News for 12/30/2020

Lions Deliver Cheer

Each December, the Kensington Lions deliver bags with FFA fruit and homemade cookies to those in the community who need some extra cheer.

This year 47 bags were packed and delivered. It’s an annual project the club has done for many, many years. The delicious fruit and cookies are always appreciated by those who receive a cheer bag.

Lions are always proud to serve their community!



L-R: Mike and Becky Isom, Greg Billings, Joan Nech, Deb and Bob Sinclair, Darold Grauerholz, Keith Hall, Don Wiens, Bob Bearley, and Robin Billings pose with their 47 packed bags.


TRES Puts Kindness into Action

Each month, the students of Thunder Ridge Elementary focus on a different character trait. December was the month for “kindness”. Of course December brings to a child’s mind the idea of making a wish list, but the teachers at TRE wanted the students’ focus to be on what the kids could GIVE not receive.

Showing kindness to someone you don’t know or could ever repay is a special kind of kindness. The past couple of years, Thrivent Action Money was used to purchase the supplies for the students to create a gift for the residents of Sunporch and Smith Center Health and Rehab.

Last year a gift pack of cocoa, soft socks, candy cane and a card were delivered to the residents. This year, the kids were a little more hands on and painted blocks of wood and decorated them. The letters JOY were glued on the white blocks and a sunflower and snowflake were put on the two different sides of the blue block.

Joy is something that should be given all year and so the JOY blocks can be displayed year round in the residents’ rooms. The snowflake can be shown during the cold, winter months while the sunflower can be displayed for Kansas Day and during the warmer months.

The students hoped to give a gift of kindness that could be enjoyed all year long and remind the residents that someone is thinking about them! 85 gifts were wrapped and delivered this past week. The Sunporch residents received the blocks and the residents of SC Health the Rehab were given a homemade Christmas tree ornament.

This Christmas season, the students at TRES hope that you too give the gift of kindness that will bring JOY to the hearts of many!



Amelia Wyrill shows her missing tooth and JOY!




Emily Saltsman proudly shows her JOY and snowflake!




Avery Burris finished her JOY and shows her sunflower.




MaKenzi Grauerholz loves the JOY project!


Kensington Library Holiday Hours

During the USD 110 holiday break, the library will provide limited hours. The week of December 27-January 2 we are: open Monday from 1-6pm, Tues-Thurs. from 9am-2pm, closed Friday, open Sat. from 9am-2pm. We do offer curbside service for those who do not feel comfortable entering the building. Regular library hours and school resumes Monday, January 4. Please call 785-476-2219 for assistance or book requests. Wishing you a Happy New Year!


Weekly Inspirations

We would do ourselves tremendous favour by letting go of the people who poison our spirit. - Steve Maraboli

If you chase two rabbits, you will not catch either one. - Russian Proverb

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. - Martin Luther King Jr.


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