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News for 6/20/2018


July 4th is fast approaching! The Thunder Ridge Cheerleaders will have their annual fireworks stand up at the Corner Corral parking lot, right off the hwy, for the community and those traveling through to purchase fireworks. Come say “Hi” to the girls and purchase your fireworks local. Wishing everyone a happy and safe 4th of July holiday.

“Ed Norden of Cañon City, Colorado, crossed an item off his bucket list on Friday, May 25th, when he arrived in Kensington by bicycle for his 50 year reunion of the Kensington Class of ‘68. Norden spent six days on the road traveling 437 miles by bicycle from Cañon City. He averaged about 73 miles a day. Norden said he had always wanted to make a repeat trip of the same bike ride he did 24 years ago with his oldest son and a friend. He made the trip solo this time spending nights in motel rooms along the way. He says he tries to log at least 5,000 miles on his bicycles each year and for the past 15 years has made an annual 74 mile autumn colors mountain bike trip from Cañon City to Cripple Creek, Colorado, climbing from a 5,300 foot elevation to nearly 10,000 feet. He says another bike trip he still hopes to accomplish is to ride the 109 miles of the George Mickelson Trail in the Black Hills of South Dakota.”

American Legion Menu

The Kensington American Legion will now be open on Monday evenings from 6-8pm serving: hamburgers, cheeseburgers, grilled chicken sandwiches, fries, salads, and some cold sandwiches like chicken salad, BLT's, or wraps. We'd love for you to come out and join us for supper or to take it home. We'll have cold iced tea, pop, and adult beverages to take the rough edges off of your Monday. Please call us at 785-476-3204. We will be open during harvest, so let us help with feeding your harvest crew!

Also we still serving burgers and fries on Wednesday nights.

The special this Friday night (June 23), from 6:00-8:30pm, will be smothered burritos, with Mexican rice, and corn. We will also be offering our cold plate which consists of a cold sandwich or wrap, and a couple of salads. This special is for the ones who don't want to eat a heavy meal in this wonderful heat that we are having. We will also have our regular menu items. Let us know if we can reserve a table for you and your family or if we can help with getting a to go order ready. Please call us at 785.476.3204.

Kensington Swimming Pool Info

The pool is open daily from 1:30pm to 7:00pm, weather permitting. If the temperature is too low or weather is threatening, updates will be posted to the pool facebook page.

Contact Manager Amy for more info on Mommy and Me classes or swimming lessons. Adult Water Fitness sessions are held every Tuesday and Sunday from 7:00-8:00pm through August 7th. 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.

Please watch the facebook page for pool happenings: Kensington Swimming Pool.

Kensington Library News

Summer library hours are: Monday 2-8pm; Tuesday through Saturday 9am-2pm. We are thankful to have Amy Abbott organizing our summer reading programs. The theme this summer is “Libraries Rock!” Grades pre-K to 2nd grade 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 began the first week of June and will continue through July 10th. We are grateful to have the support from local businesses and organizations as Snack Sponsors for these programs. Providing snacks for our summer reading programs are: Kensington Lockers, Wiens Custom Harvesting, American Legion, Farmers National Bank, D & K Insurance Services, CenCon of Kansas LLC, Levin Farms Inc, Levin & Sons Inc, Kensington Lions Club, Florence Stenseng, Isom Painting and Photography.

Did you know? We offer proctoring services for students taking college courses through the summer. Contact us to proctor your college exams.

Please call the library with any questions or requests: 785-476-2219.

Weekly Inspiration

What's done is done, what's gone is gone, one of life's lessons is always moving on. It's ok to look back and think of fond memories, but keep moving forward.

Don't waste words on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all. - Mandy Hale


Your news is important to us. Send your stories and information to Erica Barnes at with subject line: NEWS. Or feel free to call 785-476-8185.

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