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Thu
07
Nov

DISTRICT COURT PROBATE DIVISION

STATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF ST. LOUIS

DISTRICT COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Court File No. 69VI-PR-19-138

ESTATE OF
BERNARD FRANK URBAS
A/K/A BERNARD URBAS,
Decedent

NOTICE AND ORDER FOR HEARING ON PETITION FOR DESCENT
OF PROPERTY

Thu
07
Nov

Olson 7th, boys 12th at state

by Tom Coombe
Luke Olson saved his best for last, and the result was another high finish in the state cross country meet and a personal record to boot.
The Ely senior finished seventh in Saturday’s Class A state meet at Northfield, the same as he did a year ago.
Olson’s time of 16 minutes. 4.5 seconds, however, was his best and good enough to be right at the top of the field in some years.
The seventh-place finish by Olson capped a chilly day on the campus of St. Olaf for the Ely boys team, which finished 12th among 16 Class A squads. The Wolves had qualified as a team on the strength of a second-place finish in Section 7A the week before.
Olson, a state track champion earlier this year, won all-state recognition for a third straight year and was part of an elite pack at the head of the Class A boys race.
At the 1500 meter mark, reports from the course indicated that Olson was in fourth place.

Thu
07
Nov

School saluting vets at Monday program

The Ely School District will celebrate Veterans Day once again this year with a special program and tribute.
Following recent tradition, which has included several Veterans Day programs over the course of the last decade, the school will host an event at 10 a.m., Monday, at the high school gymnasium.
All veterans are invited to come and be recognized in a program that will include musical performances by both the school band and choirs.
“We’re inviting all veterans to come and join us,” said high school principal Megan Anderson. “The public is invited to attend.”
Anderson will speak Monday, and the keynote address will be delivered by Jessica Kellogg, an Ely area resident and veteran.
The Ely Area Honor Guard will also take part, presenting and retiring the colors in a solemn tribute that will also include the playing of taps.
A musical medley from Ely’s elementary school students is also part of the patriotic-themed day.

Thu
07
Nov

Library celebrates five years at new home

by Librarian Rachel Heinrich
Five years ago, the Ely Public Library was in the middle of big changes.
The new library building was almost complete; books and items were moving out of the old Community Center and up the alley to their new home.
Plans for a grand opening were being finalized, and library patrons had thousands of circulating items checked out to help with the move.
The library plans to have some fun activities plus refreshments on the afternoon of Nov. 12 from 2-4 p.m. to celebrate the five year anniversary of opening the doors to the public at the new building.
So, after five years, what changes has a different location brought to the library?
One big thing is the jump in library use. In 2013 (the year before the move), 63,338 items were checked out from the library; in 2018, that number had increased to 73,932 - an increase of 14% in just 5 years.

Thu
07
Nov

Jeanette Mattson, 90

Jeanette Mattson, 90, of Virginia died October 30, 2019 at the Boundary Waters Care Center in Ely, Minnesota.
She was born Nov 14, 1928, to Henry and Hilma Sipola, in Embarrass, Minnesota. On June 1, 1946, Jeanette married Robert Mattson and was happily married for 64 years. They lived in Embarrass, Grand Rapids, Virginia and Ely. They enjoyed their lake home at Eagles Nest Lake for over 35 years entertaining family, youth and friends before retiring to Virginia. An important part of Jean’s life was her family, cooking, serving, caretaking, hosting missionaries and prayer meetings. She was a wonderful homemaker, an avid reader and had a love for the Word.

Tue
05
Nov

Thomas “Tom” Henry Smith II, 57

Thomas “Tom” Henry Smith II, 57, passed away in his home with family by his side, on October 26, 2019.

Tom was born on January 3, 1962 to Thomas and Carolyn (Seopa) Smith in Bigfork, MN. Tom graduated from Ely High School and North Hennepin Technical College. He worked as a machinist for 30 years; the last 10 years at DSI, proudly machining gun parts for Remington. Tom was a steadfast provider for his family.

