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Sun
27
Jan

Rugged stretch on, off court; Illness, difficult foes form potent combination against Ely girls

by Tom Coombe -

Sat
26
Jan

Hook and Bullet Club by Nick Wognum

Father Brandon Moravitz gives a blessing to Ida Rukavina, daughter of the late Tom Rukavina during funeral services Saturday morning at Holy Spirit Church in Virginia. Former State Representative Tom Rukavina passed away Jan. 7. Photo by Mark Sauer, Mesabi Daily News.

Sat
26
Jan

Speed limit to climb on Highway 169

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
25
Jan

Working together works at the Fun Run

Year in and year out the Fun Run event has been successful at raising money for snowmobile trails in Ely, Babbitt and Tower.
But perhaps more importantly, the event is a blueprint of how the three communities can work together for the betterment of the area.
The event had 983 registrants this year, just behind last year’s record of just over 1,000. Temps were -35 Saturday morning, not exactly what someone would order up for an event that asks people to travel between the three communities.
Yet travel they did, some by snowmobile, many by car to Ely, Babbitt and Tower. At each community there were volunteers at the ready to assist with prize tickets and answer questions. Volunteers from three different communities working together.
By some accounts, close to 800 prizes were given away at the wrap-up party Saturday night at Fortune Bay Resort Casino. The Ely Echo’s Tom Coombe announced over 450 names without a break at the start of the night.

Fri
25
Jan

Ely’s Hometown Newspaper - Ely Echo is locally owned by folks who live here

You can tell who the hometown Elyites are - they're the ones volunteering and working to make the City of Ely and its environs survive - not just cold temperatures but also the sometimes harsh environment. Hundreds of prizes were donated by businesses to the Fun Run. Businesses which support local activities and welcome your patronage. That truly counts all year around. So say thanks to a volunteer and donator when you're out and about. They'll appreciate being recognized.

This issue of the Echo features hundreds of happy faces at the Fun Run.

Fri
25
Jan

Fun Run activities bring out the crowds

VOLUNTEERS Sara Archambault, Michele Richards, Marlene Zorman and Sam Zorman worked at the Grand Ely Lodge during the 2019 Fun Run event.
Photos galore in this week's Ely Echo of Fun Run activities across the north country.

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Fri
25
Jan

Enthusiasm for Ely Basketball team

FULL EXTENSION for Savannah Johnson of Ely’s high school dance team during their performance Tuesday night. Photos by Eric Sherman.

Fri
25
Jan

Ely Hoop Club takes teams to UMD

On January 12 the Ely Hoop Club took the boys and girls teams to UMD to watch both teams play. Pictured are: standingR: Jasiah Wigdahl, Trevor Mattson, Nils Deremee. Seated left: Pat Vanderbeek, Tim Moskalyk, Joey Bianco, Eric Omerza, Rylee Bishop, Eddie Prijatel, Brock Latourell, Bryce Fairchild. Seated center: Harry Simons, Will Davies, Erika Mattson, Finn Leisching, Collen Seliskar, Mason Davis, Reba Kissel, Jason Kerntz, Jacob Cochran, Taylor Gibney, Sarah Visser. Seated right: Katrina Seliskar, Brynn Vollom, Madeline Kallberg, Madison Rohr, Lily Tedrick, Elizabeth Omerza, Madeline Perry, Grace Latourell, Ande Visser. Submitted photo

Fri
25
Jan

Loons were focus of Tuesday group

LOON STATS AND STORIES were prevalent Tuesday at the Grand Ely Lodge when loon watcher Sherry Abts spoke during the weekly luncheon. Abts presented data showing where loons were observed in the Ely area this year, and she and others shared stories about loons and their travels, including loons that have traveled as far as Nova Scotia or to the southern United States. Photo by Tom Coombe

Fri
25
Jan

Northland 300 snowmobile ride braved cold temps

COLD TEMPS but the Special Olympics torch lighting was still held Thursday morning at Grand Ely Lodge for the start of the Northland 300 snowmobile ride. Photo by Nancy McReady.

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