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Sun
18
Nov

State Legion honors Ely

Baseball season has ended but Ely had what amounted to a game-winning double play last week in the Twin Cities.
Ely American Legion Post 248 was named Minnesota’s “Post of the Year” by the state Legion baseball board of directors.
The same group also approved Ely’s bid to host the 2021 Divison II Junior Legion State Tournament.
The recognition comes in advance of next summer’s Division II Senior Legion State Tournament, which will be held Aug 2-4, 2019 at Veterans Memorial Field.
That will be the latest in a long line of major tournaments to be held at Ely’s historic ballpark, and committee members were quick to award the community the opportunity host the fledgling Division II Junior Legion event.
The last two years, Minnesota has held a state tournament for the Junior Legion level, which has taken off in popularity and has replaced VFW baseball as the program of choice in many small towns.

Sat
17
Nov

New BWCA permit system under fire

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Sat
17
Nov

HS winter sports practices begin

by Tom Coombe -

Sat
17
Nov

School Board Meeting Minutes October

School Board Meeting Minutes October 8, 2018 (Board approved 11-12-2018)

Fri
16
Nov

Ely Echo newspaper - Your History, Your Town, Your friends and neighbors

The Holiday season begins with activities and a parade over the Thanksgiving holiday, so come out and support your home town with shopping, fun and family activities! You'll find them all and more in this week’s Ely Echo and North Country Saver! Enjoy! Stay warm and be safe on the snowy streets!

Fri
16
Nov

Nolan: Stage is set to advance our restore Democracy revolution

Now more than ever, our Nation’s future depends on overturning the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, so we can finally put a stop to the billions of dollars in secret, dark money corporations and special interests are permitted to spend for terrible, false, and negative TV ads.
These messages, which begin months before Election Day, go on ad nauseum – discouraging good people from running for office, denigrating the candidates, driving down voter turnout, and causing Americans to lose faith in their leaders and the integrity of our public policymaking process.

Fri
16
Nov

Visitor at Camp Cholesterol

Every deer season we hear Gordon Lightfoot’s haunting song The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.
Our old FM radio played it on Saturday, a reminder of the sinking of the ore carrier SS Edmund Fitzgerald on Lake Superior on November 10, 1975.
We didn’t have a sinking feeling when my relative Greg and I hit the gravel road on the way to the shack Friday morning. Seeing a doe and a fawn run off into the woods could be a good sign. Or the only sign.
Greg had traveled 1,700 miles from San Diego for his first deer hunting experience at age 31. He was eager to get in the woods when we got to the shack.
But first we had to unload the truck, carrying in groceries, water and guns, followed by driving the wheeler off the trailer.
With a fire started in the wood stove, I outfitted the California boy with some wool pants and a nice blaze orange jacket I picked up from Tom Today.

Fri
16
Nov

Patience pays for Bear Island Road photographer

Photographer Randall Greiner said it takes more than a good camera to get a photo of an eagle alongside Bear Island Road - it takes patience, too.

Fri
16
Nov

Pope urges students to reach out to vets

VETERANS DAY program speaker Mike Pope addresses the crowd at Ely Memorial. Photo by Pam Roberts.

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
16
Nov

Just About Everybody Reads the Ely Echo at Gettysburg

Just About Everybody Reads the Ely Echo
Even a group of travelers from Minnesota (the Iron Range, Duluth and Wyoming - several Elyites) at the 1st Minnesota Monument on the Gettysburg Battlefield at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Those from Ely included Bill Erzar, Debbie Erzar, Jeff Anderson, Dean Erzar, Peggy Erzar, Terry Jackson, Ann Jackson, Kay Kratz, Al Kratz, Vera Pratt-Olson, Dave Jauhola, Judy Jauhola, Kristin Anderson, Alison Zaverl, Wayne Hartleben, Elaine Hartleben, Terry Myers and Judy Myers. They are pictured in front of the Monument of the 1st Minnesota Regiment of 296 men who held off over 1,000 Confederate soldiers until reinforcements arrived with only 42 men surviving or remaining unhurt after the Battle of Gettysburg.

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