Okabena News


11/29/2017 04:50 PM  ~~~Source~~~
HL-O holiday concert next week 

Heron Lake-Okabena School students will treat music lovers to a holiday concert Tuesday evening in the HL-O High School gym in Okabena. The holiday band and choir concert begins at 7 p.m. Many different musical groups will be featured during the concert, including both the junior- and senior-high bands and choirs and a joined choir of the junior- and senior-high choirs, as well as a select choir.


09/30/2017 11:37 AM  ~~~Source~~~
After-school adventures fire up nex... 

For local students, the adventure begins when the school day ends, thanks to the Jackson County 4-H After-school Adventures program. The adventure series begins Tuesday, Oct. 3, at Riverside Elementary School in Jackson; Tuesday, Oct. 10, at Pleasantview Elementary School in Lakefield; and Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Heron Lake-Okabena Elementary School in Heron Lake.


09/23/2017 10:50 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Post was born to farm 

Jim Post was born on May 24, 1925, on the family farm his father, Albert, purchased in 1920 - some 89 acres in Rost Township bordering Ewington Township in southwest Jackson County. He spent his entire work life of 54 years living on and caring for that farm.


09/12/2017 10:46 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Enrollment flat as school begins 

Student enrollment at Jackson County Central and Heron Lake-Okabena schools on the first day of the fall semester Tuesday looks to be about on par with where it was last year. Preliminary Day 1 enrollment estimates at JCC last fall hovered in the 1,160-student range.


09/08/2017 03:50 PM  ~~~Source~~~
New faces as a new school year fire... 

Plenty of new faces will grace the hallways of Jackson County Central schools when classes begin on Tuesday, while things at Heron Lake-Okabena will look strikingly similar to last year. The JCC district welcomes 17 new teachers this fall - the largest crop of new teachers in recent memory.