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City of Winton is accepting hourly proposals

NOTICE

The City of Winton is accepting hourly proposals for winter snowplowing on City streets and alleys. Please contact the City Clerk at 365-5941 or wintoncityclerk@gmail.com for further information or to place a quote.

Fri
06
Aug

POSITION OPENING Ely Public Schools Substitute Cafeteria Aides

POSITION OPENING
Ely Public Schools
Substitute Cafeteria Aides

Ely Public Schools is accepting applications for substitute cafeteria aides for the 2021-2022 school year. Training will be provided. A background check is required.

Qualifications include:
• Preferred experience working with
school age children
• Evidence of ability to work cooperatively
and communicate effectively in a
collaborative setting.

Application available at: www.ely.k12.mn.us

A complete application must include: District Non-Licensed Application

Return materials to: Ely Public Schools, Attn: Superintendent, 600 E. Harvey St., Ely, MN 55731 or email mwognum@ely.k12.mn.us

Rate of Pay: $13.72/hour

Ely Echo August 7 and 14, 2021

Fri
06
Aug

POSITION OPENING Ely Public Schools Substitute Bus Drivers

POSITION OPENING
Ely Public Schools
Substitute Bus Drivers

Ely Public Schools is accepting applications for substitute bus drivers for the 2021-2022 school year. A background check is required.

Qualifications include:
• Minnesota Class B driver’s license
• Minnesota School Bus Endorsement
• Minnesota Passenger Bus Endorsement
• Must have good driving record
• Pre-employment drug test required

Application available at: www.ely.k12.mn.us

A complete application must include the following: District Application

Return materials to: Ely Public Schools, Attn: Superintendent, 600 E. Harvey St., Ely, MN 55731 or email mwognum@ely.k12.mn.us

Rate of Pay: $18.36/hour

Ely Echo August 7 and 14, 2021

Fri
06
Aug

POSITION OPENING Ely Public Schools Substitute Custodians

POSITION OPENING
Ely Public Schools
Substitute Custodians

Ely Public Schools is accepting applications for substitute custodians for the 2021-2022 school year. A background check is required.

Application and full job description is available at: www.ely.k12.mn.us

A complete application must include: District Application

Return materials to: Ely Public Schools, Attn: Superintendent, 600 E. Harvey St., Ely, MN 55731 or email mwognum@ely.k12.mn.us

Rate of Pay: $15.70/hour

Ely Echo August 7 and 14, 2021

Fri
30
Jul

James (Jim) Hilbert Rolando

James (Jim) Hilbert Rolando, 92, passed away on Thursday, July 22nd, 2021, at the Littlefork Care Center in Littlefork, MN.
Jim was born August 27, 1928, in Ely, MN, to James and Ellen (Toutloff) Rolando.
He was united in marriage on July 16, 1955, to Mary Maureen Gauer.

Fri
30
Jul

Shop, band areas shift for fall

by Tom Coombe
As work continues on Ely’s school facilities project, contractors and architects have made it easier to track the progress.
An internet link, which can be found on the Ely School District’s Facebook page, includes photos and a progress report on numerous components of the project - all tied to construction bids approved in April.
School board members got a look at the photos Monday, during their monthly board study session, and got an update on changes that have occurred since they met earlier in the month.
Primary among them are adjustments being made to make sure displaced courses and functions have a home once the school year begins this fall, or shortly after.
In a change from what was planned earlier, band classes will not take place in the Washington Auditorium this year and will instead go into the choir room in the Memorial Building.

Fri
30
Jul

EDITORIAL: Vendors persevered on their own

Vendors had buttoned up for the night in Whiteside Park before a fast moving wind storm wreaked havoc Friday night.
They would return to find tents smashed or relocated by the wind across the park or by the Little League field. Some tents were under fallen trees. Miraculously no injuries were reported.
Faced with a mess and the need for a significant clean up operation, the Ely Chamber of Commerce made the decision to cancel the remaining two days of the 2021 Blueberry/Art Festival.
The decision was the Chamber’s to make and there were numerous reasons to do so. Some would argue the event could have resumed later on Saturday. And that there should have been a contingency plan in place.
We agree on the need for a contingency plan that could have been implemented to relocate vendors who wanted to stay. That could’ve been part of the event’s insurance coverage as well.

Fri
30
Jul

The heat will likely stay on for August along with dry conditions

Back in the day, I did pretty well in the science classes offered by Ely teachers like Miss McLeod, Miss Tornquist, Mr. Wetzel, Mr. Mischke and Mr. Anderson. Despite the best efforts of teachers like Mr. Anderson and Mr. Lunceford, I did pretty bad in math classes. However, I did pretty well in college at statistics.
So, a few weeks ago, I was prowling online for information about Duluth’s hottest day in recorded history. I found a list of the hottest temperature recorded in Duluth for each year back to 1918. The info is spotty for the teens, 20s, 30s and 40s but complete for 1950 to today.
Using my ancient statistics skills, I factored those annual highs together to come up with an average high temperature per decade. Here they are from coolest to warmest: The 1990s averaged 89.4. The 1950s averaged 89.8. The 2000s averaged 90.4 The 1970s and 2010s averaged 90.9. The 1980s were warmest with an average annual high temperature of 91.3.

Fri
30
Jul

Junior Legion falls in extras

by Tom Coombe
Ely’s Junior Legion baseball team had Virginia on the ropes but couldn’t deliver the knockout punch in its quest for a playoff upset.
One strike away from winning in the bottom of the seventh, Post 248 was unable to close it out as Virginia rallied to score the tying run, then added a run in the bottom of the eighth to pull out a 6-5 win at Veterans Memorial Field.
A big crowd at the local ballpark, including many who came out for the Veterans Night tribute, cheered the sixth-seeded host team on as it looked to knock off number-three Virginia.
A three-run double in the top of the second inning gave Ely a 3-0 lead, but Virginia scrapped back and eventually led 4-3.
Post 248 misfired on some scoring chances, but came through in the top of the seventh.
Preston Hines delivered the key blow, a two-out, two-run single to right that put Ely up 5-4.

Fri
30
Jul

Deer hunting season details released by DNR

With the release of the online version of the 2021 Minnesota Hunting and Trapping Regulations handbook, hunters can read up on what’s new to prepare for this year’s deer hunting season. The handbook is now available on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ deer hunting webpage. Printed copies of the handbook will be delivered to hunting license vendors the first week of August.
Hunting licenses go on sale Sunday, Aug. 1, and are available at any DNR license agent, by telephone at 888-665-4236, or online. Archery deer season opens Saturday, Sept. 18, and firearms deer season opens Saturday, Nov. 6.
“For the 2021 season, hunters may harvest more than one deer in almost half of the permit areas,” said Barbara Keller, DNR big game program leader. “Overall, bag-limit designations for this year are similar to last year, with a few changes in certain areas to move populations toward goal.”

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