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Agnes M. Lozar, 91, of Ely

Agnes M. Lozar, 91, of Ely, passed away on Monday, August 5, 2019 at Carefree Assisted Living in Ely. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Ely with visitation being held one hour prior to the service at the church. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

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05
Aug

John R. Shuster, 71, of Ely

John R. Shuster, 71, of Ely, passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at the Boundary Waters Care Center in Ely.
John was born on August 20, 1947 in Los Angeles, California to John “Chuck” and Dorothy Shuster. John was a 1966 graduate of Ely High School. After graduation, John joined the Coast Guard. Later in 1980 he joined the Army National Guard.
He was preceded in death by his father John “Chuck” Shuster.
He is survived by his two daughters; Becky (RJ) Roenke of Keewatin, MN; Cathy (Jason) Jones of Grand Rapids, MN; his mother, Dorothy Shuster of Ely, MN; one sister, Lynn (Tony) Haasl of Sacred Heart, MN; two grandsons, Thaddeus and Quentin Buroker, and one granddaughter, Summer Jones.
A family gathering will be held at a later time.
Cards can be sent to: Becky Roenke, PO Box 456, Keewatin, MN 55753 or Cathy Jones, 33300 Wagon Wheel Court Rd 2A, Grand Rapids, MN 55744.
Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

Fri
02
Aug

Get ready for deer season: 2019 regs out

Hunters can start planning ahead for significant changes to deer season regulations, including a youth deer season that’s expanded statewide, expanded deer feeding and attractant bans, and other updates related to managing chronic wasting disease.
“We heard a lot of support for a statewide youth deer hunting season,” said Barbara Keller, big game program leader for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. “We’re excited to make it easier for parents, relatives or trusted adults to share their hunting knowledge and traditions with the next generation of deer hunters.”
The 2019 Minnesota Hunting and Trapping regulations handbook is now available on the DNR’s deer hunting page at mndnr.gov/hunting/deer. Hunting licenses go on sale Thursday, Aug. 1, and are available at any DNR license agent, by telephone at 888-646-6367, or online at mndnr.gov/buyalicense.

Fri
02
Aug

POSITION OPENING-ISD No. 696, ELY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Cafeteria Aide - permanent part-time; 2¾ hrs./day; 5 days/week; student contact days; $14.79/ hr.; must be able to lift 30 lbs. on a regular basis; start date: Sept. 3, 2019; background check required. Non-licensed application form available at www.ely.k12.mn.us, or in the General Office, 2nd floor of the Memorial building. Return application to: ISD No. 696, Attn: Superintendent, 600 E. Harvey St., Ely, MN 55731. Application deadline: Friday, August 9, 2019 at 3 p.m.

Fri
02
Aug

POSITION OPENING - ISD No. 696, ELY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Long Term Substitute 1.0 FTE
Elementary Teacher
Starting approximately August 27, 2019, and ending November 1, 2019. Salary and fringes as per Master Agreement Between ISD #696 and the Ely Education Association and School Board policy. Include district application, resume’, official transcripts, letters of recommendation and current Minnesota teaching license; background check required. Application available at www.ely.k12.mn.us, or at the General Office, 2nd floor of the Memorial Building; return materials to: ISD No. 696, Attn: Superintendent, 600 E. Harvey St., Ely, MN 55731. Application deadline: August 5, 2019.

Fri
02
Aug

Pelican briefs

THE BIRD BATH
Our three-month summers and two-month winters pass quickly when you call Ely your Fortress of Solitude…that is what my husband, John, has always called our Ely cabin since 2005, when we knew this was such a pure and perfect treasure. Ely, where we are at home in the woods.
AT HOME IN THE WOODS, is the title of a book that “Boy Scout John” read in his camping and canoeing days in Virginia…before we met. Now, after 40 some years, Florida is where our story began, and continues…and Ely, shows us its’ summers that slide gradually into colorful, golden, earth-colored falls, that nature brings to a rest, to spread out before us, the quiet, frozen, white and green landscapes under beautiful blue skies of sunny days and black night skies, star-filled.
Is it possible to love both places equally?? Yes, is the answer. The friendships and families are what makes life perfect in both places. What’s not to love?

Fri
02
Aug

Fall sports sign-up set for Monday

With the first practice sessions looming, it’s time for students at Ely Memorial High School to sign up for fall sports.
The annual fall sports sign-up meeting is slated for Monday, Aug. 5, starting at 6 p.m., in the high school gymnasium.
The meeting is open to parents and all students who plan to participate in football, volleyball, cross country, dance team or girls swimming this fall.
Coaches will be invited to address their players with information about first practices, and registration forms will be available to pick up and complete.
All students must have a physical examination on file in order to participate.
Once an examination is completed, it is effective for three years.
Parents with questions about whether their child’s examination is up-to-date are asked to contact athletic director Tom Coombe at (218) 235-1025 or Tcoombe@ely.k12.mn.us.

Fri
02
Aug

Junior Legion eliminated in two at substate

Ely’s Junior Legion baseball team could never get its offense warmed up on Sunday.
The result was two defeats and an early exit from the Northeast Substate Tournament, held at Esko.
Virginia’s Daniel Moore scattered six hits in a 6-2 first round win, while Ely was unable to solve Cherry’s Gavin Constantine later in the day, and the Tigers pulled away late for a 12-2, six-inning triumph.
The losses ended a difficult summer for the Junior Legion, which finished 3-11 overall.
Virginia plated two unearned runs in the bottom of the second, taking early control of the first round game, and Ely misfired on a couple of chances to score against Moore.
Losing pitcher Bryce Longwell worked five innings, giving up six runs - four were earned. He struck out four an allowed eight hits.
Reliever Jacob Towley pitched a scoreless inning.

Fri
02
Aug

Should have been in held in the “sunset” room

Editor:
The class of 1949 held their 70 year reunion on July 27th at the Grand Ely Lodge. A classmate wryly observed that is should have been in held in the “sunset” room not the “sunrise” room.
This landmark event was the 20th consecutive annual class reunion with our close knit group starting with the 50th in 1999. In addition, there were several other reunions starting with the 10th in 1959.
The 15 classmates in attendance were Doris (Lammi) Eisenhart, Dom Elioff, Josie (Lunka) Elioff, Lorry (Banovetz) Glum, Maxine (Kovach) Jacks, Sheldon Klobuchar, Mary Ellen (Kleemola) Levander, Laverne (Anderson) Lindholm, Joan (Nelson) Lunth, Bob Maki, Tom Markson, Honey (Yadlosky) Nickolson, Karl Rukavina, Beverly (Viste) Wiermaa, and Betty Ann (Tjader) Zorman.
In conclusion, we are grateful for the school system which provided a great education and many fond memories.
Bob Maki
Class of 1949

Fri
02
Aug

Bang-up biz for blueberry

by Tom Coombe
How do you top a Blueberry/Art Festival that may have been one of the busiest ever?
Put even more people in town.
That was the report from officials at the Ely Chamber of Commerce, which sponsors Ely’s signature event of the summer.
Thousands of people, just how many nobody really knows, crammed into Whiteside Park last weekend for the three-day arts and crafts spectacular, now in its 39th year.
Anecdotal reports and those from festival vendors suggest that business was at an all-time high.
“The Blueberry Festival just seems to keep growing,” said Ellen Cashman, who organizes the event for the Chamber.
Festival hours were adjusted and the park opened at 10 a.m. rather than noon on July 26, the opening day, triggering a swarm of people that never seemed to subside.

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