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News for 2/2/22

KAYS Make Valentines

KAYS were busy again making valentines decorations for the residents of Sun Porch and Smith Center Health and Rehab. We sure hope the koalas will brighten their day!

Photos by Robin Billings, KAY sponsor

Sophomores Starla Cochrun and Gianna Hoersdig smile for a pic.

Susana Jovel grins for the camera!

Thunder Ridge Ballgames & Important Dates


Wed. 2- County Spelling Bee at TR 9:00am

Fri. 4- HS BB @ Sylvan Grove 4:00pm

Sat. 5- MS BB Teams to Manhattan for K-State Game 6:30pm/ lv 1:30

Mon. 7- HS KAY Unit Conference @ Sylvan Grove; HS NPL League Band @ Mankato 1-8pm; MS PTL Scholar’s Bowl @ Lakeside 1:00pm/ lv 11:45 (Eat at 11:15)

Tue. 8- HS BB @ Home vs Logan 4:00pm

Thur. 10- MS Scholar’s Bowl @ St. John’s Beloit 4:00pm/ lv 2:20

Fri. 11- HS BB @ Home vs Tescott *PARENT NIGHT

Mon. 14- HS BB @ Hill City 4:00pm

Tue. 15- HS BB @ Home vs Lincoln 4:00pm

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

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

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

Tue- 22- HS BB @ Home vs Wilson

Thur. 24- MS Scholar’s Bowl @ Northern Valley (Long Island) 4:00pm/ lv 3:10

Mark Your Calendars!

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.

Legion Menu

This week at the Kensington American Legion our special will be stuffed meatloaf in gravy, buttered parsley potatoes, sauteed squash and onions, and pie. We’ll have our regular menu items too. Our kitchen hours are 6-8pm and call 785-476-3204 to place your order for pick-up. It’s going to be a cold week, but it will be nice and warm at the legion. Come and join us Friday evening.

Do you enjoy cooking and feeding others? The Legion is looking for a kitchen manager. It’s a part-time position and we serve food Friday evenings. Call Tom James at 785-476-5754 or Kim Terrell at 785-656-2276 for more information.


Sympathy to the family of Leonard Rahjes. Leonard passed away on January 26, at the age of 74. The Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 11am at St. John Lutheran Church in Kensington, KS. Genny, Luke, Charyne and Kevin would be glad to see you there.

Weekly Inspiration

Self care isn’t just treating yourself from time to time. It’s choosing to keep your peace during an argument. It’s not feeling guilty for saying no. It’s spending less time with negative people. It’s prioritizing your mental health. It’s making time to pray and meditate. It’s choosing not to take things personally.

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