Friday, May 22, 2020
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by Diana Mavetz Petrich A day to say thank you, but it doesn’t seem like enough. Several years ago, while cleaning out my parent’s basement with my sister Janice, I came across a letter addressed to my mother from my Dad’s older sister Mary Mavetz Rudnick Lobe. She asked if my mother wanted the... + continue reading
Friday, May 22, 2020
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by Tom Coombe Ely will follow the lead of numerous other school districts across the state and will hold a drive-up commencement ceremony. Memorial High School’s Class of 2020 will gather separately, each in a vehicle with family members, for the May 30 event set for 7 p.m. in the parking lot of... + continue reading
Friday, May 22, 2020
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by Tom Coombe Echo editor Back to normal. In today's new world, those three tiny words carry an oversized meaning. Shagawa Lake and some invaluable, memorable family time made that clear to me on a sunny May afternoon. Let's face it: since mid-March or so, nothing has been normal in Ely, in... + continue reading
Friday, May 15, 2020
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Born and raised in Ely, I have always been extremely proud of my hometown. I graduated from Ely High School in 1979. I left in October 1979 for the Twin Cities and have been living in the ever-busy metropolis since. Nothing is better than driving to Ely, coming around that last bend to see the... + continue reading
Friday, May 15, 2020
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Ely high school graduates are blessed with some very generous donors who give out tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships every year. There were $83,000 from local scholarship providers and $44,000 from regional scholarship providers given out on Wednesday night. Ely’s 45 graduates were able... + continue reading

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05/22/2020
by Diana Mavetz Petrich A day to say thank you, but it doesn’t seem like enough. Several years ago, while cleaning out my parent’s basement with my sister Janice, I came across a letter addressed to my mother from my Dad’s older sister Mary Mavetz Rudnick Lobe. She asked if my mother wanted the... + continue reading
05/22/2020
by Tom Coombe Ely will follow the lead of numerous other school districts across the state and will hold a drive-up commencement ceremony. Memorial High School’s Class of 2020 will gather separately, each in a vehicle with family members, for the May 30 event set for 7 p.m. in the parking lot of... + continue reading

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05/22/2020
This has certainly been a school year unlike no other for our Ely School faculty, staff, students, their families and our community. The Distance Learning model of delivering education has been a... + continue reading

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05/22/2020
POSITION OPENING Ely Public Schools Media Generalist Ely Public Schools is looking for a Media Generalist beginning the 2020-2021 school year; salary and fringes as per the master agreement... + continue reading

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04/17/2020
by Tom Coombe Ely’s biggest summer event - the Blueberry/Art Festival - won’t take place this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Ely Chamber of Commerce pulled the plug on Good Friday and notified members with a late-afternoon email message that sent shockwaves through town and served... + continue reading
04/15/2020
Current and former customers of Frontier Communications may be eligible for rebates or bill credits for certain past service quality and reliability problems. Those eligible are urged to act fast because the settlement claim period lasts 90-days beginning on April 13, 2020 and ending July 20, 2020... + continue reading
04/09/2020
by Tom Coombe Two Ely motel rooms are being reserved for local residents who might need “safe place to shelter” if they test positive for the coronavirus. It’s part of a countywide effort to secure up to 90 rooms for people who may be required to self isolate, with St. Louis County teaming with... + continue reading

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05/22/2020
by Tom Coombe Echo editor Back to normal. In today's new world, those three tiny words carry an oversized meaning. Shagawa Lake and some invaluable, memorable family time made that clear to me... + continue reading

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05/22/2020
Dear Editor, Coming home Sunday from a windy paddle on Ojibway Lake with friends, we found a fire truck on So. Luc Road and another at our cabin on Garden Lake. Brian Tome (Boathouse BrewPub)... + continue reading

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05/22/2020
On May 18, the Superior and Chippewa National Forests will open overnight camping in dispersed sites. Forest Service campgrounds will remain closed until further notice. This is in alignment with... + continue reading