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News for 5/20/2020

No Cemetery Ceremonies 

Well, like the rest of the country that seems to have things changing every day, we here at the Legion have more changes also. Per our Commander and his advisers: there will be NO ceremonies this year at any of the cemeteries that the Kensington Legion normally does. ALTHOUGH, there WILL be flags placed on the graves as usual.

*As always, please observe social distancing this busy weekend.

ALL Legion, Sons, and Auxiliary please still muster at the Legion at 8 am May 24.

Thank you!

Legion Post #166

Alumni Banquet Cancelled 

The Kensington-Thunder Ridge Alumni board have decided to cancel this year’s Alumni Banquet. We will miss this opportunity to join people together in the celebration of our time together, but we must protect each other. We have decided to support a Thunder Ridge High School graduating senior student/students with a scholarship for this year.  It would be wonderful if  any alumni would like to contribute to the scholarship fund to support our Thunder Ridge High School students. 

The scholarship/scholarships will be announced at a later date. The alumni committee is looking into honoring classes of alumni who graduated in the years ending in 0 and 1.

No Summer Ball in Kensington 

With several teams/towns in the league bowing out and also due to the governors extension, the tball, midgets and softball leagues that TR normally participates in will NOT take place this year.   Please enjoy the time with your family, get some exercise, play catch with your kids in your yard, etc. 

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! 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!!

Weekly Inspiration

A good friend is like a four-leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have. - Irish Proverb

Never give up on yourself. Remember, great things take time. - Unknown

There is no greater wealth in this world than peace of mind. - 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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