News for 2/20/2019

(l-r) Denny, Fran, Darold, Joyce, Gretchen, and “Nicki” Xinopoulos

Grauerholz’ Attends Lions Rally

Darold and Joyce Grauerholz attended the Kansas Lions Mid-Winter Rally in Manhattan, KS on January 25-27. Pictured are Denny and Fran Smith, Ulysses; Darold and Joyce Grauerholz, Kensington; Gretchen and “Nick” Xinopoulos, Brownsburg, Indiana. Mr. Xinopoulos came from humble beginnings, growing up in a one room home in rural Greece. He has received numerous awards with Lions and various other associations. He now serves as International Director of Lions Club International. Lions currently have a worldwide membership of 1.5 million.

Alumni of Kensington and Thunder Ridge

If you are a graduate of West Smith County or Thunder Ridge High School and you have had a change of address, please contact Staci Foreman at the District Office to update your info. We will soon be mailing out invites for the annual alumni banquet and we want to ensure you receive it! Call 785-476-2218 or email

Thunder Ridge School News

Senior Parent Night

The last home basketball games of the season took place Thursday night, February 14 with Senior Parent night. All seniors were recognized with future/college plans announced, and mother’s were given flowers. Thank you parents for all the support and encouragement throughout these high schools years.

#21 Riggs Reneberg goes up for the shot against the Grizzlies.