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News for 5/19/2021

Fireman’s Pancake Feed

Join us this Sunday, May 23, 2021 for the Kensington Fireman’s Pancake Feed at the American Legion in Kensington from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Accepting free will donations for the equipment fund to support the volunteer fire department. Pancake feed from 11:00am to 1:00pm, Sunday May 23.

Alumni Banquet

If you haven’t reserved your tickets, please do so! The KHS/TRHS alumni banquet is fast approaching and prepayment is greatly appreciated. Join us Saturday, May 29, at the Kensington American Legion to honor all classes ending in 5, 0, 6 and 1. Tickets are $25 each, which includes the meal, entertainment, and other alumni costs. Tickets will not be mailed out. Send payment to Kensington Alumni Association, PO Box 72, Kensington, KS 66951. Please make your reservations ASAP by calling Jennifer Dodds at 210-291-7661.

Memorial Day Services on May 30

The American Legion Post #166 will hold the annual Memorial Day Services on Sunday, May 30, 2021. Schedule as follows:

Claudel Cemetery 9:00 AM

Cedar Cemetery 9:30 AM

Gaylord Cemetery 10:15 AM

Athol Lutheran Cemetery 10:45 AM

Pleasant View Cemetery 11:15 AM

St. John Lutheran Cemetery 11:45 AM

Olive Branch Cemetery 1:00 PM

Stone Cemetery 1:45 PM

Germantown Cemetery 2:15 PM


4th Quarter honors for the 2020-2021 school year.


Jacob Barnes

Madelyn Davis

Jonathan Ferguson

Mark Ferguson

Edgar Galicia

Casandra Gibson

Mya Hoersdig

Raini Hrabe

Brody McManus

Kylie Reimer

Kyler Seemann

Maycee Westbrook


Tylynn Blank

Jonny Burger

Liam Corbett

Daxton Dunlap

Mariana Escobar

Paul Ferguson

Abby Hardacre

Saige Kirchhoff

Leland McGuire

JaCea Reece

Kristal Rice

Jaden Stauffer

Susana Jovel


Dalton Bice

Dylan Bice

Alexis Holling

Jace Randall

Sydni Rust

Toree Slavik

Kaleb Wagenblast


Mason Baker

Austin Barnes

Dashawn Eller

Josh Ferguson

Gigi Hoersdig

Kamryn Rietzke

Brooklyn Stauffer

Perfect Attendance for 4th Quarter included: Liam Corbett, Joshua Ferguson, Gigi Hoersdig, Brody McManus, Kyler Seemann, Jaden Stauffer


4th Quarter honors for the 2020-2021 school year.

All A’s

7th grade:

Jackson Dunlap

Michael Ferguson

Khloe Reimer

Evan Slavik

8th grade:

Jenna Barnes

Jimmy Escobar-Orellana

Jennifer Galicia

Allison Rhea

Ruben Steenkamp

All A’s and B’s

7th grade:

Dawson Stephens

April Webb

8th grade:

Destynee Coomes

Ezekiel McGuire

The Cook, the Legend, Has Retired

That’s what the mug stated, and it’s the exact sentiment the school kids and her co-workers felt in their hearts!

Chrys Engelke, has been a cook at the West Smith County/Thunder Ridge Elementary and high school for the past 34 years. She subbed for one year and then went full time.

She always greeted the students and staff with a smile and spoiled them with delicious, home made food! Fresh bread could often be smelled in the hallways which made everyone hungry for lunch.

The school was blessed to have such an amazing, talented, caring staff member! If you see her around the community, wish her a congratulations on her retirement because the cook, the legend, has retired!

Robin Billings presents Chrys with some parting gifts to say “Thank you” for her years of service.

Mr. Hall presented Chrys with a plaque.

Commodities Distribution

Commodities will be delivered in Kensington on Monday, May 24 for those who qualify. Pick up is at the Senior Center between 4:00 and 5:00pm, unless otherwise notified. For more information or questions, call Mike or Beccy Isom, 785-476-8182.

Kensington Library

We are now on summer break hours. We will be open 2-7pm on Mondays and 9am-2pm Tuesday through Saturday. Also, the Summer Reading Program will begin the second week of June. Stop in to sign your children up for summer reading.

Weekly Inspirations

Make the rest of your life the best of your life. - Unknown

If you do not try, your chance of success drops to 0.0% - Unknown

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Send your news to Erica at (put *NEWS in the subject line please) or call 785-476-8185. To see the full, in-color edition, visit the Kensington website online at


Erica Barnes Library Director; K-3 & HS Librarian Kensington Community/School Library 785-476-2219 or 8185 (cell)


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