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27
Dec

Meeting Change Town of Fall Lake

Meeting Change
Town of Fall Lake

January Board of Supervisors meeting has been changed to Tuesday,
January 8, 2019 at 6:00 PM at the
Fall Lake Town Hall.
Marlene Skube, Clerk
Ely ECHO 12/29/2018

Thu
27
Dec

Marian Chindvall, 100, of Pine River, MN dies

Marian Chindvall, 100, of Pine River, MN passed away on Dec. 22, 2018 in Brainerd, MN. She is survived by her five children, including Anne Chindvall or Ely. Services will be held at noon, Sat., Dec 29 in Pine River’s First Lutheran Church.

Mon
24
Dec

From the miscellaneous drawer - We are blessed

The Echo family...
From the beginning, the Echo family has evolved, grown and changed.
I told Nick of my memory of meeting Pam Roberts while young Nick was still a student at Lincoln School in Ely.
Pam and her nephew were on the hillside of 169, picking up summer trash as part of the area clean-up after tourists have departed. Getting their photo for the paper to inspire others was my introduction. “I studied photography,” she told me as she watched me work.
Young son Nick wanted to try his hand at writing and reporting and volunteered to cover a Winton Council meeting, surprising us all.
Tom Coombe loved baseball so much he also wanted to write about it in high school.
We were finding that with computers, less staff was needed and our big newspaper presses demanded too much of us. The large building at 2 East Sheridan was sold and we found our new space at 15 East Chapman.

Sun
23
Dec

Google eyed to boost Ely businesses

by Tom Coombe -

Sun
23
Dec

More permits for PolyMet; MPCA issues air emission, water quality approvals

by Tom Coombe -

Sun
23
Dec

Gary Stellmach, 60, of Babbitt, dies

Gary Stellmach, 60, of Babbitt, passed away on Friday, December 21, 2018 at his residence. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at St. Joseph Church in Morrill, MN at 11 a.m. with visitation from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

Sat
22
Dec

Hook and Bullet Club by Nick Wognum

A father-daughter weekend was filled with sports during a trip to the Twin Cities. That wasn’t the original plan, however.
Megan and I were going to spend a good part of the day Saturday (her birthday) out at the shack.
There’s a stand or two that needs to come down before winter actually arrives. Plus there’s some trail cameras that need to be retrieved.
The shack is basically in second season mode. You could go out there and be able to stay, it hasn’t been totally shut down for winter.
Those plans got put on hold Friday.
We already had tickets to the Vikings game on Sunday thanks to Rob selling me his seats. A call from Chuck offering two tickets to the Minnesota Wild game on Saturday for a song was too good of a deal to pass up.
Our one day, down and back trip became an overnight just like that. The shack would have to wait.

Sat
22
Dec

Shining on the home course

by Tom Coombe
The Ely Nordic Wolves were in familiar territory and made the most of it.
Sophomore all-stater Jasper Johnston dominated the boys race and Ely swept to the boys title during the ski teams’ home-opening meet, held Dec. 13 at Hidden Valley.
Johnston was one of four Wolves in the top-10 of the boys standings while Ely’s Zoe Devine and Kalyssa Eilrich both bagged top-10 finishes among the girls.
Ely was first among five boys teams and the girls took third at an event that brought about 200 skiers to town.
While the Wolves are perennial contenders in Section 7, Ely Head Coach Paula Anderson cautioned against putting too much stock in the results of the early-season encounter, given the absence of many of the top skiers from opposing section contenders.

Sat
22
Dec

Heikki Lunta is alive and well in 2018

Some very old Old Timers have declared that once upon a time, maybe in the ’40s, there was a winter in which thick ice and heavy snow did not appear until close to Christmas; but as Old Timers know, Old Timers’ memories are woefully inadequate.
We had an early start with snow on the ground through deer season but a couple warm days knocked that back and now we have just enough snow for a White Christmas.
Which is probably why there’s been some consternation among members of the Ely Nordic Association, the local organization dedicated to cross country skiing, not to mention the snowmobilers and ice anglers, and those persons engaged in the winter recreation industry - resorts, motels, dog mushers, guides, clothing stores, sport shops, live bait dealers, restaurants, gas stations - who have all been looking at the lack of snow with growing apprehension.

Fri
21
Dec

Council Minutes - December 4, 2018 Regular Meeting Ely City Council

Council Minutes - December 4, 2018
Regular Meeting Ely City Council – City Hall, Council Chambers

CALL TO ORDER – Mayor Novak called the Regular Council Meeting to order at 5:30pm.

PRESENT: Council members A.Forsman, Kess, Debeltz, Omerza, Callen, D.Forsman and Mayor Novak
ABSENT: None

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Debeltz/D.Forsman moved to approve the minutes from the November 20, 2018 Regular Council Meeting and November 27, 2018 Truth in Taxation Public Hearing. Motion Carried Unanimously.

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