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Tue
22
Jan

Elizabeth “Betty” Povhe, 69. dies

Elizabeth “Betty” Povhe, 69, passed away on January 18, 2019. She was born on October 15, 1949 in Ely, Minnesota to Angela (Flake) and Rudy Scufsa. She graduated from Ely Memorial High School, attended Vermilion Community College, and then went on to beauty school in Duluth. She moved back to Ely and worked at Town and Country beauty shop and the Hairstyling Corner. After that, Betty and Carolyn Johnson owned and operated Guys n Gals beauty shop until she retired. Betty was known for her cooking, baking, sewing, and crocheting. Her favorite pasttime was driving around in the convertible with her beloved husband, Jim. Another favorite past time was bowling. In 1992 she bowled a perfect game and to the best of her knowledge, was still the only woman in Ely to have done so.

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

City needs to right a wrong

City of Ely Mayor, Council, City Clerk, City Attorney:

It has come to our attention that perhaps an error occurred in the decision for your choice in legal printing.

We believe the Timberjay does not qualify as a legal newspaper in the City of Ely because it does not have a “Known office of issue” as required by the law. This is likely why they did not bid for the last three years. Listing a house (see photo) as a “Known office of issue” does not meet the legal requirements. The specific language for this is as follows:

Sat
19
Jan

Council sending city $ to Tower

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
18
Jan

Dorothy (Jiacik) Stember of Red Wing, MN dies

Dorothy (Jiacik) Stember of Red Wing, MN died peacefully at home on Jan. 4, 2019 at age 86.
Dorothy is survived by her husband, Daniel; three daughters: Ann Patrick of Tucson, AZ, Ellen Stember of Red Wing,, MN; granddaughter Kaitlin Niebeling and Dorothy’s sister Carol Janeksala and brother Richie Jiacik of Ely. Dorothy requested there be no funeral services.

Fri
18
Jan
Fri
18
Jan

School district keeps Ely Echo as official newspaper

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
18
Jan

Boys bounce back at home;Davies, Vandberbeek lead late surges as Ely pulls away from Bigfork

by Tom Coombe -

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