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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?

Fri
19
Jan

Ely schools shouldn’t play second fiddle

Across the Range right now several school districts are in the midst of major building projects that will prepare them to meet the needs of teaching students into the future. Why shouldn’t the students at Ely schools have the same opportunities?
Major projects at Mt. Iron, Mesabi East and Grand Rapids have been moved forward and are either under construction or about to be. Ely could join that group with a project that would replace our lost gymnasium space and connect the Washington, Memorial and perhaps even the Industrial Arts buildings.
With the Ely Regional Community Complex making the decision to move elsewhere, the door is open for the school district to put together its own plan.
Just what is or isn’t in that plan can be determined along the way. What’s needed now is the direction from the school board and administration to set the wheels in motion as well as being true advocates.

Fri
19
Jan

Ely Ecentric - Ely Echo - Ely’s hometown - Ely Owned Legal Newspaper

The Echo is jam-packed with Ely area news this week and EVERY week! High school and VCC sports results, and much more. YOU are invited to subscribe and be a part of Ely’s caring folks. Call 218-365-3141 or stop in the Echo office, 15 East Chapman Street, Ely MN 55731

Fri
19
Jan

Prizes piling up for next Saturday’s 18th annual Fun Run even

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
19
Jan

Baltich’s Into The Brush wins Touchstone Energy Community Award from LCP

Accepting the Touchstone Energy Community Award from Lake Country Power for Into The Brush, Inc., is Jackie Hartleben and Joe Baltich.

Fri
19
Jan

Given Key to the City with Thanks

KEY TO THE CITY for Jodi Martin (left), who was recognized by mayor Chuck Novak and Ely council members prior to Tuesday night’s council meeting. Martin was saluted for her efforts the last two decades in organizing Ely’s Fourth of July Parade. Photo by Casey Velcheff

Fri
19
Jan

Delivered to Memphis and St. Jude’s

CHECK PRESENTATION - Ely sixth-grader Robert Towley (right) went all the way to Memphis and delivered a check for $4,388.01 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. He is pictured with St. Jude’s representative Katie Jones. Robert put on a chili feed last month in an effort to raise money for St. Jude’s, which treats children with catastrophic diseases.

Fri
19
Jan

Getting ready for snowmobile fun

Drilling holes in the ice and setting stakes for the snowmobile trails on Shagawa Lake were John Parish, Bill Hane, and Roger Skraba. Staking of the area lakes is performed by volunteer members of the Ely Igloo Snowmobile Club - the first snowmobile club in the USA. Photo by Ward Nelson

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