Oklee Herald

Friends and family that attended Rick's induction in the the Girls Baskeball Hall of Fame. Back row (l to r): Mike Schmitt, Jon Anderson, Diane Anderson, John Polyner, Rick Koivisto, Jerry Koivisto, Jim DuChamp, Danny Brustad, Russell Sorenson. Middle row (l to r): Fritz Schmitt, Gary Brantl, Sharyl Polyner, Janet Koivisto, Winnie Koivisto, Debbie DuChamp, Melody Brustad. Front row (l to r): SueAnn Brantl, Shelly Kremers, Allen Liebl.
Long-time area coach Rick Koivisto has been selected for induction into the Minnesota Girls Basketball Hall of Fame. Rick Koivisto is a native of the Iron Range and played basketball for two years at Vermilion Community College in Ely, Minnesota. He went on to Bemidji State University where he...
Commander Sgt. Maj. Gagner had a distinguished career in the Minnesota National Guard.
By Gugi Degen Reprinted & condensed by permission A native of Minnesota, Clarence Gagner grew up in a small rural community, with 12 brothers and sisters: he attended Bemidji State University. In 1965, fresh out of college at age 21, Clarence was appointed Postmaster of Brooks, MN by President...
7th and 8th grade waiters and waitresses for RLCC’s Academic Banquet. Front (7th graders): Elijah Rathsack, Karena Melby, Adriel Bakken, Kia Bachand, Janae Olson, Katelyn Suchy, Emily Kolstoe, Tristyn Ferguson, and George Duden. Back (8th graders): Abigail Walton, Madison Carlson, Christopher Longtin, Rickey Ulrich, Derek Peterson, Garrett Qualley, Calyssa Eskeli, Sophia Linder, and Adrianne Jones.
The Red Lake Country Central held their 2016 Academic Banquet on Monday, April 11. Honored were the students in 9th-12th grade that maintained 3.5 GPA in their core classes in the first three quarters of this school year. Principal Randy Pederson mentioned this was the 21st year of holding the...
Row 1: Jade Person as Bonnie May Belsnickle, Tom Nelson as Pa Belsnickle, Kjersten Walton as Ma Belsnickle, Kara Longtin as Junie Lou Belsnickle. Row 2: Hannah Kolstoe as Chiz Upschlager, Heather Longtin as Four Belsnickle, David Clifton as Reverend. Row 3: Austin Waliser as Cousin Zeke, Nick Pahlen as Obeey Upschlager, Erin Jones as Richard Maxwell, Sydney Melby as Ceelie Belsnickle, and Dede Walton as Aunt Lucy Maxwell.
RLCC Theater will be presenting the three act comedy, "A Hillbilly Wedding" by Le Roma Greth and by special arrangement with Heuer Publishing on April 15-16-7 in the Oklee School gym. Admission is $5.00 for 6th through adult and $3.00 for K-6th grade.  The cast includes Tom Nelson, Kjersten Walton...
The speech members from RLCC who advanced to the Section 8A Tournament were (back) Phillip Sorenson, Natalie Aakhus, Lilly Guillemette, Shelby Gunderson, Jayden Fore, (front) Kara Longtin, Tom Nelson, Zoe Russillo, Jade Person, and Jayden Iverson.
Rebel speech team competed in the Subsection 31 A Speech Tournament on Saturday, April 2 at Red Lake County Central in Oklee. There are seven schools in this subsection and all competed in the tournament hosted by the Red Lake County team. Those placing in the top four of this tournament qualified...
RLC speech members that advanced to finals at Section 8A Tournament were Kara Longtin, Tom Nelson, Jayden Iverson, Lilly Guillemette, and Jayden Fore.
Section 8A Speech Tournament was held Tuesday, April 5th at Fosston. The Rebels speech team took eight entries to the competition with four entries making it into the final round. Rebels Coach Judy Schue commented, “The most entries we have placed in the final round for many years.” Rebels who...
Sydney Melby (Cissie Belsnickle) and Hannah Kolstoe (Chiz Upschlager) help paint the sets for the play.
RLCC Theater will be presenting the three act comedy, "A Hillbilly Wedding" by Le Roma Greth and by special arrangement with Heuer Publishing on April 15-16-7 in the Oklee School gym. Admission is $5.00 for 6th through adult and $3.00 for K-6th grade.  The  new cast includes Tom Nelson as Pa...
R and J Broadcasting Star of the Games from RLCC were Austin Waliser, Kelsie Sirjord, Julia Bernstein, Ashley Longtin, and Talon Porter.
Red Lake County boys’ basketball Awards Night was Monday, March 28 in Red Lake Falls. There were many players who received varsity letters and pins. The seniors letter winners included Wyatt Waldal, Austin May, Austin Waliser, Drake Engelstad, Will Duden, Ethan Johnson, Marcus Christensen, and...
The group of children from 0 - 3 years old were lined up and allowed to pick up eggs filled with treats without them buried in Easter grass.
The Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Oklee was held on Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. at the Oklee Community Hall.  The children attending were broken into four age groups and after they each had a chance to find Easter Eggs, they could go and pick out a book to take home and read. There was also a table...
11th annual RLC Plummer Lions Invitational Speech Meet was held March 19 at RLCC in Oklee. RLC speech team includes Natalie Aakhus, Lilly Hanson, David Clifton, Remi Rathsack, Lily Guillemette, Kara Longtin, Jayden Iverson, Lana Bravo, Phillip Sorenson, Jayden Fore, Tom Nelson, Sydney Melby, Abby Walton, Jade Person, Deidra Walton, Zoe Russillo, Shelby Gunderson, and not pictured Allison Aakhus, Serenity May, Carly Williams, and Nick Piersol.
Red Lake Country Speech team hosted the 11TH annual Plummer Lions Invitational Speech Meet on March 19, 2016 at Red Lake County High School. There were 11 schools who attended the meet and 150 participants. Winning the tournament was East Grand Forks, in second place was Crookston, and third place...


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