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News for 6/21/23

Kensington Native Kastle Joins Stand-To Efforts

“Dr. Seth Kastle, assistant professor of leadership studies and the director of military Program Innovation at Fort Hays State University, has been named one of 34 scholars who will form the George W. Bush Institute’s Stand-To Veteran Leadership Program’s fifth annual class.” -direct quote from the Hays Post article June 14, 2023.

Seth Kastle, son of Terry and Melanie Elliott (of Kensington) and the late Richard Kastle, grew up in Kensington and graduated from KHS in 1999.

The Kensington Community is proud of you and we appreciate all your hard work and dedication.

Dr. Seth Kastle (FHSU photo)

KAYS to Host Blood Drive

Please sign up to donate at our KAY blood drive on July 7, 2023. Call or message Robin Billings, register online, or call 1-800-RED-CROSS to make an appointment. The drive will be held at the St. John Lutheran Church Parish Hall (north church) from 9am-3pm.


Sympathy and prayers for the family, friends, and students of Denise Heineken Miller. She passed away Friday, June 9, 2023 at the age of 56.. The family wishes for donations to be made in her memory to the Kensington Home Charitable Foundation, as it was a cause close to Denise’s heart.

Kensington Library

The summer hours include: Mondays from 2-7pm, Tuesday/Thursdays from 9:00am to 2:00pm, Wednesday/Fridays from 9:00am to 3:00pm, and open Saturdays from 9:00am to 2:00pm.

Summer Reading Program has begun! Make plans to join us Tuesdays @ 10:00am for Pre-K through 1st grade ages and Thursdays @ 11:00am for 2nd through 4th grades for “All Together Now!”

Also offering a special series provided by Post Rock Extension called Club incrEDIBLES for ages 3rd-8th grade. We will meet each Wednesday from 1-2:30, June 14-July 5.

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