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Thu
06
Jun

Mary Lobe, 93, dies

Mary Lobe, 93, of South St. Paul, MN, although most of her life was spent in Ely, MN.
She passed away June 3, 2019 at Woodlyn Heights Senior Living, Inver Grove Heights. Mary was born in Ely, MN on April 15, 1926 to Leopold and Frances Kuzma. She is survived by son, Frank (Jeanne LeRoy) of Faribault, MN; daughters, Cynthia (Jay) of Lakeland, MN and Patricia of South St. Paul, MN; grandchildren: Andrew, Demoray (Tom), Leslie and Daryl (Crystal); great-grandchildren: Ashley, Jessica, Justin, Steven and Joseph; brother, Peter Lilek of Ely, MN and Frances Anthonsen of Cottage Grove, MN. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Leopold and Frances (nee Lilek) Kuzma and son, Robert. A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held from 4-7 PM Monday, June 10, at Roberts Funeral Home, 8108 Barbara Ave., Inver Grove Heights, MN. Interment at the Ely Cemetery, Ely, MN, will be held at a later date.

Thu
06
Jun

Art camp starts Monday, a few spaces open

Last call for Ely Arts & Heritage Center 2019 Childrens’ Summer Art Camp. There are a few spaces open for children in grades 2-6 for Art Camp Monday June 10 thru Wednesday June 12 at the Ely Miner’s Dry on Miner’s Landing Road at the Pioneer Mine Site. Doors open Monday at 8:45 AM and 9:00 Tuesday and Wednesday and camp ends daily at Noon. An Art Show for friends, family, and the public showcasing camp work is Noon Wednesday. Projects include stone carving, drawing, water colors, garden poles, tile mosaics, placemats and kite making. To confirm space please call 218-235-1912 or write muffinely@gmail.com.

Wed
05
Jun

ATTENTION TOWN OF FALL LAKE & LAKE COUNTY RESIDENTS

ATTENTION
TOWN OF FALL LAKE
& LAKE COUNTY RESIDENTS

The Lake County Board of Commissioners will be holding a meeting on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 6:00 PM at the Fall Lake Town Hall.

Citizens are urged to attend as this is your opportunity to address any issues/questions you may
have for your County Board.

Marlene Skube, Clerk
Town of Fall Lake Ely Echo 6/8 & 15/2019

Wed
05
Jun

Tour of Minnesota bicycle tour on Iron Range will make a stop in Ely during June 15-21 event

Keiko Williams (left) was on last year’s bike tour.

Tue
04
Jun

Kawishiwi Ranger District Completes Prescribed Fires to Meet Multiple Objectives

Kawishiwi Ranger District Completes Prescribed Fires to Meet Multiple Objectives
June 3, 2019, Ely, MN–Kawishiwi Ranger District crews completed ignition on two Prescribed Fire Units over the weekend, the Pitcha Pine and North School Section Units. A total of about 1,200 acres were burned as part of a plan for several prescribed fire projects that may occur this spring. Forest personnel were assisted by the Lake Vermillion Fire Brigade and the Black Hills (SD), Kootenai (MT), Daniel Boone (KY), Chippewa (MN), Lolo (MT), and Nebraska (NB) National Forests, plus Minnesota state personnel.

Tue
04
Jun

John A. “Chocs” Zbasnik, 100, dies

John A. “Chocs” Zbasnik, 100, passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at the Ely Bloomenson Community Hospital. John was born in Ely, Mn., one of six children to Frank and Mary Zbasnik. John was a lifelong resident of Ely and a life time member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. John attended Ely schools and at the age of 17 joined the CC Camps. He worked in the Pioneer Mine until WWII broke out and was drafted into the Army in 1942. He spent two years at Minter Field, Ca. and two years in Germany. After the war ended in 1946 he returned to Pioneer Mine for 26 years. When Pioneer Mine closed in 1967 he went to work at Minntac for four years and then Reserve Mining for another 9.5 years. John’s family and his faith were most important to him. He really enjoyed time with his grandsons and great grandchildren. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, blueberry picking and driving up the Fernberg road.

Tue
04
Jun

Gloria Starkman, 83, dies

Gloria Starkman, 83, passed away on January 5, 2019 in Austin, TX. She was born on March 31, 1935, to Violet (Maki) Lassey and Charles Lassey in Ely, MN. She was a graduate of the Ely schools where she had been active in dramatics, cheer leading, and the Drum and Bugle Corps. Gloria also attended St. Cloud State College. In 1956 she was married to Russell Starkman in Ely. They lived in a number of places throughout the country while Russell was a USAF pilot. They retired in Austin, TX where Gloria was as a certified interior decorator. Gloria and Russell maintained a summer home on White Iron Lake.
Russell and Gloria had two sons, Robert and Gregory. Gloria was a member of Triumphant Life Lutheran Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.

Tue
04
Jun

Coming soon: Moose Bear Wolf; New ‘pop-up’ restaurant opening at old Chocolate Moose location

by Tom Coombe -

Mon
03
Jun

Patricia Gruba, 83, of Sauk Rapids, MN dies

Patricia Gruba, 83, of Sauk Rapids, MN passed away May 31, 2019 at the Good Shepherd Community under the care of St. Croix Hospice.
Patricia Frances Gruba was born March 14, 1936 in Gilman, Minnesota to Charles and Mary (Sodowski) Lepinski. Some of Patricia’s fondest memories of her childhood were times spent helping her dad on the family farm and riding her horse. She married John Gruba on October 17, 1953 at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. She was a traditional homemaker who gardened, canned, and took great pride in her family home. Together the couple raised three sons. In her younger years, Pat volunteered at the St. Cloud Hospital, caring for newborns in the nursery.

Mon
03
Jun

Grand Opening at YMCA Camp Northern Lights

Babbitt mayor Andrea Zupancich, Ely mayor Chuck Novak, YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities chief operating officer Greg Waibel, YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities vice president of camping Tom Kranz, YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities general board member Tony Bassett cut the ribbon to open the new new YMCA Camp Northern Lights grand opening celebration on May 25. Previously the facility was known as Northern Lights Lodge and Timber Wolf Lodge Camp Northern Lights is located on Bear Island Lake. Photo by Hailey Worth.

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