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02
Nov

Robert Donald Hodge, 97, of Ely dies

Robert Donald Hodge passed away quietly on November 2, 2018, at the end of a long and happy life at 97. He is survived by his three daughters: Bobbie Hodge, of Ely, Minnesota, Vicki Hodge Tomascak (Walt) of Missoula, Montana and Becky Hodge Wahlberg (Darin Peterson), of Aurora, Minnesota; four grandchildren, Andrew Tomascak, Amara Wahlberg Chesson (Zak), Cory Tomascak (Kathleen), and Nikki Wahlberg Ibis (Luke); and three great grandchildren: Sajan Chesson, Walter James Tomascak, and Penelope Ann Tomascak. He is preceded in death by his parents, his sister Marion Gail Hodge Higgins, and his beloved wife of 62 years, Gerrie.
Bob was the firstborn child of Frederick Charles Hodge and Anna Helena Peterson Hodge, born October 21, 1921, near Chisholm, Minnesota. He grew up with a love of hunting, trapping, fishing, gardening and raising many animals.

Fri
02
Nov

Students, veterans team up to become election judges

NEW ELECTION JUDGES: Charles Dammann, Ely veteran Chuck Novak, Nic Jordan, Ely veteran Steve Saari, Collen Seliskar, U.S. Army Recruiter Sergeant Dawn Mellesmoen, Shane Spangler, Ely veteran Tony Colarich, Haley Hopkins, Lucy Stouffer, Madelene Johnson, Luke Olson, Jeremiah Kaercher, Ely veteran Dave Streit, Raif Olson, Nate Nettifee, James Schwinghamer, Kjetil Midttun, Ely veteran Bob Niskala. Photo by Cole Kleitsch.

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02
Nov

Ely Echo newspaper - Your History, Your Town

Our children are our future and Echo is loaded with photos and news about the Ely Schools. You'll also find interviews with City Council candidates, the state of broadband in the area, newcomers to Ely, the ever popular “Three O’clock Hour” photos and interviews, columnists and much more! Check it out on newsstands now.

Fri
02
Nov

Ely’s volleyball team celebrate

HIGH FIVES ALL AROUND - Members of Ely’s volleyball team celebrated after winning a point against Nashwauk-Keewatin earlier this season. Pictured are Erika Mattson, McKenna Coughlin, Rachel Coughlin, Brielle Kallberg and Jenna Merhar. Photo by Eric Sherman.

Fri
02
Nov

DeBeltz: Twin Metals is on slow, steady path

TWIN METALS - Dean Debeltz listens to a question from the audience.

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
02
Nov

Sharing East of Ely in booklet form

The Echo presents a 26 page booklet with color photos and illustrations of the columns by Dave Krikorian, just in time for holiday giving. See the special offer in this week’s Ely Echo!

Fri
02
Nov

Vocabulary Parade brightens Ely schools

Jazmyne Akins had the word peaceful at the Vocabulary Parade on Wednesday. oto by Nick Wognum

Fri
02
Nov

Wolves reach 7A semis for first time

ALL SMILES for Ely’s high school vollyeball team after an Oct. 25 playoff win at Cherry, a victory that sent the Wolves into the Section 7A semfinals for the first time in program history. Pictured are (front, l-r) Lida Dodge, McCartney Kaercher, Erika Mattson, Rachel Coughlin, Lauren Porthan; (back. l-r) assistant coach Megan Wognum, Holly Dirks, Kenzie Peterson, Apolonia Homer, Jenna Merhar, Brielle Kallberg, Winter Sainio, McKenna Coughlin, head coach Andrea Thomas.

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Thu
01
Nov

Paul Eugene Kyllonen, age 57, dies

Paul Eugene Kyllonen, age 57, passed away at Palmer Station, Antarctica on October 23, 2018. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely. Memorial service to be held at a later date.

Thu
01
Nov

Mary Ferderber, 98, of Ely, died

Mary Theresa (Rom) Ferderber, 98, of Ely, passed away on Monday, October 29, 2018 at the Boundary Waters Care Center in Ely.
She was born December 13, 1919 in Maverlen, Slovenia, Jugoslavia to John Rom and Mary (Schager) Rom. Mary arrived in the U.S.A. with her mother on October 1, 1922. She lived in Ely, Minnesota all of her life.
Mary married Peter A. Ferderber on May 16, 1938. They had three children: Patrick Ferderber; Diane (Alfred “Butch”) Smisek, Kenneth Ferderber married to Diana Kelly.
She is also survived by grandchildren Mara Ferderber, married to David Sireks; Brielle Ferderber, married to Patrick Loe; Garret Ferderber, married to Jenn Wilna; Kenneth Ferderber Jr., married to Alice; Carmen Ferderber, married to Patrick Skulzace; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral Mass will be held at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 11 a.m. with visitation occurring one hour prior at the church.

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