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News for 6/3/2020

Erica BarnesJun 1, 2020, 9:04 AM (1 day ago) to me, PC, The,,,

American Legion Opens! It's time! Time to OPEN the Legion! This Thursday,June 4, at 5pm. The Bar will be open and we will hold the scheduled meetings of the Sons and Auxiliary. Also, this will be the installation of officers for the American Legion for the 2020-21 year. Friday night, June 5, suppers will once again resume! We look forward to seeing everyone. Kensington Library Opening Doors! The library is reopening to the public. Starting Monday, June 1st, we will gladly take your returns. We are opening the West door only on Monday, June 1st but please keep in mind that things will look a bit different and we do have guidelines in place.  •All children under 15 yrs of age must be accompanied by an adult (anyone 15 yrs and older) •Follow social distancing rules and no more than 10 people in the library at one time •No computer, restroom, or comfortable furniture usage at this time •All puzzles, stuffed animals, and toys are put away •Use West entrance only and thru-wall drop slot (by the west door) will be open for returns  •We recommend for patrons to wear masks (optional) and use hand sanitizer; we will provide both  •Please be considerate of others and ask staff for assistance Regular Summer Hours starting June 1st: Mondays 2-7pm, Tuesday thru Saturday 9am-2pm. But please feel free to call 476-2219 if you prefer curbside pickup and we will accommodate.  KAYS Blood Drive a Success   KAYS and the Red Cross would like to thank everyone who took time from their day to donate blood at the May 26th drive. Donors had to wear masks and appointments were scheduled in a way to prevent problems with social distancing. The three-member Red Cross team did an amazing job getting all donors safely through the process.    The day was a huge success. Every spot was filled and all donors who came were able to give. 18 pints were collected which was 5 over the goal for the day.    The KAYS have collected a total of 43 pints of blood throughout the year. This qualified a KAY member to receive a scholarship from the Red Cross. This $250 scholarship was given to the KAY president, Jaden Boden, who helped schedule the drives throughout the year.    Thanks again to everyone who helped with the drives the KAYS sponsored throughout the school year. It takes both students and community members to make them successful! Together, we saved many lives!

Greg Billings donated blood.

Leah Bienhoff reads the materials before donating. 

George Ferguson takes time to donate.  Blessings Aplenty  Heartland Worship Center of Agra, KS recently paired with Convoy of Hope to bring a

wonderful blessing to the local communities.  Convoy of Hope delivered a truck full of fresh produce to Heartland Worship Center in Agra Thursday morning, May 28. Churches from across Phillips and Smith counties came together to distribute over 800 boxes of fresh produce to the people. Convoy of Hope has a branch called Rural Compassion that supplied the produce. We were so impressed with the number of community members who came out to help and to distribute boxes to others who are not able to get out. It was a great opportunity for us to bless the community during a difficult time. We are so thankful for Convoy of Hope and Rural Compassion for bringing this opportunity to our area. This event was organized by Pastor Chris Baker and wouldn't have been possible without the collaboration from other area churches. Pastor Emily Blank of the United Church in Kensington was essential, as well as other community members, including Shirley Mendoza and Michelle Lamont who made multiple trips to deliver produce to those who were unable to get out.

Pastor Baker’s children, Shae, Keith and Sam welcoming everyone at the church entrance. 

880 boxes on 22 pallets. Amazing, fresh veggies and fruit distributed to so many people.  Germantown Cemetery News The Germantown Cemetery board did not hold an annual meeting at the cemetery this year. The meeting was conducted via the mail and telephone calls. Reports were mailed to the board members. The board would like to say “thank you” to all who have made donations to help with upkeep and maintenance.  Board members are Alan Grauerholz, President; Vincent and Kim Rietzke, secretary/treasurer; and Brian Dettmer, Sexton. Donations can be mailed to Farmers National Bank, PO Box 409, Kensington, KS 66951. Please take me to contact any of the board members if you have any questions or concerns. Weekly Inspiration It's okay to dislike someone, or even dislike someone for no reason. But it's not okay to disrespect, degrade, and humiliate that person. - Unknown If it can be solved, there's no need to worry, and if it can't be solved, then worry is of no use. - Dalai Lama ISO NEWS 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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