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News for 10/26/2022

Pictured (l-r): Mayor Max Kuhlmann, Janet Hossman (Senior Center rep), Milton Detwiler (Chairman of KCS board), Mike Isom (Chairman of HCF board), Brooke McDowell (Commercial Club rep), Don Wiens (Rec Commission), and Jeff Nech (SALS).

Home Foundation Grants Awarded

Through the generosity of donors we have reached our endowment funding goal enabling $10,000 in annual grants going forward. Thanks to all who helped in making this vision a reality. Since 2015 the Kensington Home Charitable Foundation has distributed nearly $25,000 towards local civic projects.

We are pleased to announce the fall 2022 grant recipients. The city of Kensington for mulch funding at the new playground at the roadside park. The Kensington Recreation Commission towards new speakers at the football stadium. Sons of the American Legion towards funding the Veteran's Day beef/bean feed. Kensington Commercial Club for the meal during the Christmas lighting ceremony and decorations. Kensington Senior Center for purchase of additional seating. The Kensington Community Store towards the purchase of new signage. In total $5,000 was awarded this fall.

Donations can be made at Farmers National Bank in Kensington or by online at

KAYS To Host Blood Drive & Trick-or-Treat So Others Can Eat!

Please consider donating blood on Thursday, Nov. 3, in the TRHS gym from 9am-3pm. Call the High School office at 785-476-2217 to sign up or contact sponsor Kathi Boden. Save 15 minutes by visiting to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions on the day of your appointment.

Shake up your holiday traditions and give something that means something this holiday season.

The TRHS KAYS will be going door-to-door on Sunday afternoon, October 30, from 3-5pm collecting canned goods and nonperishable food items for the local food pantry. They will be asking for donations in the communities of Agra, Kirwin and Kensington, so if you will not be home please leave any donations on your doorstep. Or please contact sponsors Kathi Boden or Robin Billings to make other arrangements.

Invitation for Community Trunk-or-Treat Event

Inviting all area children and families to attend our Trunk-or-Treat event at the Kensington Community/School Library Monday night, October 31, from 5-7pm. We have several local businesses and organizations planning to be here to greet the little goblins and ghosts! We can’t wait to see all the kiddos in their cute or scary costumes. We hope you will join us for this SPOOKtacular event!

Congratulations to the Lady Longhorns Volleyball team for being Sub-State runners-up. Great season girls!

TR Schedule of Events


National FFA Convention Oct. 26 – 29 @ Indianapolis, IN

Thurs. 27- Pre-K to Hunter’s Pumpkin Patch lv @ 8:45am; HS FB Bracket Cross District @ Home vs Wilson

Fri. 28- NO SCHOOL

Sun. 30- 3-5pm KAYS Trick-or-Treat so Others Can Eat (Agra/Kensington/Kirwin communities)

Mon. 31- 2:30pm Halloween Parades for K-3rd in Kensington & 4-6 in Agra; Trunk-or-Treat @ Kensington Community/School Library from 5-7pm


Wed. 2- 3:15pm MS BB Pics

Thur. 3- KAYS Blood Drive from 9:00am - 3:00pm in HS gym; 4pm HS Scholars Bowl @ Natoma


Sat. 5- NW District KMEA Jr Honor Band/Choir & HS Honor Jazz Band @ Ft Hays

Mon. 7- TRHS Hosting League Vocal Clinic: Rehearsal begins at 1:00pm in the gym.

Students rehearse from 1-4:30pm and concert (open to the community) is at 6:00pm.

Tue. 8- MS BB @ Home vs Lincoln 4pm

Wed. 9- College Fair @ Osborne -All Juniors & Seniors, Leave @ 8:50am

Friday Night @ The Legion

This week at the Kensington American Legion we will have a special of meatloaf, macaroni and cheese, green bean casserole, Texas toast, and dessert . Our soups will be chili and homemade chicken noodle. We will have our regular menu items as well. Our kitchen is open from 6-8pm and you can call 785-476-3204 to have your order ready for pick up. Hope to see you Friday!

We will be hosting the annual community Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, November 24th at noon. The meat, potatoes, green beans, bread, beverages, and tableware will be provided. Please bring a salad or dessert to share.

Weekly Inspiration

When life feels overwhelming or difficult, remember this moment is temporary. You can get through this. Affirm to yourself that things will only get better from here.

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