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News for 1/24/18

HOME Foundation Annual Meeting

The Annual meeting of the HOME Foundation is scheduled for Sunday, January 28 at 4:00pm at the United Church in Kensington. The public is invited to attend.

American Legion

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

The Friday Night Special, January 26th:

Homemade Lasagna, side salad, garlic bread and a surprise dessert!

Thunder Ridge School News

Important Dates:

Sat. Jan. 27- TRHS Mini Cheer Camp from 9am-12pm. Call Kathi Boden @ 785-476-2217 to register.

Tue. Jan. 30- Walking Taco Bar from 5-7pm during the Home Basketball game vs St. John’s. Full meal deal is $5.00.

Wed. Jan. 31- Blood Drive to be held in the TRHS Science Lab from 9am-3pm. Call the high school office @ 785-476-2217 to register.

Mon. February. 5th- NPL Band Clinic @ Tescott (1:00pm) with concert at 6:00pm; Steering Committee & Post Prom Meetings 6:00pm

Spaghetti and Chess Night:

Thur. February 8th- All high school staff, parents, and students are invited for Spaghetti and Chess Night, located in the cafeteria in the Thunder Ridge Elementary Building from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. If you have chess sets that you would like to share, please bring them. We will have a challenge board, which is a bracket for players who accept a challenge by another. Please RSVP to the Thunder Ridge High School Office 476-2217.

Upcoming Games:

Thur. 25- MS BB PTL Tournament continues @ Rock Hills (Mankato)

Fri. 26- HS BB @ Southern Cloud (Glasco) 4:00pm

Sat. 27- MS BB PTL Tournament continues @ Mankato

Tue. 30- HS BB vs St. John’s/Tipton 4:00pm

Fri. Feb. 2- HS BB @ Sylvan-Lucas (Sylvan Grove) 4:00pm

Spelling Bee

Thunder Ridge Middle School held a Spelling Bee on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Finalists were: back row (l-r) Kristal Rice, Alexis Holling, Liam Corbett; middle row (l-r) Jackson Dunlap, Evan Slavik, Stauffer, Jenna Barnes; front row (l-r) 1st place Abby Hardacre, 2nd place Alli Rhea, 3rd place Teaghan Hendryx. These Top 10 go on to the County Spelling Bee in Logan on January 31.

TRMS 2nd Quarter Honors -Pictures by Kelsey Levin

7th (top) and 8th grade (bottom) Honor Roll students.

All A’s: Paul Ferguson, Cameron Hendryx, Owen Hrabe

All A’s & B’s: Dalton Bice, Hunter Gitchel, Alexis Holling, Max Loyd, Jace Randall, Sydni Rust, Kaleb Wagenblast, TyLynn Blank, Olin Brown, Jonathan Burger, Liam Corbett, Daxton Dunlap, Mariana Escobar Orellana, Abigail Hardacre, Saige Kirchhoff, Jaden Stauffer, Susana Torres Jovel

A’s, B’s, 1 C: Dylan Bice, Cameron Cochrun, Brian Shaw, Toree Slavik, Kristal Rice, Jordyn Vales

PE awards: Mason Baker & Gianna Hoersdig

Music awards: Jackson Dunlap, Mason Baker, Ruben Steenkamp

6th grade Honor Students: Joshua Ferguson & Gianna Hoersdig

5th Grade Honors (front-back, l-r): Jennifer Galicia-Banuelos, Madison Brown, Jenna Barnes, Ruben Steenkamp, Jimmy Escobar Orellana, Teaghan Hendryx, Allison Rhea, Jennifer Cochrun

4th Grade Honors (front-back, l-r): Sydney Powell, April Webb, Jackson Dunlap, Haylee Jensen, Evan Slavik, Michael Ferguson, Parker Gitchel, Peyton Chestnut, Gracie Rice, Shiloh Corbett, Edrick Williams

Winter Formal

Thunder Ridge High School held Winter Formal on Saturday, January 13, 2018. The theme was “Winter Wonderland.” Fifty-four students, including eight out of town dates, attended. The event was held in the elementary school cafeteria from 8:30 – 11:30 p.m. KAYS sponsored the evening and Student Council provided the refreshments and DJ.

