Anthony F. “Tony” Perpich



 Anthony F. “Tony” Perpich, age 97, of Virginia, died Sunday, October 4, 2015 at Essentia Health Convalescent Care Center in Virginia, surrounded by his family. He was born March 26, 1918 in Aurora, MN to Croatian immigrants, Anton and Mary (Bl… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me   […]

Richard “Rick” L. Whiting



Richard “Rick” L. Whiting, 64 of Ely, passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by his family on Thursday, October 1, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, October 24, 2015 at  The Longbr… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Larry Eugene Wiitala



 Larry Eugene Wiitala, age 63 a lifelong resident of Mountain Iron died Thursday, October 1, 2015 in the Essentia Health Center Virginia after a long but courageous battle with leukemia. He was born May 20, 1952 in Williston, ND the son of Russ… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Gloria Lynn Wiinanen



Gloria Lynn Wiinanen, 67, died on October 6, 2015, exactly two months after she received her initial cancer diagnosis.  She was surrounded by the love of her family and her spirit left peacefully and transformed the sky into northern lights. &n… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Grand Rapids forum, Thursday, Oct. 22 The Entrepreneur Fund to Kick-Off Ignite Forums



DULUTH – The Entrepreneur Fund’s Women’s Business Alliance (WBA) is pleased to announce Sandy Hansen-Wolff as the first Ignite Forums speaker. Ignite Forums provide on-the-ground strategies from different fields of interest, transf… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Scan, flip, scan:

Preserving history one page at a time


 While scanning page after page of yearbook after yearbook would be considered monotonous by most, ensuring that this tedious job is completed has become the mission for one Aurora woman. Amy Nossum, administrator of the AHL (Aurora -Hoyt Lake… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Collector of high school annuals brings joy to strangers




 Editor’s note: This story was published previously in Hometown Focus, but we thought we’d run it again since it goes so nicely with Barb Hinsz’s cover story. – Jean Cole Quirks. We all have them. One of mine is buying … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Culture comes to Main Street



Lake Vermilion Cultural Center board members Tom Sersha, Louise Gately and Mary Batinich are anxious for the move of the former St. Mary’s Church to a site in downtown Tower where the building will be renovated into the LVCC. Photo courtesy of… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Celebrate Unity Day, Wednesday, Oct. 21 October is National Bullying Prevention Month



 MINNEAPOLIS – October is National Bullying Prevention Month, which PACER Center initiated in 2006. Students, schools, and communities across the world unite together against bullying in October to raise awareness and encourage people to … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Dear Readers,



There are a few things we want you to take note of in this week’s edition of Hometown Focus. You’ll notice the ribbons on the cover. The pink ribbon, of course, is in support of October being National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The b… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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