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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.

Tue
26
Feb

MOTHER DIES: Susan Marie (Crawford) Morgan, 65

Susan Marie (Crawford) Morgan, 65, passed away on February 25, 2019. Her final calling to God was at Kindred Hospital, with her husband Dwight by her side.
Sue was born in Stoughton, WI on June 7, 1953, to Richard Crawford and Barb (Mattson) Crawford Johnson, both of whom resided in Schroeder, MN.
Sue lived life to the fullest, loved her family and many friends. She moved to Kentucky in July of 1999, with support and some protest of her family. It was the hardest decision she had to make, but later found out that it was the correct decision. This is where she wanted and needed to be. It was God’s calling for her.
She enjoyed cooking and raising her farm animals; especially the miniature goats, pigs and horses, with her husband Dwight on their farm in Leitchfield, KY. Smiles and happiness proliferated with her in helping deliver the baby animals and caring for them.

Mon
25
Feb

Sunday’s wind, snow and cold challenge northerners

HIGH WINDS, gusting to 50 miles per hour, caused havoc in the bird world as this shot by Randall Greiner of grounded ravens during Sunday’s winds shows. Slush on lakes caused havoc for snowmobilers, trapping some in the drastic conditions of cold and wind chills in the extreme, also challenging rescue crews.

Mon
25
Feb

Clay Reeves, 66, of Babbitt, dies

Clay Reeves, 66, of Babbitt, passed away on Friday, February 22, 2019 at his residence. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

Mon
25
Feb

Morse, Ely win national election award for training students, veterans as election judges

The Town of Morse and the City of Ely were announced as a 2018 Clearinghouse award winner by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.
The award was in the category of Recruiting, Training and Retaining Election Workers. The awards, also known as the Clearies, provide election offices across America an opportunity to share their innovative efforts and celebrate successes.
The Clearies play an important role in furthering the EAC’s responsibilities under the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA). Under that act, the EAC serves as a clearinghouse for election administration information.
The award was for the Town of Morse and the City of Ely partnering with the nonprofit Walking Civics on a program that connected high school students and veterans to serve at the polls together on Election Day.

Mon
25
Feb

Council Task Group Minutes - February 8th, 2019

Council Task Group Minutes - February 8th, 2019
Mayor’s Conference Room City Hall
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called by unanimous action of the Council to form a task group to investigate both bids received for the legal publication for 2019, The task group was selected by Mayor Novak to include three City Councilors, the City Attorney and the Clerk.
PRESENT: Council members A.Forsman, Paul Kess, Heidi Omerza via phone
ALSO PRESENT: City of Ely Clerk/Treasurer Harold R Langowski, City of Ely Attorney Kelly Klun

Sun
24
Feb

Council dug its own grave

The Ely city council backed itself into a corner by begging a Tower newspaper to bid on printing the city legals. Despite our best attempts to bail them out of their initial mistake, five members of the council plodded ahead like lambs to the slaughter.
What this issue is really about is who is serving the community as a business and who is operating out of a residence. The Ely Echo meets all of the legal qualification as an official newspaper. We have a known office of issue at 15 East Chapman Street.
Our employees come to work there, our customers stop in to place ads, renew their subscriptions, have photos made or order printing products. Twice a year we send a check to St. Louis County to pay our commercial property taxes. We support numerous organizations and events, because people know where to find us and they know we’ll do our best to help them out.

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