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News for 4/17/24

Attention Kensington Residents

Dumpster at the City Shop on South Adams.

A dumpster for large, bulky trash items will be available at the city shop April 16-30. RESIDENTIAL bulky items only. HAUL YOUR OWN!

•Place items INSIDE the provided dumpster.

•Use boxes or bags for smaller items, but no household trash! Save that for the trash truck.

•Appliances—If it uses FREON, the freon must be removed and tagged by a certified technician

•Metal & Batteries-Place on designated trailer

• NO tires, paint, motor oil, lawn & garden chemicals, or household waste

• NO business waste, pallets, or building materials

PLEASE consider assisting neighbors and friends who need help.

QUESTIONS? Call City Office 785-476-2668

KCS Fundraiser 

It’s Fiesta Time! Come enjoy some Mexican food with KCS!

This free will donation fundraiser will be held this Sunday, April 21, 2024, at the American Legion in Kensington starting at 11:00am. We welcome the public to come and support the Kensington Community Store and have lunch with us.  Your donations make a difference.

Spring Tea

Spring Tea is scheduled for Sunday, April 28, 2024 at the St. John Lutheran (north) church in Kensington. Join us at 2PM in the Parish Hall for a special program by Eunice Boeve, local author of “This Thin Veil Between Us”. Please make plans to attend. We would love to have you!

Mother/KAY Banquet

The annual KAY banquet was held last Monday, April 8. A catered meal was enjoyed by all KAY members and their mother’s and grandmothers. Around 90 people were present. It’s an evening when we celebrate the accomplishments of the KAY members and all the service projects they’ve done all year. We not only  highlight the projects but honor the members who have earned high points for helping with those projects. KAY is an organization of service and leadership. We are proud of all of our KAY members!

The entertainment for the evening were Kyler Elliot and Kenya Godsey. They each performed a forensic piece that they had performed at contest. 

A special thanks to all of our KAY members and their wonderful parents!

Senior members: L-R Back- Mason Baker, Brooklyn Stauffer, Starla Cochrun, Austin Barnes; front- LyNece Stokesbury, Kamryn Rietzke, Gigi Hoersdig, and Jennifer Jones.

TR Schools Schedule of Events


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)

Book Fair @ Kensington Library 

Our springtime book fair is coming soon! This is an opportunity for parents and grandparents to purchase books for your children to keep reading throughout the summer break. Don’t let them suffer from that summer slide. Come check out the wonderful PaperPie Learning books and more next week! Open for sales Monday, April 22, through Monday, April 29. Hours include: Mon.(4/22) 12:45-7pm, Tues. 8am-6:30pm, Wed./Thur./Fri. 8am-4:30pm, Sat. 9am-2pm and Mon. (4/29) 8am-7pm. *Stop in before the HS/ES Spring Concert @ 7:00pm in the HS gym on Tuesday evening (4/23). 

Legion Friday Night

This week at the Kensington American Legion we have BBQ meatballs as the feature served with a side and dessert. 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 Friday!

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).

Weekly Inspiration 

This is your sign that everything is going to work out today. Believe it. If it doesn't feel like it, calm your anxious thoughts and affirm this: everything is working out for me. 

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