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News for 1/9/2018

KCS Benefit Auction this Saturday

Please plan to attend the Benefit Auction for the Kensington Community Store this Saturday, Jan. 13th starting at 9:00am at the American Legion Hall. Profits go towards helping our community grocery store with necessary upgrades and the continuing expenses of maintenance. The store board appreciates all the support shown and community efforts to make this auction a success. There will be a concession stand.

American Legion

Fred Marran Post #166 Veterans -Proud to still be serving since 1919.

The monthly meeting was held last week. Dick Detwiler was not present when his name was drawn, and so the pot will roll over to next month. The pot is now up to $52.50.

The Friday Night Special, January 12th:

Old man winter is upon us, again! Come out and enjoy our warm and friendly atmosphere at the American Legion for supper Friday night. We'll be having Salisbury Steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, creamed corn, and a dinner roll. Soup will be loaded baked potato soup along with our regular chili. Please call us for take out orders or if you're running late past our time from 6-8:30. Hope to see you there!

We will have our regular menu items as well. 785.476.3204 is our phone number for carry-out orders.

Thunder Ridge School News

TRHS KAY Club paired with Angels Care Home Health in December to sponsor a Soup & Socks Drive for the shut ins and elderly in the school community and surrounding area. Grades K-12 participated with competitions between the classes in each building. The 2nd grade had the most donations for the elementary school, 6th grade had the most for middle school and the 11th grade had the most out of the high school. The winning classes from each building will get a pizza party. KAY members helped to package and distribute the boxes. There was outstanding participation and Thunder Ridges Schools contributed 177 boxes of soup and socks in all. Thank you to all the students who contributed.

Girls basketball team with Coach Darren Grauerholz helping to box up donations.

Sophomore Iva Rust handing a box down the line.

KMEA Honor Music Participants

Both Middle School and High School honor groups had the opportunity to perform at the KMEA Honor Band and Choir events held in November and December 2017. MS students performed Saturday, November 4th and HS on Saturday, December 2nd in Hays.

TRMS 7th & 8th Graders

Back row (l-r): Abigail Hardacre, TyLynn Blank, Alexis Holling, Jacea Reece.

Front row (l-r): Kaleb Wagenblast, Spencer Kearn, Paul Ferguson.

TRHS participants (l-r): Leah Bienhoff, Mark Ferguson, Caleb Dodds, Jacob Barnes and Kenda Reimer-not pictured.

Important Dates:

Winter Formal from 8:30-11:30pm Saturday, January 13.

No School on Monday, January 15- Steering Committee Meeting @ 7:00pm

Upcoming Games:

Thur. Jan 11- MS BB @ Rock Hills (Mankato) 4:00pm

Fri. Jan 12- HS BB NPL Play-in game @ Lincoln TBA

Mon. Jan 15 & Tue. Jan 16- HS BB NPL tournament @ Lincoln

Thur. Jan 18- MS BB @ Pike Valley (Courtland)

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. 10

Breakfast: French Toast Sticks w/Syrup

Lunch: Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce, green beans, homemade bread, grapes

Thur. 11

Breakfast: Cheese Quesadilla

Lunch: Pig-N-Blanket, ranch cut potatoes, broccoli & cheese, apple wedges, jello w/fruit

Fri. 12

Breakfast: Breakfast Bar

Lunch: Chicken & Noodles, whipped potatoes, steamed carrots, dinner rolls (9-12), orange smiles

Mon. 15- No School

Tues. 16

Breakfast: Pancake/Sausage on Stick w/Syrup

Lunch: Mini Meatball Sub, potato wedges, diced peaches

Wed. 17

Breakfast: Breakfast Sliders

Lunch: White Chicken Chili, Cornbread, banana halves, apple crisp (9-12)

Thur. 18

Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza

Lunch: Cheese Pizza, Steamed Broccoli, fresh citrus fruit cup

Kensington Library

To kick off our programs for the new year, we are pleased to have Nora Rhoades returning for Brainy Babies on Monday, Jan. 15th from 5:15-6:00pm. Brainy Babies is an interactive program for parents and children ages birth to 3 years old. It is a fun learning experience that offers simple ideas to incorporate at home too. Nora will visit again the third Monday in February (19) and March (19). Please plan to join us! Call the library at 785-476-2219 or message Erica Barnes on facebook.

We are looking forward to a great year in 2018!

Weekly Inspiration

Don't let your past dictate who you are. Let it be the lesson that strengthens the person you will become.

Patience is not the ability to wait but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.

Be grateful for the people in your life who not only tell you they care, but show you they do.

If you never tasted a bad apple, you would not appreciate a good apple. You have to experience life to understand life.

ISO: News Needed

Please send me your News! If you don’t send it, I can’t submit it! Contact Erica Barnes at 785-476-8185 or by email at

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