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News for 09/27/2023 - Homecoming

Homecoming Royalty at TRHS

The candidates included: (boys l-r) Dashawn Eller, KING Joshua Ferguson, Austin Barnes, Mason Baker; (girls l-r) Gianna Hoersdig, QUEEN Kamryn Rietzke, Brooklyn Stauffer, and Starla Cochrun.

TR Schools Schedule of Events

Wed. 27- 9am 6th grade Wacky Day @ Camp Hansen; 9am FFA Area Land Judging @ Stockton; 9:30am 11th/12th College Fair

Thur. 28- 3:45pm HS XC @ Beloit; 4/6pm MS VB/FB @ Lincoln

Fri. 29- 7pm HS FB @ Home vs Downs

Sat. 30- HS VB Tourney @ Mankato


Tue. 3- HS VB Tri @ Sylvan Grove (Sylvan-Lucas, S, Cloud)

Wed. 4- 3:15pm HS Class Meetings

Thur. 5- 4/6pm MS VB/FB @ Home vs Lakeside; 4:30pm XC @ Phillipsburg

Fri. 6- 7pm HS FB @ Grainfield vs Wheatland/Grinnell

Sat. 7- HS VB Tourney @ Hill City

Kensington Home Charitable Foundation

2023 fall grants winners. The grants go to: 1st St. John Preschool for playground repair, Kensington Senior Center for new IT equipment, KCS for new lights, St. John Lutheran for help towards a new streaming camera system, Spirit Task Force for Main Street Memory Garden improvements, and the City of Kensington towards executing their strategic marketing plan.

The 1st Annual Pauline Seemann Gardner Legacy Grants were awarded to the Kensington Commercial Club for their Christmas Kickoff event in November and Sons of the American Legion for Veteran's Day BBQ equipment repair.

The 1st Annual Fraser Legacy Grant was awarded to the Thunder Ridge Music Department towards the purchase of a new piano for the high school.

In total $7,500 was awarded during the spring grant cycle; this brings the 2023 total grant awards to $12,500. This wouldn't be possible without the fantastic support of our donors.

Stay tuned to what is coming in October as we strive to maximize the Patterson Family Foundation matching opportunity.

KCS Fall Fundraiser

The Kensington Community Store will hold their annual Fall Fundraiser on Sunday, October 15, 2023. A soup dinner will be provided at the American Legion in Kensington from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Please stop by the store and sign-up to donate items for this meal.

Legion this Friday Night

This week at the Kensington American Legion we will have a special of million dollar spaghetti, tossed salad, and dessert. We will have our regular menu items as well and our kitchen is open from 6-8. You can call 785-476-3204 to have your order ready for pick up. Hope to see you Friday!

Vendors Invited!

Plans are in the works for the 2023 Veterans Day/Fall Festival Craft Fair in Kensington on November 11, 2023. If you are interested in being a vendor or know someone who would be, please consider this your invitation to join! Please help spread the word and contact Melissa Westbrook 785-476-8166 to reserve your spot!

Kensington Library

We currently have STEAM Maker-space kits available for kids and teens to come in and enjoy. There are 6 different kits to choose from and plenty of table space to use. Children and families are welcome to visit and use these kits we have borrowed from the Central Kansas Library System through the whole month of October. Reminder, we are open late on Monday nights until 7:00pm and Saturdays from 9:00am to 2:00pm.

The Kensington Library Board would like to extend an invitation for you to join us for a Halloween Trunk-or-Treat again this year. Area and local businesses, organizations, and individuals are welcome to decorate a trunk and park around our community/school library with treats for the children. This event will be held on Halloween, Tuesday October 31, from 5:30-7:00pm.

We hope you will join us!

Weekly Inspirations

You cannot be everything to everyone. Don't invalidate your own experience and feelings to validate someone else's. You must be true to you.

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