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News for 7/24/2019

Pettijohn & Boden Celebrated Big Win

Representing Thunder Ridge as members of the Waconda Lakers has kept Layne Pettijohn and Jaden Boden busy this summer.  The Lakers summer high school basketball team has players from Beloit, Wilson, Blue Valley, Herington, and Thunder Ridge.  The team is coached by Todd Clover, who claimed his 500th victory with the Lakers win at the Wichita Summer Shootout earlier this month. This 500th win was the championship game played against the Dream Team. Early in the game, the Lakers were down 16-4 but fought hard for a comeback. On the last possession, Jaden Boden received the ball to shoot it in for the game winner with only a few seconds left on the clock for a 42-39 Lakers victory. Congrats to Coach Clover and the Waconda Lakers on their Championship win. Way to represent Layne and Jaden!

Red Cross Community Blood Drive

The Thunder Ridge High School KAY Club will host a community wide blood drive.

Date : 7/26/2019

Start Time : 9:00 AM

End Time : 3:00 PM

Where : St. John Lutheran Church

Address : 708 N. Main Street, Kensington, KS 66951

To sign up, please call the high school at 785-476-2217 or email Kathi Boden at

Kensington Library

The Kensington Library will be holding our Annual Ice Cream Social the evening of Monday, July 29, from 6:30-8:00pm. Come meet and greet our community library board members and enjoy some yummy, homemade ice cream. We will also have the used book sale open for browsing and buying, June 26 through August 2nd. Please join us, Monday evening July 29, for great books and a sweet treat!  

TR Preschool Screening

USD 110 will offer preschool screening on August 14, 2019 from 8:30-11:00am.

Call Thunder Ridge Middle School Office to sign up 785-638-2244.

Thunder Ridge PRE-KINDERGARTEN teaches the needed academic skills your 3 and 4 year old will need to be kindergarten ready. It is an early intervention program that capitalizes on your child’s strengths to improve any weaknesses. All 4 year olds can enroll, 3 year olds that have gone through a screening and qualify to attend, can enroll. This screening is used to discover your child’s strengths as well as areas of concern. SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES ARE PROVIDED AS WELL, FOR THOSE WHO QUALIFY, INCLUDING ACADEMICS, SPEECH/LANGUAGE, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, AND PHYSICAL THERAPY.


Notice: Please get your news items to Erica no later than Sunday afternoon at 5:00pm. News submitted after Sunday will be in the paper the following week. Send your info to Erica Barnes at with subject line: NEWS; or feel free to call 785-476-8185. To see the full, in color, version visit

Weekly Inspiration

Once you've accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you. - George R.R. Martin

If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. - John Wooden

Busy Bee kids after the 4H water fight at the fairgrounds on Saturday!

-- Erica Barnes Library Director; K-3 & HS Librarian Kensington Community/School Library 785-476-2219 or 8185 (cell) The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.


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