Rice Co. Officer to Deploy
Rice County Correctional Officer Steve Tuma attended today's Rice County Board of Commissioners meeting to be recognized for his upcoming military deployment to Cuba.
Tuma is going to Cuba for a one-year military activation at Guantanamo Bay for a security deployment...
Look Back: KOBK Jan-Feb 1917
Steve Groening presents the KOBK news for January-February 1917. On topic are the celebrations surrounding the return of Steele County’s Company I from Mexico, a report on the absentee rate at rural schools, and the fate of a proposed packing plant intended for Owatonna...
Owatonna Veterans Day Events
Friday, November 11, is Veterans Day. A number of institutions will recognize area veterans on Friday. The Owatonna HyVee will be offering a free breakfast to veterans and their spouses. At 8:30 Friday morning, there will be a program along with Taps and guest speakers at the Willow Creek School in …
The Wall Stops in Owatonna
A good-sized crowd came out Wednesday to welcome the Traveling Vietnam Wall to Owatonna on its way to a weekend on display in Faribault.
A sea of bikes and classic cars, many with American flags flying, already was in evidence on the Steele County Fairgrounds by 1PM Wednesday afternoon...
Traveling Wall Owatonna Stop
The Vietnam Memorial Traveling Wall will be on display Labor Day weekend at the Rice County Fairgrounds in Faribault.
The display will arrive at the Steele County Fairgrounds in Owatonna on Wednesday, August 31, at 1PM and will then be staged for transport to Faribault...
Caleb Erickson Memorial
The Caleb Erickson Memorial returns for its third year this Saturday, August 27, in Waseca. Erickson was a native of Waseca and a U.S. Marine killed in Afghanistan in 2014.
The day begins with a fun run/walk at 8AM at Clear Lake Park, which is on the southwest corner of Clear Lake...
Flag Day Ceremony
The Owatonna Elks held their annual Flag Day Ceremony on Tuesday, June 14. The night began with Owatonna's VFW Post 3723 Color Guard presenting the Colors.
The Knights of Columbus Chorus sang "Star-Spangled Banner," "America the Beautiful" and "God Bl…
Skydivers Drop in Saturday
In an event to raise awareness and promote the Veterans Adventure Group a sky dive into an Owatonna farm brought out a big group of spectators on Saturday.
Gravity Games Saturday
Owatonna High School graduate and U.S. Army veteran Justin Matejcek will get a unique view of the family farm when he parachutes down to it Saturday, June 11.
Memorial Day programs
Area towns are remembering our fallen veterans.
In Owatonna, at 9:30AM Monday, May 30, the American Legion and VFW parade begins on School Street, going south on Elm Avenue to the Four Seasons Center on the Steele County Fairgrounds by 10:30AM for the Memorial Day program...

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