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News for 5/23/18

Longhorns Qualified for State!

These pictured have qualified to attend State Track in Wichita this Friday and Saturday, May 25-26. Congrats and wishing you all the best of luck at State!

Back row (l-r): Coach Jim Struckhoff, Cameron Grauerholz, Landon Gering, Coach Darren Grauerholz, Britt Bauman, Brandon Grauerholz, and Coach Joel Struckhoff.

Front row (l-r): Caley Panter, Madelyn Davis, Layne Pettijohn, Brennan Kirchhoff, Jaden Boden, Mariah Stauffer.

-photo by Nicki Grauerholz

Welcome Back KHS & TRHS Alumni!

The annual Alumni Banquet will be held THIS Saturday, May 26th at the American Legion in Kensington. Hopefully you have RSVP’d and sent payment to attend.

Open house from 3:00-5:00pm at the High School; Social Hour from 5:30-6:30pm with Banquet to follow at 6:30pm at the American Legion. Honor Class Pictures will be taken AFTER the Banquet. This year we recognize the years ending in 8 and 3, but all KHS and TRHS alumni are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Memorial Day Services

Sunday, May 27, the American Legion Post #166 will hold services at the following cemeteries: Claudell at 9:00am, Cedar at 9:30am, Gaylord at 10:15am, Athol Lutheran at 10:45am, Pleasant View Cemetery at 11:15am, St. John Lutheran (Kensington) at 11:45am, Olive Branch (Kensington) at 1:00pm, Stone Cemetery at 1:45pm and Germantown at 2:15pm.

Community Vacation Bible School

This year's Vacation Bible School will be May 29 through June 1st, and the theme will be "Big Heart Farms, Where God's Fruit Grows!" It focuses on Galatians 5:16-26 which covers the Fruit of the Spirit. The lessons have five focuses: the spirit, the flesh, the law, the kingdom, and the cross. Each day the students will learn how to grow big for God. When seeds are planted in good soil, they sprout into large, healthy plants that produce good fruit. When your "sprouts" attend Bible School, they will receive God's seeds (His word) causing their faith to sprout further and grow strong, bearing much spiritual fruit!

Children attend according to the grade they WERE in this year. Preschool and kindergarten will be at First St. John. First, second, and third graders will attend the United Church, and kids leaving 4-6th grade will meet at the North Lutheran church. Times will be from 9-11:30am, Tuesday-Friday. A final program will be held at the north St. John Lutheran Church on Friday at 11:00. The community is welcome to attend!

Offerings will be collected each day and given to a chosen charity. Pre-registration is NOT necessary so please plan on sending your kids, or grandkids if visiting for the summer, to VBS!!

Kensington Swimming Pool Info

The pool is now open daily from 1:30pm to 7:00pm, weather permitting. If the temperature is too low, updates will be posted the the facebook page. Please watch the facebook page for more info: Kensington Swimming Pool. The first swim team practice is May 30th at noon. Practices are Mon/Wed/Fri and meets held on Saturdays. Call Amy Abbott at 720-384-7776 to sign-up for swim team or if you have any questions. Also, swimming lessons will begin June 11. Contact Manager Amy for more info. Water Fitness will begin Tuesday May 29 and run through August 7th from 7:00-8:00pm. Sundays will be aerobics and Tuesday will rotate water aerobics and dance. Contact Bert Reinking at 785-282-0896 or Staci Foreman at 785-476-5066 for more information.

Kensington Library News

Summer library hours are: Monday 2-8pm; Tuesday through Saturday 9am-2pm. Our reading program theme this summer is “Libraries Rock!” Grades pre-K to 2nd grade will come on Tuesdays from 1-2pm and grades 3rd to 5th on Thursdays from 1-2pm. Grades are according to the recent 17-18 school year. These programs will begin the first week in June. Please contact Erica at the library at 785-476-2219.

American Legion

Serving from 6:00-8:30pm this Friday at the American Legion we will be having BBQ Beef Sandwiches, potato salad, and baked beans. We hope you and your family will join us Friday night and will be more than happy to reserve a table for you by calling 785.476.3204. We can also make to go orders if we can help you with supper for the evening. We wish everyone a blessed Memorial Day Weekend.

Weekly Inspiration

Unfortunately, no one notices your tears, no one notices your sadness, no one notices your pain; But everyone notices your mistakes.

Karma. What goes around comes around. Keep your circle positive. Speak good words. Think good thoughts. Do good deeds.

Start thinking bigger, praying bigger, expecting bigger, God wants to take you where you've never been. Amen.

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