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News for 12/19/2018

Lions Club Member Recognized for 60 Years

Roy Wangerin was presented the Milestone Chevron Award, from Lions Club International, by president Joan Nech. This award is aptly named because the chevron symbol is typically used in reference to a badge or insignia to indicate rank or length of service. Roy has been a member of Kensington Lions Club for 60 years.

Lions Clubs International recognizes the anniversaries of members like Roy because it reminds members of the milestones in their lives. Roy's ripple effect of service has touched the lives of many in our community and deserves to be celebrated.

Kensington Community Store Raffle Winners

The Kensington Community Store held a special holiday raffle offering three gift certificates from the Kensington grocery store; 1st Prize -$250; 2nd Prize -$100; 3rd Prize -$50. The drawing took place Monday evening, and winners were announced Tuesday morning, December 11th. First prize was awarded to Kennedy Rietzke, second to Katelynn Fowler, and third to Tom Hardacre.

Christmas Program 2018

Thunder Ridge K-3 and High school held their annual Christmas program Tuesday evening, December 11, under the instruction of new music teacher Annie Adams. Special guests Kristi Reneberg and Dave Hutson helped to accompany certain songs and the audience was involved too in singing Silent Night. The K-3rd grades shared special vocal numbers, some incorporating hand instruments to show how the students have been learning rhythm and beat. Following the K-3rd, the High School choir and band performed. It was a wonderful evening of beautiful music and Christmas spirit.

Photos by Charlene Smith.

TR Activities/Game Dates


Thur. 20- MS AR Party @ 1:00pm; K-3rd Christmas parties

Fri. 21- End of 2nd Quarter; 4-6th grade Christmas Parties; Dismiss for Christmas Break @ 12:15pm

Mon. 24th – 31st: No School – Christmas Break


Tue. 1st – 4th: No School – New Years Break

Mon. 7- School Resumes; MS BB @ Natoma 4:00pm

Tue. 8- HS BB vs Lakeside 4:00pm; $5 Walking Taco Bar provided by the Junior Class

Wed. 9- Career Exploration for 7th/8th grade @ MS 8:30-10:15am; MS Honors Program in Auditorium @ 3:15pm

Thurs. 10- MS BB vs Rock Hills 4:00pm

Fri. 11- HS BB @ Wilson 4:00pm

Sat. 12- Winter Formal 8:30-11:30pm

Mon. 14- NO School; NPL Tournament @ Lincoln

Tue. 15- NPL Tournament @ Lincoln

Wed. 16- MS In-School Spelling Bee @ 9:30am in auditorium

Thur. 17- NPL Tournament @ Lincoln; MS BB vs Pike Valley 3:30pm

American Legion Menu

No need to cook! Join us every Friday night, serving from 6:00-8:30pm. This week at the American Legion, our Friday night special for December 21st will be cheeseburger, chili, or broccoli and cheese soup with a homemade cinnamon roll. We will have our regular menu items as well. Please give us a call at 785-476-3204 to reserve a table or for an order to go. We'd like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!

Reminder: We will be open for New Year's Eve and holding a potluck meal that night. Come out and have an enjoyable evening with us ringing in the New Year!

The American Legion Auxiliary will be serving the 17th and 19th of December, but will not be serving on Monday 24th, Wednesday 26th, Monday 31st, or Wednesday January 2nd. You can still come and enjoy a pizza on those dates. We will begin serving burgers, etc. again on January 7th. Have a very Merry Holiday season and we will look forward to seeing you in the New Year.

Weekly Inspiration

When you can't control what's happening around you, challenge yourself to control your response to it.

Happiness comes easier when you stop complaining about your problems and start being grateful for all the problems you don't have.

If you have a hard time believing in yourself, remember who you were before the world taught you to doubt yourself. Don't see yourself through the eyes of those who didn't see value in you. Know your worth even if they didn't. - Tee R.


Your news is important to us. Send your info to Erica Barnes at with subject line: NEWS; or feel free to call 785-476-8185.

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