Ric Ven Auman was our judge for the cupcake contest! The winners were 1st:  Tracy Hamm. 2nd: MaryAnn Lambert in the Adult category. Kids category:  1st:  Hannah Bassage 2nd: Victoria Sipper.
Day one! This year was probably one of the most weather friendly fairs the past few years in Oklee. Usually, there is a storm or two that makes things interesting, to say the least. But this year, other than a few black clouds and some sprinkles, it was about as perfect weather-wise as it could be...
Mary Hall appeared on Sunday afternoon at the Oklee Community Hall during the Fair.
Great entertainment at the Red Lake County Fair Mary Hall One of the events at the fair on Sunday was The Mary Hall Nostalgic Novelty Show. Mary travels the mid-west singing in nightclubs during the 1970’s. She has opened for many singers throughout her years. She has been on live TV and radio and...
Mike Dessellier, Deeann Eskeli,  and Doug Rhoades who recently retired from the Oklee Ambulance Service. Combined the 3 of them have over 78 years with the Oklee Ambulance.
On June 20th, many people from the three communities came together at the Oklee Community Hall to honor three of Oklee's Best. Why are they the Best? Because between the three of them they have served the three communites for over 78 years of service, helping day or night, good or bad weather...
The Oklee-Brooks-Plummer Ambulance Service members: Back row (l to r): Josh Eisenbacher, Sheriff Mitch Bernstein, Sandra Tougas, Doug Rhoades (retired), and Gin Berns. Middle (l to r): DeeAnn Eskeli (retired), Kim and Rhonda Vettleson, Mike Dessellier (retired), Wanda Wright, and Jeannette Braaten. Front row (l to r): Darrell Tougas and Al Paquin. Not pictured: John Burthwich and Mark Roue (Brooks).
Choosing to be a volunteer emergency medical technician EMT is all about community service. Wanda Wright has been a member of the Oklee Ambulance for approx. 19 years which serves Red Lake, Pennington and Polk counties. “I enjoy giving to my community,” “We’re probably there helping a person on one...
The 4-H Hands-On After the Bell Project Club are doing a fun science experiment on a polymers.  Members are: (Left side: Hailey Hanson, Ann Dolan, Evelyn Klamm, Sydney Fougner, and Justin Lenhart.  (Right side: Jared Lenhart, Terry Hager, Olin Eskeli, and Bailey Culkins).
The Red Lake County 4-H After School Programs meets four times a month from November through April. They meet at J.A. Hughes Elementary School, Plummer School, and Red Lake Falls Community Hall. There are two 4-H After School Groups that meet each month. (The 4-H Cloverbud Program is designed...
Karolyn Zurn of Callaway, MN; and Deb Whalen of Oklee, MN recently attended American Agri-Women’s annual Fly-In to Washington, D.C.
Deb Whalen of Oklee and Karolyn Zurn of Callaway, joined women from across the country, advocating for agriculture at American Agri-Women’s (AAW) recent Fly-In to Washington, D.C. Deb and Karolyn are members of Minnesota Agri-Women, which is an affiliate of AAW. American Agri-Women is the nation’s...
Garden Valley Education Foundation Director Freitag (right) is shown presenting a $5,000 Education Foundation grant to Red Lake County Central High School Principal Randall Pederson.
The Garden Valley Education Foundation recently presented a $5,000 grant to Red Lake County Central School to aid in the purchase of laptop computers for the School. High School Principal Randall Pederson was on hand May 18 to receive the check from Garden Valley Education Foundation Director...
Members of the Senior Class sang "Compass" as part of the commencement program on Friday, May 22nd.
It was a beautiful evening for a graduation ceremony, with fair weather and temperatures. The gymnasium filled with parents, grandparents, and other relatives along with friends of the families to celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2015. The American Legion Post #159 presented the Colors and...
Red Lake County Central’s Class of 2015 Graduation is Friday, May 22 at 7:00 pm at the RLCC High School gymnasium in Oklee. The top three seniors giving addresses will be Mickala Morinville, daughter of Scott and Judy Morinville; Brittney Bray, daughter of Tom and Nancy Bray; and Sierra Swenson,...
22 live fire instruction given by Jim Duchamp, Ron Wiess, Les Olson, Wayne Hanson, Darin Myhre, and Chuck Simpson to the students.
Red Lake County Firearms Safety Field Day was held  on April 25, 2015 at the Plummer Area Sportsman's Club shooting range.  Twenty-four students completed the 8 hour course which included classroom and field training.  Outside classes included, fence crossing, tree stands, duck boat safety, live...


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