News for 5/25/22



Congrats to the Thunder Ridge STATE qualifiers!!!

These young athletes have earned the trip to Wichita to compete at the State level May 27-28, 2022.

Jennifer Cochrun: High Jump

Jaden Stauffer: 4x800m Relay

Dylan Bice: 4x800m Relay

Jace Randall: 4x800m Relay

Mason Baker: 4x800m Relay and 400m

Brian Shaw: Discus

Toree Slavik: Discus (New School Record 132-4)!!


Kensington Pool to Open

Congrats to our guards who are going to state track (plus one alternate)! However, this means we don't have enough certified guards to open this Saturday, May 28. And weather not exactly cooperating for class. Hope to open the 30th. Stay tuned.


Get Your Tickets!

As of Monday there were only 75 tickets left. Don't miss out! It’s $20 per person to see the Dueling Pianos on June 4, at the American Legion in Kensington. The doors will open at 8pm for the show from 9pm to midnight. Message Brooke McDowell, Melissa Marget Westbrook or Staci Foreman for tickets. This event is sponsored by the Kensington Commercial-Community Club.


Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School will be May 31-June 3. The theme this year is “Zoomerang”, and kids will “travel” to Australia where they will discover some of God’s truths.

St. John Lutheran Church will host students in grades 4-6. United church will host grades 1-3, and First St. John will host preschool-K. Grades are based on the grades the kids just completed. Classes are from 9-11:30, with a program on Friday.

The five daily themes are: the beginning of life, the wonder of life, the value of life, eternal life, and using your life. All kids are welcome, and there isn’t a preregistration.


Spring Tea was Held

St. John Lutheran Church hosted their annual Spring Tea last Sunday afternoon. It was a fun afternoon of playing “guess the flower bloom” and ladies were challenged to name a many as they could.

Then two FCCLA members, Adrian Hawkins and Katie Christner, presented their STAR project called “Stop the Drop”. It was a very enlightening talk on a topic that needs to be addressed and offered listeners ideas of how to help in their efforts.

Cookies and fruit were served as refreshments and tiny succulents were given as prizes.




Adrian Hawkins and Katie Christner


Pool Repair Project

The Kensington Pool is in disrepair and looking to make some improvements soon. We are looking to do some fundraising and donations are welcome as well. The city is applying for grants also, but every little bit helps. Please consider helping us to improve the pool for our families and our community. Please contact Anne Abbott 785-476-8880.


Summer Reading Program @ Kensington Library

“Oceans of Possibilities” is coming to the library this summer with a SPLASH!!!

SUMMER READING PROGRAM DATES: Begins the week of June 6th with Tuesday/Thursday sessions @ 10:00am with 2 age groups: Pre-K to 1st grade on Tuesdays, and 2nd grade and up on Thursdays.

*There will also be a special program for ALL ages to attend on Wednesday, June 8th from 1-2pm. We will be glad to see you this summer!


Monday Wing Night

Starting in June, join us for wings on Monday nights at the American Legion in Kensington. Serving only wings and fries with nightly beer bucket specials from 7-9pm. Located at 114 S. Main St., Kensington. Come join us for some wonderful food and great fun!


Weekly Inspiration

Putting a smile on someone's face is the most satisfying feeling. Find a way to do a random act of kindness.

One simple rule in life: If you wouldn’t like it done to you, don’t do it to others.


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Send your news to Erica at ebarnes8185@gmail.com (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 www.Kensingtonks.net.

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