Mary C. Peterson



Mary C. Peterson, age 93 of Virginia died Saturday, February 23, 2013in the Virginia Regional Medical Center. She was born January 10,1920 in Virginia, the daughter of Ernest and Carmella (Divizio)Lucarelli and was a graduate of Virginia High School… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot […]

Paul Allen Rich, aka The Preacher



Paul Allen Rich, aka The Preacher, age 75 of Virginia died Thursday, February 21, 2013 in St. Michael’s Health and RehabilitationCenter. He was born April 27, 1937 in St. Joseph, MO, the son ofHarry W. and Viola (Griffen) Rich. Paul served in the Un… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Thank you, Miss Korpy




Memorial with a replica of Thoreau’s cabin by Walden Pond, near Concord, Massachusetts. Courtesy Wikimedia.Miss Ellen Korpy was never my English teacher at Roosevelt High School in Virginia, Minnesota. But she was my homeroom teacher, so I met with … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

One Less Accountant




 I somehow managed to get all the way through college and into the working world before I ever read “Walden,” by Henry David Thoreau. Finding Thoreau at that late date was a bit unfortunate. “Walden” caused me to complet… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Your place at the table:

Re-introducing the Iron Range Partnership for Sustainability


 Editor’s note: This is the first of a series of pre-Iron Range Earth Fest stories that Hometown Focus will be publishing in the coming weeks. Gear up for the fabulous April 6 event! – Jean Cole Many people have them, dining room t… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

VA hires more mental health professionals to expand access for veterans

Part of comprehensive effort to boost mental health services

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced in February that it has made significant progress in providing increased access to mental health care services for our nation’s veterans by hiring new mental health professio… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Symphony orchestra to perform in Virginia

Jazz violinist Randy Sabien and pianist David Packa

Jazz violinist Randy Sabien will perform with the Duluth Orchestra in Virginia on March 12. Photo submitted.DULUTH- Violinist Randy Sabien will join the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra for an evening filled with jazz fiddle and a traditional well… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

David Packa wins Young Artist Award



Pianist David Packa of Iron, MN, took first place in the DSSO’s Young Artist competition. Photo submitted.The Duluth Superior Symphony has awarded five prizes in its annual Young Artist Competition and a scholarship prize from the William Hest… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

It’s Mesabi YMCA healthy recipe week!




 This week’s recipes come from some staffers at the Mesabi Family YMCA in Mt. Iron/Virginia. It’s a synergy thing! I’m going to be discussing journaling at the YMCA’s Women’s Wellness Night on Saturday, Mar. 2, and in the sharing spirit, I rece… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

March for Babies captains’ kickoff set



MT. IRON – The March of Dimes “March for Babies” committee will be hosting a Team Captain Kickoff for this year’s walk at the Holiday Inn Express in Mt. Iron on Tuesday, Mar. 5, at 5:15 p.m. at which time you can register you… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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