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05
Dec

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The City of Ely Fire Department is requesting sealed bids until 2 pm Friday December 21st for the purchase of sixteen (16) Self Contained Breathing Apparatus rated at 4500 psi. A separate bid is also requested for the purchase of nineteen (19) additional masks and sixteen (16) additional 4500psi cylinders. If you are interested in bidding these projects more information can be requested by emailing Tom.Erchull@ely.mn.us or calling him at 218-226-5483. The City of Ely reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to award the equipment bid in the best interest of the City.

Ely Echo 12/8 &15/2018

Mon
03
Dec

Wolves return to court; Vanderbeek anchors nucleus for last year’s 7A runners-up

by Tom Coombe -

Mon
03
Dec

Thomas Edmund Davis, 28, dies

Thomas Edmund Davis, 28, passed away on November 22, 2018. Tom was born to Laura Bauman Davis and William Witherspoon Woods Davis Jr. on September 17, 1990 in Glen Falls, New York.
Tom was truly one of a kind. Tom had the biggest heart, brightest smile and an amazing spirit. You are truly blessed if you are able call him your brother, son, nephew, grandson, cousin, uncle, or friend. We will forever hold his spirit and smile in our hearts.
His early years were spent in New York until his parents moved to Conroe, Texas. Tom grew up in a great family and neighborhood. He was active in local sports and played football in high school. After graduation, he attended college and trade school. He worked in his Dad’s Construction Company (FSSI) along with his brother, Bill. He was a valued part of the team.
Tom had great plans for the future, unfortunately his time with us was cut short.

Mon
03
Dec

Holiday Greetings to you and yours!

Dear friends, I hope you’ve had a wonderful 2018. We’ve had much to be thankful for this year: no cavities, no car troubles, no overdraft notices. Plus we only had five trick-or-treaters on Halloween, so we still have plenty of goodies left for Christmas.
Not really.
It’s been a year of milestones for me. For one thing, my husband and I celebrated our 30th anniversary in October. I’m not sure what he would say the secret to our long marriage is, but one of my tricks is hiding the newspaper when I write about him in a column.
We celebrated the big event with an Alaskan cruise. We had a glorious time and I hope we don’t have to be married for another 30 years before we get to go on another vacation like that one. I will say, a cruise ship is more luxury than we’re used to. It’s a rare thing for me to eat in a place where you have to “dress for dinner,” though I do always have something on.

Sun
02
Dec

Stauber starts off on right foot

When Pete Stauber announced he was going to run for Rep. Rick Nolan’s seat in Congress, he did so on the front steps of the Ely City Hall.
It was back in July and after starting in his hometown of Hermantown, Stauber came to Ely.
“I drove up here because Ely and the Iron Range matter,” Stauber said.
The question that day was would Stauber matter in a race that heavily favored the incumbent with a well-financed Republican likely to jump back in for another run.
All of that changed when Nolan announced he wasn’t running, followed by Stewart Mills. Instead of running on a prayer, Stauber became the front runner.
On Monday he returned to Ely as U.S. Representative-Elect Pete Stauber and participated in a legislative meeting with area elected officials. He was the only federal official to show up.
Is this a sign Ely will have as good of a relationship with our new Republican House member as we did with Democrat Nolan? We sure hope so.

Sat
01
Dec

Firearms deer harvest down

The final numbers are in for the 2018 Tower Area firearms deer harvest.
After what was predicted to be a good year for hunters, the harvest was down in the Tower Area by 2.1 percent. This includes northern St. Louis and Lake Counties including Permit Areas 117, 118, 119, 130, 131, 132 176, 177 and 178.
DNR Tower Area Wildlife Manager Tom Rusch said the harvest was impacted by a number of factors.
• An early opener(Nov. 3 is the second earliest opening date), reduced deer activity during daylight hours and cold temperatures likely impacted hunter effort.
• Hunters reported a mixed bag of deer activity. Buck activity improved over the second and third weekends. Some hunters reported rutting activity while other hunters reported minimal deer activity with most of it occurring at night.
• Many hunters reported poor deer movement, especially opening weekend, which historically accounts for a majority of the deer harvest.

Sat
01
Dec

Volunteers needed for new Ely area service initiative for veterans

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
30
Nov

Ely’s Hometown Newspaper - Ely Echo is locally owned by folks who live here

The Ely Echo is Ely’s ONLY legal newspaper with offices at 15 East Chapman Street. There you’ll find a full range of news services, great advertising and business designs, printing on advanced equipment, plus photo services that are quick!

When you want to know about the Ely area and the people who live here, you need the Ely Echo. Call 218-365-3141 or 1-800-492-3555. As the largest circulation Ely newspaper we welcome new subscribers from anywhere in the world!

Fri
30
Nov

Stauber says he’ll be voice for Ely

TOURING - U.S. Representative-Elect Pete Stauber toured the Razor Edge production facility in Ely on Monday. Joe Juranitch (right) explained how the company was able to purchase an $80,000 piece of equipment as a result of tax breaks passed by the federal government. Photo by Nick Wognum.

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
30
Nov

Families turn out for fun at Miners Dry Holiday Fantasy

AT MINERS DRY during the Holiday Fantasy event held last weekend were Donna Blanchfield and her family. Photos by Ruthanne Fenske.

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