Dorothy Marie Egger-Rutka



Dorothy Marie Egger-Rutka, 89, Virginia, passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at St. Michael’s Health and Rehab Center.  A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the Range Funeral Home in Virginia, with a visitation … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember […]

Robert “Bob” Boshey



Robert “Bob” Boshey, Me-mashkawe-gaabo, beloved husband of Phyllis, and father of Denise, Carrie, and Cheryl, passed away at St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth, on June 4, 2014. He was 77 years at the time of his death. He was born on February 1, 1937, a… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Janet J. Lustig



Janet J. Lustig, 81, of Virginia, died Thursday, June 05, 2014 at Essentia Health Virginia Hospital Hospice, with her family at her side. A Funeral Service was be held on Monday, June 9, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Virginia,… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

John J. Sauter



John J. Sauter, 75, died Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Cornerstone Villa in Buhl, under the care of North Star Hospice. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at Range Funeral Home in Virginia at 11:00 a.m.with visitation beginning … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Viola Saari



Viola Saari, age 94 a longtime resident of Palo, died Friday, June 6, 2014 in the Essentia -Northern Pines Care center in Aurora. She was born April 15, 1920 in Biwabik, the daughter of Adrian and Ida (Wilmonen) Niemi and was a 1939 graduate of Auro… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

VIRGINIA marching blues



The Virginia High School Marching Blues will have their first performance on Wednesday, June 18, at 6 p.m. on 5th Avenue in front of the high school. The band will perform their 2014 show “It Had Better Be Tonight” and the entire com… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

OOPS! We goofed!




In last week’s edition of Hometown Focus, we incorrectly spelled the name of John Postudensek in the story,” Two centenarians pay it forward, Sand Lake Shuffle style,” by Charlene Luoma.) Also, John’s wife’s name was Anna Mae (not Hannah Mae) and th… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

DEEP GRATITUDE ON FATHER’S DAY




Twin brothers Milo Goerdt Strasser and Jasper Goerdt Strasser, in this current photo, appear to be deep in conversation. Photo submitted.We had been talking about having children for a little while. Not forever – my husband Tim Strasser and I … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Remembering my dad on Father’s Day

A feisty Iron Range Finlander and lifelong Packer fan


My dad in late 1980s or early 1990s building a fence in Chisholm. Photo by Cindy Kujala.It’s been 18 years since my dad passed away. That number seems incomprehensible to me. On the one hand there is the feeling that it couldn’t be anywh… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

An interview with the band Average Mammals




Average Mammals will appear Friday night, June 13, at 218 in Virginia and Friday, June 20, at the Homer Tavern in Hibbing. Photo submitted.Editor’s note: I’m happy to introduce a new HTF columnist, Eric Krenz, who will be writing on a re… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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