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News for 12/20/2017

Candlelight service Thursday evening, Dec. 21

First Saint John Lutheran, Kensington - will have an evening Advent Vespers Candlelight service on Thursday evening of Dec. 21st. Anyone interested in going Christmas Caroling can meet at the church parish hall at 6:00 - to go caroling until 6:30. We will return to the church parish hall for chili dogs and hot chocolate. After warming up we will have the evening Advent devotion at 7:00 p.m. You don’t have to go caroling to come to the service. You can come any time. It will be a candlelight – fading light – service; with relighting a we approach the Christmas story. It should be really fun and good to do. Come and do it with us.

Kensington American Legion News

Join us this Friday night, Dec. 22 for a taste of German tradition. The special will be Bierocks with a bowl of Green Bean Dumpling Soup. The kitchen is open 6-8:30pm every Friday. Call 785-476-3204 to pick it up and carry out or if you’re running late and still want to stop in, we will be happy to accomodate.

The Legion will be closed Christmas Day, Monday Dec 25; open regular hours Wednesday and Friday night next week. Last week, the Legion served the Marine Corp Christmas Party, 25 attended.

Thunder Ridge School News

Important Info to Know:

Thursday, Dec. 21: 12:15pm Dismissal for Christmas Vacation

Friday, Dec. 22: NO SCHOOL-1st Day of Christmas Break

Holiday Non-Practice Dates Dec. 23-27

Thursday, Jan. 4: School Resumes

On November 9, 2017 the following students participated in the 39th FHSU Math Relays; Jonathan Ferguson, Mark Ferguson, Harrison Fowler, Mary Jo Shook, Arissara Kooratoomsri, Joseph Ferguson, Britt Bauman, Leah Beinhoff, Blaine Eller, Landon Gering, Brice Hendryx, Destiny Shook, Cassidy Gillespie, Kennedy Rietzke, and Morgan Westbrook. Mrs. Molzahn was kind enough to make arrangements so students could participate in both the Math Relays and the Food Science/ Dairy Competition the same day. A big thank you to our Drivers, Milton Detwiler and Tony Bice and our Transportation Director Roberta Atchison for making this possible.

Britt Bauman earned a 10th place and Leah Bienhoff earned an 11th place in Informal Geometry and Measurement, Junior Individual. The Freshman Team consisting of Jonathan Ferguson, Mark Ferguson and Harrison Fowler, earned a 6th place in Applications of Algebra, Arithmetic, and Aris Koopratoomsiri earned 10th place in Applications of Algebra, Arithmetic, Sophomore Individual. The Junior Team consisting of Britt Bauman, Blaine Eller and Destiny Shook earned 10th place in Applications of Algebra, Arithmetic, and Morgan Westbrook earned 11th place Applications of Algebra, Arithmetic, Senior Individual.

There were 737 students registered from 56 high schools. The 40th anniversary of FHSU Math Relays will be Thursday, November 8, 2018. It is always a delight to travel with our students. They work hard and make an effort to do well.

Kensington Library News

For the month of December we have had the opportunity to use a 3D Printer, lent to us by the Central Kansas Library System. Children and adults alike find this machine is so cool and fun to watch. We have printed many little 3D items such as: Mickey Mouse, a green elephant, a dice, a fidget spinner, and many snowflake ornaments for Christmas. This has been a great experience for the students to see science at work.

We will have Special Hours and Closings during Christmas Break. USD 110 Schools dismiss Thurs. Dec. 21st at 12:15pm for Christmas Vacation Dec. 21st-Jan. 3rd. We will be open/closed as follows: Open Fri. 22 & Sat. 23 from 9am-2pm; CLOSED 24, 25, 26 ~ Merry Christmas! Open Wed.27, Thurs.28, Fri.29, Sat.30 from 9am-2pm; CLOSED 31st & 1st ~ Happy New Year! Open Tues. 2 & Wed. 3 from 9am-2pm; School & Normal Hours Resume Thurs. Jan. 4th.

Welcoming New Additions!

Darby Ann Stephens was born on 11/13/17 at Smith County Memorial Hospital. Her proud parents are David and Daylah Stephens of Kensington. Big brothers Dawson (4th grade), and Dirk (Kindergarten) are excited to help with and watch over her.

Ivan Brandt Synoground was born on 11/29/2017 at Smith County Memorial; he weighed 8 lbs. 11 oz. and was 21" long. His proud parents are Adam and Connie Synoground, and he will join his sister Ada at their home in Kensington. Ivan is named after his great grandfather, Ivan "Swede" Fiene, a long time Kensington resident; Brandt is Connie's maiden name. Everyone is home and doing well.

Weekly Inspiration

People will always separate themselves from what they do not trust. If you want to be close to someone — protect the trust. - BRYANT MCGILL

Never quit. If you stumble, get back up. What happened yesterday no longer matters. Today is another day to move on and start over.

Be patient. Some things take time.

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