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News for 1/29/20 - 7 PEAT!

Super Bowl Party

Join us this Sunday, February 2, at the American Legion in Kensington for a Super Bowl Party. Plan to come at 4:00pm and join us for a fun evening. Please bring finger foods or snacks to share. Cheer on the Chiefs! Or the 49ers if you must.

Valentine’s Supper

The Kensington American Legion is taking reservations for a special Valentine’s Supper on Saturday, February 15, from 6:00 to 7:30pm. Serving grilled steak, 3 shrimp, baked potato, salad, bread, dessert, and choice of wine, coffee, tea or water. Plates are $18 for a single or $35 per couple. *Reservations are needed. Please call: the Legion after 6pm at 785-476-3204, Kim 785-656-2276 (leave msg), or Julie 785-543-4108 (leave msg).

7 Year Streak! NPL Champions 

So very proud of our Lady Longhorns! NPL champs for the 7th year in a row.

Congrats to Coach Darren Grauerholz on his 200th career win! Tuesday January 21, the Lady Longhorns traveled to play at Lincoln and came out on top. The girls beat Rock Hills 66-14 in the first game of the NPL tournament, claiming the 200th win for Coach D. 

Signing Day for Jaden Boden

Tuesday, January 21, 2020, Jaden Boden committed to a college. She will be playing volleyball for Barton CC next fall! So proud of you and appreciative of everyone who’s helped and supported you along the way! Go Cougars! 

Back (l-r): Bruce Hardacre, Alison Cole, and proud dad John Boden. Front (l-r): Kathi Boden, Jaden Boden and her sister Raegan Boden.

Thunder Ridge Calendar Events


Wed. 29- 4th/5th to Eagle Day @ Camp Hansen 9:30am 

Thur. 30- County Spelling Bee @ Phillipsburg Huck Boyd Center 9:00am; 11:00am PTL BB Tourney @ Rock Hills (Mankato)

Fri. 31- HS BB @ Southern Cloud (Glasco) 4:00pm


Sat. 1- 11:00am PTL BB Tourney @ Rock Hills (Mankato)

Mon. 3- 1:00pm NPL Band Clinic @ Rock Hills (Mankato) w/ 6:00pm Concert

Tues. 4- HS BB vs St. John’s Beloit @ 4:00pm

Fri. 7- HS BB @ Sylvan Grove 4:00pm     

Mon. 10- PTL Scholar’s Bowl @ Lakeside (Downs) 1:00pm

Tue. HS BB @ Franklin 4:00pm

Wed. 12- HS Play Dress Rehearsal @ MS 9:30am lv @ 8:00

Fri. 14- HS BB vs Tescott @ 4:00pm (Mini Cheerleaders Perform)

Mon. 17- Dismiss @ 2:30 for Teacher In-Service; No MS practice or TR Academy; HS BB @ Hill City 4:00pm

Tue. 18- MS Scholar’s Bowl @ Pike Valley (Courtland) 4:00pm; Senior Parent Night for the Home HS BB game vs Lincoln 4:00pm

Fri. 21- HS BB @ Rock Hills (Mankato) 4:00pm

Sat. 22- Youth BB Tourney at MS & HS; HS Play @ 7:00pm MS auditorium

Sun. 23- HS Play @ 5:00pm MS auditorium

Ktown Kates Met

The January 2020 meeting of the Ktown Kates met at the United Church of Kensington, Monday the 13th. Carmen Rice and Janet Hoverson served delicious refreshments to start the meeting. The 2020 program books made by Deb Levin were given to members.

Thirteen members answered the roll call by naming a Kansas Landmark. The November and December 2019 minutes were read by Deb Bienhoff and approved.

The Treasurer’s report was presented by Donna Johnson. Loretta Struik moved and Wanda Fink seconded to present Barbara Grauerholz with a $35.00 stipend to help offset the cost of gifts for the Christmas party. Motion passed. Dues were discussed and the consensus was to assign dues when and if necessary.

Georgetta Kinyon distributed the 2019 Kensington Food Pantry report. A brief discussion followed. Members enjoyed playing games led by President Donna Westbrook. First, listing the top 3 most popular things in different categories; next, guessing products from their advertising jingles.

Old Business was a discussion of the Christmas party. All agreed that the food was delicious and the location was great.

The next meeting will be February 10, 2020. The program will be Valentine Bingo with each attending member brining 3 -$1 gifts for prizes.

Doris Wiens and Janet Hoverson presented a program highlighting their tour with Prudent Tours, located in Hillsboro, Kansas. They showed interesting pictures they took with explanations via the television mainly from 2 of their destinations: the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky and the life size replica of Noah’s Ark at Williamsburg, Kentucky.

Meeting adjourned.

Weekly Inspiration 

Life is better with true friends. - Unknown

The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything they have. - Unknown

I think 99 times and find nothing. I stop thinking, swim in silence, and the truth comes to me. - Albert Einstein


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