Geneva I. Block



Geneva I. Block, 93, of Virginia beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and aunt went home to spend eternity with our Lord on June 9, 2015. Geneva was born February 20, 1922 to Emma and Carl Olson in Williams, MN. Geneva was married… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember […]

Jean F. Bergquist



Jean F. Bergquist passed away June 13, 2015 in the Essentia Health Virginia Care Center. She was born June 30, 1929 in Middle River, MN the daughter of John Albert and Helen (Wagner) McCullough. She married Donald Bergquist on May 7, 1948 in Thief R… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Jerry H. Ketola



 Jerry H. Ketola, 86, of Lake Vermilion, died June 15, 2015 at the Cook Hospital.  He was born on March 8, 1929, in Minneapolis.  He graduated from Virginia High School, Macalester College and Yale Law School.  He married his hig… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Robert J. Prout



 Robert J. Prout, longtime resident of Virginia, passed away Friday, June 12, 2015 at Edgewood Vista in Virginia. Memorial Services will be held Friday, June 19, 2015 at Trinity Lutheran Church at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior. Past… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Deborah Ann Jarvis



 Deborah Ann Jarvis, 61, of Hibbing, passed away Friday, June 12, 2015, at Grand Itasca Hospital in Grand Rapids after a lengthy battle with numerous illnesses.  A Gathering of Family and Friends is planned for Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 2… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Ronald Marks



 Ronald Marks, 64, of Britt, passed away Saturday, June 13, 2015 at Cornerstone Villa in Buhl. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, June 20, 2015 at First Lutheran Church in Buhl at 11:00 a.m.with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Paul Hamma… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Roger Clark Lappi



Roger Clark Lappi, 78, Cook, died Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Essentia Health (St. Mary’s Hospital) in Duluth.  He passed away after a long and courageous battle with emphysema.Roger was born on September 18, 1936 in Cook, the son of August and I… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

What did your father teach you?

HARD WORK. Respect for elders. Loyalty to family and friends. Honesty. How to drive a stick-shift. EVERYTHING.


I wish my dad were still on this earth, for I have so many things to ask him. You may read about one of the things I want to ask him (see story, pages 24-25). When your father is dead and gone you, too, will wish you had asked him more questions abo… Please register for a free account or […]

A teacher’s perspective

The relevance of fatherhood


 I’m the father of six children. I hope that gives me some credibility when I say that I strongly disagree with how mass media portrays fathers. According to a major survey completed last year, fathers in the media are almost always portr… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Road trip with my dad




 Editor’s note: This piece was written by Paul Jarmer when he was a student of Aaron Kelson’s at Mesabi Range College this spring. Aaron brought it to my attention, thinking that it might make a good submission to Hometown Focus aro… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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