• Erica Barnes

News for 2/19/2020


Feb. 13th signing- Riggs Reneberg committed to the McPherson Bulldogs Baseball Team. Pictured with Riggs are his parents Jamie and Sandi Reneberg, Mr. Don Wiens and Smith County Blueraiders Coach Daniel Bennett


TRHS Presents Annual School Play

Thunder Ridge High School will be having their High School Play Saturday, February 22nd  at 7:00 pm, and Sunday, February 23rd  at 5:00 pm at the TR Middle School Auditorium in Agra.  This year they will perform “The Ransom of Miss Elverna Dower” by Laurie Bryant, produced by Pioneer Drama Service.

Play synopsis:  If somebody kidnapped your least favorite teacher, would you want her back?  In an award-winning comedic tale loosely based on O. Henry’s classic story, Casey and Tim nab their demanding English teacher to avoid having to take a test, but they find that no one wants her back!

It’s bad enough that she corrects the grammar in their ransom note and makes them rewrite it, but when the captive teacher assigns them a research paper on famous kidnappings in history, the young kidnappers find themselves doing more school work than ever!  Meanwhile, nobody takes the new principal (a former student of Miss Dower’s) seriously, a high-strung ex-Marine corporate exec turned housewife runs a PTA bake sale fundraiser with military precision, a Star Trek-obsessed custodian works frantically to keep the crumbling building ship-shape, and the football mascot believes himself a real Viking warrior with his sassy cousin from Brooklyn as his Valkyrie-in-training. Great characters and sharp humor make this loose adaptation of O. Henry’s classic Ransom of Red Chief a delightful choice for any audience.  It will be a fun filled night with humor at every turn.  Hope you can make it!

This year’s play cast will include: SENIORS- Brittany Atchison, Maggie Nech; JUNIORS- Jacob Barnes, Caleb Dodds, Casandra Gibson, Mya Hoersdig, Kylie Reimer, MaryJo Shook;  SOPHOMORES- Leland McGuire, JaCea Reece, Kristal Rice; FRESHMEN- Cameron Cochrun, Trinity Coomes, Ava Weihman.

Also, we will feature a Silent Auction Bake Sale to help raise money for the Drama department.  The Baked goods used for props in the play will go to the highest bidder.  They will be wrapped in cellophane to keep them germ free…and on display at the door, giving you the opportunity to make a bid.  Anything from Brownies and Cookies, to Muffins and Cinnamon Rolls, lots of goodies. If anyone would like to help us out by MAKING AND DONATING non-refrigerated baked goods please contact Play Director:  Mrs. Patty Lowe at 785-543-7754. Your help would be greatly appreciated. It all helps to financially support the Drama Department at TRHS.


7th Annual NPL Art Show

Osborne - "NPL Art Show", featuring works by high school students from 12 area schools will open at the Osborne Public Library on Tuesday March 3 with awards ceremony to be March 24 at 10:00 a.m. This exhibit runs through March 24, 2020.

Area schools represented in this exhibit are: Chase, Glasco, Lakeside-Downs, Lincoln, Miltonvale, Osborne, Pike Valley-Scandia, Rock Hills-Mankato, Tescott, Thunder Ridge-Kensington, Sylvan and Wilson.

Categories for the art show are: Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Ink, Sculpture, Ceramics, Jewelry, Graphic Design, Pastel, Oil Pastel, Mixed Media, Graphite, Printmaking and Colored Pencil.

Judging this year’s show will be by Tammy Dreiling from Hays, Ks.

This exhibit is free and open to the public during the Osborne Public Library hours.  For more information call Barbara Carlin at Osborne High School, 785-346-2143.


Thunder Ridge Calendar Events

FEBRUARY

Wed. 19- 9:00am FFA/Ag Mechanics @ Goodland

Fri. 21- HS BB @ Rock Hills (Mankato) 4:00pm

Sat. 22- Youth BB Tourney at MS in Agra & HS in Kensington; HS Play @ 7:00pm MS auditorium

Sun. 23- HS Play @ 5:00pm MS auditorium; National FFA Week 2/23-2/29

Mon. 24- Regional BB

Tue. 25- Juniors ACT Testing Day; Regional BB

Thur. 27- MS Scholar’s Bowl @ Palco 4:00pm

*Regional BB Thurs. 27- Sat. 29

Sat. 29- MS Dance 7-10:00pm @ MS Cafeteria


MARCH

Mon. 2- 2:30 pm FFA Entomology/ Poultry @ Hays

Tues. 3- NPL Art Show Begins @ Osborne; MS Scholar’s Bowl @ St. John’s- Beloit 4:00pm

Wed. 4- 3:15pm MS Honors Program in Auditorium at Agra

Fri. 6- End of 3rd Qtr

*Sub-State BB Thurs. 5- Sat. 7

Wed. 11- 4th/5th Grade Cosmosphere @ MS 12:00-3:00pm

*State BB @ Dodge City March 11-14th

*Spring Break March 16-20th- No Classes


Ktown Kates Met

The February 10, 2020 meeting of the Ktown Kates met at the Senior Center, Kensington, KS. Donna Johnson and Wanda Fink served delicious refreshments to start the meeting. The business meeting was conducted by President Donna Westbrook. Ten members and one guest answered the roll call by naming their favorite snack.

The January minutes and the Treasurer's report were presented. 23 households in December and 20 households in January participated in the food pantry.

The Spring Tea/Salad Supper will be hosted by Ktown Kates on Tuesday, April 12, 2020 with the Home on the Range Club as their guests. It will be held at the St. John Lutheran Church. A tentative theme, committees, and guest speaker were discussed. Plans are to be finalized at the March 2020 meeting.

Valentine Bingo was played. The next meeting will be March 9, 2020. Loretta Struik will present the program. Loretta and Georgetta Kinyon will be the hostesses. Loretta and Joyce Grauerholz help work the food pantry on March 21, 2020.

Meeting adjourned.


Weekly Inspiration

Make the most of today. Don't allow the troubles of yesterday to steal the gift of right now. - Kristen Butler

Be careful who you make memories with. Those things can last a lifetime. - Ugo Eze

Not a Thousand. Find ONE BIG REASON to do what you want to do, that's enough. - Sandeep Maheshwari

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