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News for 3/16/22

Kensington Lions

March 7, the Kensington lions held their monthly meeting. Alan Bates spoke to the club on the topic of Ag. Lions Club Band Camp was discussed and it was agreed to pay for the registration and some travel expenses of kids who want to attend.

The club also agreed to purchase buzzers for the MS quiz bowl team, purchase new table cloths and silverware for the senior center, and donate money to the legion to go towards the purchase of their HVAC system.

The club hopes to do a hwy cleanup in April with the help of the KAY club. Members of lions also will help distribute commodities on March 28.

The next meeting will be April 4 at 7:00. Consider becoming a Lion and help serve your community!

Lion Kenny Ratliff was honored with a special pin and certificate for being a Lion member for 50 years!

Pancake Feed at Athol

The Athol/RFPD #1 Fire Department is hosting a Pancake Feed on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at the Community Building in Athol. Accepting free will donations to benefit the equipment fund. Serving pancakes and sausage from 5-7:30pm on March 19. Please plan to attend and support our volunteer firefighters.

Soup Luncheon

Join us at the American Legion in Kensington for a soup luncheon this coming Sunday, March 20 from 11am to 1pm. Serving chili, vegetable, and cheesy broccoli soups with dessert, coffee, tea and water. All proceeds will go to the new HVAC system for the legion.

Mat Makers

They will meet again March 19, from 9-noon at the St. John Lutheran Church’s parish hall.

Legion Friday Night

This week at the Kensington American Legion our special will be a baked potato stuffed with broccoli, ham and cheese, or chili and cheese, or sour cream, butter, and chives, served with a side salad and dessert. Our soup will be ham and cabbage (with potato --it's a good German soup). We will have our regular menu items, too. Please call us at 785-476-3204 to have your order to go. Our kitchen hours are from 6-8pm. "May the luck of the Irish be with you!"

Attendance Awards

Thunder Ridge Elementary recognized students who had perfect or near perfect attendance this third quarter. With all the sickness this winter, the school was excited to have so many to honor.

L-R: Lexi Beinhoff, Ada Synoground (perfect attendance), Destyni Coomes, Bridget Villarreal, Keith Baker, Kass Wagenblast, and Kynnie Wagie (perfect attendance).

Thunder Ridge Ballgames & Events

The TR School Carnival will be Friday, March 25th from 5:30-8:00pm at the middle school in Agra. Enjoy the Walking Taco supper served from 5:30-7:00, games and booths will open in the gymnasium from 6:30-8:00pm. Come join in the fun!!


Mar 14 – 18 No School – Spring Break

Mon. 21 HS Play Dress Rehearsal at the MS 1:45; HS & MS Track Practice Begins

Kensington Library

Stop in during the month of March to see the wonderful quilts display. Local ladies and the Prairie Treasures Quilt Guild have provided a beautiful assortment of colorful quilts for us to have on display throughout the month of March, which happens to be National Quilting Month. A few of the TR KAYS helped to hang these lovey quilts around the library: Kristal Rice, JaCea Reese and Mariana Escobar.

While you’re here, be sure to ask us about Hoopla if you aren’t already using this amazing, digital resource. We would be glad to set you up with a Hoopla account for access to Ebooks, audiobooks, comics, music, movies, and television series.

Weekly Inspiration

Your energy is special. Conserve it. Give it to the right people. Limit the negativity. Stay peaceful. Have fun. Be passionate. Make plans to do things that recharge and nourish your mind, body and heart.

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