Senior class in attendance (l-r): Kiko Moreno Ortega, Cass Gillespie, Kennedy Rietzke, Morgan Westbrook

Junior Class front to back, l-r: Jeran Hale, Brandon Shaw, Brandon Grauerholz, Brice Hendryx, John Weigel, Blaine Eller, Kenda Reimer, Wysteria Corbett, Layne Pettijohn, Destiny Shook, Matilyn Riley, Raegan Boden, Katelynn Fowler, Libby Hardacre, Leah Bienhoff

Sophomore Class in attendance, front to back, l-r: Colton Davis, Cameron Grauerholz, Andy Glennemeier, Tyler Krueger, Arissara Koopratoomsiri, Ivy Corbett, Pricilla Villarreal, Brittany Atchison, Caley Panter, Jaden Boden, Iva Rust, Maggie Nech, Brennan Kirchhoff

Freshman Class front to back, l-r: Seth Brown, Kyler Seemann, Owen Dennis, Jacob Barnes, Caleb Dodds, Casandra Gibson, Mary Jo Shook, Jadeyn Bice, Mya Hoersdig, Maycee Westbrook, Kylie Reimer, Madelyn Davis, Raini Hrabe

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. 24

Breakfast: French Toast Sticks w/Syrup

Lunch: Corn Dogs, Green Beans, Apple Slices, Potato Wedges, Cookie (9-12)

Thur. 25

Breakfast: Cheese Quesadilla

Lunch: Cheese Quesadilla, Chips & Salsa, Refried Beans, Orange Smiles, String Cheese (9-12)

Fri. 26

Breakfast: Breakfast Bar

Lunch: Cowboy Cavatini, Seasoned Peas, Dinner Roll, Fruit Cocktail, Rice Krispy Bar (9-12)

Mon. 29

Breakfast: Mini Cinnamon Roll

Lunch: Hamburger on Bun, Sweet Potato Fries, Strawberries & Bananas

Tues. 30

Breakfast: Pancake & Sausage Stick w/Syrup

Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, Mashed Potatoes w/Gravy, Dinner Roll, Mandarin Oranges

Wed. 31

Breakfast: Breakfast Sliders

Lunch: Chili Soup, Crackers, Orange Smiles, Cinnamon Rolls

Thur. Feb. 1st

Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza


NPL TOURNAMENT CHAMPS FIVE YEARS IN A ROW! What a legacy! Congrats Lady Longhorns! Pic by Amber Hardacre Left to right, front to back: Layne Pettijohn, Mariah Stauffer, Libby Hardacre, Kennedy Rietzke, Brennan Kirchhoff, Ivy Corbett; Coach Chris Kirchhoff, Aris Koopratumsiri, Raini Hrabe, Leah Bienhoff, Jaden Boden, Raegan Boden, Iva Rust, Madelyn Davis, Matilyn Riley, Maycee Westbrook, Coach Darren Grauerholz.

Kensington Library

To kick off our programs for the new year, we were pleased to have Nora Rhoades return for a Brainy Babies group on Monday evening, Jan. 22, postponed from the 15th. We were thrilled to have several excited mom and child pairs attend. Nora will be coming again the third Monday in February (19) and March (19). Please plan to join us! 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. Call the library at 785-476-2219 or message Erica Barnes on facebook.

Weekly Inspiration

A couple of years from now, everything you're stressing about won't even matter. Keep moving forward.

Don't waste your time on revenge. Those who hurt you will eventually face their own Karma.

Don't forget to thank God for keeping you safe through the night and every time you awaken to see a beautiful new day! Amen

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