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Robert Scheuer, of Ely, dies

Robert Scheuer, of Ely, passed away on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Essentia Health- St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

Sun
04
Nov

Anton "Tony" Golobich, 95, of Ely, dies

Anton J. ‘Tony’ Golobich, 95, of Ely died peacefully on Saturday, November 3, 2018, at Boundary Waters Care Center, one week after the passing of his beloved wife, Angie.
He was born on May 11, 1923 in Ely to Steve and Katherine (Jaketic) Golobich and graduated from Ely Memorial High School, class of 1941. During high school he was a ski jumper with the Ely Ski Club. Tony also became a skilled woodsman and trapper who understood animals and their movements. He was accomplished at finding his way in the woods, outsmarting wolves, fox, lynx, mink and beaver, especially during the Minnesota State “bounty” trapping years. He loved the outdoors and spent as much time as possible trapping and hunting or with a ‘line in the water’ on the Kawishiwi River and other area lakes.

Sat
03
Nov

City council candidates answer Ely Echo questions

Angela Campbell
Personal information -
Age 70 yrs. I attended the University of So. Dakota (communications) and University of Nebr. (architecture and design). I earned certificates from the Seasonal Park Ranger program at Vermilion Community College, Ely, Mn and non-profit management program at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Mn. I have lived in the Ely area for over 35 years and have been a resident of Ely for 17 years. I’m a mother of 2 adult children and have 5 grandchildren. I established the A.K. Campbell Development Company. Since moving to Ely I have been honored to serve the community as a member of severa local boards and committees including 3 city commissions (Ely Historical Preservation, Ely Housing and Redevelopment Authority). 5 community association boards and member of 8 civic organizations.
Why would you be an effective member of the Ely City Council?

Sat
03
Nov

Wallace “Wally”Chester Kuehl, 95, dies

Wallace “Wally”Chester Kuehl, 95, passed away on November 2, 2018 in Finland, MN surrounded by family at his home.
Wallace was born September 1, 1923 to Hugo and Harriet (Kile) Kuehl in Thorp WI. He was a proud WWII Vet, serving in the Army.
He married Vera (Cornwell) Kuehl on Jan 4, 1947. They farmed near Thorp, WI. In 1957 Wallace moved to Minnesota to work as a logger, his family followed in ’59.
He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Victor and James; sister Esther and a granddaughter, Lucinda (Cindy Lou) Kuehl.
He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Vera (Cornwell) Kuehl. Seven Children: Wally (Joyce), Elroy, Linda (Alan), Willy (Evelyn), Harriet (Roger), Jacqueline (Andres) and Katherine (Daniel).
Grandchildren: Reggie, Danielle, James, Suzette, Scott, Jessica, Rodney, Aaron, Travis, Roger, Karen, Benjamin, Barett. Brother Bernie (Jean) and sister Ruth (Leland) Cornwell and more than 30 great grandchildren.

Sat
03
Nov

From the miscellaneous drawer - Rushing to get things done

On the weekends I make up an imaginary set of “to do” lists for the days. Sometimes I write it all down, but sometimes it is short enough that I think I can handle it without a paper reminder.
And so it was last Saturday. A friend was coming over for lunch, so I planned my morning: Start the laundry, stop at the office for the mail, stop to see my friend Betty, pick up a couple things at the grocery store, buy some wine, set the table, straighten up the cascade of newspapers in the living room and get the cooking started.
My garage is also my laundry room, so I dressed, grabbed the laundry basket - briefly self-checking that I had emptied all the Kleenex out of the pockets of the grey jacket to be washed. Yes, I remembered doing that...
Got the machine load started after again questioning why the elderly aren’t considered when opening a child-proof soap container that requires the strength of a teenager or more.

Fri
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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Fri
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.

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