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Fri
30
Nov

Ely’s Hometown Newspaper - Ely Echo is locally owned by folks who live here

The Ely Echo is Ely’s ONLY legal newspaper with offices at 15 East Chapman Street. There you’ll find a full range of news services, great advertising and business designs, printing on advanced equipment, plus photo services that are quick!

When you want to know about the Ely area and the people who live here, you need the Ely Echo. Call 218-365-3141 or 1-800-492-3555. As the largest circulation Ely newspaper we welcome new subscribers from anywhere in the world!

Fri
30
Nov

Stauber says he’ll be voice for Ely

TOURING - U.S. Representative-Elect Pete Stauber toured the Razor Edge production facility in Ely on Monday. Joe Juranitch (right) explained how the company was able to purchase an $80,000 piece of equipment as a result of tax breaks passed by the federal government. Photo by Nick Wognum.

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
30
Nov

Families turn out for fun at Miners Dry Holiday Fantasy

AT MINERS DRY during the Holiday Fantasy event held last weekend were Donna Blanchfield and her family. Photos by Ruthanne Fenske.

Fri
30
Nov

Holiday season kicks off with Festival of Trees at GEL

APPLAUSE as switches were flipped and the Christmas trees were lit during the Northwoods Partners Festival of Trees fundraising event at Grand Ely Lodge. Photo by Nick Wognum.

Fri
30
Nov

Riding with Santa at Pioneer Mine and Trezona Trail

WHO IS DRIVING? Along for the ride along the Trezona Trail was Santa Claus at the Holiday Fantasy event at Miners Dry sponsored by Ely Arts & Heritage Center and Stone Soup Events. Photo by Ruthanne Fenske.

Tue
27
Nov

Gardner Humanities Trust awards $18,084 to organizations and events

The board of the Donald G. Gardner Humanities Trust voted to award $18,084 to local art organizations and fine arts events at its November 14, 2018 board meeting.
“This was a super competitive grant round due to a strict grants budget this fall,” stated Keiko Williams, executive director for the Trust. “Artists and organizations requested over $27,500 this past month but we had only $18,084 allotted for our fall grant round. Normally the Trust might use some of its operational reserve for grant awards but this summer our Community Giving Grant installed outdoor musical sculptures in Whiteside Park.”
The Trust’s project grant program supports activities in the fine arts and is intended to make possible presentations or productions. Three project grants were awarded this year to the following organizations:

Sat
24
Nov

Morse to expand proposed broadband project up Echo Trail

Town of Morse supervisors decided to expand a proposed broadband project.
The township has been working with Frontier to put together a project that would benefit people who are unable to get high speed internet.
At the last town board meeting, supervisor Bob Berrini pushed for a larger project.
“Let’s go further up the Echo and see if we can get to Passi Road,” said Berrini.
The initial scope of the project was to install a new fiber line from Ely to the east around Shagawa Lake to the Echo Trail. Now, that fiber line will extend up the Echo Trail to Passi Road.
This will improve service to people who live along Shagawa, Little Long and Burntside lakes. A second phase would include Wolf Lake Road and continue around Shagawa to improve service along Van Vac Road.
The project will be pitched at the Monday legislative meeting.

Thu
22
Nov

Hometown Ely news- the Echo covers it all!

Although most readers prefer to hold the actual newspaper in print in their hands each week, some have learned that receiving the Echo by email is a convenience when traveling or should there happen to be spotty postal delivery. If you have an email address I can send you a sample of the Echo by email as pdfs, just let me know.

If you have a print subscription now you can add $10 onto your year renewal and get the email Echo too.

To only receive the email version, the fee is $35 fo one year sent anywhere in the world, generally on Friday mornings.

--Anne Swenson, publisher

Thu
22
Nov

Schurke returning to Russia

by Tom Coombe -

Thu
22
Nov

Winton post boxes are in place

UP AND RUNNING - The new mailbox system in Winton is up and running. Located behind the Winton Roadhouse, the mailboxes are available to Winton residents. Packages can also be dropped off into a keyed box at the bottom of each unit. On Wednesday morning Sam Zorman was checking to see if he had any mail. Photo by Nick Wognum.

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