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Doris Marian (Saari) Slogar, 89, dies

Doris Marian (Saari) Slogar, 89, passed away December 9, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida. Doris was born in Ely, Minnesota to Levi J. and Hulda E. Saari on December 21, 1928. She spent her childhood, teen years and a portion of her adult years in Ely. She graduated from Ely High School. After a short career with the Federal Government as a stenographer with the Treasury Department, she fell in love with Lawrence A. “Larry” Slogar and they married on May 29, 1948. Doris became a homemaker, and together they raised their three daughters, first in Ely when the girls were young, and then in Florida when the family moved there in 1960. Doris was very involved with Larry in the family’s home-building business, Lakewood Park, in Daytona Beach, Florida. She enjoyed baking, going to the beach, movies, reading, board games and spending time with her family. Doris is predeceased by her husband, Larry; her parents, Levi J. and Hulda E.

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Ely Hoop Club hosts first alumni basketball games

Playing in the first Ely Hoop Club alumni basketball game for the girls and boys were: Front row: Evan Omerza Middle row: Spencer Gaulke, Morgan Moravitz Susan Cook, Naomi Isbell , Missy LaTourell, Mindy MacKenzie, Jillian Manning, Jen Zgonc, Bob LaTourell, Braxton Casey Back row: Max Gantt, Izaak Nosbisch, Blaise Lah, Carter Gaulke, Alison Zaverl, Kalley Fischer, Shayla Zaverl, Erin Muhvich, Krystle Nylund, Ashley Bastable, Megan Wognum, Jean Hutar, Michael Lah, Reed Petersen, Elliot Omerza, Adam McDonald. Photos by Ken Hupila.

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04
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A crash course in politics; Ely’s Anna Urbas volunteers for victorious Stauber campaign

ELY’S Anna Urbas worked to help get Pete Stauber elected to Congress.

by Tom Coombe -

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Ely Echo - Your HOMETOWN Weekly newspaper delivers 52 weeks Every Year!

News doesn't stop happening and neither does the Ely Echo! For news of the million dollar winner in Ely, Goodwill store in Ely closing, the Fun Run runs wild on January 19 for the 19th time. City council members are sworn in and business continues. All the young hockey players get their spotlight and introduction to the community. Plus sports news and columnists and more news!
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Gibbons claims million dollar lottery ticket sold at Ely store

Imagine waking up on New Year’s Day and discovering that you have won $1 million. That is how the new year began for Ely resident Andy Gibbons.
After double checking his Minnesota Millionaire Raffle ticket “eight times” to make sure that he was not mistaken, he did something many brand new millionaires would not; Gibbons went to work.
“After I realized I had won, I actually had work to do so I went to work. I work at a camp and there was some cleaning that needed to be done. I went to work and cleaned some lodges,” he said.
“It didn’t really sink in until about 9 a.m.,” he said. “I wasn’t really sure until I heard it through Facebook that the winner was from Ely.”
Gibbons finally took time off work to claim the $1 million prize on Jan. 3.
Voyageur Short Stop, located at 1815 E. Sheridan St. in Ely, sold Gibbons’ winning ticket. His ticket matched the number 442917.
The business will receive a $5,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

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04
Jan

New snow, water and sunrise in the Northland

When Ken Hupila is out and about at all times of the day, he has his camera at the ready for his Snotty Moose Photography studio.

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Jan

Ely’s Mayor begins his third term

RETURNING to the Ely City Council was mayor Chuck Novak, who was sworn in by city operations director Harold Langowski. Photo by Tom Coombe. Photos of the other candidates and the harrowing experience of Angela Campbell in an accident days prior are profiled in this week's Ely Echo.

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03
Jan

Goodwill Industries to close Ely store

In an effort to improve its efficiency, Goodwill Industries Vocational Enterprises is announcing the closure of its retail store and donation center in Ely, MN effective January, 19, 2019. The store, which is located at 40 N. 2nd Avenue East, has been at that location for the past five years.
President and CEO, Marcy Vogt stated, “After long and careful deliberation Goodwill’s Board of Directors has concluded that this decision is a necessary step in becoming a more efficient organization.”
Approximately six people will be impacted by the store closure and Goodwill is working diligently to identify how to support everyone’s transition needs.

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03
Jan

CITY OF ELY PUBLIC HEARINGS

CITY OF ELY
PUBLIC HEARINGS

Notice is hereby given that the Ely City Council will be holding the following meetings on Tuesday, January 15, 2019:

4:30pm: Public Hearing for discussion and to hear public comment on the Ely Utilities Commission’s proposed rate increases on water, sanitary sewer, and electrical services.
Proposed Rates can be found under City Departments – Ely Utilities at www.ely.mn.us or at the Clerk’s Office at City Hall.

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03
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Council Minutes - December 18, 2018 Regular Meeting Ely City Council

Council Minutes - December 18, 2018
Regular Meeting Ely City Council – City Hall, Council Chambers

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

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

3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
D.Forsman/A.Forsman moved to approve the minutes from the December 4, 2018 Regular Council Meeting. Motion Carried Unanimously.

4. ADDITIONS OR OMISSIONS TO AGENDA
A. Addition 8.A. Events Coordinator Bureau
Item A added without objection.

5. MAYOR’S REPORT
Mayor Novak stated at the 1st meeting in January we will discuss Council Committee Assignments.

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