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News for 12/22/21 - Merry Christmas!

Busy Bees 4H club met December 12th to complete their community service project. This month treat bottles and gift sacks were filled to be placed in the boxes distributed by the Christian Laymen’s. This project specifically will be distributed to children in our community.

Paul Ferguson and Brooklyn Stauffer participated in the NW district honor band, and Trinity Coomes participated in the honor choir on Saturday, Dec. 11. Paul received a medal for participating all four years.

Danny Ferguson, Aadyn Blank and Lexi Rust were selected to participate in the Northwest District KMEA Elementary Honor Choir. Twenty-five schools with 130 students from northwest Kansas came together to perform on December 11, 2021.

The awful wind storms on Wednesday, December 15, resulted in numerous damages around the area, but we were more fortunate than many. The carport structure just south of the American Legion was crushed by the huge hackberry.

Commodities Distribution

Reminder that commodities will be available at the Senior Center in Kensington from 4-5pm on Monday, December 27

Kensington Library Holiday Schedule

The library will be open for limited hours during the USD 110 Christmas Vacation. Open Monday from 2-7pm and 9am-2pm the remainder of the week. Holiday closures include: December 24 and 25 for Christmas and New Year’s Day on January 1st. Regular hours resume Monday, January 3. Please call 785-476-8185 for assistance.

Happy Birthday!

Lloyd “Shorts” Gemaehlich turned 90 years old on December 21. If you would like to help him celebrate, cards may be sent to: Lloyd Gemaehlich- Park View Care Center- 811 N 1st St- Box 247- Osborne, KS 67473. He’d be happy to hear from you.

Join Us for New Year’s Eve!

The Kensington American Legion will have a soup supper on New Year's Eve starting at 6pm. The legion will provide an assortment of soup. The public is welcome to bring salads, sandwiches, or dessert. We hope you can make it for an enjoyable evening.

The menu this Friday, December 17, will be Salisbury steak, cheesy potatoes, mixed vegetables, and cake for their Friday night special. Please call them if you'd like to get an order to go.

TRMS Honor Roll 2nd Qtr

All A's: 7th Grade- Samuel Baker, Brillon McDowell, Hannah Nelson; 8th Grade- Jackson Dunlap, Michael Ferguson, Khloe Reimer, Evan Slavik

All A's & B's: 7th Grade- Jasmine Ferguson, Alanna Schroeter, Declan Tweedy, Leanka van der Linden; 8th Grade- Henryk Watkins, April Webb

A's, B's, & 1 C: 7th Grade- Konner Wagenblast; 8th Grade- Peyton Chestnut, Shiloh Corbett, Keara Dodds-Reah, Gracie Rice, Olivia Runnion

Thunder Ridge Ballgames & Important Dates

Dec. 20-31: No School – Christmas Break

Mon. January 3: School Resumes

Tue. 4- HS BB @ Osborne 4pm

Wed. 5- MS Honors Program in Auditorium 3:15pm

Thurs. 6- MS BB @ Southern Cloud (Glasco) 3:00pm start

Fri. 7- *rescheduled HS BB at home vs Natoma; BLACK OUT the stands!

Sat. 8- 8:30pm KAYS Winter Formal

Weekly Inspiration

I am where I am because I had to believe in myself, even when no one else did. Don’t forget, you have your own inner wellspring of support. You got this!

I am confident that things will get better, even if I'm not sure how or when.

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