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Fri
02
Dec

Christmas Choir Concert is Sunday, 2 p.m. at Washington Auditorium

Ely Christmas Choir Concert, a “Journey of hope, the birth of the Savior” will be held on Sunday, December 4 at 2 p.m. in Washington Auditorium under the direction of Lyle Klein. The concert is free to the public.

Fri
02
Dec

Rangers back copper-nickel

PRESENTING A CHECK for $3,200 to the Ely Food Shelf were representatives of Twin Metals Minnesota’s Ely office. Pictured are (l-r) Nicole Hoffman and Dean Debeltz of TMM, Liz Langley and Carol Orban of the Ely Food Shelf, Cabin Totenhagen and James Devine of TMM. Photo by Nick Wognum.

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
02
Dec

New car giveaway from Zup's

NEW CAR for Michelle Lekatz of Ely, congratulated by Jim Zupancich for winning the top prize in Zup’s Food Markets’ 100th anniversary giveaway.

Fri
02
Dec

In Ely for Thanksgiving

A SNOW BIRD - Carlie and Chloe Beatty of Lakevlle, MN made this snow turkey on Thanksgiving Day near the Fernberg Road. “Love coming to Ely for thanksgiving!” said the Beatty family.

Tue
29
Nov

Rev. Alfred Donald ‘Father Al’ Kaster, 85, originally from Long Lake, MN dies

Rev. Alfred Donald ‘Father Al’ Kaster, 85, originally from Long Lake, MN, passed away peacefully at the home of his brother Bill, in Long Lake, Mn. on Nov. 28, 2016.
Born 11/25/31 to German parents, Fredrich and Martha, Alfred was the third of seven children: Bernard, Gertrude, Robert, Paul, William and Stephen.
Father Al’s education included both public and parochial schools. After graduating high school in 1949, Alfred went on to graduate from the Crosier Seminary in 1952. Under the supervision of the Duluth Mn. Diocese. Al completed his Philosophy and Theology education at the Benedictine Seminary. Alfred was then ordained a Priest by Bishop Francis Schenk of the Church of St. George in Long Lake, Mn.

Tue
29
Nov

Ely girls hope to jump in 7A

by Tom Coombe
Ely’s high school girls basketball team ended the 2015-16 season on a high note, rattling off four straight wins including a playoff overtime thriller before colliding with state powerhouse Mt. Iron-Buhl.
That gives the Timberwolves something to build from as they embark on the 2016-17 season, which starts with Monday night’s home matchup with Greenway (see schedule).
En route to an 8-15 record last winter, the Wolves fielded one of youngest lineups in program history, with eighth-graders Brielle Kallberg and Erika Mattson fueling the late-season surge.
Both return and are a year older, but Ely still figures to have one of the younger teams in the section, with Susan Cook and Morgan Moravitz the only seniors who had prominent roles last year.

Tue
29
Nov

Nina Sparks Haaversen, 51, dies

Nina Sparks Haaversen, 51, died in a car accident Nov. 23 outside of Ely. She and her family have been Ely residents for 15 years.
Nina was born on June 30, 1965 in New Brighton, PA, and grew up there. She attended Geneva College in the area then headed for Colorado in 1986. That’s where she met her husband, Carl Haaversen, on the second day after she arrived. They were married in Colorado Feb. 10, 1990, and then moved to Coon Rapids, MN in April ’93. They and their four children moved to Ely April, 2001, where she home schooled her children.
Nina was very active in the community. She was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and the Nordic Ski Team. She was well known for her cooking skills and supplied the food for countless ski team banquets, events and races over many years.

Sun
27
Nov

Barry Williams, 75, of Ely, dies

Barry Edward Williams, 75, of Ely, died peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, November 26, 2016 at home.
He was born on March 20, 1941 in Ely to Edward and Hannah (Klobuchar) Williams
Barry was a proud veteran having served in the U.S.Air force
Barry was an active member of Ely United Methodist Church for over 60 years.
He was a devoted family man and loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. An avid outdoorsman, Barry loved fishing, hunting, camping, and being outdoors anytime he could.

Sun
27
Nov

169 project clears more hurdles

by Tom Coombe -

Sun
27
Nov

Bringing “AGE to age” to Ely

Ely will soon become the 15th – and newest – northeastern Minnesota community to launch “AGE to age: bringing generations together” and make it their own. The Northland Foundation is inviting Ely residents to attend a kick-off meeting on Thursday, December 1 from 5 - 7:30 p.m. at the Grand Ely Lodge, in the Sunset Room, 400 N. Pioneer Road. A light dinner, free of charge, will be served from 5:00-5:30, followed by the community meeting from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Prizes will also be given away.

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