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News for 3/11/2020 Congrats Brennan Kirchhoff on 1,000 career points!

7th Annual NPL Art Show at Osborne

The NPL Art Show, featuring works by Thunder Ridge High School students, opened for viewing at the Osborne Public Library on Tuesday March 3. This exhibit runs through March 24, 2020. Categories for the art show are: Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Ink, Sculpture, Ceramics, Jewelry, Graphic Design, Pastel, Oil Pastel, Mixed Media, Graphite, Printmaking and Colored Pencil.  Area schools represented in this exhibit are: Chase, Glasco, Lakeside-Downs, Lincoln, Miltonvale, Osborne, Pike Valley-Scandia, Rock Hills-Mankato, Tescott, Thunder Ridge-Kensington, Sylvan and Wilson. Judging this year’s show will be by Tammy Dreiling from Hays, Ks.

An awards ceremony will be held Tuesday, March 24, at 10:00 a.m. This exhibit is free and open to the public during the Osborne Public Library hours.  For more information call Barbara Carlin at Osborne High School, 785-346-2143.

TR Basketball Season Comes to an End

The Lady Longhorns had a tremendous basketball season that sadly came to an end Friday night, March 6, with their first and only loss to Otis-Bison in the first round of Sub-State. Family and friends helped recognize Senior Brennan Kirchhoff in celebrating her achievement of 1,000 high school career points. Congrats on a great season ladies.

Congrats Brennan Kirchhoff on 1,000 career points!

Thunder Ridge Calendar Events


Wed. 11- 4th/5th Grade Cosmosphere @ MS 12:00-3:00pm

*State BB @ Dodge City March 11-14th

Thur. 12- Scholastic Book Fair @ TRMS

Fri. 13- Grade Cards sent home w/students; MS Book Fair

*Spring Break March 16-20th- No Classes

Mon. 23- MS Track begins

Tue. 24- 10:30am NPL Art Show Awards

Thurs. 26- 1:00pm NPL Power-lifting @ Wilson

Fri. 27- MS Track Sports pictures 3:15pm; Thunder Ridge School Carnival 6:30-8pm

Tue. 31- 9:00am FFA Livestock Contest @ Smith Center

Kensington Library

The library will provide limited hours during the USD 110 Spring Break, March 16-20. We will be open Monday from 2-7pm, Wednesday from 9am-2pm, Friday and Saturday also 9am-2pm; closed Tuesday and Thursday. Stop in to view the beautiful quilts on display through the whole month of March. These beautiful works provided by many talented local ladies.

Mat Makers Will Meet

Mat makers met March 7 and had 12 people come and support the project. Several more mats for the homeless got worked on and will be delivered later this month.

They will meet again the last Saturday of the month, March 28, from 9- noon, at St John Lutheran Church. Everyone welcome!

Kensington Senior-Community Center

Hand and Foot this Thursday the 12th at 1:00pm. Our March potluck is scheduled for Tuesday, March 24 at 6:00pm. Hope to see you there.

Weekly Inspiration

Always appreciate what you have before it's gone. - Unknown

No more expectations, just gonna go with the flow and whatever happens, happens. - Unknown

No matter how stressed you are, remember how blessed you are. - Unknown


Send your info to Erica Barnes at with subject line: NEWS; or feel free to call 785-476-8185. For the full, in color edition, visit


  1. Library Director; K-3 & HS Librarian Kensington Community/School Library Erica Barnes 785-476-2219 or 8185 (cell) Fill your mind with truth; fill your heart with love; and fill your life with service. - Thomas S. Monson


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