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News for 12/14/2022

Pictured left to right: Annie Adams, Heath Hopson, Brillon McDowell, Konner Wagenblast, Declan Tweedy, Leanka van der Linden, Brooklyn Stauffer, Cameron Hardacre, (front row) Kaydence Dodds, Cadynce Jensen, Jasmine Ferguson, Hannah Nelson, Alanna Schroeter, Addie Molzahn.

KMEA Performance

Thunder Ridge students attended the Northwest district KMEA junior high honor band and choir, and the high school jazz band on Saturday, November 5 at Hays High School.

TR Schools Schedule of Events

Thur. 15- 3:30pm MS BB @ Lakeside (Downs); 6:00pm NHS Service Opportunity-

making blankets for the nursing home

Mon. 19- 4:00 pm MS BB @ Pike Valley (Courtland); 7:00pm Christmas Music Program (K-3, 9-12)

Tue. 20- 12:15pm EARLY DISMISSAL; End of 2nd Qtr/1st Semester

Dec 21, 2022 – Jan 2, 2023: Christmas Break - No School

Tue. January 3- HS BB @ Kensington vs Osborne 4:30pm

Wed. Jan. 4- School Resumes; 3:15pm MS Honors Program in Auditorium

Thur. 5- 3:00pm MS BB @ Home vs Southern Cloud

Laying The Wreaths

THIS Saturday, December 17, 2022 please join us in distributing wreaths for Wreaths Across America. Starting at 8:00am with a free will donation breakfast and coffee. Then wreaths will be loaded into vehicles to head out to the cemeteries. The opening ceremonies will take place at the St. John’s Lutheran cemetery at 11:00am. We appreciate volunteers to help place wreaths on the graves for our veterans.

Legion Ugly Sweater Night!

This year we’re hosting an Ugly Sweater Contest during our Wings Night on Monday, December 19. Doors open at 6:00pm. Join us for wings, buckets of beer, and prizes will be awarded for the ugliest sweaters!

This week at the Kensington American Legion we will have a special of creamy cordon Bleu casserole, carrot salad, peas, and a dessert. Our soups will be chili and good old German ham and cabbage soup served with cornbread. We will have our regular menu items as well and our kitchen is open from 6-8. You can call 785-476-3204 to have your order ready for pick up. We have a warm atmosphere and hope to see you Friday!

Kensington Library News

With the Christmas Vacation for USD 110, we will offer modified hours for December 20 through January 3. Open from 9am-2pm Wednesday Dec. 21 through Friday 23. CLOSED: Saturday 24-Monday 26. Open from 9am-2pm Tuesday December 27 through Friday 30.

We are grateful to have some generous donations this holiday season. We appreciate those who have been so kind and thoughtful: Connie Gordon for sharing her Christmas caroler decorations, Teresa & Donna Levin for the lovely carved Santa and reindeer Christmas decorations, and Melba Hagman for the wonderful puzzles we will soon have available for checkout. We also are thankful for the numerous book donations made throughout the year.

Weekly Inspiration

I know you try to stay positive as much as you can. Let's also prioritize love, forgiveness, empathy and compassion. The holiday can bring joy as well as pain for some who are dealing with things they don't talk about. Kindness really goes a long way!

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