Aurel Parenteau’s wife Gloria surrounded by their children (left to right) Joe, Steve, Tom, Patti, and Mike. See story on page 5 of the Oklee Herald.
Aurel (AJ) Parenteau hosted a golf tournament on his July 3rd birthday for 23 years from 1995 to 2017. Aurel passed away in December of 2017. His daughter Patti organized a memorial golf tournament in his honor on what would have been Aurel’s 90th birthday. Fifty-six golfers enjoyed a wonderful day...
Teachers Mr. Nordquist, Mr. Hietala and Mr. Arzdorf at the Oklee golf course, circa 1966.
GONVICK For a place so unassuming, the lost golf course at Gonvick did have its moments. I never said they were momentous. I said only that they were moments. The lost golf course with the prophetic name — Lost River Golf Course — was established shortly before 1960, according to the admittedly...
Hayden Shulstad presented his demonstration “All about that Bait.” on Thursday, June 14.
The Red Lake County Fair held demonstrations on Saturday, June 23 at the Oklee Community Hall from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There was several items for sale and to make and it was fun for all ages!  Louise Manecke Cullen demonstrated how to make Polk Country Barn Quilts. Hickory Backroads was there...
On Saturday one of the Make It and Take Its was string art on a log piece.
Saturday morning the Fair started out with the 5K Walk/Run for Autism. Contestants lined up to register at 8:30 a.m. and were off and running or walking at 9:00 a.m. There were quite a few this year, but the numbers were down compared to last year. The proceeds ($252.50) from the Run for Autism...
Open class registration was held in the front of the school. Taking entries in were Deb Amiot, Maryanne Lambert, and Barb Swenson. Entering was Jennifer Johnson with the help of her mother Catherine.
The Red Lake County Fair opened with the American Legion Posts #159 Oklee and #627 Plummer advancing the Color Guard to raise the flag. Red Lake County Fair President Lowell Hamrum invited all to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. The Red Lake County Fair was officially open. During the morning hours...
Tracy Lee.
This winter there were some changes at Security State Bank with two new tellers.  Janell Walstad decided to take a job in Plummer at Ultima Bank and Mandy Roisland took a full time position with Cenex in Brooks. If you live and bank in Oklee, you most likely have already met the two gals, but if...
The Red Lake County Fair is coming to Oklee, June 22-23-24.  The Red Lake County Fair will kick off fair week with an opening ceremony on Friday, June 22, at 8:30 a.m. in front of the Red Lake County Central School. Starting at 9:00 a.m. the public is welcome to enter their projects in the Open...
Judy Schue is retiring from RLCC School at the end of this school year. Also pictured are the sophomore and junior online class students who she supervised.
Mrs. Judy Schue currently works in the Red Lake County Central High School library and with the online students. She plans on retiring after the 2017-2018 school year. She has done so much for the school and will be missed. Schue has been happily married to Jerry Schue for over 40 years and they...
Plummer Legion Post Commander Roy Holmes, who presided over the program, gave the message for the day. “Let us remember not to forget.” He also commended his fellow Legionnaires and Auxiliary members who put out over 250 flags on graves in five cemeteries.
Memorial Day 2018 was one of the nicest Memorial Days in recent memory.  The sun shone beautifully and everyone was in shirt sleeves, wondering how to stay cool. The program handed out had a cover drawn by Treavor Van Dam, the 2018 Poppy Poster Winner.  Plummer Post Commander Roy Holmes began the...
Ms. Shelley Steva celebrated her retirement from RLCC High School with her family. (Left) Sara, Lee, Quinton, Ms. Shelley Steva, Erin, and Andy.
Ms. Shelley Steva will be retiring from Red Lake County Central at the end of the 2018 season. She has been one of the science teachers at the high school in Oklee. Ms. Steva attended the University of Iowa from 1970-1973, the University of Minnesota from 1973 to 1975 for her Bachelor of Science in...


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