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May

Fourth graders Walk for Water

Recently, Ely fourth graders participated in a Walk for Water project at Washington Elementary.
The fourth graders spent approximately a half hour carrying a portion of the water they may use in a day around our school playground to simulate what it might be like for the many people who lack reliable access to clean water.
This project helped raise awareness and critical funding for life saving clean water infrastructure at a community primary school in Kenya. Students were motivated to help and through coin drives in fourth grade classrooms and online donations, contributed nearly $1,100 to help fund this important work.
“We would like to extend our gratitude to the students, families and community members who joined this effort,” said teacher John Meyer.

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May

International Wolf Center to add two pups

The International Wolf Center is adding two pups to its Exhibit Pack in 2022. The pups arrived at the Center on Tuesday, May 10.
The 2022 pups will be visible to the public starting on approximately Friday, June 3.
The Center believes in wolf education, and one method for accomplishing the Center’s mission of advancing survival of wolf populations in the wild is through the use of ambassador wolves.
“These ambassador wolves allow us to teach thousands of people a year about the real behavior of wolves,” said Lori Schmidt, the Center’s wolf curator. “The Exhibit Pack is also a key part of the online programs we offer to schools across the world. These ambassadors are a key part of our aim to teach the world about wolves.”

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May

Letter: …it’s often said that for those who have served “every day is Memorial Day”

Letter to the editor,
On Memorial Day, 1945, the war in Europe had ended but the fighting in the Pacific continued, Lt. Gen. Lucian Truscott voiced remarks at the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery at Nettuno, Italy. Turning his back on the assembled VIP’s he faced the rows upon rows of headstones and apologized to the 20,000 fallen Americans who had been laid to rest far from home. He was quoted as saying, “All over the world our soldiers sleep beneath the crosses. It is a challenge to us – all allied nations – to ensure that they do not and have not died in vain.”

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May

Northwoods Pride – An Invitation

Sometimes I can’t see the forest for the trees and at other times, I can’t see the trees for the forest. But this morning, I can see and appreciate all the environments that I lived in during my life - especially the small rural communities with a history closely connected to the land surrounding them.
The most valuable resources in those areas are the people that bring their independent nature, work ethic, community mindedness, proud heritage, and willingness to give for the common good. I am nearing the end of my 75th year, 45 of those years living in Ely. Among my friends and acquaintances are those who have connections to this area for generations, over their lifetime, intermittently, only recently, or having never been here. Ely’s history spans over one hundred years and the regions physical landscape, human heritage and all other lifeforms have led to what find here today.

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May

Home playoff game looms

by Tom Coombe
Home-field advantage will likely go to the Ely Timberwolves when the Section 7A high school softball playoffs begin this week.
In a season ransacked by a slow-arriving spring and a slew of weather-related postponements, it appears that the Wolves have won just enough to stay among the top-eight teams in the section and secure a home playoff game on Tuesday, at 4:30 p.m. at the high school softball field.
Final seeding will be determined over the weekend, and games with Silver Bay and Floodwood will likely determine the Wolves’ spot, but it looks as if Ely could be placed anywhere from sixth through eighth in the standings.
After Tuesday’s opening round, play moves on to neutral sites at Grand Rapids and Cloquet as the tournament moves into a double-elimination phase.
Ely split two high-scoring affairs on Monday, moving to 8-4 on the season.

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20
May

Davis fuels Ely hot streak

by Tom Coombe
Mason Davis had himself quite a week.
In a span of just over 48 hours, Davis not only had his first home run of his high school baseball career, but turned in a dominant performance on the mound.
The senior threw a no-hitter Monday, fanning 11 batters in a 11-1 five-inning home victory over Littlefork-Big Falls.
Davis, who hit one out of the park two days earlier at Blackduck, has helped fuel a recent hot streak for the Wolves.
They’ve won seven straight games to improve to 8-3 overall and are putting themselves in prime position for a high seed when the Section 7A playoffs begin May 31.
Before then, the Wolves will be busy, with three games this weekend as part of the annual Veterans Memorial Showcase, and five more in as many days in a stretch that starts Monday in Virginia.
Ely figures to be battle-tested, and experienced by the time the playoffs begin at the end of the month.

Fri
20
May

Davis fuels Ely hot streak

by Tom Coombe
Mason Davis had himself quite a week.
In a span of just over 48 hours, Davis not only had his first home run of his high school baseball career, but turned in a dominant performance on the mound.
The senior threw a no-hitter Monday, fanning 11 batters in a 11-1 five-inning home victory over Littlefork-Big Falls.
Davis, who hit one out of the park two days earlier at Blackduck, has helped fuel a recent hot streak for the Wolves.
They’ve won seven straight games to improve to 8-3 overall and are putting themselves in prime position for a high seed when the Section 7A playoffs begin May 31.
Before then, the Wolves will be busy, with three games this weekend as part of the annual Veterans Memorial Showcase, and five more in as many days in a stretch that starts Monday in Virginia.
Ely figures to be battle-tested, and experienced by the time the playoffs begin at the end of the month.

Fri
20
May

Sealed quotes will be received by the City of Ely

Notice is hereby given that sealed quotes will be received by the City of Ely, Minnesota, St. Louis County until Friday June 3, 2:00 p.m. at which time the sealed quotes will be opened at the Ely City Hall for the following equipment with the required specifications. If you have a vehicle which does not meet all of the following specifications, please provide your bid with the equivalent specifications it does have or provide a list of the specifications it does not meet, it will be at the discretion of the City of Ely as to how the bid is awarded for this vehicle. Please include sales tax and any delivery or other charges on the bid.

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20
May

NOTICE CITY OF ELY Parking Enforcement Officer

NOTICE
CITY OF ELY
Parking Enforcement Officer

The City of Ely Police Department is looking for part-time summer Parking Enforcement Officer to work from May – August. Applicant’s must be at least 16 years of age and have a valid driver’s license.

The Parking Enforcement Position patrols on foot in the business district enforcing the 2-hour parking ordinance. Duties also include providing information to the public concerning parking regulations, business locations/directions and other requested information.

If interested, please pick up an employment application at the Ely Police Department, 209 E Chapman Street, Ely, MN 5573 or online at www.ely.mn.us. Questions, please call 218-365-3222 Ext 2

Chad Houde
Chief of Police

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May

Regular Meeting Ely City Council – City Hall, Council Chambers May 3, 2022

Regular Meeting Ely City Council – City Hall, Council Chambers
May 3, 2022

CALL TO ORDER
The regular meeting of the Ely City Council was called to order by Mayor Skraba at 5:30pm in the Council Chambers.
PRESENT: Council members A.Forsman, Kess, Debeltz, Omerza, Callen, Campbell, and Mayor Skraba
ABSENT: None

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Campbell/Debeltz moved to approve the minutes from the April 19, 2022 Regular Council Meeting. Motion Carried Unanimously.

ADDITIONS OR OMISSIONS TO AGENDA:
A. Addition 9.A Annual Tree Removal and Trimming
Omerza/Debeltz moved to approve Addition item A to the agenda. Motion Carried Unanimously.

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