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News for 11/29/23

2023 KCAC Football Team of Character and Champions of Character Announced

Congratulations to Jacob Barnes of Kensington, Kan. for being selected as a KCAC Champion of Character. Barnes is a 2021 graduate of TRHS and now Jr at Bethany College; position RB for the Bethany College Swedes football team.

WICHITA, Kan. — The Evangel University football team has been awarded the KCAC Champions of Character Team of the Year honor for their sport in the 2023 season. Champions of Character award winners from each institution have also been chosen. The KCAC Team of Character and Champions of Character awards are sponsored by IMA Financial Group, and both were based on the NAIA Champions of Character award. A team is recognized in each sport, as voted on by their peer coaches.

Committed to advancing character-driven athletics, the NAIA Champions of Character program aims to inspire student-athletes, coaches, officials, and fans to hold high standards and embody what character truly means in a competitive arena. By keeping the five core values of integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, and servant leadership at the heart of the athletics experience, the Champions of Character program empowers participants to change the culture of sport.

The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Champions of Character awards are presented by IMA Financial Group, and are awarded to the student-athletes and team who best represent the mission of the Champions of Character Program. 

*This info is copied directly from the article published by KCAC. 


The K-town Kates met Monday, November 6, 2023 at 6:15 at the Kensington Community Center.  Members carpooled to Sharon Rust’s permanent local display of wedding dresses and accessories.  Her exhibition included beautiful wedding dresses arranged by each decade starting with 1900 into 2000 with some entries originating from families in the area.  Her museum is quite a treasure in our small community! 

After returning to the Center, Donna W opened the meeting with the roll call answered by 13 members telling their favorite Thanksgiving dessert and some showing their wedding pictures.  The 2024 meeting booklets created by Janet were distributed.  The minutes and treasurers report were read and declared approved.   

Georgetta presented the food pantry report.  She reported on several generous monetary donations and several organization’s food drives including the local school’s Trick or Treat so Others Can Eat (reverse trick or treating by KAYS).  The Christmas gifts to be given at the December Food Pantry was decided.   JoAnn and Barb will be the additional workers at the November 18th Food Pantry and the K-town Kates officers at the December 16th Food Pantry. 

The Christmas party will be December 2 at the Kensington Community Center, with social hour at 6:00 p.m. and the meal served at 6:30.  Donna J. will collect the money for the meal and Deb B is the contact person for those who will attend.  A grab bag gift exchange will take place for those who choose to participate. Becky Sadler will provide the program.  Hostesses JoAnn and Barb served delicious cupcakes.  Meeting adjourned. 

Legion Friday Night

This week at the Kensington American Legion we have chili and vegetable beef soup with cornbread as our soup. The special will be a pony shoe, and  both meals will come with dessert.  Our kitchen is open from 6-8 and you can call 785-476-3204 to have your order ready for pick up.  Hope to see you Friday night. 

Kensington Library 

“A Good Day to Pie” by Misha Popp is our •Read It & Eat• book club selection for the month of November. Find it on Hoopla or stop into the library and see if we have any copies available. *Spoiler Alert!- In this book there’s a baking competition and we hope to have everyone bake a little something to share and sample at our next book club discussion this Saturday, December 2, at 1:00pm. 

The Kensington Commercial Club held the annual Christmas lighting on Main Street this last Sunday evening and the theme for the night was “A Charlie Brown Christmas”. This fun story can be found on display down Main Street starting at the American Legion. This storywalk is made possible by the Central Kansas Library System and Kensington Community/School Library. 

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