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Tue
22
Jan

Ely Shopko store survives cuts, ECP expanding

The Ely Shopko store survived another round of cuts as the company declared bankruptcy this past week and closed 38 more locations.
While the Ely store has remained open, there has been changes for pharmacy customers.
The company has stated it plans to auction off its pharmacy business, something other retailers including Target have done in the past.
However, certain customers in Ely have had to switch pharmacies when Shopko decided it would not cover the Platinum Blue program through Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
Many of those customers are now being served by the Ely Community Pharmacy located at Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital.
“I’ve been entering prescriptions since eight o’clock this morning,” said Ely Community Pharmacy Team Leader Beth Hartshorn.

Tue
22
Jan

Funds sought for new thrift store; Goodwill employees launch gofundme account to start business

As Goodwill says farewell to Ely, a local group hopes that a similar store will soon open in its place.
An internet fundraising account has been started for what has been billed the Ely Drop and Shop Thrift Store.
According to a news release sent to the Ely Echo, “a group of soon to be unemployed Goodwill employees is working on opening a thrift store in Ely.”
A gofundme account has been established and as of Thursday, $90 of a requested $10,000 has been raised.
Organizers said funds received will be used for initial business start-up costs

Sun
20
Jan

School reserves up again; Unrestricted balance at $2.7 million, more than double since ’14

by Tom Coombe -

Sat
19
Jan

Council sending city $ to Tower

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
18
Jan

School district keeps Ely Echo as official newspaper

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
18
Jan

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Fri
18
Jan

Historical perspective on Ely in 1921

Two full pages are devoted to the history of Ely in its first 46 years by Van Brunt in 1921, shared by Connie Rohloff with the Ely Echo. You'll find photos of some of Ely’s founding fathers and places around town, such as this one of Ely’s earliest hotel - The Pioneer on Chapman Street, built of logs.
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In this two page article you'll learn how the City of Ely began, its schools, government and mines.

Fri
18
Jan

Still cheering

FIRING UP THE CROWD - Ely no longer has high school cheerleaders, but Betty Kunstel brings her pom-poms to each home basketball game and leads Ely fans through the singing of the school fight song.

Fri
18
Jan

ECR holds Open House at former AFU

REMODELED DIGS for Ely Community Resource at the former AFU Building on Fourth Avenue East. The organization held an open house Wednesday to show off its new offices and headquarters. Viewiers included Trudy Staubitz. Echo photo

Fri
18
Jan

Students raise funds for education

Last week a team from Interact, the new kids’ service club, briefed the Ely Rotary Club on their first project. In two weeks during December the students sold Yuda bands to raise funds for the education of a girl in Zimbabwe. A total of 310 bands were sold, raising $2,200.75, which was augmented by a $200 donation from Ely Rotary Club. Interact members also shared their experience of Skyping with Benadette Vushe in Zimbabwe. There is no public school available to Benadette, who wishes to become a teacher. Pictured are Esther Anderson, Finn Liesching, Shane Spangler, Grace Sundell, Natasha Fulkrod and Zach Robbins of the Interact team. Photo by Jocelyn Majerus and Sue Savereide

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