• Erica Barnes

News for 4/4/2018


Spring Bell Choir Concert

The bell and chime choirs of the Phillipsburg United Methodist Church, St. John Lutheran Church of Kensington, Logan United Methodist Church, Norton United Methodist Church and the Emmanuel Lutheran Church Stuttgart will be presenting a Spring Concert on Sunday, April 15th at 7:00pm at the Huck Boyd Center. The choirs will perform individually and as a group. The concert is free for the public to enjoy.

Thunder Ridge School News

The TRHS KAYS held the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31st. The generous donations of eggs from the local businesses made this event possible and enjoyable for numerous community children. It was rather chilly and all the kids were bundled up in winter coats as it tried to snow on Saturday! But everyone had lots of fun. -Pics by Robin Billings



Back row (l-r): Cameron Grauerholz, Brandon Grauerholz, Brice Hendryx, Joseph Ferguson, Leah Bienhoff, Katelynn Fowler.

Front row (l-r): Madelyn Davis, Maycee Westbrook, “Easter Bunny” Morgan Westbrook, Jonathan Ferguson, Aris Koopratoomsiri, Kennedy Rietzke, Raegan Boden.


Pictured below are the Thunder Ridge Middle School Honor Roll students and other awards.


8th grade Honor Roll students: (in alphabetical order) Dustin Bisnette, TyLynn Blank, Olin Brown, Jonathan Burger, Liam Corbett, Daxton Dunlap, Mariana Escobar Orellana, Paul Ferguson, Abigail Hardacre, Cameron Hendryx, Owen Hrabe, Saige Kirchhoff, JaCea Reece, Kristal Rice, Jaden Stauffer, Susana Torres Jovel


7th grade Honor Roll students: (in alphabetical order) Dalton Bice, Dylan Bice, Cameron Cochrun, Alexis Holling, Tyler Kearn, Max Loyd, Jace Randall, Sydni Rust, Toree Slavik, Kaleb Wagenblast


PE awards: (l-r) Starla Cochrun, Lyndzie Kearn, Ruben Steenkamp


Music awards Back row (l-r): Joshua Ferguson, MacKenna Conaway, Jimmy Escobar Orellana; Front row (l-r): Parker Gitchel, Jenna Barnes

Important Dates:

Thur. 5- MS Track @ Norton 9:30am

Sat. 7- Regional Music

Mon. 9- Early Dismissal @ 2:30pm

Tue. 10- HS Track @ Beloit 3pm

Thur. 12- MS Track @ Logan 10am

Fri. 13- HS Track @ Hill City 3pm

Sat. 14- Prom; 6:30pm Banquet, 8pm Promenade, 9pm Dance

TR HS/GS Menus:

Daily choice with meal: breakfast- milk or juice, fresh/canned fruit, cereal; lunch- Salad, fruits & veggie bar, served daily. *Note: Menus are subject to change.

Wed. 4

Breakfast: French Toast w/syrup

Lunch: Chili, crackers, cinnamon roll, orange smiles

Thur. 5

Breakfast: Breakfast Quesadilla w/salsa

Lunch: Chicken Fillet, sweet potato bites, green beans, biscuit, grapes

Fri. 6

Breakfast: Breakfast Bar

Lunch: Mac & Cheese, meatball, peas, apple wedges, dinner roll (9-12), chocolate chip cookie (9-12)

Mon. 9

Breakfast: Mini Cinnis

Lunch: Ham & Cheese on Bun, hashbrown tri tater, grapes

Tues. 10

Breakfast: Pancake/Sausage stick w/syrup

Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza, orange smiles, cheese sticks (9-12)

Wed. 11

Breakfast: Breakfast Sliders

Lunch: Taco Burger, refried beans, chips & salsa (9-12), half-a-banana

United Church Spaghetti Dinner

Please plan to attend Camp All 4 Luv Lunch Sunday, April 8th, from 11:30am-12:45pm. Located in the United Church basement, the youth will be serving a menu of: Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce (gluten free option available), Green Beans, French Bread, and Dessert. Free will donations accepted for the youth camp fund and other youth events. There is an elevator for those who cannot use the stairs.

American Legion

Friday Night Special -serving 6:00-8:30pm- April 6th:

This Friday at the American Legion in Kensington we will be having manicotti, tossed salad with dressing of your choice, junk yard fruit salad, and a bread stick. (If you liked the lasagna, you'll enjoy the manicotti) our dessert wii be better than anything cake. We'd love to fix you a take out order or reserve a table for your party by calling 785.476.3204. See you Friday!

We'd also like to remind everyone that we can offer you a place for those bridal showers, baby showers, graduation party, and family reunions. We can set the bar area up any way you need to make it quaint and comfortable. It's less expensive to rent for smaller crowds. Time is valuable so let's us help you decorate and do the cooking for you. Ample parking available. Give us a call so we can get it on our calendar!

Kensington Library News

Nora Rhoades from Post Rock Extension will provide another great Brainy Babies program on Monday evening, April 16th, starting at 5:15pm. Brainy Babies is for parents and children ages birth to 3 years. Please call the library to RSVP at 785-476-2219. Also, mark your calendars for the upcoming BOGO Book Fair, April 23-27. We will hold a Family Night on Monday, April 23rd serving Root Beer Floats to kick-off summer reading. Come enjoy a sweet treat and stock up on great books at buy-one-get-one-free prices!

Weekly Inspiration

Overthinking is the biggest cause of our unhappiness. Keep yourself occupied. Keep your mind off things that don’t help you. Think positive.

It’s time to just be happy. Being angry, sad and overthinking isn’t worth it anymore. Just let things flow. Be positive.

Don’t wait for things to get easier, simpler, better. Life will always be complicated. Learn to be happy right now. Otherwise, you’ll run out of time.


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