and the current Middle School (our old DSHS) is undergoing major re-construction - additions.
No other firm plans at this point... We wanted to leave time for you to see the area and catch up with friends / classmates.
We are looking into a tour of our old high school, and also the Derby Historical Museum (the old Derby Grade School building).
Hope to see you there!
Dick Baumgartner working in the chemistry / physics lab. Notice the sign on the wall. "LABORATORY - Use the first 5 letters, not the last 7."
The smiling face of Scott Sturm.
Dave Summer explains a physics problem to Mike Everhart (as I recall, what we were discussing had nothing to do with physics)
|Dave Polk looks up in awe at something?
|Lee Lawrence and Mike Everhart hitting the books
|Mike Jensen working on a chemistry problem.
|Senior class officers: Scott Sturm, Jane Miller, David Hamilton and Earl Haskins.
|David Welch found a place to study in the hall.
|David Whitcomb and Teresa New enjoyed the homecoming dance.
|Alan Tibbetts and David Summer worked experiments in Senior Physics... um, making stuff that wasn't in the textbook.
|Karen Kenslow, Mike Leary and Rodd Jones tried on gowns for graduation....
|Larry Faucett, Scott Sturm and Judy McReynolds dissect a frog in Senior Biology
|Officers of the Student Council were Francey Sampson, Ben Aguilera, Chuck Townsend and Bob Shields.
|Linda Valdois attempted to smash the car at the car bash.
of the Future Business Leaders of America were Connie Robinson, Carole
Ast, Rona Rhodes, Marsha Jacobs and Judy Christiansen.
|Language Club officers were Jon Krenytzky, Scott Johnson, Lyn Shirlow, and Greg Mayfield.
|National Honor Society officers were Scott Sturm, Carol Maxwell, Jane Miller and Bill Van Arsdale.
|National Forensic League officers were Bob Shields, Judy McReynolds and Bill Van Arsdale.
|Thespian Club officers were Zirita Parrish, Sue McCluggage, Linda Dewey and Judy Keller.
|Radio Club officers were Mike Jensen, John Banbury and David Summer
|Officers of the Art Club were Rodd Jones, Joy Thomas, Connie Crook and Karen Kenslow.
|Science Club officers were Mike Everhart, David Polk, Mike Wilson and Connie Riley.
|Pam Horn transferred bacteria into a test tube.... and I still remember the chicken experiment!
|D-Club officers were Roger Thoma, Jack Kirkpatrick, Scott Sturm and Earl Haskins.
|Cheerleaders were Vicky Smith, Francey Sampson, Carol Maxwell, Linda Valdois, Linda Deason, Gayle Griffiths and Suzee Zundel.
|Girls Gym Team:
FAR LEFT: Carolyn Michau and Meribeth Wise perform a thigh mount.
LEFT: Sandi Welch, Suzee Zundel, Linda Ballinger and Linda Valdois performed a routine on the balance beam.
|Madrigal Singers Bob Smalley, Kerry Gray and Lonny Wright practiced for a television appearance.
Basketball Team: (L-R) Bob Hamilton, Andy Yankowski, Bill Hand, Danny
Gaskin, Bill Grover, Roger Thoma, Dave Hamilton and Jack Kirkpatrick.
|The caption here was "Students created beauty through sculpture," but yo have to wonder what Mike Leary was up to????
|JUST FOR FUN: Going back to the 1963 yearbook, we find:
Junior Class officers - Dick Baumgartner, Wally Cairns, Jane Miller and Lanette Bontrager...
and the Class Ring Committee: Back Row - Jack Kirkpatrick, Danny
Gaskin, Tom Thornbrugh. Front Row - Lanette Bontrager, Jane Miller, Ben
Aguilera, Wally Cairns, Carol Maxwell adn Linda Doramus.
| And a photo of the original Cat Woman, caught breaking and entering.... Myke Allison...
July 5, 2014 Update - CHECK OUT THE NEW PICTURES OF OUR OLD SCHOOL
The date for the 50th Reunion of the Derby High School Class of 1964 is set for October 3-5, 2014.
Other arrangements still need to be made, but you can put the date on your calendar for planning purposes.
I've been in contact (email and phone with quite a few classmates.... so it looks like the interest level is high.
I'll be trying to contact as many people as I can, and will put this on
our official Class of 1964, web page but please feel free to share.. My
email is still:
|The Derby Senior High School Class of 1964 held reunions in 1974,
1979, 1984 and 1989. We did not have reunions in 1994 and 1999. As I remember them, they
were the "Hectic Years" as parents with our kids going through their teenage
years, learning to drive, dating, entering college, etc. When I realized that I had lost
contact with many of the Class of 1964, I thought it might be a good idea to start
getting in touch with classmates well before the time for our 40 Year Class Reunion.
We had our 40 year reunion in August, 2004; the turn-out was better than in 1989 and by all accounts, the reunion was a big success... and certainly a lot of fun. I want thank everyone who contributed and everyone who attended... it was great seeing all of you! The general consensus was that it had been TOO long.. and that we would do it again in 2009 (didn't happen). See you in 2014!
You can contact me (Mike Everhart) at this email address or 316-788-1354 (Yes, I'm still in Derby)
Paul Thomas (Tommy) Thornbrugh (BA 1968)
Emporia State University Distinguished Alumnus Award
Thornbrugh is Presiding Judge of Division IV of the Oklahoma Court of
Civil Appeals. In a distinguished career in both private practice and on
the bench, Thornbrugh has been committed to ensuring citizens receive fair
treatment under the law. Before his district court appointment, Thornbrugh
spent more than 20 years in private law practice in Tulsa, also serving as
a legislative advisor for U.S. Senator, Dewey Bartlett (R-Okla).
READ ISAAC ASIMOV'S PREDICTIONS FOR 2014 FROM WAY BACK IN 1964..... Spooky!
An alphabetical listing of classmates and their email addresses (Last update 08/31/2011)
LATEST ADDITION / Tommy Thornbrugh appointed Court of Appeals Judge (Sept. 2011)
If you have photos that you would like to contribute to this web site, please contact Mike Everhart
A collection of pictures before, during and after High School - Please send yours!
Click here for pictures from the 40 Year Class Reunion (2004) - Mixer
Click here for pictures from the 40 Year Class Reunion (2004) - Dinner
Another group of reunion pictures from Don Rolison (12/28/2007)
Click here to see the group photo from the 25 Year Class Reunion (1989)
Don't recognize everyone? Go here: (25th reunion group photo names)
Click here to see the group photo from the 20 Year Class Reunion (1984)
Click here to see recent pictures of the old Derby Schools
The way we
were... uh, are.
Click here to remember: add your memories to the list
DSHS high school humor and other memories from the Class of 1964
THE DERBY HIGH SCHOOL
WALL OF HONOR - VIETNAM WAR
NEW "Do you remember these?" with the Statler Brothers
Ever attend a class reunion? Read on...
Lots of Nostalgia: Yesterdayland
Baby boomer humor:
Remember the Burma Shave road signs?
Older than Dirt
The Generation Gap
How did we survive?
Old Geezer Test
"I double dog dare you..... "
Close your eyes.....and go back....
Remember when? (another version- added 10/21/01)
What a difference 30 years can make!!!
How old does this make you feel?
How old are you REALLY?????
You can contact me (Mike Everhart) at:
this email address
This page was started: 07/01/2000; Last updated 01/30/2010