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News for 4/10/2024

TR Senior Class at Prom

TR Junior Class at Prom

KAYS to Host Blood Drive

The next KAY blood drive is scheduled for Tuesday, April 23, at the TRHS. Sign up online or contact sponsor Robin Billings for an appointment. You may also call the HS office at 785-476-2217.

Attention Kensington Residents

A dumpster for large, bulky trash items will be available at the city shop April 16-30.  Watch the Facebook page and for posters for more information.


April 9, 2024

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Kensington, Smith County

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Kensington public water supply system located in Smith County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

  • Boil water for one minute prior to drinking or food preparation or use bottled water.

  • Dispose of ice cubes and do not use ice from a household automatic icemaker.

  • If your tap water appears dirty, flush the water lines by letting the water run until it clears.

  • Disinfect dishes and other food contact surfaces by immersion for at least one minute in clean tap water that contains one teaspoon of unscented household bleach per gallon of water.

  • Water used for bathing does not generally need to be boiled. Supervision of children is necessary while bathing so that water is not ingested. Persons with cuts or severe rashes may wish to consult their physicians.

The advisory took effect on April 9 and will remain in effect until the conditions that placed the system at risk of bacterial contamination are resolved. KDHE officials issued the advisory because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in the system.  Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination. 

Regardless of whether the public water supplier or Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) announced a boil water advisory, only KDHE can issue the rescind order following testing at a certified laboratory.

For consumer questions, please contact the water system at 785-476-2668, or KDHE at 785-296-5514. For consumer information please visit KDHE’s PWS Consumer Information webpage:

Restaurants and other food establishments that have questions about the impact of the boil water advisory on their business can contact the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s food safety & lodging program at or call 785-564-6767

Veterans Town Hall & Health Fair

This Saturday, April 13, from 10:00am to 12:30pm come to the American Legion in Kensington. The Smith County Memorial Hospital is hosting this event in efforts to sign Veterans up for health care. A pancake breakfast will be served from 8:30-10am for free will donations. 

TR Schools Schedule of Events


Thur.11- Choir Clinic @ Bethany College 10am; MS Track @ Stockton (hosted by NV) 2:00pm (lv @ 12:30)

Fri.12- HS Track @ Hill City 3:00pm

Mon.15- Bus Evacuations 3:00-HS; 3:10-GS; 3:30-MS

Wed. 17- 9am FFA District Livestock Contest @ Hays

Fri.19- MS Track @ Osborne 9:30am; HS Track @ Osborne 3:00pm

Tue.23- MS Track @ Beloit (hosted by Southern Cloud) 9:00am (lv Agra 6:50 & KTown 7:00); HS/ES Spring Concert @ HS gym 7:00pm

Wed.24- 5th & 6th Grade Camp (non-band students) to Water Jamboree @ Harlan Lake & Camp Joy @ Rep. City, NE 9:15am (lv @ 8:30); PTL Music Contest @ Pike Valley; 4th Grade to Home on the Range (lv 8:30)

Thur.25- HS Achievement Ceremony @ 9:30am; STUCO Fun Day

Fri.26- 5th /6th /7th to Ameritowne @ Lenora 10:00am (lv @ 8:20); 8th Grade to NCK Tech in Hays 8:45am (lv 7:30); HS Track @ Beloit

Tue.30- 4-8th Spring Concert @ TRMS 7:00pm – No MS track practice; HS Track @ Phillipsburg


Wed.1- MS Track @ Beloit-St. John’s 9am (lv Agra 6:40 & KTown 6:50)

Legion Friday Night

This week at the Kensington American Legion we have our short/long horns as our feature and our salad will be macaroni. We will have our regular menu items as well and our kitchen is open from 6-8pm.  You can call 785-476-3204 to have your order ready for pick up.  Hope to see you there.

As of April 30th, I will be retiring and am passing my booking/Legion needs to Julie Craig (785-543-4108) and Chris Barnes will be the kitchen manager (785-476-8043).  They will be more than happy to help you with your Legion requests. Please feel free to contact one of the commanders, too, and they are Bob Sinclair (360-355-2144) or Bob Wagner (785-476-7633).


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