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03
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March (parade) on the 4th

by Tom Coombe
Ely’s first Patriotic March highlights an unconventional Independence Day celebration town.
Both the official July 4 parade and festivities in Whiteside Park were casualties of the coronavirus pandemic, but the march, set for 1 p.m. on Saturday, has the look of a traditional parade.
It will use the traditional parade route as well as an additional five blocks to allow people to spread out.
Earlier in the day, people should look to the sky as another Ely Fourth staple - a military plane flyover - is in the works.
Retired Air Force pilot and Ely American Legion post commander Steve Saari announced Wednesday that “the 148th Fighter Wing from Duluth will salute the celebration of our independence on the Fourth of July with a 2 ship Block 50 F-16 flyover from east to west down Sheridan Street.”
The flyover is scheduled to take place some time between 11:15 and 11:25 a.m. on Saturday.

Fri
03
Jul

LET…Flattening the curve was the bait. Next came the switch

Editor:
At one point, the theory of “flattening the curve” was ubiquitous. The basic concept was that lockdowns could slow the spread of coronavirus, and this was of great importance since, as we were told at the time, “We can’t stop this virus.” The narrative went that if the virus were to spread unchecked, hospitals would be overwhelmed and both people with coronavirus and those needing medical attention for other ailments would die from the lack of access to care.
It all made sense. To a certain extent, it still does. Most graphics depicting flattening the curve, such as in The New York Times, showed two curves. Typically, the first was associated with no lockdowns that peaked well above the capacity of the health-care system, while the second, “flattened” curve was associated with lockdowns with its peak hovering near capacity. The areas under each curve, representing the total number of Covid-19 infections, were roughly equal.

Fri
03
Jul

Hook and Bullet Club by Nick Wognum

If your life compass is spinning try talking to a four-year-old. My granddaughter has more energy than anyone I know. She’s either talking or singing or dancing or coloring or playing. It’s exhausting just to watch her.
On Sunday we were out walking around my mother’s house and Kinlee had a plan. In one hand she held a daisy she picked and in the other a book her great-grandma had just given her.
The book was just her size. The Tale of Benjamin Bunny had her thinking about bunnies.
We walked around the yard because Kinlee knew there just must be bunnies out there somewhere.
“I think there’s bunnies way over there grandpa,” she said pointing into the woods.
“Hmmm, maybe we should just look around by the house,” I said, thinking of the tick bite that still itched a week after removing the pest from my leg.
“Okay,” said Kinlee. “Come on!”
So we walked and looked for bunnies but apparently I was walking way too loud.

Fri
03
Jul

Pitching fuels a perfect start

Pitching is perhaps the most important aspect of any baseball team.
Early in what will be an abbreviated summer season, pitching has been the difference maker for Ely in Senior Babe Ruth Baseball.
Quality starts on the mound by Bryce Longwell, Danny Crockett and Dalton Schreffler have lifted the team representing Ely Legion Post 248 to a perfect 3-0 start.
Longwell worked six shutout innings on the mound in Tuesday’s home debut, a 9-1 win over Eveleth-Gilbert, while Crockett came within an out of a no-hitter as Ely picked up a 5-1, June 26 win at Grand Marais.
Ely also helped break in the new artificial turf field at Aurora June 25, with Schreffler effective for four innings in a 9-4 triumph.
The perfect start has been led by the work of a pitching staff that figures to be the strength of the Ely team.

Fri
03
Jul

ESTATE OF STEPHANIE JEAN BOFFA

STATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF ST. LOUIS
DISTRICT COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Court File No. 69VI-PR-20-81

ESTATE OF
STEPHANIE JEAN BOFFA,
A/K/A STEPHANIE JEAN MOORE,
A/K/A STEPHANIE MOORE,
Decedent

NOTICE AND ORDER FOR HEARING ON PETITION FOR SUMMARY ASSIGNMENT OR DISTRIBUTION

Fri
03
Jul

Ely 4th of July Fireworks – New Location on East side of Miners Lake

Ely 4th of July Fireworks –
New Location on East side of Miners Lake

The Fireworks Display will be put on by Premier Pyrotechnics on Saturday, July 4th. The show is scheduled to start at 10:00pm over the East Side of Miners Lake. Miner’s Drive and the Trezona Trail will be blocked off from 7th Avenue to 17th Avenue starting at 3pm until after the Fireworks, No foot traffic or vehicle traffic will be allowed.

Clerk’s Office, City of Ely

Fri
03
Jul

REQUEST FOR QUOTES:

REQUEST FOR QUOTES

The City of Ely is requesting quotes for the demolition of a residential property located at 131 E Conan Street on behalf of the property owner. A copy of the plans and specifications can be reviewed at Ely City Hall starting the week of June 29th. The City of Ely reserves the right to refuse any and all quotes and to award the project in the best interest of the City of Ely. We will be accepting bids until 3 pm on Monday, July 6th.

Submit quotes to the Ely City Clerk’s Office, 209 E Chapman St., Ely, MN 55731. Questions, please call Harold R. Langowski at 218-235-3083.

Ely Echo
July 4, 2020

Thu
02
Jul

Jerry E. Blackmore

Jerry E. Blackmore was born August 19, 1940 in Great Falls, Montana. The only child of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Blackmore. He grew up as a young child in Duluth and Ely, Minnesota. The family moved to Castro Valley, CA when Jerry was a freshman in high school. Jerry graduated from Castro Valley High in 1958. Jerry has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance from San Jose State and an MBA in Taxation. He was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at San Jose State. He was a member of the California Society of CPA and American Institute of CPA. Jerry lived in Livermore since 1964 with his former wife Dona Fraser Blackmore. He has two sons, Andy of Arizona and Tyler of New Jersey. He served in Viet Nam in 1962 and 1963. Jerry is a past Board of Director and Treasurer of Junior Golf Association of Northern CA. Past President of Northern California Golf Association and a Past Board President and member of Castlewood Country Club.

Tue
30
Jun

Carol Landa, 91

Carol Landa, 91, originally of Ely died Friday June 19, 2020 of natural causes in Delano, MN.
Carol was born to Frank and Esther Gustafson. She graduated from Ely Memorial High School and was active in orchestra and cheerleading. After high school she went on to Ely Junior College (VCC) for their secretarial program and later worked for the Oliver Mine.
She was a majorette in the Ely Drum and Bugle Corp where she met her future husband, Joe Landa. She loved music, cross-country skiing, Saturday night sauna with family, and dark chocolate. Carol was a member of the Class of ’47 Sewing Club.
Survivors include her children, Michael, Janice, and Carolyn and spouses; grandchildren, Chris, Craig, Clayton, Amy, Albert and Christofer and spouses; great grandson, Connor; and brother Harvey.
Service will be in Ely at a later date.

Tue
30
Jun

Schmidt, Dennis Alfred “Smitty,”

Schmidt, Dennis Alfred “Smitty,”
Age 80

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