2013-08-02

Arthur Leander Niemi



Arthur Leander Niemi, 86, of Duluth, died Monday, July 22, 2013 at Essentia Health in Duluth MN. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Range Funeral Home at 1:00 P.M. with visitation one hour prior. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. Burial will be at Waasa Cemetery. To sign the online guest book […]

Raymond “Ray” Peter Mayer



Raymond “Ray” Peter Mayer, 92, of Hibbing, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2013.  A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Grace Lutheran Church in Hibbing at 11:00 a.m. with visitation beginning one hour prior to the service.  Rev. Timothy Yearyean will officiate.  Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Hibbing.  To sign the online guest book […]

Gail Mestnick



Gail Mestnick, 57, of Eveleth, died Friday, July 12, 2013 at Fairview Hospital in Hibbing. A gathering of family and friends are being planned for a later date. Arrangements  are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, please visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.Gail Phyllis Mestnick was born June 2, 1956 in Virginia MN to […]

Mary Ostrem



Mary Ostrem, 92, of Buhl, died Thursday, July 25, 2013 at Essentia Health in Virginia. Graveside  services will be held Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Lakeview Cemetery in Buhl. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guestbook or to send condolences, please visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.Mary Christine Ostrem was born April 4, 1921 in Furth, Germany to […]

John Arthur Suihkonen



I, John Arthur Suihkonen, was born on November 11, 1926, at home in Virginia, MN in the area known as “Finn Town”, to John Iver and Olga Marie (Johnson) Suihkonen.  That date was known as Armistice Daycommemorating the end of World War I, and so school was closed for my birthday. Hah!  I attended the old Lincoln grade school in […]

Bette Ost



Bette Ost, 72, of rural Aurora, died Sunday, July 28, 2013 at VRCC. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church at 1P.M. with visitation one hour prior. Pastor Brendan Johnston will officiate. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, please visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.Bette […]

James “Yogi” Allen Davy



James “Yogi” Allen Davey, 55, of Eveleth, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013, at St. Luke’s in Duluth.  Funeral Services will be held Friday, August 2, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at Range Funeral Home in Hibbing.  Visitation will be at Range Funeral Home Thursday, August 1, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Friday, August 2, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.  […]

Aldo Leroy “Al” Arntz



Aldo Leroy “Al”  Arntz, age 86 of Babbitt, died peacefully Sunday, July 28, 2013 at Edgewood Vista in Virginia  with his wife, Evelyn, and family at his side, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born April 16, 1927 in Parshall, North Dakota, the son of Arthur and Burnett (Peterson) Arntz , moved to the Lake Park, MN area […]

Everclear headlines Merritt Days




MT. IRON – The most exciting week of the year for Mt. Iron is here! The 23rd annual Merritt Days runs from Saturday, Aug. 3 to Saturday, Aug. 10. And according to committee member Sally Peterangelo, landing the national act, Everclear, for their wrap-up celebration on Aug. 10 is a huge coup. “Can you believe it?” she asked. “This great […]

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Merritt Days 2013

Mountain Iron

Saturday, Aug. 3 • 10 a.m. 3RD ANNUAL CO-ED KICK BALL TOURNAMENT (at the South Grove fields) “Kick-off” Merritt Days with some old fashioned fun! Sunday, Aug. 4 – Friday, Aug. 9 TREASURE HUNT clues start • Clues published in local paper and posted at City Hall and the Mtn. Iron Library daily (no clues on Monday). The hidden “treasures” […]