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Fri
27
Apr

Tony Pecha given 2018 VCC Lifetime Achievement Award

In 2004, the VCC Foundation Board of Directors established the Lifetime Achievement Award to annually honor a graduate of Ely Junior College or Vermilion Community College who has made a significant local, regional statewide or national contribution. According to VCC Foundation Executive Director Patti Zupancich, “The award demonstrates the important role Vermilion plays in the academic, career, and civic development of our graduates.”
The VCC Foundation Board selected Tony Pecha as the recipient of the 2018 award for his outstanding accomplishments and exceptional commitment to the business field. The Lifetime Achievement Award was announced at the VCC Foundation’s annual scholarship awards banquet on April 19 at the Grand Ely Lodge. Tony was in attendance at the banquet to accept the award.

Fri
27
Apr

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Fri
27
Apr

Melting ice roads claim vehicles on Ely area lakes

A TOW TRUCK pulls out a partially sunken vehicle on Bear Island Lake last weekend. Photo by Tony Schaller.

by Nick Wognum -

Fri
27
Apr

VCC Foundation awards over $96,000 in scholarships

The Vermilion Community College Foundation held their annual Scholarship Awards Banquet honoring scholarship recipients and donors on April 19 at the Grand Ely Lodge. One hundred eighty people attended the event to celebrate the generosity of the Foundation’s donors and to recognize the achievements of the scholarship recipients.

Fri
27
Apr

Featuring Paula and Joe Baltich and their stories

Paula Baltich: Immigrant from Slovenia to Ely and Joe Baltich: From minnow seller to Police Chief in Ely, MN

In this two page article by Pamalot Roberts

Fri
27
Apr

Thursday’s auction celebrates Young Life’s 20th anniversary in Ely

Left to Right: Top Row: Bobbi Jo Hasz, Tyler Walter, Dylan Kienitz, Jasiah Wigdahl, Mike Keller; Middle Row: Cameron Kienitz, Elijah Olson, Austin Kallberg, Caleb Janeksela, Emmett Faltesek, Evelyn Bercher, Lauren Porthan, Holly Dirks; Bottom Row: Ethan Hasz, Isabelle Kelley, Adrianna Bishop, Brianna Alverson, Lily Sauls, Grace Tweit, Ana Bercher, Sarah Isbell, Kris Bercher. Not pictured: Laura Pasmick, Meghan Lord, Gretchen Lord

Mon
23
Apr

Named as Heart of Gold Recipients

Congratulations to Pat Rolando and Lori Dubbin, Northwoods Partners 2018 Heart of Gold Recipients. They were honored at the Northwoods Partners Volunteer Appreciation Event held April 10.

Mon
23
Apr

Good Neighbor Business Award winner

WINNER of the Ely Chamber of Commerce Good Neighbor Business Award was Paul Ivancich. He was recognized for his support for a wide variety of events, organizations and fundraising activities including: Ely Christmas Choir, all area churches, Hoops for Hope, Young Leaders Conference, WolfTrack Classic Sled Dog Race, Dorothy Molter Museum, the Great Nordic Bread Fest, 5th & 6th Grade Play, Ely Little League, Baseball Association, Jeremy Hiltbrunner Cycstic Fibrosis Walleye Fishing Tournament, July 4th Parade, International Wolf Center, Wednesday Bowling League, Ely Nordic Ski Club, Clown Band, Ely Hoop Club, Ely Net Club, Ely Blue Line, Vermilion Community College Football, Baseball and Basketball, Happy Days Preschool. School Patrol, Cops & Kids Program, Ely Line Dance, All Night Grad Party for both Ely & Babbitt Seniors, American Cancer Association, Conservationists with Common Sense.

Sat
21
Apr

Tommy Rukavina won’t run again

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
20
Apr

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