Martin Co. West hosting orientation

SHERBURN — Thomas P. Saxton American Legion Post 356 of Sherburn will host its 22nd annual pork chop and sweet corn feed from 5-7 p.m. Sunday. There will be a $7 per plate donation. Everyone is welcome.


Orientation for students in grades 7-9 and any new students to high school at Martin County West will be held 8:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 30 at the high school in Sherburn.

Activities are planned and will be led by junior/senior high school staff, FFA, student council and National Honor Society members.

This will be an opportunity for these new students to junior/senior high school to make a smooth transition to their new school.

Students will receive their schedules, then experience a shortened schedule of what their first day at school will be like.

The FFA will serve a hot dog lunch for students.

Busing is provided and times are as follows: Ceylon pickup will be at 7:30 a.m., Welcome pickup at 7:45 a.m. and Trimont pickup at 8 a.m.

Please make sure your student does not miss this opportunity to get acquainted with their new school and with other MCW students before the actual start of the school year Sept. 4.


Registration for the 2018-2019 school year is going on all this week at all Martin County West buildings. Hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., except today when they will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Make sure to get your children registered, have all paperwork filled out, all fees paid and class schedules picked up sometime this week during these hours.

School will officially begin for all students the first week of September.

Elementary students will not start until Sept. 6 , s parent/teacher conferences will be Sept 4-5.


Ruby’s Pantry will have a food distribution from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday at East Chain Evangelical Free Church, 507 280th Ave., rural East Chain. There are no income or residency guidelines. They ask that you bring a $20 cash donation per participant and you will receive two large boxes or two laundry baskets of food.

For more information, call (507) 236-4653.


The first phase of the beautification project for downtown Sherburn has been completed. It included painting store fronts. A definite improvement can be seen on many of the downtown buildings.

Future phases include new siding, benches and blinds for windows. It’s also hoped that money can be raised through future fundraisers for new awnings and signage on some of these buildings.

The city of Sherburn will purchase 12 lights to replace current lights in the downtown area.

Thanks to the Sherburn Civic and Commerce for the work it has already done and will continue to do.


St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sherburn will hold its last coffee hour for the month of August from 8:30-10 a.m. Tuesday. Don’t miss this chance for coffee, food and visitation.