• Erica Barnes

News for April 1, 2020

Cruisin’ For Raegan

The community has prayed and come together for the past two years in hopes for a cure for Raegan Boden. However, on Thursday March 19, God called her home to heaven. To show the community’s love and support, a cruise night was planned to cruise around Main Street and  the Boden’s home in Smith Center last Saturday night, March 28. The turn out and support was amazing!!! Streets were jam packed and cars even had to circle the other way to make room for all the people who wanted to show John and Kathi and girls their support and love for them and Raegan. 

Cruisers drove the path from 7-8:00pm. The Boden family sat in their garage and waved and smiled back to thank their friends for the support of their family! What a great way to show the closeness of families in our communities in a time of social distancing. Communities like ours will always find a way to show love and support and take care of each other. 


Photo by Emily Blank



Photo by Robin Billings

Photo by Robin Billings

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

Begin every day with gratitude. - Unknown

Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. Memories are sweet, cherish them. - Unknown


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Send your info to Erica Barnes at ebarnes8185@gmail.com with subject line: NEWS; or feel free to call 785-476-8185. For the full, in color edition, visitwww.kensingtonks.net.


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Erica Barnes Library Director; K-3 & HS Librarian Kensington Community/School Library 785-476-2219 or 8185 (cell) Fill your mind with truth; fill your heart with love; and fill your life with service. - Thomas S. Monson

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