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News for 11/4/2020

Fall Sports End

The Longhorns Football team found themselves back at home for their first and final game of district playoffs on Thursday, October 29. They fell to Axtell, who won by two points 42-40 over the Longhorns. 

The Longhorns Volleyball team ended their season as Sub-State runner-ups with a 20-10 record on Saturday, October 24. Fall Athletic Buffer Week is November 9th through the 15th. High School Winter sports practices are scheduled to begin Monday, November 16. 

The Thunder Ridge Middle School volleyball team finished their league season with a record of 7-0.  The team placed fourth in the PTL tournament held Monday, October 19, with a final record of 10-2.  

Pictured left-right (back-front): standing behind are Alanna Schroeter, Gracie Rice, Coach Carolyn Johnson, and Coach Kelsey Levin; middle row are Leanka van der Linden, Hannah Nelson, Jasmine Ferguson, Keara Dodds-Reha, Kaydence Dodds, Peyton Chestnut, Khloe Reimer, and April Webb; front row are Jennifer Cochrun, Destynee Coomes, Madison Brown, Jennifer Galicia-Banuelos, Allison Rhea, Jenna Barnes.

KAYS carry in all the food donations they collected Sunday afternoon. 

Kylie Reimer carries bags of food donations into the Kensington Community Center for the Food Pantry. 

KAY members Sydni Rust (left) and Mya Hoersdig (right) checking dates on canned items. 

KAYS sorting food items collected during the “Trick or Treat So Others Can Eat” event. 

Thunder Ridge Important Dates


Thurs. 5- KAYS host Blood Drive in the TRHS gym

*Fall Athletic Buffer Week November 9-15th

Mon. 9- KAY Regional Conference; 6pm Steering Committee/Post Prom/Music Booster

Tue. 10- MS BB vs Lincoln 4:00pm (Agra); No TR Academy

Thurs. 12- MS BB @ Osborne 4:00pm/lv @2:30

Fri. 13- MS Cheer Fundraiser Delivery

Sat. 14- Veterans’ Day Celebration in Kensington

Mon. 16- HS Winter Sports Practices Start

Thur. 19- MS BB @ Rock Hills (Mankato) 4:00pm/lv @ 2:55

Mon. 23- MS BB vs Logan 4:00pm (Agra)

Tue. 24- Pre-K Thanksgiving Feast @ MS 10:45am; Dismiss @ 12:15 for Thanksgiving Break

Wed. 25-Fri. 27- No School – Thanksgiving Break

Ktown Kates Met 

The October 12, 2020 meeting for the Ktown Kates started with a pizza party.  The meeting opened with a roll call answered by 15 members naming something that scares you. The October minutes were read and a treasurer’s report was given.  Both were declared approved. 

Georgetta reported that 16 family and single units participated in the October food pantry.   Possible grant opportunities and guideline interpretations were briefly discussed.   October 17 additional workers will be Donna W. and JoLynn.  On November 21 the THIRD SATURDAY of the month, the additional food pantry workers will be Deb B. and Loretta.

Officers for 2021 were discussed.  They will remain the same as 2020 officers.

Programs for the 2021 meetings along with volunteers for hostess and food pantry workers were discussed and decided.  Deb L. will compile and print the program books with appreciation from members.

Discussion was held about the Christmas party.  It will be Sunday, December 6, 2020 at the Senior Center with social time at 5:30 and dinner served at 6:00.  Donna J. will contact the Senior Center to check if it is available and reserve it.  Barbara will contact a potential caterer.  The menu will be decided at the November meeting. Officers will plan any entertainment and miscellaneous details.  Plans will be finalized at the November meeting.

The meeting adjourned and dessert was served by Deb B.

Weekly Inspiration 

We must travel in the direction of our fear. - John Berryman

Kids also learn faster because they don't spend their time thinking up reasons why they can't do it. - Unknown

The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart. - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


The Annual Fall Mass and potluck gathering of the St. Francis Church in Claudell had been tentatively planned for Oct 18.  However, it was decided to reschedule for the spring.  We will let you know when we firm up the new date.

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