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Fri
12
Jan

Calvin Herrala: The cello player, the weather balloon and the call of the ice age

Starting in today’s Ely Echo is the two-part article which focuses on the life of Calvin Herrala. From his childhood in Ely to his return to Ely after retirement.

Fri
12
Jan

Snowmobile racing on Fall Lake

YOUNGSTERS racing on Fall Lake Jan. 6 as part of the KCPRO circuit featuring Kitty Cats and 120 cc snowmobiles tearing up the ice in front of the Longbranch. Photo by Eric Sherman.

Fri
12
Jan

Taking third place at Walker

The Ely Wolves Squirts won the third place championship at the Walker tournament this past weekend. Pictured are front row: Jon Schlosser, Ely Hall, Brady Eaton, Ben Leeson, Cazmiro Carlson, Alex Merriman, Garret Rohr; Middle row: Anya Moger, Lewey Powell, Hunter Halbakken, Blake Schaller, Jace Huntbatch, Peyton Gregory, Ryland Sandy,Owen Brekke, Jayden Zemkel Back row: Eli Olsen, Coach Bill Forsberg, Sylvia Shock, Tyler Forsberg, Coach Nicole Carlson, coach Justin Zemke. (Submitted photo)

Fri
12
Jan

School to ponder “corridor concept”

PLAN from 2009 showed how the courtyard at the school could be altered.

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
12
Jan

East of Ely - Up hill both ways

Last week the Echo’s publisher, Anne Swenson emailed me and asked if I had kept diaries of my experiences. Afterwards, I pulled out my oldest journal from 1975 that detailed a three-week trek into the border country.
I was surprised by the clarity of my early writing, as I detailed day after day of paddling and portaging.
Meeting others along the way, I asked them to write down their names and addresses, so I would remember them over the passing years. As I re-read this list the other day, I recalled the impact those brief encounters had had on my life.

Fri
12
Jan

Ironmen ride solid “sophs”

by Tom Coombe
If the Vermilion Ironmen are going to make a run at division and regional championships the next several weeks, their sophomores will no doubt be leading the way.
Second-year players have accounted for nearly all of the scoring and most of the other key statistics this season and again last weekend at the Central Lakes Classic - the final warmups before the start of Northern Division play.
Sophomore Demetrice Mitchell had 28 points in a 90-79 victory over Ridgeater, while VCC’s “big three” of Mitchell and fellow sophomores Denaio Jackson and Bradlee Lewis combined for 57 points as the Ironmen fell 94-87 to Minnesota West in Saturday’s finale.
Vermilion took an 8-5 record into division action, which started Friday night against visiting Mesabi and continues today at Rainy River.

Fri
12
Jan

The City of Ely is calling for interested applicants

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

The City of Ely is calling for interested applicants to fill the following vacancies on various City Boards, Commissions, and Committees:

ELY AIRPORT COMMISSION
1- three year term
*City or Non Resident

ELY CEMETERY COMMITTEE
2– three year terms
*City Resident

GARDNER TRUST BOARD
three year term
*City Resident

ELY LIBRARY BOARD
1- three year term
*City or Non Resident

ELY PARK AND RECREATION BOARD
2-three year terms
*City or Non Resident

ELY POLICE COMMISSION
1- three year term
*City Resident

Telecommunications
Advisory Board
1 – Mid term
*Resident Subscriber

Ely Utilities Commission
1 – Mid Term
*City or Non Resident

Letter of application should be filed with the Clerk/Treasurer, 209 E Chapman St, Ely MN 55731 prior to Noon on January 16, 2018.

Casey Velcheff
Deputy Clerk

Fri
12
Jan

School Board Meeting Minutes December 11 & 18, 2017

School Board Meeting Minutes December 11, 2017
(Approved 1-8-2018)
1.0 The regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 696 was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Chairman Marsnik. The meeting was held in the Memorial Media Center.
2.0 On roll call the following directors were present: Kellerman, Mann, Marsnik, Omerza, Pointer, Sjoberg. Absent: None. Also present: Keith Vandervort, Ely Timberjay; Tom Coombe, Ely Echo; and Superintendent, Kevin Abrahamson.
3.0 Pledge of Allegiance
4.0 Approval of Agenda:
4.1 Moved by Sjoberg, seconded by Kellerman, to approve the agenda as amended. (Item No. 12.2.5 Add Cory Lassi, Head Football Coach. Motion carried.
(Vote: 6-0).

Fri
12
Jan

Snowmobile safety course to be held in Tower

There will be a Tower area snowmobile safety class offered by the Minnesota DNR and the Penguins Snowmobile Club on March 3.
There will be a field day for the Minnesota snowmobile safety course on March 3 at 9 a.m. until approximately 1p.m.
A knowledge test and information session will be set up in the morning and a skills test on operating will be set up immediately after.
• Youth ages 11 and older can attend a snowmobile safety certification course and receive their certificate. The snowmobile safety certificate becomes valid at age 12.
• DNR snowmobile safety certification is required of anyone born after December 31, 1976 to operate a snowmobile on public land in Minnesota
Students will need to complete the online snowmobile safety course before the start of the class on March 3.

Thu
11
Jan

Holly A. Anderson, 62, dies

Holly A. Anderson, 62, began her new journey on Dec. 22, 2017. Her wish to return to Minnesota for one last visit was briefly granted. She was born in Virginia, MN on May 19, 1955. A New York resident since 1981, Holly’s selfless volunteer work at Ground Zero ultimately claimed her life. An accomplished poet and artist, her work is in museum library collections internationally. Holly will be forever cherished by her husband Jonathan Kane, daughter Lucy, mother Margaret (Pulis) Anderson, sister Carrie (Tom Snyder), brother Scott (Paige), nieces and nephews; Alex, Madeline, Gunnar and Leigh; brothers-in-law Anthony and Nicholas Kane; and countless friends around the world. She was preceded in death by her father Everett. A celebration of Holly’s life will be held on Jan. 20 at Christ the Lord Lutheran Church, 9998 90th St. South, Cottage Grove MN. Visitation 1-2 followed by ceremony and refreshments. Memorials to the family.

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