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Apr

Native son: Our Town

Another classmate has been taken from us. Richard Mobilia passed away on February 28. My condolences to his family.
Richard and I had a great working relationship as bus boys at Vertin’s Restaurant when it was located in the Forest Hotel building. We worked so well together the waitresses would actually request our services during the busy summer months when the tourists flocked to Ely.
The two of us kept the tables and booths clean so customers could make their menu choices, pay their bill and leave a generous tip for their server which was sometimes shared with us. During the busy summer months we worked without taking a break. Those white jackets we had to wear had us sweating like gladiators. We had all this fun for a salary of fifty cents an hour, a small fortune in those days.

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Apr

William “Bill” Campbell, 84, of Ely, dies

William “Bill” Campbell, 84, of Ely, passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the Boundary Waters Care Center. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

Fri
12
Apr

Presentation on Powwow Trail this Tuesday

Boundary Waters Advisory Committee will present “Volunteers to Bring Back the Powwow Trail” on April 16, at noon at the Tuesday Group meeting Grand Ely Lodge.
Martin Kubik, lifelong BWCAW trails advocate, will talk about how volunteers, in collaboration with the US Forest Service and Frost River are working to restore the historic Powwow Trail, which was ravaged by the Pagami Creek Fire in 2011.
Emerging from ashes, this trail is now rising amidst of new, vigorous, green growth of healthy jack pine forest.
BWA Committee, a grass roots non profit has now worked since the 2011 Pagami Creek Fire to restore the favorite hiking trail.
Although the path was cleared by the Forest Service crews after the fire, the USFS ceased maintenance and thousands of trees fell across the path while a vigorous growth of jack pines has obliterated the trail, making it impassable.

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12
Apr

Wolves tackle the unknown on the diamond

(EDITOR’S NOTE: this week the Echo previews Ely’s baseball and softball teams. Track to be featured next week)

by Tom Coombe -

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Apr

Ely’s Hometown newspaper takes pride in bringing readers the local news

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12
Apr

Morris Janssen honored for service

RETIREMENT after 50 years of a school bus driver, Morris Janssen was with his wife Naomi and teacher Frank Ivancich at a retirement party Thursday. Photo by Tom Coombe

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12
Apr

MPCA Recognizes area wastewater facilities for operational excellence

ACCEPTING an award from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency for maintaining outstanding permit compliance were Ann and Terry Jackson for the City of Winton. Other area plants receiving awards included Crane Lake, Babbitt and Cleveland Cliffs-Dunka Pit.

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12
Apr

Ely German students immersed at language villages

IMPOSING structure greeted Ely students Grace Erickson and Karissa VanVickle who earned an award for the weekend.

Thu
11
Apr

Lori Kuhar, 58, of Maplewood, dies

Lori Kuhar, 58, of Maplewood, passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

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Apr

Ely Community Health Center benefits

On Friday, April 5, 100+ Ely Women Who Care awarded $6870 from 130 donors to the Ely Community Health Center. This was our fifth event. To date we have donated over $37,000 to five different Ely charities. For information on future events, see 100ElyWomenWhoCare.org.

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