Tom was most happy in Togo, MN at the Seopa homestead, enjoying the outdoors and family. He was passionate about deer hunting every fall. Even though his heart was in the country, he found excitement and pleasure exploring the city. Tom loved the science museum, history center, big libraries, regional parks, Mississippi River Lock and Dams, fishing and car racing. Tom’s greatest pride and joy was his daughter Kaitlyn and granddaughter Tovi.

Mon
04
Nov

Barbara Flebbe-Anderson, formerly of Ely

Barbara Flebbe-Anderson, formerly of Ely, died on November 2, 2019 in Columbia,Missouri at the age of age 100 years, 5 months and 2 days. Barb was born in Omaha, Nebraska to Roy and Zella Flebbe on May 30,1919. She was the eldest of three children. Her sister Claire and brother David proceeded her in death. She graduated from Omaha North High School, received received a Bachelor of Science in1942 from the University of Nebraska and her Masters from New York University in 1950. Following graduation she taught at the Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Barb taught physical education in Wyoming and Hastings, Nebraska before returning to Omaha as the women's physical-education teacher and coach at Tech High School for over 30 years. Barb loved teaching, sportsmanship and adventure, all of which flourished throughout her life.

Fri
01
Nov

Chimzar, Lucas A. "Luke", Age 89

CHIMZAR, Lucas A. "Luke", Age 89, of Woodbury, MN, formerly of Babbitt, MN.

Passed away peacefully at the New Perspective Senior Living on October 27, 2019. Luke was born to Luka and Katarina (Rehberger) Chimzar on October 18, 1930 in Ely, MN. He served in the US Army as a sergeant from 1953 to 1955. Luke worked at Reserve Mining Co. from 1955-1986 in Babbitt, MN. He married Dorothy Jane McBride on June 22, 1957 and was married for 31 years.

Luke was survived by his children, Paul (Linda) Chimzar of Woodbury, MN; Mary (Joe) Shaughnessy of Lindstrom, MN; and Cecilia (Mark) Cullum of Nashville, TN. His grandchildren, Ryan Chimzar (Christa Hahn) and Miranda Chimzar. His great-grandson, Jasper Chimzar and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Luka and Katarina Chimzar and his siblings, Joseph, Catherine, Julie (Mavetz) and Frank.

Fri
01
Nov

Jeanette Mattson, 90, of Virginia

Jeanette Mattson, 90, of Virginia died October 30, 2019 at the Boundary Waters Care Center in Ely, Minnesota.
She was born Nov 14, 1928, to Henry and Hilma Sipola, in Embarrass, Minnesota. On June 1, 1946, Jeanette married Robert Mattson and was happily married for 64 years. They lived in Embarrass, Grand Rapids, Virginia and Ely. They enjoyed their lake home at Eagles Nest Lake for over 35 years entertaining family, youth and friends before retiring to Virginia. An important part of Jean’s life was her family, cooking, serving, caretaking, hosting missionaries and prayer meetings. She was a wonderful homemaker, an avid reader and had a love for the Word.

Fri
01
Nov

Wolves’ upset bid falls short

by Tom Coombe
For the second time in as many years, Carlton stood in the way of Ely’ quest for a berth in the Section 7A finals.
But the top-seeded Bulldogs knew they were in for a battle Wednesday.
The defending Section 7A champions survived a first-game scare and a third-game hiccup while pulling out a 25-22. 25-11, 23-25, 25-18 victory at Hibbing’s Lincoln Gymnasium.
Ely, which finished 25-4, fell in the 7A semifinals to the Bulldogs just as it did in 2018, but the rematch was far more competitive than last year’s Carlton sweep.
The state-ranked Bulldogs (27-2), who haven’t lost to a 7A team in more than two years and hadn’t lost as much as a set since Sept. 20, were caught flat-footed early on as a revved-up Wolves team jumped out to a 13-8 lead on some big hits by junior McKenna Coughlin.
Carlton weathered the storm and rallied, setting the tone for the match.

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