Dorothy Eloise Harley



 Dorothy Eloise Harley, age 95 of Tower died Tuesday, January 24, 2017 in Golden Horizons Assisted Living Center. She was born January 26, 1921 in Ainsworth, Iowa, the daughter of George and Eathel (McElwain) Trotter. Dorothy married Dwight L. … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     […]

Violet Elvera Pearson



 Violet Elvera Pearson, 98, of Cook,  was born on September 3, 1918 in Cook the daughter of Abel and Klara (Erickson) Pearson. She passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 on the site of the original Pearson homestead at the Cook Care Cent… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Everett Lee Gillen



 Everett Lee Gillen, age 22 of Mahtowa and formerly of Virginia died Monday, January 30, 2017 at home of complications of Muscular Dystrophy with his mother and step-father by his side. He was born February 21, 1994 in Bangkok, Thailand the son… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Arrowhead Library System Bookmobile

Delivering more than just books


Although it is not a library itself, the Mt. Iron Arrowhead Library System building, located at 5528 Emerald Ave. in Mt. Iron, where the Bookmobile is housed, serves not only as an administrative office, but as a clearing house where books and media… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

The Arrowhead Library System Bookmobile is on a roll!




 Following is a list of the many sites the Arrowhead Library System Bookmobile visits. As I researched this story, I was amazed at the wide-spread area the Bookmobile covers. What a wonderful service this is for our rural communities! The compl… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Many NACEC objectives successfully completed during Mission 16.2 in Haiti




La Bastille Haiti’s first community water project management board. Submitted photo.EDITOR’S NOTE: This an update of the NACEC mission to Haiti by Edward Addy of Aurora and Rich Ogilvie of Forbes. We have followed Addy’s mission work the… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

It’s easy to become an HTF contributor



We invite you to join the growing ranks of Hometown Focus contributors! Over 700 community members have shared their news, stories, photos, history, recipes and videos with us. Our grassroots publication is one-of-a-kind and a true reflection of the… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

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Writing a new chapter at HTF

Contributors, don’t fail me now!


Jean’s retirement celebration cake. Photo by Cindy Kujala.Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. – Dr. Seuss Those may be wise words that even a child can understand, but they don’t necessarily make ch… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Improvements made to Precious Paws animal shelter




 CHISHOLM – Precious Paws Humane Society in Chisholm had a busy year in 2016. Rescuing vulnerable animals and helping them find safe, loving homes is our main mission, but it’s not the only thing our shelter does. Giving them a heal… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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