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10
May

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Fri
10
May

Grace Lutheran seeks more volunteers

Women of Grace Quilters had a busy and productive winter sewing a variety of quilts which filled all the Grace Lutheran church pews recently. Now they are raising funds to ship the donation. The women include: Marge Haugen, Val Lovsness, Corinne Beals, Shirley Parish and Shirley Ronn.

Fri
10
May

Sir G’s re-opens after remodeling

A GRAND REOPENING at Sir G’s Italian Restaurant in Ely, after a sewer line break caused major water damage at the popular Ely eatery. Ely Chamber of Commerce representative Mary Zupancich (right) spoke at the May 2 grand reopening celebration, as owners Dan and Heidi Peace cut the ribbon with their daughter, Jade. Photo by Tom Coombe

Fri
10
May

Gracie’s Plant Works celebrates opening

GRAND OPENING of Gracie’s Plant Works at 22 West Sheridan Street was held on Friday, May 3 with an official ribbon cutting by the City of Ely and the Ely Chamber of Commerce. Photo by Eva Sebesta.

Fri
10
May

Ely Dancers compete in Duluth

Teams and individuals from Study North participated in the Celebration Talent Competition at Symphony Hall, DECC in Duluth - April 5-7 All of the teams scores qualified them for an opportunity to compete at Nationals this summer in Minneapolis and Wisconsin Dells.

Mini Competition Team: Audrey Engen, Isabelle Chick, Evelie Cooley-Cramer, Cylvia DeBeltz, Grace Flynn, Aila Harding, Sabrah Hart, Madison Jonas, Bria Marshall, Chezne Nickolson, Charlee Nielsen, Jesse Oelke, Ella Perish, Tracy Thibodeaux, Rhys Truty. Hip Hop Routine - High Gold Award and Category Winner; Jazz Routine - High Gold Award

More photos in this week’s Ely Echo - on newsstands today! Parent of a dancer at Studio North? You can order copies on the Echo website.

Wed
08
May

Zahn given award by Fleet Reserve Association

Fleet Reserve Association awarded Dick Zahn of Ely with a 50 year membership pin and dinner for volunteers at Veterans on the Lake last week. Dick Zahn is awarded for 50 year membership with the Fleet Reserve Association. The members of Viking Branch 136 represented by secretary Gene Jernigan, paid tribute to their shipmate Dick Zahn for his long, loyal and diligent service. Zahn received a 50 year gold lapel pin and certificate commemorating his service since 1968. Photo by Pam Roberts.

Wed
08
May

Survey out on ERCC project on locating on Ely hospital campus

by Tom Coombe -

Tue
07
May

Norwegian Island Prescribed Fire planned for 5/8/2019: Lake Vermilion

The West Zone of the Superior National Forest continues spring prescribed fire implementation with the Norwegian Island Prescribed Fire Unit on the LaCroix Ranger District. The 9 acre Norwegian Island Unit is located on the western end of Lake Vermilion. It is planned for ignition on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Actual ignition will depend on the fuels and weather conditions.
Depending on wind direction visitors to the Lake Vermilion area may see or smell smoke.

Sat
04
May

Heart Lake Prescribed Fire Unit planned for ignition on Saturday, May 4, 2019

The US Forest Service plans to implement several prescribed fire projects on the Superior National Forest this spring. The actual date of ignition is dependent on many factors including: fuel moisture, relative humidity, temperature, wind, but now is the spring burning season.
Size and Location: Heart Lake is a 132 acre prescribed fire unit just north of Highway 1, between the Spruce Road and the Tomahawk Road in northeastern Minnesota. Legal description: Township 61N, Range 10W, Section 18.
Description: Fire is part of the boreal forest ecosystem. The main objective for this unit is to improve wildlife habitat, with an emphasis on enhancing conditions for marsh birds and water fowl. Fire will reduce tree encroachment and stimulate the growth of grasses, sedges, rushes, and forbs. The unit consists mostly of swamp grass and leather leaf.

Fri
03
May

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