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News for 8/11/21

Alexis Holling grand champion breeding gilt at the Phillips County Fair.

Dani Holling grand champion showman.

Attention Kensington Residents

Dumpsters will be available August 25 through September 5 for disposal of your large, bulky trash items. These bins will be located at the city lot on South Adams Street.

Steering Committee Raffle

The Thunder Ridge Steering Committee will be having games, taking TR apparel orders, and holding a raffle at OFSN. Prizes will include 12" stuffed longhorn, LED string lights, a 43" Vizio tv, and a Thunder Ridge cedar bench made by Buzz Rice. Prices include: 4 tickets for a dollar to play game; $1 per ticket-stuffed longhorn; $3 per ticket- Lights; $5 per ticket-TV; $20 per ticket for bench.

Apparel will need to be paid for at the time of order.

OFSN in Kensington

Old Fashioned Saturday Night will kick-off Friday night, August 20, with a 5K Fun Run. There is a full schedule planned for all day on Saturday, August 21. Various food booths and activity/vendor booths will be available to the public. So come on out to Kensington Friday, August 20 and Saturday, August 21, for a grand ole time!

You can find more information on this event on Facebook. Search: Kensington Commercial/ Community Club -or- 2021 Old Fashioned Saturday.

Kastle Receives National Award

Kensington is the proud hometown of Dr. Seth Kastle. Dr. Kastle is the assistant professor of leadership studies at Fort Hays State University. He was recognized by the National Association of Student Affairs Personnel Administrators (NASPA) with the 2020 Veterans Knowledge Community Ally and Advocate Award. Read in full here:

Happy 40th Gail and Don!

The children of Don and Gail Dodds would like you to wish their parents a Happy 40th Anniversary by having a card shower in their honor. They were married on August 22 in 1981. You can send cards to PO Box 284 Kensington, Ks 66951. Thank you.

Kensington Library News

With school starting up on Thursday, August 19, the library will be switching to our school year schedule. Mondays we are open late, from 8am to 7pm, Tuesday through Friday 8am to 4pm, and Saturdays will still be 9am to 2pm.

Weekly Inspirations

“Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise.” — Kobe Bryant

“I like criticism. It makes you strong.” — LeBron James

“Life is never easy. There is work to be done and obligations to be met – obligations to truth, to justice, and to liberty.” — John F. Kennedy

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