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Fri
01
Mar

TIMBER SALE

The Shell Sale is located within T59N R12W Sect 1, 2, 11 and 12 and T59N R11W Sect 6, approximately 10 miles southeast of Babbitt, MN. The Forest Service will receive sealed bids in public at Ely, Minnesota at 1:00 PM local time on 04/02/2019 for an estimated volume of 366 CCF of Jack Pine sawtimber, 43 CCF of Paper Birch sawtimber, 81 CCF of Spruce sawtimber, 2611 CCF of Aspen pulpwood, 120 CCF of Balsam Fir pulpwood, 222 CCF of Maple pulpwood, 127 CCF of Pine pulpwood, 274 CCF of Paper Birch pulpwood, and 195 CCF of Spruce pulpwood marked or otherwise designated for cutting. In addition, there is within the sale area an unestimated volume of Softwood - Other green biomass cv, and Hardwood - Other green biomass cv that the bidder may agree to remove at a fixed rate. The Forest Service reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Interested parties may obtain a prospectus from the office listed below.

Fri
01
Mar

Ely centric - That's the Ely Echo!

Where's the One stop shop for job-seekers?
Who is Scheming and dreaming?
When is the Ice Out Contest beginning?
What Ely team was knocked out of playoffs?
What Ely team is heading for Florida debut?
How can you save $$ on an Echo subscription? Trade in your Saver!
See the special offer in this week’s Ely Echo - sent to all area homes!

Fri
01
Mar

GOOD NEIGHBOR = Ely Unsung Hero Gordy Franks

NEIGHBORS Gordon Franks and his wife Audrey are heroes for Cindy Nicholson (center). Photo by Cam Weisert

Cindy Nicholson nominated Washington Street neighbor Gordy Franks and they received this week’s prizes. Cindy wrote, “Even since I moved next door to Gordy, he has come over with his four wheeler/snow blower to move my snow. Even when I try to beat him to it I fail. He also uses his riding mower in the summer to mow my lawn. He’s seen me with my push mower and tells me he can do it faster as long as he is mowing his too. It’s been almost 20 years and I appreciate him as much now as I did at year one. He and Audrey are the best neighbors ever!”

Fri
01
Mar

Burst pipe soaks part of GEL

RAINING in the restaurant at Grand Ely Lodge following a water line break. Submitted photo.

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
01
Mar

A very windy WolfTrack Classic sled dog race

WINNER of the eight dog race at the WolfTrack Classic was Brian Bergen. Photo by Ruthanne Fenske

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
01
Mar

Legion Auxiliary awards essay winners

Ely American Legion Post 248 Auxiliary members Jeanne Zaverl and Patti Buffington presented Dairy Queen gift certificates to writing contest winners Tatum Bubrud, Ella Perish and Sabrah Hart.

Fri
01
Mar

Ending their season at the top

WINNING ELY SQUIRT TEAM at the 2019 Erik Marwick Memorial Tournament in Virginia. Kneeling (l-r): Nico Lenci, Owen Marolt, Cazimiro Carlson, Sean Merriman, Hunter Halbakken, Evan Leeson. Standing: Ozzie Anderson, Sylvia Shock, Jayden Zemke, Tyler Forsberg, Brayden Akins, Jon Schlosser, Brady Eaton, Ryland Sandy, Stig Majerus. Absent from photo: Lewey Powell. Coaches: Justin Zemke, Bill Forsberg, Joe Majerus, & Head Coach Nicole Carlson.

Fri
01
Mar

Richard “Dick” Mobilia, 78, of Ely dies

Richard (Dick) Angelo Mobilia, 78, died on Thursday, February 28, 2019 surrounded by his family at Chestnut Grove Assisted Living in Virginia, MN after nine months trying to overcome a traumatic brain injury.
Richard was born on February 7, 1941 in Ely, MN to Angelo and Angela (Miklaucic) Mobilia.
He married Karon (Coey) on May 30, 1964. He graduated from Ely Memorial High School in 1959, joining the Navy for four years, where he toured the Mediterranean on the USS Independence. Richard attended Eveleth Technical College obtaining a certificate in welding. He worked at Erie Mining/LTV Mining for 31 years before retiring in 1999. He served on the Ely City Council for four years. Richard enjoyed ice fishing, golf and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Thu
28
Feb

Lillian Seme, 97, of Ely, dies

Lillian Esther (Taapa) Seme, 97, of Ely, passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at the Boundary Waters Care Center in Ely. She was born in 1921 in Embarrass, the daughter of Charles and Mary Taapa.
In 1946 she married Anton Frank Seme and they had two sons: Anthony and Mark.
Lillian was an excellent wife, mother and homemaker, always putting her family first. She loved cooking and making potica, even on a wood range. Coming back to the woods gave her joy. She love the birds and critters, even bears and wolves although she did have to fend off a bear with a pistol once.
During WWII she was in Seattle, WA building B-17s and B-29s for the war effort. A true “Lil” the Riveter!

Wed
27
Feb

Fish house removal deadline looms

WHAT:
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Alexander Birdsall will be out on Lake Waconia reminding anglers about the upcoming deadline to remove their ice fishing shelters. In addition, he will remind them to do their part in keeping lakes clean by picking up trash, even if it doesn’t belong to them, and provide tips for removing shelters in light of the record-setting snow during February.

In the southern two-thirds of the state, structures must be off lakes by the end of the day Monday, March 4. For structures on lakes in the northern third of the state, the deadline is by the end of the day Monday, March 18.

WHEN:
Thursday, Feb. 28, 11:30 a.m.

WHERE:
In Towne Marina on Lake Waconia – 8 East Lake Street, Waconia, MN 55387.

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