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Happy Thanksgiving! 11/27/19

Legion to Host Thanksgiving Dinner 

The Kensington American Legion would like to invite you and your family to join us for the annual community Thanksgiving meal to be served at noon on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday the 28th.  Choice of turkey or ham will be offered along with stuffing, green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy, dinner rolls, and tea or water to drink. Table service will be provided as well. You are more than welcome to bring a salad and or dessert to share with everyone.

At the Legion Friday Nite

This week at the American Legion we will be featuring our shrimp basket and the soup special will be cheeseburger soup, 1/2 of a BLT sandwich, and pie.  We will have our regular menu as well. Please call us at 785-476-3204 for us to fix your order to go. Our winter kitchen hours are 6-8. We will be open the Friday evening after Thanksgiving. 

Kensington Community/ Commercial Club

Regular Meeting held Tuesday, November  19, 2019 at 7:30pm.

Meeting was called to order by Co-President Melissa Westbrook.

Present were:  Brooke McDowell, Kathy Holling, Don Dodds, Jr, Justin and Ashley Bretton and Kim Terrell.

Bank Balance is $5,568.45 with a few bills outstanding.  


Fall Festival Craft Fair went VERY WELL.  Positive reports from vendors and seemed to have a lot of people in the craft fair as well as attending Veteran’s Day festivities who may have never been before.  Kim reported it worked ok to do her part in the bar side of the Legion. We felt it was an overall successful weekend! Don will report back after the legion meeting.   This year we should have broke even. Next year we will make some changes!  

Old Fashioned Christmas scheduled for Sunday, December 1 from 5-7pm in the legion.   Santa will be in attendance at 6pm for photos. We will have a photographer and a backdrop set up.  Ashley and Melissa will work on decorations. Food has been ordered from the store - including Wisconsin Cheddar and Chili soup with cinnamon rolls and relish.  Paper products will also be purchased from the store. Red Table Cover will be purchased from Mike Saft. Ashley will make/order Thank you signs for our sponsors, etc.  Committee members will set up at 4pm. Don and Justin will work on some decorations for the little park on main street and will talk to Amber about electricity. Plan is still to go out for a “lighting”.  North Church Bells will also plan to play! 

Christmas Light Contest - posters made, all good to go! Christmas Light Scavenger hunt sheets are still in the works.  

Darin submitted HOME foundation grant application for “Old Fashioned Christmas”.  


Easter Egg Hunt will be April 11.  Will need to coordinate with KAYS.  

Next meeting- Monday, March 23, 7:30 pm at the Legion 

Brooke McDowell,  Secretary

KAY Regional Conference 

November 4, the Thunder Ridge KAYS attended the Regional Conference in Logan. The club received the Gold Award, recognizing their student leadership and service to their school, community, nation and world for the 2018-19 school year.

The Kansas Association for Youth is a character-building, leadership training program directed by the Kansas High School Activities Association. The nationally acclaimed organization provides students an opportunity to learn to assume their citizenship responsibilities and to enrich their personalities through well organized programs. These programs emphasize four areas of service: school, community, nation, and world. 

The theme for the 2019 Regional Conference was "Superfantastic Heroes"! These conferences inspire delegates to return to their clubs to challenge their local members by bringing back new and fun ideas. Those in attendance were Jaden Boden, Ivy Corbett, Raini Hrabe, Brennan Kirchhoff, Brittany Atchison, Iva Rust, and sponsor, Robin Billings.

Thunder Ridge Calendar Events


Thur. 21- MS BB in Agra vs. Rock Hills 4:00pm

Mon. 25- MS BB @ Logan 4:00pm lv 2:35; No TR Academy

Tue. 26- Pre-K Thanksgiving Feast 10:45-12:15; Dismiss @ 12:15pm for Thanksgiving Break

Wed. 27- No School – Thanksgiving Break

Thur. 28- No School – Thanksgiving Day

Fri. 29- No School – Thanksgiving Break


Mon. 2- 2:30pm Dismissal; Movie @ Kensington Library for K-3rd grades; No TR Academy or MS BB Practice

Tue. 3- 9:00am FFA Vet Science @ Colby; 3:15pm HS Winter Sports Pictures

Thu. 5- MS BB in Agra vs. St. John’s/Tipton

Fri. 6- HS BB @ Chase 4:00pm

Sat. 7- HS Honor Choir/Band Program @ FHSU

Mon. 9- 7:00pm K-3 and 9-12 Christmas Program at Kensington Gymnasium; No TR Academy or MS BB Practice

Tue. 10- HS BB vs. Lakeside in Kensington 4:00pm

Thur.12- MS BB in Agra vs. Northern Valley 4:00pm

Fri. 13- HS BB @ Osborne 4:00pm 

Mon. 16- MS BB @ Stockton 4:30pm; No TR Academy

Tue. 17- PreK/4-8 Music Program 7:00; No MS BB practice or TR Academy

Thur. 19- MS BB in Agra vs. Lakeside 4:00pm

Fri. 20- End of 2nd Quarter; Dismiss @ 12:15 for Winter Break

Dec. 23-31 No School – Winter Break

Weekly Inspiration 

It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice. - John Templeton

Instead of letting your hardships and failures discourage or exhaust you, let them inspire you. - Michelle Obama

We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity. -Donald Trump


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