Oklee Herald

Alma Stenberg showing her hardanger work.
The weather was perfect for a 4th of July celebration, with a sunny warm day, but not too hot or humid. The people who organized this event did a wonderful job and kudo’s to them for their hard work. The celebration actually began the night before with a street dance sponsored by D & K Corner...
Red Lake County Fair's 5k run/walk winners. (From back left to right) Chris Longtin, Don Hagen, Tyrell Hamrum. (Front left to right) Mindy Juhl, Aurimy Olson, Becky Opatz.
Day two of the Red Lake County Fair started with events in the city and out at the South Park. In Oklee, at 9:00 a.m. the morning was a beautiful day and many people came out to join in the 5K Walk/Run for Autism. There were quite a few participants and there were prizes given to three categories...
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...
The K-3rd grade elementary concert, "Celebrate America" was held May 8th.  This picture is of the 3rd grade class singing, "American Tears" a song that honored our American Heroes. 
Red Lake County Central Elementary School held two concerts this spring. One was with the 4-6th graders and the seconded one was with the K-3rd graders. The director of the programs was Krista Bernstein.
Wyatt Schirrick, Cody Gagner, Ashley Longtin and Zoe Russillo competed at the State Track and Field meet in St. Paul at Hamline University.
On Friday June 5th Cody Gagner competed on the first day of the State Track and Field meet. Cody ran in the prelims of the 800 meter. He had to finish in the top nine times to go to the finals on Saturday. He finished with a time of 1:55.41 which placed him 2nd going into Saturday’s finals....


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239 2nd Ave
Gonvick, MN 56644
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