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News for 11/16/2022 Sub State Bound!!!

Photo by Dale Stephens


With a WIN over Victoria last Friday night, the Longhorns bring it back home to Kensington for Sub-State versus Dighton. Game starts at 6:00pm, gates will open at 4:45. If they win, the State game will be held in Newton on Saturday, November 26. Best of Luck to our Thunder Ridge Longhorns!

Veterans Day Parade 2022 Winners

Church Category: 1- First St. John Preschool, 2- United Church

School Category: 1- Junior Class, 2- Senior Class, 3- 5th Grade Band

Business Category: 1- Kensington Lockers, 2- Insurance Smart, 3- Philips Co. Health Systems

Organization Category: 1- Busy Bees 4-H, 2- Kensington Commercial Club, 3- Terry Knight/Shriners

Miscellaneous Category: 1- Tim Riley, 2- Brian Dettmer, 3- Hilbrink Family

Raffle Item Winners

Gun Winners: Browning A-Bolt III 6.5 Creedmoor- Matt Wolters, Browning A Bolt III .270 Winchester- George Ferguson, Benelli Nova Max 5 12ga- Curt Bienhoff, Beretta PX4 Storm 9mm- Tom James.

Consolation Prizes: Christmas Coloring Box (3)- Samantha Carswell, Shane Hrabe, Kim Terrell; 2 Boxes Celsius Drinks (2)- Joe Burns, Joseph Burns; 2 Christmas Wreaths- Dennis Van Sypyol; Santa & Lantern- Travis Hardin; Sport Light (3)- Adam Seifers, Justin Lipsmeyer, Linda Humphrey; Router Set (2)- Travis Hardin, Beth Burns.

KAY members and sponsors pose for a quick picture before heading out to deliver meals.

(l-r, b-f) Kathi Boden, LyNece Stokesbury, Teaghan Hendryx, Allison Rhea, Jennifer Cochrun, Robin Billings, Jennifer Jones, Alexis Holling, Khloe Reimer, Gracie Rice.

Hendryx, Allie Rhea, Khloe Reimer, and Jennifer Cochrun package up buns to go with the meat and beans.


Each year the Thunder Ridge high school KAY Club partners with the Kensington Lions Club to package and deliver meals to members of the community. They do this before the parade Saturday morning of the Kensington veterans celebration. Around 40 bags were delivered this year.

Seven members of the Thunder Ridge High School KAY Club attended the Area 4 KAY Regional Conference on Tuesday, November 8th at Stockton High School. The Club received the Gold Award, recognizing their student leadership and service to their school, community, nation and world for the 2021-2022 school year.

The Kansas Association for Youth (KAY) is a character-building, leadership training program directed by the Kansas State High School Activities Association. This 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 2022 Regional Conference was “Service with Purpose!” This conference affords opportunities for student leaders and sponsors from neighboring clubs to share successes and challenges, as well as exchange ideas. Sessions in leadership training and organizational skills are also offered. These conferences inspire delegates to return to their clubs to challenge their local members.

TRHS KAY members attending the Regional Conference were: Sydni Rust, Toree Slavik, Alexis Holling, Kamryn Rietzke, Gianna Hoersdig, Starla Cochrun and Jenny Galicia. Accompanying the group were Kathi Boden and Robin Billings, the club’s sponsors.

TRHS Attended Math Relays

On November 10, 2022, the following students attended the 43rd Fort Hays State University Math Relays: Gianna Hoersdig, Jennifer Jones, Brooklyn Stauffer, LyNece Stokesbury, Jimmy Escobar Orellana, Jennifer Galicia-Banuelos, Allison Rhea, Teaghan Hendryx, Michael Ferguson, Evan Slavik, Irene Tilton, Henryk Watkins. There were over 41 schools in attendance with 545 registered students. Competition was fierce.

In the first event, Using Number Sense, Michael Ferguson, Evan Slavik and Irene Tilton placed 5th in the ninth grade team. In the fourth event, Informal Geometry, Measurement, the ninth grade team of Evan Slavik, Irene Tilton and Henryk Watkins placed tenth. For the fifth event of Applications of Algebra, Arithmetic, two individual placements were earned by Evan Slavik (3rd Place Ninth Grade Individual) and Michael Ferguson (4th Place Ninth Grade Individual). In the sixth event, Calculations with Calculators the sophomore team of Jimmy Escobar Orellana, Jennifer Galicia-Banuelos, and, Allison Rhea placed 5th. Also the ninth grade team of Michael Ferguson, Evan Slavik and Henryk Watkins placed tenth in Calculations with Calculators.

Thank you so very much to our bus driver Jeff Nech. We so appreciate you.

It is a great reward to travel with these students. They represented Thunder Ridge very well.

News items needed

Reminder: Please send your news to Erica at (put NEWS in the subject line please!) by SUNDAY afternoon. To see the full, in-color edition, visit the Kensington website online at


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