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News for 6/15/2022 -

Blood Drive

The Thunder Ridge KAY organization will host a blood drive on Wednesday, July 6th, at the North Lutheran Church, Kensington. Sign up online or contact Kathi Boden to schedule an appointment.


Come out and watch the Thunder Ridge kids play T-Ball and Baseball. T-Ball starts at 6:30 and Baseball starts at 7:30pm. June 15: T-Ball in Kensington; June 20: T-Ball and Baseball in Kensington; June 22: Baseball in Mankato. Tournament for Baseball is the last week in June located in Osborne; schedule TBD. Concessions in Kensington provided by the BUSY BEES 4-H Club.


On Monday May 9, 2022, the Ktown Kates met at 7:00 at the Kensington Community Center. Twelve members answered the roll call by naming their favorite sport.

Deb B. read the previous minutes. Donna J. gave the treasure’s report. The reports were approved.

Georgetta reported on the food pantry.

Deb B will work the food pantry in May and Doris will work in November.

Ktown Kates will travel to Kearney to visit the Gateway Arch on Thursday May 9. Doris and Janet will be in charge.

A discussion was held about a stand for Old fashioned Saturday Night.

The June meeting will be a trip to the Hansen Museum in Logan, KS. Janet and Loretta will be in charge. (The date later changed to June 15 and to leave at 9:30. Dining will be at the Main St. Bakery in Logan and if there is time, shopping at the Sale Barn Marketplace in Phillipsburg.)

Janet moved to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried. Barb led to group in several games. Doris and Janet served a delicious dessert.

FOOD PANTRY: The additional food pantry workers for June 18 Food Pantry at 1:00 at the Kensington Community Center is JoLinn and Janet.

VBS was Aus-some!

The community Bible school was held May 31-June 3. They had over 50 kids attend this year! The kids did crafts, sang songs, played chimes, and learned about creation and how they are all important and made in the image of God. The “Zoomerang” theme had us traveling to Australia too. A big thanks to all who planned, helped, and sent kids!

Dirk Stephens, Aadyn Blank, Jake Brown, and Isaac Wagenblast ride the fire truck.

Breckyn McDowell, Addie Molzahn, Jack Levin, and Dani Holling ride the fire truck to the VBS program.

Kensington Library

Summer Library Programs have begun and your children or grandchildren are welcome to join us at any time! We have been planning lots of fun activities and projects in anticipation of the “Oceans of Possibilities” theme this summer. Ages Preschool to 1st grade ages are welcome to come join us Tuesdays at 10am, while the 2nd grade and older come on Thursdays at 10am. We plan age appropriate crafts, stories and activities for children.

If you have any questions please feel free to call the library at 785-476-2219. Library hours for the summer include: Mon. 2-7pm, Tues.-Sat. 9am-2pm.


Sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of Lloyd Henry Gemaehlich, “Shorts” as he was well known. He passed away on May 30, 2022 at the age of 90 at Smith County Memorial Hospital. Lloyd attended and graduated from Kensington High School in 1949.

Weekly Inspiration

Show respect, even to people who don’t deserve it, not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours. -Dave Willis

It looks like an eternity, but it’s a short trip, enjoy life and be kind.

Things that are better when full: my heart, my life, my coffee cup, my phone battery, my emotional and spiritual gas tank.

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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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