2020-06-05 E-Edition

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Dear Readers,

 Hometown Focus extends congratulations and best wishes to all of the area’s 2020 graduates! Their special year ended unlike that of any prior graduating class due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All of us here at HTF wish the graduates the best in th… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Three area students awarded 8th District MSHS scholarships

 GILBERT/CHISHOLM/ AURORA — Carly George of Gilbert was recently awarded the 8th District Minnesota State Horticultural Society’s $500 scholarship which was funded by the Cook Garden Club members. She is a recent graduate of Eveleth/Gilbert High… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

FOCUS ON PHOTOGRAPHERS

This month’s photographer spotlight: Marcia Hage of Kelsey, MN.

Marcia Hage and her husband adopted Murphy from Mesabi Humane Society when he was a puppy. He is a lab-mix of unknown ancestry and a fan favorite on Marcia’s Facebook page. Murphy accompanies Marcia on daily walks in the woods. Photos by Marcia Hage…. Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Bring on 50!

Reflecting on good times and bad at the start of a new decade


Jody’s 50th birthday present to herself was this stand-up paddle board. Submitted photo.“I know as a woman I’m supposed to be afraid of getting older, but I love this sh*t so much. Every year I sink deeper into this bath of unapologetic realness, and… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Some facts about horses you may not know

 Dogs may be man’s best friend, but horses have been companion and assistance animals for millennia. In fact, archaeological evidence indicates that humans formed intermingled relationships with horses nearly 5,500 years ago. Horses provided peo… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Tips on how to prevent losing a newly adopted pet

Despite the sadness, uncertainty and disruption to millions of people’s lives, the novel coronavirus COVID-19 has provided some silver linings. One such positive side effect of people being asked to spend more time at home is the opportunity for indi… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

A picnic at Vermilion Falls

Betty and Randy enjoy a crowd-free mini-vacation up north


Betty and Randy (pictured) stopped at the voyageur statue in Crane Lake.Like many people, I have not been anywhere for three months! Well, I have been to the grocery store a handful of times, but I’ve certainly not gone more than five miles from my h… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Eight weeks into COVID-VID-19 emergency

VA reports rising patient capacity, stable supplies and staffing

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced recently it has maintained an increasing supply of beds for both veterans and COVID-19 patients, steady supplies across the nation and a stable staffing situation in the vast majority of VA locat… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

VA encourages public donations to help homeless veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced recently a new initiative requesting the public to make donations to help provide emergency relief and facilitate remote access to health care for veterans who are homeless or at risk of homeless… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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