News for 2/16/2022

KCS Fundraiser Dinner

The Kensington Community Store will host a Winter Fundraiser on March 6, 2022, from 11am-1pm. Serving soup, dessert, relishes, and asking for donations to help our community owned store. Please consider signing up to provide food items or help serve the meal. Sign-up sheets are at the store. Items need to be brought to the Kensington American Legion by 9am on Sunday, March 6. We appreciate your support!


Fundraiser Dinner for Isabelle

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser to help with the medical expenses for Isabelle (Bea) Footh will be held Sunday, March 13, 2022. Join us from 11:00am to 1:00pm at the Kensington American Legion Post 166 for spaghetti, desserts, tea and coffee for a free will donation. Served by the Kensington American Legion Riders.


Kensington Lions News

At the January meeting, new member Charles Tilton, was installed by special guest, District Governor Randy St Aubyn. Charles’ sponsor is Bob Bearley.

During the meeting, the club voted to pay for the TR little kids’ basketball t-shirts and buy the kindergarten class educational 123 pop-its.

During the February meeting, the club discussed that the distribution of commodities was going well. They made a donation to post prom and are promoting Lions Band Camp. The club will pay for some kids to attend this summer. It is a camp for high school aged students.

Next meeting will be March 7, at 7:00. Consider becoming a Lion!




New member Charles Tilton, sponsor Bob Bearley, President Jeff Nech, and District Gov. Randy St. Aubyn.



K-TOWN KATES

The K-town Kates met Monday January 10, 2021 at the Kensington Community Center.

Deb B. read the minutes of the November and December meetings. They were declared approved as corrected.

Donna J. presented the treasurer’s report with explanation about the Christmas dinner. The report was declared approved.

Georgetta reported on the food pantry and several generous donations. She sent out Christmas Cards to 27 people and organizations in appreciation of their donations in 2021.

The February meeting will be February 14, 2022. The program will be Valentine Bingo with each member bringing 3 - $1.00 prizes.

The alternative program was playing the alphabet game.

Carmen Rice provided delicious cookies as the hostess.

The meeting was adjourned.

FOOD PANTRY: The additional workers for the Saturday, February 19, 2022 food pantry from 1:00 to 3:00 at the Kensington Community Center will be Carmen and Irene.


TRHS Attends State Scholars Bowl

The TRHS Scholars Bowl team qualified to attend the Class 1A-D1 State competition at Langdon-Fairfield HS on Saturday, February 12. Though they didn’t make it into the finals, everyone did an awesome job and it was an honor to compete.


(l-r): Leland McGuire, Dashawn Eller, LyNece Stokesbury, Mariana Escobar, Liam Corbett, Paul Ferguson. Photo provided by sponsor Denise Miller.

Thunder Ridge Ballgames & Events

FEBRUARY

Fri. 18- HS BB @ Mankato 4:00pm

Sat. 19- MS (7th/8th grades) Dance sponsored by MS Cheers 7-9pm

Mon. 21- Dismiss @ 2:30pm for Teacher In-Service;

Tue- 22- HS BB @ Home vs Wilson 5:00pm

Thur. 24- MS Scholar’s Bowl @ Northern Valley (Long Island) 4:00pm/ lv 3:10; HS BB Sub State Quarterfinals Feb 24 – 25 @ Beloit TBA

Sat. 26- Youth Basketball in both Kensington & Agra gyms 8am – 3pm

HS BB Sub State Semifinals & Finals- March 3 – 5, 2022


Friday Night Legion Menu

This week at the Kensington American Legion our special is ham and beans with cornbread, fried potatoes, orange jello with carrots and Pineapple, and dessert. Beef & Barley soup will be on the menu along with our regular menu items. Please call 785-476-3204 and we'll have your order to pick up. Hope to see you Friday!


Mat Makers Will Meet

Saturday, February 19, the ladies will meet from 9am-noon at the St. John’s (north) church parish hall. They are always glad to see new faces so feel free to join them!


Condolences

Sympathy to the family and friends of Colton Koch. Deputy Koch passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 7, 2022, in Mankato, KS at the age of 27. Colton had resided with Bob and Linda Gibson throughout his high school years and he graduated from Thunder Ridge in 2013.


Weekly Inspiration

You can’t change the past, it’s out of your hands. All you have is right now. It’s time to take a deep breath, silence negative thoughts, and make a new plan.

Speak to people in a way that if they died the next day, you’d be satisfied with the last thing you said to them.


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