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News for 7/10/24

Wreaths Across America Car/

Motorcycle Fun Run

Make plans to join us Saturday, July 20, at 8am. 


Start and finish will be at Pooches in Smith Center, Ks. Address is: 106 E Kansas Ave Smith Center, Ks 66967.

Doors will open at 7:30am for coffee and breakfast. There will be many Raffle and Silent Auction items for everyone to bid on.

Registration is required and the cost is $17 per person.  This year we will be going to the Pawnee Indian Village by Republic Kansas. Kickstands up at 9am!

All Proceeds go to place wreaths on Veterans Graves in the Smith County Area on Wreaths Across America Day, held December 14 2024. 

For more information Please call Regie Henry at

785-476-6237. We hope to have you join us!

150 Year Anniversary Celebration 

Please plan to join us on July 20th, 2024 at the Kensington Legion!  Address is: 114 S. Main Kensington, KS. A catered meal will be provided and we need your RSVP by July 12. Contact Adam at 785-476-5198 or email Free Will Donation at Door.

Mitch Holthus will be our featured speaker after the meal.  He will review, renew and enrich our remembrance of our church's history and our place in it!  We are all "Conduits, Couplings, & Connections" that keep the story moving!!!    

RSVPs needed for meal count please!  All are welcome!!!  Help us celebrate 1st St. John Lutheran but also our place in the church as a whole!

Legion Friday Night (7/12/24)

This Friday will be “The Lou Burger” which is a hamburger in between two kinds of cheese on Texas toast. Served with a creamy cucumber salad and dessert of the chef’s choice. We will have our regular menu items as well. The kitchen is open from 6-8pm.  You can call 785-476-3204 to have your order ready for pick up.  Hope to see you Friday. We are now also open on Sunday evenings from 6 to 8 serving Burger baskets only.

Library News

Our summer library programs are wrapping up this week. Thank you for letting your kids join us, we’ve had tons of fun!

We are getting ready to set up for our used book sale, so keep an eye out for our Library social event!

Weekly Inspiration 

Five Daily Reminders

1. You can not change your past

2. Others' opinions do not define your reality.

3. Positive thoughts cultivate positive actions.

4. Overthinking a problem will not solve the problem.

5. You cannot make everyone happy.

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Reminder: Please send your news to Erica at (put NEWS in the subject line please!) by SUNDAY afternoon. To see the full, in-color edition, visit the Kensington website online at  


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