• Erica Barnes

News for 4/8/2020

Alumni Banquet Cancelled

The Alumni Board has decided, with great regret, to cancel this year's Annual Alumni Banquet. Due to the current circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 virus, we feel cancelling is the best option for the safety of everyone.




Brennan is officially a Barton Cougar!  (Photo by Julie Kirchhoff)


Kirchhoff Signs Letter of Intent 

Thunder Ridge Senior Brennan Kirchhoff signed a letter of intent on Thursday, April 2, 2020 to play basketball for Barton Community College in Great Bend.  Kirchhoff has been one of the best guards in the league over the past few seasons for the Lady Longhorns. She averaged 18.7 ppg while making a team high 43 three-pointers and shooting 53% from the floor this past season for Thunder Ridge. Kirchhoff has been a 1st team all-Northern Plains League selection each of the last two seasons and a 2nd team pick her sophomore year.  She was also honored on all-state lists, including 2nd team all-state in 1A by the KBCA. 


Kensington Senior/Community Center

THE NUTRITION SITE AT THE SENIOR/COMMUNITY CENTER IN KENSINGTON IS CONSIDERED 'ESSENTIAL'  THEREFORE, NOON MEALS WILL CONTINUE.  

WE HAVE VOLUNTEERS STANDING BY TO DELIVER YOUR MEAL TO YOU OR YOU CAN PICK IT UP BECAUSE WE CAN NO LONGER GATHER AT THE CENTER.  

RESERVE YOUR MEAL BEFORE 1:00 P.M. THE DAY BEFORE. WE WANT YOU TO HAVE A NUTRITIOUS MEAL IN ORDER TO REMAIN HEALTHY THROUGH THIS TRYING TIME.  CALL THE CENTER AT 785-476-2224 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.


Rusty Tractor Carry-out Only 

In compliance with the recommendation of the Smith County Health Officer, the Rusty Tractor will only be doing carry-out orders only. Please call either the Rusty Tractor at 785-476-2500 or the Corner Corral 785-476-2282 to place your order.  Orders will need to be picked up at Corner Corral. Thank you for your continued support and understanding during this time.


Grocery Store Update

The store is open again to the public for customer shopping, but please abide by the 6ft social distancing rules. Curbside service is still available. Call 785-476-2852, give us your order and phone number and when your order is done we will call you with your total and meet you in the parking lot. Your patience and understanding is appreciated. Please also understand we are limited on certain items during this time. The milk truck comes on Tuesday afternoons, grocery items truck comes Wednesday morning, and the bread man delivers on Thursday afternoons.


Library Currently Closed

Kensington Community/School Library is closed until further notice. With Governor Kelly’s recent Stay-At-Home orders, we will remain closed until (at least) Sunday, April 30, if not longer. 

If you would like a library card to take advantage of the awesome digital resources available from Hoopla, Sunflower elibrary and the State Library, please contact me and I will set it up! Email Ebarnes@usd110.net, message me on facebook, or feel free to call or text 785-476-8185. If you would like a stash of real books and DVDs, contact me and I will be happy to arrange a pick up time. The library doors and return slot will remain locked for the time being. Thanks for your cooperation and understanding!

Erica Barnes, Library Director


Weekly Inspiration

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things. - Albert Einstein

Surround yourself with positive people. Utilize technology to see friends and family during this period of social distancing: Facetime, Zoom, text or call!


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