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9/26/2018 HOMECOMING Announced

Thunder Ridge Homecoming

The 2018 Thunder Ridge Homecoming is this Friday, September 28. The annual Parade and Pep Rally will take place on Main Street starting at 2:30pm. The public is invited and welcome to attend. Following the pep rally, join us over at the HS football field for a game of Powder Puff football. Special thanks to James Seed Company & The Kensington Lockers for sponsoring a Homecoming Tailgater beginning at 5:30pm at the football field. They will be serving hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans and chips. All Longhorn fans are invited! The crowning ceremony will commence at 6:30pm with football to follow at 7:00. Congrats to the candidates: Landon Gering and Mariah Stauffer, Brice Hendryx and Elizabeth Hardacre, Brandon Grauerholz and Layne Pettijohn. Good Luck Longhorns!

TR Activity/Game Dates


Thur. 27- MS VB/FB @ Southern Cloud (Miltonvale) 3:00/5:00pm; 8:00pm StuCo sponsored Games and Bonfire for Homecoming

Fri. 28- 2:30pm Downtown Parade and Pep Rally, then Powderpuff Football game at the football field after; 5:30pm Tailgate at the football field. *Homecoming ceremony @ 6:30pm* and HS FB 7:00pm @ Home vs Sylvan-Lucas

Sat. 29- HS VB Tourney 9:00am @ Rock Hills (Mankato)


Tue. 2- HS VB Tri 4:00pm @ Sylvan Grove vs Sylvan-Lucas and Southern Cloud

Thur. 4- MS VB/FB @ Home (Agra) vs Lakeside 4:00/6:00pm

Fri. 5- K-5th grades to Hansen Museum for Extreme Energy Program 2:00pm @ Logan; HS FB 7:00pm @ Logan-Palco (Palco)

Sat. 6- Old Settlers Day in Kirwin, parade 10:00am; JV/C-team HS VB Quad 9:00am @ Beloit

Mon, 8- HS JV FB vs Logan/Palco 6:00pm @ Home

Tue. 9- Dental Screening/Fluoride K-3rd 8:00am, Pre-K/MS 10:00am; HS VB Tri 4:00pm @ Kensington vs St. John’s and Tescott

Wed. 10- 9am FFA Dairy Cattle Judging @ Bird City

Thur. 11- MS VB/FB @ Home (Agra) vs Osborne

Fri. 12- End of 1st 9 weeks; K-3rd to Hunter's Farm (Kirwin); HS FB 7:00pm @ Home vs Wilson

Sat. 13- NPL Tournament 9:00am @ Beloit

NY/DC Trip in March

There is room for adults on the upcoming New York/ Washington trip in March 2019. If you have questions please contact Annalee Ratliff at 785-476-7020.

Veterans Day Parade

The theme this year will be “Bells of Peace.” We are asking everyone who has a bell, to ring it 21 times on November 11 at 11:00am. The church bells will be ringing and bells will be ringing across the nation.

American Legion Menu

Friday Night Special, September 28, serving from 6:00-???pm after the home football game. Go Longhorns! The the American Legion this week we'd love to have you come and eat with us before going to the homecoming football game. We'll have our special of Hamburger cornbread pie, savory baked carrots, and cabbage salad. Our dessert will be pumpkin earthquake cake. Please call us at 785-476-3204 for us to make your supper to go. We want to wish the Longhorns good luck on their game. Come join us for burger and fries after the game.

Open House

Alvin (Irish) Kussman will be celebrating his 90th birthday with an open house at the American Legion in Kensington from 2:30-4:00pm on Saturday Sept. 29, 2018. Come out and wish him a “Happy Birthday!"

Kensington Library News

Do you know that Veteran’s Day this year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI? That’s right. On November 11, 1918 an armistice, or truce, was signed to stop fighting. To honor this anniversary, the family of Byron and Leanne Grauerholz of Salina, KS have brought a special item to display at the library. Their son Ben, grandson of Darold and Joyce Grauerholz of Kensington, is a history buff who enjoys learning about the different battles and wars fought. Ben has his very own life-like replica of war trenches that he plays with regularly. The Grauerholz family wanted to share this unique trench replica with us for children of the community to play with and enjoy as well.

WWI was known as the “Great War.” Much of the fighting done in WWI was fought in trenches. Trenches were made to protect soldiers from gunfire. The area between the trenches is known as “no man’s land.” So please stop by the library anytime now through November 11th to see this amazing trench and remember the war that was fought for us.

Weekly Inspiration

Never Regret A Day In your Life: Good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories.

I am happy to be me. I may not be perfect, but I am honest, loving and happy. I don't try to be what I am not and I don't try to impress anyone. I Am Me.


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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