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09
Mar

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Fri
09
Mar

City of Ely Council Minutes -February 20, 2018

Council Minutes -February 20, 2018
Regular Meeting Ely City Council – City Hall, Council Chambers

CALL TO ORDER: Mayor Novak called the meeting to order at 5:30pm.

PRESENT: Council members A.Forsman, Kess, Debeltz, Omerza, Callen, D.Forsman and Mayor Novak
ABSENT: None

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Debeltz/D.Forsman moved to approve the minutes from the Public Hearing on the EUC Rates on February 7, 2018, the Public Hearing for the IUP for the Jake Forsman Car Show and Burnout Competition on February 7, 2018 and the February 7, 2018 Regular Council Meeting. Motion Carried Unanimously.

ADDITIONS OR OMISSIONS TO AGENDA
Addition 12.A. Committee Assignments
Addition 13.B. Wolf Track Classic Sled Dog Race – In Kind Services from City of Ely
Additions A and B were added without objection.

Fri
09
Mar

How Samuel Ely raised the bar as Ely’s namesake

In 1857, the first Northern Michigan iron mine was built near Marquette around a pig iron smelter named the “Pioneer Furnace.” Rather than naming the mine after some old European city, one of the mine’s founders insisted that it be named by a local council of native Ojibwe. This was a little unusual for the Industrial Age in the U.S. at the time, but the mine chairman had been raised in Iroquois country, a region where people had respect for the tribe’s democratic way of life.

Fri
09
Mar

Olson swimmers bridge three generations

Dick, Nick, and Brad Olson all have a history with the MN State Swim Meet. Photo by Sarah Mattson

After 56 years, an Olson returned to the MN state swimming meet. Nick Olson, grandson of Dick and Phyllis Olson of Ely, swam at the 2018 MN State Swimming and Diving meet held at the University of Minnesota on March 2-3. Nick, a junior at Alexandria Area High School, swam the 200 and 500 yard freestyle along with the 200 medley relay and 4x100 freestyle relay. Dick also swam the 200 yard freestyle in a state meeting representing Ely Memorial High School in 1960, 1961, and 1962. Nick’s dad, Brad, was also a distance swimmer for EHS in 1983-1986. The Alexandria Cardinals finished fourth as a team in the Class A field. The 200 yard medley relay took second place and the 4x100 freestyle relay finished fourth.

Fri
09
Mar

Spring show held for Ely Dance Team

ELY DANCE TEAM performed at its spring show on March 4 at the Ely Memorial High School gymnasium. Pictured are Abigail Rabe, Elissia Bennett, Savannah Johnson, Kaitlyn Lakner, Gracie Hanson, Lily Sauls, Hannah Jankovec, Hailey Schaller, Lauren Porthan and Madelene Johnson. Photo by Eric Sherman.

Fri
09
Mar

Spring is coming to the northland

A nesting pair of eagles, over Birch Lake, passing each other at the bottom of a loop in their aerial courtship dance. Photo by Pete Pastika.

Thu
08
Mar

Ironmen struggle early in Florida

The Vermilion Ironmen are living up to their nickname during a season-opening trip to Florida.
Injuries and absences have depleted the roster to just 11 available players for the community college baseball team, which lost four straight games to begin a seven-game swing through the Sunshine State.
Division II school Glen Oaks (Mich.) swept Division III VCC 13-4 and 5-0 in a Wednesday doubleheader at Auburndale, Fla. One day earlier, state contender Minnesota West roughed up the Ironmen 15-1 and 5-0 in a pair of games at the same location during the RussMatt Classic, a college baseball event that attracts more than 300 teams.
Vermilion’s pitching staff took a hit during the trip when it lost Connor Knettel, a freshman from Brainerd, to a wrist injury. The righthander was expected to start at least one game and work another in relief and the injury taxed an already-stretched VCC pitching staff.

Wed
07
Mar

Roger Anderson, 65, of Ely, dies

Roger Dale Anderson, 65, passed away unexpectedly Thursday March 1, 2018, in Ely MN.
He was born on August 14,1952,to Milton and Audrey Anderson. He was one of three brothers.
He graduated from JFK, Babbitt, MN, in the class of 1970. He attended St. Cloud State and Vermilion Community College. He married LaDonna Kim (Steenerson) on September 4, 1976.
Roger worked for the Frontier Telephone Co. for 32 years before retiring in 2007. He loved to play guitar and harmonica sharing his gift of music with his family and wonderful circle of friends. He coached Little League and hockey for many years before becoming a snowboard enthusiast at age 40, with his son, Aaron. His love of sports was known to all. His favorite pastimes included reading, snorkeling on Burntside Lake and caring for his one-and-only, special grandson, Noah Wallace. Roger was a wonderful husband and fun loving person whose mere presence touched so many lives. He is not gone - just gone ahead.

Wed
07
Mar

Mary M. Mavetz, 92, of Ely, dies

Mary M. Mavetz, 92, of Ely, passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Carefree Assisted Living in Ely.
Our precious mother and grandmother Mary Margaret Mavetz would like you to know that her work here is done.
Born in Elcor, Minnesota on August 14, 1925, Mary at 92 kept her spunky outlook on life until the end.
She was the oldest of four children. She was preceded in death by her mother Mary Petritz Junke and father Marco Junke; brothers: Ed (Dorothy) Junke and Bob (Betty) Junke. She is survived by her sister Jean (Gary) Johnson.
Mary was also preceded in death by her loving husband of 64 years Albin “Binky” Mavetz.
She is survived by her beloved children: Beckie (Whitney Meddaugh) Lobe, Mary Jo (Ric) Toman, Darlene (Brian) LaFrenier and Al Mavetz; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Our family would like to thank our angels (the aides and nurses) at Memory Care in Carefree Living. They cared for her in the most loving way.

Wed
07
Mar

Off-highway vehicle spring restrictions announced

Off-highway vehicle restrictions will go into effect March 15, 2018, across the Chippewa National Forest. Off-highway vehicle use is not allowed on any forest service roads from March 15 through May 01, 2018.

Any vehicle not licensed for highway use is considered an off-highway vehicle, which differs from the state of Minnesota's Class II and Class III OHV classification. All forest service roads are closed to all OHV use during this time period.

For more information on OHV spring road restrictions, please contact the Chippewa National Forest engineering office at 218-335-8686.

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