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News for 5/13/2020

Rusty Tractor Dining 

The dining room at the Rusty Tractor will be open starting Monday, May 11, with limited seating to allow for social distancing.

Operating Hours for Rusty Tractor:

Monday - 11am-2pm; Tuesday - 11am-8pm; Wednesday - 11am-8pm; Thursday - 11am-8pm; Friday - 11am-9pm; Saturday 11am-9pm.

At this time we will not be taking reservations due to limited seating.  We are hoping to see everyone but remember to be safe and if you are not feeling well please stay home so that we can protect our staff and the other patrons.

Kensington Community/School Library 

We will now be offering curbside pickup! 

Starting Monday, May 11th we will have staff in the building but doors will remain locked to the public for the time being. Also, no returns at this time. Hours include: Mondays 3-7:00pm; Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 9am-2pm. Call us at 785-476-2219 to give us your book requests and schedule a pickup time. Please drive up to the East/school side door and we will be watching to bring out your items. 

We will later announce when we are ready for your returns. Thank you for your patience. 

KAY Blood Drive Scheduled

May 26 will be our next local blood drive sponsored by TR KAYS. It will be held at St. John Lutheran Church parish hall in Kensington, from 9:00-3:00. 

During this time of quarantine has really negatively affected the number of drives held in our small towns. It’s crucial for everyone who is able to donate blood if at all possible.

Please consider donating as blood supplies are in high demand due to many local drives being canceled. Schedule your appointment online at or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.  

Please note that all donors are required to wear a mask. You may bring your own, or they will provide you with one. Thanks in advance!

Since school is closed, donors need to make their appointments by going to The Red Cross is also making calls asking for donations. Thanks in advance!!

Here is Seth Brown donating blood last November at the KAY Blood Drive. He shows how easy it is!

KAYS Thank You!

The past three weeks has been a success as many people and businesses participated in the TR KAY Scavenger Hunt! Several posts and comments were made noting the number of items found each week.  The final week found the Blank family winning as they found the most Longhorns!! Each individual and family that won each week will receive a CC gift card, and the Kensington Food Pantry that serves the entire USD 110 school district will get a monetary donation.

Thanks to everyone who displayed hearts, flags, and Longhorns!! It’s great to see our communities come together and support our KAY activities.

Longhorns were the item to hunt for during the KAY Scavenger Hunt last week. Several Longhorns were spotted and kids had fun going around and counting them!

KensLy, Aadyn, and TyLynn Blank with a Longhorn they found while participating in the scavenger hunt.

Wolf Graduates from CCCC

Congratulations to Craig Wolf of Concordia, KS, son of Ron and Marlene Wolf of Kensington. He was supposed to graduate this Friday the 15th of May with an Associate of Applied Science in Renewable Energy from Cloud County Community College. Unfortunately due to the Covid-19, the graduation ceremony will not be held. Craig has been pursuing this degree as a part-time student while being employed full-time with a family at home. Craig’s wife, Amanda, and four children, Annabell, Sadye, Nola, and Albin, are very proud of him!

Weekly Inspiration

No one is perfect... that's why pencils have erasers. - Unknown

Apparently when you treat people like they treat you, they get upset. - 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


Erica Barnes Library Director; K-3 & HS Librarian Kensington Community/School Library 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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