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13
Dec

Broadband, roads and taxes at Morse

The Morse town board discussed broadband at its regular meeting Tuesday night.
Morse approved a potential project that would involve the Town of Fall Lake in approaching Zito Media to expand services in the two townships.
Morse supervisor Terry Soderberg reached out to Zito Media in Pennsylvania after the partnership with Frontier was unable to get IRRRB funding.
Morse had put up $100,000, along with $200,000 from Frontier and an application was put in to IRRRB for $300,000 in funding.
But due to problems Frontier has with the state PUC the request was denied.
Soderberg said the only other partner is Zito Media that has fiber and conduit in the ground in the Ely area.
The board will have clerk Nick Wognum put together a project proposal in coordination with Fall Lake and Zito.
The board discussed the property tax statements sent out recently by St. Louis County that included the wrong phone number.

Fri
13
Dec

Recycling center move now complete

by Tom Coombe
Ely’s recycling center is now open at a new location, and around the clock.
A move announced earlier this year was completed this week, with the dropoff point for recyclables now located adjacent to the softball complex on Ely’s east end.
And in new twist, the city of Ely announced Thursday that the recycling area would be open 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
That’s in contrast to the last several years, when the recycling area was open only during posted hours.
Several recycling bins have been moved east, following the closure of the old recycling area on the west entrance to town.
The move was prompted by the development of Ely’s trailhead project and a move that will extend Fifth Avenue West from Highway 169 to the Ely hospital campus.

Thu
12
Dec

Joyce Carlson

Joyce Carlson, Lake Havasu City, Arizona resident, passes away on November 29, 2019 at the age of 90.
Her daughters, Nicki Marines and Peggi Maki, lived with and cared for her since the passing of her devoted husband, Bernard Carlson, on July 4, 2011. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Gladys Anderson and her brother, Donald Anderson.
The last year, battling Alzheimer’s disease, was under the loving care of Casa Grande Assisted Living Home and Beacon of Hope Hospice, where her daughters visited daily. She is also survived by her step-children Lynne and Gay Carlson of Arizona, 8 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Joyce was born and raised in Ely, Minnesota where she graduated from Ely Memorial High School and was a majorette in the Drum and Bugle Corp Marching Band. She worked in administration at Vermilion Community College.

Thu
12
Dec

ESTATE OF Lucille Ann Brula

STATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF ST. LOUIS
AMENDED
DISTRICT COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Court File No. 69VI-PR-19-139

ESTATE OF
Lucille Ann Brula,
a/k/a Lucille A. Brula,
Decedent

NOTICE AND ORDER FOR HEARING ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION OF INTESTACY, DETERMINATION OF HEIRSHIP, APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Wed
11
Dec

Motor permits fuel passion

by Tom Coombe
The Ely council chambers was filled Tuesday by those who say disabled veterans deserve special access to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
An aide to U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber and Kawishiwi District Ranger Gus Smith heard those appeals during a town hall meeting called by those taking up the cause.
They cited existing federal law and the difficulties associated with obtaining permits to make the case that the government should set aside day use motor permits - through the Moose Lake Chain and Basswood Lake - for disabled veterans.
Gerald Tyler, commander of Ely American Legion Post 248 and one of the organizers of the session, suggested legislation to set aside 10 percent of the day use permits for disabled veterans, while others - including Ely area veteran Bill Erzar - said the government should increase day use permits by 10 percent to accommodate veterans.

Wed
11
Dec

Margaret Glinsek, 98, of Ely

Margaret Katherine Glinsek, 98, of Ely, passed away on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at the Boundary Waters Care Center in Ely.
Margaret was born September 10, 1921 in Ely, Minnesota to John and Katherine (Valentich) Sotlich.
She loved her children and was a great mother. She enjoyed her winters in Hawaii.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Stanley, son David; two brothers, John and Joe; three sisters, Katherine, Mary and infant sister Nan.
She is survived by her son Patrick (Shirley) Glinsek of Ely, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

Sun
08
Dec

Franklin “Frank” Preshiren, 72

Franklin “Frank” Preshiren, 72, of Hoyt Lakes died on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at his home.

Fri
06
Dec

POSITION OPENING ELY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Long Term Substitute 1.0 FTE Elementary Teacher

Starting approximately January 31, 2020 through March 27, 2020. Salary and fringes as per Master Agreement between ISD #696 and the Ely Education Association and School Board policy. Include district application, resume’, transcripts, letters of recommendation and current Minnesota teaching license; background check required. Application available at www.ely.k12.mn.us, or at the District Office, 2nd floor of the Memorial Building; return materials to: Ely Public Schools, Attn: Superintendent, 600 E. Harvey St., Ely, MN 55731. Application review to being January 3, 2020; open until filled.

Fri
06
Dec

POSITION OPENING ELY PUBLIC SCHOOLS PARAPROFESSIONAL

PLACE OF WORK: District; RATE OF PAY: $16.08/hr.; HOURS: 6.5 hours/day, 5 days/week, student contact days; QUALIFICATIONS: AA Degree or two years of college required. Include district application and transcripts; background check required. Application (non-licensed) available at www.ely.k12.mn.us or in the District Office. Send materials to: ISD #696, Attn: Superintendent, 600 E. Harvey St., Ely, MN 55731. Deadline for application: Tuesday, December 17, 2019.

Fri
06
Dec

Lake County seeks an independent contractor to provide winter maintenance services

Lake County seeks an independent contractor to provide winter maintenance services from December 21, 2019 through February 23, 2020 for approximately 37 miles of county highways in the Fall Lake Township area. Please contact the Lake County Highway Department, 218-834-8380, for Request for Proposals details. Proposals must be submitted to the Lake County Highway Department no later than 1:00 pm, December 13, 2019.

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