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From the miscellaneous drawer - When words meant something

Forty years ago, there were two Ely newspapers and both were owned by women. Columbia Childers ran the show at the Ely Miner in the 100 block of East Chapman Street and I had the help of the men and women at 2 East Sheridan Street. Though we were competitors, you might even say we were friends.
Friends come to an understanding of each other’s actions and in that way, a respect. We had lunch together at Silver Rapids not long before she departed the newspaper world.
Back then there was a larger group of Iron Range publishers who got together a few times a year for dinner. As a novice to the industry, it was a learning time for me.
I stopped to chat with Phyllis and Jim Burgess at the Tower News, got advice from Veda Ponikvar of the Chisholm paper, the Asbachs at MDN and bought half ton rolls of paper for our printing press from Cook News Herald which shared its supply.

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Feb

BWCA permit do-over delayed

by Tom Coombe -

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Feb

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Morse, Ely win national election award for training students, veterans -
as election judges

BWCA permit do-over delayed

Teachers’ suit heads to court

New science tours at the Soudan underground mine start in 2019

Bibeau family catches error in S-T obituary

Concert in Ely March 2 at St. Anthony’s

Six jobs lost: Shopko pharmacy in Ely store closes today

A shield to keep cops safe-
Officers equipped with armor package, thanks to Twin Metals

Morse board approves loader

IRRRB to review grant for new Zup’s store in Cook

City stays with Tower paper,
Echo protests council decision

Fri
22
Feb

Bob Niskala chosen as Ely Unsung Hero this week

Paul Leitgeb nominated as his Unsung Hero, Bob Niskala, and both received prizes from the Ely Echo. The contest runs for two more weeks and nominations are still being sought. Photo by Cam Weisert

by Paul Leitgeb
My nomination goes to Bob Niskala, for a myriad of reasons as follows: Bob was born and raised in Ely.
I have never heard anyone who has had a bad word to say about Bob. Whomever coined the phrase, “he’ll give you the shirt off of his back,” must have had somebody like Bob in mind. It is for these reasons and the fact that he is a genuinely nice guy I place in nomination, Bob Niskala, Ely’s unsung hero.

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Fri
22
Feb

End of an era at VCC; McDonald retires after 29 seasons, more than 500 wins

Paul McDonald and Provost Shawn Bina

by Tom Coombe -

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22
Feb

Honoring those who served the nation

IT WAS VETERANS NIGHT at the Boundary Waters Care Center earlier this month, with a program honoring local veterans. Pictured are Calvin Herrala, Army; Albert Dietz, Army; current VFW commander Mike Pope, Navy; Bud Adamic, Air Force; Milt Netzer, Air Force. Photo courtesy of Mike Pope

Fri
22
Feb

ArtWalk ends its 20th year

20TH ANNIVERSARY of the Ely Artwalk found Jackie Fisher and Betty Firth looking by J&L Hardware.

Fri
22
Feb

Fall Lake produces for winner

WINNER of the Ely-Winton Rod & Gun Club fishing contest was Sam Kaderlik who took home $300 last Saturday with 5.3 lb. northern. Photo by Hailey Worth.

Thu
21
Feb

LT Kaitlyn Velsvaag, 23, dies

LT Kaitlyn Velsvaag, 23, passed away Sunday, January 27, 2019 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, Fayetteville, NC.
Kaitlyn was born at Womack Army Medical Center, Ft. Bragg, NC on April 9, 1995. She graduated from Wiesbaden High School, Wiesbaden, Germany in 2013 and received an Army ROTC Scholarship to the University of Dubuque, Iowa. In May of 2017 she graduated with Majors in Criminal Justice and Psychology and a Minor in Military Science. After commissioning she branched Military Police (MP) and was incredibly honored to be assigned to the 503rd MP Battalion (Airborne) at Fort Bragg. She proudly completed Airborne school in November.
Kaitlyn is loved by so many for her kind and beautiful soul. She will be greatly missed.

Thu
21
Feb

Council Minutes - February 5, 2019 Regular Meeting Ely City Council - City Hall, Council Chambers

Council Minutes - February 5, 2019
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, Callen, Campbell, and Mayor Novak
ABSENT: Council member Omerza
3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
DebeItz/CaIlen moved to approve the minutes from EUC Rates Public Hearing on January 15,2019, Kapsch Gardens Vacation Public Hearing on January 15, 2019, Lockhart Street
Vacation Public Hearing on January 15, 2019, January 15, 2019 Regular Meeting, and Special Council Meeting with Town of Morse on January 23,2019. Motion Carried 6-0-1
with Omerza Absent.
4. ADDITIONS OR OMISSIONS TO AGENDA:
A. Additions B.E. EEDA Position Appointment
Item A was added without objection.
5. MAYOR’S REPORT
A. Selection of Legal Publication

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