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News for 5/4/2022

Summer Kick Off Event

The Kensington Commercial/Community Club will again host a Summer Kick Off event on Saturday, June 4, 2022. Back by popular demand will be the Dueling Pianos and the Paradise Eats food truck. Cruise Night will also take place from 5-8pm. Bring a chair and watch them cruise mainstreet. Only 225 seats are available and you must have a ticket to see the Dueling Pianos starting at 9pm. Get your tickets now! They are $20 each so contact Brooke McDowell, Staci Foreman, or Melissa Westbrook.

Spring Salad Supper was Held

On April 20, 2022 the 1st St. John’s Lutheran Church fellowship hall was the site for the annual Spring Salad Supper. This year it was hosted by the Home On The Range unit. Their guests were the K-Town Kates unit and former Middle Decar unit members and other guests.

The theme was “Remember When…” The table centerpiece decorations depicted prior years’ themes. Mary Arment welcomed everyone, then led in the reading of the Club Collect. All members and guests were introduced prior to enjoying the meal of a wide variety of salads.

Mary Arment read a reading about Remembering When from the 50’s and 60’s. Roger and Gwen Cooper from Alton were introduced by Linda Warner as our entertainment. Roger sang some golden oldies and told stories from his past. Gwen played the saxophone and gave testimony. Thirty-two people enjoyed the evening.

Student Council members (l-r, b-f): Dalton Bice, Daxton Dunlap, Jimmy Escobar, Liam Corbett, Dylan Bice, Jaden Stauffer, TyLynn Blank, Toree Slavik, Alexis Holling, Mariana Escobar, Susana Jovel, Saige Kirchhoff, Jennifer Galicia, Starla Cochrun.

StuCo Fun Day

The annual Student Council Fun day was held Thursday afternoon, April 28, following the Achievements Award Ceremony. StuCo members grilled hamburgers and served cookout style meal to their fellow students and school staff. They also planned and organized an afternoon full of games and fun for everyone. Games played included Dodgeball, Capture the Football, and Four Base.

All TRHS staff and students were served a cookout style meal out of the concessions area.

Thunder Ridge Calendar of Events

The Thunder Ridge High School graduation ceremony will be held this coming Saturday, May 7, 2022, at 3:00pm in the high school gymnasium. Congratulations to the Class of 2022 including: TyLynn Blank, Ashley Bouchard, Olin Brown, Jonathan Burger, Liam Corbett, Daxton Dunlap, Mariana Escobar, Paul Ferguson, Anthony Haas, Abigail Hardacre, Owen Hrabe, JaCea Hunter, Susana Jovel, Saige Kirchhoff, Leland McGuire, Kristal Rice, Jaden Stauffer, and Jordyn Vales. Wishing you all the best in your future endeavors!

MAY: Teacher Appreciation Week May 2-6; be sure to thank our awesome teachers!

Wed. 4- 7th /8th Achievement Assembly in auditorium 8:30 a.m. (Academics, Athletics, Promotion); 5th Grade Wax Museum to follow; Last day for TR Academy

Thur. 5- Last day for PreK & 8th Grade; No MS Track Practice; 4th-8th Spring Music Program @ MS 7:00pm

Fri. 6- 8th Grade to Kearney Big Apple Fun Center lv 8:00am; HS Track @ Mankato 3:00pm

Sat. 7- TRHS Graduation in HS gym 3:00pm

Tue. 10- End of Quarter 4 – School Dismissed @ 12:15pm; MS PTL Track @ Mankato lv @ 11:10am

Thur. 12- HS NPL Track @ Mankato 3:00pm

Kensington Library

Current library hours include: Monday 8am-7pm, Tuesday through Friday 8am-4pm, and Saturday 9am-2pm while school is in session. We will soon be switching to summer hours as the last day of school for USD 110 is May 10th! Summer hours include: Monday 2-7pm, Tuesday through Saturday 9am-2pm. For assistance please call 785-476-2219.

Kensington American Legion

This week at the Kensington American Legion we will be having a special of baked steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, dinner roll, and dessert. Our kitchen is open from 6-8pm and we will have our regular menu items as well. You can also call us at 785-476-3204 for your order to go. We'd love to have you, your family, and friends join us Friday night.


Sympathies to the family of Dalen Ratliff. He passed away at the age of 77 on April 24, 2022. Dalen was a graduate of Kensington High School in 1962 and resided in Kensington.

Weekly Inspiration

Be a reflection of what you'd like to receive. If you want love, give love. If you want truth, be truthful. If you want respect, give respect. What you give out will always return.

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