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News for 2/13/19

TR School News

Thunder Ridge high school students, along with other students from Northern Plains League, participated in the NPL band clinic at Rock Hills in Mankato, Ks on Monday, February 4. Approximately 170 band students rehearsed all day and performed a concert in the evening.

TR Band students included: Flute- Jadeyn Bice, TyLynn Blank, Casandra Gibson, Iva Rust; Clarinet- Abby Hardacre, Maggie Nech, Destiny Shook; Bass Clarinet- Matti Riley; Alto Sax- Britt Bauman, JaCea Reece, Kylie Reimer; Tenor Sax- Jaden Stauffer; Bari Sax- Leah Bienhoff; Trumpet- Olin Brown, Jonathan Ferguson, Owen Hrabe, Leland McGuire, Kyler Seeman, Mariah Stauffer; Horn- Brice Hendryx, Cameron Hendryx, Baritone- Jacob Barnes; Trombone- Mark Ferguson; Percussion- Paul Ferguson, Joseph Ferguson, Saige Kirchhoff.

Medium Rare -Thunder Ridge High School will be having their High School Play Saturday, February 16 at 7:00 pm, and Sunday, February 17 at 5:00 pm at the TR Middle School Auditorium in Agra. This year they will perform “Medium Rare” by Steve Hogue, produced by Pioneer Drama Service.

Play synopsis: Here’s an uproarious farce about a very special problem encountered by new homeowners. Harry and Bunny Polk get more than they bargain for when they move into their house: Grandma Nina, a demanding and nerve-racking old lady, has decided to stay in the house after the rest of her family sells it and moves away! The fun begins at dinner that night, when Grandma orders a medium rare burger done just the way she likes it. In the next few days, Grandma holds a meeting of her Early Birds Club at 6:00 in the morning, entertains an octogenarian friend, and almost gets Harry fired from his job. It’s a fun filled comedy you don’t want to miss.

TRMS Library is Dyno-mite! -Be on the lookout for dinosaur tracks! The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to the middle school March 4-7.

TR Activities/Game Dates


Wed. 13- HS Play Dress Rehearsal @ MS 1:45pm

Fri. 15- HS BB vs Rock Hills 4:00pm

Sat. 16- HS Play in MS Auditorium 7:00pm

Sun. 17- HS Play in MS Auditorium 5:00pm

Mon. 18- Regional Basketball starts

Tue. 19- MS Scholar’s Bowl @ Pike Valley (Courtland) 4:00pm

Thur. 21- MS Scholar’s Bowl @ Palco 4:00pm

Mon. 25- Early Dismissal @ 2:30pm for Teacher In Service


Fri. 1- End of 3rd 9 weeks

Mon. 4-Thurs. 7- Scholastic Book Fair @ the Middle School in Agra

Tue. 5- NPL Art Show Begins

Wed. 6- MS Honors Program in Auditorium 3:15pm; State Basketball 6-9

Thurs. 7- Last day for the Book Fair! @ TRMS

American Legion Menu and Special Dinner

Special Valentine’s Dinner

We'd love to invite you and your sweetheart to the Valentine's dinner this Saturday, February 16th. Please call Karen at 476-2467 or the Legion after 6pm at 476-3204 to make your reservations for the Valentine dinner on Saturday evening.

Serving Friday night from 6-8:30pm; this week at the American Legion in Kensington we will be having ham and cheese pinwheels, creamed potatoes and peas, and broccoli slaw. Our soup special will be chicken tortilla served with a grilled cheese. Our dessert is red velvet poke cake. We will have our regular menu items as well. Please call 785-476-3204 if you'd like for us to fix your supper to go.

Mat Makers Will Meet

Saturday, February, 16, from 9am-12pm, anyone who wants to help make plastic mats for the homeless can join us at St. John Lutheran Church. Different people have been at each of our three get togethers. Some simply come to learn and then take it back to their church. Some enjoy cutting bags. Others enjoy tying them into the plarn (plastic yarn), while others have learned to crochet the plarn into mats.

With the help of Norton Correctional Facility, we have a found a way to get mats to Wichita and Kansas City. We had 5 of our mats, along with their mats, taken to KC this past week. It’s exciting to see the mats get delivered and be used by those in need!! Please join us if you can for part or all of the time this coming Saturday. Contact Robin Billings if you have questions.

Raffle will Support the Veterans Community Project

The quilters and blanket tying ladies of St. John Lutheran Church are having a raffle of several different hand-made items to raise money for the church's mission project, Veterans Community Project. Among the items are: a 98" X 98" quilt, a 62" x 68" afghan, a 52" x 69" Fort Hays fleece throw, a 59" x 65" K-State fleece throw, and a 47" x 17" winter table runner. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. The drawing will be Sunday, February 24. Tickets are for all items. Winners will be notified by phone so need not be present to win. Contact Linda Miller (638-2896), Linda Rice (476-8170), or Carolyn Mott (638-2869) for tickets.

Weekly Inspiration

Don't let life grind you down. Everyone has a limit. Know when to say, ENOUGH!

Laugh when you can, apologize when you should, and let go of what you can't change.

Every experience, no matter how bad it seems, holds within it a blessing of some kind. The goal is to find it. - Gautama Buddha


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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