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Tue
23
Jan

Sally Ann Kjorsvig, 86, of Ely dies

Sally Ann Kjorsvig, 86, of Ely passed away on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

Tue
23
Jan

The trout whisperer - My colder thoughts

My colder thoughts:
I think it’s harder to remember things with your eyes wide open. In December, I think one should eat more oranges, and when it’s very cold, in January, I think one should switch to more dark chocolates.
Stars are brighter in winter.
It’s fun to say quilts.
Any bird that comes to our feeders is such a treat.
I think the one cooking item that gets a really good workout this time of year is our crock pot.
Splitting any firewood at twenty below is easy.
I wonder who named them, farmers matches.
I can’t imagine the lack of indoor plumbing or having to use an outhouse, trudging through the snow, the wind-chill factor, then for toilet tissue, you get the Sears and Roebuck catalog hanging there.
I want to find a recipe for old fashioned egg coffee.
I miss ice skating, when did I get too old for that. I have a very nice set of scarfs though.

Tue
23
Jan

Incumbents face no opposition in town board races

by Tom Coombe -

Tue
23
Jan

Ann Mobilia, 101 of Ely, dies

Ann Mobilia, 101 of Ely, passed away on Monday, January 22, 2018 at St. Michael’s Health and Rehabilitation Center in Virginia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Ely with visitation being held one hour prior to the service at the church. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

Mon
22
Jan

Governor Dayton all-in on Ely bonding projects

by Tom Coombe -

Mon
22
Jan

A winter double play in Ely; Twins’ visit coincides with start of Northland 300 on Thursday

by Tom Coombe -

Sun
21
Jan

Ely Echo remains city’s newspaper

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
19
Jan

Military Night at the Ely Arena; Duluth Warriors returning to town for Saturday doubleheader

For the second consecutive season, the Minnesota Warriors will be part of a festive day of hockey in Ely.
This Saturday (Jan. 20) is shaping up to be a big one - dubbed Military Night at the Ely Arena, as a team made up of disabled combat veterans, comes to town to take on two Ely teams.
A team comprised of Ely alumni will tangle with the Warriors’ JV at 5 p.m. and the Warriors’ main team will tangle with Ely’s Heavy Metal All Stars at 7 p.m.
The doubleheader comes on the heels of a 2 p.m. game at the rink, featuring the Ely Timberwolves high school varsity team against Red Lake Falls.
The evening festivities will include a ceremonial puck drop, the presentation of the colors by the Ely Honor Guard, and the national anthem sung by Ely’s Bella Davis.
No admission fee will be charged for the evening games, although donations for the Duluth Warriors will be accepted.

Fri
19
Jan

Ely man wins $250,000 Powerball prize

Gregory Adkisson of Ely claimed a $250,000 Powerball prize at Lottery headquarters in Roseville on Jan. 16.
Adkisson’s ticket was one of two tickets sold for the Jan. 10 drawing to win $250,000. He purchased his winning ticket at Voyageur Short Stop, located at 1815 E. Sheridan St. in Ely.
The second $250,000 winning ticket, which has yet to be claimed, was sold at Hibbing Short Stop II, located at 1121 E. Howard St. in Hibbing.
Adkisson’s quick-pick ticket matched four of the first five numbers plus the Powerball number, which is normally worth $50,000.
Because he added the Power Play multiplier option for an extra dollar, his prize was multiplied by 5 (the Power Play number drawn) to win $250,000.
The winning Powerball numbers for Jan. 10 are 7-24-33-49-50 and the Powerball is 4.

Fri
19
Jan

From the miscellaneous drawer - Consider the elderly

Starting with 2010, every 10 years the US population has grown or will grow in its over-65 age population by at least three percent. By 2030 that percentage of population will be at 19.3 percent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Although I understand that some toddlers have chomped on the attractively colored Tide Detergent Pods, I’m wondering where the adults were and what they were thinking and why these detergents weren’t safely placed out of reach of youngsters. Yes, I know slip-ups can happen and we all feel terrible when a child’s life is affected or lost.
Somehow, though, in the need for children’s safety, the safety of the elderly is being compromised and forgotten.
I keep a pair of pliers by my bedside to open medicine bottles and get a firm grip on any immovable object.
How many elderly have punctured themselves trying to open a heavily plastic-encased product?

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