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Fri
27
Aug

Pink Ribbon ATV Ride raises funds

Last Saturday was the Pink Ribbon ATV Ride from Ely to Babbitt and back on the Prospector Loop Trail System. It was a fundraiser to benefit Pink Ribbon Riders and the group raised $2,049. “We had a great group of people along for the ride and we had a fun time,” said organizer Penny Reedy. “Thank you to Prospector Loop ATV Trail System for your help planning and guiding, Babbitt ATV and Snowmobile Club for the use of your building, setting up and a donation, Zup’s of Ely for the cookies, Lindsey Keen for prizes, Nyman Excavating for the donation and everyone who participated!”

Fri
27
Aug

Football programs merge

by Nick Wognum
There will be no “Friday Night Lights” in Babbitt this fall, but an 11th-hour development will clear the way for Northeast Range students to play football this year nonetheless.
The Nighthawks’ season was suspended last week because of “drastically low numbers,” according to Northeast Range athletic director Aaron Donais.
Yet those Northeast Range athletes looking for a place to play have found one 15 minutes down the road from Babbitt.
With the blessing of the Minnesota State High School League as well as conference opponents, Ely and Northeast Range took steps early this week toward approval of a cooperative agreement.
It would allow Northeast Range athletes to suit up for the Ely Timberwolves, and as many as nine were expected to attend an Ely practice Wednesday.
“We’re making the best of what was a difficult situation,” said Donais. “And we’re looking forward to what this opportunity has to offer.”

Fri
27
Aug

POSITION OPENING Ely Public Schools Paraprofessional (2 positions)

POSITION OPENING
Ely Public Schools
Paraprofessional

Ely Public Schools is accepting applications for a Paraprofessional for the 2021-2022 school year; background check required.

Qualifications include:
• Associate’s Degree/equivalent or Para
Pro Certification
• Preferred experience working with
school age children
• Evidence of ability to work cooperatively
and communicate effectively in a
collaborative setting.

Application and full job description is available at: www.ely.k12.mn.us

A complete application must include the following:
• District Application
• Resume
• College Transcripts
• 2 letters of recommendation

Return materials to: Ely Public Schools,
Attn: Superintendent, 600 E. Harvey St., Ely, MN 55731 or email mwognum@ely.k12.mn.us

Fri
20
Aug

From the miscellaneous drawer by Anne Swenson

Recently one of my mentors died. Since I didn’t grow up in this area, I relied on several people to inform me and tell me of the background and people of the area.
Mentor Pete Davis was special. A former World War II survivor, he and his wife, Mary had lived in Duluth while he worked for Minnesota Power, and they retired to Eagles Nest 3.
It’s been so many years ago that my memory has dimmed. What pricked at it was the famous quote about Ely and its many bars and taverns. A religious well known evangelist was quoted as saying: “The only difference between Ely and Hell is that Ely has a train running through it.”

Fri
20
Aug

LETTER: …the woods are the home of Bigfoot

Editor,
Now that we have the insane wolf hunting stopped, what about adopting a sane policy regarding the unnecessary bear hunting season?
And while we’re at it we might take notice of the beauty of our woods and lakes and rivers while they’re still here, because don’t look now, but Mr. Peabody’s big trucks are hauling it away, every day. Logging should be limited at the very least. It is not right for some to become rich by destroying a natural resource that rightly belongs to all of us.
Speaking of the woods ... the woods are the home of Bigfoot, Sasquatch, all around us. I know it’s true and so do many of our friends and neighbors. They are not apes, animals. They are some sort of human, and their home is the woods, the woods we are destroying every day.

Fri
20
Aug

SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No. 69VI-PR-21-113

STATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF ST. LOUIS

DISTRICT COURT
SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
PROBATE DIVISION
Court File No. 69VI-PR-21-113

In Re:
Estate of Bradley Thomas Blazevic
aka, Bradley T. Blazevic
Decedent

NOTICE AND ORDER FOR HEARING ON PETITION FOR FORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Fri
20
Aug

DISTRICT COURT SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No. 69VI-PR-21-123 In Re: Estate of Jack David Johnson

STATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF ST. LOUIS

DISTRICT COURT
SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Court File No. 69VI-PR-21-123

In Re:
Estate of Jack David Johnson
a/k/a Jack D. Johnson
a/k/a Jack Johnson
Decedent

NOTICE OF AND ORDER FOR HEARING ON PETITION FOR DETERMINATION OF DESCENT

Fri
20
Aug

POSITION OPENING Ely Public Schools Paraprofessional (2 positions)

POSITION OPENING
Ely Public Schools
Paraprofessional (2 positions)

Ely Public Schools is accepting applications for a Paraprofessional for the 2021-2022 school year; background check required.

Qualifications include:
• Associate’s Degree/equivalent or Para
Pro Certification
• Preferred experience working with
school age children
• Evidence of ability to work cooperatively
and communicate effectively in a
collaborative setting.

Application and full job description is available at: www.ely.k12.mn.us

A complete application must include the following:
• District Application
• Resume
• College Transcripts
• 2 letters of recommendation

Return materials to: Ely Public Schools, Attn: Superintendent, 600 E. Harvey St., Ely, MN 55731 or email mwognum@ely.k12.mn.us

Fri
20
Aug

Regular Meeting Ely City Council – City Hall, Council Chambers August 3, 2021

Regular Meeting
Ely City Council – City Hall,
Council Chambers
August 3, 2021

1. CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Novak called the meeting to order at 5:30pm

2. PRESENT: Council Members: A.Forsman, Kess, Debeltz, Omerza, Callen, Campbell, and Mayor Novak
ABSENT: None
ALSO PRESENT: EUC Commissioners Wilmunen, Nikkola, Colarich, and Richards

3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Callen/Campbell moved to approve the minutes from the Public hearing on July 20, 2021 and the July 20, 2021 Regular Council Meeting. Motion Carried Unanimously.

4. ADDITIONS OR OMISSIONS TO AGENDA
A. Addition 9.A Recognition for Mayor Novak
B. Addition 10.C Thank You from the Eastern Area Incident Management Team
Additions A & B added without objection.

Fri
20
Aug

VCC players get familiar with Ely, each other, in training camp

by Tom Coombe
They come from differing backgrounds, divergent academic interests and various states.
They share some goals but their experiences vary.
Some are seeing Ely for the first time while others have been here before.
Yet over the course of a month, they’re coming together with a common purpose: to return Vermilion Community College football to its former glory.
Since early-August, roughly 50 players have practiced together and competed against each other as the Ironmen return to the gridiron this fall for the first time in two seasons with a new coaching staff and an almost entirely new roster.
Terrence Isaac, a star receiver for the Vermilion on a pair of state championship team in the mid-1990s, has returned to Ely as the Ironmen’s new head coach.
He has already made a difference, according to a player who was on campus a year ago.

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