Martin Co. West community can support students

SHERBURN — A salute to Martin County West spring sports seniors, who missed out on their chance to participate in one last season, will be held 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the sports complex in Welcome.

Spring sports athletes will be lined up along the fence line on the ball field and members of the community can drive through and show their support one more time for the softball, baseball, track and golf team members. They ask that you decorate your vehicle with signs or balloons to honor these athletes.

If you have any questions, call Jolynn Janssen at (507) 822-2821.


Also, to celebrate MCW seniors during these difficult times when they’re missing out on so many memorable events in their high school life, the community is being asked to become involved and “Adopt a Senior.”

Members of the community can call the high school at (507) 764-4661 and ask to adopt a 2020 senior. A parent and student will then be contacted and given your information so they can call you and start the connection. As an “adopter,” you can let the student know they have not been forgotten or left out. You can send them a gift card, a note of encouragement or anything to make them feel special.

You can also keep in contact with them during the summer and even fall when they may be going off to college.

Please consider adopting a senior during this difficult time to show them we really are all in this together.


Since the Martin County West FFA gardening program cannot be held this summer because of the COVID-19 virus, they are opening the garden to any community members who might like to lease a bed for a small fee. It would give you an opportunity to grow and tend your own vegetable garden over the summer.

Gardeners would need to provide their own seeds, plants and tools, and would be responsible for cleaning out the bed when the season is over. If you have any interest in leasing a bed, contact Stephanie Wohlhuter at stephaniewohlhuter@mcwmavericks.org for questions or more information.


The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will make a stop from 1-5 p.m. June 8 at the Regional Worship Center in Sherburn. You must have an appointment; no walk-ins allowed for this blood drive.

To make an appointment, call Dorothy Janssen at (507) 236-5764. You may also make an appointment through the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, call the Red Cross at (800) 733-2767, or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

Only blood donors will be allowed in the building. After check-in, donors will be asked to wait in a designated area (or in their car). They will then be notified when it is their turn to donate.

Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the drive. Extra precautions are being made and social distancing rules will be followed.

The need for blood is more critical now than ever, so if you are able please take the time to donate.


Martin County Relay for Life committee wishes to announce this year’s relay has not been canceled; it has been postponed. There will be an event of some kind, and as soon as there is a plan for that event, it will be announced in the paper and on their Facebook page.


Dr. Richard N. Lepird will celebrate his 90th birthday Thursday. No large birthday gathering can be held, but there is still time to send your birthday wishes to Dr. Lepird at 509 W. Sixth St. North, Estherville, IA 51334.


Trimont Area Service Klub (TASK) has sadly announced the cancellation of the 2020 Sundaes in the Park season at the Trimont Memorial Park. They hope to bring back the tradition of entertainment and ice cream sundaes during summer 2021.


Cancellations in Sherburn include the Memorial Day program at the city park and the Sherburn High all-school reunion that had been planned for June.


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